Archive for October, 2008

Six Reasons Why Linux Is Right for Small Business

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

It seems that every year is supposed to be “the year” for Linux, but nobody ever manages to define what “the year” really means. You can find statistics on Linux adoption from a variety of research firms but all seem skewed to represent whatever agenda that firm is pushing-whether that is Linux adoption rising, falling, or stagnating.

There is no centralized way of counting Linux adoption because so many stories are anecdotal and there are so many channels through which Linux can be taken up. Rather than rely on unreliable statistics to make the point that Linux for small businesses in 2008 is a more viable option than ever, we simply need to look at the continued maturation of SMB-friendly Linux offerings.

Six Reasons Why Linux Is Right for Small Business.

Do you want to play with the G1? : T Mobile News & Phone Reviews From Cell Phone Signal

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Did you order your G1 but you can wait to have it ?.. For those who want to play a little bit with the new G1, T-Mobile just launched the a new site with a 360 degrees view, visual guides instructions and a emulator. Yes, i have tried the emulator and it looks like the original G1. Here is the direct link, have fun and remember to order your G1, brown, black or white.

Do you want to play with the G1? : T Mobile News & Phone Reviews From Cell Phone Signal.

Linux: Linux Netbooks Are Returned 4X More Than Win XP Versions, Says MSI

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Netbooks were supposed to be this great inroad for Linux development, but it turns out that the XP side of the netbook business is doing a lot better in the area of customer satisfaction: MSI today told Laptop that, according to internal studies, “The return rate is at least four times higher for Linux netbooks than Windows XP netbooks.”

Linux: Linux Netbooks Are Returned 4X More Than Win XP Versions, Says MSI.

Financial exchange joins Linux Foundation

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

A financial market describing itself as the “world’s largest derivatives exchange” has joined the Linux Foundation. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has been a vocal proponent of Linux since 2003, when it began using the open source OS to improve trade speed and system reliability, it says.

In the world of financial trading, speed is of the essence. The CME now says that since it first started using Linux, the operating system’s increasing real-time capabilities have “extended the fundamental savings of Linux, by enabling more transactions to be made in a given day.”

The CME Group last year handled 2.2 billion contracts worth $1.2 quadrillion, it claims.

Financial exchange joins Linux Foundation.

MontaVista Linux drives Dell’s quick-boot feature

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

CEO Rusty Harris revealed MontaVista’s role developing the quick-booting, ARM-based processor subsystem expected to ship this year in select Dell laptop models. The “Latitude ON” feature aims to give enterprise laptop users instant boot-up and access to select applications, with multi-day battery lifetimes.

The Latitude ON feature is expected to arrive “in the coming months” on the Latitude E4200 (pictured above) and E4300, the two lightest-weight models of the five re-engineered Dell Latitudes announced by the company in August. Latitude ON uses “a dedicated low-voltage sub-processor and OS that can enable multi-day battery life” for the Windows Vista notebooks, Dell said. Dell also said the technology will provide access to the web, email, attachments, calendar, and contacts “in seconds.”

MontaVista Linux drives Dell’s quick-boot feature.