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October 11, 2012
by sjvn01
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OwnCloud: Build your own or manage your public cloud storage services

Want a do-it-youself private, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud? Want a way to unify all your corporate cloud storage services? Then ownCloud has new open-source software for both your business and personal use. In the newly released version, ownCloud … Continue reading

July 26, 2012
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The Blessings of Open Source for Small Business

Portland, OR: You may not think of yourself as an open-source software user, but if your business has any kind of a Web presence, you owe thanks to open source. That was one of the messages that Tim O’Reilly, founder … Continue reading

February 21, 2012
by sjvn01
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Apache releases first major new version of popular Web server in six years

The Apache Software Foundation has just announced the release version 2.4 of its award-winning Apache HTTP Server. This is the first major release of the Apache Web server in more than six years. Long before the release of Apache 2.2 … Continue reading

January 10, 2012
by sjvn01
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Winners and Losers in Business Open-Source Software

We all know that Linux, Apache and Samba are vital for business data center servers, Web servers and file and print servers respectively in businesses both large and small. What you may not know though what’s trending below the top-tier … Continue reading