Daily Links for Friday, January 29, 2010

Open Source Wikimedia hires open-source veteran as CTO | Deep Tech – CNET NewsCNet / Stephen Shankland Danese Cooper, a former open-source community specialist at Sun and Intel, now will work on technology for Wikipedia and other projects. Red Hat Launches Open Source Gathering PlaceOStatic / Justin Ryan No matter…

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The Sirikata open source platform for games and virtual worlds

As many of you know, I’m still quite interested in virtual worlds and 3D immersive environments though I certainly don’t spend as much time in Second Life as I did several years ago. So from time to time I poke around and see what people are working on, and tonight…

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Daily Links for Wednesday, January 27, 2010 – Open Source Web Filtering Edition

Open Source DansGuardian – True Web Content Filtering for All DansGuardian is an award winning Open Source web content filter which currently runs on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS X, HP-UX, and Solaris. It filters the actual content of pages based on many methods including phrase matching, PICS filtering…

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Daily Links for Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Linux Novell Delivers First Integrated Toolkit for Building, Testing and Managing Software Appliances Novell today announced the availability of a suite of new tools that significantly reduces the time and cost for independent software vendors (ISVs) and enterprises to develop, deploy and manage software appliances. With the availability of the…

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Press Release: “ZSL Unveils ‘PowerCube’ DaaS in the U.S., Africa and India”

I’m a little tardy in noting this, but this last week at Lotusphere, IBM partner ZSL issued the following press release, which begins: Lotusphere, Florida (PRWEB) January 19, 2010 ZSL, a leading ISV & Global Software Solutions and Services provider, today launched “PowerCube” DaaS (Desktop as a Service), an open…

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Open source game engines for Linux

My recent post about Linux and video games has gotten quite a few hits, so while I was on a three hour flight today I thought it would useful to later put together a list of free and open source game engines that you and others could use to build…

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Daily Links for Thursday, January 21, 2010

Open Source German “dump IE” warning results in huge increase in Firefox downloads 300,000 extra downloads over a few days, all with no advertising, and all thanks to the German government. I bet Mozilla are well pleased with that result. Given this IE security scare, I think it’ll be really…

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Will video games make desktop Linux into a killer consumer platform?

I had an interesting email exchange over the weekend with a reader of this blog who was wondering if video game producers targeted desktop Linux as platform then would this significantly increase adoption of Linux over Windows? Alternatively, those same producers could help ensure that their games worked under Windows…

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Daily Links for Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Open Source Open Source House: designing eco-affordable housing together Open Source House (OS-House) is a non-profit organization that aims to provide better, more sustainable housing in low-income countries. 8 Design principles are utilized by OS-House to guarantee standards of sustainability, and meet the challenge of flexibility, ensuring that all designs…

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Press Release: “IBM Client for Smart Work Available Through Business Partners in India”

Here’s a another press release from today involving IBM, Symphony, Lotus Live, Ubuntu Linux, and Virtual Bridges. We’re continuing the rollout of the partner-led IBM Client for Smart Work: IBM Client for Smart Work Available Through Business Partners in India ORLANDO, FL & BANGALORE, India – 18 Jan 2010: IBM…

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Press Release: “Canonical Offers Dedicated Support Program for Lotus Symphony …”

Canonical announced the following today via a press release: Canonical Offers Dedicated Support Program for Lotus Symphony, the Core Component of IBM Client for Smart Work on Ubuntu Canonical today announced a dedicated support program for Lotus Symphony, the no-charge office productivity alternative which is a core component of IBM…

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Daily Links for Friday, January 15, 2010

Virtual Worlds Power users holding back Second Life?Hypergrid Business / Maria Korolov Second Life is being held back by an “elite group” of users, according to Forrester Research, Inc. analyst Tom Grant. There is an “Iron Law of Oligarchy,” Grant wrote this week. “Over time, a subset of customers emerge…

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Daily Links for Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Linux Another day, another SUSE/Moblin Linux netbookComputerWorld / Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols In all the hurly-burly of CES, a second SUSE/Moblin Linux netbook was quietly released. This one comes from Samsung. Red Hat repurchases $33.4M of sharesTriangle Business Journal Red Hat repurchased more than 1 million shares of company stock for…

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Daily Links for Friday, January 8, 2010

Linux Red Hat CEO On Recession, Virtualization, BallmerInformationWeek / Charles Babcock Whitehurst said many Linux conversions have been from Unix in the past, but during the recession, “more and more conversions [come] from Windows users.” Red Hat Enterprise Linux now runs on 15% of the servers in the data center,…

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Daily Links for Thursday, January 7, 2010 – Afternoon Edition

Linux MSI Ships First Netbook Powered By SUSE Moblin From NovellNovell, Inc. Addressing the growing demand for lightweight, mobile netbook devices, MSI and Novell today announced the upcoming availability of SUSE® Moblin preloaded on the MSI U135 netbook. Following the recent release of Moblin(TM) version 2.1, this marks the first…

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Daily Links for Thursday, January 7, 2010 – Morning Edition

Open Source Munich administration switches to OpenDocument FormatThe H Open Source: News and Features Also see my blog entry “Update on sharing documents”. According to a 2009 development review that the deputy project leader Florian Schießl has posted on his blog, open source OpenDocument Format (ODF) is now the main…

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Daily Links for Tuesday, January 5, 2010

News Research Firm Gartner Acquires Burton Group For $56MThe Wall Street Journal Online Gartner made the purchase, expected to expand its product and service offerings and increase IT research-market opportunities, Dec. 30. Burton, an IT research and advisory firm that has 41 research analysts and 40 sales and client-service employees,…

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Reminder: new blog and feed locations

Effective January 1, 2010, my blog is split into current and archived versions. Current blog Please update your bookmarks and feed subscriptions as follows: The address of the current blog is http://www.sutor.com/c/. The link to the blog feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/BobSutor. The blog comments feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/CommentsForBobSutor. Archived blog The address…

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Daily Links for Monday, January 2, 2010

Open Source Google Chrome passes Safari, releases ‘Similar Pages’ extension – Computerworld BlogsComputerWorld / Seth H. Weintraub Well, we didn’t have to wait long into 2010 to find that Google’s Chrome Browser would surpass Apple‘s Safari. Today, NetApplications released the news that Chrome gained .7 of a percentage point to…

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Site statistics through December 31, 2009

Here are the rolling three month sutor.com site stats from Google Analytics, plus 12 month previous stats. Percentages are calculated with respect to total numbers of hits. Statistics are computed from the first to the last days of the months listed. The up and down arrows compare the latest month…

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