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  Think Big – Now Think Even Bigger
  Join Us at Internet of Things at Cloud Expo, November 11-13,
at the Javits Center!


The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.

All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.

With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend Internet of Things at Cloud Expo in New York City. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!

Delegates to Internet of Things at Cloud Expo will be able to attend eight separate, information-packed tracks:

  • Enterprise Cloud
  • Digital Transformation
  • The API Enterprise | Mobility & Security
  • DevOps | Containers & Microservices
  • Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
  • Big Data | Analytics
  • IoT | IIoT | Smart Cities
  • Hot Topics | FinTech | WebRTC

There are 120 breakout sessions in all, with Keynotes, General Sessions, and Power Panels adding to three days of incredibly rich presentations and content.


We'll see you in New York!



Day 3 Keynote at @ThingsExpo | Chris Matthieu, CTO of Octoblu
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu's platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
  Themes & Topics to Be Discussed

Consumer IoT
• Wearables
• Smart Appliances
• Smart Cars
• Smartphones 2.0
• Automation
• Smart Travel
• Personal Fitness
• Health Care
• Personalized Marketing
• Customized Shopping
• Personal Finance
• The Digital Divide
• Mobile Cash & Markets
• Games & The IoT
• The Future of Education
• Virtual Reality

Enterprise IoT
• The Business Case for
x IoT
• Smart Grids
• Smart Cities
• Smart Transportation
• The Smart Home
• M2M
• Authentication/Security
• Wiring the IoT
• The Internet of
x Everything
• Digital Transformation
x of Enterprise IT
• Agriculture
• Transportation
• Manufacturing
• Local & State
x Government
• Federal Government

IoT Developers | WebRTC Summit
• Eclipse Foundation
• Cloud Foundry
• Linux Containers
• Node-Red
• Open Source Hardware
• Ajax and the IoT
• Leveraging SOA
• Multi-Cloud IoT
• Evolving Standards
• WebSockets
• Security & Privacy
x Protocols
• GPS & Proximity
x Services
• Bluetooth/RFID/etc
• XMPP
• Nest Labs



The Top Keynotes, the Best Sessions, a Rock Star Faculty and the Most Qualified Delegates of ANY Internet of Things Event!


The future of computing lies in these things. As computing takes a much more active role in our lives it will at the same time become much more invisible. Internet of Things Expo will address the challenges in getting from where we are today to this future.
 
The high-energy event is a must-attend for senior technologists from CEOs on down – including CIOs, CTOs, directors of infrastructure, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network and storage managers, network engineers, enterprise architects, and communications and networking specialists.




@ThingsExpo Power Panel | The World's Many IoTs: Which Are the Most Important?
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound effect on the world, and what should we expect to see over the next couple of years.
Benefits of Attending the Three-Day Technical Program
  LEARNexactly why Internet of Things is relevant today from an economic, business and technology standpoint.
  HEAR first-hand from industry experts the common issues and requirements for creating a platform for the Internet of Things.
  SEE what new tools and approaches the Internet of Things requires.
  DISCOVER how to drive a distributed approach to the Internet of Things, where applications move to the data.
  FIND OUThow the vast volumes of new data produced by the Internet of Things provides a valuable new source of business insight through advanced analytical techniques.
  MASTER how the ongoing development of smart cities, cars, and houses will enhance connectivity infrastructure.
Lunch Power Panel | Microservices & IoT- Moderated by Jason Bloomberg
In this Power Panel at @DevOpsSummit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx, panelists Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana; Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks; and Troy Topnik, ActiveState's Technical Product Manager; and Otis Gospodnetic, founder of Sematext; peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem filling in your buzzword bingo cards.


HP Starts Pushing Desktop Linux
HP Starts Pushing Desktop Linux

HP has supposedly been selling MandrakeSoft Linux on the desktop for a while but it's been so quiet about it that for all intents and purposes it's been a stealth operation.

But now that the desktop Linux hype meter is registering new highs, HP has decided to raise the decibel level.

It says it's got two new Linux desktops for the North American SMB market. One is the first of a new basic 2000 series, the HP Compaq Business Desktop dx2000. The company figures the street price of a Celeron model will be $389 to start. The Hyper-Threaded Pentium 4 unita will be pricier.

