Rahul Sundaram takes a look
the Guidelines for Free System Distributions. "I have been spending
the last couple of weeks talking to them about clarifying where exactly
they are drawing the lines on what constitutes a free system beyond just
software and today, FSF just again proved to be quite reasonable by publishing
the free system distribution guidelines based on the Fedora licensing
guidelines. While I just send my detailed list of feedback on these
guidelines and we are not done just yet, I hope this proves to be a useful
document to everyone involved and all hail the pragmatic extremists for
that. The world is just better off with them in it despite all their own
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the inclusion of the fast-booting Splashtop distribution on
"DeviceVM, the makers of Splashtop, just made a big announcement though. Their technology will no longer be restricted to the top-shelf motherboards and will see a much wider release. At first it will be featured on Asus P5Q (high-efficiency design, Intel P45 chipset) family of motherboards, starting with the P5Q Deluxe, P5Q-WS, P5Q3 Deluxe, and P5Q-E. Later Splashtop will be featured on all the companys motherboards, over a million units a month.
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that Verizon has joined the LiMo Foundation.
"Verizon has signed up as the final member on the board of directors of the LiMo Foundation, a group founded by Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic, Samsung, and Vodafone to deliver an open and globally consistent software platform based upon Mobile Linux for use by the whole industry to catalyze next-generation mobile consumer experiences.
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Linux at Work
Red Hat News takes
at a team of soccer playing robots powered by Fedora.
"The AllemaniACs use Fedora on every machine they have including
desktops, laptops and the systems on the robots. More importantly, much of
the software they need to program and communicate with their machines is
pre-packaged in Fedora. The AllemaniACs are not only using Fedora, the team
has also used its need for specific capabilities to contribute to open
source through Fedora. When the team has found a need for open source
software not found in Fedora already, they work on packaging it, and then
feed that work back into the Fedora community.
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the use of Red Hat Linux by the New York Stock Exchange.
"Linux has been known to be in use at several New York financial services firms, but few have stepped up to the podium to testify on the value of their implementations. As a result of mergers and acquisitions, the New York Stock Exchange has migrated over the last few years from HP-UX to IBM AIX to Sun Solaris to Linux. NYSE Group CIO Steve Rubinow said the conversion to Linux followed the acquisition of the Euronext exchange in 2007. Unlike some trading companies that suggest Linux is running their secondary systems, Rubinow emphasized that Linux is running the NYSE's mission-critical trading systems.
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David M. Williams at iTWire looks at desktop environments
, covering what they are and some of the differences between GNOME and KDE. Desktop environments are sometimes a bit of a puzzle for new Linux users; this article should help explain them. "This perhaps may explain why when we talk about KDE and GNOME its not immediately apparent just whats going on. Anyone who comes from a Microsoft Windows or MacOS world has been brought up with the concept that your operating system has just one look. You might be able to tweak it or apply a few colour schemes and minor themes, but fundamentally Windows looks like Windows anywhere. In the Linux world any number of different looks can apply because the window managers are replaceable.
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