Can Google's Rebel Alliance of Android and Chrome OS finally dent Microsoft's Windows Evil Empire? I expect we'll see this desktop operating system war start in late 2014.
Linux and Open Source
The latest news and views on all things Linux and open source by seasoned Unix and Linux user Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
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; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it.His work has been published in everything from highly technical publications (IEEE Computer, ACM NetWorker, Byte) to business publications (eWEEK, InformationWeek, ZDNet) to popular technology (Computer Shopper, PC Magazine, PC World) to the mainstream press (Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, BusinessWeek).
Paula Rooney has covered the software and technology industry for more than 20 years, starting with semiconductor design and mini-computer systems at EDN News and later focused on PC software companies including Microsoft, Lotus, Oracle, Red Hat, Novell and other open source and commercial software companies for CRN and PCWeek. She received a silver award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2005 for her profile on Linus Torvalds and edited and co-authored "Partnering With Microsoft," a book about Microsoft's channel published by CMP Publishing in 2004. Rooney graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. In her off time, she enjoys scuba diving, sailing, sun worshipping, running, reading, surfing (the net) and hanging out with her family. She resides on the shores of Scituate, Massachusetts.
The latest list of the fastest supercomputers in the world is out -- and not only does Linux rule, it's almost eliminated all of its competition.
Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin talks to Wall Street about tomorrow's technology and what role open source will play.
The Orange Box really is a cloud-in-a-box. But while the hardware is neat, it's the Juju DevOps software inside that makes it special.
Canonical's Ubuntu Linux-powered Orange Box, with its 10 servers in a single container, is the perfect cloud sampler.
Now that the Chinese government has revealed the patents within Microsoft's Android patent portfolio, Microsoft may soon be facing challenges from vendors over its Android patent licensing agreements.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.4 brings updated KVM virtualization to RHEL 7 and OpenStack.
Linux and open source have long played a major role in cars' electronics, but now Tesla is taking open-source automobiles to a whole new level — by setting free its electric car patents.
Developers have already started work on CentOS 7, the next version of the popular Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone.
Containers are finally coming into their own as a virtualization alternative, but until now their programs were incompatible. Now, the major container players are agreeing to line up behind Docker's libcontainer.
Enterprise Linux users, awake! Red Hat has finally released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, and it looks like it's going to run on everything, from the server in the back-room, to datacenters and the cloud.
Want applications to run on the newly released Docker 1.0? The company has you covered.
With the release of Docker 1.0, container technology took a big step forward in catching up with enterprise datacenter and cloud virtualization.
While the newest OpenSSL security problems are troubling, and you should address it, it's nothing as bad as Heartbleed.
Red Hat has released its latest collection of up-to-date programming languages and database management systems for Red Hat Enterprise Linux developers.