Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gnome Boxes

Boxes is designed to be the easiest way to use or connect to applications running o another Windows, Mac, or Linux System. Whether the system is vitual and local, a home computer you need access from the road, or a centrally hosted corporate login.

GNOME Boxes in an upcoming application for creating and viewing virtual machines and remote desktop connections.


  • View, access, and use:
    • remote machines
    • remote virtual machines
    • local virtual machines
    • When technology permits, set up access for applications on local virtual machines
  • View, access, and use virtual machines on removable media
  • View, access, and use shared connection / machines
  • Upload / publish virtual machines


More info here:

Sunday, September 25, 2011

OZ - Virtual Machine Builder

oz-install (see also: Oz) is a command line program for building operating system instances. It can automatically install a fairly wide variety of OSes, including Windows.
read it here... 

Monday, July 4, 2011

Workshop "Estratégias e Tecnologias Open Source"

Data: 12 de Julho de 2011 
Local: ISCTE-IUL / Entrecampos / Lisboa 

14:30 - Painel I - Caixa Mágica / Debian / Ubuntu communities 
      - Stefano Zacchiroli (Debian Project Leader) 
      - Flávio Moringa (Caixa Mágica Projec Leader) 

Programa completo: http://moss.dcti.iscte.pt/index.php?s_id=12

Thursday, June 23, 2011

"The Debian Administrator's Handbook"

"The Debian Administrator's Handbook" is the title of the translation of the French best-seller known asCahier de l'admin Debian. Written by two Debian developers—Raphaël Hertzog and Roland Mas—it's a fantastic resource for all users of a Debian-based distribution.

Friday, June 17, 2011

SparkleShare - File Sync and Sharing online

SparkleShare is an open source tool to synchronize your files in the cloud and it can use a GitHub, Gitorious or your own private GIT server.

It’s designed to make sharing documents and collaboration easier, and to make peers aware of what you are doing. It allows you to instantly sync with any Git repository you have access to. The user interface and features are made to support this goal.

Dropbox is a great cloud based file syncing application. The only problem is you have to pay for more storage over the 3GB you get free. It’s great to be able to get access to your files from any web browser or smart phone.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Project: BlueBubble

When I was reading my RSS Feeds,  I had found the following project on planet.fedoraproject.org, called BlueBubble. This project it's an effort to bring back the Gnome 2.32 desktop in Fedora 15, but why?
Juan "Nushio" Rodriguez says:
that the target audience is the same kind of people who wanted the “Old Coke” to come back when Coca-Cola introduced “New Coke” unsuccessfully decades ago.
If you want to known more about this subject, go to this site: http://k3rnel.net/2011/06/15/bluebubble-faq/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bluebubble-faq

Monday, June 13, 2011

What are Bitcoins?

Bitcoins have been described as “the digital currency of the future” — a new global phenomenon that threatens to challenge all preconceived notions of currency and currency exchange. [...] Worldwide interest in Bitcoins has started to grow almost exponentially in the past few of months.

Economy Watch has nice article that explains what Bitcoins are: http://www.economywatch.com/economy-business-and-finance-news/bitcoins-the-politics-of-a-virtual-currency.13-06.html

Bitcoin, the new digital currency explained:

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Debian T-Shirt

My new t-shirt about Debian :)
If you want one, you can check on this site:http://debiandaypt.debianpt.org/?p=164 how to get it.

Kernel 3.0

Linus Torvalds has announced that the next version of the kernel will be 3.0 — for no specific reason other than the fact that the numbering got a bit ridiculous.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Xen Book released

Xen book released for free in a wiki:http://bit.ly/m65gmM // printed version here:http://amzn.to/lkVOG7

Xen, the open source virtualization tool, is a system administrator's dream. Xen is a free, high-performance virtual machine monitor that lets you consolidate your hardware and finally put those unused cycles to use—without sacrificing reliability, performance, or scalability.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Richard Stallman na FCUP

Richard Stallman nas comemorações dos 25 anos da Licenciatura em Ciência de Computadores

"The Danger of Software Patents"
Dr. Richard Stallman
President of the Free Software Foundation
Abstract: Richard Stallman will explain how software patents obstruct software development. Software patents are patents that cover software ideas. They restrict the development of software, so that every design decision brings a risk of getting sued. Patents in other fields restrict factories, but software patents restrict every computer user. Economic research shows that they even retard progress.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

SSH across a Layer 7 Filter

Every once in a while, I find myself in a situation behind some sort of device that filters a lot of traffic.  Most often, it's on my laptop at some facility (e.g., coffee shop) that only allows HTTP/HTTPS out.  For a while, I just listened for SSH traffic on port 443 (HTTPS) to connect through port-based firewalls.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Turpial : A twitter client

It is written in Python and aims to be an application with low consumption of resources. Turpial is twitter client for Linux and lightweight desktop environment like XFCE, Fluxbox, Openbox , etc (thinking of the netbooks).

When you start up Turpial for the first time, you'll see a spot for your username and password, as well as the option to choose either Twitter or Identi.ca

If you're looking for a fast, easy to set-up and use client that works for not only Twitter but Identi.ca as well, then Turpial is worth your time.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Xfce Foundation

The Xfce team has launched the Xfce Foundation e.V. as a non-profit steering organisation for the project in Germany:
We will soon announce more details about the decisions that were made and about how you can become an Xfce Foundation member (it’s really not difficult and it won’t cost you any money — but there are obligations connected to it of course). After the registration we will create a bank account and a new paypal account as well in order to collect donations. These donations will be tax deductible!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


PirateBox is a self-contained mobile collaboration and file sharing device. Simply turn it on to transform any space into a free and open file sharing network.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Caixa Mágica passa a Debian

A próxima versão da sua distribuição de Linux - a Caixa Mágica 16, prevista para Abril de 2011 - terá uma base Debian partilhando pacotes com Ubuntu e Mint 

Roadmap Caixa Mágica 2011-2015: http://www.caixamagica.pt/pag/f_notc00.php?id=254