With Nokia now committed to Linux, other mobile players are nearly certain to follow
Linux and Open Source
The latest news and views on all things Linux and open source by seasoned Unix and Linux user Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.
Paula Rooney is a Boston-based writer who has followed the tech industry for more than two decades.
These people are awfully sane - but I thinkthat paragraph tells you everythingyou need to know about Linux:an army crossing its Rubicon shouting "We can, We do, and It works!"
India's free CD program reminds me of the early days of Linux. If it weren't for cheap Linux CDs a lot of users may never have gotten their hands on Linux.
When I read that India was preparing to distribute Linux on CD, as reported by Ingrid Marson, I knew there was an important word that needed to get into this discussion.The word is localization.
I don't want to imply that there isn't an argument to be made for getting server utilization up; there is, but its not always appropriate and, where it is, neither virtualization nor partitioning are likely to be the right way to do it.
The idea of selling service unites the closed source and open source worlds. Increasingly software needs the regular updates that makes selling it as a service look attractive.
If Microsoft pulls it off, they'll have set a new standard in the black art of succeedingthrough failure because, of course, those people wouldn't be needed if Microsoftbuilt reasonable security into their systems
A few weeks ago the folks at OSDL took some decisions.They're a small outfit, with just 57 employees, in the Portland suburb of Beaverton.
Today, rather than reporting on licenses or distributions or Microsoft, I wanted to encourage a little bragging among fans of the Linux open source operating system.So.
The worst thing in Microsoft's version of iVMS, aka Windows 2000, was the morphing ofthe uaf facility into the registry. Longhorn apparently contains something both similarand worse called the Nexus.