VMware touted its OpenStack distribution will enable smaller IT departments with "little or no OpenStack or Linux experience" to deploy an OpenStack cloud within minutes.
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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.
Installing Fedora and Mageia has been easy - but configuring UEFI Boot has been a nightmare
Experience really shows in this versatile Linux distribution
Variously called "B-Tree" or "Better" or even "Butter", here's what I found when I started to explore this 'fast-moving target' of a file system.
UEFI BIOS and Secure Boot work perfectly well with only Linux installed according to the experiments I have conducted on my own PC.
Chinese Web giant says its Linux-based mobile operating system provides a choice for local phonemakers over Google's Android as it offers a better user experience with no challenges to functionalities such as maps and e-mail.
The pact with China Standard Software aims to provide interoperability between Hyper-V Open Cloud and the Chinese company's Linux server product, with patent protection for CS2C's customers
Novell has unveiled Mono for Android, a toolset that will let developers create .NET and C# applications for Google's Linux-based mobile operating system using Microsoft Visual Studio.
Attachmate's CEO insists that his company is committed to SUSE Linux and open source --not a quick sale.In an interview with an opensuse Community manager at Novell, Jeff Hawn acknowledges that Attachmate has no experience in the open source business.
One of the really nice things I love about Linux is that it can be upgraded from version to version of most mainstream distributions. This means that ideally, a system can be kept up to date over time while preserving settings.
After a severe buffeting in response to my tongue-in-cheek, winky-eyed ;) blog about how Ubuntu Linux is rubbish ("amateur", "user error", ow), I have learned from my errors. Suffice to say, I have had a rubbish Ubuntu Linux experience.
Over at linux.com, renowned ZDNet contributor Jack 'Top 10' Wallen penned a tutorial about how to Improve Your Linux Desktop Experience with a Dock.
With 48 hours of open-source over, reflecting on the entire experience, how do I rate Linux from a Windows-only background? The results may suprise you;
My first experience with mobile Linux was with a Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 I bought back in 2003. It was very customizable with apps and functionality and you could change the ROM on it rather easily to fit your needs, but it also required you to spend hours and hours tweaking and refining it to get it to work just right. When I heard that we would see more Linux-based mobile operating systems I didn't think they would amount to much because consumers seem to want products that work even if they don't have the most powerful functions (as we see with the iPhone). I am pleased to now see that smartphone operating systems based on Linux look to be the most powerful, customizable, flexible, and consumer friendly of all platforms we see in the market. We are seeing some wonderful devices running the Palm WebOS, Google Android, and Nokia Maemo operating systems with the Palm Pre, HTC Hero, Verizon Droid, Nokia N900 , and many more.
The Linux desktop experience is now closer to the Windows environment than before, but the gap in mainstream adoption for the open source OS will not close anytime soon, says an industry analyst.
Frugal Friday: Hewlett-Packard Tech Support, Amazon as "Big Brother", Apollo 11 40th Anniversary, Scientific Linux
Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I talk about my experience with Hewlett-Packard's service and support, Amazon's "Big Brother" approach to Kindle digital content rights management, the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and talk with Troy Dawson, one of the lead developers of Scientific Linux, a free clone of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS.
The split is over whether Microsoft's promise on C# and the CLI extends to Mono and whether the Mono version of .Net should be accepted as a standard part of Linux. If it is, then Microsoft may be embraced as an "open core" vendor like other enterprise open source companies.
Stallman's fear is that Microsoft will use its software patents to force open source C# implementations, and applications, underground. Any move toward bringing C#, which Microsoft developed and Mono, which Microsoft supports, into the center of the Linux community must therefore be resisted.
Few things can spark more religious fervour amongst programmers than the mention of a goto statement.