Open Source Insider:

February, 2011


February 28, 2011  9:36 AM

More than half of businesses have adopted ‘some’ open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Gartner, Open source, Programmers

Of course we know that there are only lies, damn lies and statistics -- and it's worth remembering that fact before we consider looking at the broad brush claims made by a Gartner survey earlier this month, which "revealed" that more...

February 24, 2011  12:22 PM

GNOME 3.0 Beta 1 now out in the front garden

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Gnome, GUI, Open source

The GNOME open source desktop environment has reached version 3.0 Beta 1 (2.91.90) this week. The first of two Beta releases on the road to the release candidate due on the 23rd of March, with the final GNOME 3.0.0 release scheduled for the 6th of April. Named according to the GNU Network Object...


February 24, 2011  10:16 AM

Korean cartoon Android eats sandwich on social networking site

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Developer, Open source

So how could the fastest growing operating system on the planet not have its own social networking website? Apparently it doesn't, as I Am Android appears to have popped up out of nowhere to offer a compendium of Android news sites, video content and even...


February 21, 2011  10:45 AM

Android: ghosts in the machine?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

Speaking personally, the fallout from Mobile World Congress sits at three levels. There's the fact that I missed a complete night's sleep due to a crazy early takeoff slot,


February 11, 2011  11:14 AM

Apache Pivot: a lesser-known member of the tribe

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Apache, Open source, PIVOT

The trouble with open source is that it can be a huge place to explore. Actually no, that's the same problem you get when you go scouting around the Microsoft or IBM websites and find that there is actually just too much information sometimes -- but you know what I mean.

Take Apache...


February 10, 2011  3:46 PM

Is it safe? Can open source be trusted?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
BSD, Open source, Security

As open source becomes ever further embedded (no pun intended) into the fabric of our IT infrastructures everywhere, certain questions arise. Firstly, when is enterprise open source free of charge? Answer: well, almost never. Companies know that they need to pay for service, maintenance and...


February 7, 2011  9:08 AM

Geolocation tracker to remotely delete data on stolen devices

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Data, Data protection, geolocation, Stolen data

Data protection company Absolute Software has launched a closed beta of its Computrace Mobile platform for Android to provide asset administration, data protection and geolocation tracking for the Android line of devices. The technology will allow companies to use geolocation services to remotely...


February 4, 2011  10:06 AM

Rackspace & NASA OpenStack countdown to ‘Bexar’ code launch

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, community, Open source, Rackspace

The 
OpenStack large-scale open source cloud project and its standards-focused community members are this week gathered at mission control to witness the launch of the 'Bexar' code release of OpenStack Compute and Object Storage. With a variety of new features on offer, this Rackspace and NASA...


February 4, 2011  7:55 AM

Canonical: open source is the driving force of cloud computing

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Canonical, Dell, Open source, Servers

Canonical is forecasting clear skies for the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC), which is now available on Dell PowerEdge C2100 and C6100 servers as an option to build a business's Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) foundation.

This shrink-wrapped off-the-shelf cloud computing foundation is...


February 1, 2011  11:59 AM

OpenLogic’s top 10 open source projects & video viral

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data, Open source, Scanning, Support

OpenLogic's work in enterprise open source software support, scanning and governance solutions has allowed the company to record sales growth in 2010. The company says that economic recovery is accelerating enterprise investment in high-quality, low-cost open source software, which is in turn...


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