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  • Michael Dell: On SDNs and networking for the masses

    Dell is synonymous with home and business PCs, and data center servers. Yet Dell also has an ambitious software-defined networking activity underway called the Open Networking Initiative, where it partners with SDN software companies like Cumulus Networks and Big Switch Networks to bundle operating systems and applications on Dell switches.

  • 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.

  • The last days of Unix?

    Unix, the core server operating system in enterprise networks for decades, now finds itself in a slow, inexorable decline. IDC predicts that Unix server revenue will slide from $10.2 billion in 2012 to $8.7 billion in 2017, and Gartner sees Unix market share slipping from 16% in 2012 to 9% in 2017.

  • Unix pioneers remember the good times

    We caught up with the pioneers who brought us the Unix operating system and asked them to share some memories of the early days of Unix development.

  • The 19 generations of computer programmers

    If you're searching for a fountain of youth, the easiest way to get that feeling of continual rebirth is to hang around a few tech product launches. Every new rollout comes with the fresh, unabashed feeling that this has never been done before. Ever.

  • Despite a tough year, Intel and HP push ahead on Itanium

    It has been a rough stretch for Itanium. HP and its customers were startled after Oracle abruptly announced its intent to discontinue software development on HP's Itanium servers. But neither HP nor Intel has backed away from Itanium, and last week's announcements appear to affirm that.

  • Kaspersky's exploit-proof OS leaves security experts skeptical

    While there is a need for a more secure operating system for industrial control systems, experts say a US-built OS would be preferred

  • 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

  • Windows Server 2012 embraces the data centre

    Microsoft has taken its server OS a giant step forward with Tuesday's release of Windows Server 2012, making this version the first that can be controlled remotely so it is more suitable for data centers.

  • Google Bouncer beaten at Black Hat 2012

    Google implemented its Bouncer technology in February for Google Play (formerly Android Market) to check apps submitted by Android developers for any traces of malicious code. This week at the Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas, security firm Trustwave explained how it's possible to circumvent the Google Bouncer security check.

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