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AMD joins MeeGo effort

AMD joins the MeeGo open source Linux project to become more involved with the mobile operating system.

November 15, 2010

SPDX format is key to success or failure of Linux Foundation's Open Compliance Program

Add the Linux Foundation to the numerous list of organizations and companies founded to protect Linux users and developers from legal risk.At the opening of the annual LinuxCon 2010 here today in Boston, the San Francisco-based foundation, which sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Tovalds, announced a new open compliance program with the support of heavy hitters including Google, Adobe, Cisco, Novell, AMD, ARM, HP, IBM, Intel, Sony, Nokia and Motorola.

August 10, 2010 by

openSUSE Installation, DVD vs. LiveCD

Over the holidays I put a larger disk drive in my Lifebook S2110 (AMD/ATI) laptop, and reinstalled everything from scratch. I added several more Linux distributions (it now multi-boots Windows XP Professional, Ubuntu, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, openSUSE and Fedora).

January 5, 2009 by

News to know: Google; AMD; Desktop Linux; Green IT; Psystar

Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Google delivers; Maybe paid clicks weren't such a big dealCharles Cooper: Google settles a score with ComScoreTechmemeAMD posts loss; sees seasonally down quarter aheadSixth straight quarterly loss for AMDGallery: Hyper-V virtualization in action (right)Phil Wainewright: Amazon Web Services gets serious about enterpriseAmazon steps up Web services supportAmazon: May We Help You?

April 17, 2008 by

Could AMD move open desktop Linux market?

So long as content and gaming are closed to open source, Linux' desktop market share will remain minimal. We're still talking here of baby steps, which must be followed-up by programmers working for fun instead of food.

September 14, 2007 by

AMD dominates 4 and 8 socket at Linux World

Cutting sockets while maintaining the same number of CPU cores is extremely valuable in the server market because it can cut your software licensing in half while maintaining the same performance. Microsoft SQL and IBM DB2 (on x86 platform) for example charge their licenses based on the number of CPU sockets and not based on the number of CPU cores. Quad-core computing can cut server hardware costs and software licensing in half but the software savings is far more significant because software often costs 2 to 10 times more than the hardware it's running on.

August 17, 2006 by

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