The Linux Foundation is launching a video contest and you can win yourself a trip to Tokyo next year to participate in the Linux Foundation Japan Linux Symposium Oct, 2009.
If you’ve been alive and aware of mass media over the last twelve months, you’ve probably seen television commercials from Apple and Microsoft touting their operating system. From Apple’s ubiquitous “I’m a Mac” to Jerry Seinfeld to Microsoft’s “I’m a PC” retort, operating system commercials have been flooding the airways. Except one OS has been notably absent — Linux.
You can upload your contest video here.
Jim Zemlin is executive director of the Linux Foundation has posted some interesting information and very bold prediction about Linux desktop.
Gates may be gone, but the walls and bars of proprietary software he helped create remain, for now — Richard Stallman.
The guides are designed to give instructions and recommendations for securing Mac OS X and for maintaining a ultra secure computer system.
This blog post covers many applications which can be used to increase your productivity without spending a single penny.
From the article:
Sure, Apple’s built its reputation on being the hipster brand of choice, but one of the nice things about Linux is the ability to customize virtually any aspect of the operating system to cater to your workflow and computing habits.
=> Full-throttle Productivity and Web-Work With Ubuntu
This is an excellent backup utility for new Linux user.
Apple’s Time Machine is a great feature in their OS, and Linux has almost all of the required technology already built in to recreate it. This is a simple GUI to make it easy to use.
Time Machine, like many backup utilities, creates incremental backups of files which can be restored at a later date. It also supports limited restoration of files within applications that are specifically programmed to use Time Machine’s functionality.
(Fig. 01: Linux FlyBack Software in Action)
Download and Installation instructions
=> FlyBack – Apple’s Time Machine for Linux (via Bernaz’s Weblog)
ZFS has amazing feature set and now it is ported to Mac
ZFS file system developed by Sun for its UNIX operating system. ZFS presents a pooled storage model that completely eliminates the concept of volumes and the associated problems of partitions, provisioning, wasted bandwidth and stranded storage. Thousands of filesystems can draw from a common storage pool, each one consuming only as much space as it actually needs. The combined I/O bandwidth of all devices in the pool is available to all filesystems at all times.
Apple has ported ZFS from Open Solaris to the Mac OS X platform. You can download ZFS beta version here (via ./).
You can make money by selling Linux based Laptop and desktop systems. Dell and other vendor started the same. There is huge market for Linux desktop systems. This article talks about entering a world where Microsoft rules the marketplace:
For years, Microsoft has reigned supreme as the ‘only’ choice for OEM partners on the x86 architecture. Later on, Apple switched from PPC (Power PC) to x86, but really did not make a dent in the OEM market, as Apple produces its own hardware, with OS X being a means to that end. Then it happened: Dell dropped their hat into the ring, perhaps prompting what could become a rush of other PC manufacturers and distributors wishing to enter into OEM deals with various Linux distributions. Keep in mind that Dell is hardly doing anything new here. There have been a number of smaller companies that have worked within the Linux space for some time now. Generally referred to as distributors, their goal remains the same â€“ selling pre-installed Linux-based computers to their customers.
=> Becoming a Linux OEM: A Roadmap
This is sooo funny. Apple released its iPhone and GNU released its GPL v3… what about Microsoft geeks?
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