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May 11, 2015
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Ubuntu jumps into Internet of Things with Acer, GE, and Microsoft

Ubuntu jumps into Internet of Things with Acer, GE, and Microsoft

Old enemies are becoming new allies as technology shifts from the PC/desktop model to first mobile computing and now the Internet of Things (IoT). Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company, is partnering with Acer, DataArt, and Microsoft. Ubuntu jumps into Internet … Continue reading

April 30, 2015
by sjvn01
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Why Windows embracing Android and iOS is a bad idea

It’s official. Microsoft has surrendered the mobile space to Apple and Google. All hail Android! All hail iOS! Seriously what else can you make of Microsoft attempting to bring both Android and iOS applcations to Windows? First, there’s no question … Continue reading

April 29, 2015
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Will Windows 10 be ready this summer? No way. Will it ship? Count on it.

Will Windows 10 be ready this summer? No way. Will it ship? Count on it.

AMD CEO Lisa Su let the cat out of the bag: Microsoft will be releasing Windows 10 in late July. My first reaction: “That’s not possible!” Then I thought about it some more, and my second reaction was, “That’s just … Continue reading

April 9, 2015
by sjvn01
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Docker comes to Microsoft Azure

As expected, container technology, especially Docker, has become hotter than ever in clouds. What you might not have expected was for Microsoft to adopt Docker for Azure. Well, surprise! They have. First, a little background. Clouds are built on virtual … Continue reading