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  • A first look at Windows 8 - the OS for everything

    The first public beta for Windows 8 is expected to be released in February, but we've been testing pre-beta code in our lab. Our overall impression is that Windows 8 represents an aggressive effort by Microsoft to deliver a single OS that runs just about everywhere and takes on all of Microsoft's key rivals.

  • Four strange places to find open source

    Open source is about more than code: it's about unlocking all possibilities. Here are four unusual projects made possible by open source.

  • 15 essential open source tools for Windows administrators

    Microsoft offers great tools for enhancing your server-side experience, but open source has impressive options as well.

  • Learn the basics of PostgreSQL

    PostgreSQL is a first rate, enterprise-worthy open source RDBMS (relational database management system) that compares very favorably to high-priced closed-source commercial databases. Databases are complex, tricksy beasts full of pitfalls. In this two-part crash course, we'll get a new PostgreSQL database up and running with elegant ease, and learn important fundamentals.

  • Web hosting battle: Linux PHP vs Windows ASP.NET

    There are three major web development platforms, all of which have advantages and disadvantages which can impact which platform is best suited for the user's application. Of the three, the most controversy is between Microsoft ASP.NET and Linux PHP.

  • Microsoft to support iPhone, Android, Windows and Linux

    Steve Ballmer and crew aren't going to miss a moneymaking opportunity, even if that means managing iPhones, iPads, Androids and, yes, even Linux computers.

  • Top open source office suites: OpenOffice vs LibreOffice

    Dueling open source alternatives to Microsoft Office match word processors, spreadsheets and much more, which one should you choose?

  • Open source virtualisation technology to watch

    In addition to the commercial products, there is a vibrant open source virtualisation ecosystem that CIOs can consider for public and private cloud infrastructure.

  • Oracle to continue supporting Lustre

    While a number of small companies have been ramping up support for a file system called Lustre that Oracle acquired in its Sun Microsystems purchase earlier this year, Oracle itself has no plans to abandon the technology, a company executive told the IDG News Service in an interview.

  • Four reasons to ditch OpenOffice for LibreOffice

    The Document Foundation on Sunday announced the availability of the first release candidate of LibreOffice, marking the approach of the first stable version of the brand-new open source productivity suite.

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