It's not easy building a new version of Linux and establishing a large following. But with the Ubuntu project, one team of programmers has managed to do just that.
An R&D affiliate of the world's largest telephone company has achieved a stable release of a new Linux filesystem said to improve reliability over conventional Linux filesystems, and offer performance advantages over Solaris's UFS filesystem.
An agency of the French Ministry of Defence is planning to install a high-performance Linux cluster for technical and scientific work.
Although the financial services industry has adopted Linux more slowly than first expected, Linux is now starting to hold more sway, even if often from behind the scenes, according to participants in this week's High Performance on Wall Street conference in New York City.
By my count, there are one million, two hundred and seventy thousand, and four hundred and seventeen Linux distributions.
Is it just me, or is something wrong here?
Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth today announced his venture capital business HBD had made a "significant investment" and taken a majority stake in South African distribution ImpiLinux.
Shortly after the announcement of the Commonwealth's decision to require the Open Document Format for all state agencies, Australia compelled its entire government to adopt the same. One only has to wonder who else will follow. I would expect all countries across the global to break Redmond's de facto standard.
How does this hurt Microsoft?
The NSW Office of State Revenue (OSR) is taking a tough stance against Microsoft's decision to make an enterprise edition of Windows Vista only available to companies that have signed on to its Software Assurance program.
MEPIS recently released the latest beta of its lightweight Linux distribution MEPISLite 3.3.2-test01, thus making it the first vendor to release a Linux based on the Debian Common Core.
TRW Automotive has agreed to a three-year contract extension with Dell that involves standardizing on Dell enterprise products and services, including a move as much of its server infrastructure as possible off Unix-based equipment to Dell systems running a Linux operating system.