Tag Archives: Second Life

Virtual Life with Linux: Standalone OpenSim on Ubuntu 13.10

This post is a great example of why you should never say that you are starting a new series of blog entries. In February of 2010, I wrote a blog post called Virtual Life with Linux: Standalone opensim on Ubuntu … Continue reading

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Second Life and OpenSim revisited

Several years ago I spent quite a bit of time in Second Life when it was the hot 3D social world. The promise was that you could build and visit worlds that had been uniquely constructed by the users. As … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/08/2012

Military grid hits performance goals – Hypergrid Business “The military’s MOSES project has achieved its performance goals of creating an opensim grid with Second Life-level or better features and stability.  The team behind it has also reached out to other … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/09/2012

RIM touts BlackBerry PlayBook OS: Better late than never? | ZDNet “Research in Motion plans to use the Consumer Electronics Show to highlight its BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 operating system. The OS, due in February, comes as the company’s future and … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/05/2011

Customer-Created Design: Virtual reality and realtime design enables seniors to design their own community spaces | ARCH Virtual “There’s a fantastic snippet in this video, about 2 minutes and 58 seconds in, that does a great job of capturing the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/12/2011

Drupal 7 Launched – Linux and Open Source – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “The worldwide Drupal community, along with the Drupal Association, has announced the availability of Drupal 7, the latest version of the open-source content-management system.” tags: drupal … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/01/2011

Second Life’s New Leader: Rod Humble Becomes CEO of Linden Lab | Linden Lab “Linden Lab®, creator of 3D virtual world Second Life®, today announced that Rod Humble has become the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Humble joins Linden Lab from … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/05/2010

Prim Perfect: Home Page “Prim Perfect is a magazine for virtual worlds’ homes and gardens, published every six weeks – with a focus usually on the Second Life grid. There are always lots of super articles about buying or renting … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/14/2010

Second Life should be more iPhone-like, says CEO Philip Rosedale – Computerworld Blogs “The odds of success are against Second Life. In the technology industry, companies almost never get second chances. The best thing a technology company can hope for … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/02/2010

How to Install Apps With Ubuntu Software Center – PCWorld Business Center “The latest release of Ubuntu 10.04, code-named Lucid Lynx, has a somewhat revamped user interface. One of the most significant changes is the Software Center, which provides a … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/24/2010

Linden Lab Announces Management Changes — SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ – “Linden Lab®, creator of 3D virtual world Second Life®, announced today that company founder Philip Rosedale has been named interim CEO, and CFO Bob Komin has assumed the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/31/2010

Document Freedom: How to know when you have it “Today is Document Freedom Day.  In the five years since Open Document Format (ODF) first was approved in OASIS we have certainly made progress, but there is still work remaining to … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 – … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/01/2010

Raph’s Website » Are virtual worlds over? “Now, I am a virtual world person, obviously. I don’t see much distinction between the game worlds and the non-game ones like Second Life. I have been working with them since the text … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/25/2010

Linux kernel R&D worth over 1bn euros • The Register “How much would it cost the European Union to cobble together the Linux kernel from scratch? The development costs would reach over a billion euros (or about £900m, or $1.4bn … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/24/2010

VMware vs. Red Hat: The Next Virtual Machine Management Battleground — ServerWatch.com “Two areas where Thadani said he believes Red Hat‘s KVM-based virtualization currently has an advantage over VMware are price and application support. Exact costs depend on the number … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/23/2010

A little overagressive on the links today, but there’s a lot going on … The Apache Software Foundation Announces the 15th Anniversary of the Apache HTTP Web Server : The Apache Software Foundation Blog “The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) — … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/22/2010

A Big Victory for F/OSS: Jacobsen v. Katzer is Settled – ConsortiumInfo.org “The result?  F/OSS has achieved a significant victory that will provide comfort to developers that their expectations will be satisfied when they contribute code to a software project.  … Continue reading

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Second Life tip of the day

It’s been about three years since I posted a tip of the day for the Second Life virtual world, but since I’m attending a virtual meeting in IBM right now, I’ll put this one up: You can turn off the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/19/2010

Joe Sanchez and Leslie Jarmon – The Educators Coop » Second life Learning Curve “This first video focuses on overcoming the learning curve in Second Life. Over the years I’ve conducted quite a bit of research in this area and … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/17/2010

Eleven is Louder: OpenSource Operating Systems “Well, I figured that I should take an opportunity to introduce a few opensource OSs that really haven’t been in the lime light much. We all know about Linux and many of us also … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/14/2010

After Frustrations in Second Life, Colleges Look to New Virtual Worlds – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education “Defenders of virtual worlds say that’s the important number, showing that the idea of a virtual world for specific activities is … Continue reading

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Virtual Life with Linux: Free textures

As a complement to my Life with Linux blog series, I’m introducing another series which explores what I can do in virtual worlds and immersive Internet environments on Linux. In the previous installment in this series, I discussed setting up … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/11/2010

Q&A: IBM’s Alistair Rennie on the big picture for Lotus | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com “IBM is spreading access to its Lotus social and collaboration software all over the various computing platforms. But what’s the big strategy here? I … Continue reading

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Virtual Life with Linux: Standalone OpenSim on Ubuntu 9.10

As a complement to my Life with Linux blog series, I’m introducing another series which explores what I can do in virtual worlds and immersive Internet environments on Linux. Last night I decided to play with OpenSim, aka OpenSimulator, which … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/10/2010

LinuxQuestions.org Announces 2009 Members Choice Awards “LinuxQuestions.org, one of the most active and popular forums for Linux users on the Net, just released the results of its annual Member’s Choice Awards. Readers chose their favorites from text editor to distro, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/08/2010

Second Life official forums to be replaced Tuesday – Massively “According to previous figures from Linden Lab staff, fewer than 700 of 18.1 million registered Second Life accounts ever participated in the official forums provided by the Lab. The partial … Continue reading

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First impressions: Twinity virtual world

I recently had a chance to try out the beta for a new virtual world called Twinity. Like Second Life, Twinity aims to be a virtual world where you can wander around, meet and talk with people, shop, and augment … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/06/2010

Microsoft to Drop Linux, Unix Versions of Enterprise Search – PCWorld Business Center “Microsoft will no longer offer Linux or Unix versions of its enterprise search products after a wave of releases set to ship in the first half of … Continue reading

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Daily Links for 02/01/2010

NZ Post to Try Linux Desktop | BlackBerry Developer’s Journal “The New Zealand Post is one of three government agencies looking to rip out their Windows desktops and replace them with Linux and open source applications.” tags: linux, open-source, new-zealand … Continue reading

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Next generation virtual worlds: preliminaries

I’m about to start another series of blog entries on what I see are some of the most important issues to consider for the next generation of virtual worlds. Since I’ve written a fair amount before on these networked 3D … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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