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  • Hardware losses doomed Sun but Linux hurt too

    Sun's hardware losses were the primary cause of its decline and subsequent purchase by Oracle, but lack of foresight in Linux and opensource market along with many Sun missteps contributed to its downfall. 

  • Virtualization options for enterprise Linux

    KVM is taking over as the top ranked virtualization option for Linux, despite some of its stability shortcomings compared to Xen. Learn about virtualization options for Linux including container-based and desktop virtualization and where they are app... 

  • MySQL fears dominate open source reaction to Oracle-Sun deal

    The Oracle-Sun deal hit the wire on Monday, sending a shock wave through the open source community. Many users are fearful of MySQL support under Oracle, while the Linux Foundation and Canonical see the move as proof that open source is a major playe... 

  • Ubuntu 9.04 releases improve user experience and enable cloud computing

    Canonical announced the release of Ubuntu 9.04 server edition and desktop edition with a focus on improved user experience. The server edition includes increased cloud capabilities and improvements in some key applications for mail and other common i... 

  • Is SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 worth the upgrade?

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 has been released with a few new features that may make upgrading attractive. Find out what's new in the Enterprise Server and Desktop editions, and learn whether or not the features make the upgrade worthwhile for your compa... 

  • Samba 4 beta offers platform choice to data centers

    When released, Samba 4 beta will fully emulate Active Directory, giving mixed data centers total flexibility in running Linux, Unix or Windows servers. Samba 4 is being developed in conjunction with updates to Samba 3. Some data centers may find that... 

  • Ubuntu 9.04 aims for increased data center use

    Ubuntu 9.04 includes updates to virtualization, and cloud computing enhancements are expected with next release. Along with these improvements, anticipated Hewlett-Packard and other hardware certifications are expected to boost adoption. The Linux di... 

  • Linux community responds to Microsoft lawsuit against TomTom

    On Thursday, February 26, Microsoft announced that it had filed a suit against GPS manufacturer TomTom for patent violations. This spread fear in the Linux community that Microsoft may be making good on its two-year-old threat to sue open source sof... 

  • Red Hat breaks $500 million in 2008

    Red Hat's president and CEO, Jim Whitehurst, quietly announced this week that the company had broken the $500 million mark in 2008, a first for an open source company. Should the company's success be taken as a sign of the maturation of open source, ... 

  • Vyatta offers third open source-based network appliance in 2008

    Vyatta has introduced its third networking appliance in less than nine months, each with more power and features than its predecessor. The open source "alternative to Cisco" is fighting for market-share. The new Vyatta 2502 router and security networ...