Finally hell has frozen over! We have a flash player 9 linux plugin... ok.. it's in beta. But man oh man has it been a long time coming. Check it out and test away to your hearts content. http://blogs.adobe.com/penguin.swf/2006/10/beta_is_live.html
Huddle is a new an upcoming web conferencing tool. I have been one of the primary developers on the product and I am excited to let everyone know that now they can use it for free. On November 1st 100 Huddle accounts will be given away. Sign up here and let me know what you think. Here is a short demo of the tool. Click here to check it out.
So this morning I took a few minutes and decided to install and get red5 running.. what is red5 you ask?.. starwars game?... nope.. even cooler. It's an opensource flash media server... very cool with excellent possibilities. Now I'm not bagging on the Flash Media Server nor Adobe(macromedia) but I must say that this open source project is probably going to be a jumpoff point for some people.. with Adobe's archaic lisencing and all. I just thought maybe some people might want to install it too.
Boy isn't this the truth these days?
I ran across this article that quickly talks about the possibility of the two companies competing directly and head on in the graphics/web department. It seems interesting to me that microsoft feels so theatened.... but who wouldn't be. It talks about microsoft possibly giving graphics software away with longhorn but I doubt that would pull adobe out of focus for high end graphics artists seeing as there are already free software solutions that exists but that are not mainstream.
Just wanted to give you all a heads up about Imagestore.us. It's an online company that sells computer merchandiese at a discount price... and believe me.... you're getting them at discount for a reason. The only two items I ever purchased from them were sent to me in good time but when they got to me they were broken.. both of them. This was two separate orders at two different times. So... what I had to do is send the products back to them and wait for their RMA department to get around to processing it... oh.. and they want $8 for the switch to a fixed product. So...
The following link was posted on a list that I am on regarding the Macromedia/Adobe "merger".. or should I say aquisition. "Translation From PR-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Adobeâ€™s â€˜FAQâ€™ Regarding Their Acquisition of Macromedia". Enjoy. http://daringfireball.net/2005/04/adobe_translation
Well after installing many flavors of linux at work and at home I seem to have settled in on Gentoo www.gentoo.org. Not only because of it's cool package management system (portage) but because of the updateablity of the product.... one install once and you can keep your system up-to-date without too much trouble. I was experiencing some heart burn when trying to get the Macromedia Flash Communication server to install. I got it to run by simply extracting the files and running them but the install of the actual product failed.
The article I wrote on Macromedia for "Clustering Flash Communication Servers for Live Events" was finally posted. It took a few changes and modifications but all in all it turned out pretty good. If you read it and have any feedback on it that would be great to hear. It can be found here.