Linux/Open Source


What to Expect in Linux’s 21st Year

Three key moves for Linux this year will impact enterprise IT.

Q&A: An Introduction to the Scala Programming Language

We explore what the Scala programming language can do for your organization with the language’s inventor.

Cloud Computing: We’ve Only Just Begun

In 2011, enterprises acknowledged that cloud is in their future. What will 2012 bring to help companies feel more secure in adopting the cloud platform?

Cisco and Citrix Join Forces for Desktop Virtualization

A new push by partners Cisco and Citrix might encourage IT organizations to take a serious look at desktop virtualization.

IBM's New z114: A Most Affordable Big Iron Solution

The new zEnterprise really does comprise Big Blue's most mainstream mainframe release to date. At $75,000, it's certainly the cheapest.

Apache Software Foundation Will Develop OpenOffice

Accepts Oracle's contribution of OpenOffice.org source code.



Q&A: Tackling "Big Data" Challenges

How big is big data, and how can you get it under control?

LibreOffice 3.3 Breaks From Oracle with New Release

The Document Foundation today released LibreOffice 3.3, calling it the first "stable release" of the free, open source productivity suite.

Big Iron in a Class by Itself

What’s the most reliable server operating platform of them all? If you answered z/OS, you’re right. The rest of the tally might surprise you, however.

Survey Reaffirms Mainframe's Staying Power

IT shops are holding steady on the mainframe. A new survey from BMC also examines how IT shops are employing systems and how workloads are growing.

Report: Novell To Sell Itself in Two Parts

The New York Post reported Wednesday morning that Novell has agreed to "a deal in principle" to sell itself in two separate parts to two separate buyers.

IBM Refreshes System P Line with POWER7-based Products

Big Blue's refresh includes the gargantuan POWER 795, which it pits against top-shelf systems from HP and Oracle.

Mainframes: Lifting the Hood on zEnterprise

zEnterprise services 125 different capacity settings, but small mainframe shops may be best served by IBM's existing z10 BC system

Updated Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse Aimed at Java Jocks

Oracle has released an update of its Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g, extending its support to more Fusion Middleware components, Eclipse 3.6 "Helios" release and Java EE tools

Microsoft Lays Out "Open Cloud" Vision

Microsoft used the occasion of the open source conference last month to advance its vision of an open cloud by breaking it down into four basic principles.

Enhancements to Open Source Java Content Management System Aimed at Enterprise

New version of dotCMS sports a totally re-built user interface as well as a number of enterprise-grade enhancements.

Should Free Tools Be Used to Stretch IT's Budget?

What role can -- and should -- free tools play in an IT environment?

Q&A: The Hybrid, Multi-tenant Cloud

When should enterprises consider public and private clouds, and what should they consider when deploying the technology?

Microsoft Throws in the Towel on IA-64

Microsoft's decision to drop support for Intel's Itanium chip was anticlimactic. Nevertheless, it's the kind of non-event Itanium fans couldn't have envisioned a decade ago.