Nexenta Core Platform 1.0 is now available - OpenSolarix X Debian--Elatte release of Nexenta, which hybridizes OpenSolaris kernel code with higher-level tools from Debian and Ubuntu. Includes Xen, ZFS-compatible apt-clone, CIFS, zones, and live upgrade support.
Fedora 9 alpha is out: "Sulphur"--New: (http://jkeating.livejournal.com/53326.html): "Disk resizing during install (incl. NTFS), encrypted block devices, simplified install method choosing, gnome 2.21 development release, KDE 4.0 builds,
Firefox3 Beta2 builds, PackageKit, kernel 2.6.24"
Barracuda Networks re. fight against Trend Micro re. open-source ClamAV patent issue--"Barracuda Networks believes that the patent is invalid due to prior art and further believes that neither its products nor the ClamAV software infringe the patent. "
YouTube - 5000 Web Apps in 333 Seconds at SimpleSpark.com--A convulsion-inducing exercise in brand awareness.
Neatorama ? The Evolution of Tech Companies' Logos--Some nice tech history crossed with logo history. Alas, this post undermines my ability to wow people with the knowledge that LG once stood for Lucky Goldstar. I knew about Kwanon for Canon, but not what it meant.
Canon offers encouragement for JPEG XR | Crave : CNET's gadget blog--My colleague Lori Grunin got the scoop on Canon's newly expressed fondness for JPEG XR, aka HD Photo, the file format Microsoft hopes will replace or at least augment conventional JPEG.
Zooomr: Please hold while your online photos are shipped overseas--Apparently 10 terabytes of the 20 on the photo-sharing site were moved to the new data center in Japan. The other half is en route and should arrive by end of the month. "We regret the situation this has posed to our users and ask for forgiveness."
Flickr sets, sets, sets, and more sets--What to do if you like to arrange your photos into endless little piles and have a gargantuan monitor. Also, it helps to be a good, prolific photographer like Thomas Hawk. If you have good metadata, you ought to be able to construct these sets on the fly.
Embedded Linux company Wind River Systems reorganizes, cuts jobs, outsources--Four divisions: VxWorks, Linux, tools, device management. "Certain non-critical, redundant or administrative positions will be eliminated, and staffing of development resources in low-cost geographies will be accelerated."
New Canon U.S.A. EVP of imaging--"Canon U.S.A., announced that Tamotsu 'Ted' Nakamura will become executive vice president and general manager of Canon USA's Imaging Systems Group."
Flickr supports OpenID ? Flickr Blog--"Yahoo launched its "OpenID Provider service" in beta... it includes Flickr support! You can now use your photostream URL to log into sites which support OpenID." Yahoo announcement: http://developer.yahoo.net/blog/archives/2008/01/yahoo-openid-beta.h
Canon EOS 40D underwater housing from Sealux--"Sealux CC40 has an aluminium housing, milled of monoblock CNC, hard-anodised and specially sealed for highest seawater resistance."
Photoshop of horrors embarrasses Memphis weekly | www.tennessean.com--Don't believe everything you see on the blogosphere. That bumper sticker used to say "Tax 'n' spend," not "Confederate Values"
B&H Photo Video selling a 1200mm Canon mongo lens--This is one gigantic telephoto. B&H said somewhere bewteen 13 and 19 were built since 1993. "The hard part is figuring out what you're focusing on because the angle of view is so narrow."
Rick Lehrbaum, Ampro's co-founder returns as CTO - MarketWatch--Lehrbaum has kept tabs on use of embedded Linux over the years. Now he's going back into industry.
K Desktop Environment - KDE 4.0.1 released--Fixes to Konqueror Web browser and other issues. Download site: http://download.kde.org/
Scientists Say Mummies' Lice Show Pre-Columbian Origins - --Columbus and other Euros apparently aren't to blame for the spread of lice to the New World. It was a pre-existing condition, as the insurance industry might say. The New York Times Stephen Shankland
Stephen Shankland writes about a wide range of technology and products, but has a particular focus on browsers and digital photography. He joined CNET News in 1998 and has also covered Google, Yahoo, servers, supercomputing, Linux, other open-source software, and science.