Episode 51 - And then there was the linux desktop....

Ohio Linux Fest is Sept. 9-11 don't miss it if you can.

Running Time: 1:06:38
1) Introduction
Brian got an HP Touchpad and is running Linux on his Work Desktop.(sort of)
Joe still likes the GTV and is salty about not getting an HP Touchpad.
2) News
Will WebOS live?  Who will own it? 
Brian’s HP Saga Continues with this letter from OfficeMax.com
August 31, 2011 
Re: Cancelation of HP TouchPad Order 
Dear OfficeMax Customer: 
Recently you have been contacted and informed your HP TouchPad order was canceled due to HP discontinuing the item and OfficeMax not being able to source the item. 
It was brought to our attention that HP may be shipping additional inventory to its suppliers. Our Merchandising team has contacted HP and is pushing to acquire enough stock to cover the orders we had to cancel. HP has posted the following statement on their website - "Despite announcing an end to manufacturing webOS hardware, we have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand. We don't know exactly when these units will be available or how many we'll get, and we can't promise we'll have enough for everyone." 
We have saved all canceled orders, and if we are successful in attaining additional HP TouchPads, we will contact you to fulfill your order. 
As always, we value your business. Thank you for your patience and loyalty throughout this situation. 
While we deeply regret any inconvenience this has caused, we ask that if you have questions, please call customer service at 1-877-OfficeMax. 
Raspberry PI the $25 Linux machine is a real toy now...
An Interview with the Linux Foundation President
What happened at LinuxCon?
Desktop Marketshare breakdown
Linux moves into a new decade here is how it compares to 10 years ago..
Is Open-Source Illegal in your country?
Maybe just Maybe SCO Vs. Linux is finally dead...
RedHat announces Aeolus  
Is VMWare really RedHat's Biggest Enemy
3) Conclusion
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With it's second pick in the cloud draft Ubuntu chooses OpenStack...

Over at Desktoplinux.com they have a story about Canonical's annoucement that they have decided to go in a new direction with their cloud offering.  Instead of using Eucalyptus they will be migrating to OpenStack.  This will also mean that instead of supporting a E2C API they will be switching to the OpenStack API.  This means very little for most people but if you were thinking about building a private cloud with Ubuntu's solution it is a pretty significant switch. In our opinion OpenStack is the better choice for both you and Ubuntu.  The project has huge backers like NASA, RackSpace, Dell, Cisco and intel to name a few.  It's also gained a lot of momentum.  If you have looked at it check it out here.

Red Software + Blue Hardware = Purple Private Clouds

ZDNet.com has a cool article about the alliance between Red Hat and IBM starting to bring something to the market. It appears that what they have been working on is a packaged appliance like Cloud solution.  With Red Hat KVM Based virtualization and IBM Hardware they plan to make devices and sets of servers to compete with the ones being created by Cisco, EMC and VMWare.  Competition is cool but can they unseat the VMWare team?  Only time will tell.