Irish Web Technologies Conference – IWTC- 2008

I’ve just been to the opening session of the Irish Web Technologies Conference 2008. The one at which Fergus Burns tore into Irish Govenment Support (or lack of it) for the Web startup sector.

To be fair, it’s probably nothing that he hasn’t already said face to face, but if the rest of the conference continues at this pace it’s going to be a do-not-miss event. A full listing of the speakers at the event are here. I’m hoping to see the presentations of Sean Hanley from Exoftware, John Ryan, CEO of SugarCRM, Bill de hOra of Newbay and Jason Barry of DeCare Systems Ireland.

Supporting the Irish Technology Community

Disclaimer: Barry from Irish Dev gave us complementary tickets to the evening event, on the basis that we spoke at the recent Irish Java Conference.

And apologies to Joe Drumgoole for having to walk out mid sentence. The words ‘Web 1 is about broadcast, Web 2 is about communication’ followed me out of the hall.


  1. You missed me at the IWTC Paul – I was there yesterday.
    Re your Linux on Virtual PC question (Virtual PC uses the same VN additions as Virtual Server):

    Qualified Linux Guest Operating Systems
    The following Linux operating systems have been tested and are on the list of supported guests for Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1:

    • Enterprise distributions:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (update 7)

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 (update 8)

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 (update 4)

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0

    • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.0

    • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0

    • Standard distributions:

    • Red Hat Linux 9.0

    • SuSE Linux 9.3

    • SuSE Linux 10.0

    • SuSE Linux 10.1

    • SuSE Linux 10.2


  2. Dave,

    Actually, what would *really* be a killer feature is the ability for Virtual PC to run Amazon Machine images (AMI) that you could copy direct into their hosting …

    Apart from that, thanks for the follow up – it’s quite possible that this is down my error; I did manage to get previous versions working in VMWare on 2000 and XP. Due to a bug in VMware and Vista, thought I’d look again at alternatives.

    Happy to go into details, but really I haven’t taken the ‘STFW’ step, so unfair to waste your time (yet!)

    Working assumption is that the problem is something that Red Hat doesn’t provide in Fedora (open version of RHEL) but as the older versions work in VMWare is unlikely that a graphics Driver or something similar is missing.


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