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The Code Project has announced the winners of the first-ever "Race to Linux®." The Race to Linux challenged developers to port three of Microsoft's® open-source ASP.NET starter kits from Windows to Linux using their cross-platform tool of choice. More than 200 developers registered for the competition.
On same site: Architect of Tru64 OS Becomes Red Hat CTO
Ubuntu Linux has won the prestigious "Best Linux/Open Source Distribution" award at this year's UK Linux and Open Source Awards, after the readership of Linux User & Developer voted for their favourite Linux Distribution.
The Ubuntu 5.10 release, also known as Breezy Badger, is not drastically different from the previous Ubuntu release, 5.04 Hoary Hedgehog, but it is an excellent distribution that is well worth a look for any user interested in a Linux distro for the desktop or server.
Have you noticed how lately, when the conversation turns to distributed computing, grid and cluster are used as synonyms? These two words do have different meanings, Donald Becker reminds us.
Red Hat will be hosting monthly events at its Centennial Campus headquarters to familiarize folks with open source and maybe find a few new recruits as well. Free Pizza!!!
In related news: Red Hat Could Show More Operating-Margin Leverage
In its first-hand, preliminary coverage of the qualification rounds leading up to the event, TG Daily reports that "most of the teams are using Linux/Unix variants."
Better Desktop is a project dedicated to sharing usability data with Linux developers. Over the past year, we have conducted many usability tests on different parts of the KDE and GNOME desktops.
Penguin Day Portland will "bring together nonprofit staff, tech providers, geeks, consultants, and open source software developers for a day of learning and conversation."
Irving Wladawsky-Berger, vice president, Technical Strategy and Innovation, IBM, attributes the success of the OS to this growing community of Linux contributors and speak out about the past, present and future of Linux.
In related news: IBM: Workers' genetic data off limits
Red Hat's CEO has rejected the idea that a reduction in the number of Linux distributions would be good for the industry, and described Novell's acquisition of SUSE Linux as "theatre".
A protracted NSW government project to give its agencies cheaper and quicker access to Linux and open source software is reaching fruition with several vendors preparing to sign contracts as pre-approved suppliers.
In a stroke of irony, Microsoft's Halo movie will be produced in Wellington by servers running the open-source Linux operating system.
The University of Malta brings together 11 universities and institutions from across Europe and the Mediterranean region to provide high-quality online courses: LINUX Operating Systems Principles and Computer Integrated Manufacturing. And for a limited time, they're free.
Over one hundred people showed up for today's morning presentation, and nearly every one was a developer for GNOME or a related technology: X, Linux, or a desktop application.