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Kristian Kißling
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I have three cameras and three USB 2.0 hubs in a machine. Is it somehow possible to assign one camera to every hub? Udev doesn't seem to do this kind of thing or am I wrong?
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Das nächste Ubuntu wird den Codenamen "Saucy Salamander" tragen.
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Ubuntu One erhält Support für PayPal.
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Auch Google benutzt Ubuntu recht intensiv. Ein Google-Mitarbeiter erklärt die Einzelheiten dazu auf dem UDS-Q.
I was watching this Google guy about how they roll Ubuntu updates to +10k desks:

Ubuntu UDS Q - PM Plenary Tuesday 8th May 2012

He goes into talking about how an update that requires a reboot on the machine costs Google about 1m dollars, how failure handling should be part of the strategy, etc, very interesting.

Anyway. The bit that got me thinking is when he goes on about "tiered" software updates, ie, once you've implemented and tested something you roll out an update to a small % of your real user base. You deploy the update and monitor the hell out of it and after X amount real user usage, they bump up that % until they are happy with it and finally deploy to everyone.

Some updates you could even ask the users on boot up ("hey, we are rolling out a new version soon, do you want a peak?"), some you might have to force them (security updates), etc.

This can be done for a few platforms, although I'm not sure iOS and Android would allow since it requires that the app installed is mostly a version checker downloading the real app at runtime (ie, bypassing Apple's approval).

Anyone has been involved in something similar? Links to share? Ideas?

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Das hatten wir ein wenig ignoriert, weil es wohl erst Ubuntu 12.10 betrifft: "The Spread". Der Blog-Eintrag stellt das traditionelle Task-Switching vor und zeigt, welche Pläne die Designer von Ubuntu für die Zukunft haben. Beim Umschalten gibt es dann jeweils eine Vorschau aller Fenster.
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Wie sympathisch, dass auch Linus Torvalds im täglichen Umgang mit Linux auf Problemchen trifft. Zumindest frisst er den Ärger nicht in sich rein...
Venting.

I don't think I can talk about "security" people without cursing, so you might want to avert your eyes now.

I gave OpenSUSE a try, because it worked so well at install-time on the Macbook Air, but I have to say, I've had enough. There is no way in hell I can honestly suggest that to anybody else any more.

I first spent weeks arguing on a bugzilla that the security policy of requiring the root password for changing the timezone and adding a new wireless network was moronic and wrong.

I think the wireless network thing finally did get fixed, but the timezone never did - it still asks for the admin password.

And today Daniela calls me from school, because she can't add the school printer without the admin password.

Whoever moron thought that it's "good security" to require the root password for everyday things like this is mentally diseased.

So here's a plea: if you have anything to do with security in a distro, and think that my kids (replace "my kids" with "sales people on the road" if you think your main customers are businesses) need to have the root password to access some wireless network, or to be able to print out a paper, or to change the date-and-time settings, please just kill yourself now. The world will be a better place.

.. and now I need to find a new distro that actually works on the Macbook Air.
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