Linux

What if Linux does infringe on Microsoft intellectual property?

There have been a lot of words written about the comments made by Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer during a Q&A session after his keynote speech at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) conference in Seattle last week (you know, where he said that Linux used intellectual property patented by Microsoft).

IBM WebSphere application server growing nearly three times faster than JBOSS

A new research report found that WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Community Edition -- IBM's open source application server software based on Apache Geronimo -- is gaining share nearly three times as fast as rival JBoss.

Playstation 3 Linux/Hacking/Homebrew Wiki

Having been on the market for only a short while, the Playstation 3 already runs open source Linux applications without mods. This site is an attempt to gather technical information about the system from hackers so that we can squeeze all that sizzling 8-core power out of the Cell and show Microsoft they were wrong in closing the 360 down.

Criticism mounts over Birmingham's Linux project

Criticism is mounting over the termination of a large-scale Linux project in Birmingham, England.

Birmingham City Council pulled the plug on its 535,000 pounds open-source pilot after its analysis concluded that it was cheaper to upgrade to a Microsoft-based platform than proceed with open source.

Criticism mounts over Birmingham's Linux project

Criticism is mounting over the termination of a large-scale Linux project in Birmingham.

As reported earlier this week, Birmingham City Council pulled the plug on its £535,000 open-source pilot after its analysis concluded that it was cheaper to upgrade to a Microsoft-based platform than proceed with open source.

Linux video server for the minivan

The video player died in our minivan a few weeks ago, sending my kids into a death spiral of Wiggles withdrawal. In retrospect, it would probably have been better never to have the video player, but it seduced us with the promise of hypnotically transfixed children who would never again ask, "Are we there yet?" I had to have it back, only better. So I built a video server for the minivan.

OpenVZ Delivers Live Migration Capability

The OpenVZ project announced availability of its operating system-level server virtualization software in the form of a kernel based on Linux 2.6.9, including for the first-time in a stable branch, fully-tested and performance-tuned live migration and Virtual Ethernet device features. Previously, those features were only available in the development branch of OpenVZ software.

Linus Torvalds is a Hero according to Time Magazine

By giving away his software, the Finnish programmer earned a place in history. Linus Torvalds makes it on to Time magazine's 60 Years Of Heroes!