08.01.08

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Links 01/08/2008: GNU/Linux Gains Momentum, More Software

Posted in News Roundup at 7:53 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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  • LinuxWorld: Community roots bolster Linux growth

    Linux is beginning to find its legs as the foundation in many different technologies and in the process is fueling a feedback loop that is helping accelerate the operating system’s popularity.

    As more and more people contribute from areas such as mobile, data center power management, and real-time technologies, innovations are coming rapid fire and when folded into the Linux kernel provide benefits across a wide spectrum.

    For example, power management features for the data center are being tapped to help extend battery life in Linux-based mobile devices.

  • eeebuntu: yet another Ubuntu-based build for the Eee PC

    Another good tip from Robert found its way to my inbox: I’m sure there’s Eee PC owner or two out there that will appreciate it. There’s a new and “eeemproved” Ubuntu distro that’s customized for the Eee called eeebuntu. You can go with the snazzy Compiz Fusion enabled gnome version or go plain-vanilla with the Ubuntu Netbook Remix packages. Performance looks pretty darn good on the original 701 4G model Eee PC too: just check it in the above vid and supply your own audio track. I made mine funny, but feel free to make serious commentary when you watch.

  • Haiku running on Asus EEEPC!
  • Acer Aspire One ZG5 (Linux)
  • Linux tablets gain slick remote desktop tech

    LogMeIn announced a beta plugin for Nokia’s Linux-based N800 and N810 Internet Tablets. The LogMeIn Nokia N800/810 Browser Plugin enables Internet Tablet users to access and control their Windows PCs or Macs running the free or commercial versions of LogMeIn.

  • Will LSB 4 Standardize Linux?

    Not all Linux distributions are made with the same components, which can make it difficult for software developers to write applications for multiple Linux distributions. That’s where the Linux Standards Base (LSB) comes into play.

    [...]

    Zemlin noted that some people will always want to support one platform, be it Red Hat or otherwise, though he doesn’t expect that will be the majority once LSB 4 is released.

  • MontaVista Linux Now Supports Cavium OCTEON Processors
  • PC/104 SBC bridges factory networks
  • Is KDE back? 4.1 launches

    As if to apologize for KDE 4.0, the project’s release manager, Dirk Muller, released 4.1 along with the news that some 20,803 commits had happened since 4.0, not counting 15,432 translation check-ins, nor about 35,000 commits that went into “working” branches. That’s a lot of hacking.

    [...]

    The rest of the changes include library enhancements, improved applications and frameworks — all the little things. It sounds promising!

  • What’s next in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (part 2)

    There’s even more where this comes from–new versions of Firefox, new firewire stacks, and more. If you want to know what’s down the road for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, check out Fedora 9– that’s where the innovation happens.

  • Create your own web based personal desktop – eyeOS

ODF

F/OSS

Hypervisors

  • Virtual Linux, coming to a desktop near you

    Virtualisation is on the brink of turning operating systems into a commodity item. It may be realistic to see software applications shipped as virtual computer images in the near future. Linux has much to benefit from this, with a repeat of the phenomenal adoption rate it has enjoyed since the ASUS Eee PC.

    [Roy: when Microsoft talks about virtualisation, its plan is to replace all the existing choice with just Microsoft/Citrix/XenSource, which it owns (VMWare too is now controlled by (formerly) Microsoft’s Maritz). Then, virtualisation will only mean Windows under Windows or Microsoft-taxed SUSE under Windows. Microsoft won’t allow GNU/Linux to be a host or permit ‘untaxed’ distros like Ubuntu.]

  • VMware’s Fusion 2.0 boosts Windows and Linux integration with Mac OS X
  • CIO Reality Check: Linux and Virtualization

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