04 gennaio 2010
Linden Home Beta is now Open
Inserito da Jack Linden su 16-dic-2009 13.45.20
Many of you have now taken the opportunity to look around the Nascera continent where Linden Homes will be during the Beta period. Feedback seems to be really positive with some good points about the experience and how it could be improved. Thanks for all the comments!
Today the Beta officially opens for Linden Homes.
What does this mean?
A selection of existing Premium members, that have at least 512m of spare tier on their account, will be invited to take part in the Beta via email. We’re going to cap the first wave to around 500 accounts, though, to ensure we get enough people testing the experience we will probably invite more than that. We will also disable the Beta signup if we encounter any significant problems over the next few days. So if you have been invited to try the Beta but find that you cannot get in, please be patient…
Home is where you hang your avatar’s hat
Inserito da Jack Linden su 4-dic-2009 10.43.03
For new Residents, arriving in Second Life is a lot like discovering a new country. You quickly realize that you not only need to figure out how to get around, but you also need to get yourself some of the local currency and find a nice place to stay.
Finding a place to call home may not be top of the list for many new Residents, but finding an early home in Second Life is one of the reasons many avatars end up staying. It’s a virtual address, a place to begin socializing with new friends and a place to express oneself with decor and furnishings. Having a space to play, practice, and develop a second persona can set the stage for a long and rewarding Second Life…
Introducing Second Life Enterprise, Now in Beta, and Second Life Work Marketplace
Inserito da Amanda Linden su 4-nov-2009 9.07.03
Over the last few years, the number one request and core business requirement of many of our enterprise and government customers has been the need for a behind-the-firewall Second Life solution. The extra layers of security and administrative control in a stand-alone product would allow these organizations to explore virtual work as a powerful and effective collaboration and communication tool—if it was available. We listened. Last year, Mark Kingdon (SL: M Linden), Linden Lab’s CEO, announced that we were working on a behind-the-firewall solution in response to customer needs…
In the meantime, you probably have a million questions and we look forward to answering them in future blog posts and in our upcoming office hours (days and times posted to the left). But, before you dive in, I wanted to share some materials that will hopefully anticipate a few.
- Second Life Enterprise and Second Life Work Marketplace Press Release
- Comparing Second Life and Second Life Enterprise
- Second Life Enterprise Product Page
- Second Life Enterprise Datasheet
- Second Life Enterprise FAQs
- Second Life Enterprise Flickr Images
- Second Life Work Marketplace Solution Page
Pricing begins at $55,000 USD. If you’re interested in learning more about SL Enterprise, then contact us and let’s explore how the solution can dramatically improve your internal collaboration and communication and decrease your travel costs.
Please join us in discussing SL Enterprise!
How to choose a good OpenSim host?
Update Sept ‘09: We’ve started offering OpenSim Hosting to the public – you can read the announcement here.
This is modelled somewhat after the same guide for wordpress. Running an OpenSimulator instance is a challenging prospect for many – there are a number of important criteria you should be looking at before purchasing, but the single most important question is “Will I be managing this myself?”.
- SimHost.com – OpenSim & realXtend Hosting
http://www.adamfrisby.com/blog/2009/09/simhost-com-opensim-realxtend-hosting/We’ve just launched our brand-new OpenSim & realXtend hosting service – at what we think are pretty decent rates. $49.95/mo gets you 1024MB of dedicated memory plus a dedicated processor core, including fully managed OpenSim support. James Stallings (a veteran OpenSim sys-admin and grid operator for OSgrid) is managing the operations side and providing full-time dedicated support for SimHost.So what’s that price get you?* Fully Managed Support (we’ll deal with sim crashes, and keeping your simulator alive.)
* Regular Updates of the official OpenSim Software (we know you like the latest shinies – so we can provide them)
* Good Quality Hardware – 1GB of dedicated memory + 1 Processor Core is our ‘minimum’.
* Warm fuzzy feeling that money you pay is going to feeding OpenSim developers (our profits are being reinvested in the platform)
* Grid Agnostic Connections – Run your own grid (Standalone), Connect to OSGrid or any other public grid. It’s your choice. We wont force you into our own private grid.
For a little bit extra per month, we have a premium plan that includes 4 regions, the option to use modular realxtend (modrex — not compatible with some other features, just ask us.) and the option for us to run versions that aren’t quite properly tested yet (they require more support on our behalf, hence the higher rate.) – such as megaregions and other more experimental features (we’ll need to talk with you about risks first though.)
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