Linux

IE For Linux?

Microsoft's Internet Explorer has been the dominant Web browser (almost) since the birth of the Web. It runs on Microsoft's Windows and on Apple's Mac, but it has never been officially supported on Linux.

A nascent open source effort called IEs 4 Linux is trying to change that. This week, the group released its latest version of IEs 4 Linux 2.01, which is more stable than its predecessors and fixes some bugs.

15 years of Linux: Past and future (Video)

A 10 minute video of Open Source luminaries reminiscing over the early days of Linux, its successes and how it should move forward. Featuring Larry Augustin (VA Software), Dirk Hohndel (Intel), Chris DiBona (Google) Eric Raymond and Jon maddog Hall.

Linux will get buried?

Apple’s UNIX (who knows what it’ll be called by then) will overtake commercial Linux in rate of revenue growth by the end of 2007. By mid-2008, Apple’s sales of systems with factory-installed Apple UNIX will exceed the total combined sales of x86 systems factory-shipped with commercial Linux. At the end of the decade, we’ll find that Apple UNIX has overtaken commercial Linux as the second most popular general client and server computing platform behind Windows.

The Path to Linux Success

Virtualization and Linux can be a match made in heaven, which is why enterprise Linux heavyweights Red Hat and Novell are pushing so hard to make support for virtualization a highlight of their respective mainstream Linux operating systems.

Can Linux save the Palm OS?

More than two years have passed since PalmSource--the Palm OS developer purchased by Access in 2005--released an update to the venerable operating system. But the next version, which is set for release next year, will be very different under the hood, according to Access executives Tomihisa Kamada and Didier Diaz.

Linux controlled DIY cat feeder and water dispenser

"I know the DIY VCR cat feeder article has been popular - when I went on vacation, it was something I considered to help keep me the cats entertained and fed. They were formerly strays, so an "all you can eat" bucket would turn them into 100lb behemoths in about 30 seconds :-) Unfortunately, the VCR version requires some complex mechanical pieces, so I opted instead for a computer / cardboard mashup."

New York Times won't let Linux users view (some) videos

"There is no technical reason why a GNU/Linux user running the proprietary Flash player can't view New York Times video, but for some reason that newspaper's honchos have decided to limit video viewing everywhere except on their front page to proprietary operating systems."

Happy 15th Birthday Linux!

It was 15 years ago (Sun, Aug 25 1991 4:57 pm) that Linus Benedict Torvalds said:

"Hello everybody out there using minix -

I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready. I'd like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons) among other things)."