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Willem ter Harmsel chats with Ricardo Badalone about SAN bottlenecks

With IBM adopting Diablo Technologies' Memory Channel Storage (MCS) for its gen 6 X-servers, we thought it timely to have a look at the background to this through a Willem ter Harmsel interview with Ricardo Badalone, Diablo Technologies' CEO.

Today we released our 2014 global event schedule. Back in 2007, we created The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit because I could see a unique opportunity to bring together the developers, industry leaders and end users (largely from the enterprise) who were creating this thing we called Linux. We knew that face-to-face collaboration amongst disparate yet aligned groups could reap great rewards. Soon we were adding developers and companies from the world of mobile, then embedded computing, then cloud computing, then automotive to events first in North America, then Asia, then Europe. Basically everywhere Linux has gone, we have gone.

Looking to add stylish system stats to your Linux desktop? Conky Harmatten offers you a slew of options, themes and modes to do just that.

The post Conky Harmattan Is A Stylish Desktop Companion For Linux first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Who says Linux nerds can't be funny? Enjoy these amusing man pages and prank programs.

Leslie Hawthorn is an internationally known community manager, speaker and author, who has spent the past decade creating, cultivating and enabling open source communities. She created the world’s first initiative to involve pre-university students in open source software development, launched Google’s #2 Developer Blog, received an O’Reilly Open Source Award in 2010 and gave a few great talks on many things open source. In August 2013, she joined Elasticsearch as Community Manager, where she looks forward to getting things done, facilitating user happiness and moving to Europe.

Tiny Geekdom

“Mom, the computer is talking to me.”

I was sitting at a VT100 in a cold office building, far from home and missing Saturday morning cartoons. My mother, a UNIX programmer at a large telco, brought me with her to the company’s San Francisco, California office that weekend since my father was out of town. It was an hour’s drive each way and 7 year old me was a bit out of sorts from the long ride and the early hour at which I’d awakened. Mom, though, knew the best way to soothe me was to park me in front of a terminal window and let me have at it with Adventure.

Macro lenses at the ready: Ubuntu GNOME is on the hunt for a new set of community-contributed wallpapers to feature in its forthcoming release.

The post Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 Wallpaper Contest Kicks Off first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Sure, it's most often considered one of the more rudimentary actions to be done on a computer. When you move to the Linux platform, however, you may find yourself asking “Now, how do I move files?”

A new visual approach when calling the 'content picker' in Ubuntu Touch been previewed by the Canonical design team.

The post Video Demo of New Ubuntu Touch Content Picker Transitions first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

An updated version of the Intel Graphics Installer for Linux has been released by the Intel Open Source Technology Centre.

The post Intel Update Automated Linux Driver Installer for Ubuntu 13.10 first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

diegocg writes "Linux kernel 3.13 has been released. This release includes nftables (the successor of iptables); a revamp of the block layer designed for high-performance SSDs; a framework to cap power consumption in Intel RAPL devices; improved squashfs performance; AMD Radeon power management enabled by default and automatic AMD Radeon GPU switching; improved NUMA and hugepage performance; TCP Fast Open enabled by default; support for NFC payments; support for the High-Availability Seamless Redundancy protocol; new drivers; and many other small improvements. Here's the full list of changes."

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