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LinuxWorld 2008 conference coverage

This year's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo and Next Generation Data Center conference take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco Aug. 4-7. Check out our news, product announcements and video from the show floor.

The 2008 LinuxWorld Conference & Expo and Next Generation Data Center Conference take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco Aug. 4-7, with more than 10,000 attendess and 200 exhibits. For all of's nonstop coverage of news, sessions and product announcements, check out our content below.

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Linuxworld Conference & Expo news coverage

'Stateless computing' no easy road for Merrill Lynch
Merrill Lynch touted its "stateless computing" cloud at LinuxWorld. But one analyst countered that the project pushed the limits of technology to the edge.

Ubuntu expands ecosystem of apps and partners
Ubuntu has begun to evolve into a mature ecosystem with a small but growing cache of applications to run on top of an OS and more partners to expand its reach.

A reporter's reflections on LinuxWorld
Even though attendance was likely down at LinuxWorld this year, there were some memorable highlights of the show.

LinuxWorld postmortem
A reporter who attended the show reviews the show highlights and the possibly inflated attendee numbers at this year's event.

Xen hypervisor no shrinking violet
Despite the entrance of Hyper-V in the marketplace, Xen is a vital, ever-stronger hypervisor, affirmed Simon Crosby in his keynote session "Data Center of the Future."

Oracle exec discusses Oracle VM Templates
An Oracle exec explains how Oracle's newly launched Oracle VM Templates speed deployment of an Oracle software stack and how these templates work well for test-and-dev environments.

LinuxWorld/Next Generation Data Center attendees get the 411 on cloud computing
A Next Generation Data Center cloud computing session outlined the virtues of the cloud but also essential changes IT departments must make for a successful foray into cloud computing.

Oracle announces Unbreakable Linux support program
To expand its foothold in the Linux market, Oracle Corp. has created an Unbreakable Linux partnership program and signed 15 vendors to it.

IBM makes announcements to bolster Linux
IBM announced a host of new products and partnerships designed to promote Linux at this year's LinuxWorld conference.

Oracle announces new data center
This month, Oracle breaks ground on a 200,000-square-foot data center in Utah. Oracle's CIO outlined the facility's resources and energy-saving methods at LinuxWorld/Next Generation Data Center.

Next Gen conference features panel on data center energy efficiency
At the Next Generation Data Center conference, panelists got heated about the best methods and technologies for improving data center energy efficiency.

Oracle announces templates for Oracle VM
At LinuxWorld, Oracle announced new templates to ease deployment of software on Oracle VM, its server virtualization technology, and touted its increasing compatibility with Linux through its Linux suport program.

Next Generation Data Center/LinuxWorld: Notes from the show
This reporter's notebook blog entry rounds up Tuesday's events, including a "Data Center 3.0" session, another on cloud computing and a tour of Ice Cube, Rackable Systems' containerized data center. Check out some great photos from the show floor as well.

Trusted Computer Solutions security tool addresses security breaches
A Trusted Computer Solutions security tool helps protect Linux servers from attack. The tool will be featured at the 2008 LinuxWorld show.

Data centers suffer from IT and facilitiies silos, says Avocent exec
Soaring energy costs, increased IT staffing workloads and the all-importance of customer service have combined to create a perfect storm of demands for data centers, says an Avocent exec who will present at LinuxWorld. One solution is a stronger merging between IT and data center facilities functions, he says.

SELinux not ready for widespread adoption: LinuxWorld workshop preview
SELinux, or Security Enhanced Linux has made great strides in protecting Linux systems from unauthorized attack. But it's still not quite user-friendly enough for widespread adoption.

Cloud computing and virtualization central at LinuxWorld 2008
This year's LinuxWorld conference Aug. 4-7 will focus on "disruptive technologies," such as cloud computing and server virtualization.

Product news from LinuxWorld

Astaro releases security and installation products at LinuxWorld
Astaro Internet Security has made three releases this week at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo: one installation product and new versions of a security a monitoring product. .

Varonis exec discusses DatAdvantage for data governance
An exec from Varonis Systems, a data governance software provider, discusses the company's release of DatAdvantage and how companies should approach data governance.

GroundWork announces Ganglia 3.l
Ganglia, a distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems such as clusters and grids, released 3.1 at LinuxWorld. The new version enables admins to create customized "metric modules" and integrate them into the Ganglia interface.

Splunk to feature new products at LinuxWorld
Splunk's new crop of tools to be featured at LinuxWorld, including Splunk for Virtual Server Management, Splunk for Change Management and Splunk for Server Management, indicate the maturity of these data management tools.

Trusted Computer Solutions features lockdown profiles for configuration automation
Trusted Computer Solutions will showcase its lockdown profiles enable IT managers to assess and configure systems for security and compliance requirements automatically.

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