March 27, 2008
What CANâ€™T Linux do?
A few weeks ago a colleague of mine sent me a link to a story about a man who clustered together 16 Playstation 3s using Linux to simulate black holes. I had forgotten about this until yesterday when I was thinking, Ã¢â¬ÅWhat canÃ¢â¬â¢t Linux do?Ã¢â¬Â I know, I know, youÃ¢â¬â¢re thinking: Alright fanboy, bring on your dogma. Not so. This isnÃ¢â¬â¢t one of those pie in the sky, wishful thinking blog entries where I am going to go on to spout that Linux will, in fact: cure cancer, solve global warming, fix the U.S. economic crisis, and release the world from its dependency on oil (although it might help in those arenas).