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[News] GNU/Linux at the Heart of Many Distributed Servers

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Linux: The Operating System of the Cloud

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| After struggling to reach mainstream status in the technology world for 
| years, utility computing may yet arrive in the coming quarters. This time 
| around, however, it will be known as cloud computing. And when cloud 
| computing does cross the chasm into mainstream adoption, it will be powered 
| by Linux.    


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A second life for 'Second Life' with open source?

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| One of these projects is the Linux version of the Second Life client, the 
| viewer application that runs on the resident's computer and lets the resident 
| interact with the graphical environments of the virtual world. Ever since its 
| release, the Linux client has remained in constant development by an informal 
| team, usually three people. Their work could directly benefit the open source 
| and Linux community beyond Second Life, in the aftermath of the hype.     
| [...]
| Linden Lab declined a request for current figures on the number of people 
| using the Linux client. Nonetheless, Jason Giglio, a developer and Second 
| Life resident who actively works on the client, says he heard through the 
| proverbial grapevine that about 5 percent of registered Second Life 
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| residents, or about 10,000 people, visit Second Life with the Linux client.    
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World only needs seven computers

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| IBM founder Thomas J. Watson couldn't add up: it was seven
| computers the world would need, not five. That's the contrarian
| view of Sun chief technology officer Greg Papadopoulos. He thinks
| there will just seven hyperscale, pan-global broadband computing
| services giants.

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