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Virtualized bridged networking with MacVTap

Introduction A virtual machine typically needs to be connected to a network to be useful. Because a virtual machine runs as an application inside the host computer, connecting it to the outside world needs support from the host operating system. There are a number of options for networking a virtual machine, both on the Link […]

How to try out IPv6 on your home computer

IPv6 is slowly, but steadily making itself present on the Internet today. Major web sites like Google, Yahoo, YouTube and Facebook are now serving their content off IPv6-enabled servers. You can expect IPv6 adoptation to pick up speed as the IPv4 address shortage becomes increasingly acute in the years ahead. What is IPv6? Internet Protocol […]

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Trying out Meego offspring Mer and Nemo on ExoPC (WeTab)

Even though Steven Elop, Intel and the Linux Foundation killed the Meego project, the code base is not dead. In October 2011 the Mer Project was forked out of Meego and quickly attracted the development community that had grown distrust in the original Meego project, for very obivious and good reasons, of course. In the […]

SUSE Roadshow 2012, November 1st at Tampere

The SUSE Roadshow will visit six locations in Finland. Seravo Oy will be co-hosting the event at Tampere, where it will be held at Bravo Plaza, which is located just next to our office at the Finlayson area. Lately SUSE has released several new products (all of course based on open source software) and there will […]

The Library Directory

The Library Directory (hakemisto.kirjastot.fi) is to our knowledge the first completely open public sector IT project in Finland. Not only is the whole source code is available at GitHub, but also the revision history has been public since day one and the project is open for collaboration. Anybody who finds a flaw can file a bug. Heck, […]

Maintenance relation in Finland – an open data visualization

To honor the OKFestival currently held in Helsinki, Finland, we’ll publish this week a few articles on open data work we’ve done. You might also bump into some of us at the festival! During the fifth HS Open event Seravo participated in creating an open data visualization (in Finnish) on the maintenance relation in Finland, meaning […]

The populist party – an open data visualization

To honor the OKFestival currently held in Helsinki, Finland, we’ll publish this week a few articles on open data work we’ve done. You might also bump into some of us at the festival! By using selection path analysis, we demonstrate that it is possible to create a political campaign with maximum voter popularity. Media corporations […]

Avoid failure of e-service development by using open source

In May 2012 I (Otto Kekäläinen) attended an internal event by the Ministry of Employment and Economy that was intended for officials working within the branch. There where two outsider speakers, and the second was Pasi Mäkinen of Microsoft Finland. Avoimen lähdekoodin ratkaisut palvelujen kehittämisessä (2012-05-29) from Otto Kekäläinen In my presentation (in Finnish, available […]

Cross-distribution packaging with the Open Build Service

The Open Build Service is a great innovation that significantly lowers the barrier to package software for multiple Linux distributions. It enables building packages for many different Linux distributions at one go, both RPM and Deb based. For example the Seravo Remote support program is built via OBS for 15 different Linux distribution versions. Actually the […]

Make your Android phone last a week without recharging

Modern touch screen smart phones are great and enables you to do almost anything, but there is one feature that older mobile phones are still better at: battery life. I imagine most smart phone users recharge their devices every other day or so, which is fine as long you have easy access to electricity. However, […]

Google Navi for Android in Finland

For some reason, which we where unable to find information on, Google hasn’t published their navigation app for Android in Finland. However it does exist, and it works wonderfully. To install the Google Navi app, you must first uninstall your current Maps app, and then install the modified Maps app with Navi enabled, which can […]

The making of VALO-CD

The VALO-CD project was started in 2008 as a marketing campaign for open source software (also known as Free Software). The highest priority was to make everything as easy as possible. All the user needs to do, is to pop the CD in their computer, and a program will start automatically, where the user can […]

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Migrating from VirtualBox to Virt-Manager

The Linux virtualization module KVM is gaining a lot of popularity and system administrators everywhere are interested to learn about it. As many Linux users run VirtualBox to host other OS’s under their primary OS, the easiest way to get experience about KVM is to replace VirtualBox with it and thus getting used to KVM. […]

The HTML5 Manifest

We want HTML5 and other open standards by the WWW Consortium to become the universal computer interface platform on any decive, anywhere and for anyone. HTML5 has clear advantages that beats any other options in so many ways: Free and open based on standards anybody can read and use without restrictions standards are drafted in […]

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A Mission for Finland

Alexander Stubb, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, appointed a delegation to develop Finland’s country brand in September 2008, and Jorma Ollila, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokia and Shell, was invited to be its Chairman. The work culminated in a country brand report published at the end of 2010 called “Mission for Finland – How Finland […]