What I’m Reading on 04/23/2014

Ubuntu ‘Trusty Tahr’ is a solid step forward, not a leap | Linux – InfoWorld “Ubuntu, Canonical’s edition of Linux aimed mainly at end-users and desktops, published its 14.04 release on Thursday. It’s an incremental upgrade, polishing existing features rather than introducing revolutionary new ones, but it features at least…

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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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What I’m Reading on 10/22/2013

Ubuntu Touch: The smartphone Ubuntu Linux arrives | ZDNet “Never forget that Ubuntu Touch is what Canonical, Ubuntu’s parent company, sees as Ubuntu’s real future. The Linux desktop is great, but it shows little sign of paying back Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth’s investment. Ubuntu’s commercial future lies with the OpenStack…

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Daily links for 12/29/2012

Mathematician Ramanujan’s secrets unlocked | MNN – Mother Nature Network “While on his death bed, the brilliant Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan cryptically wrote down functions he said came to him in dreams, with a hunch about how they behaved. Now 100 years later, researchers say they’ve proved he was right.”…

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Daily links for 09/05/2012

The truth about Goobuntu: Google’s in-house desktop Ubuntu Linux | ZDNet “Thomas Bushnell, the tech lead of the group that manages and distributes Linux to Google‘s corporate desktops unveiled Goobuntu from behind Google’s curtain at LinuxCon, the Linux Foundation‘s annual North American technical conference, First things first, can you download…

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Daily links for 06/12/2012

Microsoft Adds Linux To Azure Cloud Platform “Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) on Thursday is unveiling new Windows Azure cloud services, including support for Linux-based operating systems. Microsoft, which thought of Linux as a rival, will now offer several Linux distributions. They are Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2, openSUSE 12.1, Ubuntu 12.04 and…

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Daily links for 02/22/2012

John Thompson To Join Microsoft Board “Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) said Monday that John Thompson was appointed to the company’s board of directors, returning the board’s size to 10 members.” tags: microsoft Ubuntu for Android: Canonical brings Ubuntu desktop to docked smartphones “Canonical has announced a new product called Ubuntu for…

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Daily links for 01/12/2012

IBM Sametime – Apps on Android Market “We are very excited to bring you IBM Sametime for Android! This gives you access to IBM’s award-winning platform for Unified Communications on today’s hottest Android devices.” tags: mobile lotus sametime android AT&T offers HTML5 SDK for third-party mobile Web app developers “AT&T…

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Daily links for 11/02/2011

Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux will battle for mobile developers | Mobile Technology – InfoWorld “But at mobile application developer Big Nerd Ranch, President Aaron Hillegass has seen mobile Linux efforts before and stressed the need for a viable ecosystem. “It isn’t enough for Canonical to announce that it is making the…

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Daily links for 10/10/2011

Ubuntu 11.10 will support arm processors to take on red hat – The Inquirer “LINUX VENDOR Canonical has said that Ubuntu 11.10 will be the first to support both x86 and ARM architectures. Canonical’s popular Ubuntu Linux distribution will get its second update of 2011 this month for both desktop and…

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Daily links for 09/14/2011

Google Watch – Android Vs. iPhone – There’s Room for More Than Apple, Google in Mobile “The firm’s prediction is that by 2015 more U.S. Internet users will access the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs or other wireline devices.” tags: iPhone google android mobile EclipseCon Europe celebrates tenth…

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Daily links for 05/11/2011

Canonical switches to OpenStack for Ubuntu Linux cloud | ZDNet “OK, it’s not too surprising that Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company, has switched to OpenStack for its Ubuntu cloud foundation technology. After all, Canonical started flirting with OpenStack back in February. What is surprising is that Neil Levine, who as…

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Daily links for 04/28/2011

Review: The best Linux book available | TechRepublic “A thick, heavy book with the equally weighty title A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming may be the single most important Linux book you ever buy.” tags: linux macosx book Ubuntu 11.04 released, a Natty Narwhal rises from…

