Rich Teer's Blog
Monday, October 16, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Big gorillas and hi-def video
I see that Micro$oft is planning to bundle King Kong with their Xbox360 HD-DVD player (not that I have the slightest bit of interest in what M$ does). I doubt I'm the only person to see the irony of a 700 lb gorilla of a software monopolist bundling a movie about another big gorilla with one of its products... :-)
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: M$'s backing of HD-DVD is a damned fine reason to reject that format, and adopt Blu-ray instead.
OpenSPARC CAB announced
The other day, Sun announced the appointment of the OpenSPARC CAB (Community Advisory Board). I haven't seen it blogged in the places I usually look yet, so thought I'd give it a quick mention.
First OpenSolaris developers' convention
Ever since I attended ApacheCon in Las Vagas a couple of years ago, I've planned to try to arrange an OpenSolaris convention. Well, as luck would have it, our Teutonic friends have beaten me to the punch: Dirk Wetter and his colleagues at the German UNIX User Group are planning a convention early next year. If you're going to be in the area, why not drop in and show them your support?