Matias Vangsnes

Internet, communication and the concept of open source

Registry For New gTLD IDN .网络 (Network) Registers & Reserves Over 23K …

Collected August 22nd, 2014 by matias

A new gTLD IDN .网络 which means network in Chinese (xn--io0a7i) registered and reserved over 23,500 domain names yesterday increasing the overall number of new gTLD registered to 1.96 million according to The registry of the IDN new gTLD is Computer Network Information Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China Internet Network Information Center) [...]

This Weeks New gTLD 1st Day Totals: .Haus 1261; .Tax 1135; .Cash 1026 …

Collected August 22nd, 2014 by matias

The zone files for the new gTLDs that launched on Wednesday updated later than usual this week, here are the 1st day totals for the new gTLD’s that launched this week. The totals include domain names registered in the Sunrise period by trademark holders as well as those registered in the Early Access Program (EAP) [...]

API Strategy & Practice Conference Announces Upcoming Chicago Gold Sponsors, Keynotes, and Workshops

Collected August 22nd, 2014 by matias

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 The API Strategy Practice Conference today announced Gold Sponsors, keynote speakers, and more detail on workshops for upcoming Chicago APIs Going Mainstream September 24-26, 2014. The workshops, now available for signup, include sessions based on API experience level, and range in content from introduction to APIs to the [...]

Rugged mini-PCs have four gigabit ports, run Ubuntu

Collected August 22nd, 2014 by matias

0113 has launched four rugged mini-PCs based on 3rd Gen. Intel Core CPUs, featuring four gigabit ports, Ubuntu, and optional PCI and PCIe expansion. The four new LPC480x models are the latest members of the Little PC family of mini-PCs from (formerly Stealth Computer), which include the circa-2011, Intel Atom D525 based LPC-125LPM. [...]

The Linux desktop-a-week review: Ubuntu Unity

Collected August 21st, 2014 by matias

Ubuntu was my Linux distro of choice for a couple of years. I loved it. Sure, the old “everything is Orange and Brown” color scheme made my eyeballs want to go all hari-kari. But, other than that, life in Ubuntu was pretty good. Then Unity happened. When Canonical decided that Ubuntu would no longer sport [...]

VMware Hybrid Now Available In Ubuntu Flavors

Collected August 21st, 2014 by matias

Yesterday the news came, in advance of VMware’s annual US conference (disclosure, VMware VMware is covering my travel and expenses to attend VMworld) that the VMware hybrid cloud service, vCHS, is changing its name. The unfortunately titled v-Cheese is no longer, replaced by the very Apple-like vCloud Air. Different name, same value proposition – that of [...]

South Africa offers £10000 marketing deal in revamped Ubuntu Awards

Collected August 21st, 2014 by matias

21 August 2014 South African Tourism (SAT) is offering travel agents and tour operators the opportunity to win £10,000 of marketing budget in its revamped Ubuntu Awards. The awards are open to any agent or operator that does not already have a Joint Marketing Agreement (JMA) with SAT for the financial year 2014-15. The judging [...]

Kuboshwe obezigcinele ubuntu bamadoda

Collected August 21st, 2014 by matias

2014-08-21 12:30 Slavonski Brod – Kuboshwe owesilisa oneminyaka engu-52 ubudala eCroatia, edolobheni laseSlavonski Brod ngezinsolo zokweba izitho zabantu. Amaphoyisa endawo agasele endlini yomsolwa afike athola inqwaba yobuntu bamadoda bufakwe emanzini enohlobo oluthile kwegesi. Lawo manzi kuthiwa avikela ukuba izitho zabantu zingaboli. Njengoba engunesi, umsolwa kulula ukuba angene emakhazeni esibhedlela okuyilapho amaphoyisa akholelwa ukuthi wayefike anqume khona [...]

Building Virtual Networks in the Public Cloud

Collected August 21st, 2014 by matias

by Ryan Koop In the past, anyone who wanted to run additional network services like Nginx, HAproxy, or Snort in the public cloud had to use additional virtual machines (VMs). Additional VMs mean more runtime fees and a more complex network topology to manage. That’s history. Network function virtualization (NFV) can help enterprises solve real-life [...]

