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SUSE releases Icehouse OpenStack cloud

August 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

When you think of Linux companies associated with OpenStack, you probably think of Canonical and Red Hat. SUSE would like to remind you that they’re also an OpenStack player with its release of SUSE Cloud 4. SUSE releases Icehouse OpenStack cloud. More>

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Tags: Business · Cloud Computing · Development · Infrastructure · Linux · Open Source · Operating System · SUSE · Virtualization

Virtual servers: No safer than any other kind

August 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

Once upon a time, we used to think in terms of one hardware server equals one server operating system. Then, along came KVM, Hyper-V, VMware, and all the rest of the virtual machine (VM) hypervisors and more recently Docker with its containers. Now the idea of a single server operating system on a solo box is […]

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Tags: Cloud Computing · Infrastructure · Security · Server · Virtualization

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 beta is ready for testing

August 12th, 2014 · Comments Off

It’s great that Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 is out and ready to run. But, some companies aren’t ready to jump to a major new release. For them, Red Hat will be releasing RHEL 6.6. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 beta is ready for testing. More>

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Tags: Business · Infrastructure · Linux · Operating System · Red Hat · Server

Nadella’s challenge: Saving Microsoft

August 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

In my recent debate with Ed Bott over Microsoft’s future, the public bought Ed’s arguments that Microsoft will have a bright, shining future with Satya Nadella as CEO. The judge though gave me the win because he agreed that “Nadella’s challenges outweigh his support and time window won out. After all, there are a lot of […]

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Tags: Business · Cloud Computing · Infrastructure · Management · Microsoft · SmartPhone · Tablet

Six Clicks: The best Chromebooks for school

August 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

Chromebooks have proven to be wildly popular in schools. More than a million Chromebooks were sold to schools this spring alone. For schools, Chromebook math is easy. In Google’s Chromebooks for Education program, each device can cost as little as $279 and they’re easy to manage from a centralized console. For school districts the real […]

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Tags: Business · Education · Google · Infrastructure · Laptop · Linux · Operating System