Software industry pioneer Mitch Kapor–the father of Lotus 1-2-3 and chair of the Open Source Applications Foundation –today compared the open source movement to the seven-part Harry Potter book series. Continue reading
Category Archives: UbuntuLive
50 Things You Need to Know About Ubuntu (50-41)
The VAR Guy, a peer blogger over at TechIQ magazine, is building a rather fun list of 50 things you need to know about Ubuntu. Here’s the list so far, which he permitted me to run here:
Ubuntu Coming to Small Business Servers
Lookout, Microsoft. Move over Red Hat. Ubuntu is preparing a small business server and related support tools that could allow entrepreneurs to standardize their networks on the operating system. Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth dropped a few hints about the small business server during his keynote speech at Ubuntu LIVE today in Portland, Oregon.
Ubuntu: 12 Million Users?
Ubuntu now has as many as 12 million users, according to Ubuntu creator Mark Shuttlworth. But this is more than a desktop story, folks. Sounds like server deployments are ramping up fast and mobile device deployments are just around the corner. Continue reading
Ubuntu LIVE Starts In 45 Minutes…
I made it to Portland, Oregon — home of the Ubuntu LIVE event — safe and sound. I’ll be blogging live from here today (July 22) and Monday (July 23). I will also be attending a Canonical reception this evening. If there are any key speakers you’d like me to interview, please leave a comment on this post or send me email at joe [at] microcast.biz. Also, if you’re a solutions provider be sure to watch TechIQmag.com. I hear their lead blogger, The VAR Guy, will be somewhere in the crowd.
Gearing Up for Ubuntu Live
A few updates for you. I’ll be blogging live from Ubuntu LIVE this Sunday and Monday (July 22 and 23), and meeting with several Canonical managers to get the scoop on Ubuntu’s long-term direction. Continue reading
HP Nearing Ubuntu PC Launch?
More speculation from The VAR Guy, a blogger over at TechIQ magazine. He noticed that Hewlett-Packard’s top Linux executive is scheduled to keynote the Ubuntu LIVE conference July 23 in Portland. Makes you wonder: Will HP use the stage to announc PCs with Ubuntu pre-installed?