Archive for January 2012

LinuxCon Europe – Day 1 (Part 4 of 4)

Creating a Carrier Grade Platform with Linux

The presentation of Ulrich Kleber, from Huawei, intended to showcase what is needed for a GNU/Linux distribution to be called Carrier Grade Linux.


– in order to be “carrier grade” you have to meet a number of requirements

– these requirements concern the carrier grade applications all the way down to having carrier grade hardware and networking

– GNU/Linux is appropriate for most of the carrier grade situations

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LinuxCon Europe – Day 1 (Part 3 of 4)

The keynote and the Kernel Developer Panel were followed by a short break and further presentations.

Building Linux Workloads For the Public Cloud Using SUSE Studio

This presentation was held by Gerard Pfeifer and Michal Svec from SUSE, and was concentrated around SUSE Studio, a web interface to the KIWI Imaging System that allows easy access to the functions provided by KIWI via a graphical UI.

Michal Svec, Senior Product Manager at SUSEThe SUSE Studio frontend is freely available for everyone, but you need to create an account in order to access its functions. It has many characteristics, such as:

– it can automate the installation process of (physical or virtual) machines by using a graphical frontend

– it can completely customize the environment for a new installation, ranging from packages to specific post-installation scripts

– it can create images for physical installations (CD, USB Stick) as well as

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LinuxCon Europe – Day 1 (Part 2 of 4)

Kernel Developer Panel

The Kernel Developer Panel followed at LinuxCon. Lennart Poettering was the moderator, and the participants to the event were Linus Torvalds, Alan Cox, Thomas Gleixner and Paul McKenney.

Kernel Developer Panel, Linus Torvalds, Alan Cox, Thomas Gleixner and Paul McKenney, moderated by Lennart Poettering Although most may believe that a Kernel Developer Panel discussion would be restricted only to a highly technical audience, it was not the case as some of the discussion topics included subjects with a more personal touch. Lennart Poettering is known for many projects, including his work on systemd, a new init system that many call revolutionary, and most of his questions towards the panel speakers seemed to be pointing more to issues that himself has had in conjunction with the development of the Linux kernel and how changes in it made the systemd project fail to build at times. When he wasn’t pointing fingers to

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LinuxCon Europe – Day 1 (Part 1 of 4)

Last year I’ve had the amazing opportunity and privilege to participate in LinuxCon Europe 2011. I would like to start off by thanking my superiors for making this possible and for giving me the chance to be a part of such an important event.

With an already proven track record of being the “premiere Linux conference” in North America, South America and Asia, the Linux Foundation extends its reach by organizing the first edition of LinuxCon in Europe. The event took place

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Geo’s sharp passion

Geo’s got a sharp passion two years ago: throwing feathered needles against a coloured target. It’s called darts and it is recognized as a sport with international competitions and champions.
Geo’s last competition took him a moustache away from the title of champion of the Romanian International Darts Open 2011, when he got eliminated by the winner of the tournament, Joe Murnan.
Now darts is a specific bars’ game, testing long-shot drinkers’ ability to aim peculiar waving targets with sharp needles. Kidding ? Truth is that darts is a sport of good-eye, steady hand, controlling breathe, cool-blooded blokes.
And there are over 250 professionals doing this as darts members of the Romania Darts Federation, of which Geo is the 30th. He has attended over 20 national and international contests, and recalls that the hardest game ever, except the endeavour against Murnan, was in October 2010, at the Bulgarian International Open.
During 2012 there will be 1-2 contests every month, until in June, when

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The Language We Speak

1&1 Internet Romania is one of the few companies in Romania having a Technical Editing Department.
Thus, we received the invitation from TEKOM – The German Professional Association for Technical Communication and Information-Development – to give a new presentation to the students from the Technical University Bucharest. It is our second participation to an event organized by TEKOM.
This time our topic was Language Handling in Industry and Engineering with special focus on Software Localization for a Global Market. The students learned about the presence in Romania of

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Romanian Winterfest 2011 – A blast!

For the past 3 years, the Romanian Winterfest has been organized by the I:Dev team. This year, we, QA Hosting, also expressed the desire to plan this party, therefore it came down to a contest between us and I:Dev. After winning the competition with style, we had little time to prepare for this challenging “project”.
We had to find a club, choose a party theme, implement & deploy the Winterfest website and plan secret Santa (the classic secret gift exchange).
We were lucky that Mihaela, our GM’s assistant, was very eager to help and also not shy at all, despite the fact that

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