August 8, 2006
Linux-ize Your Notebook
Linux has come a long way since its initial inception as an academic development project undertaken by Linus Torvalds during his college years. It's no longer the sole province of the enthusiast crowd or just a hobby horse for academia. In fact, this progressive platform has become the poster child for the Open Source movement. Its ever-strengthening appeal in academic, governmental and enterprise markets continues to move Linux development down truly inspired paths. Although Linux was originally designed for Intel 80386 processors, it has now expanded its horizons to include all kinds of processor technologies, including chips found in everything from embedded controllers in cellular phones and PDAs to exotic enterprise-grade, multi-processor servers.