Linux

Addendum to Press Release: 'SAP and Novell Deliver Expanded Linux Support Options for Customers'

"Today's announcement that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell will be integrated into the SAP Solution Center is good news for AMD customers who enjoy choice and demand high-performing solutions. SAP on the SUSE Linux Enterprise platform is a strong example of the customer-centric industry collaboration that AMD supports working with technology partners like SAP and Novell."

Intel's PowerTOP extends Linux laptop battery life

"Intel recently released its PowerTOP utility, which builds on work done by kernel developers to make the Linux kernel power-efficient. PowerTOP gives a snapshot of what apps are consuming the most power. The PowerTOP website also hosts patches for several Linux apps and the kernel."

What’s a GNU/Linux distribution?

By now, almost everyone who has a computer has heard about something called “Linux”. Usually, what they hear goes something like this—“Well, Linux is free, but it’s very difficult to use. Don’t try it unless you’re a computer expert”.

Author of Linux Patent Study Says Ballmer Got It Wrong

The study claimed that Linux has been found to potentially violate 283 software patents. The author of that report, however, doesn't see things the way Ballmer does at all. "Microsoft is up to its usual FUD [fear, uncertainty and doubt]," said Dan Ravicher, author of the study Microsoft cites, who is an attorney and executive director of PUBPAT.

IBM Lotus Component Designer V6.0

This trial download for the IBM Component Designer V6.0 includes all of the product’s features. You can try this product as a download or on a DVD.

Northwest school district to utilize Linux

The district has decided to do something different this year with the surplus computers that are “retiring” from service on their regular five-year replacement cycle: give them to students who need them at home.

Linux Still a Hit in China

Linux continues to make inroads into China according to the latest market research.

A new report from Beijing-based CCID Consulting pegs Linux operating sales revenues up by nearly 31 percent in the first quarter of 2007 to 31 million Yuan (just over US$4 million), as compared to the same period a year prior.

Progeny Linux has closed shop

With not much of an explanation, Progeny Linux Systems has closed shop. Their statement is as follows: "We are sorry to inform you that Progeny Linux Systems, Inc. ceased operations April 30, 2007."