Matias Vangsnes

Internet, communication and the concept of open source

Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at desktop Linux standard bearer

Collected October 21st, 2014 by matias

The year of the Linux desktop is here! No, the Linux desktop is dead! Tech pundits differ, to say the least, on a lot of topics in the world of free and open-source software, but it’s inarguable that Ubuntu has been the most influential Linux desktop distribution of the past decade. On the occasion of [...]

Burlington Ubuntu Grandwomen host cabaret night for Stephen Lewis Foundation

Collected October 20th, 2014 by matias

The Burlington Ubuntu Grandwomen will host Come to the Cabaret with the Mike Malone Quintet on Friday, Nov. 14 beginning at 8 p.m. at St. Christopher’s Church. Malone is a trumpet player, composer and arranger and has been part of the Canadian jazz music scene since the early 1970s. Malone is also on the jazz [...]

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet due in 2015

Collected October 20th, 2014 by matias

Canonical plans to release Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn on Friday, October 25th. The following week work will begin on the next major update to the open source operating system. Founder Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Ubuntu 15.04 will be code-named Vivid Vervet. It’s scheduled to arrive at the end of April, 2015. Vervet Monkey photo [...]

The new gTLD aftermarket has arrived

Collected October 20th, 2014 by matias

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) launched the application process for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) in January 2012. The new gTLD programme will result in an unprecedented expansion of the Domain Name System from the existing 22 TLDs, such as ‘.com’ and ‘.org’, to over 1,400 TLDs. While ICANN’s new gTLD [...]

It has been 10 years since Ubuntu 4.10. Happy Birthday Ubuntu!

Collected October 20th, 2014 by matias

Success of a Linux distribution can’t be guaranteed even after quite a few releases, but in case of Ubuntu Mark Shuttleworth had something that no one had to offer. 10 years have passed since Mark Shuttleworth released Ubuntu 4.10 “Warthy Warthog” on October 20, 2004 and it is hard to believe that Canonical is getting [...]

Let Oscar learn true ubuntu in prison

Collected October 20th, 2014 by matias

Reuters Oscar Pistorius speaks on his cellphone as he leaves after the first day of his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on October 13, 2014. Picture: Mike Hutchings Judge Masipa shouldn’t be fooled by Roux’s attempt to pull a fast one, writes Eusebius McKaiser. The Oscar Pistorius murder trial has been [...]

Oscar Pistorius should either get 10 years in jail or `ubuntu` and restorative …

Collected October 19th, 2014 by matias

Oscar Pistorius Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius’ sentencing hearing going on in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria heard on Friday that the double amputee athlete should either get 10 years in jail or house arrest and community service. Presenting closing arguments for sentencing Pistorius’ defence lawyer Barry Roux called for the principles of ubuntu [...]

Ubuntu or 10 years for Oscar

Collected October 19th, 2014 by matias

Pretoria – Oscar Pistorius should get either 10 years in jail or house arrest and community service, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria heard on Friday. Presenting closing arguments for sentencing, Barry Roux, for the Paralympic athlete, called for the principles of ubuntu and restorative justice to be applied to the case. “Serious regard [...]

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Plays Carnegie Hall’s UBUNTU Festival Concert …

Collected October 18th, 2014 by matias

Carnegie Hall announced artist updates for two upcoming concerts in its month-long festival UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa. Ladysmith Black Mambazo regrets to announce that Paul Simon will not be able to perform at its concert Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Friends tonight, October 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. [...]

Ubuntu, or 10 years for Oscar?

Collected October 17th, 2014 by matias

SAPA Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is seen at the high court in Pretoria . Pistorius was earlier this year convicted of culpable homicide for the Valentine’s Day 2013 shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his Pretoria townhouse. The court found him not guilty of murdering Steenkamp. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA/Pool Pretoria – Oscar Pistorius should get [...]

