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December 6, 2011
by sjvn01
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Finding a Linux Job

So you want a Linux job do you? Well, according to The Linux Foundation, the jobs are out there. Specifically, Linux jobs are divided up almost evenly between developer, 53% and system administrator. 47%, jobs. Amanda McPherson, the Linux Foundation’s … Continue reading

September 22, 2011
by sjvn01
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Oracle vs. Google Android, Java lawsuit settlement talks will go no-where

You can order CEOs to mediation, but you can’t make them agree. U.S. District Judge William Alsup may have gotten Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google CEO Larry Page into a courtroom to try to get them to settle Oracle’s … Continue reading

September 8, 2011
by sjvn01
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A Google Android and Java history lesson

Recently, some people were shocked-shocked I tell you-to discover that Google had looked at Java to help create Android’s Dalvik and that Google kept its Android source code to itself and its closest partners until the final product was released … Continue reading

September 6, 2011
by sjvn01
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No Android forks here

Yes, Android has a forking problem. Google forked its mobile, open-source operating system into two versions: Android 2.x for smartphones and Android 3.x for tablets earlier this year. It also doesn’t help Android any that there are so many different … 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