They say – there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But, Linux and FOSS software can be used to start, run and grow your business for, you guessed it, free. February survey of IT managers by IDC indicated that hard times are accelerating the adoption of Linux. The open source operating system will emerge from the recession in a stronger data center position than before, concluded an IDC white paper.
Jim Zemlin is executive director of the Linux Foundation claims Solaris UNIX is irrelevant and Linux is future. Is Sun Solaris on its deathbed? Linux backers claim Solaris is irrelevant; Sun of course disagrees.
Midori operating system is the code name for a microkernel-based operating system written as managed code, being developed at Microsoft, mooted as a possible successor to Microsoft Windows by many.
Midori will use the Internet to operate and data will be stored on central Microsoft server. It will remove the role of a single PC.
After 15 years of development, Wine Emulator version 1.0 has been released and available for download.
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I’m not surprised at all. Linux runs on tiny phone to large server systems. According to IDC researchers (prediction) – spending on the Linux ecosystem will rise from $21 billion in 2007 to more than $49 billion in 2011, driven by rising enterprise deployments of Linux server operating systems.
Linux server deployments are expanding from infrastructure-oriented applications to more commercially oriented database and enterprise resource-planning workloads “that historically have been the domain of Microsoft Windows and Unix,” noted IDC analysts in a white paper commissioned by the nonprofit Linux Foundation.
“The early adoption of Linux was dominated by infrastructure-oriented workloads, often taking over those workloads from an aging Unix server or Windows NT 4.0 server that was being replaced,” according to the report’s authors, Al Gillen, Elaina Stergiades and Brett Waldman. These days, however, Linux is increasingly being “viewed as a solution for wider and more critical business deployments.”
=> Linux Ecosystem Spending To Exceed $49 Billion
TrueCrypt is a software application used for on-the-fly encryption (OTFE). It is free and open source software. TrueCrypt is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. This software can protect date. It encrypts data stored on a computer’s disk and transparently decrypts the information when a user requests it. No special action by the user is required. From the Linux.com article:
Last month the TrueCrypt Foundation released TrueCrypt 5.0, which finally introduces a Linux GUI for the cross-platform encryption application. TrueCrypt 5.0’s numerous other enhancements include a Mac OS X port, XTS operation mode, the ability to encrypt a system partition or drive under Windows, and the addition of the SHA-512 hash algorithm
=> Encrypt volumes through a cross-platform GUI with TrueCrypt 5.0
Many commercial companies emphasizes the use of its own products inside the company to convey the confidence in its own product.
Now Microsoft decided to eats its own dog food. Microsoft is preparing a fully Silverlight-powered redesign of their website. This will push Silverlight usage to more users. Silverlight is a runtime for browser-based Rich Internet Applications, providing a subset of the animation, vector graphics, and video playback capabilities of Windows Presentation Foundation. The runtime is available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, with Linux support under development via the third-party Moonlight runtime.
=> More information: Microsoft to Push Silverlight via Redesigned Homepage
This is an interesting idea. You can get instant access to your Linux desktop at anytime from within Microsoft Windows. This article will tell you everything you need to know in order to make a USB flash drive with Ubuntu Linux installed. You need:
– Obviously you need a USB flash drive (at least 2GB).
– You’ll need a working computer running Microsoft Windows with a USB port available.
– A copy of the Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy .ISO file (it’s 750MB).
– A copy of Qemu (this is the program that allows Ubuntu to actually run on Windows).
– A copy of Kqemu accelerator. This helps Qemu speed up Ubuntu.
– A copy of startubuntu.tar – This file holds two custom batch and img files.
– The HP-USB format tool to clear your USB drive.
Read rest of the procedure : How to put Ubuntu Linux on a flash drive and run it under Windows (penlinux.com)