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Daily links for 04/27/2011

Groklaw – Barnes & Noble Charges Microsoft with Misusing Patents to Further an Anticompetive Scheme Against Android “Microsoft has a scheme, Barnes & Noble asserts, to dominate Android and make it undesirable to device manufacturers and customers by demanding “exorbitant license fees and absurd licensing restrictions” — a license fee…

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Daily links for 03/08/2011

Open Source and Mobile Devices OpenLogic Scan Shows Open Source License Violations for iPhone and Android “OpenLogic, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise open source software support, scanning and governance solutions, today announced the results of a scan and license compliance assessment of 635 leading mobile applications. Among other findings,…

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Daily links for 02/11/2011

Top Tablet Comparison: iPad vs. Xoom vs. TouchPad vs. PlayBook | PCMag.com “For nearly a year since Apple launched the iPad, everyone’s been clamoring for viable competitors to the great tablet device. Customers want choices, and manufacturers want their slice of the booming tablet market. Some decent options, like the…

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Daily links for 01/05/2011

Google Wins One Against Microsoft – WSJ.com “Google Inc. has won a key ruling in its lawsuit against the U.S. Interior Department, two months after the Web giant accused the agency of improperly favoring rival Microsoft Corp. in a contract bid to provide a new email system.” tags: google microsoft…

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Daily links for 12/23/2010

Editing Batches of Photos Easily on Linux – Installation – Tutorials – LinuxPlanet “But not everyone is a command-line whiz. If you’re more comfortable with menus and buttons, don’t give up hope. There’s a GIMP plug-in that’s perfect for you: David’s Batch Processor, or DBP.” tags: linux photos editing Windows…

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Review of the blog for 2010 – January through March

With a little more than a week left in 2010, I thought I would go back and review some of the themes and entries from this blog since January. In many ways it was a strange year and my writing cadence was much more irregular than the last few years.…

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Daily links for 12/21/2010

Eucalyptus Systems Partners with Red Hat for Hybrid Cloud Offerings “Eucalyptus Systems, creators of the Eucalyptus private cloud platform, has announced a partnership with Red Hat to offer cross-cloud compatibility and expanded platform choice in the cloud. The two companies are working together to provide Eucalyptus support for Red Hat…

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Daily links for 11/16/2010

SugarCRM Joins Open Invention Network as Licensee SugarCRM and Open Invention Network (OIN) today announced the signing of SugarCRM as an OIN licensee. OIN’s mission is to enable and protect Linux. By becoming a licensee, SugarCRM, a leading provider of open source CRM software, has joined the expanding list of companies that…

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Daily links for 11/03/2010

Fedora 14 vs. Ubuntu Maverick: Distinct Differences — Datamation.com “However, comparing these recent releases does show some distinct differences in emphasis that might affect your decision about which one to use. The difference is not just that Ubuntu is more commercial, but that it also modifies what it ships far…

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Daily links for 10/24/2010

W3C updates HTML5, makes math easy – Computerworld “The W3C has updated its MathML standard for rendering mathematical notation on Web pages to better portray basic math symbols, as well as render mathematic symbols in more languages.” tags: w3c html5 math How Qt could bring better third-party software to Ubuntu…

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Daily links for 10/21/2010

Alfresco drops LGPL’d Hibernate for iBatis – The H Open Source: News and Features “At the Alfresco Developer Conference, currently being held in Paris, The H took the opportunity to ask John Newton, CTO of Alfresco, why the change had taken place. The company is currently in the process of…

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Daily links for 10/08/2010

Mercury Releases OpenSAL – Open Source Version of Scientific Algorithm Library – MarketWatch “Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. , a trusted ISR subsystems provider, announced the availability of OpenSAL, an open source version of its award-winning Scientific Algorithm Library (SAL) for vector math acceleration. SAL is a high-throughput, low-latency signal processing…

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Daily links for 10/04/2010

The New Type of Programmer: DevOp | ITworld “One theme that came up repeatedly in my research for an article about what’s different about programming for cloud computing is that developers should expect to learn more about cloud computing platforms, virtualization, infrastructure operating environment, and other knowledge traditionally left to…

