Since Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems last year, the future of the Solaris and OpenSolaris operating systems have been called into question especially as the OpenSolaris 2010.1H release was missing and has been that way for months now with no official communication from Oracle. A new OpenSolaris release hasn't come in more than a year and we still are left wondering if or when it will arrive.Read more »
It is pretty much impossible to manage a help desk without some kind of help desk tracking system. Eric Geier rounds a sampling of five of the best Free/Open source help desk software systems.Read more »
"Last week, we discussed Techdirt's tale of 'Hollywood Accounting,' which showed how movies like Harry Potter still officially 'lose' money with some simple accounting tricks. This week Techdirt is taking on RIAA accounting and demonstrating why most musicians — even multi-platinum recording stars — may never see a dime from their album sales."Read more »
"The Wikimedia Foundation plans to build a new data center in the coming year to improve its site availability, the group revealed in its business plan for 2010-2011..."Read more »
Monty Widenius, founder of the MySQL open-source database business, whose fate held up Oracle’s $7.4bn purchase of Sun Microsystems for months last year, has filed an appeal against the decision by European competition authorities to clear the merger. The European Commission said it was aware of the appeal, filed with the European courts in Luxembourg, but did not yet know the grounds.Read more »
We think Red Hat is a great place to work and our associates from Buenos Aires to Brno to Boston are proud to hang their hats each day at Red Hat’s many offices across the globe. Red Hat’s technologies drive some of the world’s largest enterprises, and the company’s development has been fueled by the power of the open source model.Read more »
Shares of Red Hat, Inc. booked a new 52 week high today by trading above $32.19, traders are definitely monitoring Red Hat's price action to see if this move attracts further buying into the stock.Read more »
Canonical (and consequently, the Ubuntu project) is constantly growing. The Ubuntu distribution has grown to be one of the most popular desktop systems out there, garnering millions of users worldwide. However, I have a few ideas for Canonical to mull over.Read more »
It's a top ten list of why you should buy a Dell with Ubuntu installed. My favorite is "6) Ubuntu is safer than Microsoft Windows.
The vast majority of viruses and spyware written by hackers are not designed to target and attack Linux." Followed by "2) Ubuntu is based on Linux.
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Though their cited reason is security, I’m also betting there were some other reasons discussed before the decision was made. Some of the actual reasons behind the move probably included:
2) Dogfooding Chrome OS
3) Money Savings
4) Stick it to Microsoft
t's always a heart-warming occasion when some company or organization opts not to use Windows, and that's nothing if not an increasingly common phenomenon.Read more »