The other box is a mainstream widget designated the dc5000, another series that will come with HP Lifecycle manageability tools and is priced at $599 for a Celeron chip and $679 for a P4 box.

According to HP's custom, the boxes will be sold with Mandrake Linux, a boon for the French company that just filed its plan to emerge from the Parisian version of Chapter 11 last week. The same PCs can be had with Windows XP, by the way.

An HP Compaq 7000 series, due this summer, will offer customers advanced security, serviceability and manageability features, including HP Lifecycle Solutions to deploy and maintain PCs in corporate networks.

The microtower dx2000 features four DIMM slots to support single- or dual-channel memory configurations and offers quick and easy utilization of external peripherals with eight USB 2.0 ports.

The box can be had at clock rates up to 3GHz, with a maximum 80GB drive, up to one gigabyte of double data rate (DDR) SDRAM and a choice of optical drives.

Though it uses the same processors as the 2000, the dc5000 is intended for more advanced computing, and comes in two designs - a small form factor and a microtower. It can support a 160GB drive and up to 4GB of DDR SDRAM. Both form factors are designed with tool-less access to internal components and drives.

HP seems to think XP will dominate the 5000 platform.

Meanwhile, Mandrake's Chapter 11 exit plan, which the courts have yet to accept, calls for it to repay 4.1 million euros in liabilities over the next nine years and no interest. It says it's committed to repaying 3.3 million euros of the total amount, but that 800,000 euros is conditional on "certain events" that it doesn't describe.

The company says it means the liabilities will be pay off out of revenues and that it won't need to raise additional capital. At last word it had subscriptions from existing investors to pay 2.10 euros apiece for an additional 358,000 shares, giving Mandrake a stronger capital base.

Although the exit plan hasn't been rubberstamped by a court, Mandrake shares are trading again on Marche Libre after a 14-month absence.

The company is working on a new desktop kit based on the 2.6 Linux kernel that will offer a choice of KDE 3.2, Gnome 2.4 or the house-brand MandrakeGalaxy 2 desktop environments as well as OpenOffice 1.1.

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Not to rain on the parade but with regard to the Asian linux head start advantage... my understanding is that the bulk of linux desktops for China get reloaded with pirated Microsoft product offerings... any comments?

So I've been visiting the HP web site and I saw this:
link

Consequently, I've just sent this message to the HP'webmaster:
In the table on the URL above, there's a line "Productivity software" with "Microsoft® Works v7.0" for the Windows' configurations rows and anything for the linuxes ones.
What about OpenOffice.org and all others tools provided? (Just think about KDE packages)
It looks like "Well, Microsoft configuration is more expensive but there are more things" and it's not true!
And I'm not talking about the anti-virus.
So I hope you'll change it to help customers choosing.
Sincerily yours.

I have installed Mandrake 10.0 (based on 2.6.3 kernel) and I like it very much, compared to any Windows.
It's very fast, stable and easy to use.
The hardware is detected very well.
The web and database servers run much faster than on 2.4.x kernels (and faster than any Windows).

I decided to switch my wife's computer away from Windows when the damn thing crashed again - after a period when her complaints about pop-ups and 'out-of-resources' messages were increasing in number. So one day I just installed Mandrake 9.2. I didn't even tell her I was going to do it.

She was a little surprised but took to it like a duck to water. She had never used Linux before and certainly doesn't know anything about shell scripting. But the GUI was intuitive enough for her to get started right away, and she figured out how to do things pretty much by herself.

After a few days I asked her if she wanted me to re-install Windows. "No way!" she said, "Now I see what you've been talking about. It's so much faster! You should have switched me over before."

So her experience is that the KDE desktop is just as intuitive as that other system and it runs faster, shuts out pop ups and never bogs-down. Not ready for the Desktop? Face it, Microsoft isn't ready for the Desktop!

As for myself, I've decided that I will NEVER buy a Microsoft product again. I bought my last system from a vendor who provided a bare-bones box that I could configure as I wanted, and even left off the OS so that I could provide my own. So I'm done paying the Microsoft tax. And guess what? The whole deal cost me a lot less than buying a pre-configured system of the same power.

Mandrake is a great choice for HP because it handles multimedia better than other distros I've tried and because it has great tools (urpmi) for keeping your system up to date.

