Wal-Mart Selling $198 Linux Desktop PC to the Masses

Everex has begun selling a modest little desktop PC under the Wal-Mart umbrella, based on a derivative of Ubuntu 7.10 according to DesktopLinux.com, called the gPC, which features an energy sipping 1.5GHz VIA C7-D processor, 512MB RAM, 80GB hard drive, DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive, 10/100 Ethernet, keyboard, mouse, and speakers. In addition, Everex pre-loads all gPCs with [...]

eHomeUpgrade OS Share Breakdown & Linux Adoption Stats

I was just reading Digital Trends' coverage of a the stats Market Share is providing about Linux adoption for 2006 (current stats), which reported that “Linux’s overall footprint more than doubled from .4 percent of all surfers in December 2006, to a current .81 percent.” This sounded seriously low to me, especially when they talked [...]

Why Analysts Like Gartenberg, Mossberg, Enderle Don’t Get Linux on the Desktop

I follow all three of the above mentioned analysts regularly as part of my news scouring for eHomeUpgrade. Unfortunately, I believe all three of them GET IT WRONG when it comes to Linux users and what THEY WANT from their PCs. As for the enterprise users, I suggest they all take the time to [...]

QNAP Announces Linux-Based NAS with PHP, MySQL, and DLNA Media Streaming Support

QNAP All-in-one NAS now offers a different choice of reliable network storage, data protection, as well as genuine hassle-free web server setup. The leading network-attached storage (NAS) provider QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the built-in phpMyAdmin and MySQL / SQLite support for the Web Server function of All-in-one NAS series. Especially designed for web enthusiasts, workshop, [...]

LINA Source Code Released under GPL v2 for Windows, Mac, and Linux Developers

Today, Lina Software released the source code for LINA under the GPL v2. LINA enables Linux binaries to run with native look and feel on Windows, Mac, and Linux, without recompiling. This release, along with the launch of our community website, www.openlina.org, invites developers around the world to participate in the growth of this important [...]

Microsoft Delivers Silverlight 1.0, Extends Support to Linux

Microsoft Corp. today released to the Web (RTW) Silverlight™ 1.0, a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering richer user experiences on the Web. In addition, Microsoft will work with Novell Inc. to deliver Silverlight support for Linux, called Moonlight, and based on the project started on mono-project.com. Silverlight significantly reduces development and deployment costs and provides enhanced [...]

Ubuntu Linux Maker Joins OSC Over iPlayer Campaign

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, announced today that it has joined the UK's trade association for the Open Source industry, the Open Source Consortium (OSC). The OSC is currently calling for platform independence for the BBC's iPlayer. Observers predict that if the BBC continues to ignore the overwhelming demand for a cross-platform player it risks [...]

LinuxMCE Revist + Fiire (Drool-Worthy) LinuxMCE PC, Extender, Remote Solution Suite

The first time I saw LinuxMCE in action I thought it rocked. Now, I'm seriously blown away after carefully watching the second, more in-depth demo video (attached below) of LinuxMCE 0704 based on Kubuntu. One of the things I didn't pick up on while skimming the second video the first time at the beginning of [...]