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 9.10 saying As a complement to my Life with Linux…

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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 strategy are increasingly called into question.” tags: rim blackberry mobile…

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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 spirit of this project.  This is a group of senior…

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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 5 Great Online Image Editors for Bloggers | BloggingPro “One…

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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 simple, user-friendly way to find and install your choice of…

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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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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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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 USD), according to researchers from the University of Oviendo, Spain.…

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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 of hosts and machines being virtualized, as well as the…

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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) — developers, stewards, and incubators of 138 Open Source projects —…

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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.  This is particularly significant for projects that adopt so-called “restrictive”…

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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 i wanted to provide an avenue for current and potential…

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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 a very basic four region world in opensim. Other than…

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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 spoke with Alistair Rennie (right), IBM’s Lotus general manager, about…

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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 is, according to its website: OpenSimulator is a 3D Application…

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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, and everything in-between. According to LQ founder Jeremy Garcia, the…

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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 closure of many of the most heavily trafficked areas of…

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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 this year, the company announced in an official blog post…

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Daily links for 02/05/2010

Open source industry veteran Matt Asay joins Canonical as chief operating officer | Ubuntu “Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today that open source industry veteran Matt Asay has joined the company as chief operating officer (COO) — responsible for aligning strategic goals and operational activities, the optimization…

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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 Advice on building a Linux box “In this article I…

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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 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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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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