If your company runs multiple hypervisors than Convirture's beta of its open-source virtualization management program, ConVirt Enterprise Cloud, which will add VMware to its KVM and Xen capabilities may be just what you need.
Piston has debuted Airframe, a free version of its enterprise OpenStack cloud platform distribution that includes all of the core components of the platform including compute, storage and networking but not the high availability, zero downtime, professional support offered with the enterprise subscription.
Welcome to the next logical step in the world of patent warfare: mutually assured destruction.
When did Apple get so frightened of Android that it decided to try to sue the competition into the ground instead of competing with them in the marketplace?
Get real! It's bad enough that you're going to have to deal with Windows 8 on new PCs, why ask for misery on your old PC?
Microsoft insists that it has built robust support for ODF 1.2 and PDF in Office 2013. It has offered support for ODF 1.1 in the last rev of Office but 1.2 support is said to offer better support for spreadsheet formulas. The next version of Office is due to launch later this year. How will OpenOffice backers respond with Microsoft Open XML support?
Office 2013 will, after years, finally fully support Open Document Format, Adobe's PDF, and, oh yes, Microsoft's own Open XML document standard.
Red Hat, the Linux giant, has at long last decided to throw its full support behind OpenStack.
Red Hat today made available a preview version of its much anticipated OpenStack cloud distribution based on Enterprise Linux 6 and announced that a fully supported OpenStack distribution will ship in 2013.
SCO, the company that started the Linux lawsuit madness, is now in Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but the Linux intellectual property FUD lives on.
Microsoft is insisting that users and vendors do things its way with Windows 8 and some of them aren't going to take it anymore.
GNOME is continuing to lose supporters as now part of the Linux Mint programming team start working on a fork of the GNOME file manger, Nautilus.
Red Hat announced the release of its Deltacloud 1.0 API last week and insisted that a truly open cloud requires open APIs as well as open source cloud platforms such as OpenStack. Like its sibling CloudForms platform, Red Hat's homegrown Deltacloud API (a project now hosted by the Apache Software Foundation) is repositioned as a tool for building an open hybrid cloud
Android is great on smartphones and tablets, but it could work on the desktop? One critical missing part has been multi-user support, but thanks to clues in the code we now know that multi-user Android support is on its way.
A leading GNOME developer thinks the once popular Linux/Unix desktop interface has lost its way.
As it prepares to release its Windows-enhanced MySQL 5.6 database, Oracle announced late last week a number of downloadable migration tools to ease the process of converting from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL, including data conversion, Excel and Windows installer tools.
As Microsoft's partners and fans edge away from Windows 8 on the desktop, it's time to re-consider the alternatives.
Google launched Android 4.1 on the Asus-developed (but Google branded) Nexus 7 in part to reassure OEMs that they will be treated equally in the aftermath of its Motorola Mobility purchase. Maybe Google really did spend $12 plus billion for the Motorola patents, but users are still awaiting the more full featured iPad2 killer from Google. Will it be Jelly Bean on Motorola's Xoom?.
For the first time, Microsoft has publicly gotten a company using Linux servers to say that they've signed a Linux patent licensing deal, but it's far from the first time that Microsoft has convinced Linux-using businesses into paying for Linux.
UPDATED: Through the years, Dell has had an on-and-off relation with Linux. It looks like they’ve kissed and made up, judging by the pair of new high-end laptops running Red Hat Enterprise that Dell unveiled today. These systems will be available worldwide.