Other distros are easily and inexpensively installed if users want to try them. Also those who would prefer other desktops can easily switch to them. Having choice is good, and Linux offers plenty of that.

But why shuold HP wait to introduce this in North America? With Linux, aaian users are being given a head start advantage.

@King Joashi
Mandrake less stable than winXP? What a bad, bad joke. I´ve been using Mandrake for a while now, and I have never had a single crash. Right, some apps are not that stable as you would expect them to be on a Linux box, butr that´s the pain of staying on the ¨bleeding edge¨. Any Linux distro is in so many ways better than f...in´ Windoze that it cannot be described in a few words.

HP - do it!!. If so I may make my next laptop purchase a HP item, but anyway it will definitely NOT A SONY!!

XP more stable than Mandrake?! Your are crazy! I have a dual boot here:
* Mandrake: never, never, never crashed.
* winXP: crashs 3 or 4 times/week.

Mandrake is the BEST distro for newbies and for people that like guis :)

I've just installed Mandrake 10.0 on my PC (which will be the OS that HP will be using). I like it very much. Mandrake 8.2 was the distribution that introduced me to Linux. It ran perfectly fine for me back then, too. Then, 9.0 came out and I was not impressed. I switched distributions at that time.

But now, I decided to give Mandrake another chance at impressing me. It did. I'm glad to see a major industry player, like HP, take this step towards Linux and open source computing. It will only help us, as PC users and consumers. Even if you don't want to use Linux, it will force MicroCrap to re-evaluate their own contributions to the computing world... benefiting you, their users.

As for myself, I'll never voluntarily use or contribute to another MicroCrap product ever again. With this news from HP, next time I'm out looking for a new PC, I’ll be sure to give them more of my attention. As for Mandrake, I'm glad to have reason to come back to them once again.

Not a new story. This was last reported in July 2003 here: http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,39020381,2137022,00.htm

Good luck buying one...atleast at the low price point. Most of the "partners" of HP do not have the model listed and those that do want to see you one at TWICE the price of the cheapest one. My old HP is showing its age and I really want a new system that is Linx compatible "out of the box" by a major retailer other than Dell. 8-(

Someone stated that Mandrake is pre-installed, but per the HP site XP is pre-installed and there is a CD for Mandrake. Wish they would offer it with only Mandrake...save a few more dollars.

PhillyJeepBoy -- one major advantage to linux over windows is that if you are infected, or you run something malicious, since you "should" be running as a normal user that can't make modifications to the system. Anything that breaks would be easily remedied. If you run windows, you really can do whatever the heck you want to anything on the system. So if I run something that is supposed to "delete the entire HD" under linux, (assuming such a "virus" exists), I'd have to be the superuser to delete everything. Otherwise I'd just lose my home directory. Under windows, game-over man...

More power to the big OEM's providing an OS alternative and allowing for the "small guys" to get better market exposure! However, my feelings are mixed as to whether it could be mainstream or not. One person commented on switching for sake of avoiding pop-ups and spyware. Just like any other product that has dominated the market, there will be individuals that will try and exploit it. So once any Linux distro becomes mainstream, it too will be exploited and being the Linux novice that I am, couldn't this be a possibility? Don't the various distros, since many are still open source, offer more opportunity for compromise? The number of security alerts I receive between RedHat and Windows XP seem comparable. Am I missing something here? Is there truly an advantage to switching, aside from cost?

Responding to Art C, and others,
Linux will be a good choice, now, and for the long term. The fact that it is 'open source' and 'international' helps to guarantee the long term survival and availability of the OS. You do not need to have much interaction with windows, though you may have to interface with a windows network...

Most of what you listed as 'required' apps are available right now. not sure about a quicken replacement, but i'd bet one already exists.

Buy an extra hard drive and try downloading one of the freely available distribution linux flavors. You can always reformat the hard drive and give up. You may find your next OS, and open source applications, for almost "free".

XP more stable than Linux? A friend of mine told me "come and see my new laptop with XP" I went to his workplace, and when he tried to show me the new GUI, it crashed. He is a FreeBSD geek and I'm a FreeBSD/Linux fan. Linux never made me look so badly. Hooray for Mandrake, good luck!


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