Matias Vangsnes

Internet, communication and the concept of open source

Serve websites with Nginx

Collected November 22nd, 2014 by matias

Nov 21, 2014, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s]) Nginx (pronounced Engine X) is a web server developed in Russia by Igor Sysoev back in 2002. In this article you will learn how to install and run Nginx on a Linux machine, how to configure it and how to install and use Joomla with Nginx. The first two [...]

Imp mini PC is a tiny, ARM-based Ubuntu computer

Collected November 21st, 2014 by matias

Want a small, low-power desktop computer that runs Ubuntu Linux, but don’t want to go through the hassle of installing and configuring the operating system yourself? A company called Imp wants to deliver a tiny desktop with an ARM-based CPU, 2GB of RAM, and open source software. They’re launching a crowdfunding campaign to fund the project [...]

We reveal how to install Ubuntu, the free open-source OS, on your laptop or PC

Collected November 21st, 2014 by matias

Ubuntu has branded itself as the friendly face of Linux, and this focus on accessibility extends to the setup. The OS is remarkably easy to find, download and install, and during the past few versions Canonical has done sterling work in streamlining the process and making it easier to handle. See also: Getting Started with [...]

Facebook's alternative PHP engine attracts Web service providers

Collected November 21st, 2014 by matias

Some fairly large Internet services are pressing into production Facebook’s open-source PHP runtime engine after being impressed with the performance metrics for the alternative to the ubiquitous open-source PHP package used across the Web. WordPress hosting site WP Engine has found that the Facebook HipHip Virtual Machine (HHVM) executes PHP commands 5.6 times faster than [...]

1st Day New gTLD Totals: .Top 10298; .Quebec 4902: .ENGINEER 523

Collected November 20th, 2014 by matias

We have numbers for the three new gTLD’s that launched this week. .Top which launched on the November 18th has according to ntldstats.com 10,298 domains registered. The registry for .Top is “Jiangsu Bangning Science Technology Co.,Ltd.” which is also the backend for the extension and is also a  domain name registrar Out of the 10,298 [...]

How to install Ubuntu: run Linux on your laptop or PC

Collected November 20th, 2014 by matias

Ubuntu has branded itself as the friendly face of Linux, and this focus on accessibility extends to the setup. The OS is remarkably easy to find, download and install, and during the past few versions Canonical has done sterling work in streamlining the process and making it easier to handle. See also: Getting Started with [...]

Breaking down new gTLDs by the numbers

Collected November 20th, 2014 by matias

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names continues to be sluggish in delegating new gTLDs this month, delegating no new gTLDs since our last post. But ICANN has made a dent this year in the 1,930 gTLD applications submitted, delegating 432 new gTLDs to date. Of those 1,930 applications, 1,157 are proceeding through the new [...]

Ubuntu MATE is a heavyweight among the lightweight distributions

Collected November 20th, 2014 by matias

What kind of operating system would you run on your PC? One that hogs resources leaving you with just enough to do your work or one that ‘glides’ over the resources leaving almost everything for you to use? I would certainly choose the latter. And if I ran a business, where a penny saved is [...]

Linux Tablet Developer Crowdfunds Mobile App Tools for Ubuntu, Android, iOS

Collected November 19th, 2014 by matias

An outfit called the Demski Group has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support development of MAGE, a platform for building mobile apps without having to write code. On its own, that would not be interesting news—there’s plenty of similar stuff out there already—but what makes it noteworthy is Demski Group is the same company is [...]

4 ways Docker is remaking Linux

Collected November 19th, 2014 by matias

Trending: App Dev Cloud Data Center Mobile Open Source Security Deep Dives Reviews Resources/White Papers infoworld Application Development All Application Development C# C++ Google Go Java JavaScript Node.js Python Applications All Applications Collaboration Software Mobile Apps Office Software Web Browsers Big Data All Big Data Analytics Hadoop NoSQL Business Intelligence Cloud Computing All Cloud Computing [...]

