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[News] Furniture Goes 'Open Source' and Also Other Areas

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Mod That Table: High-End Furniture Goes Open Source

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| Your next piece of designer furniture could cost less than an Ikea chair—as 
| long as you're willing to make it yourself. Taking a cue from the Linux 
| community and file-sharing services, Berlin-based design guru Ronen Kadushin 
| has started a furniture free-for-all he calls Open Design. It allows crafty 
| consumers to download the instructions, photos, and AutoCAD files needed to 
| knock off his work.     


Open Revolution

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| In software development, almost everyone recognizes the power of sharing, 
| verifying, reusing, and improving source code. At the same time, developing  
| software takes time, which means that it's expensive. It's not obvious that 
| you can give people the right to see, modify, and redistribute your source 
| code without torpedoing your business model.   



DIY Filing Cabinet Linux Server Cluster

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| Freelance animator Janne needed a cheap way to do a whole lot of
| CPU-intensive 3D rendering, so he built a Linux cluster into an Ikea filing
| cabinet to get the job done. The Helmer was a whole lot cheaper than what CPU
| cases would cost for the servers he built, and it saved a lot of space, too.


Another IKEA linux cluster

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| In a bit of serendipity, reader [Tim Molter] had decided on the IKEA Helmer
| cabinet for his new cluster right before seeing the previous IKEA cluster we
| covered. He and his coding partner recently completed building their own
| version of the IKEA Linux cluster. The cabinet was $30 and holds six headless
| boxes. Each board has a quad-core AMD processor for a total of 24 cores.


Linux still super in Top500

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| In the June 2008 Top500 list, Linux still lives large with a role in 92% of
| systems (It is the only OS for 85.4%, but when considering all distributions
| (SUSE, Red Hat, CentOS, and general ‘Linux,’ as well as mixed uses that
| include Linux, I figure the share is more like the 92%).

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