Sun Breaks Through Clouds, Acquires Q-Layer

Jan 08, 2009

Sun Microsystems has acquired Belgian company Q-Layer, which specializes in cloud computing.

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Retro 10.0 Brings Forth on Many OSs and Browsers

Jan 06, 2009

Retro, the free implementation of a minimalist dialect of Forth, is now available in version 10.0.

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25c3 Introduces Open Source Tool for PLC Monitoring

Dec 30, 2008

Two French developers have introduced a configuration software for Intellon-based Power Line Communication devices (PLC) at the 25c3 in Berlin. Simultaneously, the developers declared the software, called Faifa, as Open Source.

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Splashtop Insyde BIOS

Dec 18, 2008

Splashtop manufacturer DeviceVM and the Taiwanese Firmware and BIOS producer Insyde have entered into a joint developer partnership.

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“Hello World”- Greetings from 64Bit Wine

Dec 15, 2008

This year's release of version 1.0 of the free runtime environment Wine is a milestone in itself. Developer Maarten Lankhorst has set another (experimental) stepping stone by getting the first 64Bit Windows program to run.

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Can Replacing Linux with Windows Save Millions?

Dec 09, 2008

A Microsoft study once more tries to prove that a company is clearly better off with Windows as its platform. Our colleagues at the Australian iTWire Magazine have reported back with an analysis to dispute that claim.

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Bazaar 1.10 Integrates Shelve/Unshelve

Dec 09, 2008

Bazaar, the open source distributed version control system software has been released in version 1.10.

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Why Can't Computers Just Work All the Time?

Dec 04, 2008

The feud between Minix inventor and operating system czar Andrew W. Tanenbaum and Linux Torvalds is legendary in the OS world. Before Linux there was Minix. Torvalds used to be a Minix user who set up his first Linux version in 1991 on Professor Tanenbaum’s operating system. Mr. Tanenbaum has now agreed to write a guest editorial for Linux Magazine. His opinion has not changed over the years: Linux (and Windows) are “unreliable.”

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