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[News] Linux Scalability a Game Changer That Helps it Beat Windows

  • Subject: [News] Linux Scalability a Game Changer That Helps it Beat Windows
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 01:44:16 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Can Linux forget desktops and servers?

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| There's the Asus Eee PC, and an expected rush of other devices, joining the 
| few that have seeded that segment, like the Nokia N800 tablet. 
| There are phones, too, with Android expected to make an impact.
| There are two important drivers going on here
| One is that as hardware gets cheaper, the operating system makes up a greater 
| proportion of the cost. Buy a £1000 laptop and a £100 operating system seems 
| a reasonable thing. On a £300 laptop it's a major part of the cost, and on a 
| £200 Eee-style system, it's out of the question.   


Old PCs as well:

Bootcamp 502: Put a Puppy in your PC, part 4

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| The big difference between Linux and Windows, as far as the filing system is 
| concerned, is that it doesn't use the familiar A: B: C: D: etc. 
| drive/partition conventions of DOS and Windows. Drives or 'devices' as they 
| are known in Linux, are contained in a directory file called 'devices' 
| or 'dev' for short and these have to be 'mounted', which basically means  
| making them and their contents available to the system.    



PS3 + Linux + Firefox = Office 2.0 computing

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| Sony and a technology site are using a conference to show off a confluence of 
| next-generation, monopoly-bypassing technology: a Sony Playstation 3 
| videogame console running Linux and Firefox as a foundation for 
| Web-based "Office 2.0" applications.   
| IT|Redux, a site run by blogger and tech adviser Ismael Ghalimi, is showing 
| off the system at the Office 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. IT|Redux is the 
| show organizer.   


Where does Linux go from here?

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| Linux and free software are here to stay. No single commercial firm will ever 
| control the Linux ecosystem like Microsoft has the rest of the software 
| industry. Though both may prosper, the bazaar will outlive the boardrooms, 
| and Linux popularity will continue to grow on servers, desktops, appliances, 
| and embedded devices.    


Linux to grow 278% in embedded/mobile/real-time apps

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| Linux use in "next" embedded, mobile, and real-time projects will grow 278 
| percent over that in "previous" projects, suggests a recent survey by Venture 
| Development Corp. (VDC).   


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