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Want to try linux easily?
Written by Aidan   
Thursday, 20 October 2005 07:05

I'm sure that everyone knows just how "easy" it is to install and run linux on their systems. But what if you don't want to go through all the hassle, and want a ready to run system without actually installing linux? Sure, there's been distros like Knoppix that boot from a CD, which can be helpful - what if your hardware isn't supported though?

Well, there is a way of trying out these things without actually installing Linux on your desktop. It's called VMWare. VMWare is effectively a PC emulator that runs on Windows or Linux. So, instead of a real hard disk, it uses a file on your hard disk. Instead of a real network card, it uses the network card that you've already got up and running. You won't get any accelerated 3D graphics, but it does manage sound. Traditionally, VMWare has been an expensive product which has stopped many people from using it. That's traditionally though!

Now, VMWare have released their "VMWare player" which is effectively just a player for a VMWare configuration. It won't let you create a new emulated PC, but you can use ones that have already been created. For example, VMWare provide SuSE Server and Novell Linux Desktop. If you want to go a little further, VMWare have IBM's Workplace Service Express, which is basically Redhat with IBM's applications on top. This way, you end up with an emulated PC with standard PC hardware, and all it takes is some files on your hard disk!

Want to know more? We've put together a few links in this thread!

PS3 will be able to run Linux
Written by Rondog   
Sunday, 12 June 2005 04:45

Those of you with long memories will remember that Sony released an official version of Linux for the PS2. In a repeat of the same move, the PS3 will be able to support a 2.5 inch hard disk, and Sony are going to release a version of Linux for the PS3. According to Sony president Ken Kutaragi, Sony will release the PS3 hard disk with Linux pre-installed on it. There's no news as to the availability of a Linux distro that could be installed should you buy your own hard disk however.

Let's just hope that it does a better job of supporting monitors than the PS2 Linux did. Originally, they only supported Sync on Green monitors. However, with the nVidia RSX chip, we don't see that really being a problem with the PS3.
Know any more about the PS3 Linux?  Check the Forums!

MS Server 2003 Vs. Linux RedHat Enterprise 3.0
Written by danrok   
Friday, 08 April 2005 10:29

Microsoft is trying to fight back against Linux by putting Windows in a head to head battle with Linux RedHat. But, was the test thorough enough to give meaningful results?

More on this here.
New IBM/Linux Supercomputer for Volvo
Written by danrok   
Wednesday, 06 April 2005 14:18

IBM has announced that it will be building a new supercomputer based on AMD's Operton processor's. The cluster of 150 IBM eServer 325s will be combined with Volvo's existing eServer xSeries 335 and eServer pSeries 655 HPC. This should become one of the industry's fastest Linux clusters and will be used for crash test simulations to improve vehicle safety.

IBM & Novell Encouraging Use of Linux
Written by danrok   
Friday, 11 February 2005 07:15

IBM and Novell are trying to tempt more software vendors in to the Linux arena with a generous free trial of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9. This software is for IBM's Linux on Power servers and includes online support and free updates. The promotion runs until the end of March 2005.

Discuss here.
Use of 64 bit GNU/Linux on the EPoX 8KDA3+
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 29 November 2004 06:02
  Kaitain evaluates various 64-bit Linux distributions on the EPoX 8KDA3+.  Who's good?  Who's bad?  Who's just sad?  Read on to find out! Then tell us what YOU think in the forums!
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