Daily Links for Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Open Source Open Source Proves Elusive as a Business Model The New York Times / Ashlee Vance The grass-roots nature of open source has led advocates to view the projects as a populist foil to proprietary software, where a company keeps the inner workings of its applications secret. But in…

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Fedora 12 released

The onrush of cool new Linux distributions continues with the availability of Fedora 12. From the press release: The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, today announced the availability of Fedora 12, the latest version of its free open source operating system…

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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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Daily Links for Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Document Formats BE: OpenOffice boom in Belgium The Port of Antwerp started preparing the migration of 1300 desktops to OpenOffice earlier this year. The completion of the migration is expected around September 2010. The IT-department decided not only to move to ODF, but also to use ODF as their primary…

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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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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 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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Life with Linux: First customizations

By the end of the last entry, I had installed and updated a basic, vanilla Ubuntu 9.04 Linux desktop on a Lenovo T400 laptop. There was nothing about the installation that was special to the hardware or to how I wanted the environment to be. I’ll now start customizing, and…

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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 03/16/2009 (p.m.)

Harvard’s virtual education experiment in Second Life – Computerworld Blogs “Earlier this month, I interviewed Rebecca Nesson, an affiliate of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and an instructor at the Harvard Extension School, about her experiences teaching Harvard’s first-ever class in Second Life. The course, CyberOne: Law in…

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Daily Links 02/21/2009 (p.m.)

Ubuntu now has ‘cloud computing inside’ | The Wisdom of Clouds – CNET News “In a posting on the ubuntu-devel-announce list Friday, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu, announced that Ubuntu 9.10 will be code-named Karmic Koala. As usual, efforts surrounding the Linux distribution are divided between two target deployments, desktop…

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Daily Links 01/06/2009 (p.m.)

EMC Acquires Parts Of Open-Source Developer SourceLabs – Software – IT Channel News by CRN and VARBusiness “EMC (NYSE:EMC) is making an open-source play with the acquisition of some of the assets and key personnel of SourceLabs. SourceLabs is a developer of technology that makes it easier for systems administrators,…

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