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June 7, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Ubuntu, CentOS, & SUSE Linux comes to Windows Azure

Ubuntu, CentOS, & SUSE Linux comes to Windows Azure

Linux and Windows are popularly thought of to get along like a bad tempered Pekingese dog and an ill-mannered Siamese cat. Things have changed though since Bill Gates said that “The GPL (General Public License, Linux’s license] … makes it … Continue reading

April 25, 2012
by sjvn01
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Red Hat and SUSE join IBM in new Linux system, Canonical opts out

Over a year in the making IBM has just unveiled its new IBM PowerLinux Systems and Solutions. This new series of Linux-specific POWER7 processor-based hardware comes with a choice of either Red Hat Enterprise Linux or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server … Continue reading

April 3, 2012
by sjvn01
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Who helps make Linux? Microsoft.

Every uear, The Linux Foundation compiles an analysis of who actually contributes the most to Linux’s code (PDF Link). In the last year, 2011, besides the usual suspects, which includes Red Hat, Intel, Novell, IBM, Samsung, Oracle and Google, you’ll … Continue reading

March 14, 2012
by sjvn01
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Is Ubuntu becoming a big name in enterprise Linux servers?

When you think of Ubuntu Linux, what do you think of? I would guess you think about the Linux desktop. While Ubuntu is certainly a big player—maybe the biggest—when it comes to the Linux desktop, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, … Continue reading