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The Latest JavaScript

The latest JavaScript--1.7, 1.8 or 1.9, depending on how you think about it--is as fun to program as Python or Ruby. We've argued for years that JavaScript is an essential, respectable, and capable language; now it's even comfortable. "Comfort" and "fun" are challenges to present...
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Microsoft Issues Patent Promise, Dispels Mono Legal Concerns

Article Source Ars TechnicaJuly 7, 2009, 9:00 am Microsoft community manager Peter Galli announced Wednesday that Microsoft will apply its Community Promise to ECMA 334 and 335, the standards that document the C# programming language and .NET's Common Language Infrastructure (CLI). This move...
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Akademy Awards 2009

Article Source KDE.NewsJuly 7, 2009, 4:05 am The Akademy Awards for 2009 have been announced, celebrating the best of KDE contributors. As always the winners are chosen by the winners from the previous year. Read on for the winners. Peter Penz Peter Penz is the developer of Dolphin and won...
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Reductive Labs Snaps Up Cash, Pumps Up Puppet

Article Source LinuxInsiderJuly 7, 2009, 4:00 am Before he helped start Reductive Labs, CEO Luke Kanies was determined to improve IT systems management options to eliminate the repetitive tasks required to manage policies across networks, cloud computing systems, and virtual machine banks. In...
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How Open Source Can be SMB Friendlier

When his work phone rings, IT consultant David Sobel knows it’s probably another one of his many small- and medium-sized business clients needing help with an IT problem. And since 1997, when he expanded his Fairfax, Va.-based business, Evolve Technologies, into consulting, Sobel has been...
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Upping the Ante from Virtual PC to Hyper-V

Article Source Linux MagazineJuly 6, 2009, 8:22 pm Making the leap from desktop-level virtualization to hypervisor-based server virtualization is a gamble but the odds are in your favor with minimal risks and substantial payoffs making the transition an easy win. You also won’t have to have...
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Data Storage Market Shows Signs of Thawing

Article Source Enterprise Storage Forum It's been a tough year for the data storage industry, but several analysts have reported hopeful signs for the sector in recent weeks. "We are hearing from our North America sales contacts that enterprise spending in storage has finally started to thaw...
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Cisco, Red Hat in the Cloud: Friends or Enemies?

Article Source internetnews.com What is the operating system of the cloud? Linux vendor Red Hat would like it to be Linux. But networking giant Cisco, despite working closely with Red Hat in a number of areas, may be going another direction entirely. Both Red Hat and Cisco were busy last week...
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InsideTrack: Former Employees Confirm Quadrics Officially Out of Business Last Week

Article Source insideHPCJuly 6, 2009, 2:23 pm In late May we reported on rumors at The Reg and the New York Times (here) that interconnect maker Quadrics was heading for a shutdown of operations in June. Subsequent Googling turned up a big fat zero, except that the rumors hadn’t yet been...
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Former Red Hat Execs Start Axial to Open Source Healthcare

Article Source The Open RoadJuly 6, 2009, 10:35 am It was bound to happen. With the US government promising truckloads of cash to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, while simultaneously making positive noises around open source, it was just a matter of time before someone connected the dots...
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