Kitely Market https://www.kitely.com/market Kitely Market
Kitely provides OpenSim-based virtual worlds. You can visit existing virtual worlds for free, or create your own worlds for a very affordable price. To get you started, Kitely gives new users one single-region world for free, and 6 hours to spend in-world building it. You don't need to give us your billing information in order to get this free trial period. This world will remain stored in your account indefinitely, even if you never pay us anything.
Another service provided by Kitely is Kitely Market, which is the biggest virtual goods marketplace on the Hypergrid. Merchants who list items in Kitely Market can sell their goods to the users of all the virtual worlds on the Hypergrid, and Kitely Market takes care of the delivery automatically.
How to hypergrid. http://www.hyperica.com/ How to hypergrid. OpenSim compatible viewer required. Our recommendation: Imprudence. User account on hypergrid-enabled OpenSim grid required. Our recommendation: OSGrid.
Find us in-world: hg.hyperica.com:8022:hyperica upper hg.hyperica.com:8022:hyperica central hg.hyperica.com:8022:hyperica lower
Can people steal my stuff in OpenSim? http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/2012/01/can-people-steal-my-stuff-in-opensim/ Can people steal my stuff in OpenSim?
A few days ago I saw a Tweet, that said something like, “I looked at OpenSim, but some guy said he would steal all my stuff. So, no thanks!”
In fact, that attitude comes up a lot on discussion boards and in other forums. There’s a perception that OpenSim is the Wild West. That the minute you step onto an OpenSim grid, someone is going to grab everything you own, and distribute it everywhere for fre
Linda Kellie : Free original Creations http://zadaroo.com/ These are all my orginial creations. You can download these and use them in any opensim grid or in Second Life. All files are exported using the Imprudence Viewer and you will need to use the Imprudence Viewer to import them as well. All files are zipped. So after downloading you will need to unzip them before trying to import them.
Enlades http://enlades.wordpress.com/ Enlades, as an idea for a blog, came to mind and was discussed between Thom Lunasea and myself from around July to its inception in September 2010. Up to that point both of us had happily spent over two and half years building, meeting, shopping, exploring, working and learning in Second Life; the virtual environment constructed and owned by Linden Research, Inc.
In 2010 we decided that we were going to leave Second Life and try our own virtual world building. We chose to set up an OpenSim install, initially on a pc and then on a hosted server.
Enlades is based around the idea that most people can learn how to build their own virtual world and content. Which is why we concentrate on explaining techniques that can be used in a variety of environments – whether that is Second Life, OS Grid or an OpenSimulator installation on your laptop.
Kitely http://www.kitely.com We began working on Kitely in 2008, with the vision of enabling people to use virtual worlds as an on-demand utility.
Get your own virtual worlds for training, education, collaboration or fun
Get immediate free access by logging in with Facebook
Create an unlimited number of OpenSim-based virtual worlds
Choose which Facebook users can visit each of your virtual worlds
Log into virtual worlds by just pressing a button on their web page
Visit virtual worlds using any Second Life compatible viewer
See reports on how your virtual worlds are being used
Save money by paying only for what you actually use
Hypergrid Business http://www.hypergridbusiness.com Hypergrid Business
Hypergrid Business is published by Trombly International, a Massachusetts-based communications firm with key staff in Boston, Belgium, Shanghai and Mumbai.
We offer in-depth and up-to-date coverage of the OpenSim technology and community, which is currently the leading contender to be the hyperlinked 3D Web, with news, case studies, opinion, and feature stories. We also cover alternative open source platforms like Open Wonderland, and proprietary enterprise platforms like ProtoSphere and Teleplace.
Facebook: instant regions to OpenSim http://bit.ly/fwjGdT Kitely brings Facebook, instant regions to OpenSim http://www.kitely.com/
In a major step forward for usability of OpenSim, Israel-based startup Kitely has created a Website that allows any Facebook user to create, load and enter an OpenSim world in less than two minutes.
The world owner can then invite other individual Facebook users to visit, invite an entire group, or allow public access to any Facebook user, at a price of $0.20 per user per hour.
The system runs on the Amazon cloud, so regions are only loaded up when they’re needed, and shipped into storage when there’s nobody on them.
