Episode 16 - Microsoft Green Lights Moonlight, Best Buys and others sued over alleged GPL Violations, Predictions for 2010

 Running Time: 43:49 and found here

1) Introduction

2) News

Microsoft approves MoonLight as part of the deal with Novell

http://bit.ly/7vmnry

Lawsuit against Best buys and other over GPL

http://blog.internetnews.com/skerner/2009/12/best-buy-lawsuit-shows-how-gpl.html

http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3853311/Best+Buy+Caught+in+GPL+Tussle.htm

http://www.developer.com/open/article.php/3853281/News-Brief-Best-Buy-and-CE-Vendors-Sued-over-GPL-Software.htm

3) Predictions for 2010(both things we think will happen and won't)

An App Store for Linux like there is one for the IPhone and Android Phones

Microsoft will be try to make a serious run at VMWare for the Virtualization Market on XSeries, Red Hat will come from no where and put Microsft into 3rd place behind Xen.

Someone will figure out what to do with Google Wave in an enterprise or just in general.  Wave Federation will take off.

Chrome OS and Android will merge.

This will not be the year of the Linux Desktop.  Linux will continue to gain share in the X86 Server market.  Linux will be the perfered Netbook OS paired with something like Chrome OS.

Linux will not see a major virus in 2010.  Really we don't think there will be a major issue with Viruses in general in 2010.

4) 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.

Dell offering Chrome on Netbook

Since it seems that Chrome is a big topic of discussion, I found another interesting article that appears to have been covered on several sites today.  Dell was successfully able to get Chrome running on one of their netbooks.  Check out one of the stories below:

 

http://bit.ly/7KIZ11

 

Guess it's just a Chrome kind of day.