Friday, 23 March 2012

SuSE Linux and Linus Torvalds

                                               Linux founder Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds is one of the most influential people in the IT industry. The native Finn began during his student days in Helsinki to develop the open operating system Linux. To date, he coordinated the development of the Linux kernel. A portrait of Wired Magazine provides insight into the life of the 42-year-old.  
Torvalds has no wealth like Microsoft Founder Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, Apple founder died accumulate. Although he had interests in various open-source companies, but so far the only big payout of one million U.S. dollars came with the IPO of Red Hat. His current salary he receives from the Linux Foundation. Red Hat is the first company of the open source community a billion dollars in annual revenue reached.
                                   Compare will grow with SUSE Linux

This year sales are expected to rise to 70 million euros - the market for Linux servers is still modest, but growing strongly.Of belonging to Radcliffe computer science IT service Compare (Formerly PC-Ware) will this year's sales in Austria increased from 67 million to around € 70 million and is also drawing on the cooperation with the German software company SUSE and the Linux server. Currently we achieved in Austria with Linux server licenses approximately 1.5 million dollars (1.143 million euros) in sales per year, Compare Austria's Managing Director Peter fight reported on Tuesday at a press conference in Vienna. "I would like to Server licenses with a total of 3 million euros within the next three years to make, "specified combat its medium-term goal.

Niche market
The big issue in the industry is currently migrating away from Unix servers, said Jores. About 90 percent of the projects were Migrations from Unix to Windows or Linux, switching from Windows to Linux or vice versa are rare. For the x86 processor architecture Windows and Linux are the two dominant operating systems, with on Linux 5 to 7 percent of the worldwide installed Server operating systems are no longer. Despite the strong growth of almost 6 percent in the last quarter of 2011 is still befinde "In a very, very manageable environment," admitted a struggle.

The German Linux distributor SUSE has a long and eventful History. SUSE is 20 years old this year, the Linux operating system is it for 21 years. 2003, from SUSE Noell taken. "Back then we had a German company in the U.S. nobody noticed, "said Ores. the brand Noell SUSE have at internationalization helped greatly. Noell in 2011 was even acquired by Attach mate Group. The new owners decided to the mark to market independently SUSE again. SUse has its worldwide headquarters in Nuremberg, there are more sites such as in Prague and also in China, where SUSE is the market leader, reported Ores.
The Novell office in Austria three years ago closed, then took over the Comparex Novell employee. Comparex Austria has 65 employees and is part of the German Comparex Holding company, which employs 2,000 people. The holding has, inter alia, and start-ups in China, India and South Africa. It was originally Comparex was founded by Siemens and BASF. Since 2008 the Comparex PERUNI holding the Austrian holding company, a Subsidiary of Raiffeisen computer science. (APA, der Standard.at, 03/13/2012)

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