sushi writes: "Another LoTR article: this one focusing on the technology used at Weta Digital (the CG shop). Interesting that they are undertaking "major" R&D into running more Linux, and that Linux "delivers about two times the price performance compared to systems running proprietary operating systems". I've been lucky enough to have seen inside this place, and it's cool to see a render-wall of linux boxen. Full story
from a New Zealand newspaper." We linked to another good article about WETA a month ago.
Federal grants are offered for... research into the recreation
potential of interplanetary space travel for the culturally disadvantaged.