While Microsoft cheers the selection of Silverlight for streaming the Obama inauguration events this week, some are upset that the Linux desktop is not a supported operating system.Microsoft's cross platform Silverlight browser plug in supports Windows and Macintosh.
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Linux leader Red Hat has shipped another minor update to its 6 enterprise line to better equip its distribution for massive scale out, big data environments. Along the same lines, the company also announced this week it will contribute its Red Hat Storage Hadoop plug-in to the Apache Hadoop project
At Oscon 2012, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth defends the project's decision to create the Unity interface for multiple form factors and said Dell's decision to pre-install its latest Linux desktop on high end PCs in North America shows perception about Linux on the desktop is improving.
Despite Novell's seeming inability to grow SUSE substantially, the Linux distributor, now an independent unit of Attachmate and a big backer of OpenStack, has grown its revenues to $225 million and is strengthening it No. 2 position in the Linux market, its president says
Microsoft has sponsored research at the University of Michigan to develop an open source Network File System client for Windows.Michigan's Center for Information Technology Integration also developed the open source Linux-based reference implementation of NFSv4 that is currently included in all Linux distributions, Microsoft said.
Mark Shuttleworth will step down as Canonical's CEO in March of 2010 but his commitment to the Ubuntu Linux project is expected to remain strong.Shuttleworth will continue to be active on the Ubuntu Community Council and the Ubuntu Technical Board and will focus his attentions on the Linux distribution's development, partnerships and customers.
The Linux Foundation is ready and willing to help companies get Microsoft's FAT out of their products.In his blog posted today about TomTom's settlement with Microsoft that was announced yesterday, foundation executive director Jim Zemlin said the case only proves that Microsoft was taking aim against Linux when it filed its lawsuit against TomTom last month and that it only undermines Microsoft's efforts to keep its technology relevant.
It's no surprise that Red Hat is taking pot shots at VMware (and Microsoft) these days.The Raleigh, NC company has always slammed Microsoft but is not just a Linux vendor anymore.
I thought I was dreaming when a Microsoft friend told me yesterday that Microsoft and Red Hat are cooperating on virtualization.But it is true, and somewhat inevitable for the reluctant rivals.
Looks like the spirit of bipartisan cooperation in D.C.