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Studios switch from Sun Unix Servers to Linux Intel/AMD
Posted By Adam Beecher - 22:57, 12 February 2003
Pixar Animation Studios has changed out Sun Microsystems Unix servers in its 'render farm' with eight new blade servers with Intel processors from Rackspace. The blade system servers contain a total of 1,024 Intel 2.8GHz Xeon processors, and run on the Linux operating system.
Gates holds forth on the 'pervasive Linux' threat
Posted By Adam Beecher - 22:51, 12 February 2003
Bill Gates is taking Linux very seriously - but apparently, still not seriously enough to actually understand it. Speaking to the Microsoft MVP Summit on Tuesday he bracketed Linux with other 'kill the company' threats to Microsoft, giving OS/2 as a prime example.
Add ILUG News to the Mozilla Sidebar
Posted By Ken Guest - 14:01, 12 February 2003
You can now add ILUG News to the Mozilla Sidebar. Use the link beneath to do so.
Poll: Which ILUG Merchandise would you buy?
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:58, 6 February 2003
As a part of a survey to see what we should get branded and sell next, the Committee would appreciate your participation in this poll.
Linux Keyboard Binding Database
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:04, 6 February 2003
Edited by Ken Guest - 13:04, 6 February 2003
Pádraig Brady is in the process of documenting default keyboard bindings (which key does what) in a very wide range of windowmanagers, applications and command line utilities.
He would appreciate feedback and submissions.
Banks Want to Swim With Penguin
Posted By Adam Beecher - 12:21, 4 February 2003
Edited by Ken Guest - 12:21, 4 February 2003
The Bulls and the Bears may soon be standing on the unemployment line. Tux the penguin, Linux's beloved mascot, is rapidly becoming the financial services industry's totem animal of choice. In fact, it seems that the only steadily rising statistic on Wall Street these days is the number of companies moving to open-source systems.
The rise of the $99 'consumer' Linux distribution
Posted By Adam Beecher - 12:19, 4 February 2003
Edited by Ken Guest - 12:19, 4 February 2003
$99, give or take $20, seems to be the new price point for full-featured, consumer-level Linux distributions. This is a great deal for non-technical users, since most of the new-wave consumer Linux products give users a much prettier and easier experience than traditional, all-GPL distributions tailored for a geeky user base.
All Change For Mailing Lists
Posted By Ken Guest - 09:05, 30 January 2003
Edited by Ken Guest - 09:05, 30 January 2003
The @linux.ie mailing lists are moving over to a shiny new server this weekend.
If you are a member of any of these lists please be advised to subscribe to the new lists at the link provided below.
The Old Archives have also moved to a new location at http://www.linux.ie/old-list/summary.html. Enjoy Folks !
Mini-LBW Doolin this weekend
Posted By Ken Guest - 09:00, 30 January 2003
Edited by Ken Guest - 09:00, 30 January 2003
POTD (Pub Of The Day) for Friday is O'Connors, Fisher Street, Doolin.
Easing Linux Management on IBM Mainframes
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:53, 24 January 2003
Edited by Ken Guest - 10:53, 24 January 2003
Linuxcare Inc. officials said this week that their software designed to ease the management of Linux on IBM's eServer zSeries mainframes and high-end servers is generally available.