Dell's recent announcement of its intention to ship desktop units pre-loaded with Linux promises major repercussions for the alternate OS and its progress onto the business desktop, according to noted industry analyst Rob Enderle. He says that Dell's success could alter the PC desktop landscape as we know it, while failure could set the progression of Linux onto the desktop back five years or more.
Thailand's largest mobile operator Advanced Info Service (AIS) has built a computing cluster as the delivery platform for its mobile services.
TransGaming Inc. a leader in the development of software portability products for cross-platform gaming, takes gaming on the Linux operating system to new heights with the release of Cedega™ 6.0. Rich with new features and functionality, ranging from improved graphics and performance to support for many new games, Cedega 6.0 remains the only commercial solution in the world that allows hundreds of triple A games to be played on the rapidly growing Linux operating system.
Instead of killing Microsoft, open source could make the company stronger. Especially as Windows Server "Longhorn" nears release. Has The VAR Guy lost his mind with this thesis?
Xfce 4.4.1 has been released. It's first maintenance release of Xfce 4.4 (The current stable branch of Xfce) aimed at fixing important bugs and update translations.
Novell announced that it has joined The Green Grid, a consortium of information technology companies and professionals committed to improving energy efficiency in the data center. As a contributing member, Novell is working with other members of The Green Grid, such as AMD, Dell, HP, IBM and Microsoft, to develop technology which aims to reduce data center energy usage globally.
Today at Palm Inc's Analyst Day, Palm CEO Ed Colligan officially announced that Palm will deliver a new Linux and open source based mobile computing platform combined with Palm OS Garnet technology on new products later this year. The new platform was just announced at the Palm Analyst meeting and details are light at this point and still coming in. Read on for some slides and more information from the presentation.
Confusion and controversy about Open Source licensing did not start with current Free Software Foundation efforts to revise the GNU General Public License (GPL). Nor will emergence of an acceptable GPL V3 – or of a revised Lesser GPL or Affero GPL (thanks Dana Blankenhorn) – make OS licensing much less problematical for enterprise users.