A petition filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of 77 computing luminaries has called on the US Supreme Court to overturn a decision that ruled Oracle could copyright parts of the Java API.
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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.
Kaspersky Lab has described a bot written entirely in Java which can run on Windows, Mac or Linux. Even the infection method is cross-platform.
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.
Oracle has launched the first developer preview of Java Standard Edition 8 for ARM, which includes tools for building JavaFX apps for ARM-based Linux systems such as the Raspberry Pi.
Microsoft has outlined the main third-party software through which cross-platform attacks Windows, Mac, and Linux computers: old vulnerabilities in Java, Adobe Flash, Adobe PDF applications, and Microsoft Office.
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.
Google launched rosjava, a ROS (robot OS) framework in Java that is Android compatible. The plan: Meld Android, cloud computing and robotics.
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.
Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison opened this week's Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco with details on the Exalogic Elastic Cloud. The system, built on 360 64-bit x86 processor cores, is interconnected with an InfiniBand-based I/O fabric and solid-state storage with Oracle WebLogic Server, other enterprise Java Oracle middleware products and a choice of Oracle Solaris or Oracle Linux operating system software.
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.
In the short term - meaning tomorrow- the major changes at Sun: a renewed focus on Solaris/SPARC, make to order mfg with direct shipping, more emphasis on Sun Ray, customer focused ready-to-rock appliance computing - are all good news. Look a bit deeper, however, and the handwriting on the wall says much of what Java brings to the server is going, going, gone.
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.