Open Source Insider:

April, 2012

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April 30, 2012  9:47 AM

Australian open source drag-and-drop GUI boosts genomic DNA research

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
GPUs, Open source, science

Western Australia's Murdoch University has pioneered an open source project designed to build drag-and-drop style web-based user interfaces suitable for supercomputers. While the particle physicist, computer science and computational physics communities are all comparatively adept when it comes to...

April 27, 2012  9:53 AM

IBM plays nice with Red Hat and SUSE on Linux, Canonical not in the gang

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Canonical, IBM, Linux, Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu

IBM took its time to release its new PowerLinux systems and solutions series and with good reason; the company wanted to host the cream of the enterprise-grade Linux crop on its shiny new black boxes. What are these units? IBM PowerLinux systems are intended to... "exploit the cost efficiency of...


April 26, 2012  1:18 PM

Forrester’s two breeds of software application developer

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Forrester Research software application development analyst Jeffrey Hammond views the programmer world as an ecosystem polarised into two extremes. Writing on his Forrester blog, Hammond...


April 25, 2012  8:24 AM

Vendor-neutral open clouds @ CloudOpen 2012

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source

The nonprofit Linux Foundation will host a new open cloud conference 'cleverly' named CloudOpen 2012 from August 29-31 this year in San Diego. CloudOpen is expected to be a vendor-neutral meeting of minds to discuss the open source projects, products and companies that are driving cloud and big...


April 22, 2012  6:12 PM

Twitter “does the right thing”, sponsors Apache open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Apache, Cluster, Open source, twitter

Twitter has this month confirmed that it will take now make a positive and concrete contribution to the open source community by acting as an official sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Reports suggest that this could be the first of several moves toward open source by Twitter as the...


April 19, 2012  11:35 AM

A cloud computing fairy tale

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing

Once upon a time, (in December 2011 actually) Citrix Systems acquired Cloud.com and its CloudStack software infrastructure platform. Citrix loved its citizens and said that CloudStack should be free and open for all the...


April 18, 2012  10:13 AM

Red Hat: can Microsoft culture perform “radical shift” to open source?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Microsoft, Red Hat

Red Hat is not backward about coming forward with its opinions in the open source arena these days. I recently reported on the company's work with OpenShift and I left out most the comments made about some of the other vendors during briefings in London at...


April 17, 2012  12:51 PM

Hybrid cloud’s big question: will it blend?

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

California-based Eucalyptus Systems has coined a new term to describe part of the developer's imperative to now help move and migrate (some) cloud computing driven applications from public cloud infrastructures


April 16, 2012  6:57 AM

MSFT Office, OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice.org & now Calligra-Suite.org

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
office, Open source

In the wake of what has been claimed to be leaked screenshots of Microsoft Office 2014 and the continued growth of both OpenOffice and its LibreOffice fork, there is still more choice out there in the...


April 13, 2012  12:15 PM

TOWIOSE: The Only Way Is OpenStack Essex

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Canonical, Cloud Computing, Open source, OpenStack, Rackspace, Ubuntu

The OpenStack open source cloud operating system project has this month blinged over to its fifth version known affectionately as the "Essex" release. Essex is said to be the first fully-functional version of OpenStack to ship with its dashboard management portal and identity authentication...


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