David Berlind is turning up some pre-show happenings at Interop in Las Vegas--some off the wall (literally) and some pretty useful. As for the on the wall, David has a post about a wall-mounted data center from a company called Thureon.
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On today's podcast:Can Linux go mainstream? Adrian Kingsley-Hughes analyzes the five things the Linux community needs to know about users.
A little more than a year ago Red Hat acquired JBoss to enter the open source middleware market and the financial results thus far have been mixed. But now analysts are becoming more upbeat about JBoss and what it can contribute to Red Hat.
Dell outlined some of the technical details surrounding its use of Ubuntu 7.04 on its desktops.
Will a Google partnership with Salesforce.com yield a software combination with staying power?
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Microsoft releases Office exploit isolation tool.MS Word exploit generator circulating?
Information technology is the most outsourced corporate function and more companies are looking to farm out more work. PriceWaterhouseCoopers interviewed 226 customers and 66 outsourcing service providers.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting on a forthcoming alliance between salesforce.com and Google to integrate Google's online services, such as email and IM, with the salesforce platform.
Dell says on its Direct2Dell blog that it will launch a Tablet PC after a few years of what could be called a no confidence vote by not entering the market. Ken Fisher at ArsTechnica sings the praises of his Tablet PC.
On today's podcast:Is Intel trying to torpedo the OLPC?Facebook is the prince of social media, says Dan Farber.