07.21.08

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Links 21/07/2008: More Large Companies Sidle with GNU/Linux, X Snubs NVIDIA BLOBs

Posted in News Roundup at 3:42 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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GNU/Linux

  • Intel snubs Microsoft; offers Linux certification

    Intel’s enthusiasm for open source is gathering speed: now it is endorsing professional Linux certifications, snubbing the old Microsoft certification program.

  • Intel UMPC chip enters service as server CPU

    Yes, we’re talking Intel’s Atom, specifically the 1.6GHz 230, which Bytemark’s now using as the basis for what it claimed were its lowest-cost dedicated Linux-running servers yet.

  • Alitheia Online Demo Available
  • Why do GNOME people always play the man?
  • RS: Ministry backs localised GNU/Linux distribution and CMS

    The Serbian Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Society last month presented Cp6Linux, a GNU/Linux distribution translated into Serbian, based on the GNU/Linux distributions Debian and Ubuntu.

    The localisation of the GNU/Linux distribution was carried out by the School of Electrical Engineering of the University of Belgrade. Its name is derived from the Cyrillic writing of ‘Serbian Linux’, “срб-линукс”.

  • Stuff That Works With Linux #1
  • Review: Sabayon Linux 3.5S

    abayon 3.5 is a definite step up from 3.4a, despite only being a single subversion higher. The improvements and changes allow for a very complete, complex, yet simple and easy to use Linux distribution that can serve the needs of everyone from the UMPC and older PC users to those with the latest, greatest hardware. Sabayon Linux 3.5 really has a something for everyone, and it does an excellent job of fulfilling their motto of “Dreams we can believe in.” And Sabayon 3.5 is more than a dream I can believe in, it’s a reality I can use and trust.

  • Installing Mandriva 2008.1 on the ASUS Eee PC

    Out of the many distributions that work on the Eee PC, Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring (or 2008.1) is one that works exceptionally well. It can be installed to the built-in SSD or onto an external SD card.

  • Brazilian Federal Court Unifies IT Infrastructure With Red Hat Solutions

    Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Distrito Federal Justice Court (TJDFT) has implemented Red Hat solutions across the IT systems of its 16 courts and is leveraging the performance, security and cost-effective benefits of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Cluster Suite.

  • Face off: Windows vs Linux real world RAM and disk tests

    Forget fear, uncertainty and doubt. How do Windows Vista and Linux really compare against each other? It’s one thing to talk about the familiar applications available to Windows users contrasted with the rich suite of free open source apps for Linux, but something totally different to actually compare the loads of the two operating systems as they perform functionally identical tasks.

    [...]

    Windows’ memory usage went up by 0.07GB, or 71.68MB. The CPU still fluctuated madly but hung around 20%. Under Fedora, memory usage increased by only 50MB and with a maximum processor utilisation of 4%, shortly resuming to 1% while sitting idle (with Windows still jumping all about.)

Ubuntu

Devices

  • Linux-powered CherryPal uses just 2W

    The CherryPal mini-desktop runs an embedded version of Debian on a Freescale processor running at 400MHz, with 256MB of RAM and 4GB of internal flash storage.

  • Towards using the FreeRunner as my primary phone

    First of all, having a phone that you can SSH into and do all the usual Linux-y stuff on is very, very, cool. When you plug the phone into your GNU/Linux computer it appears as a device on the other end of a new network interface usb0. An SSH server is configured and works out of the box. You need to do a small amount of configuration to let your FreeRunner use your computer’s connection to get to the internet.

    [...]

    I installed a PDF reader and downloaded a couple of e-books to the phone. Astonishingly I can (pretty comfortably) read pages formatted for printed books on the FreeRunner’s screen.

  • Jailbreak for iPhone 3G released: how to use
  • Q5 interview – John Bruggeman, Wind River

    How important is Linux and move to open-source environments?

    Growth of Linux went faster than anyone thought it would. For us the Linux business has grown from zero to $50m in 24 months. Most of our Linux customers originally experimented with free software and then they discovered the hidden costs.

  • Automotive Linux drives innovation

    There are vendors developing embedded operating systems for the automotive infotainment market but they do not have the scale to bring all the new and exciting capabilities to the equipment quickly. Well established real-time operating systems such as Wind River’s VxWorks can have around 50,000 developers and still can’t provide all the required drivers and interfaces in the time needed.Because of this, a number of large car and equipment manufacturers have been working on ways to provide innovative new equipment designs.

  • Timesys Announces Embedded Linux Support for TI OMAP(TM) 35x
  • Linux-friendly SBC is cool, rugged type

F/OSS

Security

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