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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

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

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

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

Unchaining the opportunistic programmer

Opportunistic programmers are typically not interested in writing large office suites, web browsers and email programs. Instead, they like writing small, fun and useful little programs. Thanks to a tool called Quickly, the Linux development ecosystem should get a more diverse range of applications.

December 17, 2009 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

Who is a Candidate for Desktop Linux?

I personally do not fall into the group of people that can easily migrate away from Windows, but that doesn't mean you or someone you know can't make the switch. As I said in earlier post last month, the work that I do in my professional life requires that I still need to use Windows and various Microsoft and 3rd-party Win32 applications, even though I also use Linux.

October 11, 2009 by

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