I do not believe that we should be willing to buy or use voting systems where the source code and design is not open for public review. I think there are companies that would be willing to work in this model, particularly if the contract provided some long-term commitments. This is not Britney Spears we're talking about here–the integrity of our voting system is a fundamental component of our government.
—Phil Windley, www.windley.com/2003/11/03.html#a893
eGovernment applications need to cost less, allow for rapid development, provide a user–friendly experience for constituents and offer enhanced security. Linux provides everything eGovernment initiatives need.
—Tom Adelstein, www.linuxjournal.com/article/7076
Interestingly, the most popular source of embedded Linux for future projects is “home grown (I build my own from GNU/Linux downloaded sources)”. That is, developers apparently prefer freely downloadable noncommercial sources–such as kernel.org, Debian or the uClinux project–over commercial embedded Linux distributions.
—Rick Lehrbaum, linuxdevices.com
Need a metronome? This metronome doesn't only give you a simple beat for your music, it also gives you selectable beats, such as 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 or a customizable beat. Variable speed and volume controls with both slider bars for coarse tuning and an incremental wheel for fine-tuning allow you a lot of flexibility. Requires: libgtk-x11-2.0, libgdk-x11-2.0, libatk-1.0, libgdk_pixbuf-2.0, libm, libpangoxft-1.0, libpangox-1.0, libpango-1.0, libgobject-2.0, libgmodule-2.0, libdl, libgthread-2.0, libglib-2.0, libpthread, glibc, libX11, libXi, libXext, libXft, libXrender, libfontconfig, libfreetype, libz and libexpat.
Minimum projected percentage TCO (total cost of ownership) savings for Sanchez Computer Associates' Linux-based core processing system for banks: 50
Millions of people using Linux in the world: 18
Top dollar price of Commercequest's software for helping companies meet the new Sarbanes-Oxley corporate compliance law: 500,000
Percentage of IT budgets that go to internal staff: 70
Annual percentage growth rate of Wi-Fi access-point shipments through 2008: 50
Millions of Wi-Fi access points expected to be shipped annually in 2008: 1
Projected percentage growth rate in Wi-Fi access-point shipments in 2005: 132
Rank of Linux among embedded Wi-Fi access-point operating systems: 1
Percentage of embedded Linux developers who preferred “home grown” as their “Linux source/vendor” during the past two years: 15
Rank of “home grown” as the preferred “Linux source/vendor” for embedded developers during the past two years: 2
Percentage of embedded Linux developers who preferred Red Hat as their “Linux source/vendor” during the past two years: 17
Rank of Red Hat as the preferred “Linux source/vendor” for embedded developers during the past two years: 1
Percentage of embedded Linux developers who prefer “home grown” as their “Linux source/vendor” during the next two years: 18
Rank of “home grown” as the preferred “Linux source/vendor” for embedded developers during the next two years: 1
Percentage of embedded Linux developers who prefer Red Hat as their “Linux source/vendor” during the next two years: 17
Rank of Red Hat as the preferred “Linux source/vendor” for embedded developers during the next two years: 2
Minimum percentage of future Linux embedded projects “attributable to essentially noncommercial sources”: 50
Millions of Apache Web servers surveyed by Netcraft for November 2003: 30.30
Percentage of all surveyed Web servers that run Apache: 67.41
Percentage gain by Apache over the prior month: 2.80
Percentage loss by Microsoft Web servers during the same period: 1.65
1: Sanchez Computer Associates
7–17: ABI Research, Linux Devices
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