A few weeks before Penn Manor High School gave Linux laptops to every student, stacks of the unboxed machines filled a cafeteria. There the Lancaster, Pa. district's IT staff, high school apprentices and volunteers spent winter break configuring and testing all 1,725 laptops in assembly-line fashion, in preparation for the start of the second semester.
Jolla's Linux-based Sailfish project released its first handset in Finland this past November to favorable reviews. Since then the mobile operating system has publicized a few small, but interesting updates, including a new IRC client and a demo of the OS running on a Nexus 4 (watch the videos, below.)
SolydXK started last March as the unofficial Linux Mint Debian Edition with KDE. Now less than a year later, they're starting to develop professional support and services for small to medium sized business customers who are interested in using SolydXK on the desktop.