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Video: MontanaLinux F22 Preview

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Here is a preview video of the upcoming Fedora 22 release (running in a KVM VM). This is my personal remix (with non-Fedora provided rpmfusion-free packages, google-chrome-stable, and flash-plugin added) and I haven't bothered with the branding nor customization at all... and I don't really publicly distribute it.. but I'd be happy to share my kickstart file if anyone wants it.

In the video I show the install process, and then show all of the desktop environments that are pre-installed which include... GNOME 3.16.1, Plasma 5.3.0, LXQT 0.10, MATE 1.10, XFCE 4.12.1, and Cinnamon 2.4.8. Enjoy!

Please Note: The official Fedora live media always automatically logs the liveuser in... but on my personal remix I haven't bothered to set that up so I have to put in "liveuser". Again, the Fedora media is NOT like that.

Video: FLOSS Weekly 334 - CRIU

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Checkpoint and Restore In Userspace is a project I'm very interested in as it is associated with OpenVZ and will be used in the upcoming EL7-based OpenVZ kernel branch... which was recently released in beta. The FLOSS Weekly folks have two developers on from the project. Enjoy!

BTW, Kir gave me (and Donnie) a brand spanking new CRIU tee-shirt at LFNW. Thanks Kir!

Must get moose and squirrel!

Video: LFNW2015 - Alan Turing and Friends

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Author George Dyson contrasted the Hollywood movie "The Imitation Game" with reality.

Video: LFNW2015 - Thinking in Git

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Emily Dunham, OSU Open Source Lab's Student Systems Engineer, provided an introduciton to Git and GitHub.

Video: LFNW2015 - MariaDB New Features

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Michael "Monty" Widenius, CTO of the MariaDB Foundation, discussed new features in MariaDB 10.1.

Video: LFNW2015 - Linux Troubleshooting

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Alex Juarez, Rackspace's Principal Engineer Linux Support, discussed troubleshooting beyond ps and top.

Video: LFNW2015 - Let's Encrypt

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Seth Schoen, Senior Staff Technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco, discussed the upcoming Let's Encrypt project... fast and free SSL/TLS certificates for your servers.

Video: LFNW2015 - OpenVZ, Virtuozzo, and Docker

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There are a few bad spots in the video that I attribute to an SDcard going bad... and yeah, there is some hiss in the audio (internal mic rather than a wireless one)... but overall, very watchable. Enjoy!

Looking forward to LinuxFest Northwest 2015

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Wow, I haven't posted anything new in a quite a while. Been working on remixing Fedora 22 since slightly before the Alpha was released. The Beta was released today. Been remixing EL6 and EL7 (CentOS, Scientific Linux and even OEL)... but enough about that.

This post is to state what presentations I plan to attend at the upcoming LFNW in Bellingham, WA (this weekend). How many LFNWs in a row have I attended? I can't recall.

Saturday
10:00 - 11:00 AM - G-103, Linux Troubleshooting: Digging Deeper and Understanding the Data
11:30 - 12:30 PM - G-103, Thinking in Git
1:30 - 2:30 PM - G-103, The Dark Arts of SSH
3:00 - 4:00 PM - CC-236, OpenVZ, Virtuozzo Core, and Docker

Sunday
10:00 - 11:00 AM - CC-114, Introducing new Features for MariaDB 10.1
11:30 - 12:30 PM - G-103, Alan Turing & Friends
1:30 - 2:30 PM - Haskell 104, The Bare-Metal Hypervisor as a Platform for Innovation
3:00 - 4:00 PM - CC-115, Let's Encrypt: A Free Robotic Certificate Authority

I hope to record all of those presentations (presenters willing) and make them available shortly after the event.

There are five of us going this year. One from Glendive, two from Billings, and two from Bozeman. It should be a lot of fun. I've got all of the directions / maps printed out... yeah, I'm old. :) Oh, wait... there is a third person from Bozeman but he is taking a plane and staying with his family... as opposed to driving with us in one vehicle with shared lodging.


Video: FOSDEM 2015 - What's new in systemd

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Quite a bit was written about this talk when it was first given (Feb 1st, 2015) but the FOSDEM folks just released the video today as a non-streamable MP4 file. They say a webm file will come later. I downloaded it and uploaded it to YouTube but they still haven't converted it to webm yet either. Update: They have webm'ed them now.

Anyway, here's a lower quality (not much to see) webm for you.

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