Novell Brainshare 2007

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.

Novell Brainshare 2007

Some of the highlights include:

  1. The crazy Novell advocate Ted Haeger (above), running out on stage with a T-shirt gun that malfunctions
  2. 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
  3. 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.


  1. Matt says:

    Not really a comment on the post, but just wanted to be added to your list of friends. 🙂


  2. jacob says:

    i didn’t watch the whole thing, but that part with the photo was awesome. it zoomed in to a thumbnail and rendered it perfectly, you are right there are no words for that. by the way, beryl stopped releasing bullshit plug ins about a month ago and is focusing on speed and stability.


  3. Brian says:

    I thought it was interesting. I saw a few new things for xgl. It was funny when he ran out yelling. His yell was quite funny.


  4. Ted Haeger says:

    Do you have any idea how embarrassing the t-shirt cannon malfunction was? 🙂 So many off-color joke possibilities…so little time to sort through them for the best balance of funny without being too edgy. Sigh…

    Thanks for the mention.



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