This week I'll be at InterOp Las Vegas looking for the latest and coolest Linux-based technologies that InterOp exhibitors have to offer. My favorites are certainly the "new innovators." New innovators are small companies who've developed their own products and are trying to get noticed in the high-tech space. These are the best and most enjoyable people to talk to at such shows. You'll benefit from the trip indirectly through this blog since I'll be reporting on who and what I find there. What I'm looking for specifically are companies whose founders are: 1. - Dedicated to the Open Source …

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I'm in search of Linux--which sounds odd since it seems that I should be able to find all the Linux I'd ever want but I want to know about [I]your[/I] favorite Linux gadget, project, invention, software, innovation or appliance. I want to know which ones are most important to you--which ones you're passionate about and which ones deserve some attention in this blog. Here's your chance to bring a little-known Linux-oriented business or project into the light. Let's see what you can do. I was so taken aback by the lack of Linux-oriented solutions at the recent [URL="http://www.interop.com/lasvegas"]InterOp Las Vegas[/URL] …

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It's a fact of life that Linux distributions go extinct and it happens more often than our Linux fan base would like to admit. At last count, there are approximately [URL="http://lwn.net/Distributions/#historical"]50[/URL] individual distributions that are now extinct. What happens to the poor unfortunates who adopt and use these defunct distros? Are they left in the cold or are there alternatives that are close enough that a relatively tech savvy administrator could migrate apps and dependencies to another distribution? Some of these distributions were excellent and very capable. [URL="http://www.damnsmalllinux.org"]Damn Small Linux[/URL] (DSL) is a notable one that I used extensively and …

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