Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
A push is under way to endow Linux with a virtual partitioning technology used by rival operating systems to make servers more efficient. SWsoft is trying to get OpenVZ made part of the mainstream Linux kernel.
Sam is an installable livecd based on Mandriva Cooker and uses xfce4 as its desktop. I tested Sam about a year ago back when it was still a mini distro of approximately 200mb. At that time it wouldn't stay running long enough to permit us taking some screenshots. They released a full 700 mb preview of their upcoming 2006 release and we at Tuxmachines thought we'd check it out. How did Sam do this time?
Cleveland's Key Bank is keeping its own bank balance healthy by moving much of its back-end infrastructure to Linux. "In the last year, Linux has gone from 'unapproved for use in the building' to our platform of choice."
I have been a Linux/Unix admin for about 7 years professionally now. I actually started off as a Junior Admin at a Linux company. After that job, I left to be a full-time admin. The company I worked for was a web development company. The company was awesome, everyone was super nice and to this day I say it was the best job; however it did have its rough areas.
Head teachers from across the country are visiting a school in Essex to see its IT infrastructure, which includes a fully open source computer suite that was built for under £1,000
A push is under way to endow Linux with a virtual partitioning technology used by rival operating systems to make servers more efficient.
One of the things that I love about Linux is that it has tools for everyone, including writers. Linux distributions come with word processors, text editors, spell checkers, typesetting, and publishing tools galore. Normally, you're using these tools with a standard desktop distribution in an environment like KDE or GNOME. Billy-Bob Ming, however, has taken a different tack and rolled his own Linux distro specifically aimed at writers.
Linuxaudio.org has released its first compilation CD of music by artists
using libre software - Tux Power! Every single part of the CD was made
on Linux, including all the music.
The truth is that Linux is one of the biggest threats to human creativity worldwide. Linux is a leprosy; and is having a deleterious effect on the U.S. IT industry because it is steadily depreciating the value of the software industry sector.
I posted here last month about running Ubuntu under Qemu, but it's very slow. I then tried running live CDs of Linux distributions, loading large applications, like OpenOffice.org, is painfully slow due to the limited RAM. So I decided to install a full distribution on my system, XANDROS 3 Open Cirulation Edition.