Good lord how I hate the way fonts are handled on Linux. These instructions make things bearable.
This week, Dave and Gunnar discuss Professional Wrestling, Professional Android Security, Professional Evangelism with Steve Citron-Pousty, and a very unprofessional Linus Torvalds.
Dave and Gunnar talk about Google Spring Apocalypse, UK Digital Policy, Rasberry Pi, how the operating system is dead (again), Code for America, Blue Button, Stalkers, and Gunnar's own personal Grand Theft Auto.
Last week, Linus Torvalds wailed on a Red Hat developer over something called Secure Boot. He used bad words, and I'd describe the response across the community as equal parts confusion and hyperbole. This isn't surprising. Microsoft is involved. Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to figure out exactly what the argument is about. The technical argument … Continue reading Why Secure Boot makes people freak out.
Dave and Gunnar talk about the Air Force, sequestration, why the CIA is worried about education, and why TSA Pre-check is the greatest thing for air travel since e-ticketing.
Obviously it's not wrong to use opensource code, especially if you're complying with the license, but next time you hear VMware's marketing team claiming that KVM is an inferior hypervisor because it's based on Linux then you might want to remind them that esx wouldn't exist without it either. via Andrew Cathrow - Google+ - … Continue reading VMware and KVM
Great video from the Linux Foundation that even my mom will grok. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVpbFMhOAwE Hi, mom!
The Open Innovation Network is a kind of NATO for companies who use Linux. IBM, Red Hat, Sony, and others pool their patents together, and if any one of them is attacked for infringement, they can use all the patents in the pool to defend themselves. Last week, they added 700 projects to the pool, … Continue reading Defensive software patent pool expands at OIN
IBM published a fantastic introduction to the security features of the KVM hypervisor (pdf), and how it compares to its competitors. I'll be referring to this a lot.
Michael Daconta at GCN has posted a brief call to arms for the software industry. Here's the gist: Although I am a believer in free markets and the benefits of competition, industry has a responsibility to work together on the foundational layers to build security, quality and reliability from the ground up to advance the … Continue reading Software isn’t a skyscraper