Software projects of A-DOMANI: Linux
Linux, brainchild of the former Finish student Linus Torvald who wanted to create a unix-like O.S. on his intel-80386 based home computer.
What makes linux so unique?
Following Linux projects are defined by a-domani:
- It's available for every one: With a simple home computer you can learn the working and behaviour of a complete UNIX-system.
- It's openness: everybody can not only modify its own system, but can also contribute it to the community.
- It's price: the kernel is free, you can download it from the net.
- It's licence policy: if you buy a distribution, you may install it on 1, 10, 100 or as many as you like systems. Alas for B.S.A.
- It's Scalability: If the fastest CPU gives you not enough power, you can turn to multi-cpu-systems, or clusters from 2..1024 computers.
- It's Reliability, if it is good enough for nuclear and seismic research, it is good enough for me.
- It's support by the BIG names, like IBM, HP, Siemens, Motorola
- It's availability: Motorola works on a system with a availability of 99.9999%. (Yes six nines!) That is a planned down time of 30 seconds or less per year!
- It's Portability, Linux can run on allmost any hardware.
- Distribution tests. Before a distribution hits the streets, it is installad several times, and the documentation is checked for errors or misleading passages.
- Porting, linux not only runs on Intel/Amd, but on many diffent kind of hardware platforms:
- SUN, with sparc-cpu's (32-bit as well as 64-bit machines).
- HP, with HP-Risc cpu's
- Motorola, there allready exist ports for the 68000 en ppc, we try to port linux to the 88100, one of the first RISC-cpu's.
- Device drives, in order to connect a linux system directly to the optical SDH-network.
Not only giving it access to the sdh-management-data, but also offering an 155Mb, 620Mb or 2.4Gb network-interface.
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