The post-beta version will allow administrators to create multiple partitions, each with customized memory settings for users and application workloads, a Big Blue executive says. Plus: A Power 6 blade
Linux is growing along with the wheat, barley, chickpeas, and lupins in Perenjori, a small shire in Western Australia, thanks to a man named Barry Kauler. Kauler is the man behind "Puppy" (http://www.puppyos.com/) -- a 60MB CD bootable GNU Linux based operating system that can run on old PCs with very little RAM. Version two of the distro looks set for release in April.
Sun Microsystems rolled out the latest upgrade to its Solaris operating system on May 22, announcing a plan to add key middleware and management components that broaden the capabilities of its Unix platform.