More Motion Picture Production to be Done on Linux
The Wall Street Journal has another article documenting the increasing use of Linux as the underlying operating system for motion picture production applications. This article, which is syndicated through ZDNet, points out that momentum has built around Linux since its successful use by Digital Domain in the special effects sequences in the movie "Titanic".
The article does not really make clear the extent to which Linux adds value to the production process, apart from decreased cost and source code availability. How much do Pixar and Industrial Light and Magic need to modify the kernel in order to get the performance they want out of Linux? How much of the studios' efforts to convert from IRIX or Solaris to Linux is simply taking the time to port the application in the traditional manner?