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January 30, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on IBM to close down Symphony, its OpenOffice fork

IBM to close down Symphony, its OpenOffice fork

In a brief note, Ed Brill, an IBM product line manager, announced that IBM has likely seen its last release of Symphony, its OpenOffice fork. Later, in the blog’s discussion thread, Eric Otchet, Symphony’s product manager, seemingly confirmed that this … Continue reading

November 14, 2011
by sjvn01
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Where Linux crushes Windows like a bug: Supercomputers

The faster a computer goes, the more likely is to have Linux at its heart. The most recent Top500 list of supercomputers shows that, if anything, Linux is becoming even more popular at computing’s high end. In the latest Top500 … Continue reading

September 7, 2011
by sjvn01
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Mainframe Ubuntu Linux?

When you think of “Ubuntu Linux,” you probably think of the community Linux distribution and the Linux desktop. That’s great, but Canonical, Ubuntu’s parent company, also wants you to think of Ubuntu as a server and cloud operating system platform. … Continue reading

August 29, 2011
by sjvn01
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Red Hat’s biggest enemy? VMware

Let’s play a game. Who do you think Red Hat’s biggest enemy will be in a few years? Will it be Microsoft, Linux’s traditional enemy? Could SUSE, the number two business Linux distributor, make a try for the top? Might … Continue reading