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  • Canonical CEO: Ubuntu wants to power everything from smartphones to the cloud

    Canonical is the UK-based company behind the Debian-based Linux OS Ubuntu. It's CEO, Jane Silber, talks about her transition to the CEO post, the company's past, and its plans for spreading Ubuntu everywhere from the cloud to tablets to smartphones.

  • OpenStack - Why democracy beats dictatorship in the cloud

    It is two and a half years since Rackspace and NASA launched the OpenStack infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing project, and since then the community has grown from 20 developers and 15,000 lines of software to 600 developers and 600,000 lines of software.

  • Five ways you can extend your current storage gear

    Recent flooding in Thailand has affected many hard drive manufacturers, resulting in price hikes for hard drives of as much as 50 to 100 percent. How long this will last is unclear, but in the meantime, you can postpone new purchases of storage gear by implementing these methods to help reduce unnecessary files, reduce the space used on the system, and allow for expansion with existing systems.

  • Windows 7 won't spur rush to virtual desktops

    Microsoft is pushing desktop virtualisation as a way of making Windows 7 play nicely with old applications, especially those written for Windows XP. So now that the technology has been "blessed" by Microsoft, should we expect a desktop virtualisation boom?

  • The future of MySQL in a post-Sun world

    Now that Oracle holds the keys to the MySQL copyright, the question remains: What does the future hold for the popular open source database - and the organisations that rely on it?

  • Will Windows 7 spread desktop virtualisation?

    Microsoft is pushing desktop virtualisation as a way of making Windows 7 play nicely with old applications, especially those written for Windows XP. So now that the technology has been "blessed" by Microsoft, can the industry brace for a desktop virtualisation boom? Probably not, most experts agree.

  • Smartbook: the ultimate evolution of the netbook?

    The netbook promises convenience and capability in a small, lightweight, and generally inexpensive package, and the concept of a smartbook goes even further: a handy dandy combination of smartphone and notebook.

  • Ten free open source programs to treasure

    Want to know the best 10 free open source products? Here's a pretty good list

  • Why Rock was doomed

    News that Sun has axed its Rock server chip product shouldn't have come as a surprise according to analysts - it was doomed from the outset.

  • Who wants a WiMax handheld device?

    You'd think people would be excited by the idea of WiMax in the pocket. Here's the reasons why analysts expect the Mtube won't travel well outside Taiwan.

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