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WIN With Linux Software Development Program

WIN Enterprises, a company specializing in embedded controllers and platforms for OEMS, announced their development of a Linux software development program that includes a software development kit for its OEM customers.

Metcalfe Calls Linux 25-Year-Old Clunker

Some may not know who Dr. Bob Metcalfe is but chances are they’re working with something he created, namely the Ethernet. He’s got a few ideas on where things are headed and he sees video as prime player. He went on to say our current operating systems are out of date, calling Windows and Linux clunkers.

National Instruments Extends Linux Support

National Instruments announced last week the release of its newest line of virtual instrumentation tools for Linux OS, including the NI-DAQmx 8 driver software and new instrument drivers for modular instruments.

Hey Google, Where’s The Linux Apps?

A member of a Denver Linux development shop wonders why Google hasn’t made its applications available for Linux systems.

Check List for Linux Security
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Linux is an amazing operating system considering how it was originally created. It was a modest program written for one person as a hobby – Linus Torvald of Finland. It has grown into a full-fledge 32-bit operating system. It is solid, stable and provides support for an incredible number of applications. It has very powerful capabilities and runs very fast and rarely crashes.

The Cost of Linux

Matt Asay’s AC/OS blog says that one of the “expenses” noted in Microsoft TCO studies is the cost of training.

Microsoft Movie Brought To You By Linux

In the latest news of strange bedfellows, a New Zealand news source reports that Microsoft’s Halo movie, based on the highly popular Xbox game, will be produced on servers running the Linux operating systems. Dogs and cats living together, pandemonium!

SAP Plus Linux Equals A Windows Switch

One Australian firm tried to make Linux work for them, but after seven months shifted to a Windows platform to run SAP.

Lies and Statistics – the Unix Server Market

“There are three types of lies – lies, damn lies, and statistics.” The source of that truth seems to be unknown, but it’s sure on the mark for statistics reported in the Unix server market.

Novell Launches New Data Center Linux Certification Program

Novell is launching the beta version of what it calls the most rigorous training and examination program for Linux certification to meet data center requirements.

Linux To Mainstream Countdown: 5 Years

Research firm Gartner thinks 2010 will see Linux reaching a point of acceptance by the mass market.

Linux Users Encouraged To Help Katrina Victims

A developer wants to organize a public “web station” effort to assist and connect Hurricane Katrina victims.

Linux: the Cheaper Way to Go?

IBM released a report from the Robert Frances Group (RFG), which it sponsored that claims that the total cost of operation (TCO) for Linux is 40% lower than that of Windows.

Asian Linux Version To Launch Tomorrow

Asianux 2.0, an Asian version of the Linux operating system will launch in Korea and China on Thursday, and in Japan in October.

Novell Gets Wise With Linux

Novell has shipped its GroupWise 7 around the world. The company claims that GroupWise is the most secure and reliable collaboration platform in the industry.

Novell Takes Linux To China

Novell along with the China Standard Software Company (CS2C) is developing Linux Server and Linux desktop offerings for the market in China.

Novell Opens Up SUSE

The technology company announced at LinuxWorld an open version of the SUSE Linux distribution.

Linux Kicking Microsoft Out Of Indiana Schools

Desktop machines by Elkhart, IN-based Wintergreen Systems running Linspire Linux could end up on 300,000 desks.

Google, Microsoft To Compete In Golden Penguin Bowl at LinuxWorld

In a move that can show off each competitor’s knowledge of open-source computing, both Microsoft and Google will be participating in the Golden Penguin Bowl quiz session at the upcoming LinuxWorld conference, which is scheduled for August 8-11 in San Fransisco.

Open-Xchange Open To Red Hat Now

Commercial support from German firm Netline for the Open-Xchange comes to more platforms this year.

SCO Unable To Prove Its Linux Claims

The disclosure of a 2002 email demonstrates its investigation of Linux source code found no infringement.