I always hate it when a Linux “news” website publishes things that aren’t news. It would be like having a hosting website that doesn’t do hosting…what’s the point really? IF you can call a news article the gathering together of various other news sources, threading them together in one incoherent and blabbering “news” article and then ending the entire article on a point that the headline doesn’t even address…nor the first paragraph for that matter…then I guess LinuxInsider has got a dollop of fecal inspired “journalism” for you right on their front page. A retarded baboon could thread a bunch of stories together and draw a conclusion that doesn’t have anything to do with any other part by smacking a brick on a typewriter. I suggest LinuxInsider employ a retarded baboon as opposed to the author of this horrible piece.
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Despite its reputation as an operating system exclusively for professionals and hardcore computer hobbyists, the Debian GNU/Linux distribution is gaining popularity rapidly, thanks to its open development cycle and strict quality control. Witness the headlines generated by Debian-based Linux distros like Knoppix, Ubuntu, and Xandros. The Debian System: Concepts and Techniques (No Starch Press, September Ã¢â‚¬Ëœ05), which includes Volume One of the official release DVD set, is a must-have for UNIX and Linux administrators who want to delve deeper into DebianÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s unique philosophy and structure.
Gartner’s ‘Hype Cycle for Linux’ 2005 illustrates how, over the past two years, Linux, the rival to Microsoft, has matured as an established operating system (OS) environment primarily on one-to-four-processors. However, for eight processors and beyond, Linux must demonstrate performance, security and application proof points based on the 2.6 version of the kernel and that the biggest test continues to be whether it can function as a data centre server for mission-critical applications.
The Gartner Hype Cycle for Linux 2005 is a graphical representation of the maturity, adoption and business application of Linux. It shows that Linux is, as a mission-critical system, almost half way along the technology trigger Ã¢â‚¬â€ the first phase of a Hype Cycle in which the product has generated significant press interest. This represents some progress from 2004, even though leading-edge organisations are at an early phase in deploying it.
Relevant Content at Other Sites
- Linux starting to deliver says Gartner (Addict3D)
- Gartner predicts Linux’ next target is the data center (ZDNet Open Source Blog)
- Linux starting to deliver says Gartner (OSViews.com)
- Gartner: Linux ‘five years away from mainstream’ use (Silicon.com)
- Gartner Evaluates Progress Of Linux (CXO Today)
- Hype Cycle for Linux 2005 (Technology News Daily)
- Linux makes slow progress (Cyber India Online)
- Gartner sounds desktop Linux warning (ZDNet News UK)
- Gartner evaluates the progress of Linux in latest Hype Cycle (ICT World)
- Report: Open source years from mainstream (ZDNet News)
- Linux Five Years Away From Mainstream (Slashdot)
- Less Linux hype (tectonic Africa)
- Gartner evaluates the progress of Linux (Continuity Central)
- Linux To Mainstream Countdown: 5 Years (Web Pro News)
- Gartner sounds desktop Linux warning (Optusnet)
If its strategy for migrating its Palm OS over to an open-source kernel is successful, PDA powerhouse PalmSource could thrust Linux into the center of the mobile device marketplace.
After a long stretch of bad news for a company whose software once turned words such as Ã¢â‚¬Å“PDAÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Palm PilotÃ¢â‚¬Â into household names, PalmSource is finally showing signs that maybe, just maybe, it can field the right product, at the right time, to turn its luck around.
Last December, PalmSource announced it had acquired mobile Linux vendor China MobileSoft and planned to use the company’s technology to migrate its Palm OS to a Linux kernel. In the months following the announcement, Linux has enjoyed a burst of momentum, serving as the engine for a growing number of next-generation mobile devices. Motorola is well on its way to delivering on its promise to roll out 8-10 Linux-based phones this year, TrollTech says it is now working with 20 device vendors making Linux phones, and PalmSource in July landed its first major new licensee in years, electronics giant LG, with an agreement that looks unmistakably like a Linux play.