Friday, June 6th, 2014

HP to Invest $1 billion in Open Cloud Services

The company has pledged to invest $1 billion in open cloud products and services over the next two years, along with community-driven, open-source cloud technologies. “Just as the community spread the adoption of Linux in the enterprise, we believe OpenStack will do the same for the cloud,” said Hewlett-Packard CEO and President Meg Whitman, in […]

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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Seven Out Of Ten People Don’t Use Microsoft Office Anymore

If your usage is not much, use LibreOffice and save on your licensing costs. If new data are true, Microsofthas a big problem. According to a study done by SoftWatch, seven out of 10 employees don’t use Microsoft Office to any extent. The three-month study involved 148,500 employees at 51 global firms. SoftWatch found that  most employees […]

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Is Ubuntu affected by Heartbleed ?

The Short answer is No. Ubuntu was patched on 7th April 2014 and the bug was widely reported on 8th April, 2014. If you are using other operating systems,  you need to worry. Especially if its non-Linux based. Read More: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Dear-Ubuntu-Users-Stop-Saying-the-Ubuntu-Is-Unprotected-Against-the-Heartbleed-Exploit-437846.shtml The Heartbleed vulnerability that was discovered just last week took the world by surprise, but […]

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Monday, April 21st, 2014

UK’s security branch says Ubuntu most secure end-user OS

The Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG), the group within the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) that assesses operating systems and software for security issues, has found that while no end-user operating system is as secure as they’d like it to be, Ubuntu 12.04 is the best of the lot. In late 2013, the CESG looked at […]

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Thunderbird: Sending emails in the background

Mozilla Thunderbird is one of the most powerful email clients. However I used to find that it used to keep the active window open while sending emails. This was a bit irritating specially if the email has large attachments. On searching for background send, I found that the feature exists but doesn’t show up in […]

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Monday, February 24th, 2014

Demand for Linux Skills Rises with Cloud Computing

Demand for people with Linux skills is increasing, a trend that appears to follow a shift in server sales. Cloud infrastructure, including Amazon Web Service, is largely Linux based, and cloud services’ overall growth is increasing Linux server deployments. As many as 30% of all servers shipped this year will be cloud services providers, according […]

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Thursday, February 20th, 2014

GoGrid Wants to be Open Source Option to Amazon’s Cloud Databases

GoGrid CEO John Keagy says if an organization wants to use a true open source database, like MongoDB, Basho’s Riak, Hadoop or Cassandra, Amazon is not the place to go. “We want to be an open source alternative,” he says. “If you’re not worried about lock-in then use (AWS). If you’re an enterprise that wants […]

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Salesforce going OpenStack?

You gotta love it when one vendor helpfully announces what another vendor’s plans. That’s what apparently happened Monday when Rackspace Chairman and co-founder Graham Weston was quoted in the Wall Street Journal’s CIO blog  saying that Salesforce.com would start running OpenStack’s open-source cloud technology. Read More: http://gigaom.com/2013/12/17/salesforce-com-will-adopt-openstack-says-rackspace/

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Thursday, November 28th, 2013

OpenStack Keen On Indian Market

OpenStack, a non-profit organization promoting open source cloud computing software, wants to increase its presence in India. The organization has formed a three -pronged strategy—launching new products and features, tapping organizations deploying cloud computing, and training the vast channel base of its alliance partners who have a strong presence in the country. Mark Collier, COO, […]

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Friday, November 8th, 2013

Amazing OpenStack statistics from user survey

US Number 1 Country, India Number 2! Ubuntu No 1 OS. KVM Number 1 Hypervisor.

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Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Tax-funded software must be made open source

The administration of the Swiss canton of Bern has decided that, in principle, software developed by or for public administrations should be made freely available. Using open source software helps to reduce the canton’s dependence on software vendors and in the long-term will reduce ICT costs, the Bern administration writes on 23 October. It has […]

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Intel teams up with Arduino to promote open-source hardware community

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich announced today that the world’s biggest chip manufacturer will collaborate with open-source hardware platform Arduino. Together, they will work to foster innovation in the “maker” and educational communities. Krzanich, speaking at the Maker Faire in Rome, Italy, also introduced the Galileo development board that will become the foundation of open […]

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Monday, October 7th, 2013

Paypal has rebuilt Netflix’s cloud-management system for OpenStack

Netflix has developed s Asgard, a web interface that lets engineers and developers manage their AWS infrastructure using a GUI rather than a command line. Netflix Asgard is open source. Paypal a big user of OpenStack has ported Asgard to OpenStack. Read More: http://gigaom.com/2013/10/02/paypal-has-rebuilt-netflixs-cloud-management-system-for-openstack/

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Friday, August 16th, 2013

Building the open source laptop

This machine isn’t your standard corporate-issue device, but a machine that from top to bottom is open in its design. Every component in Huang’s laptop, known as the Novena, is open. Datasheets describing the design and workings of each component – from the motherboard, through to the ports and various processors – is documented and […]

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Monday, August 5th, 2013

Intel’s First ‘Open-Source PC’ on Sale for $199

Intel has shipped its first “open source PC,” a bare-bones computer aimed at software developers building x86 applications and hobbyists looking to construct their own computer. The PC, called the MinnowBoard, is basically a motherboard with no casing around it. It was codeveloped by Intel and CircuitCo Electronics, a company that specializes in open-source motherboards, […]

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Thursday, July 25th, 2013

IBM partners with Open Source Cloud Foundry

IBM is backing Cloud Foundry the Open Source PaaS platform. By teaming up with Pivotal and Cloud Foundry, IBM wants to help developers focus on getting apps to the cloud without having to worry about whether the underlying technology will be compatible. The first product of the IBM-Pivotal partnership is IBM WebSphere Liberty, a lightweight […]

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Monday, April 29th, 2013

The Microsoft lock-in strategy: catch them young

The recent controversy about the AICTE offering about 7.5 million Office 365 accounts in Indian technical education institutions is based on the A2 plan, which Microsoft is offering free of cost. But then, what is the catch? Reaad More.

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Open Source is taking over the software world

From:  http://www.slideshare.net/blackducksoftware/the-2013-future-of-open-source-survey-results Black Duck and North Bridge announce the results of the seventh annual Future of Open Source Survey. The 2013 survey represents the insights of more than 800 respondents – the largest in the survey’s history – from both non-vendor and vendor communities.

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

The biggest cloud app of all: Netflix

Netflix, the popular video-streaming service that takes up a third of all internet traffic during peak traffic hours isn’t just the single largest internet traffic service. Netflix, without doubt, is also the largest pure cloud service. Netflix, with more than a billion video delivery instances per month, is the largest cloud application in the world. At the Linux Foundation’s Linux […]

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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Raspberry Pi available in India

Was happy to see the Rasberry Pi available in India. Broadcom  700MHz  processor 512MB RAM Boots from SD card, running a version of the Linux operating system (supplied separately) 10/100 BaseT Ethernet socket HDMI video socket 2 x USB 2.0 sockets RCA composite video socket SD card socket Powered from microUSB socket 3.5mm audio out […]

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