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It's easy to lose track of what's going on with Linux. That's due in part to the almost total lack of marketing hype. The kernel crew, led by Linus Torvalds, just keeps working away quietly in the background.
Other operating systems run crying to their mommies while Linux takes over most of the world's top 500 supercomputers.
Google is a fantastic company and a leader in the internet search business because of their commitment to innovation and ingenuity. However, they seem to have forgotten the means and the people that helped pave the way to wealth. The purpose of this article is to bring some focus to the needs of the Linux community as well as ask the question "When will Linux be important to Google?"
Without ballyhoo or headlines, open source is eating away at the enterprise computing core and moving steadily outwards.
There has been a spate of good Linux books published lately, so we thought it might be a good idea to put together a little pre-holidays roundup. Below is a listing of books published within the last year or so that you might find interesting.
"Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made."
The same would hold true for open-source software development -- were it not for the fact that open source, by definition, implies transparency.
Linux hardware and clustering vendor Penguin Computing unveiled a portable hardware and software Linux-based cluster system called the Portable Penguin on Monday.
PalmSource, France Telecom's Orange and several other companies plan on Monday to announce an effort to standardise aspects of Linux running on mobile phones.
SymphonyOS' home has been revamped. After being tuxmachine'd (teehee) the site went down for a day or two. At that time the number of Beta 1 Preview 1 downloads numbered around 5000. They were soon back up with amazing hit and download counts, new site design and now a wonderful new logo.
The development cycle of the next major release from the wildly popular Linux distribution Ubuntu started on October 20 and was given the monicker of Dapper Drake. That is a name we will all be hearing quite a bit on the road to final, scheduled for April 20, 2006, and well beyond. Let's a take a look at a recent build for the upcoming Ubuntu 6.04. I choose to call it "pre-beta."
John C Dvorak's PC Magazine article called "How to Kill Linux," introduced the world to what he called "the lopped-off head approach" - the head being that of Linux, and the beheader being Microsoft.
IT SEEMS that some US based Linux fans just can't wait to get their hands on Nokia's 770 Internet tablet. An Internet site dedicated to the device is already drumming up rumours of a shortage.
According to DistroWatch, "Kurumin Linux is a Brazilian run-from-CD Linux distribution based on Knoppix. Its main features are excellent hardware auto-detection, support for Brazilian Portuguese and small size." Version 5.1-alpha4 was recently released and tuxmachines took it for a short spin.