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5 Operating Systems Making Big Waves This Week

Oct 05, 2010, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Rubens)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"3. Fedora Shows Oracle How Open Source Community Development Works

"Fedora 14 "Laughlin" beta was released last week, introducing Red Hat's SPICE virtual desktop infrastructure, ipmiutil -- which adds features including Serial-over-LAN and identity LED management, and a preview of systemd, a replacement for SysVinit that acts as a system and session manager and that will ultimately allow faster boot times.

"What's significant is that it shows Red Hat's development model in action -- Fedora is a community-developed open source distribution of Red Hat Linux, which includes leading edge stuff that gets tried and tested before -- possibly -- ending up in the officially supported enterprise version of Red Hat.

"It's a model that's proved successful for Red Hat, and one that worked for Solaris -- until a few weeks ago, when Oracle pulled the plug on the community that developed OpenSolaris."

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