Category Archives: Linux

Let’s Encrypt

Today we announced a project that I’ve been working on for a while now – Let’s Encrypt. This is a new Certificate Authority (CA) that is intended to be free, fully automated, and transparent. We want to help make the … Continue reading

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NPAPI Plugin Bugs, Accessibility

I want to talk a little bit about Mozilla NPAPI plugin bugs 78414 and 93149. I’m surprised by the fact that more people don’t complain about them given how irritating they are, particularly on Linux and Windows. We have an … Continue reading

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My Experience with OpenSolaris (NV build 82)

I have been using OpenSolaris instead of Ubuntu on my IBM T43 laptop over the past month. I use that machine to debug gtk2 Firefox and to browse and write email while I’m sitting in my living room. Most of … Continue reading

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KernelTrap Is Awesome Again

KernelTrap is a really great website to read if you’re at least passively interested in OS kernels. For a couple years it was rarely updated and appeared to be largely unmaintained, but they are back with frequent, timely updates and … Continue reading

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Installing and using Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Herd 5

I installed Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Herd 5 yesterday morning on an IBM T43 laptop. As I understand it, Herd 5 is basically the last alpha before the Feisty Fawn beta freeze. I wouldn’t normally bother messing around with an alpha … Continue reading

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Fedora Core 5 Linux

Fedora Core 5 is out! I just got an IBM T43 ThinkPad yesterday, perfect for checking out FC5. The FC5 installer is significantly better than Fedora Core 4’s. Fewer questions I shouldn’t have to answer, and a better organized and … Continue reading

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SGI Builds World’s Fastest Supercomputer

If you missed it in the news, SGI built the fastest supercomputer in the world for NASA. Named Columbia, this new supercomputer has 10,240 Itanium-2 processors and kicks some serious floating-point arithmetic ass. Officially it performs at 42.7 teraflops (42.7 … Continue reading

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