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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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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Project management via open source and open standards

Rob Weir sent me some links to an open source effort called OpenProj which aims to take on Microsoft Project. Evidently the project owners would like to integrate it into OpenOffice.org or, I would guess, at least make it compatible. ZDNet Blogs: “Microsoft Project to get open source competition” (try…

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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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Apache, PHP, Mac

The good news is that since the Mac OS X is based on the BSD flavor of Unix, it comes with things like PHP and Apache. The bad news is that both are pathetically backlevel. This is fixable, however, and I played with various options late last night. Right now…

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#1. My future home open desktop: The resolution

I live in a hybrid desktop world and it bugs me. Like many people, I have a dual boot machine that runs both Microsoft Windows® XP and GNU/Linux. The flavor of Linux (as I will abbreviate it) is Ubuntu. I just want to have one operating system running on the…

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InformationWeek article + some thoughts

David Gardner just published an article based on an interview we did this morning about the ODF Alliance and recent ODF news concerning Google and Microsoft. It is up to Google to say what they want about this, but, as I noted last night, ODF Alliance membership jumped by 20…

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What are XML Enhancements for Java?

I’m a bit late in posting this, but take a look at the new cool “XML Enhancements for Java” on alphaWorks. Like everything else there, this is experimental and is meant to try new approachs. Try it out and let the authors know. The following is from the linked site:…

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