ADT covers LinuxWorld

LinuxWorld roundup
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 roundup.

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, company officials said. Read more.

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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.


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