Open Source Insider:

November, 2016


November 24, 2016  10:45 AM

Steam offers open platform Virtual Reality (VR) headset compatibility

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

The team behind the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) consortium has detailed news of a forthcoming Steam update that will accommodate for open platform Virtual Reality (VR) content. The result of the new openness should mean that all games on...

November 21, 2016  11:36 AM

Ubuntu-based Zorin OS 12 Linux, ‘aping’ Windows?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Could Windows every become open source? To be honest, although that discussion is fun to have, it's really not on the cards right now or up for discussion. This was the avowed verbalisation made by more than one of the senior Microsoft developer division employees at the firm's recent Connect ()...


November 20, 2016  11:47 AM

Minoca, it’s ‘another’ lightweight OS for IoT

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

The world does not yet have enough operating systems, it appears. The current proliferation of new OSs is, in part perhaps, due to the emergence of the Internet of Things and the race to try and...


November 16, 2016  5:53 PM

Loves spreads, new Microsoft SQL Server now previewed on Ubuntu

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

It's a good week for open source, Google has joined the .NET steering group inside the independent .NET Foundation and Microsoft has joined the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member. The list of open announcements this week emanating from Microsoft is so expansive that we will break it out into a...


November 15, 2016  7:09 PM

Microsoft drives open AI, ups Azure cloud layers & is hot for bots

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

On  the very eve itself of Microsoft's third major developer event this year -- Connect() 2016 in New York -- the firm has taken another directly open stride in its Artificial Intelligence (AI) efforts. Microsoft has announced  a new partnership with OpenAI,...


November 12, 2016  8:06 AM

Redis gets smart, introduces machine learning module

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Redis Labs has introduced a new open source project called Redis-ML, the Redis Module for Machine Learning.

The Redis brand itself is known for Redis... an...


November 3, 2016  10:03 AM

Sporty little number, Hazelcast Striim Hot Cache 13

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Open source in-memory data grid (IMDG) company Hazelcast has worked with Striim (sounds like 'stream', get it?), a provider of end-to-end real-time data integration and streaming analytics to announce Hazelcast Striim Hot Cache.


November 2, 2016  3:58 PM

Hard ‘committals’, Microsoft open sources cloud hardware

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

As we know, the open source community contribution model of software application development and programming revolves around the community at the centre and its ability to augment, extend and sometimes even skew or fork the central code base in whichever repository it resides in. This is 'easy' in...


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