Brainshare 2007’s final session was recorded so that the world can see what new Linux technologies are emerging. The video is pretty fascinating to watch, if you like to know what is possible with an Operating System. Most of the good stuff is within the first 30 minutes, but be sure to look out for Xgl, which is about half way through.
Some of the highlights include:
- The crazy Novell advocate Ted Haeger (above), running out on stage with a T-shirt gun that malfunctions
- Nat Friedman (creator of Beagle, and a few other Gnome projects) explores load balancing in a cluster of virtual machines, nanosecond statistics, AppArmour, and more
- David Reveman (creator of Compiz / Xgl) showing what is new in Compositing. At one point, there is a photo icon on the desktop that he uses to “zoom” all the way into a door on the building. Words don’t do it justice.