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September 23, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Shuttleworth defends Ubuntu Linux integrating Amazon

Shuttleworth defends Ubuntu Linux integrating Amazon

You’d think someone had just kicked some Ubuntu Linux fans’ puppy. Canonical, Ubuntu’s parent company, has added Amazon search results to the upcoming Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Dash search function. Some users hate this and have declared Ubuntu to be adware. … Continue reading

September 6, 2012
by sjvn01
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Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD will give Apple’s iPad fits

I love my Nexus 7. It’s replaced my Apple iPad for daily use. But, at 7-inch display, people who want a full-sized tablet don’t  like it as much as I do. For them, the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD with … Continue reading

July 23, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Judge hands Web patent troll Eolas a shovel, orders it to dig own grave

Judge hands Web patent troll Eolas a shovel, orders it to dig own grave

For years patent troll Eolas has gotten away with intellectual property lawsuit murder. Stick a fork in them. They’re done. After a jury ruled against Eolas in the U.S. District Court of East Texas in its latest lawsuit against Amazon, … Continue reading

May 2, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Amazon tries to catch up in personal cloud storage and falls further behind

Amazon tries to catch up in personal cloud storage and falls further behind

Google Drive isn’t the holy grail of personal cloud services. But, Google Drive’s introduction has forced all the other players to up their game. Microsoft added paid storage options to SkyDrive. Dropbox doubled the free storage you got for bringing … Continue reading

March 16, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Amazon EC2 cloud is made up of almost half-a-million Linux servers

Amazon EC2 cloud is made up of almost half-a-million Linux servers

We know that Linux on servers is big and getting bigger. We also knew that Linux, thanks to open-source cloud programs like Eucalyptus and OpenStack, was growing fast on clouds. What he hadn’t know that Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), … Continue reading