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Open source news roundup

April 9th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

Microsoft gets new open source chief Sam Ramji will now be running Microsoft’s worldwide open source and Linux team (roughly 120 people and counting). Ramji has been the director of Microsoft’s open source software lab. In this new role, he’ll continue to oversee the lab but also take on a more strategic role within the […]

HP's Mini-Note PC to ship with Linux

April 9th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Hoping to steal a little of the limelight from the already popular ASUS eee PC, HP has released its own sub-notebook. The 2133 Mini-Note PC ships with VIA’s C7-M processor, clocked at up to 1.6GHz. The lightweight notebook sports up to 2GB of 667MHz DDR 2 memory on board, and a choice of 120GB or […]

Open source news roundup

April 7th, 2008 | 5 Comments » Tags: , ,

Open source will take over – Gartner Famously conservative, IT analyst Gartner has finally revised its predictions on open source software and now says that by “2012, more than 90 percent of enterprises will use open source in direct or embedded forms”. In a report, The State of Open Source 2008, Gartner says that even […]

Monday news roundup

March 17th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Users praise Firefox 3.0’s speed Google launches open source code browser Zend Technologies Releases Zend Framework 1.5 Linux fanboy hacks Beeb iPlayer again Hackers claim iPhone 2.0 breakthrough

The week's most popluar posts

March 15th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Too much to read? Then catch up with just the highlights. These are the Tectonic stories that everyone else is talking about this week. Back up Linux with ease We’re not particularly fond of backing up our data. It’s time consuming and frustrating. BackerUpper, however, makes this onerous task just a little bit easier. Mint, […]

News roundup

March 12th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 Beta now available – Internetnews Gnome 2.2 now available, planned for Ubuntu 8.04, RHEL 6, SLES 11 – ZDNEt blogs Free Software Supporter – Issue 1, March 2008 – GNU mailing list Microsoft Buys Kidaro and Desktop Virtualization Position – eWeek

News wrap: ThinkPad X300, Adobe's Air for Linux

February 26th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

We’ve written about the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 before and today the ultra-thin notebook was released. Today Adobe also announced that it was already preparing a Linux version of its Air framework for developing Internet applications.