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Executives From Novell and AMD Sign-On As Keynote Presenters At LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit

Executives From Novell and AMD Sign-On As Keynote Presenters At LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit
LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, has announced the addition of Debra Anderson, CIO at Novell, and Randy Allen, Corporate VP of the Server and Workstation Division at AMD, as keynote presenters for the first-ever LinuxWorld® OpenSolutions Summit?. Anderson and Allen join previously announced opening keynoter and ?security guru? Bruce Schneier, creating an all-star lineup of keynote speakers for this event. LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit, scheduled to take place February 14-15, 2007, at the New York Marriott Marquis, is a unique conference providing attendees with the opportunity to learn from the Linux and open source deployment experiences of their peers through actual case studies.

On Thursday, February 15, 2007, Debra Anderson will kick-off day two of the conference with her keynote entitled, ?Open Source Adoption ? A Real Life Story.? During this revealing presentation, Anderson will share her experiences as she led Novell?s migration to OpenOffice and the SUSE Enterprise Linux Desktop. How do you make a fast transition for almost 5000 internal customers with the least amount of disruption? What impediments did Novell face and how were they solved? As first adopters of their own technology and other open source technology, Novell learned fascinating lessons that will help organizations understand the business opportunity of open source.

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What you should (and shouldn't) expect from 64-bit Linux

Linux.com talks about 64 bit Linux.

So you just bought and assembled a brand-new AMD64 workstation. The only decision that remains is whether to install a 64-bit Linux distribution, or stick with comfortable, tried-and-true IA-32. If you are seeking an easy answer to that question, I can't help you. Running 64-bit Linux has its pros and cons. Unfortunately, a lot of the cons are out of your hands -- but they're not really Linux's fault, either.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 Goes AMD64

Debian is finally officially going AMD64 with version 4.0 of their Linux distro.

The Debian project confirms December 2006 as the date for the next release of its distribution which will be named Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias 'etch'. This will be the first official release to include the AMD64 architecture. The distribution will be released synchronously for 11 architectures in total.

At this stage, the upcoming release will ship with Linux 2.6.17 as its default kernel. This kernel will be used across all architectures and on the installer. A later version may be selected during a review in October.

New features of this release include the GNU Compiler Collection 4.1 as default compiler. X.Org will replace XFree86 as implementation of the X Window System X11. Secure APT will add extra security by easily supporting strong cryptography and digital signatures to validate downloaded packages.

Porting Linux applications to 64-bit systems

IBM Developerworks has an article on porting apps to 64 bit Linux.

Major hardware vendors have recently expanded their 64-bit offerings because of the performance, value, and scalability that 64-bit platforms can provide. The constraints of 32-bit systems, particularly the 4GB virtual memory ceiling, have spurred companies to consider migrating to 64-bit platforms. Knowing how to port applications to comply with a 64-bit architecture can help you write portable and efficient code.

Firebird 2.00 Beta 2 64 Bit Linux Version For Download

Thanks to Marius Popa for this link to the Firebird 2.00 beta downloads that include 64 bit Linux versions. Enjoy.

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