The creator of Linux is excited about solid-state drives, expects progress in graphics and wireless networking, and says the operating system is strong in virtualization despite his personal lack of interest in the area.
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"So my local Jack In The Box has been displaying it’s penguin pride lately. From the other screens I saw flashing by it seems that the tv system is driven by a dual-core Dell running Fedora. From the badge I’d venture to say that its all packaged by RippleTV, good idea taking advantage of open source."
Can something you give away for free turn into a gold mine? That's the multimillion-dollar question Google Inc. is betting on with its push into open-source software.
While the mobile Linux community has reacted positively to Google's Android, the new platform has also given it some cause for concern. The arrival of a giant player area with very clear ideas of role it wants mobile Linux to fill was bound to ruffle a few feathers and, despite public proclamations of "welcome" and "support", the Linux establishment is showing a few cracks.
The embedded Linux on the Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP @n motherboard has just had its source code released and bit-tech has talked to Asus and the guys that make it to find out what they expect this will mean for future products. Will the dev community jump on board? What about boards that play music and video and boot in 2 seconds?
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) published the GNU Affero General Public License version 3 (GNU AGPLv3). This is a new license; it is based on version 3 of the GNU General Public License (GNU GPLv3), but has an additional term to allow users who interact with the licensed software over a network to receive the source for that program. By publishing this license, the FSF aims to foster user and development communities around network-oriented free software.
Although Mozilla's Monday release of Firefox 3 Beta project, a developer preview release of its popular open source Web browser, has been a global effort, a significant portion of its core development takes place in Toronto.