Novell Introduces New Virtualization Solution

Novell today announced the industry's first enterprise Linux-based virtualization solution built on Xen*, optimized for Intel* Virtualization Technology. SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise Server 10 from Novell(R) running on Dual-Core Intel Xeon* platforms will provide customers with a low-cost, high-performing virtualization solution that has the ability to host Linux* environments without the need to modify the guest operating systems. With the integration of Intel Virtualization Technology within Xen, Novell also announced plans to offer enterprise support for virtualized SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and Red Hat* Enterprise Linux 4 running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, allowing Red Hat customers to migrate to Novell service and support while still running Red Hat Enterprise Linux in a virtualized environment.

Alan Cox's Exploding Laptop

22nd September 2006. This used to be Alan's laptop, an IBM Thinkpad 600 with third-party batteries we bought separately: ie possibly not IBM's. Last night it exploded.

Technology Innovation One Scoop At A Time

For the world's best-engineered ice cream, go to the Union Court dining area at Boston University. What you'll find is a vending machine that can make 96 varieties of ice cream to order from 12 flavors, two base mixes--premium and low carb--and three dry-ingredient mix-ins.

The ice cream, concocted by startup MooBella, isn't necessarily the world's best--that's subjective--though it's quite good. It's certainly the best freshly made ice cream you'll get from a vending machine because, well, it's the only freshly made ice cream available from a vending machine. "Really good ice cream isn't found everywhere you would want it to be," says MooBella president Bruce Ginsberg.

gtkpod V0.99.8 Released (Graphical Frontend For iPod)

gtkpod is a platform independent GUI for Apple's iPod using GTK2. It allows you to import your existing iTunes database, to add songs, podcasts, video and cover art and to edit ID3 tags. gtkpod also features international charset support for ID3 tags, detects when adding already existing songs, and more.

Elive Revolution Released

The new version stable of Elive is finally released, codename Revolution, new screenshots section, using the new systems for the LiveCD mode, a lot of work is done on this release of Elive since the last stable release called Serenity. Read more for the changelog.

How XGL Works

Xgl, Xegl, Xglx, Aiglx... ever wondered what all this stuff does? Here's the definitive layman's guide to understanding how this stuff actually works. Scroll to the end for some illustrative diagrams.

Interview with MandrakeLinux and Ulteo founder Gaël Duval

Gaël Duval, the founder of the popular MandrakeLinux (later MandrivaLinux) project, was fired from Mandriva last spring in an effort to cut costs. Almost immediately afterward, Duval began work on a new GNU/Linux distribution, Ulteo. As of this writing, Ulteo has not yet released its first beta edition, but it should be available soon. While we're all waiting, I figured I'd ask Mr. Duval some questions about Ulteo, Mandriva, and starting GNU/Linux projects in general.