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March 23, 2014
by sjvn01
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The most popular cloud operating system is…

OK, if you know anything about the cloud, you’re going to say the most popular cloud operating system is Linux. With the exception of Microsoft Azure with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012, the most popular client operating system … Continue reading

March 16, 2014
by sjvn01
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OpenStack’s top operating system: Ubuntu Linux

While digging into the last OpenStack User Survey, I found that Ubuntu Linux was the most popular OpenStack operating system. No matter if users had dozens, or thousands, of CPU cores in their cloud, most preferrred Ubuntu. It was followed … Continue reading

February 27, 2014
by sjvn01
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Shuttleworth says Ubuntu is sticking with MySQL

Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and its parent company, Canonical, said on Google+ that Ubuntu 14.04 would include MySQL 5.6. I asked Shuttleworth why he wasn’t using such MySQL forks as MariaDB. Shuttleworth answered, “We’ll be happy to include solid code … Continue reading

February 26, 2014
by sjvn01
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Ubuntu Unity to bring back local menus

Back in 2011, the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution made a major and controversial user-interface (UI) change. It moved from GNOME 3.x to its own GNOME-based UI design: Unity. One of its bigger design changes was to force all in-focus applications to use … Continue reading