Jul 172013
 

This is an interesting article by Paolo Rotolo, it’s a comparison of MIR (in the Xmir version that will be present on Ubuntu 13.10) and the current Xorg.

After the announcement of Canonical on Mir, which will be included as a default display server in Ubuntu 13.10, I decided to do some tests (benchmark, in the jargon), to see whether the performances of Mir are comparable to those of the good old X.org (the daemons currently present on Ubuntu), as promised by Mark Shuttleworth on his blog.

All benchmarks were performed with the suite “Phoronix Test” on Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander).

I’ve done all the test run on an hardware with low-medium specs (especially the video card), because with a more powerful PC, the differences between X.org and Mir would have been less relevant.

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Sep 272012
 

Or should i say: “grep -R doesn’t automatically search amazon” ?
This is becoming the most popular bug on launchpad, and if you are an Ubuntu user perhaps you have already seen it, for all the others..this is an interesting “bug” on a feature request, this is the original text of the bug posted by the user akeane

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Jun 282012
 

Original article by Paul Castagnino, first published on usemoslinux.blogspot.it in spanish

Secure Boot is a type of mechanism that verifies that the code executed is digitally signed. Thus the computer can only boot an operating system that has a bootloader properly signed. This is a requirement that Microsoft asked to put on computers the badge “Windows 8 Certified”. This request by Microsoft has split the waters among the major Linux distributions , find out why.

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Ubuntu TV? It's not a science fiction but pure reality ... Here's how!

Ubuntu TV? It’s not a science fiction but pure reality … Here’s how!

Just some time ago, at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas, Canonical has debut among the big names in the industry. Canonical has stunned the expectations of themselves and members of the organization staff. He brought in his stand, an innovation that has created so much interest among the participants that there were […]