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Linux FreedomAccording to the latest annual report, prepared jointly by the Linux Foundation and the research company Yeoman Technology Group, for 2011-2012, interest of large enterprises to deploy corporate Linux-based systems, as well as investments in the infrastructure of their work increased significantly.

The survey polled 1,300 largest companies in the world and organizations, including 355 enterprises whose annual income is at least $ 500 million, or whose regular number of employees exceeds 500.

Reportedly, only 2012 business increased its investment in Linux by 12.7%, while investment in Windows have increased by 3.2%, while in Unix decreased by 24.1%. Purchase new servers running Windows are planning in the next five years, only 20% of the companies surveyed, while the number of people willing to invest in the system based on Linux is estimated at 80%.

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Linux FoundationAccording to the annual report, Linux Foundation corporate use of Linux is growing steadily for the third consecutive year, the company constantly increase investment in open OS ecosystem.

The report, prepared jointly with Yeomans Technology Group, said that the investment in Linux grew throughout 2012, but in the fourth quarter of 2012, they were significantly reduced rates and increased from the comparable figures in 2011 by only 3.1%.

Total up the business in 2012 increased their investments in Linux by 12.7% from the level in 2011, while investment in Windows increased by 3.2%, while in Unix – decreased by 24.1%. “We see a steady increase in the number of Linux deployments in the business sector, especially in the most important branches of the business,” – said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing for Linux Foundation. Continue reading

Linux Foundation Secure Boot SystemFound a convenient way to install and boot Linux on machines with UEFI technology.

Independent foundation Linux Foundation has officially released a software solution for the installation of almost any Linux-distributions on the machine originally designed for Windows 8.

In particular, the new solution allows you to run Linux-based computers, where, instead of the traditional BIOS boot interface technology is used UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface – Unified Extensible Firmware Interface).

Package LF SBS (Linux Foundation Secure Boot System) addresses the fundamental problem of the many flavors of Linux, offering a way to install the new equipment that is running UEFI-firmware. The fact that the agreement of manufacturers, UEFI includes a secure boot mechanism called «Secure Boot». Led the creation of the new boot James Bottomley, a member of the Technical Board of the fund Linux Foundation.

As a replacement for long-outdated technology BIOS, UEFI firmware is designed to protect computers from malware by scanning special key before the operating system or any additional hardware, including graphics adapters. UEFI mechanism is the first link in a chain of trust from the “iron” and up to the application to help fight attempts to establish a false, malicious software. Continue reading

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