LinuxWorld 2008 Prediction #3: Linux and x86

Although I’ve previously published the slides for the talk I gave at LinuxWorld 2008 in San Francisco, I thought it might be useful to add some additional comments in the blog about each of the eight predictions I made. This is not the full text of what I said nor…

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The age old Mac debate

Over on ZDNet, Christopher Dawson rekindles the old Apple Macintosh debate in his piece “Macintosh…Help me understand why.” I’ve observed these discussions from a distance for over twenty years, but they were always abstract to me since I didn’t own nor particularly have any experience with a Mac. I do…

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“OASIS Launches OpenDocument XML.org”

OASIS released a press release yesterday about the new OpenDocument XML.org. Here’s an excerpt (most if it, actually): OASIS Launches OpenDocument XML.org New Web Site Enables Community to Share, Track, and Monitor Information on the OpenDocument Format Lyon, France; 12 September 2006 � The OASIS international standards consortium today launched…

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Continua Health Alliance

We’re a part of this. See the CRN article “Intel-led group seeks medical device specs“. An excerpt: An Intel-led consortium of more than 20 companies hopes to smooth out technical and business issues inhibiting the rise of interoperable medical devices for use at home or on the road. The Continua…

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Open Standards vs. Open Source, Part 3: Open Source Software

Part 1: Standards Part 2: Software Part 3: Open Source Software Part 4: The SOA Connection I want to jump to the punch line even before I make some definitions: open source software is something that you need to consider very seriously. This is true whether you are a user…

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Free download of WebSphere Application Server Community Edition

IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition, Version 1.0 is a lightweight Java(TM) 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application server built on Apache Geronimo, the open source application server project of the Apache Software Foundation. You can download it for no cost from here. Both Linux/Intel and Windows versions are available.…

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Links and some comments for May 17, 2005

‘Tagging’ helps unclutter data (CNN) Is this how we’ll see the Semantic Web hit the mainstream? Actually it has, via RSS and RDF, but this makes it more obvious. IE7 Has Tabs (IEBlog) I can’t wait. James Governor’s MonkChips: PHP *already* in the enterprise. IBM blogging as a … Thanks…

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Why all the interest in SOA now? Part 1

It is a very reasonable question to ask why there is all the interest in Service Oriented Architecture now versus, say, two years ago or two years hence. There is not one reason, of course, but I plan to use this question to explore several possible reasons over several (probably…

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