Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Moving a city to Linux would save it over €11 million.

"The Munich city authority migrated around 14,800 of the 15,000 or so PCs on its network to LiMux, its own Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, exceeding its initial goal of migrating 12,000 desktops."
... and this would save it over €11 million. You can read more about this here.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

News about google : Google Compute Engine is now Generally Available

The last newsletter from Google comes with ...

Google Compute Engine is now Generally Available with a 99.95% monthly SLA and 24x7 support. We've eliminated maintenance windows with live migration, cut prices by 10%, added support for Red Hat, SUSE, FreeBSD, or any Linux variant you want, and introduced new 16-core instances.

Google Compute Engine is Generally Available (GA), offering virtual machines that are performant, scalable, reliable, and offer industry-leading security features like encryption of data at rest.
Also, the Compute Engine supported two of the most popular Linux distributions, Debian and Centos and support for SUSE and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (in Limited Preview) and FreeBSD.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Using SOHO LASCO C3 instrument from helioviewer website I saw the comet C/2012 S1 ISON.
I make one python script to take this image using sunpy ... (see here)