“The Machine” and operating system

I’ve said earlier, that Linux would be inefficient with The Machine computer architecture, because its different memory model. Thus, as I said earlier, The Machine requires development of a radically new operating system, not just an adaptation of Linux. I have said: Linux is dead. Recently I have realized that this is wrong: We indeed can adapt Linux to The Machine, and it will be … Continue reading “The Machine” and operating system

Toward robust Linux sandbox

Sandboxing means running a program in a closed environment (such as no permission to open new files, no or restricted network access, etc.) in order to protect from malicious or erroneous software. In Fedora Linux there is `policycoreutils` package which contains bin/sandbox based on SELinux. This sandbox is not perfect however. So in this post I will describe some proposed updates and implementation considerations to … Continue reading Toward robust Linux sandbox

Two underestimated IT projects

There are at least two very much underestimated projects in the field of information technology. The first one is of course Linux for desktop computers. The second underestimated project is Ada programming language. It could well compete with C++ but is better (more reliable, compiles faster, has less cumbersome features, has integrated support for parallel programming, etc.) Continue reading Two underestimated IT projects

Buggy driver of Lexmark X2670?

I bought a Lexmark X2670 printer/scanner device today. I downloaded their Debian Linux driver from Internet. When trying to install, it was firing an error message that CUPS 1.2 or above is necessary despite I have CUPS 1.4.1. After some magic with the source it was installed. (Don’t ask me, search it in Internet, because I forgot where it was written. If you successfully install … Continue reading Buggy driver of Lexmark X2670?