All the big film studios primarily use Linux for animation and visual effects. Perhaps no commercial Linux installation is larger than DreamWorks Animation, with more than 1,000 Linux desktops and more than 3,000 server CPUs.
Lina, an Alameda software company, unveils LINA. LINA enables a Linux application, developed and compiled once, to run with native look and feel on three different platforms. The company will release the source code for this technology next month under the GPL and a commercial license, making Open Source applications portable to non-Linux operating systems and the numerous varieties of Linux operating systems.
"Recently, Nicholas Carr, an acclaimed writer and ex-editor of Harvard Business Review, wrote an article titled The Ignorance of the Crowds in the Strategy+Business Magazine (free registration required). In the article, he tries to portray open source as a hybrid Bazaar-Cathedral model and warns the businesses against any reliance on the open source process to drive innovation. I follow Carr’s writings regularly (through his blog and other media outlets). I have great respect for his work. But he has got this one totally wrong."
"A few developers on Team-XBMC have begun the porting of XBMC to Linux and OpenGL using the SDL toolkit. The goal is for this to become a full port of XBMC containing all the features and functions available in the Xbox version of XBMC. This is a huge task which is why we are making this public request, seeking C/C++ programmers to volunteer in assisting us with this Linux porting development project."
This is a brief 4 page guide to the world of Linux distributions, primarily aimed at individuals who are new to the Linux scene, and who are thinking about taking the plunge and trying Linux for the first time.
"A recent posting by George Ou about Windows Home Server brought out a lot of responses from the Linux community. I think that Microsoft deserves to get some competition."
In an op-ed piece published by BusinessWeek today, Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin stated his organization will be ready to fund the legal efforts of anyone who produces Linux software who's threatened with - or sued on account of - patent infringement. If necessary, Zemlin writes, the foundation will use its own patent portfolio to mount countersuits.
Zenoss announced they have been selected as a new member of the Novell Market Start program. Novell Market Start promotes enterprise-class solutions for small and medium business customers that run on SUSE Linux Enterprise.