Posts Tagged ‘LinuxWorld’

Bluecurve on the corporate desktop

Saturday, February 7th, 2004

Linus Torvalds talks about the progression of Linux within corporate environments in a recent article, specifically concerning the desktop. Here’s a quote:

Now, the kernel and other pieces are coming together including office applications, games and Web browsers. This has made the Linux desktop interesting to commercials. Commercials tend to choose one desktop, such as KDE or GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment), and stick with it. There has been some confusion and rivalry that has helped its development. Right now it looks like the two are closing in on each other, for example, with Red Hatís Bluecurve interface.

It’s really neat that he specifically mentions Bluecurve by name. Trying to bridge consistency across desktop software was one of my primary objectives when originally designing the entire theme set. The goal isn’t fully reached yet, of course (there’s still more software to theme, such as, plus there’s always room for more updates and a more complete icon set by filling in some of the gaps). After all, I’m only one person. *smile*

I know for a fact that making Bluecurve has helped get Linux to a point where it is taken seriously on the desktop. I know this due to several emails over the past two years I have worked at Red Hat. Also, I had a number of large corporate customers (now running Red Hat Enterprise Linux desktop workstations) walk up to me at the show and start talking about how great the desktop looks and that Bluecurve has enabled them to be taken seriously when they originally suggested a roll-out of Linux on the desktop. When I smiled and told them that I was the one who made Bluecurve, they thanked me profusely and talked with lots of enthusiasm. The fact that each was a random encounter (they didn’t know I was the graphical guy beforehand) and that it happened several times is great.

It’s nice to have a positive impact on things, and to know it too.

LinuxWorld Expo 2004

Tuesday, January 20th, 2004

The LinuxWorld Expo in New York is about to start soon (Wednesday)… It should be interesting this year.

(Not at) the LinuxWorld Expo!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2003

Okay, so I’m actually not at the LinuxWorld Expo up in New York City this year, but a few of my friends are. One of them, in particular (Steve Ruff, aka "Skatters") messaged me from the show floor to let me know that he noticed that there are no less than sixteen wireless networks where he is sitting. I mentioned that he would probably pick up even more if he wandered around the area a bit.

Currently, as I post this, he is hanging out at Ximian‘s booth, waiting for Miguel to speak about Mono.

I’m sure everyone up there is having a ton of fun, doing the whole expo thing. As for me, I’m working from home, with a sore neck and back (thanks to the accident) — but at least I have a few inches of snow on the ground! Snow! Woo-hoo!

Well, I wish I could have been up there at the expo. I’m glad that everyone up there is having a great time though (at least I’m assuming they all are…).

(If anyone is reading this from the show floor or would just simply like to talk about the expo, feel free to post a comment. *Grin*)

Update: Steve Ruff reported *live!* from New York and shared his impressions of the show this year. Included in his post are the most popular things on the show floor and news that he is planning on posting the pictures he took of the activities as they unfolded in the Javits Center. Click the link below to read more from the roving reporter, direct from his comment.

Photo bonanza!

Thursday, January 31st, 2002

I’m posting these from the show floor at LinuxWorld. First, off I’d like to release a few more from my trip to and from Oklahoma.

Huntsville Park is the first set, taken when I stopped up in Huntsville.

A few days before, I also visited Skidaway, which is a marsh near Savannah.

Skyscrape Window contains a few shots from the hotel room window, both in the morning and then later in the evening.

LWCE – Day 1 and LWCE – Day 2 are the first two days of coverage at LinuxWorld up here.

Enjoy the ton of pics. (:

LinuxWorld @ NYC

Thursday, January 31st, 2002

I’m currently up in New York City, attending the LinuxWorld Expo. We’re all having a blast up here at the Window Maker booth and I’ve been running around taking a bunch of pictures. Check back for updates. Stop by if you’re in the area.

Busy, Busy…

Saturday, August 25th, 2001

I’ve been a bit busy lately with work and other things. I did manage to squeeze in an hour or so the other day so that I could take a few pictures of downtown Savannah, and it was fun to get outside for a little bit. I haven’t reviewed the photos yet, but I think some of them should have turned out nicely. I’ll try to get around to posting them on the site soon. I’m still not moved in yet (only my main workstation is actually here at the moment), so take that into consideration on the expectation of the upload. (:

It has been a busy week not only for myself, but others as well. I have a lot of friends who have just started school, some visiting (and others moving) out of town, and I know some other people who are preparing for a Linux-related tradeshow out in San Francisco, which takes place this upcoming week. In addition, my church is having a ministry expo this weekend, so it’s tradeshow events all around the board.

Did I mention it’s my birthday this Sunday (Aug 26th) too? (:

Photos from LinuxWorld

Saturday, February 3rd, 2001

The photos from LinuxWorld are now posted.

[set 1] [set 2] [set 3]