08.06.08

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Links 06/08/2008: IBM Gives Boost to Proprietary GNU/Linux® Desktops, HPC Source Code

Posted in News Roundup at 5:39 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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IBM

  • IBM targets Microsoft with desktop Linux initiative
  • IBM to open source supercomputing code

    The company said its HPC Open Source Software Stack, which includes IBM’s Extreme Cluster Administration Toolkit, was its first ever contribution of open source code for supercomputing.

  • Virtually Speaking: IBM Goes High on Linux

    None of this is terribly surprising. Today, for many enterprises, Linux is just another operating system choice. In a clear case of be-careful-what-you-wish-for, it is as viable an option as some of the Unix heavyweights or Microsoft Windows, depending on the situation.

    The other wrench is the possibility that virtualization’s gain is the operating system’s loss, although given the hypervisor’s potentially commodity status, it’s gain may well be negligible.

Cloud™

Wireless

Devices

  • Sonos refreshes Linux audio gear

    Sonos has chosen LinuxWorld in San Francisco this week as the place to unveil updated hardware and new Linux-based firmware. The vendor says its whole-house audio products are carried by 3,000 retailers in 55 countries, putting them among the most popular Linux-based consumer electronics products yet.

  • Cortex-A8-based SOM gains Linux support

Phones

Fedora

  • Red Hat, community release Fedora 10 alpha

    Red Hat and project contributors have released alpha code for Fedora 10, the next version of the community-sponsored, free and open source Linux distribution that will include enhancements to the audio, security and wireless-connection features of the operating system.

  • Fedora on a stick

    Fedora 9 now lets you create a bootable Linux distribution on a flash drive with persistence. In other words, you can not only boot any PC that will accept USB drive booting into Linux, you can even boot into your own personal desktop. Now, that can be useful.

Mini PCs

  • Google Pushing Software to Low-Cost Linux PCs

    With an eye for larger adoption of Linux, Google is actively working with open-source developers to integrate its applications in the OS, a Linux developer said on Tuesday.

  • Atom-based tablet runs Linux

    Arbor Technology has announced a seven-inch tablet PC that uses Intel Atom processors and runs Linux. The ruggedized Gladius G0710 has a touchscreen display, gigabit Ethernet and 802.11b/g networking, a two megapixel camera, and survives multiple four-foot drops, according to the company.

  • Linux set to dominate MIDs

Debian/Ubuntu

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F/OSS

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  1. David Gerard said,

    August 6, 2008 at 3:32 pm

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    Update on Foxconn motherboard and ACPI under Linux: Matthew Garrett says no sabotage and one problem which was a bug in Linux.

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