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Installing Solaris 11 on Intel x86-64 Platform

This post discusses the new features in Solaris 11 and includes a series of screenshots of a Solaris 11 install on VirtualBox.

US DOD AppDev STIG Updated

The US DOD (Department of Defence) AppDev STIG (Application Security & Development Security Technical Implementation Guide (AKA) was recently updated (Version 3, Release 4, October 31st 2011) by DISA (Defence Information Systems Agency.) to clarify that it is permissible to use open source software (OSS) in the DoD. The revised AppDev STIG refers to the 2009 DoD OSS policy meno, Clarifying Guidance Regarding Open Source Software, instead of an older one and has improved definitions for OSS and commercial software. It also makes it clear that special DAA approval is only required if both of the following are true: (1)

Updating GNOME Shell Extensions To Work With GNOME 3.2

This post discusses how to update a GNOME 3.2 Shell extension to work with GNOME 3.2.

Fedora Plans Changes to Filesystem Hierarchy

Fedora developers, Harald Hoyer and Kay Sievers (both Red Hat employees), are proposing that all executable files are moved into the /usr/bin directory and libraries into /usr/lib or /usr/lib64. The UsrMove proposal is an: attempt to clean up the mess that was made when the /sbin and /bin directories were first split off from each other, and would essentially pull in every component of the operating system to a single mounted volume. Err, they have been split off from each other since the dawn of Unix without any problem. According to Lennart Poettering: Having all static, distro-specific, sharable OS in

Tearing in GNOME3 with Sandy Bridge

Do you experience tearing in GNOME3 when dragging windows or watching a movie? The solution for most people seems to be to put the following two lines in /etc/environment: CLUTTER_PAINT=disable-clipped-redraws:disable-culling CLUTTER_VBLANK=True Create the file if it does not already exist.