links for 2008-03-14

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Navy to focus only on open systems
“The days of proprietary technology must come to an end,” says the Navy.
(tags: Linux standards)

  • Linux growth tied to personnel issues — Enterprise Linux Log
    “Many shops today have Unix engineers and administrators,” he said. “Once those people start to retire in droves, that’s when many CIOs will make the move to Linux.” So the current Linux shops have benefited from early retirement?
    (tags: linux people skills unix)
  • The Linux Beacon–Linux Market to Triple by 2012
    We continue to move towards a world where Linux and Windows are becoming the two dominant computing platforms.
    (tags: Linux unix market share software windows)
  • Intel plots $100 “NetTop” market with Diamondville - Engadget
    I love the graphic from this article; “Software: Windows & Linux Riding the Open Source Wave.” The first freudian slip I have seen in a presentation graphic.
    (tags: Linux Windows Nettop Desktop)
  • UMPCs: MSI Wind Laptop to Make Eee PC Cry, “Eeek!”
    Another interesting Linux based computer hitting the market. When is the last time a year was declared “the year of the Linux desktop” and a dozen consumer machines hit the market pre-loaded with Linux. Let’s give some credit where credit is due. Th
    (tags: linux desktop)
  • PC World - Atom-Based Notebooks Carry Budget Price Tags
    Nice quote by Intel’s Navin Shenoy, general manager of Intel’s Asia-Pacific operations; “I don’t think you’ll see a lot of Vista in this space for cost reasons.”
    (tags: Linux desktop lowcost olpc budget laptop intel atom)
  • Why Adobe AIR Is Not Google Gears, Prism, JavaFX or Silverlight @ RUBY-ON-RAILS
    This article give you an idea of where the platform battle for cross device, cross platform applications are going. Watch this space - it is important. The good news is that almost all of these frameworks will enable applications to run on top of Linux.
    (tags: development air google javafx silverlight moonlight ruby gears rcp)