Linux Distributions

More than 300 vendors and development communities release distributions, or distros, of the Linux OS, all based on the same kernel, but with distinctive features and components. Some Linux distributions are purely community-driven. Others, such as Novell's SUSE Linux or Red Hat, create revenue from hardware sales or support contracts. Variations between Linux distros can include the graphical user interface (GUI), applications and size of the code base, particularly distros for embedded devices.


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Interviews

How to Run the U.S. Ops of an Indian IT Firm: Don't Depend on H-1Bs

Scott Staples is nothing if not a rarity. As an American co-founder of Bangalore-based IT services provider MindTree Ltd., he currently heads up the Indian company's business in the Americas. With More >

The Alabama 'Street Lawyer' Who Is Taking on an Indian H-1B Giant

Don Tennant spoke with Kenneth Mendelsohn, the Montgomery, Ala., attorney representing Jack "Jay" Palmer, an employee at Infosys Technologies who has brought a lawsuit against the Indian outsourcing More >

The Rise of Open Source Smartphones

Carl Weinschenk spoke to ABI Research senior analyst Victoria Fodale. Fodale recently released research that said Linux-based devices will represent 33 percent of the smartphone market by 2015. More >

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