This is big. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison hinted that he may start a new Linux version. What will they call it? O’Linux. That sounds too close to be an Irish name. Ellison calls it the “bundled stack” with application and O/S rolled into one product. It’s going to be an interesting development in the coming months if this play will come to fruition. In the meantime, Redhat, Novell, Microsoft, IBM and Sun Microsystems are probably scratching their heads how this move will potentially affect their business.
Since the introduction of Bootcamp a couple weeks ago, it may look like Apple is officially embracing Windows XP to run on its latest hardware based on the latest set of Intel chips . It will be interesting to see how corporate IT community will take it. I think most companies will want to avoid it due to increased support costs. Others may embrace it. Here’s a good article by Andrew Kantor worth reading.
I just saw YouTube.com, a website which allows people to place videos online for free. It uses tags similar to how flickr and technorati does it. At first, I was more interested in seeing surfing, soccer and magic videos, then I found myself watching silly teenage fights and would-be music artists posting their performances. Not too bad. Some shouldn’t quit their day jobs. The website was featured in Yahoo. I can see this a popular site for America’s Funniest Videos. Check it out.
I just noticed WordPress 2.0 was released to the public a couple days ago. I saw the post in the Weblog Tools Collection blog. I am a little surprised there is no entry in the WordPress Development Blog since every WordPress blogger reads the development blogs in their Admin Dashboard. I personally feel, there should be an announcement there. Well, it looks like there is one now.