We all know that Linux is vastly more secure than Windows no matter which way you slice it. So even when a nice highly publicized study shows the opposite, we take it with a grain of salt. But it never hurts to have one in our favor. A new study shows Linux more secure according to surveyed IT managers.
One of the most famous Linux distributions, Red Hat, has all the reasons to be proud because of the association with several European top companies that operate in the financial and insurance segments.
Chennai, A Tamil Nadu student from India has been declared winner of IBM's Linux Scholar Challenge for 2004.
The IBM exec says Big Blue's collaboration software is the real deal, whereas Redmond's efforts don't even come close.
Matt Leppard of the Bangkok Post describes his journey to using Linux as an alternative to Windows or Mac. He says, "You're probably wondering why in the world I've chosen to use Linux. Well, first it was out of curiosity. Having seen it in action, I really wanted to try it. And now that I have, I'll stick with it."
A stealth start-up in Athens, Ohio whose name is Spliced Networks LLC is on the threshold of announcing a new Linux distribution that its young CTO John Buswell describes as "unlike anything currently on the market." It will supposedly eliminate "bloated package management," allowing for upgrades or rollbacks in less than 30 seconds. To compete, Red Hat, Novell and Mandrakesoft would reportedly have to "completely re-engineer their solutions away from RPM and other package management systems."
Linux leader Linus Torvalds has begun looking for a new electronic home for his project's source code after a conflict involving the current management system, BitKeeper.
German banks and insurance companies interested in implementing open-source Linux in their operations can click to a new portal for information about products, suppliers, applications and more.
Car company Volvo, which has been using supercomputers for vehicle crash test simulations for years, has selected IBM to build a powerful, new Linux supercomputer for its safety tests.
Red Hat has announced several large European Linux installations, including a deal to implement more than 8,000 desktops for a major German insurance company.