There was great news and there was awful news in the world of Linux and open-source software during 2014.
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A new release of this venerable Linux distribution is always good news - and if you want to avoid systemd, this PCLinuxOS release could be your new best friend!
Datacom has secured a four-year control with IP Australia to digitise and migration its services online to create an integrated customer experience solution for the government agency.
After a few false starts, News Corp's efforts to deepen its engagement with customers are finally paying off – but it has required the accumulation of what data services manager James Hartwright calls "scary" amounts of clickstream data.
A new release of this specialised Linux distribution for forensic analysis and penetration testing is always good news
Microsoft has confirmed Azure Services are pretty much immune to the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug, except for customers running Linux images in its cloud. Google, Amazon, Rackspace, Joyant, and others have clarified which of their services are affected, and which are in the clear.
There have been recent reports of problems with Windows 8 Updates destroying Linux/Windows dual boot setups. My experience has been that, while there may be problems, they probably aren't as serious as some reports make them sound.
If you're a government worker and have been wanting to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux securely on your Amazon cloud, it's your lucky day. The popular open-source operating system is finally available on Amazon Web Services.
Several stories recently have spread misinformation about how Google licenses Android and its services. Here's the real story on how Android licensing works with open source and Linux.
Experience really shows in this versatile Linux distribution
The Korean electronics giant said the new research and development labs will focus on advanced software, content and services and user experience for consumer products.
China has initiated a crackdown on mobile apps that offer news services but failed to obtain the necessary regulatory approval, which are notoriously difficult to obtain.
One quarter of APAC businesses have invested in big data, according to a research report just released by Gartner. Customer experience use cases are top priority, especially in financial services and retail — a trend that's reflected in Australia.
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The company's "One Hybrid Cloud" software allows enterprises to run Linux and Windows apps without modification in the Amazon Web Services cloud. Groovy.
iiNet has been handed an AU$102,000 fine for a bus ad for naked DSL services with too small fine print.
TurnKey Linux, the ready-to-run Linux cloud server app company, is now offering 64-bit server apps on Amazon Web Services.
Ariba Vice President Chris Haydon explains the company's latest news and offers insights into how Ariba will be broadening its services procurement management value, mobile push, and AribaPay rollout.
Servers are big boxes of stuff just waiting to break. Over the weekend I got to play network administrator, and the experience has convinced me it's time to get rid of my dedicated server and move everything to hosted services.
Plus more frank talk (and some news) from the Amazon Web Services Summit 2013 in New York City.