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Mark R. Hinkle: "Linux is ready for the desktop"
In my view, Linux on the desktop is a viable operating system.
It offers many features that are more innovative than commercial solutions.
Virtual consoles, secure remote access solutions, true multi-tasking, and the
ability to use robust journaling file systems all come to mind. Despite these
advanced features, I have also noticed some parallels between Linux and some
earlier versions of Windows. Let’s term these similarities as “growing
I do feel that there are many cases today where Linux is an inadequate
solution, specifically in the area where James Turner's complaint lies - in
laptops(docking is my pet peeve) and multimedia. However, I believe James to
be a high-needs user; it’s my contention that much of the computing world
comprises low-needs users. These terms should not reflect poorly on either
First, Internet access will be the core telecom service of the future. Not
only will essentially everyone in the developed world be connected to the
Internet, but more and more applications will migrate to the Internet. In our
homes we will use a variety of devices which communicate via the Internet. We
will use telephone-like devices to have voice conversations over the
Internet. We will use one-way and two-way video devices that communicate
through the Internet. We will use many different web-capable and
email-capable devices. And certainly we will use important new Internet
Crash Course in Open Source Cloud Computing
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This is a presentation originally given at SCALE 9x and revised for the
Indiana Linuxfest 3/26/2011.
I’ll be presenting an updated version of my Crash Course on Open Source
Cloud Computing presentation at OSCON 2014. I have some new material on
Docker and SDN along with the latest updates on cloud software. Here’s the
The open source mantra is to release early and release often. That means
software velocity can be difficult to keep up with. This discussion will
expand on the latest open source software used to deliver and manage cloud
computing infrastructure. Topics covered include virtualization (KVM, Xen
Project, LXC), orchestration (OpenStack, CloudStack, ... (more)
I've been a dedicated Microsoft user since the beginning. However, the
increasing frequency of operating system upgrades, rising minimum hardware
requirements, and the general lack of valuable features included in new
releases prompted me to explore alternative operating systems. For years, I
turned primarily to Microsoft for my computing needs both in my personal life
and for the businesses I've been involved with. In recent years Linux has
emerged as a viable alternative to Microsoft for all my computing needs, be
it an enterprise server or personal desktop. The Linux alternati... (more)