Singapore Government on alert for Bash aka Shellshock bug threat

Collected October 17th, 2014 by matias

SINGAPORE: The possible risk of cybercriminals exploiting a vulnerability in the GNU Bourne Again Shell, also known as Bash bug, or Shellshock, is being closely monitored by local IT regulator the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). Responding to a query by Channel NewsAsia, a spokesperson said on Friday (Sep 26) that IDA is “aware” [...]

CloudFlare Announces Free SSL Support For All Customers

Collected October 17th, 2014 by matias

Z80xxc! writes: CloudFlare, a cloud service that sits between websites and the internet to provide a CDN, DDOS and other attack prevention, speed optimization, and other services announced today that SSL will now be supported for all customers, including free customers. This will add SSL support to approximately 2 million previously unprotected websites. Previously SSL [...]

Nginx Celebrates 10 Years Of Transforming The Internet

Collected October 16th, 2014 by matias

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Nginx, Inc., the high performance web acceleration company, today announced several Nginx milestones that are driving the modern computing era. First, this month marks the 10th anniversary of the first release of NGINX open source, the technology platform that is transforming the Internet, making it faster, more scalable, [...]

.Club Leads All New gTLD’s In Number of Sites In Alexa Top 1 Million

Collected October 16th, 2014 by matias

According to Namestat.org  which is tracking the number of websites in the Alexa Top Million, based on the Namestat.org data on October 8th, 2014, .CLUB has more sites in the Alexa Top Million than any other new domain extension. If you calculate the number of sites in the Alexa Top Million for each of the [...]

The Ubuntu release cycle and what it means for aging hardware

Collected October 16th, 2014 by matias

Since the upcoming release of Ubuntu 14.10 is drawing near, I’ve been getting a number of questions from readers asking for an explanation about the Ubuntu release cycle and what it means to aging hardware. Very good questions, all. Why? First and foremost, there’s been a drawn out kerfuffle with the state of Ubuntu releases. [...]

What the new GTLD roll out means

Collected October 16th, 2014 by matias

World OutGames Miami launches crowdfunding effort What the new GTLD roll out means  1 More Image California based ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the not-for-profit governing body that authorizes domain extensions, has announced a new set of 1,300 strings of extensions that will available for use in the years to come on [...]

Rightside Launching 11 More New gTLD’s This Year

Collected October 16th, 2014 by matias

Rightside Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq:NAME), announced today it will launch 11 additional Top Level Domains (TLDs) by the end of 2014, bringing its in-market portfolio to 28. Next week, members of the armed forces, as well as military families, supporters, and veterans, can begin registering .ARMY, .NAVY, .AIRFORCE, and .VET web addresses. Launch activities will include [...]

Paul Simon dropped off UBUNTU Fest; Ezra Koenig & Laura Mvula added

Collected October 16th, 2014 by matias

Ezra Koenig w/ Vampire Weekend in Chicago (more by James Richards IV) Some good and bad news regarding the ongoing UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa festival in NYC. Paul Simon, who was supposed to join Ladysmith Black Mambazo at their Carnegie Hall show this Saturday (10/18), has unfortunately dropped off. The show will [...]

CloudSigma Joins Short List of Canonical-Certified Ubuntu Cloud Providers

Collected October 15th, 2014 by matias

CloudSigma is now one of the handful of Canonical-certified Ubuntu cloud providers. The certification means that Canonical has validated CloudSigma, and that the company’s Ubuntu server guest images have been optimized. CloudSigma offers SSD storage and lets users define storage topologies on its cloud. It touts flexibility in resource provisioning as a major benefit. CloudSigma [...]

DNPric.es: There have been Over $1 Million In New gTLD Domain Name Sales

Collected October 15th, 2014 by matias

According to domain price research site DNPric.es there have been over $1 million in new gtld sales since the new gTLD launched in February. According to DNPric.es there have been 247 domain name sales in 58 New TLDs Totalling $1,016,987.12. I did not see a breakdown of EAP, Premium registry auction sales and/or whether these [...]

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