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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

Microsoft: Cloud need only be open surface, not open source

At Oscon 2011, Gianugo Rabellino, Senior Director for Open Source Communities at Microsoft, said as long as the APIs, protocols and standards for the cloud are open, that is, open surface, customers don't care about whether the underlying platform is open source or closed source. Microsoft also announced a new version of Azure SDK for PHP is now available and the company is announcing new tools to cloud enable open source applications for Azure.

July 27, 2011 by

Linaro and Samsung team up on Origen ARM dev board

Linaro and Samsung have announced a low cost board for developers keen on rapidly prototypying Linux and Android applications on ARM.The Origen board, announced on Monday, contains a 45nm dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, a multi-core Mali400GPU and 1GB of DDR3 memory.

May 30, 2011 by

NetBeans 7 adds Java 7 SDK support

The Netbeans 7 integrated development environment is now available to download, bringing with it support for the forthcoming Java SE Java Development Kit 7 and HTML 5 editing tools, Oracle said on Wednesday.Developers using the NetBeans 7 IDE can create, mobile, web, enterprise or desktop applications using Java, PHP, JavaScript, Ajax and C/C++.

April 21, 2011 by

Google Chrome hogs the limelight

I've just noticed that Google Chrome (Chromium in my case) now starts automatically on login to Ubuntu Linux. Even when I remove it from Preferences > Startup Applications, it just reinstates itself the next time I launch it.

April 12, 2011 by

Microsoft to up its Java support on its Windows Azure cloud platform

Microsoft has been touting for a while the ability for developers to use a variety of tools, like Java, PHP, Ruby and Eclipse, when developing applications for Windows Azure. But the company is going to step up its Java support for Azure in the coming weeks and months, elevating Java to a "first-class citizen" in the Microsoft cloud realm.

October 29, 2010 by

Run any application on Chrome OS

Google's idea of an operating system that consists of only a web browser sounds interesting, and unfortunately, very restrictive. There are a staggering number of applications out there that people use on Windows/Mac/Linux machines -- any of which would give enough reason to avoid switching operating systems.

June 12, 2010 by

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