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Sun Microsystems is about to up the ante in the open source race, adding a 128-bit file system to its Solaris 10 operating system so that users can leave behind any worries about ever exhausting their virtual memory space.
The concept's great: what would it be like to have a pocket-size device that I could plug in to just about any Macintosh and by simply rebooting the computer be running a full-blown Linux installation? I had a spare Apple iPod, a first-generation 5GB device and I was assured by the folks at Yellow Dog that I could squeeze YDL into as small as 1GB. So, one afternoon I decided to take the plunge.
2008 will be a critical year for Apple, Microsoft, and the Linux contingent. If Apple can't significantly expand its presence by then in the PC market it is likely going to be finished with this segment. Its likely path in that case will be to focus more aggressively on the consumer electronics market it currently dominates.
Hardly a ho-hum week. CEO McNealy, Linspire and Xandros.
Open-Xchange, Inc. today released a comprehensive feature update for the community edition of Open-Xchange Server -- adding more than 100 improvements in the usability and integration capabilities of the leading open source collaboration software and also released the core content under a Creative Commons Deed.
The Windows on a Mac story just seems to be one that refuses to go away. It seems that the whole world is going cock-a-hoop and doing back flips over the new-found ability of the Intel Mac to run Windows natively. What few seem to be saying is that it’s a crock.
LINUX distributor Novell has taken a shot at open-source rival Sun, saying the company's moves to open the code on its Solaris operating system had added little to the open-source community.
I always thought that SCO would have something to show the court with its claims that IBM, or its subsidiary Sequent, violated its Unix licensing contracts in 217 separate areas.
I was wrong.
For those of you who don't know Gentoo/BSD is a relatively unheard-of project with aims of merging both Gentoo Linux and the BSD systems respectively into one operating system. The project, which is sponsored by Gentoo Linux, has goals of creating a hybrid operating system using BSD underlyings, such as the kernel and system libraries, with Gentoo's portage system, administration facilities and design principles integrated on top.
By now everyone has probably heard that Microsofts solution for computer malware is a complete wipe and reload of the operating system. Now, as extreme as it sounds, it isn't completely out of the realm of the reasonable. Of course, most people will argue that you can avoid the, seemingly, unending security problems and exploits that are famously associated with Windows by simply switching to another operating system. But, the solution may be a little more involved than either of those two choices.
"With X Windows and over 400 UNIX programs, including emacs, vi, cc, gcc, perl, python, ssh, and many more, it is on the way to becoming a serious system," Tanenbaum said.