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Created a Twitter account

I finally decided, during my physics class 🙂 , that I should create a twitter account and figure out what its all about.  Even though I have an account now, I still don’t know what its all about 🙂 .  Maybe with some time.

 So, here it is.

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Open Source at Google Blog

I just found this on google’s blog.  Its a new blog that is dedicated to sharing about open source happenings at Google.

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My new opensuse email!!!

My request for an opensuse email account was accepted!!!  I am now the new proud owner of decriptor at opensuse dot org.  That’s not all!  I’m on the opensuse members page 🙂

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ZDnet’s poor article on Citrix and XEN?

ZDnet  had an article on Citrix and their position/dedication to XEN.  For those that weren’t aware, Citrix bought XEN for $500 million last year.  I had one thought about this article until I read one of the comments.  So if you read it, beware maybe don’t jump to conclusions at first.  Here is the comment from Citrix’s CTO VMD Simon Crosby:

I hope this is ok.  If not please let me know and I apologize ahead of time.

Citrix is committed to Xen

It appears that somehow when we briefed Paula, we managed to confuse her. I accept full responsibility for this, but think it is important to state the facts:

1. The Xen project is in great shape, superbly funded by Citrix and the community, and is operated independently from Citrix, by the Xen project Advisory Board. Citrix has more than doubled XenSource’s open source team size already, and is continuing to develop new initiatives for Xen. At the most recent Xen developer summit in December, we had over 200 attendees, and there was fantastic participation from across the industry. Our own open source team operates independently from the product groups and has a blank check for headcount and resource. As I said previously, I’d be happy to fill you in on this.

2. XenServer is a core foundational product to Citrix. Specifically, XenApp (formerly Presentation Server) and XenDesktop (formerly Desktop Server, addressing the VDI use case) will both include XenServer in all future releases. Why? Because XenServer has been optimized to run the XenApp and XenDesktop workloads, and provides a fantastic set of manageability, availability, scalability, and flexibility options to the XenApp/XenDesktop administrator, with incredible performance (very significantly better than VMware’s, for those same workloads). Today our customers tell us that they hate to use VMware for virtualizing Presentation Server, because of the performance issues, but they need to do so for various reasons: test & dev flexibility, consistency of image management, DR, ease of provisioning etc. XenServer offers them all they need, at much better price/performance than VMware.

3. XenServer itself continues to go from strength to strength. The new release 4.1 boasts over 50 new features and performance optimizations, and a profound and strategic tight coupling between the virtual infrastructure platform and smart virtualization aware storage, such as the NetApp devices. Expect a range of exciting announcements as we move down this path.

In a nutshell: Xen is profoundly important to Citrix, is changing everything about the way that Citrix develops and delivers its products. Citrix is fully supportive of open source and the community, and you will see much more than just Xen as a core community focus from Citrix in the not too distant future.

Simon Crosby, CTO VMD, Citrix.

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OpenSuSE 11 Alpha 2 Released

The lastest alpha of openSUSE 11 is out.  Here is the link to the iso images.

Updated:

A link to the official announcement.

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Interview with the new OpenSUSE community manager

Go check it out.  Nothing more to say.

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And the New York Giants win it

Just a quick blog post, THE NEW YORK GIANTS WIN.

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Improving your list filters in gmail

For the longest time I had problems with everything being included in my opensuse label. Since its a heavy lists at times, I lose email every once in a while. Well that will change. With their new, filter messages like this, I found out about ‘listid:’.

The way to implement this is to select some emails from a list and use that option in the top right drop down in the email or to create a filter in the settings option. If you choice to set it up in the filter window, add text like this: listid:opensuse. Replacing the list name obviously. You want to place it in the ‘Has the words’ box. Make sure you test it first though.

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This might not work well with mailing lists on the same domain. Doesn’t seem to be working out very well

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Wua.la!

Yes, that’s the url!( or at least just wua.la) I was at the UTOSF hack night and got my invite from kkubasik. So thanks to him for the hook up. I haven’t done much with it yet, but it looks really cool. It’s still in alpha so be patient.

Cool YouTube video about wuala.

Oh and I have a hand full of invites to throw out there. If you want one just shoot me an email sshaw at decriptor dot com or try and grab me on irc.freenode.org in #utos or #opensuse (if you see me in any others then asked there too).

By the way, a link to Conman. Its done in django, and needs the added help. So if you can program or are good at django, go help out!

Ooops! Forgot the cool screenshot

Wua.la screenshot

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Glenn Beck’s Tribute to Gordon B. Hinckley

I was sent this link to a tribute from Glenn Beck to Gordon B. Hinckley.

Update:
Sorry the embedded youtube stuff was just messing things up