"Novell sees a lot of excitement and interest from companies that are looking at segments of their populations where these specialized desktops are in play," said Greg Mancusi-Ungaro, Novell's director of marketing for Linux and open-source products. "Linux is seeing a lot of action there."
Red Hat has helped the University of Stirling in Scotland to migrate its SAP application servers, that manage the Human Resources and Payroll functions, to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Komodo Linux is a livecd based on PCLinuxOS remastered for personal and business needs of the developer. Perhaps more a learning project than anything, Komodo was released to the public and official version 1.0 is expected within weeks. Komodo is another on Distrowatch's waiting list, so come with us as we meet Komodo and speak with developer Simon Foote. Customized graphics, software additions, and a few other changes might inspire you to remaster a livecd for your own uses.
Linspire will release its first enterprise desktop product, "Linspire Professional," by the end of this year, CTO Tom Welch told DesktopLinux.com Tuesday. The product is currently being tested at the State of Indiana's Access program, Welch said.
The move to Linux was an easy one, Gloster said, and he could not recall any apprehensions the university had toward an open source operating system when the talk of migration began in earnest.
Novell has said that Woodbine Entertainment Group, a billion-dollar provider of racing, gaming and entertainment products, has chosen Novell for secure collaboration and automated desktop management.
"This project marks the cooperative effort of Sun Wah Linux and the Jiangsu government's use of Linux to fight against Microsoft's monopoly in China."
I was obviously standing in the wrong place, because I could not help overhearing a group of IT professionals speaking about Linux. Few, if any, had positive words. In most cases they mentioned the word Linux and let out bellowing laughs.
Linuxworld: The open source operating system is becoming more widespread within the enterprise for use on servers. But even its advocates believe desktop Linux is some way off.
WHILE SEVERAL Linux based vendors showed up at this year's Expocomm Argentina, the only major distributor present was Red Hat. The company's booth seemed to attract even more people than last year.
The Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) came alive on Thursday when Linus Torvalds chose to write, in a discussion about the risks of following specs without being flexible enough to take reality into account.
Last week Puppy Linux v1.0.5 was released, which contained a wealth of changes while continuing to be minimal in size. Today another minimalist distribution came out with a new release and it's the Slackware-based pocketlinux v1.3, which finally incorporates KDE v3.4.2, among many other improvements.
News is unusually slow this weekend, so here is a roundup of miscellaneous tidbits from the Linux distribution world.
The Linux pioneer sees wide acceptance for open-source software and tools. But converting the masses is still challenging. In an e-mail exchange with BusinessWeek Online editors, Torvalds discusses his thoughts on where open source is heading and the challenges the Linux community faces.
Ageia's stance for supporting their PhysX PPU on alternative operating systems hasn't been definitively clear, we sought additional information on their potential Linux support, as well as other general information, and today we have this information clarified.
On same site: Puppy Linux v1.0.5
See how Linux can be used to prototype a sophisticated Internet appliance. Radii - a 1950s-style radio with Internet content.
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.