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Making Fedora easier to use & the Installer UX redesign

The Point Computers should change peoples’ lives for the better and software freedom is an essential component in doing that. Making Fedora easier to use, I believe, will help because I think Fedora’s values lead to the right approach in meeting our essential need for software freedom. Fedora doesn’t follow a model of: Get lots … Continue reading

Fedora blogs retirement and how to migrate to

Fedora has offered a hosted blogs system using WordPress MU for the past couple of years of so. Nirik recently announced that the Fedora blogs system is going to be retired on July 1, 2011. Note: just the hosted blog system is being retired. Planet Fedora is of course alive and well and will … Continue reading

Version-controlled, automagical backup and file sharing system with Sparkleshare and Fedora

Photo credit: ardenswayoflife on Flickr, used under a CC-BY-SA 2.0 license. The Burden of files Okay, there’s a lot of problems: Backing up your files is a pain in the butt. Every time you upgrade your system, either in-place or a fresh install, it is a royal hassle to restore your files. That file looks … Continue reading

Design team imageboard test server and WE NEED Fedora 16 theme artists!

Fedora Imageboard Test Server Yesterday with some help from smooge and nb, I set up a Danbooru-style image board to test out, and I am hoping that Fedora artists and designers might play with it and see if it’d be a useful resource. It’s an application called Shimmie. What is an imageboard? It’s a bulletin … Continue reading

Ideas for a cgroups UI

On and off over the past year I’ve been working with Jason Baron on a design for a UI for system administrators to control processes’ and users’ usage of system resources on their systems via the relatively recently-developed (~2007) cgroups feature of the Linux kernel. After the excitement and the fun that is the Red … Continue reading

A Beefy, Miraculous Day at SXSW (Expo Day 3)

We knew it’d be a beefy day when this fellow dropped by our booth: Lunchtime! More booth shots….I think this guy must be a Mac fan: Robin and Ruth. Robin was the hero of our booth, he helped us out a ton: Tux made many friends: There was a lot of interest in our flyers … Continue reading

SXSW Expo Day 2

Booth Remodeling We’ve remodeled our booth after some ethnographic research on user patterns yesterday. 🙂 Penguin Prep Lots more photos here, I’ll be updating as the flaky network connection allows so keep checking back.

SXSW Expo Day 1 from the show floor

Flyers About Free & Open Source Software for SXSW Creatives!

Emily and I are here in Austin, ready for our first day at SXSW. We have been very, very busy preparing materials for our free & open source software outreach to all of the awesome creative folks we can’t wait to meet here. Emily has put together some beautiful use case-centered tri-fold brochures she’s going … Continue reading

Christmas in March!

Been receiving some bling for SXSW; free software promotional materials produced using free software! 🙂