Like everybody else who has been watching Microsoft try to figure out how to compete with Apple's ipod I've been waiting for the MS folks to launch a competing service. Well now it looks like they're about too. And if the placeholder site's favicon and the netcraft site report is any indication that site'gonna be running linux.
The uptake of Linux clusters based on the high-speed networking standard is about to climb, according to a kernel developer
A quiz that helps decide which version of Linux to install on a desktop has attracted thousands of daily hits even though it's still in beta testing, according to quiz-creator Zegenie Studios.
For years I have had an on-again/off-again relationship with desktop linux. My old flame: Debian running fvwm. Over the years, however, we have both changed. So, I first downloaded the Kubuntu live CD, burned it, and booted it on my laptop.
A small but growing percentage of computer users today reap the benefits that Linux offers: cost savings, improved security, and more flexible, customized working environments.
Just before the clock struck midnight on December 31, the German developers of Kanotix released their v2005-04 Linux build. What has everyone talking about Kanotix is its superb hardware detection and auto-configuration abilities on all sorts of i686 and x86_64 hardware. Being Linux-based hardware connoisseurs we couldn't help but to take Kanotix v2005-04 for a test drive.
Fifteen years to the day since Linux creator Linus Torvalds bought the machine that started it all, the first new Linux kernel of the year has hit the street only two months after its predecessor hit.
Where are you most likely to use Linux?
I would argue it's online, where you don't have to be worried about what's on the other side of the screen.
If your applications are coming from the Web, they could easily be Linux-based, and you would not be the wiser.
A new project has come to my attention and it sounds really interesting. Well, I say new, but I actually mean "new to me." Apparently the UTUTO project has been around since 2000. The site states, "Its first version, massively distributed in October of year 2000 in Argentina by Diego Saravia of the National University of Salta, was very simple to use. It worked from CD-ROM with no need of installation. It was one of the first "lives" of the planet." Distrowatch tells us, "Ututo GNU/Linux is a CD-based Linux distribution developed by Diego Saravia at the Universidad Nacional de Salta in Argentina, based on Gentoo Linux, and designed to be used by home/office users, developers, organisations and government users." What's more, it appears they develop versions for several architectures, install or livecd, available thru ftp, http, or bittorent. Their community consists of forums, irc channels, and a mailing list. Their site and irc channels are available for IPv4 or IPv6 and the site is available in five languages. They even have radio and tv broadcasts. This is either a large project or these guys never sleep! They released test version 2 of 2006 for the i686 on January 1 and we thought it'd be a good time to take a look-see at this exciting project.
It was nearly 10 years ago (mid 1996) that I first put my own web server on the Internet. At the time my nearly state of the art computer was a 486 DX2/66 with 16MB of RAM running Linux 2.0.0. (I still remember upgrading from 1.x.x.).
Stx released a new release candidate a few days back and just in time for my dying harddrive. Fortunately I received a new bigger harddrive for Christmas. ...unfortunately, I hadn't copied all of my partitions/installs to it before it completely gave up the ghost last night. Another good thing tho, I already had stx-1.0-rc3.iso sitting on my gentoo desktop (that I did ghost over the first day of installing said new hardware). So, this morning I installed stx-1.0-rc3 and figured why waste the experience. Here's a little update since our last look.
Over at NewsForge, Jay Lyman does a good job of explaining why HP's Media Hub, a Linux media system, came to nothing. He also talks with some analysts and people in the business about why Linux media centers haven't appeared.
That's all well and good, but Lyman doesn't ask the question I want to know the answer to: why don't we have a good Linux Media Center PC program?
So what have we learned this year? Well, if Linux ever came of age, it's this year. It's possibly more confusing than ever to choose between open source and proprietary than it has ever been, but this has been the result from a desperate PR campaign, from both sides, to mis-foot the other.
With Linux catching up more and more at Asian continent, Korean markets are experiencing high penetration of the software in vivid sectors.
Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux and the maintainer of its development kernel, appealed on Saturday for people to test the latest release candidate of the Linux kernel.
With a fast-growing presence in everything from servers to cell phones, the Linux operating system appears ready for prime time. But is it ready for real time?