"A few weeks ago, we started investigating the possibility of putting Linux on an XBOX. We played with some ideas in our heads, a render farm, a cheap office computer or a distributed crypto platform, just to start. The idea required a little bit of elbow grease, a mod chip, Linux and a bunch of free time. " MORE on Anandtech
and response from Novell SUSE:
So lets summarize
- Bill Gates has not see that a PC may need one day more than 640Kb...
- M$ has not see the boom of internet and has waited till Netscape show them what to do... (browser)
- M$ has not see the boom of internet search engine (Google), they start MSN search...
- M$ has not see the boom of mobile mp3 player (Ipod & Itunes), they start MSN Music service...
- M$ has not seen Linux Server and High Power Computing coming (HPC clusters), but M$ has now W2k 2003 with a media player and Internet explorer: an insecure browser running in kernel space!!!
- M$ has not see managed code and JVM abstraction advantages (JAVA), they start .NET
- M$ has not see that a PC may belong to a familly (real multiuser)
- M$ has not see that an OS need a firewall installed as default, the have one in SP2 (2004, 10 years after windows95) but it can be switch off by the first worm....
Lets face, M$ is the first company in world not because they merit it, simply they were at the right place at the right time.
"With Novell's recent release of their SLES9 server (Suse Linux Enterprise Server), I decided to compare their new offering against Microsoft's Windows 2003 Server (Enterprise Edition) in a Windows based network environment. Can SLES9 be a viable server solution as an answer to using a Windows 2003 Server?
As you can see, Novell's SLES9 is a very worthy contender to Microsoft's Win2k3 Server in a Windows environment. Not only does SLES9 perform better on the same hardware, but it costs less â possibly more than 1/10th the cost of a Microsoft solution. So most of the âLower Cost of Ownershipâ? talk coming out of Redmond is either just plain false, or they think people cannot comprehend anything relating to computers that is not a Microsoft Solution. ...." read the complete review HERE
JAP makes it possible to surf the internet anonymously and unobservably. Without Anonymization, every computer in the internet communicates using a traceable Address. That means:
- the website visited,
- the internet service provider (ISP),
- and any eavesdropper on the internet connection can determine which websites the user of a specific computer visits.
Even the information which the user calls up can be intercepted and seen if encryption is not used. JAP uses a single static address which is shared by many JAP users. That way neither the visited website, nor an eavesdropper can determine which user visited which website. more HERE