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Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and member company Levanta today announced the free availability of an Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) study titled "Get the Truth on Linux Management." The study re-examines previously reported, anti-Linux management claims -- deriving updated analysis from in-depth research with more than 200 end users. The "Get the Truth on Linux Management" report is available in its entirety, for free download, at: www.levanta.com/linuxstudy/.
Grafpup is a tiny distro based on Puppy Linux focused moreso on graphic applications. It comes in a 75 mb download, similarly to Puppy, but it has taken out some of the general purpose, games, and multimedia applications and added more graphic apps. We test drove the newest version, Grafpup Linux 1.0.2, announced just today. Aimed at the professional graphic artist, most applications were quite useful even to a layperson like myself. When a distro comes in 75 mb, is chocked full of useful utilities and apps, and still includes gimp - you know they are doing something right.
A GEEZER on a Linux forum is claiming that he has managed to get more than 100 operating systems to run at the same time on one machine.
I'll tell you one thing about the Southern California Linux Expo: there is certainly no shortage of enthusiasm amongst the attendees. During Aaron Seigo's talk this morning on the progress of the KDE 4 desktop, specifically the Plasma prject he is working with, I nearly fainted from lack of food.
If I am asked which is one of the most important strengths of GNU/Linux, then I would tell you that it is the documentation. That is right! What makes GNU/Linux such a pleasure to use is the excellent documentation that is included with it for each and every tool bundled with it.
SimplyMEPIS is a KDE-based, Debian-derived distro that focuses on desktop use. The previous stable release came out in May of 2005, but the newest version of SimplyMEPIS is scheduled for release today, and it looks like a great release for anyone who's interested in desktop Linux.
Red Hat Inc has announced that Hewlett-Packard Co has selected its Enterprise Linux operating system for its new Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture blade server.
After initially downplaying reports that they will release their own operating system, Google has confirmed it is working on a desktop linux project called Goobuntu.
German networking equipment integrator Saxonia is shipping an x86-based outdoor WiFi router that runs Debian Sarge. The Meshnode router boots a 2.6.15 Linux kernel from CompactFlash, and offers lots of room to install most any normal x86 Debian package, the company says.