A user who uses the world by themselves and spends an average of ten hours a week on his region would expect to pay around $8 a month.
And a company that invites 100 people to attend an event for an hour, would pay $20 for just that one event.
There are no setup fees. A region that is saved on the platform but is not accessed for a whole month costs $0.10 for the storage costs.
There is no charge to region visitors.
The five stages of OpenSim users http://bit.ly/ggotku The five stages of OpenSim users
Marketing guru Seth Godin wrote a piece about the five stages of users, which applies to OpenSim as well as to any other product or technology ...
Opensim Standalone ... on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_149022815147798 Opensim Standalone ... on Facebook
A home for geeks and protagonists to queue in-line and rave about culture-changing innovations, here Immersive World Configurations converging with an Opensim Standalone installation, as well as furthergoing configurations and ideas enhancing the utility of 3D Virtual Worlds.
Running OpenSim and Imprudence on a USB Key http://becunningandfulloftricks.com/2010/10/07/ Running OpenSim and Imprudence (Viewer) on a USB Key
Excellent Blog post plus advice on transferring inventory from Second Life to other virtual worlds .. and between virtual worlds.
List of OpenSIM Statistics http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/statistics/september-opensim-grid-statistics/ List of OpenSIM Statistics
This list only includes grids that have published usage data this month. Some grids may have been down for maintenance, relocation, or were shut down since our survey last month. InWorlds and OpenLifeGrid do not consider themselves OpenSim grids and OpenLifeGrid does not publish usage data.
"Regions change," "Users change" and "Actives change" refers to how many more regions, registered users, and active users the grid reported compared to the previous month.
How to choose an OpenSim hosting company http://bit.ly/cIPXzY How to choose an OpenSim hosting company
Yes, you can run OpenSim for free on your own computer - you can even run it on a USB stick. But do you want to?
Here’s a question — would you run your own Apache Web server for your website, or would you use a third-party hosting service? If you’re the kind of person who runs Apache at home, you’ll probably do just fine with running your own OpenSim server.
Hypergrid Business http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/ Here at Hypergrid Business, we write a lot about the Second Life-OpenSim-realXtend ecosystem. We love the low cost, the flexibility, and the massive amounts of content available for this platform. But...
OpenShaspa: Business Use of OpenSIM http://www.fastcompany.com/tag/shaspa OpenShaspa: Energy Management in a Virtual World
Energy Project using OpenSIM as part of the project "Want to manage your energy consumption by playing a video game? The OpenShaspa Home Energy Kit aims to do just that, by letting you oversee energy management in a virtual world."
The OpenSim Hypergrid http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Hypergrid The OpenSim Hypergrid
The hypergrid is an extension to opensim that allows you to link your opensim to other opensims on the internet, and that supports seamless agent transfers among those opensims.
It can be used both in standalone mode and in grid mode. The hypergrid is effectively supporting the emergence of a Web of virtual worlds.
The Hypergrid http://justincc.wordpress.com/2008/12/19/what-is-the-hypergrid/ The Hypergrid is a neural-interactive simulation, a computer generated dreamworld built to keep you under control.
Or to put it another way , the Hypergrid is a new core OpenSim network architecture which joins the existing standalone and grid architectures.
A Hypergrid is a confederation of OpenSim systems that have enabled the Hypergrid facility.
OpenSim Easy User Guide http://bit.ly/1ihFKmE OpenSim Easy User Guide
OpenSim - Install and Configuration Tutorial "What this means, essentially, is that you can run your own simulator, or ’sim’ on fairly modest hardware. Yes, go ahead and read that again - I’ll wait. Now you HAVE to be excited (I sure was), if you’ve used such things before, because everyone I’ve ever known who has tried Second Life has always wanted a nice simulator they could run on their own, that didn’t depend on connecting to the Linden Lab Grid."
OpenSimulator at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenSimulator OpenSimulator at Wikipedia "OpenSimulator, often referred to as OpenSim, is an open source server for hosting virtual worlds similar to Second Life.
OpenSimulator uses libsecondlife to handle communication between the client and server, so it is possible to connect to an OpenSim server using the Linden Lab Second Life client.
Other clients for Second Life are also interoperable, since Second Life and Opensim use the same communication protocols."