Theodore Ts'o offered an insightful summary of issues affecting future development on the ext3 filesystem. He listed the three main concerns for future development as stability, compatibility confusion, and code complexity.
Over the years, I've had a number of people asking me what I believe the problem was with further migration over to Linux by the public at large. To be frank, I don't believe that there is a simple answer to this. To me, there are a number of factors that play a role in keeping Linux out of the mainstream limelight.
Linux distributor Interactive Ideas has thrown its weight behind the relaunch of a web site that aims to increase the use of open source software across Europe.
Many in the Linux world believe that Linux desktops can easily replace Microsoft Windows for certain uses. They also admit that the Linux desktop may not be a solution for all Windows users, but they firmly believe that they are making progress toward that goal.
The City of Munich's LiMux project center is rejecting charges by the Senate administration of Berlin that the migration to free software has gotten stuck before it ever got going. As Project director Peter Hofmann told heise online, "Open Source software at the workplace is a reality in Munich."
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Linspire, Inc. along with AOpen and Mirus Innovations, today announced the availability of the Linspire Mini Koobox, the first small form-factor Linux machine on the market.
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I was just told a good-news story about a Toronto area high school computer science teacher who has been using the Linux operating system exclusively in his classroom for the past 5 years. The bad-news part of the story is that the school recently dismantled the already running Linux lab and told the teacher that he *must* only teach Microsoft software.
Linux has once again dominated the list of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. The 27th issue of the bi-annual Top500 list, released today, shows Linux accounting for 73.4% of the top 500 supercomputers, including the two fastest machines on the planet.
LINKSYS REVOLUTIONISED the Wi-Fi world with its open, Linux-based hardware, which sparked several alternative firmware versions. One, from a Brazilian company dubbed Italbrasnet, brings enhanced firmware to low-cost wireless routers using the inexpensive Realtek chipsets.
The impending release of Windows Vista with its fancy Aero Glass special effects, along with the hasty addition of the similar XGL and Compiz technologies to the latest SUSE Linux release makes me think that programmers have a warped idea of what desktop computing is about.
Bell Microproducts Inc. on Tuesday said it reached an agreement with Red Hat Inc. that allows Bell to develop products based on Red Hat's enterprise version of the open-source computer operating code Linux.
A "hybrid" music entertainment company with several revenue models says it is shipping its first portable media player (PMP). Titan Global Entertainment's "Omni" PMP runs Linux, has a 4.3-inch QVGA display, and offers standard media recording and playback features, according to the company.
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Red Hat Inc. reports first-quarter earnings on Wednesday, June 28. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.
Linux cops a lot of arguably unjustified flack from the mainstream media for being an operating system for supernerds who like nothing better than to spend the weekend recompiling their kernel.
The Victorian Department of Justice (DoJ) is understood to have deployed a secure, "locked-down" Linux environment across more than 100 desktops in state prisons.