We knew Microsoft makes most of its mobile operating system money from Android, not Windows Phone, but a billion dollars? From one vendor?! Microsoft's good times, however, are in danger of coming to an end.
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Red Hat's new storage server does more than just help you get a handle on your enterprise storage. It also gives you what you need to manage big data and ready-to-run partner storage solutions.
Storm, a real-time framework for dealing with Big Data, has become an Apache top level project.
An unlikely partnership will soon bring Oracle's Red Hat-based Linux distribution to Ubuntu's cloud.
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.