Episode 67 - Bring out your dead Linux Desktops...

Running Time: 00:48:52

1) Introduction

Joe explains how awesome Puppet and automated builds
MS makes a stupid contest, looses, refuses to make good on the loss, then decides it should pay up

2) News

Why Linux on the Desktop is Dead...Oh yeah and the rest of the story...
HP Doubles down on a Linux Future...
Are you using insecure open source components
Sharing patents encourages innovation

3) Conclusion

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Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.