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[News] Singapore-based Company Chooses GNU/Linux for Professional Software

  • Subject: [News] Singapore-based Company Chooses GNU/Linux for Professional Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2007 11:42:28 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Linux Helps Company Develop Scalable Infrastructure

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| Singapore-based muvee Technologies addresses the growing need for consumer 
| video creation with its flagship autoProducer PC software, which enables 
| anyone to instantly turn videos and pictures into compelling, 
| professional-quality productions in hundreds of different styles.    
| [...]
| To best utilize its existing computers, muvee turned to a Linux operating 
| system. Zero licensing fees and free, readily available tools and scripts 
| made Linux an easy choice. However, the support limitations typical of Linux 
| device drivers soon became apparent. “In the early days, we had to hunt 
| around for drivers and patch and rebuild the Linux kernel when we added new 
| devices to the system. We needed a stable, easy to use platform,” said Lo.     
| In addition to the inherent benefits of Linux, muvee required a system that 
| would enable it to focus on growing the business while minimizing system 
| administration efforts. As the company expanded, it began using a larger 
| number of enterprise-level servers. “With less than half a head count  
| dedicated to system administration, we needed a technology partner that could 
| provide solid support for server-level hardware and software,” Lo said.     



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| "Linux is the default operating [system] on desktops and servers at major
| animation and visual effects studios, with maybe 98 percent [or more]
| penetration," CinePaint Project Manager Robin Rowe told LinuxInsider.


Use Linux and you will be sued, Ballmer tells governments

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| Asian governments using Linux will be sued for IP violations, 
| Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said today in Singapore. He did not 
| specify that Microsoft would be the company doing the suing, but 
| it's difficult to read the claim as anything other than a 
| declaration of IP war.
| According to a Reuters report (which we fervently hope will 
| produce one of Ballmer's fascinating 'I was misquoted' 
| rebuttals*), Ballmer told Microsoft's Asian Government Leaders 
| Forum that Linux violates more than 228 patents. Come on Steve, 
| don't hold back - what you mean 'more than 228' - 229? 230? Don't 
| pull your punches to soften the blow to the community. "Some 
| day," he continued, "for all countries that are entering the WTO 
| [World Trade Organization], somebody will come and look for money 
| owing to the rights for that intellectual property."


Singapore charity creates Edubuntu computer lab for terminally ill children

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| Using donated hardware from the Overseas Family School and National 
| University of Singapore, the Linux Meetup Group used to power of LTSP to 
| deploy 9 thin clients and 1 combined desktop/server.  


Linux preinstalled in Singapore.

http://sg.hardwarezone.com/priceguide/newsview.php?id=2170 (link now broken)

Donorweb Draws On Red Hat to Promote Blood Donation and Retain Blood Donors
in Singapore

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| The content management system and more than 90 percent of the 
| online applications on Donorweb are developed using open source 
| software by a team of volunteers. The system and applications are 
| hosted on two Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers located across
| Singapore and the US. S.P.T. Krishnan, a Red Hat Certified Engineer
| (RHCE), leads the voluntary team of developers and content editors
| and oversees the design of Donorweb's user interfaces and system
| architecture.


Building Singapore's National Grid

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| Gt: Sticking with Gelato's "Linux on Itanium" focus, I'm wondering how
| Linux played into these projects. Is Linux the common OS across the
| NGO's various projects?
| LEE: In setting up the NGPP, we make use of existing computational
| resources, which resulted in a heterogeneous grid. As all theser
| esources (including several Itanium clusters belonging to several
| participating organizations) use Linux as the OS, Linux as the common
| OS is an obvious choice.


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