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Six Clicks: The best Linux desktop environments

July 26th, 2014 · No Comments

Unlike Windows or Mac OS X, Linux offers a wide variety of desktop environments. Here are my picks of the most important of these PC interfaces. Six Clicks: The best Linux desktop environments. More>

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Tags: Desktop · Infrastructure · Linux · Operating System

Oracle Linux 7 released

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Oracle has supported Linux almost from day one. But it wasn’t until 2006, when Larry Ellison got into a disagreement with Red Hat, that Oracle decided it had to have its “own” Linux distribution — a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) clone, Oracle Linux. It’s eight years later, and Oracle is still copying RHEL with its […]

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

Chromebook gains, Microsoft worries

July 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Some people still pooh-pooh the idea that Chromebooks could ever come close to challenging Windows PCs. NPD’s latest laptop sales numbers say otherwise. Chromebook sales are zooming upward, while Windows laptop sales are stagnant. Chromebook gains, Microsoft worries More >

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Tags: Business · Google · Infrastructure · Laptop · Linux · Microsoft · Operating System · Windows

Drag-and-Drop Cloud Orchestration with Ubuntu Juju

April 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

Canonical, the Ubuntu Linux and Juju Development/Operations (DevOps) program parent company, is turning Juju into a tool that makes setting clouds up  a drag-and-drop operation. Drag-and-Drop Cloud Orchestration with Ubuntu Juju. More>

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Tags: Business · Canonical · Cloud Computing · Infrastructure · Linux · Operating System

Red Hat reveals CentOS plans

March 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

Napa Valley, CA: First things first. Here’s what Red Hat is not planning to do with CentOS: 1) Red Hat’s not going to charge you for CentOS;  2) CentOS will not be replacing Red Hat’s community distribution, Fedora; and 3) CentOS is not being put out to pasture to die. OK? OK!  Red Hat reveals CentOS […]

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