Episode 70 – What linux should you choose?

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Running Time: 56:08

1) Introduction

Google vs oracle (We talk a little bit about this)
New Open Source version of Elders Scrolls Morrwind…Looks awesome…Who says linux can’t do gaming?
Joe starts the discussion of whether or when it makes sense for a business to switch or jump from one distro to another?

2) News

Ubuntu is going to revolutionize the UI
Ubuntu to ship on 5% of PC’s ???

Skypes Supernodes are being replaced with Linux Machines
Did you know that RedHat would let you host your apps on their cloud servers for Free?
Open Office UPDATED!!!!  After 469 DAYS!!!


3) Conclusion

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Do you want to host an app in the cloud for FREE?

Redhat has you covered and it’s absolutely free.  While it’s somewhat limited you can download a live CD of the software running on the server.  The system is powered by Amazon Web Services.  The system should automatically scale to what ever you need.  Even if you need to expand there is no additional cost.  It’s interesting how little chatter we have heard about it.  The interesting part of this is as much the free download to compete with VMWare as it is that we and a lot of others have missed that this happening a year ago.

Red Hat is a bigger contributer to OpenStack than Canonical…

Red Hat who wasn’t a member of the OpenStack Alliance/Group until this week has contributed more code than Ubuntu’s parent company and a founding member.  The big surprise for some of us here was that Rackspace, someone we don’t normally assocaite with software development, is the number one developer on the project.  They account for 55% of the code followed by Nebula with 10%.  Red Hat accounted for 7.9% and Canonical put up a mere 2.6%.  Sounds pretty lopsided?  Well when you think about the fact that there are more than 150 companies that are part of the group they all look pretty good.  Supporting open products should be applauded by both of these.

Do you know what it takes to roll your own cloud?

Check out this cool presentation at the Linuxconf.au about creating your own cloud.  In a little less than an hour they get you the broad strokes of what it takes.

The description from blip.tv says it like this:

A technical introduction to building a fully open source, hardware neutral, robust and efficient Enterprise Cloud. We present how to combine KVM, Libvirt, and the Pacemaker cluster manager to create feature-rich yet simple high availability for virtual machines. We then expand that concept to include shared-nothing and potentially split-site storage replication with DRBD. Finally, we demonstrate how to move to large enterprise configurations with large multiple-node clusters to provide highly scalable and flexible cloud computing capability. The Linux Cluster stack, now in its third evolutionary iteration, makes an excellent basis for high availability on the Linux platform. The Pacemaker cluster manager is a highly flexible and feature-rich cluster resource management application. It currently interfaces with over 70 different server applications, Libvirt-based virtualization and iSCSI target services being just two of them. In this presentation, we will show how to build simple, yet fully redundant, replicated high availability cluster based on these components. We than gradually expand this concept to include scale-out to multiple cluster nodes, full live migration of virtual machines, and also centralized storage administration — in other words, true enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure. We focus exclusively on solutions that build on commercial, off-the shelf hardware and 100% open source technology. Tim Serong, Melbourne-based Senior Clustering Engineer at Novell, will co-present.”


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