January 21, 2008 -- This past week was the KDE 4.0 release event taking place at the Googleplex in Mountain View, where around 200 KDE enthusiasts had celebrated this major desktop release as well as discussing the roadmap for KDE and some of the major advantages of the K Desktop Environment.
January 12, 2008 -- Last week I had received a unique CES invitation from Rogers & Cowan, a PR firm representing an array of entertainment and technology companies, about one of their clients that advertises itself as the makers of the "world's most extravagant and technologically advanced systems for audio-video purists." For the Consumer Electronic Show, participating companies will either have a booth or suite somewhere in Las Vegas, but that wasn't the case for Goldmund, this Rogers & Cowan client that specializes in high-end audio/video systems. Their systems are so advanced that they simply cannot be built in a day or even a week, but for each of their media rooms they spend extensive time planning and constructing the rooms that are slated to be perfect, even an imperfect world. With that said, it was easier and more cost effective for Goldmund to just have four other writers and I check out their luxurious home theater systems in a demonstration home near Los Angeles.
January 07, 2008 -- This year at CES, ASUS has on display a wide assortment of products. These new ASUS products range from graphics cards to motherboards and monitors. Attached are a few pictures of their newest products.
January 06, 2008 -- While the International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) doesn't officially get underway until tomorrow, this afternoon we have some pictures of the setup process that goes on each year to prepare the show floors at the different exhibit halls for the over 100,000+ visitors that have swarmed to Las Vegas. Here are today's pictures, prior to being threatened by a Microsoft security agent. As you can see, the workers are still very much preparing the hundreds of booths that will be on display.
September 20, 2007 -- On the final day of the Intel Fall 2007 IDF was Renee James and Justin Rattner with the two final keynotes. Among the topics today were virtualization, Intel's open-source projects, a new What If project from Intel, Intel 8-core gaming, the 3D Internet, and a new LessWatts initiative from Intel with additional work by Red Hat and Oracle. Microsoft also talked about their work with Novell in optimizing SuSE for running in virtual environments on Windows Server 2008. Check out the photographs where we've also squeezed in a few remaining photographs from the PCI Express 2.0 party and the technology showcase.
September 19, 2007 -- Another day at IDF, another morning of keynotes. The second morning of the Fall 2007 Intel IDF was focused on mobility and ultra mobility. Among the announcements today was the announcement of the Mobile Internet Device Innovation Alliance, a horde of new Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs), and talk of Moorestown. Intel's Moorestown Platform will bring latest process benefits to the CPU, graphics, video, and memory controllers while offering a 10x reduction in the idle power consumption. Mark Shuttleworth also made a surprise appearance today on stage to talk briefly about Ubuntu on Mobile devices and Moblin. We'll provide more coverage later in the day.
September 19, 2007 -- Taking place yesterday afternoon during Intel's Fall 2007 IDF was their technology showcase and reception. There were a variety of booths setup with all different manufacturers from American Megatrends to Corsair and NVIDIA. While Microsoft did have a large presence at this showcase, Intel did have a booth setup for talking about power-savings technologies on Linux from their PowerTOP software to the tick-less kernel and other power management capabilities.
September 18, 2007 -- Intel's Fall 2007 Developer Forum started today in San Francisco at Moscone Center West, and there is already a number of exciting happenings to report on. We will have more formal articles to report on shortly, but in this article we've attached several photographs taken so far today. Among the happenings were the Nehalem demonstration, 32nm talk, and also Gordon Moore was on stage for an hour talking about various topics. Gordon Moore had talked about Moore's Law coming to a likely end in the next 10 to 15 years, pico bucks, language recognition in computing, and even his fishing trips. Later in the day a new Sun workstation was shown that hasn't yet been released but is Intel Tigerton compatible and ships with a massive amount of RAM. Virtualization was also a very hot topic later in the day.
July 23, 2007 -- On the second day of the Ubuntu Live 2007 conference presented by Canonical and O'Reilly was a keynote by Intel's Doug Fisher, Matt Zimmerman, and Tim O'Reilly among others. Also taking place were sessions on such topics as CloneZilla, Ubuntu on laptops, Dell Linux systems, and over two dozen other sessions. Ubuntu Live 2007 is now more or less done except for all of the parties and OSCON 2007 taking place the remainder of the week. Among the photographs to share today include some pictures from the OpenMoko in the exhibit hall, System76 laptops, and slides on Ubuntu's release road-map.
July 22, 2007 -- Starting out the first-ever Ubuntu Live 2007 conference was Mark Shuttleworth's keynote followed by Stephen O'Grady and Jeff Waugh. The day was broken up into a variety of sessions from the deployment of an open-source model at Purdue-Fort Wayne to building cross-OS applications on Linux. Starting off the day was the announcements of Canonical Landscape for system monitoring and management and Ubuntu 8.04 being a Long Term Support (LTS) release. The day had ended with free food and drinks along with some entertainment and other fun. The Ubuntu Live 2007 conference is being put on by Canonical and O'Reilly in Portland, Oregon this week prior to the start of OSCON 2007. Phoronix served as media partners with O'Reilly for this event.