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Where's Valve going with Linux?

It's becoming increasingly apparent that video game development and online distribution company Valve is serious about Linux. But desktop Linux has a 1 percent usage share. Surely there's more to this development effort than meets the eye?

September 5, 2012

Oracle enhances its desktop virtualization offering

The company claims that Oracle Secure Global Desktop supports the broadest range of applications, including Web-based applications and standard Windows, Linux, UNIX, System i and System z applications. Is it worth considering? Yes, if you use Oracle products.

August 31, 2012 by

Ordissimo Laptop 15"

There has been a fair amount of recent 'buzz' around a pair of Ordissimo notebooks from a French company called Substantiel SAS. In fact, Linux-based Ordissimo computers — whose key selling point is ease of use — have been available in Europe since 2005, but the current generation of 15in.

May 30, 2012

VMware: Cloud Foundry PaaS will be the 'Linux' of the cloud

In an ongoing effort to make its Cloud Foundry the Linux of the cloud, the company announced today two open source projects -- Bosh and re-engineered CloudFoundry.org management platform -- and emphasized that its PaaS is open source and offers multi-cloud support for the new generation of cloud apps.

April 11, 2012 by

Red Hat becomes first $1bn open-source company

The Linux specialist has reported yearly revenue of $1.13bn, marking the first time an open-source company has attained such figures, with growth coming from greater adoption of its technology by the public and financial sectors

March 29, 2012 by

Red Hat gives new life to RHEL

Open-source software provider Red Hat has said it will support its current generation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 for 10 years, adding three years to the platform's lifecycle.Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 will also now have a 10-year lifecycle, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.

February 1, 2012 by

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