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September 29, 2011  9:47 AM

Rumble in the jungle: Ubuntu app developer portal opens

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, Open data, Open source, Ubuntu

Open source operating system company Ubuntu has sent out the house warming invites to celebrate the launch of its new application developer portal at http://developer.ubuntu.com/ -- the website is intended to provide tools and support to help programmers...

September 23, 2011  2:03 PM

The Windows 8 Linux lock out conundrum

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux, Red Hat, Security, Windows

Discussion has been rife this week after Red Hat's Matthew Garrett made his venturesome comments over Windows 8 and its possible move to lock out support for dual boot installations of Linux on PCs.

Garrett's comments were made in light of the Windows 8 super-engineered booting...


September 7, 2011  2:14 PM

Red Hat: Java now on firm path for the cloud

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

Open source raconteur and Red Hat senior director of middleware engineering Mark Little has laid down some defining comments as to the current state of Java EE7 Enterprise Edition. Speaking to a US-based software developer web site, Little has hinted that Java EE7 is a real "milestone release" and...


September 5, 2011  12:41 PM

Hacking Kernel.org Linux sorts the script kiddies from the developers

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Hackers, kernel, Linux

Not for the first time in its illustrious history, hackers recently chanced their collective arm by launching an attack on the Kernel.org Linux repository last month. The offensive used a Trojan in an attempt to ultimately make changes to the source code of the Linux kernel itself. Quite why...


September 1, 2011  11:47 AM

Red Hat make heap big customer portal pow wow

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux, Open source, Red Hat, RHEL

Red Hat has gathered the tribe (sorry, I mean users) under the auspices of a new discussion pow wow (sorry, I mean the Red Hat Customer Portal) to enable the tribal elders and young squaws (sorry, I mean community) to lay down battle plans for the next age of development (sorry, I mean discuss...


August 25, 2011  9:01 AM

Microsoft’s Chinese cloud is cross-platform flavoured

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
China, cloud, Linux, Microsoft, Open source

Microsoft's recent agreement with China Standard Software (CS2C) sees the companies poised to jointly develop and sell "solutions" for the booming cloud-computing market in China. According to Microsoft's press statement, the "mixed source" solutions stemming from this collaboration will be built...


August 22, 2011  9:27 AM

The dawn of Linux: “it’s just a hobby, it won’t be big and professional”

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux KERNEL

As we are celebrating 20 years of Linux this week, it seems only fitting to highlight a few milestones in the life of what has come to be (for many people) a very important piece of software development. This link will take you to some...


August 19, 2011  11:32 AM

Linux Foundation eases open source licensing woes

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
License management, Linux, Open source

The Linux Foundation has a truly altruistic stance and openly states that its remit is to serve as a neutral spokesperson for Linux and to "generate original research and content" that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. As such, the foundation sponsors a number of working groups who...


August 18, 2011  9:11 AM

Shrek’s swamp built on a Red Hat cloud at DreamWorks

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, Red Hat, Virtualisation

Yesterday saw the beta launch of Red Hat's Enterprise Virtualization version 3.0 offering. The company says that it has worked with industry partners to help establish the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) to promote Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) as an open alternative to proprietary...


August 12, 2011  10:37 AM

Linuxcon 2011: Linus Torvalds, hockey & maple syrup, in that order

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
IBM, Linux

Linuxcon 2011 is hosted in the Canadian city of Vancouver next week starting on August 17 through to the 19th of the month. After attendees have rolled into town, feasted on Maple Syrup and Moosehead beer while watching hockey and listening to Celine Dion (because that's what you do in Canada...


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