An unlikely partnership will soon bring Oracle's Red Hat-based Linux distribution to Ubuntu's cloud.
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.
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The Open Invention Network now has over a thousand licensees and the court cases are starting to go against the patent trolls.
The XPrize Foundation, best known for its spaceflight challenges, has announced an earthly focus: Creating an open-source application that can teach a child to read, write, and perform arithmetic without a teacher.
In other words, Red Hat is moving from Linux to OpenStack as its primary breadwinner.
Look out, Windows! With Google starting to bring over a million Android apps to Chromebooks, the Windows PC is going to face a real challenge.
Systemd has been widely adopted by Linux distributions, but many developers hate it.
Want to use OpenStack for your private cloud, but don't want the headaches of setting it up? AMD and Canonical have a deal for you.
Ubuntu 14.10 is a minor, but significant, step up from Canonical's last Linux desktop operating system, Ubuntu 14.04.
What the heck is going on with HP, an OpenStack cloud supporter, buying Eucalyptus? Here's one theory.
Big Data users who swear by Cassandra should seriously consider upgrading to the new version.