Linux in the News
Linux in the News
By: Linux News Desk
Oct. 1, 2003 12:00 AM
"You need a lot of marketing money to bring [64bit computing] to the public. There will be some key early adopters that tell the story that 'this is cool,' and there'll certainly be a couple of very high profile ISVs that will release their software for the Athlon 64 and then there will be benchmarks available to really show the advantages of 64bit computing.
If AMD keeps that balance where the 64bit version is just a little bit more expensive than an average 32bit system, then there's a good value proposition and I think people will try it. This is the growing base that we have to work on, which in turn will hopefully allow AMD to decrease the price again"
"Linux is a massive force, and it's here to stay in the embedded market."
Dave Fraser, Senior VP of Products, Wind River Systems, October 2, 2003
"[Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has] developed a massive multiplatform clustered supercomputing, which for now revolves around various Intel CPUs - after all, they're not far from Santa Clara - and the Quadrics QsNet high-speed interconnect from Bristol, UK.
Their newest baby, called Thunder, is capable of supporting a complex workload consisting of medium (1,024-2,048) and large (2,048-4,004) MPI task count parallel jobs for unclassified Multiprogrammatic & Institutional Computing (M&IC) simulations - in essence, go up as close to the classified defence - level performance as it is possible."
Nebojsa Novakovic, The Inquirer, October 1, 2003
"Microsoft's [Windows] is fairly expensive, especially in the server market, so people copy it illegally. Because of this, Microsoft has come up with all kinds of mechanisms to get their money. Although this is an honourable thing, they are forcing individuals to give up their privacy -- so nobody trusts Microsoft any more....There are hundreds of Windows viruses out there, while we do not have any open security issues at the moment. Under SuSE, you can safely click on a Windows virus."
Chris Schlaeger, director of distribution development, SuSE, October 1, 2003
"Novell joins a crowd of companies that see potential payouts from building on free, community-developed software. Its executives hope to get a leg up on rivals with its August purchase of Linux developer Ximian Inc., a promising startup, for an estimated $30 million. With Ximian, Novell gets a set of products that simplify Linux administration and expand its usefulness on desktop computers. It also acquires two of the Linux movement’s programming luminaries, Nat Friedman and Miguel De Icaza. And Novell will become steward of the Mono project, which is breaking down programming barriers between the Linux and Windows worlds."
The Associated Press, September 27, 2003
"Sun is also working on jinux, a 100% Pure Java-based operating system running on top of a minimal Linux kernel and wireless voip, a Linux gateway and DA through 802.11 that includes a Linux telephony server. Also, Sun has teamed with AMD to provide native Java technology support for AMD's 64-bit Opteron processor, specifically for 64-bit Linux on Opteron."
"Sun Gives Linux Its Due," JavaPro September 29, 2003
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