Musique ! (1) coup de projecteur sur “Songs in the key of life” de Stevie Wonder

songsinthekeyoflifeJ’avais prévu une catégorie “Music” quand j’ai mis en place la nouvelle version de ce blog, mais pas encore ou rarement utilisée. Il faut donc réparer ceci et j’ai décidé de publier ici une ou deux fois par semaine, un coup de projecteur, plus ou moins long, sur un album ou un titre, ou un artiste, que j’apprécie particulièrement. Attention, ça va être éclectique et pas toujours électrique ! de Cure à Schubert, en passant par Moderat et Stevie Wonder !

Quand Stevie Wonder sort “Songs in the key of life”, en 1976, il a 26 ans. Pourtant c’est loin d’être un album du début. Car Stevie a commencé jeune, très jeune, en s’incrustant dans les studios d’enregistrement, alors qu’il maîtrisait déjà plusieurs instruments et chantait dans une chorale. En fait il a sorti son premier album à… 11 ans ! (“Little Stevie Wonder”, véridique)

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A first look at Collabora/LibreOffice online (and a little bit of frustration)

Recently, I read a blog article by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols about an initiative from Collabora, an “Open Source consulting” firm, OwnCloud, an Open Source Cloud solution and the well-known LibreOffice office suite (actually a fork of, which itself is a fork of StarOffice), to release an online version of LibreOffice. Finally!

Obviously, I was intrigued…

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Mandrake, Mandriva, Mageia, OpenMandriva… FOSS is FOSS!

Yesterday we learned that Mandriva, the company, was shutting down. I read a lot of sad comments on Twitter about it and realized that few of those guys seemed to be aware that actually Mandriva, the company, wasn’t doing a Linux distribution anymore for several years. The Mandriva Linux distribution, which earlier forked as PCLinuxOS, Mageia and others, is now OpenMandriva.

And as someone tweeted it, “FOSS is FOSS”. True!
That’s the power of FOSS that projects keep alive, and that’s the reason why I think that creating Mandrake Linux 17 years ago was not totally losing my time.

Now, we don’t have to be sad: we have pushed Linux to massive adoption and these have been awesome years! Now the Linux kernel is running millions smartphones worldwide, but the story is only starting! Let’s focus on today’s IT concerns: privacy and the Google hegemony. And a lot more fun stuff actually! Want to be part of it?

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A quick tour of OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0 (Phosphorus)

This is a quick test of the OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0 (Phosphorus), focusing mostly on desktop and (my) hardware support.
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iOS7: Steve Jobs is dead, really dead now

When Apple is following the hype… A pictures is 1000 words, so here it is.

iOS7 screenshot

Do you wanna call someone from that?

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iPhone 6 preview…

Apple, if the iPhone 6 is looking like that, I think I’ll give you more Euros (after iPhone 1, 3G and 4…). But if you keep on releasing an horrible one like the iPhone 5 that is way TOO LONG (reminds me of some old Nokias…), I’ll give up with Apple and switch to Samsung.

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OpenMandriva foundation becomes fully independent

It’s been created as a non-profit organization (Association Loi de 1901). Read at h-online.

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Mandriva Linux Foundation: “OpenMandriva”

There is now a name for the Mandriva Linux Foundation, it’s OpenMandriva

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OGM, Monsanto : danger pour le vivant

Etude toute fraîche d’une équipe de recherche de l’Université de Caen : Un maïs OGM de Monsanto soupçonné de toxicité.

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