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  • Red Hat, Xen, Java, Cloudera software support ready for 64-bit ARM

    There's been a lot of talk from hardware vendors about 64-bit ARM servers, but without software the fledgling platform won't get very far. Several big vendors made announcements this week that show software support is on its way.

  • 5 key forces driving open source today

    From the rise of foundations to emerging revenue models, the open source movement is primed for even greater impact on tomorrow's technologies

  • After Stuxnet, a rush to find bugs in industrial systems

    Kevin Finisterre isn't the type of person you expect to see in a nuclear power plant. With a beach ball-sized Afro, aviator sunglasses and a self-described "swagger," he looks more like Clarence Williams from the '70s TV show "The Mod Squad" than an electrical engineer.

  • Red Hat - The virtualisation path less travelled

    To update an old IT saying about IBM and job security, few IT managers may get fired for choosing VMware to virtualise their infrastructure. VMware, after all, is the safe bet: the company currently enjoys 80% of the server-side virtualisation market, according to IDC.

  • Microsoft's 5 biggest weaknesses

    For all its success as the world's biggest maker of PC operating systems and office programs, Microsoft's position as the dominant provider of software to consumers is at risk. Here are five reasons why.

  • Open source Facebook alternatives

    Facebook claims to have more than 400 million active users. In fact, according to web analytics firm Alexa, only Google is a more popular site. So, with all that going for it, why are so many users unhappy, with one poll showing that more than half of Facebook users are thinking about leaving?

  • 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?

  • Overlooked online threats

    There's the danger you know, and then there's the danger you don't know.

  • Microsoft vs. Google: The empire strikes back

    It can't be easy being Ray Ozzie. Microsoft's chief software architect is just 18 months into the job as Bill Gates' handpicked successor, yet depending on whom you ask, his tenure will either signal a bold new era for the company or mark the beginning of its terminal decline.

  • 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.





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