The recent interview with Linus Torvalds cemented a number of things I've believed about Linux for a while now. Linux isn't an OS, or even a kernel: it's an embodiment of a design philosophy. One aspect of that philosophy could be described as "ignore the competition."Read more »
It's not often I get so excited about a gadget delivery that I keep my eyes peeled for the postman. But when I heard an ASUS EEE PC was on the way, I was desperate to get my hands on it and start tapping away....
So what's so special about it, I hear you ask. Well, where do I start?...
A massive surge of mainstream consumer demand following the launch of ‘Give One Get One’ has resulted in the foundation pushing back the offer’s closure until December 31, 2007.Read more »
CIO.com asked the lead guys for each distro about its suitability for business use. In "Red Hat Enterprise Linux: The Business OS for Flexibility and Value" Brian Stevens, CTO and vice president of engineering, Red Hat makes his case that Red Hat is the choice for reducing operating costs and providing a secure, reliable, scalable operating system.Read more »
Now there is also a new kid in town called Linux, and although it has been around in one form or another since 1991, it's now starting to attract the attention of disenchanted Windows users.
What makes Linux special is that it runs on any Windows PC and it is Open Source software. This basically means it can be downloaded for free from the internet (www.linux.org).
Kellen Hage typically uses a three-year-old Averatec Inc. laptop to browse the Web and send instant messages. But the laptop's Microsoft Corp. Windows software has too many hard-to-find features, making it cumbersome for Kellen.
After all, he's just 6 years old.
So his mother, Ellen Hage, was thrilled recently when she found a laptop specifically targeted at kids Kellen's age.
This turns what might otherwise be a bog-standard Windows PC into open source's first major assault on the most massive PC mass-market of them all: Wal-Mart shoppers that even Everex identifies as "unsophisticated."
But is it any good? The technology stork just dropped this baby at the door, so let's take a look!
Device drivers can make or break an operating system. The best engineered kernel is useless if applications running on it cannot interface with the outside world or if device manufacturers cannot readily support it with their wares.Read more »
Looks like Europe is collectively ready to bring Microsoft's monopoly down so that other OS options will have a chance to flourish. Well, at least one group of like-minded people have managed to begin clearing the playing field some.Read more »