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open source

Computer software that may be used, modified, or distributed to others without violation of the original developer's license or patent.
open-source, adjective
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Some Linux distributions will support hardware that another distribution will not support.
With the removal of dependency on AUFS, Docker 0.7 can now be used on any modern Linux distribution. We believe this will significantly increase the amount of Docker users, and we look forward to collaborating with the team further, said Greg Kroah-Hartman, fellow at The Linux Foundation.
Each ReadySystem also includes a 2.5 inch 40GB "removable" hard disk drive preloaded with a complete Linux distribution based on the 2.4 kernel.
Yellow Dog Linux is based on Red Hat Inc's Linux distribution but is designed specifically for use on PowerPC-based Apple hardware, as well as Terra Soft's own briQ networked appliance computer.
The example Linux distribution is SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.
The companies said that the Wind River Linux Platform for Mobile Internet Devices will be a full-featured, commercial-grade Linux platform that will include a Linux distribution, middleware, and mobile applications targeted to provide Internet and media experiences.
LittleBoard 550 QuickStart Kits include cables, documentation, a complete GPL Linux distribution, and BSPs for QNX 6.2.1, VxWorks 5.5, and Windows CE 4.2.
Glenn Kubota, engineering manager at Micro/sys (Montrose, CA; www.embeddedsys.com), says, "At first, engineers may take a commercial Linux distribution such as Red Hat and use it as is.
German hardware vendor Transtec AG has signed a major OEM agreement with Linux distributor SuSE Linux AG that will mean the company's Linux distribution is pre-installed on all Transtec's 32-bit Intel Corp- or Advanced Micro Devices Inc-based servers in Europe.
The no-cost license includes: One backup server for any Linux distribution, Two backup agents to protect two machines including Windows workstations and any Linux, Mac OS X and BSD machines, Support of up to 250GB capacity for backup to disk, Support of any single tape drive for backup to tape, and Technical Support via on-line forums, knowledgebase, and Arkeia's documentation wiki.
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