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Spoofing S.M.A.R.T. in a Virtual Environment

What is This? Setting up virtual environments can be essential to troubleshooting hardware and software problems. Unfortunately, if your software relies on SMART data to function properly, you’re out of luck, since virtual disks do not have SMART functionality.   Since I was attempting to setup a hardware configuration in a virtual environment and the software […]

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SOL Laptop: The Mighty Penguin Will Now Take on the Sun

WeWi Telecommunications Inc. may be a small company, but that is not stopping them from coming out with some big ideas. The latest project from the London, Ontario, Canada group is the SOL Laptop. The SOL is a laptop that is able to run on solar power. It utilizes four solar-charging panels which are attached […]

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Mir gains VT Switching Support in 13.10 Saucy

Phoronix reports today that Revision 943 of Canonical’s Xorg replacement, Mir, has finally gained support for switching virtual terminals.  VT support for many Linux users is an absolute necessity, especially when trying to tame a machine without SSH access from the console.  While this is certainly welcome news for those who plan to make the […]

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Ubuntu Rushes Mir, XMir Into Ubuntu 13.10

In a move that have been playing out dramatically, and implosively, within the open source community, Ubuntu is set to introduce thier next-generation display server.  Originally slated for inclusion in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu will be providing Mir by default in the very next release, Saucy Salamander.  This news comes just moments after Jonathan Riddell announced, […]

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Kubuntu Will Continue With Xorg Until Ubuntu 14.10

A Long Way ‘Til Wayland… Fans of Ubuntu and fans of KDE are likely privy to the behind-the-scenes drama regarding to coming switch to Mir.  Mir is a compositing display server developed internally by Ubuntu.  While Ubuntu makes its gradual switch to Mir in an attempt to unify it’s platform across devices, KDE, Gnome, and […]