.XYZ Claims Its The Most Used New gTLD Extension

Collected August 21st, 2014 by matias

In a blog post Daniel Negari the CEO of the .XYZ registry claims that .XYZ its the most used new gTLD extension. The post uses the numbers furnished by that we disclosed  in our post the other day that looks at the percentage of registered new gTLD domain names that are parked by extension. “”Let’s [...]

Ecommerce Platform WebLinc Grabs $6 Million in Series A Funding

Collected August 20th, 2014 by matias

Ecommerce platform provider WebLinc has raised $6 million in Series A financing from Safeguard Scientifics to help fund the development of new features for its platform. The funding will also be used to onboard third-party integration partners and expand its sales and marketing teams. With offices in New York and Philadelphia, WebLinc’s ecommerce platform powers [...]

‘Ubuntu’ gives hope to society

Collected August 20th, 2014 by matias

‘Ubuntu’ gives hope to society Jim Wallis says despite grim news and broken politics, there is hope in the form of “Ubuntu”. Email Print Tweet JOHANNESBURG – Reverend Jim Wallis, spiritual advisor to US President Barack Obama, says amidst grim news and broken politics, there is hope for society in the form of the common [...]

Ubuntu + Performance

Collected August 20th, 2014 by matias

The OS is not as relevant as you think here.   The primary arbiter of graphics performance (which I’m assuming is your concern because you posted in the OpenGL forum) is not the OS, but rather the graphics hardware and it’s driver. Ok, now you bring up another good point, which I probably should have [...]

420K ICANN Collision New gTLD Domains Start The Process of Being Freed As …

Collected August 20th, 2014 by matias

There are a ton of new gTLD’s being “registered” today. Many readers have written and commented about the volume of domain “registered” today and that these registrations may screw up the  new gTLD stats when the zone files update tomorrow. However the vast majority are domain names on the ICANN Collision list and appears to [...]

@CloudExpo | Easily Boost Your Web Application Using nginx [@CompuwareAPM]

Collected August 20th, 2014 by matias

More and more Web sites and applications are being moved from Apache to nginx. While Apache is still the number one HTTP server with more than 60% on active Web sites, nginx has now taken over 2nd place in the ranking and relegated Microsoft’s IIS to 3rd place. Among the top 10.000 Web sites nginx [...]

Leading This Weeks New gTLD’s .Fund, Here Are The Taken Domains

Collected August 18th, 2014 by matias

According to,  .Fund is leading the other new gTLD’s that go launch into general availability on Wednesday which includes .investments, .Cash and.Tax in terms of domain registrations through Sunrise and EAP Here are some of the more interesting .Fund registrations taken in the Sunrise period by trademark holders and through the Early Access Program [...]

ntldstats: 80% Of All New gTLD’s Are Parked & Has Stats For Each Extension …

Collected August 18th, 2014 by matias, has added parking stats to its system, both overall and by each new gTLD extension. Overall ntldstats says that just over 80% of all new gTLD domain names are parked. Last week Verisign announced as of June 29th only 3% of all new gTLD resolved to “business websites”  which I assume by definition excludes [...]

Ubuntu Education Fund partners with Experian

Collected August 18th, 2014 by matias

Ubuntu Education Fund (Ubuntu) received a donation of $15,000 from Experian to kick-start the partnership. Experian is partnering with Ubuntu because of its established relationships within the region that will ensure supplies reach children quickly and efficiently to achieve maximum results. “For 15 years, Ubuntu has worked to create an environment where the children of [...]

Ubuntu Touch RTM Version to get Released Soon by Canonical

Collected August 18th, 2014 by matias

Mark Shuttleworth has said on a number of occasions that the first Ubuntu-powered smartphones should be arriving this Autumn, but unfortunately, the developers yet aren’t available to ship a stable version so soon. Now, a separate branch of Ubuntu Touch that will get RTM status, and will mainly be focused on bug fixes and stability [...]

Ubuntu Education Fund partners with Experian

Collected August 17th, 2014 by matias

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Experian®, the leading global information services company, has started a new partnership with Ubuntu Education Fund, a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to fundamentally transforming the lives of children and their families in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, to furnish the children of the region with essential school supplies [...]

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