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I was a bluehost.com customer from November 2008 to November 2015. When I joined, they offered great service for the price, but the price is not interesting for at least two years now. Besides some minor technical issues, the company lost a lot when it was sold, maybe more than once. In 2008 there was a good feeling that they cared about me, and that they were always innovating. This has gone for a long time.

I've been avoiding to move to another provider because I was expecting a lot of pain. I don't have anything complex: 7 domains, and about 400 MB of static content. How to choose my next registrar and hosting provider?

Gandi SAS is a sponsor of the Kernel Recipes, a Linux kernel conference that happens every year in Paris. But, besides sponsoring the event, they go to the conference, which offers me the chance to meet people who works for Gandi, and I met them many times there.

About prices, bluehost.com was asking me € 157.54 ($ 172.66) to renew my hosting plan for one yea…

Making steam work with Ubuntu 14.04.2 with Kernel 3.16

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for playing Steam. Steam stopped working after upgrading to the 3.16 Kernel with newer X. I've upgraded Ubuntu following: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack

To make Steam work again, I just:

$ sudo apt-get install --install-recommends
libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-utopic:i386 libegl1-mesa-drivers-lts-utopic:i386

And then rebooted.