Open Source Insider:

November, 2011

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November 30, 2011  10:32 AM

ARM serves Android to continue UK tech export success

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, ARM, Mobile, Open source, SDK, Services, Software development

Cambridge based ARM continues to be one of the UK's top success stories it seems. The company describes itself as the "world's leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier" and has certainly carried forward the UK's ability to sell "services" (rather than goods) in recent times. This...

November 29, 2011  10:59 AM

YaCy aims to break Google’s deadlock on search

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Google, Open source, Peer-to-Peer, YaCy

Could free and open source software developers ever help break the all-poweful hold that Google has on the search engine market? That's the hope of the YaCy project which this week released version 1.0 of its peer-to-peer search engine. Aiming to create a radical new approach, YaCy's search...


November 28, 2011  12:18 PM

Linux Mint 12 arrives with DuckDuckGo search engine

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux, Mint, Open source

This weekend saw the Linux Mint Ubuntu-based distribution post an official notice detailing the launch of version 12. Also known by its accompanying human moniker "Lisa", this free and open source operating system is the brainchild of Clement Lefebvre. Lefebvre talks about the


November 21, 2011  6:59 PM

Mozilla Festival London: a three-ring circus of innovation

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
mozilla, Open source, Web development

The Mozilla Foundation has held its annual gathering of the clans in London this November in what the organisation has called a "three-ring circus of innovation" -- the theme for this year: media, freedom and the web. Mozilla wants to use these events as "brainstorming platforms for open web...


November 18, 2011  10:43 AM

Desktop Linux with secure cloud functions, openSUSE 12.1 released

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, Desktop, Gnome, Linux, opensuse, privacy, Security

The openSUSE project this week reached its version 12.1 release. This latest version of the Linux-based operating system has shipped with the GNOME 3.2 desktop shell, which is distinguished by its use of integrated messaging, a new document manager and a general all round squishing of bugs since...


November 17, 2011  11:57 AM

Adobe open sources Flex for Flash apps, backs HTML5

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, Developers, Flash, Flex, Mobile, RunTime

News surfaced this week of Adobe's intention to open source its Flex software development kit (SDK), a technology tool designed to provide software developers with a means of creating apps for the Flash runtime. Adobe's allegiances in this space will now shift to HTML5. A


November 16, 2011  10:28 AM

Bollywood and Kerala driving open source adoption

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, India, Open source

The Indian state of Kerala is known for its beautiful landscape, its cuisine and warm people, it comparatively high rate of literacy by Indian standards and, more recently, for its adoption of open source software at the governmental and school level. Indian newspaper The Deccan Chronicle reports...


November 9, 2011  3:41 PM

Oracle claims Solaris 11 is “first” cloud operating system

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Oracle, Solaris

After this morning's news of the Red Hat Fedora 16 operating system and its relevance and applicability to cloud computing and virtualisation, further news...


November 9, 2011  7:37 AM

Fedora tips its brim to cloud computing with release 16

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Fedora, Open source, Red Hat

The Fedora Project has reached version 16 of its Red Hat sponsored free open source operating system distribution. With updated support for cloud computing and virtualisation technologies, the project's developers are ebullient about the new release. With the rise in popularity of Android in...


November 6, 2011  2:09 PM

Does Oracle’s Larry Ellison care about open source and Java?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Java, JavaFX, Open source, Oracle

Oracle's indefatigable efforts to convince the world that it truly will pump effort and resources into open source continue. The newest "stewards" of the Java platform and language have used the Java OpenJDK mailing list to detail plans for the JavaFX rich Internet application (RIA) platform. In...


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