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Cross-Platform Java bot found

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.

January 29, 2014

Raspberry Pi £16 computer project nears lift-off

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.

December 23, 2011 by

Rackspace: OpenStack threatens VMware

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.

August 4, 2011 by

Red Hat's diversification, cloud moves look promising

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.

May 5, 2011

Oracle OpenWorld: Scott McNealy must be smiling

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.

September 21, 2010 by

Try this new Red Hat for size

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.

April 22, 2010

What the changes at Sun mean for the customer

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.

February 12, 2010 by

What Windows7 could mean for Linux

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...

October 23, 2009 by

Microsoft buys desktop parallel-computing software maker ISC

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.

September 21, 2009 by

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