In an interesting and ironic bit of news, it has emerged that Microsoft's forthcoming Halo movie will be produced on servers running Linux. Universal Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox will be behind the movie, which is based on the best-selling game for Microsoft's Xbox gaming console. Peter Jackson's post-production firm Weta Digital will be involved in the movie, a company that uses more than 1000 dual-processor IBM blade servers running the Fedora Core operating system (a variant of Linux) to create the kinds of special effects that featured in Lord of the Rings and King Kong.
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