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- 2010-Oct-25: Holy Penguin in a Suit Batman! Linux now provides the London Stock Exchange with the fastest trade executions in the world (well faster than any .NET based exchanges). High frequency traders will be enjoying this. The NYSE is also running on Linux machines.  
- 2010-Jul-26: How to use GNU Screen to run and monitor many things at once. Another tutorial on using Screen. 
- 2010-Jun-11: A 100% open source handheld computer from Qi Hardware. 
- 2010-Jun-08: In 2010 Linaro was formed to share development costs and resources required to bring new hardware capabilities to Linux. 
- 2010-Mar-09: Phoronix.com has a lot of Linux CPU and GPU related benchmarking information. 
- 2008-Nov-02: The German Foreign Ministry is migrating its desktops to OSS. By doing this they figure on reducing their maintenance costs from about 3000 euros per desktop to 1000 euros per year. 
- 2008-Oct-30: The Neo FreeRunner is a Linux-based smart phone from OpenMoko. As of Aug'08 it is now possible to run Debian's ARM port on this phone. More news on this. OpenMoko is also working on an Android-based handset. 
- 2008-Oct-02: Slashdot discusses how big a swap partition (or file) should be and why. The old maxim of twice your physical RAM no longer makes much sense, in fact having no swap is perfectly acceptable and may be the best thing to do if you are using a solid state disk. One good reason to have swap still (and make it as big as your RAM) is so that you can hibernate your machine. 
- 2008-Jul-01: Slashdot discusses the various options available for Linux users who need persistent terminals (where a session stays logged in all the time, to which you can connect and disconnect at will - perhaps as you move from one access point to another). For many years I used VNC to do this at work on a Solaris box - in some cases my session might have persisted for six months or more. A common objection to doing this with VNC appears to be: VNC is a resource hog. In the years of doing this I don't think we ever had a case where VNC was actually to blame (if anything it seems lighter than a regular Solaris X Windows desktop). Rather, there would occasionally be a process that a user started (such as a debugging session or a long running Xemacs) that took too many resources and had to be killed. Typically we had about six people using the same (mid-sized, dual processor) Solaris box working this way and it was quite convenient. 
- 2008-Jun-17: The Wine project achieved it's 1.0 milestone in June'08. 
- 2008-Jun-06: Slashdot discusses How to turn a PlayStation 3 into a Linux PC. 
- 2008-May-29: Ulteo makes a Linux desktop that runs on Windows, sort of using Windows to virtualize the machine for Linux. More discussion here. 
- 2008-May-17: Encrypting a Linux root partition with LUKS and DM-Crypt. 
- 2008-May-07: Using the System Rescue CD to perform a bare-metal Linux restore of a system that uses LVM . 
- 2008-May-07: Switched On talks about the opportunity Linux has due to the growing market for low cost ultra-portable laptops started by the ASUS Eee.  
This Slashdot article talks about some other systems
Zenoss is another
configuration management and monitoring package
NetDirector is another
configuration management package
Webmin is a package to allow
you to administer a UNIX server through a web-based interface, an extra
Book of Webmin is available, as is a Wikipedia entry.
(electronic ink) development kit
that is Linux
based, looks like the E-ink technology is finally becoming available
and DVD burning software for Linux
servers for Linux, the HylaFAX
The Bluefish editor
is aimed at web page programmers.
Asterix@Home is a Linux-based
phone PBX system, this artical
gives a simplified overview. Some more information on Asterix.
Google's GMail as a file system from Linux, this is GmailFS,
and its written in Python
A Microsoft Excel
clone for Linux
bochs is an IA-32 (x86)
emulator capable of running one operating system within another one
React-OS is an open source
Windows clone, see also reactos.org.
Co-operative Linux, runs
How to setup
DOS emulation under linux. Referenced here
Slashdot book review of Linux
Toys, a book that tells you how to do various Linux based projects
- it is now
possible to read and write NTFS partitions from within Linux. The NTFS-3G project is addressing this
Texas Instruments is going to be embedding
Linux for video DSP applications
Panasonic is forming an embeded
- apparently Oracle is in the process
of migrating a lot of their computing needs to Linux (8/Aug/03)
An ARM based Linux single board
computer in a USB form factor, discussed here
on Slashdot. Made by Calao
some single board computers that can host Linux
media player is Linux based and you can plug it into a computer's
USB port to get a Linux desktop.
Zonbox is a small machine made by Zonbu (with a good array of
the cost of $99 must be partially offset buy a monthly
subscription-based update service. Currently (May'07) this appears to
be in a closed beta program and their
website requires an account to sign in. They have some information about
this now. A review of this can be found here,
and is discussed on Engadget here.
Combining the LinuxBIOS
with a Linux kernel and some other software into a single flash
chip yields a small computer that can boot in 6 seconds.
placing Linux file systems onto compact flash devices
Gumstix has now
produced some very
small Linux devices, such as the 200xm-CF
in a ready-to-use (including case and power supply) format
The Acme System's Fox is a
small, embeded Linux hardware solution, with ethernet and dual USB
Slashdot book review of: Linux
Multimedia Hacks, by Kyle Rankin, ISBN 0-596-10076-0.
Slashdot discusses selecting
an OS for an embedded system
a standalone media box built on a mini-ITX EPIA system
Linux has been installed
on the iPod nano, details on ipodlinux.org.
Neuros is planning to
some of their hardware development
FingerGear's computer on a
stick, is similar to the BlackDog Linux system.
- Linux based GP2X
portable, from gbax.com,
the second generation Linux game pad. Here's a possible view of Pandora, aka the GP2X. A view of the development board for this in action.
So many bootloaders,
Competition for the BlackDog is the iD3
Linux, (cited here) a USB
Linux device that includes its own processor and RAM, this system uses
the PC it is attached to for its display, keyboard, mouse and network
connection. Gets reviewed here.
Debian Linux on the Linksys NSLU2
a Linux computer in a compact
flash card format
Building a Linux box
that uses compact flash instead of hard disk, based on a mini-ITX
board and a Live CD.
Linux has been making some
headway in Canada
is an open OS for palm-top type devices, its home page is here
another desktop distribution
Linux on laptops,
a site that specializes in this odd area.
How to install
a light weight Linux, for use on older, memory-constrained, hardware
dyne:bolic is a live-CD
distro focusing on multimedia
is a customizable live-CD distro based on Knoppix. The idea being that
you tailor it to meet your needs and then burn a custom CD.
is a Fedora Core based distro that integrates MythTV
is up to version 0.19.
sounds like a nice, fast, Linux install (I got good download speeds
The documentation is available at knoppix.net.
There are even specialized
versions of Knoppix for particular applications such as bioknoppix and clusterknoppix. And KnoppMyth for MythTV. And Quantian which
focuses on numerical analysis tools. And KnoppiXMAME for
arcade game emulation. June 2004 and another
Knoppix release is due soon. March 2005 and Knoppix 3.8 is almost
ready to appear. Looks like Knoppix 3.8 has
been released and could even run within Windows.
Step by step installation
procedures for Debian 3.0
SuSE Linux Openexchange
Server for those companies who want to escape from Microsoft
emulator sort of thing that allows one to use Linux applications under Windows
up the SONY VAIO
page, now has a home page as linuxbios.org,
Google is now
sponsoring (Nov'06) the LinuxBIOS project.
from Axis Communications (on ThinkGeek)