You'd better get ready for the personal computing, BYOD, and corporate computing revolution. Linux is coming to a desktop near you. But not like you think or had hoped. It's coming in the form of the Chrome OS on Chromebooks.
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The Samba project has announced the creation of a certificate that will enlist participation by corporate developers. The process is similar to the way developers engage in the Linux project, Samba leader Jeremy Allison said
Linux users loves Ubuntu. Technology businesses, though... not so much. Canonical is working on improving its corporate partnership relationships.
The many incarnations and distributions of open-source operating systems such as Linux, Red Hat and Ubuntu have received widespread acclaim for years, but is the penguin catching on in corporate Australia? Or is it being left out in the cold?
Open source has officially "crossed the chasm from early adoption to mainstream adoption," one top analyst announced at LinuxCon.Jeffrey Hammond, principal analyst at Forreseter Research, said he bases his broad conclusion on several surveys peformed in 2010 which indicate that almost 70 percent of corporate customers say they are using Linux at the operating system layer, 65 percent are using open source at the database tier and about 60 percent are now using GPL-based programming languages.
A "Perfect Storm": The Linux-based Android OS, and tight integration with Google's web services, running on BlackBerry hardware and connected to RIM's corporate messaging/calendar syncing infrastructure would be an unstoppable mobile enterprise device platform that not even Apple's iPhone, Windows Mobile or Palm webOS could dare to challenge. But could the marriage ever be consummated?
My colleague, Paula Rooney, recently posted IBM launches first Linux-OpenOffice desktop with virtualization features that pointed out that IBM is having a go at pushing Microsoft's Windows off of corporate desktops once again. Although the technology is different this time around, the concept is the same.
One Oracle exec said there should be only one Linux distribution -- Red Hat -- and claimed there will be no fragmentation of that code base.In an interview with the Linux Foundation recently, Oracle’s chief corporate architect said Oracle Unbreakable Linux is not a product but a support program and he believes that there ought to be only one Linux distribution -- his rival's code base.
Oracle's Chief Corporate Architect predicts the Sun-MySQL merger will have little impact on his company or on Linux.In an interview with the Linux Foundation, Edward Screven, who reports directly to Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison, maintains Sun's patronage of its open source rival won't affect Oracle sales.
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS was released on April 24 as planned and will be supported until 2011-2013.
rPath has entered a pact with Novell that makes creating a virtual appliance easier for developers – and corporate lawyers.As part of the deal, which was announced yesterday, rPath will OEM Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Server beginning in August, said Bill Marshall, the company’s CEO, and former Red Hatter.
Over the last several years open source has grown in stature and maturity, becoming more worthy in the eyes of corporate buyers and investors. Everyone could point to Red Hat, which dominates the Linux operating system space, as the poster child for open source but few other "pure" open source companies rose up to that level.
Dell announced on Tuesday via its corporate blog that it has begun installing Ubuntu 7.10, aka Gutsy Gibbon, and LinDVD on its Dell consumer Linux PCs in the US and will also make it available on the Inspiron 530 in England, France and Germany later this week.
This is a solid first training course for newcomers to corporate Linux.
in brief Computer manufacturer Dell announced yesterday that it would pre-install Linux on select desktop and notebook systems.On its corporate blog, Dell said it would expand its Linux support beyond servers and Precision workstations.
PC maker will certify some corporate machines with Novell's Suse Linux, but stops short of offering pre-installed Linux.
First, the Open Source Development Lab lays off a third of its staff in December. Now it's merging with the Free Software Standards Foundation Group in a deal that may have been brokered by IBM, HP and Intel.
The launch of Windows Vista will create a huge opportunity for Linux vendors to take a larger share of the corporate desktop market, according to the president of Linux Australia.In this one minute clip, which was shot on the first day of the Linux.
To watch our video interview with Jonathan Oxer, click here.update The launch of Windows Vista has created a huge opportunity for Linux vendors to take a larger share of the corporate desktop market, according to the president of Linux Australia.
Linux is unlikely ever to be a viable alternative to Microsoft's Windows on the desktop for corporate IT departments, according to leading CIOs.