News Category: Enterprise

Ex-Microsoftie: Free Software Will Kill Redmond

Article Source ComputerWorldMay 21, 2009, 12:44 pm Bill Gates probably will not sing the praises of Keith Curtis, a programmer with Microsoft for 11 years who's now left the fold and written a book about why the Redmond way will fail. Oh yeah, Curtis is not afraid to speak his mind as a Linux...
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Forrester's five phases of open-source success

Article Source The Open RoadMay 21, 2009, 11:46 am If you walk into the headquarters of open-source leader Red Hat, you'll see this quote from Mahatma Gandhi gracing the wall: First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. It's a poignant reminder to Red...
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Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon Conference Schedule

The Linux Foundation has announced the confirmed conference schedule and speakers’ lineup for this year’s LinuxCon. The event, a new annual technical conference designed to provide a collaboration and education space for all matters Linux, takes place September 21 – 23, 2009 in Portland,...
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VMware Releases vSphere 4.0

Article Source internetnews.com VMware's vSphere 4 is available now, one month after it was first announced and the same day VMware reported its Q1 results. The product comprises VMware's strategy to maintain its lead in virtualization and to compete in cloud computing. Releasing a new product...
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U.S. Defense Dept. Information Systems CIO Opens Up On Shared IT

Article Source InformationWeekMay 21, 2009, 1:00 am The Department of Defense's Defense Information Systems Agency has always had a tall task: get all of the often competing military branches to buy into DISA as the hub of net-centric warfare and increasingly as a provider of shared IT...
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Linux development platform takes on license compliance

Article Source LinuxDevicesMay 21, 2009, 12:42 am Embedded Alley has upgraded its "Development System for Linux" with tools to create software Bills of Materials, track open source components, trace binary sources, and help OEMs comply with open source license obligations. The new platform...
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New Study Shows Linux Desktop Growing Stronger

Even as the global recession cuts into worldwide PC shipments, a new analyst report released today reveals a strong and growing interest among IT staffs to deploy Linux as a cost-reduction and security-enhancing measure in their respective companies. The new report “Linux on the Desktop:...
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GNU Tools Touted for Faster Compiling

Article Source LinuxDevicesMay 20, 2009, 12:26 pm CodeSourcery has updated its commercially supported GNU- and Eclipse-based software development toolkits with compiler optimizations and other enhancements. The Spring release of Sourcery G++ also offers a QEMU emulator and updated runtime...
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The New Face of Open Source on Wall Street

Article Source The Open RoadMay 20, 2009, 9:35 am Open source has long flourished on Wall Street as financial services firms have sought competitive differentiation by tweaking open-source software for enhanced performance and functionality. Wall Street was the first sector to buy heavily...
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If Oracle Commits to Solaris, Will IBM Buy Red Hat?

Article Source The Open RoadMay 20, 2009, 7:07 am Katherine Egbert has predicted (again) that Red Hat will be bought, this time by IBM. While I have indulged my own Red Hat acquisition fantasies in the past, I just can't see a near-term acquisition of Red Hat by IBM. Unless.... Unless, as...
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