Linux

Vancouver law firm trades in MS for desktop Linux

Downtime and virus issues prompt Whitelaw Twining to install SUSE. The switch was simple but not entirely trouble-free.

Linux Vs. Mac: Which Is The Better Alternative To Microsoft Windows?

If you're a Vista-wary Windows user who would rather switch than fight, should you move to a Linux distro or Apple's OS X?

Linux and virtualization create a shift in the data cente

Citing research culled from the past year, analysts today said technologies like Linux, open source software and virtualization will converge at this year's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco on August 6-9, and that could fundamentally change the face of IT.

City uses Linux, OSS for its free municipal Wi-Fi

Since last week the coastal city of Rosario, Argentina's second largest city and home of about a million people is among the growing club of World cities with free municipal Wi-Fi access.

Linux Tool Points Out Power-Wasting Applications

Linux systems' power consumption is rapidly becoming a top concern for operators of large data centers. A University of California Berkeley study recently attributed 90 percent of the increase in data center power consumption to servers priced at less than US$25,000 each, the market where Linux is most important.

Streaming of Satellite Channels into a LAN

Nowadays the main source of digital TV channels is receiving them from satellites using DVB-S technology. This method is notable for simplicity of deploying and variety of multimedia content on satellites. In this article it is discussed receiving of satellite channels using NetUP DVB to IP gateway/streamer (hereafter, streamer) on Linux OS.

Halluc II the Transformer tank robot runs on Linux

Halluc II a robot developed by Japan's Chiba institute of technology has 8 wheels and a lot of sensors. It can move in six mysterious ways, including going forward, sideways, up steps and slopes. Weighing 44 pounds and at 31 inches long the eight wheeled cockroach fuses robot and automobile technology and works off a Linux OS.

How package management changed everything

What’s the single biggest advancement Linux has brought to the industry?

It’s an interesting question, and one that in my opinion has a very simple answer: Package management—or, more specifically, the ability to install and upgrade software over the network in a seamlessly integrated fashion—along with the distributed development model package management enabled.