Episode 35 - Automation Rules...Or does it???

Running Time: 40:58
1) Introduction

2) News
Nokia - Symbian...Get back here...
Shuttleworth - Why we are going with Unity and Wayland
Linux Stories from the Dark Side of Life - Joe and Brian add a few of their own.

3) Automation - Can to much of a good thing be bad..

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.

Nokia pulls Symbian back into the fold....

Nokia has decided that since no one is going to come play with them and Symbian they are going to take their coders and go home.  There is no mention of closing the source back up but it seems likely that the end is near for Symbian, the biggest OS in the smart phone market.  The field is shrinking but Nokia doesn't seem to be making any moves to stay in the game.  They are working with Intel on Meego but that is not coming up fast enough to be a player at the present.  However, I would never count out the worlds #1 cell phone maker out.

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.