Open Source Software and Linux:

October, 2008


October 9, 2008  1:15 AM

Open Source products that add to the bottom line

John Little Profile: Xjlittle

I have often wondered when the thought processes of people would shift from equating Linux and Open Source as one and the same. I need not wonder any longer as that time is here. And this is a good thing. In the past people, more often than not, spoke of Linux and Open Source in a way that...

October 8, 2008  2:31 AM

What?! No Big Name Backers of Linux and Open Source?

John Little Profile: Xjlittle

I really can't believe this guy Michael Tan said this about Linux and Open Source:

The problem with Linux is that the backers of Linux distributions tend to be small little companies or at...


October 6, 2008  9:09 PM

My Comments on 5 Things I Wish Linux Had

John Little Profile: Xjlittle

I ran across this post from Ken Hess today. I usually hesitate to openly question what other people write and believe but I felt compelled to respond to this one. Ken says (paraphrased)

1. Built-in Paravirtualization - I...


October 4, 2008  1:29 AM

The difference between Cloud Computing and SaaS

John Little Profile: Xjlittle

I have often wondered what is the difference between Cloud Computing and SaaS (Software as a Service). Tonight I decided to look into this and see if I could come up with some clear definition. Let's see what we can find. According to Wikipedia "

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October 3, 2008  11:10 AM

The lines between Open Source and Microsoft are starting to blur

John Little Profile: Xjlittle

This all started with the Novell-SuSE Linux and Microsoft deal a few years ago. Now, with Open Source virtualization coming on strong with many of the major players jumping on board, the lines are beginning to...


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