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German Linux integrator launches workshops

Jan 2, 2009 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

German Linux integrator Millenux is launching a series of monthly workshops for Linux developers and IT managers on open-source Linux topics including high availablity (HA), Debian, and kernel development. The initial January 7 event in Munich will address “mobile computing,” plus NoMachine's “NX” Xhosting technology.

Millenux offers consulting, integration, application service provisioning, and support services for Linux development, says the company. The premiere Millenux event will be held on January 7 at Munich's historic Unions-Brau Haidhausen brewpub and inn (see logo above). The event will offer the following presentations, says Millenux:

  • Linux-based terminal server environments using NX — Harald Milz, manager of the Millenux Munich branch and long-time High Availability (HA) Linux expert, will discuss terminal server environments that integrate “practical adaptations and extensions” of NoMachine NX.
  • Open source meets Blackberry — Helmuth Neuberger, managing director, Zarafa Germany, will give a presentation on the potential for open source integration with Research in Motion's proprietary smartphone platform.
  • or “Never again annoyance with groupware” — Thomas Uhl, founder and member of the Executive Board, Topalis AG, will discuss the open source OpenMapi groupware libraries and API, which is in the process of being ported to Android.

Available in open source and commercial versions, the Linux-ready NoMachine NX aims to reduce the bandwidth required to run X Window applications over a network. NX places caching proxy servers at either end of the connection, and then limits network transfers to “differential” data, such as cursor movements and menu expansions. In November, NoMachine announced a free “NX Web Player” that will be bundled with NX 4.0 when it's released early this year. The Player is said to enable browsers running on desktops and handsets, including the Apple iPhone, to run and display remote Linux desktops without requiring installation of client software.

Stated Millenux's Milz, “We have brought together an engaging group of executives, and we look forward to helping Linux and Open Source get a better momentum in the Munich and South Bavaria areas by networking with the most accomplished Linux players around.”


To register for any of the Millenux “Linux and Open Source” events, including the January 7 event at the Unions-Brau Haidhausen in Munich, attendees must subscribe to the LS-MUC XING group, here, and then register here.

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