ADT covers LinuxWorld
Attendance at this summer's LinuxWorld Expo was on a
par with the previous year's show (between 10,000 and 11,000, according to
conference organizers), but the exhibit floor was busting at the seams.
More than 190 vendors (around 55 more than last year) pitched their tents
in San Francisco's Moscone Center to flog their latest Penguinesque
offerings. Read ADT's
| IBM boosts Linux on Power platform
IBM has put a lot of effort into beefing up its Power brand over the past
year. At the last LinuxWorld Expo, the company rolled out Linux on Power-based
microprocessors as a major strategy for luring customers away from Intel
systems. At LinuxWorld in San Francisco, Big Blue is reaching out to developers
and ISVs. Read more.
||Red Hat throws new app server in the ring
Red Hat announces the availability of its first J2EE application server. Announced at the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, the open-source Red Hat Application Server (RHAS) is designed to be a low-cost alternative to offerings such as IBM’s WebSphere,
said. Read more.
LinuxWorld: Beyond the OS
Within the 'beyond the OS' theme at this
summer's LinuxWorld vendor put a lot of emphasis on desktop Linux. Nine sessions
were dedicated to Linux desktop strategies and technology development. There was
a Desktop Linux Pavilion, where new open-source desktop technologies were on
display. Read more.
IBM open-sources Cloudscape DB
IBM disclosed this week at LinuxWorld that it has donated its Cloudscape database
to the open-source Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The Java-based, embeddable
DB, now called “Derby,” was open-sourced to “spur communal innovation for Java
application development,” said Janet Perna, general manager of IBM’s data management
operations. Read more.