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Linux Distro for Women?

GNU/Linux Distro for Women? Why Not? "On various women's mailing lists, a subscriber has 'for and by women.' So far, the idea has met with a cool reception. It might even be a troll.
9/29/2007 9:06:54 AM



Novell credits Microsoft for soaring Linux sales

The creator of the Suse distribution says its Linux sales have grown by 243 percent, largely due to partnership with Microsoft.
9/28/2007 2:05:25 PM



Can Linux Stop Global Warming?

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9/28/2007 1:06:07 PM





Nokia Details Linux Tablet WiMAX Plans

"Nokia plans to ship WiMAX-enabled Internet tablets next year. The as-yet unnamed model or models in Nokia's Linux-powered 'N-series' Internet Tablet line will use Intel 'Baxter Peak' WiMAX chips and will support Sprint's 'Xohm' WiMAX service, the top phone-maker has revealed.
9/28/2007 11:36:01 AM



MontaVista Targets Security, Mobility With Linux Releases

MontaVista Software this week released two new versions of its Linux software, one for mobile platforms and another for embedded Linux installations. The new MontaVista Mobilinux 5.0, an operating system used mainly in smartphones, has support for SE Linux. Linux Professional Edition 5.0 was developed in partnership with Advanced Micro Circuits for AMCC's Power Architecture processors.
9/28/2007 6:08:24 AM



Novell Makes Linux Driver Project a Reality

apokryphos writes "Novell have relaunched the Linux Driver Project by dedicating well-known kernel developer Greg KH to work on the project full-time. Greg KH writes: 'My employer, Novell, has modified my position to now allow me to work full time on this project. Namely getting more new Linux kernel drivers written, for free, for any company that so desires. And to help manage all of the ...
9/28/2007 4:24:25 AM



Linux system can be useful Windows alternative

Not too long ago, the only people who would insist on using the Linux operating system over Windows were high-level, advanced computer users who actually felt more comfortable using a command line interface rather than the graphical user interface of Windows.
9/27/2007 11:07:51 PM



MontaVista Unveils Mobile Linux

MontaVista Software Inc. planned to announce on Wednesday the latest version of its Linux-based mobile phone operating system, expected to be available in November.
9/26/2007 10:00:00 AM



MontaVista releases new Linux-based mobile phone OS

MontaVista Software planned to announce on Wednesday the latest version of its Linux-based mobile phone operating system, expected to be available in November.
9/26/2007 7:38:19 AM



Red Hat sees another delay in PC Linux software

Software maker Red Hat Inc. , which had planned to introduce a new version of its Linux software for personal computers in August, said on Tuesday that the product won't be out until next month at the earliest.
9/25/2007 7:25:35 PM



Red Hat Profit Rises on Sales of New Linux Products (Update5)

Sept. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Red Hat Inc., the world's biggest seller of Linux operating-system programs, said profit rose 64 percent after sales of new products topped analysts' estimates. The shares rose 5.1 percent in extended trading.
9/25/2007 6:18:02 PM



Red Hat Profit Rises on Sales of New Linux Products (Update4)

Sept. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Red Hat Inc., the world's biggest seller of Linux operating-system programs, said profit rose 64 percent after sales of new products topped analysts' estimates. The shares rose 5.1 percent in extended trading.
9/25/2007 5:48:12 PM



Red Hat Profit Rises on Sales of New Linux Products (Update3)

Sept. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Red Hat Inc., the world's biggest seller of Linux operating-system programs, said profit rose 64 percent after sales of new products topped analysts' estimates.
9/25/2007 5:33:59 PM



Red Hat 2Q Profit Surges on Linux Demand

Open-source software maker Red Hat Inc. said Tuesday fiscal second-quarter earnings rose sharply, driven by higher revenue from subscriptions for its Linux operating software.
9/25/2007 3:30:01 PM



Linux Startup Moves Desktop Windows to the Data Center

Qumranet, the company behind one of the hottest Linux kernel features, is scheduled to announce its first product, a new desktop virtualization system, offering today at the DEMOfall conference in San Diego. Qumranet's Solid ICE product moves desktop users' Linux or Microsoft Windows installs onto virtual machines in the data center, allowing the users to run their applications and OS of choice ...
9/24/2007 5:00:00 PM



Bhutan Deploys Linux

The Bhutan government liked its first taste of Linux so much that it has come back for seconds, releasing an updated version of its Debian-based operating system that it launched last year.
9/24/2007 11:00:00 AM



LessWatts.org Powers Up Linux Energy Conservation Program

Intel has created a new open source energy-saving project -- LessWatts.org -- which it hopes will help drive innovations so that Linux-powered servers, PCs and even household devices use up less juice. Intel unveiled the project at its Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Friday, noting that the fledgling initiative will bring together a community of Linux developers, open source vendors ...
9/24/2007 6:08:23 AM



HP to expand Linux PC offerings to other countries; US a "real possibility"

HP isn't going to sit by and watch Dell ride the Linux train into Buzzville. The company is expanding its multi-nation pilot program, which is centered on customized Red Hat Linux implementations for desktop environments. Read More...
9/24/2007 1:19:56 AM



Intel Launches Power-Saving Linux Project

Intel yesterday launched an open-source project called LessWatts.org, which it hopes will reduce the power consumption of Linux-based servers, PCs and other devices.
9/24/2007 12:44:24 AM



Linux and its identity crisis

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9/23/2007 9:36:40 PM



How to use more than a gig of RAM on 32-bit Linux

Nowadays, many machines are running with 2-4 gigabytes of RAM, and their owners are discovering a problem: When they run 32-bit GNU/Linux distributions, their extra RAM is not being used.
9/23/2007 2:30:44 PM



Tiny Linux Redux

KernelTrap: "'Recently, the CE Linux forum has been working to revive the Linux-tiny project,' stated Tim Bird on the Linux Kernel mailing list, adding that Michael Opdenacker has been selected as the project's new primary maintainer..."
9/23/2007 11:46:13 AM



Linux: Understanding It Takes Time

iTWire: "Linux users tend to get all excited when a mainstream publication picks up any distribution and deems it worthy of review--even if the conclusions of the reviewer concerned turn out to be negative..."
9/23/2007 7:43:01 AM



Can Ubuntu Linux Really Run My Small Business?

AllBusiness: "For one startup in Portland, Oregon, Ubuntu Linux is the operating system of choice.
9/23/2007 3:42:32 AM



Linux to Be Installed in Every Russian School

J_Omega writes "According to an article from last week at the Russian IT site CNews, Linux is slated to be installed in every Russian school by 2009. The article makes it appear that it will be going by the (unimaginative) name 'Russian OS.' As stated in the article: 'The main aim of the given work is to reduce dependence on foreign commercial software and provide education institutions with the ...
9/22/2007 1:39:25 PM



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