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Daily links for 09/26/2010

Ubuntu introduces new facial recognition interface technology | NewsDen “Today, our computers are generally accessed by input devices like mouse or keyboard or we have to touch it to access. But, that doesn’t mean that the PC needs an input from the user in order to process. Thanks to Christian…

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Daily links for 09/21/2010

Oracle rips Red Hat and ‘sort of’ launches a new Linux – Computerworld Blogs “Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux–what a name!–is based on the stable 2.6.32 mainline Linux kernel. For some reason, a few idiots seem to think this represents a Linux fork. Nope. It doesn’t. When you…

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Daily links for 09/11/2010

Linux Wi-Fi Gets Easier with New Broadcom Driver – PCWorld Business Center “Wireless chip maker Broadcom on Thursday announced good news for Linux users in the form of a fully open wireless driver that’s compatible with the operating system.” tags: wifi ubuntu linux OASIS Interoperability Demo Features Eight Open Source…

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Daily links for 09/09/2010

Statement by Apple on App Store Review Guidelines “We are continually trying to make the App Store even better. We have listened to our developers and taken much of their feedback to heart. Based on their input, today we are making some important changes to our iOS Developer Program license…

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Daily links for 09/07/2010

Mark Bohannon to Lead Red Hat Governmental Affairs and Public Policy | Business Wire “Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Mark Bohannon will join the company as Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Global Public Policy on Oct. 1, 2010.…

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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 08/21/2010

Ubuntu quietly breaks off Sparc affair • The Register “Maverick Meerkat is set to become the last version of Ubuntu that’ll run on Oracle’s Sparc, ending a four-year relationship. Also getting canned is Ubuntu running on Hewlett-Packard’s Itanic 64-bit challenger.” tags: ubuntu linux sparc oracle How to Strum a Guitar…

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Daily links for 08/04/2010

Linux skills more in demand than Unix for the first time – 03 Aug 2010 – Computing “Demand for Linux programming skills has exceeded that for Unix programming skills for the first time ever, according to Richard Nott, director of recruitment site CWJobs.co.uk. Possible reasons for this include the fact…

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Daily links for 08/03/2010

Poll: Does the type of open source license matter to you? | Programming and Development | TechRepublic.com “When you are evaluating an open source development tool, how important is the kind of license it uses to you? Let us know by answering this poll question.” tags: linux open-source poll Ubuntu…

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Daily links for 07/21/2010

Canonical bundles Linux, IBM database for the cloud | Cloud Computing – InfoWorld “Canonical is offering enterprises a chance to try cloud computing via a virtual appliance that bundles Ubuntu Linux with the IBM DB2 Express-C database running on the Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) public cloud platform.” tags: linux…

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Daily links for 06/14/2010

Can Fedora be the new Ubuntu? | Linux and Open Source | TechRepublic.com “But with the release of Fedora 13 Fedora has done something that, in many peoples’ eyes, is much more important…they have released an amazingly rock-solid operating system. What happened to the good old days of installing Fedora…

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Daily links for 06/02/2010

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: Lucid Lynx Benchmarked And Reviewed : Introduction “Lucid has also shown itself to not only be a worthy successor to the previous LTS release, 8.04 Hardy Heron, but also an overall improvement to our previous favorite Linux distro, Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope.” tags: ubuntu, linux, lucid, lynx…

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Daily links for 04/14/2010

How to switch your small or home office to Linux | News | TechRadar UK “With Linux and free software making a name for itself in the world of big business, many people are testing the feasibility of switching small and home office software to their open source equivalents. Regardless…

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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 03/11/2010

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 03/06/2010

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 02/26/2010

Ubuntu Linux Now Available to Fed Customers on GSA Advantage – PCWorld Business Center “Canonical’s Ubuntu has become third Linux operating system approved by the General Services Administration for use by federal purchasers. It joins Linux distributions from Red Hat and Novell, already available through the GSA Advantage purchasing program.”…

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