News Category: Enterprise

Up to 24 percent of software purchases open source

Article Source The Open RoadMay 12, 2009, 7:07 am Open source has become big business, suggests an article in the Investors Business Daily, but it has done so by becoming more like the proprietary-software world it purports to leave behind. The article cites recent research from IDC indicating...
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Hands on: Canonical aims for the cloud with new Ubuntu One

Article Source Ars TechnicaMay 12, 2009, 9:34 pm Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, is preparing to launch a new Web service called Ubuntu One, which will bring cloud synchronization and collaboration features to the Linux desktop. The service is under heavy...
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Using Linux Utilities to Avoid Your Next IT Catastrophe

Perhaps this has happened to you--you're on the phone, your hands have been three feet from your keyboard for the past half hour, and your system is idle, when suddenly the computer reboots or the screen goes black and locks up. You may wiggle the mouse a bit thinking this is some kind of screen...
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Oracle Plans to Keep Sun's Storage Business

Article Source Enterprise Storage Forum Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has no plans to sell off Sun Microsystems' data storage business — or any of the company's other hardware product lines. "We are definitely not going to exit the hardware business," Ellison told Reuters in an e-mail interview...
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Qt Opens Up to Contributions

Article Source LinuxDevicesMay 11, 2009, 12:39 am Nokia-owned Qt Software has followed through on its promises to open up source code repositories for its Qt cross-platform GUI application framework. The company has invited developers to contribute to a web-based source code management system...
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Atom makes the leap into servers

Article Source LinuxDevicesMay 11, 2009, 12:33 am Super Micro is promoting the use of Intel's Atom processor in servers. The "X7SLA" motherboard is designed to be mounted in a 1U rack (left) or minitower chassis, offers single or dual gigabit Ethernet ports, and includes four SATA ports with...
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Linux: The Operating System of the Cloud

Article Source FOSSBazaarMay 8, 2009, 2:49 am The Linux Foundation has released a white paper arguing that Linux is the operating system of the cloud: "Linux is the natural technology for enabling cloud computing: it's modular, it's performant, it's power efficient, it scales, it's open source...
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SugarCRM CEO Roberts replaced by board member

Article Source The Open RoadMay 7, 2009, 2:00 pm John Roberts on Wednesday resigned from his post as CEO of open-source CRM vendor SugarCRM, leaving board member Larry Augustin to assume the role of interim CEO while the company conducts a formal search for his replacement. Roberts, whose...
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Routers use Linux for proximity marketing

Article Source LinuxDevicesMay 7, 2009, 12:05 pm Â¬â  Libelium is shipping two Linux-based WiFi and Bluetooth routers designed to offer proximity marketing services. The outdoor-mountable N-Vio and indoors-only N-Vio Lite devices offer public WiFi access, as well as Bluetooth or WiFi-based...
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Moonlight 2 preview shows promise, still needs work

Article Source Ars TechnicaMay 7, 2009, 8:22 am The developers behind the Moonlight project, an open source implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight media framework, have released a preview of Moonlight 2.0. The new version of Moonlight introduces compatibility with critical Silverlight 2.0...
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