Daily Links for Wednesday, December 24, 2009

Open Source Red Hat Revenues Up 18 Percent in Q3 eWeek / Darryl K. Taft Red Hat reported financial results for its fiscal year 2010 third quarter, showing revenues up 18 percent. For its third quarter ended November 30, 2009, Red Hat reported revenues of $194.3 million, up 18 percent…

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Daily Links for Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cloud Roll Your Own Ubuntu Private Cloud InformationWeek / Serdar Yegulalp Conventional wisdom has it that if you want to make use of “the cloud,” you’ve got to use someone else’s service — Amazon‘s EC2, Google‘s clouds, and so on. Canonical, through its new edition of Ubuntu Server, has set…

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Daily Links for Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Open Source What’s New in openSUSE 11.2 Linux Magazine / Joe Brockmeier openSUSE 11.2 is finally out after 11 months of development. The openSUSE Project released openSUSE 11.2 with a bevy of updates and improvements over last year’s 11.1 release, including KDE 4.3, Gnome 2.28, a new Linux kernel, as…

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Starting an open source business: preliminary thoughts

I’ve been very surprised as I’ve looked around the web that there doesn’t seem to be very many good guides about the nuts and bolts of starting an open source business. There are odds and ends, yes, and conferences that have sessions here and there, but given all the thousands…

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Daily Links for Thursday, October 29, 2009

Software Product Quality Novell / Jeff Jaffe It is useful to review our comprehensive approach to quality. Quality is not a single process. It is baked into everything we do: before and during development; after products are shipped in the field; with maintenance provided to customers well after products have…

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Novell’s John Dragoon on “Battle Of The OS Titans” in Forbes

Novell‘s CMO John Dragoon has a very nice article over in Forbes called “Battle Of The OS Titans” that emphasizes many important points about the changing desktop operating system scene. He says, in part: Gone are the days when the one-size-fits-all, monolithic operating system approach makes sense. Users are driving…

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Daily Links for Saturday, October 10, 2009

Open Source Build A Linux Distro With SUSE Studio InformationWeek / Serdar Yegulalp Once, if you wanted to create your own Linux distribution, you had to jump through more hoops than your average Cirque du Soleil performer. Now it’s possible to automate the vast majority of the process, thanks to…

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IBM Teleconference: “System z and Linux: The winning combination”

Please excuse this marketing interruption, but in case you are interested: System z and Linux: The winning combination Broadcast Date: October 8, 2009, 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 4:00 p.m. UTC Developed for: IT strategists, solution analysts and managers, enterprise architects, systems analysts, systems programmers, application developers, IT operations managers,…

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Daily Links 06/04/2009 (a.m.)

Linux on the Desktop/Laptop/Netbook/Other The top four Linux netbook trends – Computerworld Blogs “I can barely keep track of all the Linux netbook-related announcements from this week’s Computex trade show, and I follow this stuff for a living. So, I sat down and put together a list so I could…

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Keynotes announced for LinuxCon 2009

The Linux Foundation has announced the keynotes for LinuxCon 2009. These are: Joe “Zonker” Brockmeier, openSUSE Community Manager, Novell; Bdale Garbee, Open Source & Linux Chief Technologist at Hewlett Packard; Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of the Ubuntu distribution and Canonical; and me With great appreciation to the LF, I did not…

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Daily Links 03/28/2009 (p.m.)

Novell releases SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 – Network World “The release runs “with near-native performance” on five major hardware platforms (x86-32, x86-64, Itanium, IBM Power and IBM System z), as well as on all major hypervisors (VMware ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V and Xen). And, as service providers and vendors increasingly look…

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Daily Links 03/24/2009 (a.m.)

IBM, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems Among Speakers on Tap for InfoWorld OSBC 2009 in San Francisco “Executives from IBM, Linux Foundation, Microsoft, North Bridge Venture Partners, Novell, Red Hat and Sun Microsystems will present keynotes at Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), taking place March 24-25, 2009 at The Palace Hotel in…

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Daily Links 02/25/2009 (a.m.)

Novell, VMware To Create Virtual Appliances For Linux — Virtualization — InformationWeek “In response to archrival Red Hat (NYSE: RHT)’s flurry of virtualization announcements this month, Novell (NSDQ: NOVL), has agreed to collaborate with VMware to help developers create virtual appliances for SuSE Linux Enterprise. The collaborative deal affords ISVs…

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Daily Links 02/12/2009 (a.m.)

EVE Online gives up Linux, but Mac support continues – LinuxWorld “In a developer’s blog entry entitled An update on Linux support, CCP Games producer Arend “CCP Whisper” Stührmann confirmed that the company is ceasing development of the Linux version of its massively multiplayer online game, EVE Online.” tags: OB,…

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Daily Links 12/02/2008 (p.m.)

Ubuntu Remains Best Linux Distribution for Desktops “The latest version of Canonical’s Linux distribution, Ubuntu 8.10, still outshines the Linux desktop offerings from Red Hat and Novell, and is the best open-source alternative to Microsoft and Apple operating systems. However, both Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux and Novell’s SUSE distributions are…

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Daily Links 04/23/2008

Sony Again Delays PS3 Virtual Community “The 3-D service called Home, which originally was expected to be sold starting last year, now is expected to be available in the fall, the company said. The service will let users create avatar characters, decorate homes and interact with other users in a…

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Daily Links 04/04/2008

To the Letter Born – Campaign Stops – 2008 Elections – Opinion – New York Times Blog tags: politics, typography, 2008, Obama “Style equals accuracy. Put the word “change” in Comic Sans and the idea feels lightweight and silly. Place it in Times Roman and it feels self-important. In Gotham,…

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Daily Links 04/03/2008

School districts serve up lessons in Linux – LinuxWorld tags: Linux, OB, education “Windows may boast the lion’s share of the desktop education market, but the economic and technical benefits of open source software has seen many schools and education institutions implement various flavors of Linux across their desktops and…

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links for 2008-03-17

Scoop: InternetNZ supports Vint Cerf’s rejection of OOXML “InternetNZ (the Internet Society of New Zealand Inc) strongly supports calls from Internet pioneer Vint Cerf opposing Microsoft’s proposed OOXML (Office Open XML) document standard.” (tags: ooxml) U.S. Supreme Court rejects Microsoft antitrust appeal | Tech news blog – CNET News.com “Novell…

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Seven Challenges and Priorities for Virtual Worlds in 2008

Thus far this year I have given my opinions about the top ten priorities for open standards and open source in 2008. With this post I’m going to continue the series and give my ideas for virtual worlds like Second Life, Active Worlds, and so forth. First let me say…

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links for 2008-01-14

Google Exodus a Symptom of ‘Superbowl Syndrome’ “With the recent exits of top executives and product managers from Google, is the hippest company in town losing out to bureaucracy?” (tags: Google) EU launches new probe against Microsoft – Yahoo! News “The European Commission opened a new antitrust probe against Microsoft…

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links for 2007-11-27

24/7 Wall St.: Sun Microsystems Reflects Ticker Change Over 1-4 Reverse Split (JAVA, JAVAD) I had missed this when it was first announced. “The high-end server maker and owner of the rights to Java will temporarily change its stock ticker to “JAVAD” to reflect its 1 for 4 reverse stock…

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links for 2007-11-08

Open source gaining traction in U.S. government | InfoWorld | News | By Grant Gross, IDG News Service “According to a survey by the Federal Open Source Alliance, more than half of all U.S. government executives have implemented open-source software at their agencies” (tags: opensource government) Virtual Worlds News: Active…

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