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Why Microsoft cozied up to open source at OSCON Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, August 05 2008 @ 01:25 PM EDT
Contributed by: sde

Last month at O'Reilly's Open Source Convention (OSCON), it seemed like Microsoft was everywhere you looked, avouching its interest in open source. Thanks to the company's history -- including some very recent history -- a great many in the open source community viewed the company's presence with mistrust, suspicious of Redmond's motives and apprehensive of what would follow. Surely Microsoft must want something, so what is it?

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Linux grows UK PC market share Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, August 01 2008 @ 03:57 PM EDT
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Linux may have just a small piece of the UK PC market, but that piece is growing, according to the latest figures from market researcher Context.

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Intuit joins the Linux revolution Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, July 31 2008 @ 04:42 PM EDT
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Intuit has been sniffing around open source for at least a year now, but predominately as a platform (Linux) upon which its applications could run. It opened the door a bit more in April when it opened up QuickBase to developers, but now seems to be paving the way for a more complete launch into open source with its Linux Business Resource Center.

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Google Code blacklists Mozilla Public License Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, July 31 2008 @ 02:33 PM EDT
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The Mozilla Public License (MPL) is the latest casualty of Google's decision to remove open-source licenses from its popular code hosting service.

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Virtual Linux, coming to a desktop near you Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, July 31 2008 @ 01:57 PM EDT
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Virtualisation is on the brink of turning operating systems into a commodity item. It may be realistic to see software applications shipped as virtual computer images in the near future. Linux has much to benefit from this, with a repeat of the phenomenal adoption rate it has enjoyed since the ASUS Eee PC.

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Re-jigged Intel mobile Linux stack dumps Ubuntu Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, July 30 2008 @ 04:08 PM EDT
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Intel's project to put a Linux and open source stack on mobile devices is getting overhauled to attract developer support, having failed to generate much interest.

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Is Microsoft still a business of threats? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, July 30 2008 @ 03:09 PM EDT
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The obvious thought came to me while writing last week's column ("SCO Group: Its future is all used up") that about the only folk (other than the deluded and amoral management of the SCO Group) that want the SCO Group effort attacking Linux and other open source initiatives to succeed is Microsoft.

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Red Hat's new CEO aims Linux at the cloud Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, July 30 2008 @ 02:58 PM EDT
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Red Hat's new chief executive, Jim Whitehurst, has his eyes on the sky.

The former Delta Airlines chief operating officer, who took the reins of the most established open-source software company from Matthew Szulik in January, names cloud computing as a top priority. Loosely speaking, the term refers to computing services available to anyone online rather than custom data centers isolated within corporate confines, but it also dovetails with the general idea of computing services running at massive scale on a more flexible infrastructure.

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Linux-based email helps healthcare cut costs Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, July 28 2008 @ 02:01 PM EDT
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For three US healthcare centres, the challenge was clear: find a way to improve internal communications by expanding email accounts to all employees, including doctors, nurses, security staffers, dietary workers and others, without breaking their IT budgets.

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Face off part two: Windows vs Linux real world RAM and disk tests Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, July 28 2008 @ 01:11 PM EDT
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To recap, I wanted to know how these two different systems performed internally when performing functionally identical tasks using the applications generally considered as the standard on those platforms. The results spoke extremely favourably for the way Linux handles memory.

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