February 24, 2004

Tonight Live: The OSDL Desktop Initiative

Jeff Gerhardt writes "Tonight Live: The OSDL Desktop Initiative >> on The Linux Show!
Tuesday, February 24th, 2004from Chicago IL
Tonight on www.thelinuxshow.com.

Kevin Hill, Arne Flones, Doc Searls, Russ Pavlicek AND Jeff Gerhardt are bringing you
a great show tonight ready to go!!!!!!

Segment One- The News. We will cover THE HOT NEWS of the
week including: Shame on Intel, Microsoft returns to its DARK SIDE, Wide Spread news on the desktop, a clueless
pundit or two........ and way more.

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We will be joined tonight by Stacey Quandt. Stacey is a principal
analyst at OSDL. She is responsible for
covering key market trends important to IT vendors and corporate end
users of Linux. She is a principal speaker for the Lab at industry
conferences and trade shows and plays a leadership role in developing Lab
market research, technical publications and industry opinion pieces.
Prior to joining OSDL she was an industry analyst at Forrester Research,
where she created the firm's Open Source Research Competency. There she
advised Fortune 1000 customers with tactical and strategic advice on
Linux and published research. A popular speaker at industry conferences
and events, she has presented at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Oracle
OpenWorld, the National and Local eGovernment Programs, GigaWorld IT
Forum, IBM Roadshows, Sun Microsystems ISV Advisory Board, and many

OSDL or the Open Source Development Lab, is the present home to Linus
Torvalds, the creator of Linux. OSDL is dedicated to accelerating the growth
and adoption of Linux. Founded in 2000 and supported by a global consortium
of Linux customers and IT industry leaders, OSDL is a non-profit organization
that provides Linux expertise and computing and test facilities in the
United States and Japan available to developers around the world.

In January OSDL launched a new Desktop Linux Working Group initiative focused
on greater use of Linux on desktops throughout the enterprise. The initiative was
created in response to OSDL constituents from around the world, including the
United States, Europe, Japan and China. The shared goal is to create a forum where
a range of desktop usage models can be studied with recommendations on improvements
to encourage broader adoption of Linux. The charter of the Desktop Linux Working Group
is to work with the open source community to identify a broad set of Linux desktop models,
then develop specifications and deliver reference implementations.

This working group is also supported by OSDL's Linux User Advisory Council, which is
comprised of senior IT executives from global 500 companies. The overall working group
objectives have been developed by an exploratory committee with representatives from
freedesktop.org, HP, IBM, Intel, Novell, OSDL, Red Hat and Sun Microsystems.

This working group has the interest and full support of OSDL members. The use of Linux on
the desktop is exploding around the world, far faster than even we at TLS expected. According
to market research firm IDC, paid shipments of Linux rose to 2.8 percent of desktop
operating systems in 2002, up from 1.7 percent two years earlier. In 2004, it is
expected to surpass the total new product shipments for the Mac OS.

So, tonight we explore the role of the new desktop initiative, and we examine the future of
Linux desktops.

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