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
Recommendations for People to interview
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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.

Episode 32 – Feed Back and VMWare will buy Linux…

Found here

Running Time: 0:33:22

1) Introduction

Feed Back on the last podcast and the post.

 2) News

Mandriva Dieing Another Story about Mandriva
Oracle is compiling their own kernel and claims it’s really fast
VMWare may be buying at least Suse Linux from Novell

Check out this article for more information
A decenting opinion from Infoworld

General reports of the events fromthe Inquirer,Computer World, and Barrons

3) Conclusion

Recommendations for People to interview
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Is Novell selling itself or just Suse Linux?

Will VMWare buy just Suse Linux or will they buy all of Novell?  There is a lot of speculation that seems to be pointing towards a buy of just SuSe Linux.  But if they do that we want to know what’s left?  So for just a little bit more why not buy it all.  That’s why I think buying the whole company makes more sense.  Novell owns one of the few pure closed source LDAP Servers left.  That means that for companies concerned with Open Source what should be a profitable product line for Novell or who ever buys them.  Novell has always had smart people and is always a leader where technologies are concerned.  The marriage of Novell and VMWare makes a lot of sense.  Both companies would benifit and VMWare can afford to make the deal.

Check out this article for more infor

A decenting opinion from Infoworld

General reports of the events from the Inquirer, Computer World, and Barrons

 

Episode 31 -Linux and a virtualized world…

Running Time: 0:54:30

1) Introduction

2) News
    Centeralized Logging

    Is Corporate America Letting Desktop Linux die on the vine?

    Are we over the hill?  Have we peaked?  Will our pay only go down from here?

3) Topic of the night

    Our thoughts on how to virtualize your environment

4) Conclusion

    Recommendations for People to interview
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    Go to the WebSite to call us via Google Voice
    Follow us on Twitter @linuxinstall
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VMWare is planning on taking on Microsoft….

The Var Guy is reporting a follow up on VMWare’s plans to use Zimbra, the open Source E-mail/Groupware solution they purchased from Yahoo in January.  What is being discussed and reported is that VMWare will begin selling and supporting Applicances with the opensource software installed and configured.  They will not be starting their own hosting option but instead rely on the over 500 existing VMWare hosting focused companies.  The goal of this is go directly after Microsofts E-Mail product Exchange.  This should be interesting to watch.