Daily links for 03/30/2010

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11’s renewal plans – The H Open Source: News and Features “Other important features in Service Pack 1 are kernel resource management and support for up to 4096 CPUs and 16TB of RAM in a system. Xen is updated to version 4.0 and Novell SLES SP1 also…

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Daily links for 03/26/2010

Undergrads flock to computer science programs “The total number of undergraduate majors in computer science increased 5.5% in 2008-2009, the second consecutive year that the number of computer science majors has increased, according to the annual Taulbee Survey by the Computing Research Association. Over a two-year period, the number of…

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Daily links for 03/23/2010

Novell revives annual BrainShare conference, dispels rumors | Deseret News “Although BrainShare was not held in 2009 because of the rocky economy, BrainShare 20TEN, as it’s being called, has drawn roughly 4,000 attendees for four days of hands-on training, networking and socializing. And a European version will be held in…

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Daily links for 03/20/2010

Phasing Grace | Social Architecture and Virtual Worlds: Linden Lab Leaping the Chasm? “This last week I read the Harvard Business School case study entitled: Linden Lab: Crossing the Chasm Rev. August 3, 2009.  If you’d like to follow along, the pdf will cost you $6.95 USD and if you…

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Hard questions about open source software

Several days ago I posted the slides I used at the Open Source Business Conference in PDF form and also provided the SlideShare version. For those who want to see the contents of the slides directly, I’ve included most of it below. What I do not have here is one…

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Daily links for 03/18/2010

CWE – 2010 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors “The 2010 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors is a list of the most widespread and critical programming errors that can lead to serious software vulnerabilities. They are often easy to find, and easy to exploit. They are dangerous…

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My OSBC 2010 keynote, with slides

This morning I gave a keynote called “Asking the Hard Questions about Open Source Software” at the OSBC 2010 conference in San Francisco. Here’s the abstract: Businesses have had decades of experience in acquiring software directly, on hardware, in services engagements, and through system integrators. As more and more organizations…

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Daily links for 03/16/2010

IBM Extends Development and Test to the IBM Cloud – Yahoo! Finance “IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to go online with its commercial cloud service for software development and testing. IBM, which already delivers a test and development cloud, is now allowing enterprise and government clients to test and…

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Daily links for 03/15/2010

OpenGL 4.0 to unlock next-gen graphics on the latest GPUs – Video Games Reviews, Cheats | Geek.com “Khronos said the new software delivers speedier performance, improved graphics quality, and flexibility enhancements, including tessellation and double precision shaders. In addition, OpenGL 4.0 plays nice with OpenCL, another visual computing standard by…

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Daily links for 03/14/2010

[Phoronix] Steam, Source Engine Get First-Rate Love On Mac OS X “Valve, the makers of the popular Half-Life and Counter-Strike franchises (along with numerous other titles) and the company behind the Steam software delivery system, have announced today that they are now bringing their games (including Steam) over to Mac…

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Daily links for 03/12/2010

OpenSim security 101 – Hypergrid Business “Enterprises rolling out new opensim grids are often concerned about security issues of running OpenSim, and justifiably so. OpenSim is alpha software and still poses some security challenges. However, the security level of a particular OpenSim deployment depends quite a bit on how it…

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Daily links for 03/11/2010

Microsoft offers a Sophie’s Choice | Open Source | ZDNet.com “You get one choice. You buy Microsoft and you’re locked into Microsoft. You can’t go back. In Microsoft’s world its formats and open source are the two children, and you get to make one choice. Then you have to move…

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Daily links for 03/10/2010

Rackspace hires to align with MySQL offshoot – BusinessWeek “A number of former Sun Microsystems employees who worked on Drizzle, an offshoot of the MySQL open-source database, have ended up at cloud infrastructure provider Rackspace, where they will continue their efforts, developer Jay Pipes wrote in a blog post Monday.”…

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Daily links for 03/09/2010

Second Life’s virtual money can become real-life cash – washingtonpost.com “Last year, as the physical economy withered, Second Life‘s economy blossomed, with user-to-user transactions topping $567 million in actual U.S. currency, a 65 percent jump over 2008. About 770,000 unique users made repeat visits to Second Life in December, and…

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Daily links for 03/09/2010

W3C pulls former Novell CTO for CEO spot “Filling a position left open since 2008, former Novell CTO Jeffrey Jaffe has taken on the role of chief executive officer for the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium).” tags: novell, w3c Second Life’s virtual money can become real-life cash – washingtonpost.com “Last…

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Daily links for 03/06/2010

IT PRO | Q&A: Mark Kingdon on Second Life for business “At the CeBIT conference in Hanover this week, Kingdon told IT PRO that more business functions would move to worlds like Second Life, for meetings, simulations and more – especially after the launch of more user-friendly systems, like the…

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Daily links for 03/03/2010

IBM brings memory flexibility to x86 servers “IBM‘s eX5 servers will come in blade and rackmount configurations, with the first ones being released later in March. IBM is taking the Intel architecture and adding a chip of IBM’s own design that reduces latency between memory and processors. IBM claims the…

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Daily links for 03/02/2010

New York State Trout Season Opens April 1 – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation “Trout season opens April 1 in New York State, and anglers can again look forward to a great year of fishing, thanks to the natural diversity of angling opportunities within New York and management of the…

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