So … it was held at Simon, Bran after all… I met there very nice people, felt like I already knew some of them … I was reading their blog posts. It was a good opportunity for us to escape from our daily workspace and having nice talks and relaxxx

We had some unexpected funny company … Flossy - the dog.  Actually I named the dog Flossy  … but it was also called Fennec, Praslea, Firefox etc

I am happy that OSOM was this year a part of FLOSS community and looking forward to fruitful collaborations in the future. I hope this year Ubuntu community will join OSOM and support us:)


All in all it was a wonderful trip, although there were no banners on the way

Intalnirea comunitatilor FLOSS din Romania va avea loc pe 5, 6, 7 August 2011 in zona Moeciu/Brasov. E o buna oportunitate sa iesi din fata computerului si sa socializezi in aer liber … Astfel toti cei pasionati de software liber, care vor sa afle mai multe despre comunitate, despre open source sau pur si simplu sa sustina miscarea FLOSS sunt invitati sa ia parte la aceasta intalnire!

Se anunta a fi trei zile OPEN cu schimb de opinii, pareri, idei, proiecte si multa voie buna :-)  … Be there!


Intalnirea Comunitatilor FLOSS din Romania ce va avea loc pe 5, 6, 7 August 2011 in zona Moeciu/Brasov, Romania

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The next version of Ubuntu is coming soon I’ve successfully upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 which is still in Beta, so it is not meant for everyday use, just for testing and finding out bugs … As is to be expected, at this early stage of the release process, there are known bugs that users may run into with the new unreleased image. The thing is that after upgrading I don’t see any menu at all …  All I can see is a screen which has the contents of the desktop folder … So I did the following:

–> Right click on the desktop -> Create launcher

….enter a ‘name’ and ‘gnome-terminal‘ for ‘command’

This way we have an icon that gives us access to a terminal…

–> I ran ‘gnome-panel‘ from CLI (it works okay with ‘unity‘ )

If you do not have ubuntu desktop installed (for some reason) you can install it using:

[pensacola@pensacola-tech ~]# sudo apt-get install unity


[pensacola@pensacola-tech ~]# sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

After that I was able to access main menu, applications and so on…

Except Graphics and Display issues there are also some issues with Networking & WiFi – wireless connection fails when switching to a virtual console. (656757).

The stable release comes out at the end of this month! :-)

27. March 2011 · 1 comment · Categories: Linux

Apt-Get is a great command line tool for downloading apps in Linux, but lately I’ve tried apt-fast …Apt-fast is a simple command line utility that can make installation and upgrading of softwares in Ubuntu/Debian much faster.

Apt-Fast uses the Axel download accelerator to download different pieces of a package simultaneously, lowering the total time it takes to download a package (this is all about HTTP/FTP downloads). To set it up, download the shell script, put it in your home folder, and run the following commands:

[pensacola@pensacola-tech ~]# sudo apt-get install axel

[pensacola@pensacola-tech ~]#sudo mv /usr/bin/apt-fast

[pensacola@pensacola-tech ~]#sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/apt-fast

You can now install packages from terminal using the “apt-fast” argument.

E.g: [pensacola@pensacola-tech ~]#apt-fast install gftp

Note that this doesn’t speed up your actual internet connection, just downloads from Synaptic or the Ubuntu Software Center!

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How to make a website? This is a common question … Here is described the 7-Step Method for having your website up and running.

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What will your web site look like and what features will it contain? Write it down on paper using a stepwise approach:

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What will it take in terms of web hosting to accommodate the web design in Step 1? Estimate the host disk space and monthly traffic requirements. We provide formulas, calculators and examples. How will you create the web pages? Web authoring software options examined.

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Choose an effective domain name and follow the  domain name registration procedures.

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Choose a web hosting service that meets your web site design requirements in Step 2.

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Build the web pages.

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Get your web site indexed. Search engine promotion and submission strategies. Proper keyword selection. Search engine ranking and web site optimization rules.

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Ongoing web site promotion, traffic analysis, web site performance, links testing, popularity testing, host performance.

Cloud computing provides a way to develop applications in a virtual environment, where computing capacity, bandwidth, storage, security and reliability aren’t issues (you don’t need to install the software on your own system).

Open source is important in all aspects of cloud computing. It is used to build the core of the “cloud” and its services. Linux is the operating system of choice for both physical and virtual machines in the cloud. This may not be the year of the Linux desktop, but it’s definitely the year of Linux powering cloud computing!!!

Cloud computing consists of computing, networking, and storage resources used to power services, as well as combinations or mashups of services, that previously had been expensive, impractical and even impossible to provide.

There are three types of cloud computing options available today:

  • Virtual infrastructure provisioning
  • Application development and delivery
  • Building your own cloud from scratch, using your own storage, processing, and networking resources

nfrastructure provisioning is the most flexible option because it provides pure computing resources such as CPU, bandwidth and storage. A good example of such a service is Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The user has complete control of these resources and what they do with it. More info here:

23. November 2010 · 1 comment · Categories: Linux

SSH on multiple servers using Cluster SSH

If you had to make the same change on more than one Linux/Unix server, e.g a backup, restore or something else, well ClusterSSH is a tool that solve this problem. It’s painful to keep repeating the exact same commands again and again… so Cluster SSH opens terminal windows with connections to specified hosts and an administration console. Any text typed into the administration console is replicated to all other connected and active windows. This tool is designed for cluster administration where the same configuration or commands must be run on each node within the cluster, in this way all nodes are kept in sync.

It’s easy to install it … on Ubuntu you just have to type:

[pensacola@pensacola-tech ~]# apt-get install clusterssh

To configure this you have to edit /etc/clusters file. Contains a list of tags and hostnames, in the form:

<tag> [<username>@]hostname [...]

Basically if you want to perform the same command on the three servers: server1, server2, and server3 you have to use the following command:

[pensacola@pensacola-tech ~]# cssh server1 server2 server3

This will open three consoles, one for each server, over an ssh connection, and one little console to type your command.

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