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

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

July 22, 2011
by sjvn01
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Oracle acquires zero-downtime, Linux upgrade software

I may reboot my Linux systems once every six months. That’s great for my personal use and a small business. For an enterprise, that’s not good enough. Even twice-a-year reboots is twice a year too often for them. That’s why … Continue reading

July 20, 2011
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Mono, open-source .NET for Android, Linux and iOS, lives on

Mono, open-source .NET for Android, Linux and iOS, lives on

When Novell’s new owner, Attachmate, announced that it was letting Miguel de Icaza, the founder and lead developer of Mono go, I assumed Mono, the open-source implementation of Microsoft’s .NET was a dead development platform walking. Even after de Icaza … Continue reading

May 22, 2011
by sjvn01
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Where Novell & SUSE Linux goes from here

Attachmate’s purchase of Novell is done, and now we’re beginning to see it plans develop for the open-source power. First, and foremost, Attachmate is dividing up Novell’s programs into three nominally independent divisions. These are NetIQ, which gets Novell identity … Continue reading

May 17, 2011
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Groklaw 2.0: PJ Leaves Groklaw but legal news site to continue under new editor

Groklaw 2.0: PJ Leaves Groklaw but legal news site to continue under new editor

amela “PJ” Jones, editor and creator of Groklaw, the leading open-source legal news and analysis site, has kept her word. After eight years, PJ is leaving Groklaw. The site though will continue under the guidance of Mark Webbink. Mark Webbink … Continue reading