You'd better get ready for the personal computing, BYOD, and corporate computing revolution. Linux is coming to a desktop near you. But not like you think or had hoped. It's coming in the form of the Chrome OS on Chromebooks.
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Linux, open source software, and the open source method quietly grew stronger over all areas of computing during 2013.
Today, Linux rules supercomputing. It wasn't always that way. Here's how Linux moved from being Linus Torvald's hobby operating system to being the OS of choice for high-performance computing.
Canonical has released Precise Pangolin, version 12.04 LTS of its Ubuntu Linux distribution, saying that it is aimed at enterprise users and cloud computing in particular.
IT funds may be short, but The Linux Foundation has found that companies are still investing in Linux for cloud computing, "Big Data," and greenfield deployments.
The Raspberry Pi project, which aims to sell tiny £16 Linux-based computers to help kids learn about real computing in schools, has said it is now testing beta versions of the device.The project published photos of its first populated beta circuit boards on Thursday, having shown off the naked boards earlier in the month.
OpenStack is to cloud computing as Linux is to the client operating system, and it will enjoy a similar level of success, according to Rackspace's chief strategy officer Lew Moorman.Moorman told ZDNet UK on Tuesday that OpenStack, or an equivalent open-source infrastructure system like it, will be picked up to drive cloud services as it eliminates the software cost of running a basic cloud service.
After almost 20-years of ruling the computing world, Windows is on its way down. Linux will not be the winner though.
Red Hat this week enhanced its JBoss middleware portfolio and bolstered its cloud computing efforts. Couple those moves with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the company is no longer a one-trick tech company.
Tom Coull, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Products and Engineering, of Penguin Computing and I had a chance to catch up a few days ago. I've spoken with the "super computing simplified" people on several occasions in the past.
Less than a month after the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5, the Linux developer has announced a public beta of the long awaited RHEL 6, the aim of which is to “blur the lines between virtual, physical and cloud computing.
Microsoft visual studio is very nice : slick, easy to use, a good match for Windows7 and Server 2008 - but so completely out of step with the cloud computing and rental applications Microsoft wants to sell that marketing push is already feeling increasing resistance as it approaches the immovable barrier created by the underlying VMS and client-server ideas. And then what? Well, Linux is free and doesn't have those limits...
Microsoft has purchased the assets of Interactive Supercomputing (ISC), a desktop parallel-computing vendor, according to a blog post on the Windows Server Division Weblog. The move fits in with Microsoft's continued efforts to build up its high-performance server capabilities so as to better take on Linux in that market.
Experts weigh up the impact of cloud computing on open-source software and Linux
As the other Linux provider, Novell goes to great lengths to differentiate its offering from rival Red Hat.The company's expansive version 11 platform is no exception, and is said to promise unique advances in virtualization, management, interoperability, high availability and desktop computing.
High-performance computing specialist Platform Computing has combined its software with HP's to provide a high-performance solution for the company's Linux server hardware
Another reason to love Linux: SiCortex offers high-performance computing in an astonishingly energy-efficient format
If you're looking to supplement your trading floor applications, business analytics infrastructure or Internet site capacity, SiCortex has a proposition for you: a 72-processor high-performance Linux platform with CPUs that use just 0.6 watts of electricity each.
Ulteo is now offering what Microsoft and Citrix will not: a server based computing solution for the Linux desktop and Linux applications.The company, which late last year launched the first OpenOffice open source desktop online, has announced the availability of the Open Virtual Desktop (OVD), which is essentially the server installable and free version of its online desktop.
The Linux leader aims to make more of a dent in the high-performance-computing market with a platform it claims can be up and running in under an hour
The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) has issued a warning for what it calls "active attacks" against Linux-based computing infrastructures using compromised SSH keys.
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