Today Linux desktop manufacturer Xandros acquired Linspire for an undisclosed amount. Xandros will also be keeping existing engineering, support, and key sales employees and long-time Linspire employee and CEO Larry Kettler will be joining the Xandros executive team as the VP of Business Development. While Xandros didn't mention their total employee numbers Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos claims Xandros to be the third largest Linux company in the world after the acquisition. Former Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony has some harsh criticism of the deal on his blog.
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Vector Linux , Fast , Stable and Fun!
Open Applications Consulting, known as one the best companies pioneering the open source movement in Ireland, is to sponsor the Irish Open Source Technology Conference in June.
When I think of open source software Microsoft is rarely the first word that comes to mind. Actually it’s not even on of the first ten words. However, there are probably more Microsoft Windows users using open source software than on any other operating system. Despite this Microsoft’s stance on open source is changing evidenced by recent initiatives into open source software development.
Last year open source analyst Michael Coté of Redmonk coined the term Little Four to describe four up-and-coming open source management vendors and as a foil to the Big Four of systems management.
IBM & Hacao Classmate PC
The UMPC/ULCPC market caught Microsoft by surprise, and worse yet: it comes just as Linux is ready for primetime. Extending WinXP's life for this segment is sticking a finger in a crumbling dike, and it's MS's only option. But how much will it cost them?
I saw an announcement that the OpenMicroServer (OMS) is now available in the U.S. It has been produced in Japan for some time but has just been made available domestically. What's cool about it is that it is small and can be powered from an Ethernet port. It reminded me of the BlackDog USB Server that made a splash a couple years back.The little OMS only measures 9'' x 4'' x 1.3' It's officially supported for Debian (Etch) and NetBSD. Plat'Home also maintains their own OS SSD/Linux which is a combination of Linux and BSD code. I love little gadgets like these and try to figure out some innovative ways to use them.
“This is the answer from Hoang le Minh (Vice director of HCMC Post & Telecom service - Government) to a reporter from Echip questioning him about the Classmate PC project from Intel and the possible choice of Hacao linux as operating system (instead of Windows). In summary : the CMPC has some physical limitations (256 MB Ram, 1 GB Flash memory) which prevents it from effectively using Windows operating system.
Hacao EEE PC & Vietnamese Xandros for Vietnam.
What is a Hacao Classmate PC?
"An Intel powered classmate PC is a small, mobile learning assistant and educational solution that Intel specially developed for students in emerging markets. It's a rugged learning device designed to provide affordable, collaborative learning environments.
A classmate PC has been designed as a "tool to think and learn with" with the aim of transforming education. Toward this goal, Intel has devised a platform that meets the needs and goals of different players, namely, students, teachers, parents, school staff, and policymakers, while addressing the pedagogical, technological, social, and physical requirements of school environments
Hacao Linux in Vietnam ECIT 2007 - Trade Fair
I'm giving as much time as I can to supporting KOffice. With the impending release of version 2.0.0, KOffice is beginning to shape up a a main contender in the office software field.
Stay tuned to the OpenOffice conference in September. I'm expecting an announcement about a community site and, possibly, an announcement of another support site. You heard it on tuxmachines first.
Facilitating the search for information
Hacao Linux 2.16 Pro top news on ECHIP
Hacao Linux 2.16 Professional, a Vietnamese distribution based on Barry Kauler's Puppy Linux, was released 06/22/2007 by Nguyen Quang Truong.
join in the planning of a new users' community website
CentOS 5.0 the Linux distro based on RedHat has been released, few weeks later RedHat itself has been released.
The news for this version of Centos are among others:
Apache-2.2, kernel-2.6.18, Gnome-2.16, KDE-3.5, Compiz, AIGLX, MySQL-5.0, PostgreSQL-8.1, and much more
It has support for i386 and x86_64 platforms, on its 6 and 7 CDs respectively
Ubuntu 7.10 is going to be called Gutsy Gibbon, and will be release by October this year, today the project was introduced by Mark Shuttleworth, read more at Go2Linux.org