I want to make it clear that it is just a rumor, but if it is true, it would be a huge breakthrough in Microsoft policy. Michael Larabel, author of the blog Phoronix, which has repeatedly been accused of making things up, reports that Microsoft is considering making Office for Linux. I do realize that it may sound unbelievable, but keep in mind that the same author reported about the Steam client for Linux (which turns out to be true).
I'm sure you already heard about the popular commercial package Norton Ghost®. The issue with these kind of applications is that it takes a lot of time to multi-clone systems to many workstations. You've probably also heard of Symantec's solution to this problem, called Symantec Ghost Corporate Edition®.
Today I would like to present you an open source clone system solution called Clonezilla which supports unicasting and multicasting.
The end of the year is coming very fast. It is a good time to sum up things. The Linux Foundation summarizes 12 months of it's activities. Can 2012 be called the year of Linux? I'm not sure about that, if you believe statistics gathered by the NetMarketShare (based on browser identifier), Linux is installed on more computers than Windows 8. It was certainly an interesting year for Linux anyway. The Foundation has prepared a brief summary of the main events.
Is it a start of new era for linux gamers? The organizers of Ubuntu Developer Summit 2012 announced the participation of representatives of Electronic Arts (EA). The first press leaks about EA's interest in Linux platform began last year, but they were rather treated as a rumors.