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Kernel.org Back After Security Breach

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 04, 2011

After over a month since Kernel.org's security breach was announced (and subsequently taken off-line), the Kernel.org website has been brought back on-line.

Microsoft / SUSE Linux Deal Extended until 2016

by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 03, 2011 1

SUSE, formally part of Novell, has renewed its interoperability agreement with Microsoft for five more years. This agreement includes a 100 million investment in “new SUSE Linux Enterprise certificates”. And like the last agreement it raises more questions than answers.

Adrian Cole Announces JClouds 1.0 Release

by Rick Hightower on  Jul 27, 2011

The goal of the new JClouds 1.0 release is to provide a common interface for managing compute nodes and storage nodes across many vendors, providers, frameworks and APIs from IaaS to PaaS, says JClouds founder Adrian Cole.

GPU.NET 2.0 Brings HPC to Linux and Mac

by Abel Avram on  Jul 23, 2011

GPU.NET 2.0 supports Mono, enabling building and deploying computational intensive applications for Linux and Mac OS X along the already supported Windows.

Targeting the GPU with GPU.NET

by Abel Avram on  Dec 03, 2010

GPU.NET is a managed solution integrated with Visual Studio 2010 for .NET developers and aimed at creating calculation intensive applications for GPU.

Red Hat Expands its Cloud Strategy

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Aug 31, 2010 1

Last week, Red Hat released a comprehensive Cloud strategy aiming at increasing interoperability between Clouds and portability of applications from one Cloud to another. Red Hat also submitted its APIs to the Apache DeltaCloud initiative.

Do We Need LAMP as PaaS in the Cloud?

by Abel Avram on  May 29, 2010 8

LAMP has been a major platform for the Internet, but current cloud offerings do not seem to include LAMP as PaaS. Is LAMP needed in a cloud computing world?

Debian Installer 6.0 Alpha 1: Ext4 Support, Installs "Recommended" Packages

by Michael Prokop on  Feb 26, 2010

The Debian project plans to release a new stable version of its universal operating system, Debian 6.0 (codenamed "Squeeze"), this year. As part of this release, the Debian installer team recently announced the first alpha release of the installer for Debian 6.0. One of the most notable changes to APT is that Squeeze installs packages from the "recommends" section by default.

Puppet: Ruby-based Server Management Automation Suite

by Carlos Armas on  Feb 22, 2010

The team at Reductive Labs recently announced the release of version 0.25.2 of Puppet, the open source Ruby-based configuration management and automation tool for Linux and Unix servers. In this software bug-fix release, 123 open tickets were closed, and the developers claim a reduced memory footprint, improved error reporting, threading, and lock contention (a source of reported system hangs).

Dynamic Language Roundup: Python's GIL Gets Overhauled but not Removed, Squeak Comes to Android

by Werner Schuster on  Jan 24, 2010 1

The Unladen Swallow project that aims to speed up Python has proposed to be merged into mainstream Python. One of Unladen Swallow's goals was to remove the GIL; a new implementation of Python's GIL by Antoine Pitrou will be fairer and less intrusive on multicore CPUs. Also: Squeak Smalltalk has been ported to Android.

Moonlight 2.0 Comes with a New Covenant

by Abel Avram on  Dec 23, 2009 2

Moonlight 2.0 (final version) comes with a promise from Microsoft to help the developing of Moonlight 3 and 4, and a new MS Covenant to end users protecting them from patent infringement by using Moonlight.

Chrome News: Mac and Linux Beta, Extensions and Web Sockets

by Abel Avram on  Dec 10, 2009

Google Chrome’s latest additions are: Chrome Beta for Max and Linux, Extensions for Windows and Linux, and Web Sockets.

Miguel de Icaza’s Keynote at Monospace

by Abel Avram on  Oct 29, 2009 3

Michael Cote, aka RedMonk, has provided an audio recording of Miguel de Icaza’s keynote at Monospace. Miguel talked about Mono’s history, some plans for the future, Silverlight, and he gave a demo of building a Linux appliance.

Intel Is Porting Silverlight to Moblin, a Linux OS

by Abel Avram on  Sep 24, 2009

Intel has showcased IIS Smooth Streaming running on Windows 7 but also on a Moblin device based on their Atom processor on September 23rd during Intel Development Forum 2009. This indicates an effort to port Silverlight to Linux separate than Moonlight.

Microsoft Is Still Committed to Maintain the Linux Drivers It Has Contributed

by Abel Avram on  Sep 15, 2009

Greg Kroah-Hartman has written recently that Microsoft is not validating the Linux kernel patches he has submitted. Sam Ranji assures us that Microsoft has been busy testing those 200 patches.

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