Google has announced Google Chrome OS, which should be available mid-2010. This is a direct challenge to MS Windows operating systems. This is excellent news and it is going to tied tightly to its Chrome Web browser. Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel. Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS – said Sundar Pichai, VP Product Management, in a blog post.
Red Hat paid approximately $107 million in cash for Qumranet, a privately held company. Now, Red Hat positioned to deliver comprehensive, reliable and open virtualization to Linux and Windows servers and desktops.
NETGEAR Launches Open Source Wireless-G Router Enabling Linux Developers and Enthusiasts to Create Firmware for Specialized Applications.
AdvFS is a file system that was developed by Digital Equipment Corp and continues to be part of HP’s Tru64 operating system. AdvFS has been released under GPL v2.
Intel and Wind River Systems have teamed up to create a Linux/x86 platform for car electronics.
The Ubuntu project has released beta version 8.04 and available for download from the official project web site.
The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the open source community has to offer. New feature includes:
+ GNOME 2.22
+ Linux kernel 2.6.24.
+ Firefox 3 beta
+ Vinagre VNC client
+ Brasero CD/DVD burning application
+ There is a new installation option for Windows users. Wubi allows users to install and uninstall Ubuntu like any other Windows application. It does not require a dedicated partition, nor does it affect the existing bootloader, yet users can experience a dual-boot setup almost identical to a full installation.
The final stable version will be released in April 2008. Download cutting edge version from official mirror.
Open source is getting lots of popularity and if you are an entrepreneur you make some good money too. HylaFAX is an enterprise-class system for sending and receiving facsimiles as well as for sending alpha-numeric pages. The software is designed around a client-server architecture. Fax modems may reside on a single machine on a network and clients can submit an outbound job from any other machine on the network. Client software is designed to be lightweight and easy to port.
iFAX, a commercial company that is built on open source fax server software HylaFAX, was recently included in Inc. Magazine’s 2007 list of the top 500 fastest growing companies in the United States. iFAX founder Darren Nickerson says one of the keys to iFAX’s success has been its commitment to the open source community behind HylaFAX. “Our success is tied to the openness of the software.”
=> Open source entrepreneur turns his hobby into an Inc. 500 enterprise