Linux

Linux is about to take over the low end of PCs

"Sometimes, several unrelated changes come to a head at the same time, with a result no one could have predicted. The PC market is at such a tipping point right now and the result will be millions of Linux-powered PCs in users' hands."

Who Needs Linux Support?

One strategy to provide a better level of Linux support is to pick a Linux distribution with which a company can grow instead of changing later on to avoid poor support. For instance, before deciding what is more efficient and/or economical, the company must bear in mind that it should align its infrastructure to the business.

Brainy Linux developers not up to the challenge

"Government Computer News tells us that Intel Director Jim Held doesn't think Linux kernal developers are interested, or ready, to support multi-core processors, "They (Linux devs) weren't so sure of how the community would latch on to large-scale chip multi-processing." He continues, "Microsoft is very much engaged in planning of this future of many-core," and avers that "Microsoft recognizes the importance of parallelism," which left-handedly suggests that Linux developers aren't. While GCN is no fount of cutting edged news, one would think a certain objectivity would be adopted. No attempt was made to develop a story here, and I doubt the one they are promoting exists."

DB2 9 for Linux, Unix, and Windows

DB2 9 is the result of a five-year development project that transformed traditional (static) database technology into an interactive data server that merges the high performance and ease of use of DB2 with the self-describing benefits of XML. Download a free trial version of IBM DB2 9.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows.

Linux Kernel Developer Ted Ts’o Joins Linux Foundation as Chief Platform Strategist

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Linux kernel filesystem maintainer Ted Ts’o is joining the organization as a Fellow and chief platform strategist. Ts’o is one of the most highly regarded members of the Linux and open source community and will contribute his leadership experience working with a broad set of Linux technologies to the LF’s technical efforts, including the Linux Standard Base (LSB).

North, South Korea Unite Over Linux

Bitter political foes South and North Korea are to jointly develop a version of Linux.

Quality Open Source Calendaring / Scheduling?

"In past jobs, I've used Microsoft Outlook/Exchange, Novell Groupwise, and Google Calendar for handling business appointments. I'm sorry to say it, but I have yet to see a rival to Microsoft's scheduling features. On Slashdot I have occasionally read rumblings that there are better open source email and calendaring solutions out there. Can anyone substantiate this claim? What are the OSS alternatives? Can any compete with Microsoft's resource scheduling?"

Windows, Linux grow while Unix stays flat

Windows and Linux operating systems are getting an ever-growing share of data center environments, as inexpensive x86 servers take over jobs once the domain of Unix operating systems, said Gartner Inc.