drm-next-3.14.0-20140407.patch.xz available

New patch against 3.14 which backports drm from 3.15-rc1-pre:

http://www.linuxsystems.it/linux-drm-graphic-stack-backports/

drm-next-3.13.0-20140130.patch.xz available

New patch against 3.13 which backports drm from 3.14-rc1-pre: http://www.linuxsystems.it/linux-drm-graphic-stack-backports/

drm-next-3.13.0-20140121.patch.xz available

New patch against 3.13 which backports drm from 3.14-rc1-pre: http://www.linuxsystems.it/linux-drm-graphic-stack-backports/

[Review] Corsair Flash Voyager GT Turbo USB 3.0 128GB benchmarks

Finally I received my long awaited Corsair Flash Voyager GT Turbo USB 3.0 128GB and I immediately started installing my Gentoo dev box becuase I wanted a portable OS. Unfortunately I quickly realized the OS was bloody slow, even the most simple task required lots of time and the login had a few seconds [...]

Thanks Google, no more CalDAV / CardDAV APIs

I just noticed that Google will drop the CalDAV and CardDAV APIs. Back in December I had been glad when I heard they would drop the ActiveSync protocol because I thought they wanted to promote open standards instead. I was wrong, it seems they just want to impose their useless Google Calendar API. Google services [...]

World IPv6 Launch

I’d like to remember today is the World IPv6 Launch, lots of websites can be reached using IPv6 starting from today (including linuxsystems of course).

You can find the full list here: http://www.worldipv6launch.org/participants/?q=1

P.S. It’s a good moment to choke your provider’s lines asking for native IPv6 support

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Fat32 long filenames patent invalid because of prior art?

Is seems Linus Torvalds has helped shoot down an important fat32 Microsoft patent, see this a 20 years old technical discussion on comp.os.minix: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.os.minix/browse_thread/thread/d2b819a69ae0fc4a/09ef13bc629e9d8b?lnk=gst&q=%22long+filenames%22#09ef13bc629e9d8b

For the patent office there is enough inventiveness in an idea born enumerating some possible solutions that came in mind after reading a question to make a patent. How ironic that [...]