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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
There has been a little bit of a Catch-22 obstacle standing between deployment levels of Linux as they are now and what they could be. And that obstacle, whether anyone likes it or not, is the perceived level of support for Linux and other free and open source software packages.
The first release candidate of GoblinX 1.3 is out today.
The release candidate is out to anyone who wants to test and know more about the next release, also we wish that you report any error or bugs found while using the release candidate version.
I could tell you what you will see at LinuxWorld Boston this coming week, but what's the fun in that? Instead, here are some of the rumors I've been hearing about that may come up at the show.
Linux adoptions are to grow in the next three to five years at nearly triple the rate of Windows, according to Oracle.
Yours truly and other Linux aficionados will be in Boston next week for the love fest known as Linux World Conference and Expo.
This year's show is gearing up to represent the year of the ecosystem, as there won't be any major distribution announcements from the Linux heavies.
TUX's Editor in Chief offers a peek at what you can expect in the next issue. A distribution smackdown is going on, and it looks to be a no-rules brawl. That's right, TUX is cooking up something special for its first anniversary issue.
Is Microsoft getting ready to attack Linux and open-source software with its patents? Florian Mueller, spokesperson for the European NoSoftwarePatents.com and a leading anti-patent activist, thinks that may be the case.
Nexenta, an operating system forged by using the Solaris kernel while tapping into the Debian and Ubuntu packages, has reached its Alpha 4 stage for Nexenta OS, with the codename being Elatte. This testing release provides massive cleanups of the userland, Nexenta OS installer, re-designed and optimized for speed, and Nexenta OS hardware database. In total, there are 3627 packages in Alpha 4. With this hybrid OS of GNU/Solaris, the results were quite interesting.
What is it about the Linux operating system that makes it so well-suited for Grid computing, virtualization and clustering? In today's new release of the Globus Consortium Journal (www.globusconsortium.org/journal), Linux and Grid professionals answer that question.
A research facility for Linux computer operating system is being established at Binghamton University.
HP South Africa has confirmed the release of it's Linspire-based notebook range. Since Tectonic first reported on HP's plans for a Linux-based notebook range in February, we can confirm that Tom Hoyt, Insternational sales manager of Linspire, has been in South Africa meeting with local businesses, including HP, and is very enthusiastic about the opportunties to establish Linspire in South Africa.
I just had an email exchange with an analyst I know that is close to Palm and has been privy to their plans in the past. He confirmed my conclusion that Palm is hedging their OS bets by making their own Linux successor to the Palm OS.