News Category: Enterprise

Android Goes Beyond Java, Gains Native C/C++ Dev Kit

Article Source Ars TechnicaJune 26, 2009, 2:03 pm Google's open source Android operating system is maturing and beginning to attract a more diverse audience of third-party developers. To accommodate the growing need for more power and flexibility, Google is opening up the platform to additional...
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Will Novell, Dell Turn to Open-Source M&A to Grow?

Article Source The Open RoadJune 26, 2009, 6:32 am Novell was recently rumored to be shopping itself around for a buyer. The new rumors? That it's doing some shopping of its own. In this, Novell isn't alone, with Dell also looking to pick up companies that can expand its product lines, as...
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See Jane. See Jane Compute.

Article Source insideHPCJune 26, 2009, 6:16 am The Computing Research Policy Tumbelog has an interesting post on efforts at Duke to attract new talent into computer science Bringing Girls and Boys to Computer Science with ‘Alice’ Duke University computer scientist Susan Rodger is hoping...
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Benchmark for Linux Desktops

Article Source The HJune 26, 2009, 1:18 am Â¬â  The Linux Solution Group (LiSoG) has presented specifications for, and a prototype of, desktop benchmark OSDtBench (Open Source based Desktop Benchmark) at LinuxTag. The benchmark is aimed at measuring the performance of desktop computers... Read...
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First Major PHP Update in Years Coming Soon

Article Source internetnews.com PHP 5.3 could be out as soon as Tuesday, June 30th. The new open source language release is a big deal for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that by my count this is the first major update to PHP since 2006 and the PHP 5.2 release. PHP 5.3 is...
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Shuttle XS29f: Linux Looks Great in Green

Article Source LinuxPlanet Power and space saving computers are in, and Shuttle has a winner with the XS29F. This little gem really skimps on the power consumption to the tune of around 20-25 watts on average. That's less than half of that 60-watt light bulb shining down on you right now. For the...
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A Do-It-Yourself Open Source Conference: +1

You can trace the entire history of our industry by its enthusiast-generated events. The microcomputer revolution was begun by volunteer, community organizations (such as the Homebrew Computing Club at which the Apple I was initially demonstrated) and continually energized by yearly events like...
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Should Oracle's Linux Strategy Be... Ubuntu?

Article Source The Open RoadJune 25, 2009, 10:55 am Â¬â  Oracle has gone on a buying spree in the past few years, consolidating an impressive portfolio of market-leading technology. One thing, however, Oracle still lacks, despite awkward efforts to fill the void: an operating system. Though...
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FSFE Elects New Leadership Team

Article Source The HJune 25, 2009, 6:06 am At its annual General Assembly meeting in Spain, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) elected a new leadership team. According to Karsten Gerloff, the new FSFE President, "The new team will continue FSFE's highly successful work with the same...
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Sun Exec: Cloud Changes Sysadmin Job

Article Source internetnews.com If you're an IT manager, cloud computing will fundamentally change your job, said Hal Stern, Sun vice president of engineering, in a speech at the technology management conference of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) here Wednesday...
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