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
"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."