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Operating System

The Operating System session will present the state of art on free Operating Systems.

Chairmen of the session:

  • Brice Goglin.
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Brice Goglin

[CANCELED] JNode, free Java operating system

Speaker(s) : Fabien Duminy
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Thursday 8 July 2010 Schedule : 14h00 Duration : 60 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi B
Transversal topics: In english

JNode is a full desktop operating system which runs on any Pentium compatible PC. It is fully written in the Java programming language and features a full device driver framework.

Ubuntu Server: a Cloud OS

Speaker(s) : Thierry Carrez
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 11h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi B

Cloud computing can be described as an inevitable technology transition towards consuming computing resources as a utility. This presentation will show how Ubuntu Server edition is accompanying the transition towards Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) both on the host and the guest side.

SystemTap: Full System Observability for Linux

Speaker(s) : Adrien Kunysz
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Thursday 8 July 2010 Schedule : 15h00 Duration : 60 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi B
Transversal topics: In english

SystemTap is a tracing and debugging tool that allows you to instrument virtually any part of a GNU/Linux system dynamically without requiring explicit support from the targeted application.

What’s new in Haiku R1/alpha2 ?

Speaker(s) : François Revol
Language : English Level : Newbie
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 09h20 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi B

Haiku is a free software operating system designed from the ground up for the desktop, inspired by the BeOS. The second alpha release of Haiku brings in several new features and bug fixes, which along with huge speed optimizations is one step closer to a first beta release.

Linux meets Mobile

Speaker(s) : Hong Yu Guan
Language : Français Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 14h40 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi B

This presentation describes how Linux fulfils the requirements of the development for terminal mobile, from both hardware and middleware.

NixOS: The Only Functional GNU/Linux Distribution

Speaker(s) : Ludovic Courtès
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 16h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi B

NixOS is the only functional GNU/Linux distribution in existence. This talk will drive us through the unprecedented bells and whistles Nix and NixOS have to offer us. It will then describe the fine design points that make it possible. Everyone deserves a functional OS!

Kernel driver maintenance: upstream vs industry

Speaker(s) : Brice Goglin
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Thursday 8 July 2010 Schedule : 09h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi B

Using the example of a network driver in the Linux kernel, I will describe the life of the code, from upstream development and maintenance, to distributions, and to companies.

Linux vs HPC : life (and death) of strange features

Speaker(s) : Brice Goglin
Language : English Level : Confirmed
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 17h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi B

High performance computing is one of the areas where Linux is used a lot. However, it is also one area where Linux gets deeply modified, especially because of performance requirements.

Mechanisms for accessibility

Speaker(s) : Samuel Thibault
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 14h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi B
Transversal topics: Accessibility

Accessibility of a computer requires mechanisms which are not well known by developers, even if they are actually relatively simple.

The Debian GNU/Linux project

Speaker(s) : Xavier Oswald
Language : Français Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Thursday 8 July 2010 Schedule : 10h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi B

The Debian project is a community whose goal is to offer a free operating system. Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel.

Comparing the Free Software ecosystem to the proprietary model

Speaker(s) : Michael Scherer
Language : Français Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Thursday 8 July 2010 Schedule : 11h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi B

Proprietary systems, or semi-proprietary for PC or mobile phones, and free systems are built on very different basics and constraints, resulting in a different ways to distribute them and contribute to them.

GRUB2 and Yeeloong

Speaker(s) : Vladimir Serbinenko
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 09h40 Duration : 60 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi B

Yeeloong, Fuloong and LynLoong are currently the laptops that respect freedom the best. We detail how GRUB2 was ported on Yeeloong, its advantages, issues, what was achieved, and what is planned.

FreeBSD, Jail and ZFS

Speaker(s) : Freddy Dissaux
Language : Français Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 15h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi B

Based on the real example, we will explain how FreeBSD, Jails, ZFS and IPv6 improve the way one may use its server.