Aruba Becomes Official Registry For .Cloud gTLD

Collected November 18th, 2014 by matias

The much anticipated global top level domain .cloud has found itself an official registrar in Aruba. The Italian internet services provider made its name in web hosting and email hosting before it began selling cloud services. Since Aruba’s has begun focusing more cloud, the company has become an immensely popular resource European businesses wanting to [...]

Java Rock Stars James Gosling and Bruno Souza Jump Aboard the Jelastic Train

Collected November 18th, 2014 by matias

By having James Gosling and Bruno Souza on board, Jelastic is gaining even more in-depth coverage and analysis of Java features on our always transforming and improving platform. Palo Alto, Calif., (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 Jelastic, Inc., the first company that combined Unlimited PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) in one solution announced today that James [...]

EFF, Mozilla back new certificate authority that will offer free SSL certificates

Collected November 18th, 2014 by matias

A new organization supported by Mozilla, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others is working to set up a new certificate authority (CA) that will provide website owners with free SSL/TLS certificates. The new CA will be called Let’s Encrypt and is expected to become operational in the second quarter of next year. It will be [...]

TLD Registry Wins Best Marketing Award at China New gTLD Roadshow

Collected November 17th, 2014 by matias

On Thursday November 13, in the closing minutes of the final day of Brandma’s China New gTLD Roadshow, we were surprised and delighted to be awarded with the Best Marketing by a New gTLD trophy for 2014. In the presentation, in China’s domain name capital of Xiamen, Brandma CEO and ICANN board member Ching Chiao [...]

Godaddy Becomes 1st Domain Registrar To Top 500000 New gTLD Registrations

Collected November 17th, 2014 by matias

According to ntldstats.com, Godaddy.com has become the first domain name registration to have registered more than 500,000 domain names. Godaddy has 500,091 new gTLD domain names under registration, 100,000 more than the second closest domain registrar, Network Solution which topped the 400,000 domain mark although around 377K of the 400,000 Network Solutions domain names were [...]

Following Macaulay Culkin hoax, research examines media gTLD registration …

Collected November 17th, 2014 by matias

Tim Lince A brand-hijacked website using the new gTLD string ‘.website’ went viral last week with a hoax news report about the ‘death of Macaulay Culkin’. The hoax spread, in part, because of the authentic-looking ‘msnbc.website’ domain, which convinced over 6 million users to share the fake article across a seven-day span. This issue highlights [...]

NGINX Turns 10, Usage Up 400% In The Last 4 Years

Collected November 16th, 2014 by matias

Oct 17, 2014, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s]) Over the last twelve months, NGINX adoption grew 54 percent, the company tells me, with a 41% market share among the top 10,000 busiest websites. Over the last four years, NGINX adoption grew 400% in total, the company tells me. Those are impressive stats, but what’s maybe even more [...]

.Realtor: Is it The Best Example Of How Slow End User Adoption Of New gTLD …

Collected November 15th, 2014 by matias

The National Association of Realtors launched .Realtor about 3 weeks ago on October 23rd To date there have been less than 85,000 .Realtor domain names registered. The good news is that the extension has by far the lowest rate of parked domains with just over 1% of all .Realtor domain names being parked.  According to [...]

PIR Operator Of .Org Reveals Its OnGood Campaign For The New gTLD’s .NGO …

Collected November 14th, 2014 by matias

Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org extension, today unveiled “OnGood” – the new brand identity for the upcoming  .ngo .ong domain extensions along with their accompanying suite of services. Set to launch in early 2015, OnGood is an online community designed with and for NGOs and nonprofits worldwide, providing them with a [...]

ICANN clears way for release of new gTLD two-character domain names

Collected November 14th, 2014 by matias

On October 16 2014 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) voted to “implement an efficient procedure” for the release of two-character domain names by new gTLD registries. These registries had previously been obliged to withhold such domain names pursuant to the New gTLD Registry Agreement in order to avoid potential security and [...]

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