Linux

Will OLPC change Linux?

During a tutorial that Chris Blizzard gave at Linux.conf.au, there were quite a few interesting ideas and concepts raised that presented an interesting blueprint for Linux in the future.

Wal-Mart endorses Novell, Microsoft Deal

Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. said Tuesday that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. became the latest customer to take advantage of the two companies' collaboration on Linux and Windows.

Under the agreement, Wal-Mart will begin using Novell's SUSE Linux, the open-source computer operating system, and Novell will provide support for the software, receiving pre-paid support certificates from Microsoft.

New Linux Foundation Launches – Merger of OSDL and FSG

The two leading consortia dedicated to the advancement of Linux – the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and the Free Standards Group (FSG) – announced that they have signed an agreement to merge and form The Linux Foundation. The new organization accelerates the growth of Linux by providing a comprehensive set of services to compete effectively with closed platforms.

Linux ups Web cams to Wi-Fi

By its own developers' admissions, Linux supports more hardware devices out-of-the-box than any other operating system but that won't stop a slew of new drivers being added in upcoming releases.

Linux video - but for whom?

Builder AU, the official media organ for the Australian Linux conference, which is underway in Sydney, has released video clips of Linux creator Linus Torvalds talking about kernel development.

But GNU/Linux users, the intended target audience, are finding it difficult to view the same.

Open Source Consortium sends Becta back to school

The Open Source Consortium (OSC) has thrown down the gauntlet to the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta), urging the organization to turn its talk of promoting open source software into action.

Mark Shuttleworth: Keeping it FREE

Mark Shuttleworth writes: This is one post in a series, describing challenges we need to overcome to make free software ubiquitous on the desktop.

We have to work together to keep free software freely available. It will be a failure if the world moves from paying for shrink-wrapped Windows to paying for shrink-wrapped Linux.

Cablecam Wows Football Fans with RTLinux

FSMLabs announced that its flagship RTLinux real-time software is now being used in Cablecam flying cameras used to film NFL and other sporting events. Cablecam is a provider of footage for NFL and NCAA football games as well as for the motion picture industry.