Daily Links for Friday, December 11, 2009

Cloud IBM: LotusLive paying subscribers go from 0 to 18 million in a year ZDNet / Larry Dignan That LotusLive tally at the beginning of the year was nil so the growth is stunning. I double checked with IBM to make sure that those 18 million client seats were actually…

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Daily Links for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Politics / Government Public Access Policies for Science and Technology Funding Agencies Across the Federal Government With this notice, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) within the Executive Office of the President, requests input from the community regarding enhancing public access to archived publications resulting from research funded…

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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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Daily Links for Tuesday, November 3, 2009 – Red Hat Edition

Open Source Red Hat Rolls Out Virtualization Platform for Heterogeneous Servers and Clouds Reuters Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, the newest product set in the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization portfolio.…

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Daily Links for Sunday, November 1, 2009

Software Microsoft to indirectly fund L.A.’s switch to Google Apps Seattle Post-Intelligencer / Nick Eaton Talk about irony. Of the $7.2 million the Los Angeles city government will be spending to switch its e-mail system to Google Apps, $1.5 million of it will come from Microsoft, according to City Council…

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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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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 for Wednesday, September 16, 2009 – Evening Edition

Open Source Linux and Virtualization Will March Forward Together OSTATIC / Sam Dean This trend is not just here to stay–it’s growing quickly. Virtual environments can mean fewer servers, lower fees for software licenses, reduced need for space for servers, less money spent on power and cooling, and more. If…

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Daily Links for Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Open Source Virtualization tips total-cost scales for Linux CNet / Matt Asay Virtualization may offer a significant advantage to Linux in the decade-old debate over Linux vs. Windows total cost of ownership (TCO). A new Gabriel Consulting Group survey (PDF) of mostly mixed-environment (that is, Windows and Linux) enterprises reveals…

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New IBM Redbook: “Practical Migration to Linux on System z”

There is a new draft IBM Redbook available called Practical Migration to Linux on System z. Here’s the RedBook abstract: There are many reasons why you would want to to optimize your servers through virtualization using Linux® on System z®: Too many distributed physical servers with low utilization A lengthy…

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Daily Links for September 3, 2009 – Evening Edition

Open Source KVM is the feather in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 ars technica / Ryan Paul Red Hat announced Wednesday the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, a new major point update of the company’s popular commercial Linux distribution. This version introduces official support for KVM and marks…

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Daily Links for September 1, 2009

Open Source The Business Case for Open Source Virtualization IT Business Edge / Mike Vizard This article is notable for completely failing to mention KVM. If any of this sounds like a movie you’ve seen before, you must by now be thinking about the relationship between UNIX, Windows and Linux.…

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Daily Links for August 11, 2009

VDI – Virtual Desktop Infrastructure InfoWorld: Why Microsoft is sabotaging desktop virtualization Analysis: Microsoft‘s licensing makes VDI unaffordable, to keep its stranglehold on desktop Windows licenses intact “There’s no other way to cut this: It’s simply way more expensive to license a Windows desktop OS for a VDI environment than…

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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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Life with Linux: Simplifying and starting over

Ok, so yesterday I talked about dual booting Fedora and Ubuntu. Last night I played a bit with the multi-boot situation, looked at some upgrade options, learned more than I wanted to know about the grub boot loader, and generally thought about the situation. This morning I blew away everything…

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Daily Links 06/10/2009 (p.m.)

Fedora 11 Delivers Big Feature Boost to Latest Linux Distribution “Red Hat officials claim the community’s eleventh release of its open-source Linux distribution includes the broadest feature set to date; spotlights developments in software management and sound; improves key virtualization components; and introduces Fedora Community, a portal project now in…

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Linux, Virtualization, and Clouds

The presentation I gave yesterday at Cloud Expo Europe is now available online. As with most presentations, the slides are meant to drive the discussion and not be 100% expositionally complete. In particular, my thesis in this talk is that virtualization (or “virtualisation,” for you Brits) is essential for clouds…

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Daily Links 03/07/2009 (p.m.)

Is Open Source Ready To Get The Message? | bMighty.com: Blogs For Small Business and Mid-Sized Business “No matter how Cisco uses PostPath, however, there is now another player in this space. Since the European Union forced Microsoft to publish its Exchange protocols, the OpenChange project has been working with…

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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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Red Hat announces its virtualization plan

Yesterday Red Hat announced its plans around virtualization in its press release “Red Hat Announces Broad ISV Ecosystem is Virtualization-Ready”. In part, the press release states With today’s news, Red Hat ISV partners are ensured through an Application Binary Interface (ABI) guarantee that their certified applications are capable of running…

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links for 2008-02-17

Can Microsoft be trusted on OOXML covenants?: Insight – Software – ZDNet Australia “Developers wanting to use Microsoft‘s Office Open XML specification will need to brush up on their legal skills.” (tags: microsoft ooxml) Datamation Announces 2008 Product of the Year Winners “Given Office’s status, it’s a major eyebrow raiser…

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links for 2007-11-26

Real Estate Growing number of foreclosures creates a new scam – The Boston Globe “The National Consumer Law Center estimates that thousands of troubled borrowers across the country were victimized in the last few years.” (tags: realestate) Where Mansions Go Begging – New York Times “Almost 700 homes are currently…

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links for 2007-08-10

Open Source, or Not Microsoft Says No Windows Virtualization on Top of Linux – News and Analysis by PC Magazine “Microsoft will not allow Windows Vista or Windows XP to be virtualized on top of Linux, Sam Ramji, the director of Microsoft’s open-source software lab, said at the annual LinuxWorld…

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