VDI, somewhat ironically, may also work well for market mover Microsoft as it seeks to slow the momentum to outright web-based and OSS/LAMP-supported applications and services for large businesses. Microsoft must realize that enterprises have had it with the high cost of maintaining and managing the traditional Windows OS in all its client-side permutations.
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We can go from here only to more obfuscation and FUD. Let's say FSF vigorously challenges Microsoft, and Microsoft, of course, aggressively resists. Or let's say FSF does nothing and Microsoft, of course, aggressively resists. Or let's say Microsoft double-downs and not only aggressively resists but also ups the challenges in legal mumbo jumbo press release volleys.
Mainsoft is offering a pragmatic approach to gaining a wide choice of deployment environments, including C/C++. The approach helps open C# developers to Java, and vice versa. It extends the utility of Visual Studio. And if provides flexibility in both runtime and design time. There's a portals-specific benefit too in that developers can attach back to portals in many environments: mainframes, Unix, Linux, and Windows.
Red Hat also announced that it will be increasingly bundling products and services to make a platform-like acquisition mode for its wares, moving away from the ala carte approach. I've been expecting this since Red Hat acquired a slew of the old Netscape server components several years ago -- and then double-downed on by the acquisition of JBoss last year.
The beta releases sees the merger of products that were contributed to Red Hat by Exadel in March and introduced under open source in June. The Exadel products contributed to the project included Exadel Studio Pro, RichFaces, and Ajax4jsf. The new release combines these with such JBoss middleware software as JBoss Seam and Hibernate, providing a development environment for enterprise Java, Ajax, and SOA applications.
he modeling tool as defined to date targets technical analysts so they can create a business-centric design of services, or containers of services, that combine to provide a business process or processes. The tool helps conceptualize and refine an inventory or blueprint of services, to then set the stage for the actual creation or acquisition of the requisite services, explained Erl. Managing multiple inventories also becomes easier via the tool's design.
The team's blog pushes the idea of "para virtualization," a technology that offers high performance, but doesn't require special processor capabilities. The team feels this will help drive the adoption of virtualization more pervasively, so that para-virtualization will become the default deployment for Linux 4 or 5 applications.
Without having made a formal debut, the Foleo is receiving mixed notices from the reviewer community. ZDNet's George Ou, thinks that, while it needs some tweaking, it poses a threat to the laptop. On the other side of that fence, Alice Hill from Real Tech News thinks it's going to bomb, and gives five reasons why it will fail.
If I were a large enterprise or ISV or service provider or telco I would take Microsoft's implied threats seriously. And I would seek direct, specific relief ... in writing. It could be quite simple, something like, "As I buy these products from Microsoft, it then promises not to sue me for the use of GPL v 1, v 2, or v3 licensed code and goods forever."
Developers can now download the plug-ins from JBoss Tools to compile a powerful IDE with rich tooling for Java EE and Ajax development. Eventually, developers will be able to subscribe to Red Hat Developer Studio, which integrates JBoss Tools into a tested and supported IDE for development on all Red Hat runtimes, including JBoss Enterprise Middleware and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.