Daily Links for Friday, November 20, 2009

Open Source Good Karma: An In Depth Review Of Ubuntu 9.10 Ars Technica / Ryan Paul Ubuntu 9.10, codenamed Karmic Koala, was officially released last month. In this comprehensive review, Ars takes you under the surface for an in-depth look at the new features and major architectural changes. Obama Team…

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Daily Links for Monday, November 9, 2009

Open Source Ubuntu: the complete beginner’s guide Times Online / Jonathan Richards Ubuntu, if you’re not familiar with it, is one of many varieties of a broader, open-source OS called Linux. It looks and feels a lot like Windows (more or less), but, being very lightweight, it runs very quickly,…

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What does a cloud computing user want?

Several weeks ago I gave a talk called “Regarding Clouds, Mainframes, and Desktops… and Linux” at LinuxCon in Portland (video, slides). Since then I’ve reprised parts of the talk several times, including a couple of times for IBM-only audiences. I’m going to put up a few blog entries that expand…

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Who is the user for cloud computing?

Several weeks ago I gave a talk called “Regarding Clouds, Mainframes, and Desktops… and Linux” at LinuxCon in Portland (video, slides). Since then I’ve reprised parts of the talk several times, including a couple of times for IBM-only audiences. I’m going to put up a few blog entries that expand…

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2009 Red Hat Virtual Experience

Just got a notice about the 2009 Red Hat Virtual Experience to be held on December 9. From the webpage: Join us December 9, 2009 for the Red Hat Virtual Experience, an event focused on Red Hat Enterprise Linux solutions, including virtualization and cloud computing. Attend in-depth sessions from your…

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8th Annual Southern California Linux Expo

I just saw notice of the 8th Annual Southern California Linux Expo now scheduled for February 19-21, 2010 at the Westin Hotel near Los Angeles International Airport. While I’ve never attended this conference in person (why be in LA in February when you can be in snowy upstate NY?), I’ve…

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No-cost office suites for the Mac

This article and something I saw earlier on the web today reminded me that not everyone is aware of office productivity suites for the Mac that are available for no cost. Microsoft grants Mac Office 11th-hour reprieve ComputerWorld / Gregg Keizer Just a day before Microsoft was to have retired…

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Links for Wednesday, September 9, 2009 – OIN Edition

Open Source Microsoft rivals to purchase 22 patents to defend Linux ComputerWorld / Elizabeth Montalbano A group of Linux proponents will purchase patents formerly held by Microsoft in an effort to defend distributors of the open-source OS against the ongoing threat of patent litigation from the software giant. The Open…

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Daily Links for Tuesday, September 8, 2009 – Morning Edition

Open Source Microsoft giving Best Buy anti-Linux training electronista Slides look official, however uncomfortable I am with the anonymous source. Microsoft has been sending Best Buy retail staff “training” material that deliberately attacks and in some cases distorts Linux, according to a leak from an anonymous Best Buy employee. The…

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Daily Links for August 27, 2009 – Mac OS X Snow Leopard Edition

Macintosh Apple’s Sleek Upgrade NY Times / David Pogue “Despite all of this, the haters online deride Snow Leopard as a “service pack” — nothing more than a bug-fix/security-patch update like the ones Microsoft periodically releases for Windows. That’s a pretty uninformed wisecrack. Especially because the biggest changes in Snow…

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Daily Links for August 12, 2009

Windows and Security How to save the Internet from Windows ComputerWorld “After last week’s near-collapse of the social networks, such as Twitter, due to a Windows-based, botnet DDoS attack, I made a modest proposal: Throw Windows off the Internet. Here’s how we can do it. Or, at the very least,…

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Daily Links for August 5, 2009

Linux IBM Linux Virtualization and Cloud Seminar – August 11, San Francisco “Linux, virtualization and cloud computing are the three most important trends in IT today. They’re also interlinked. Attend our half-day seminar, IBM Linux Virtualization and Cloud Seminar, and find out how you can use them to improve the…

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Daily Links 07/10/2009 (a.m.)

Group test: screencasting apps | TuxRadar “Screencasts – digital movies with the desktop as a backdrop, the mouse as the protagonist and a voiceover – have become an integral part of electronic learning and form the basis of the computer-based training industry. As bandwidth becomes affordable and video-sharing websites start…

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Daily Links 06/30/2009 (p.m.)

Red Hat Announces Premier Cloud Provider Certification and Partner Program to Enable Wider Enterprise Cloud Adoption “The Red Hat Premier Cloud Provider Program has been established to address the increased interest in cloud computing from Red Hat customers, both in building virtualized internal infrastructure systems and extending their applications into…

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

Microsoft to plug holes in Windows, IE, Word, Office and Excel | Security – CNET News “Affected products include Windows 2000, XP, XP Professional edition, Vista, Server 2003, Server 2008, Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003, 2007 Office and Microsoft Office 2004 and 2008 for the Mac. Other affected software…

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Government and open source: Public interest

This week I’m going to pose a series of questions in the hope of driving some discussion around the use of open source in government, as well as government involvement in open source. (General warm-up question) In what ways is it in the public’s interest for a government to make…

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Daily Links 04/07/2009 (p.m.)

Linux: I’m Here for the Apps “By focusing unique Linux attributes on package-based and security-enhanced software management, the platform’s stakeholders can turn one of its most often-cited disadvantages into one of its primary competitive strengths.” tags: OB, Linux, applications, desktop Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are…

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When you choose your clouds, don’t make foggy choices

Whenever there is a major evolution in IT technology trends, the industry has a choice: do we go with proprietary data formats, protocols, and programming interfaces, or do we take a more open approach, allowing the provider with the best offering and service to win without locking in customers? Some…

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Information Society Project at Yale Law School offers standards recommendations to Obama

Laura DeNardis, Executive Director of the Yale Law School Information Society Project, announced today that the group had sent a set of recommendations for open standards to the new Obama administration. In the announcement, Laura said The administration’s technology policy priorities create a moment of opportunity to rethink U.S. strategy…

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Open source and the lone developer

It occurred to be this morning when I was stuck in traffic that although a lot has been written about open source development for communities, much less is out there for the lone developer. This is the person who labors along by him- or herself, writing code and letting the…

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Daily Links 01/12/2009 (p.m.)

About › Zine “For later releases we want to simplify the administration interface and implement Atom publishing to make editing for authors as simple as possible. We have strong focus on web standards and security. Zine generates valid HTML 4 everywhere and generates Atom feeds. An extensible markup language called…

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