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By Adron Hall on October 22, 2013
Over the last couple of months I’ve been double laptoping it. I’ve had a Lenovo Carbon X1 with Windows 8 and Ubuntu dual boot configuration with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and i7 and I had a Mac Book Air (MBA) 8GB, 512GB SSD and i7 Proc. The MBA was my primary work machine with the […]
By Adron Hall on July 5, 2013
Yesterday I received my X1 Carbon Touch from Amazon. First part of this whole adventure is that I sent it to my old address in one part of town so that led to a little sleuth action to track it down. After a short bike ride up the street I arrived and the office staff …
Posted in General, Product reviews | Tagged Apple, brick, broken, carbon, fail, great tech support, hardware, how-to, lenovo, linux, Microsoft Windows, My Updates, operating system, tech support, thinkpad, ubuntu, windows 8, x1
By Ben Kepes on August 2, 2012
At OSCON Dell announced the inclusion of Project Sputnik into its generally available product line. For those not in the loop, Project Sputnik is a developer focused Ubuntu based laptop, the unit is based on the beautiful Dell XPS13 and comes with Ubuntu preloaded. While many see this as merely
By Adron Hall on June 25, 2012
I just got signed up for Cloud Connect Chicago and started checking out some of the talks. One talk jumped out, being that it is about PaaS Technology. After reading it though I immediately felt the need to straighten out some things that looked misleading. Maybe the presenter (JP Morgenthal) will lay these things out […]
Posted in Featured Posts, Platforms | Tagged cloud, cloud computing, cloud connect, cloud foundry, Cloud Speak, Cloudfoundry, conferences, open shift, paas, platform as a service, red hat, rhel, ubuntu
By Adron Hall on December 19, 2011
Ok, it’s that time of the year and I’m at the phase of the cycle when it is computer purchasing time. What do I want, what do I need, who has the best options available? In order of priority here’s my wish list for the ideal machine.
It must be able to run Windows & Linux. Even better would be the ability to run OS-X, Windows, and Linux. Preferably with Linux or OS-X as the core operating system and Windows either virtualized or dual booted.
Another high priority is I want elegant, sexy, and strong design. But not just in appearance but in functionality too. I want the device to be strong. I want the material to be fabricated well, I want the quality and durability to be built into the device. This comes down to the device being a single mold, probably of a high quality material like aluminum.
I want as much oomph as I can get out of the hardware. Demanding elegant and sexy usually dictates it won’t be powerful. Demanding tough is usually another strike against that.
Another thing which is super important, but I may be flexible on, is the resolution. I simply want as much resolution as possible.
The last thing, which isn’t as important, is I don’t really want to pay more than about $1500. I’d be all the happier if I can find something for even less.
Narrowing Down the Machines… (click through to read the entire article)
By Adron Hall on September 18, 2011
I’ve been developing in my spare time on Mac OS-X using Rubymine, Webstorm, TextMate, XCode, and several other apps. I’ve also been using Kindle (the native app and the HTML5 Version), Tweetdeck, and a host of other applications. A bulk of things I’ve also been using, however they’re almost entirely in Chrome/HTML5 or some web […]
By Krishnan Subramanian on September 15, 2011
Yesterday, the folks at Ubuntu announced that they are renaming Ensemble project as Juju. Since the names Ensemble, Formula and Principia didn’t connect well in their original incarnation, they have decided to move on to a new name. Juju is an African word for magic. While we liked the sophistication and refinement that went along […]
By Adron Hall on September 6, 2011
I’ve been using a Mac for a couple of months now. My employer purchased a few for us coders to try out, and I’ve become spoiled. I rarely want to use my other machines now, as they seem cumbersome and inefficient. Mainly from a hardware perspective, as the OS itself seems to have plusses and […]
By Krishnan Subramanian on August 17, 2011
This is next in the series of post where I am highlighting the importance of PaaS in the future of cloud services. VMware’s CloudFoundry (previous CloudAve coverage) has completely altered the PaaS landscape with a first multi-cloud, multi-language open source platform. While the platform has clearly won the hearts of both pundits and developers, there […]
By Krishnan Subramanian on May 10, 2011
When Canonical (previous CloudAve coverage) announced sometime back that they will support OpenStack in the Ubuntu Enterprise Edition, pundits were wondering about the fate of Eucalyptus in UEC. When Eucalyptus announced partnership with RedHat, I thought it was a right move with Ubuntu cozying up with OpenStack. Then, there is the question of “Why RedHat […]
By Adron Hall on April 20, 2011
It has been a long while since I’ve used a Linux + GUI. Ubuntu, I understand probably isn’t the most bleeding edge, but just out of the box it has all the candy of Windows 7 plus lots of 3rd party enhancements and drivers or OS-X with the same. I’m honestly amazed that the OS […]
By Krishnan Subramanian on April 6, 2011
Canonical (previous CloudAve coverage), the commercial company behind Ubuntu Linux Distro, yesterday announced that they are ending the ShipIT program. ShipIT was a hugely successful marketing attempt by Canonical where they shipped Ubuntu Linux to any place in the world for free. In fact, I would even claim that this program is partly responsible for […]
By Krishnan Subramanian on December 15, 2010
Eucalyptus Systems (see previous CloudAve coverage), the academic project turned commercial venture offering private cloud solutions for enterprises, today announced a partnership with RedHat (see previous CloudAve coverage), leading enterprise Linux vendor who is shifting their focus to cloud computing recently. This partnership suits both the companies and it can go a long way towards […]
Posted in Featured Posts, Open Source | Tagged canonical, cloud computing, deltacloud, eucalyptus, iaas, open source, opensource, openstack, oscloudseries, private clouds, redhat, RHEV, ubuntu, virtualization
By Krishnan Subramanian on August 17, 2010
As more and more touch based devices flood the market, open source community is looking for support to such devices in the Linux distros. Ubuntu is almost ready to take on the proliferation of such devices in their upcoming Ubuntu 10.10.10 (Maverick Meercat Release) in October of this year. In a mail sent to Multi-Touch […]
By Krishnan Subramanian on April 9, 2010
Linux has been trying hard to crack the desktop market for long. Being an open source evangelist, I do admit that it didn’t gain much traction in the desktop era dominated by Microsoft. There are many reasons for this including Unpolished UI Lack of support for some of the consumer devices like webcam, printer, etc. […]