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[News] Home Automation with Linux, IBM Deploys on GNU/Linux

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Home automation in GNU/Linux

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| Home Automation is anything that your home does for you automatically to make 
| living there more enjoyable or productive. It covers many areas, including 
| remote and timed control of lights and electrical home appliances, 
| distributed media services, and communication. Over the last 10 years, many 
| hardware manufacturers have presented their own proprietary solutions to 
| these problems. Unbeknownst to them, a groundswell of developers from around 
| the world has been providing similar solutions to the free and open source 
| community.       
| In this introductory article, I will carry out a high-level review of a 
| number of these projects to see what is already available. 


IBM BI Software now Available for Linux 

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| Cognos, an IBM company, and a provider of BI and performance management 
| solutions, has announced that IBM Cognos 8 BI software is now available for 
| Linux on System z. With IBM Cognos 8 BI for Linux on System z, the company 
| claims customers will now be able to efficiently report and analyze 
| transactional systems directly on the mainframe, so workers across an 
| organization can use information to quickly identify and respond to critical 
| business trends.      



Lotus Notes 8.5 to fully support Ubuntu Linux 7.0 in mid-2008

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| "We're doing pilots with customers now," Satyadas said. "Some of the requests 
| came from big companies" with as many as 100,000 users that are interested in 
| moving to Ubuntu Linux on the desktop.  
| [...]
| "Linux is cool now," he said. "We use it ourselves. We are able to offer a 
| secure, rich and cost-effective Microsoft alternative." 


Notebook: IBM’s Linux desktop installs; Notes evolution; Data center stats

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| Just for context IBM doesn’t have any specific policy on Linux desktop 
| adoption and no quota or deadline to migrate more users. Walicki noted that 
| IBM has a role-based PC policy. The data center folks and firmware people 
| will use Linux. Your average cubicle dweller has a choice of Windows or 
| Linux.    


Linux is about to take over the low end of PCs

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| Opinion -- Sometimes, several unrelated changes come to a head at the same 
| time, with a result no one could have predicted. The PC market is at such a 
| tipping point right now and the result will be millions of Linux-powered PCs 
| in users' hands.   
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| Microsoft will fight this trend tooth and nail. It will cut prices to the 
| point where it'll be bleeding ink on some of its product lines. And Windows 
| XP is going to stick around much longer than Microsoft ever wanted it to. 
| Still, it won't be enough. By attacking from the bottom, where Microsoft can 
| no longer successfully compete, Linux will finally cut itself a large slice 
| of the desktop market pie.      

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