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ANALYSIS Google's recent move to limit the use of its APIs in Chrome, such as Chrome sync and Click to Call, appears to be driven by the launch of Microsoft's Edge browser based on the open-source version of Chrome, known as Chromium.

Published in Open Source

Users of the Fedora Linux community distribution would do well to switch over to an alternative like Debian GNU/Linux or openSUSE before Red Hat leaves them in the lurch too.

Published in Open Sauce

When Oracle Corporation, a company that is not exactly known for being friendly to free software and open source, appears to be more friendly to Linux users than Red Hat, then it is time for people to sit up and take notice.

Published in Open Sauce

Open source company Red Hat's decision to gut its CentOS distribution should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the company for some years and seen how it has gone from having some ethics and principles to just another American software firm: one that places the profit motive above everything.

Published in Open Sauce

Less than a year and a half after it was bought by IBM, the biggest open source company Red Hat has killed off CentOS, once an independent project but since January 2014 a part of Red Hat itself.

Published in Open Source

Debian GNU/Linux developer Chris Lamb is taking the fight to those pushing the Commons Clause, a non-free licence, by setting up a two-man team to fork modules that add functionality to the in-memory database Redis, after the company that makes Redis put the modules under this licence and started to charge for them. Lamb is the current leader of the project but said he was doing this in a private capacity.

Published in Open Source

Enterprise Linux vendor Red Hat is poised to release its OpenStack Platform 12. It’s the first step in a longer vision to ultimately deploy via Kubernetes. 

Published in The Linux Distillery

Should Linux distributions continue to issue 32-bit images any longer or phase them out over a year or two? This question was resurrected recently by Ubuntu developer Dimitri John Ledkov, with a cutoff date of October 2018 proposed.

Published in Open Sauce

Developers from a number of GNU/Linux distributions have agreed to work on a package format known as snap that can be installed on any and all distributions.

Published in Open Source

Linux companies Red Hat, SUSE and Canonical will benefit from the decision by Microsoft to suggest that OEMs not provide a means of turning off secure boot on PCs running Windows 10.

Published in Open Sauce

Canonical's withdrawal of funding to the Kubuntu project apparently is not very important to the company's owner, Mark Shuttleworth.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 11:25

Linux Mint chief not carried away by success

Given the rave reviews that Linux Mint has been getting recently, it would be perfectly understandable if the man driving the distribution was a little swollen-headed by this time.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 17 June 2011 10:34

GNOME 3: what's all the fuss about?

The latest incarnation of the GNOME desktop, version 3. has been out for a while. I'm one of those who is late to the party, one at which there have been very few compliments and loads and loads of complaints. At times, when you get something free, you tend not to value it.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 04 March 2011 11:08

Kororaa GNU/Linux is back

GNU/Linux distributions are like ships in the night - they come and go and sometimes disappear from sight altogether. Some last just a few months, while others, despite being the brainchild of a single individual, stay on for years and years.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 12:04

Linux distros in bid for common app installer

Developers from five GNU/Linux distributions have agreed to work on a common method for installing applications and hope to have a working implementation for users to test out by November.

Published in Open Sauce

Some years ago, soon after the SCO Group had kicked off its infamous lawsuit to try and squeeze money out of people on the grounds that Linux was violating copyright, Linus Torvalds was asked his opinion of SCO chief executive Darl McBride's claims.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 15 April 2010 12:08

The main problem with Linux: ignorant users

Last month, when the debate about the change in the position of window buttons in the next release of Ubuntu was at its height, I wrote a piece headlined "Ubuntu users, Shuttleworth doesn't owe you anything."

Published in Open Sauce

Last month, Fedora, the community GNU/Linux distribution sponsored by Red Hat Linux, announced that it would create a new development branch in order to avoid putting a speed hump in the way of developers.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 23 December 2009 06:03

Quick update to Parallels Desktop squashes bugs

A new build of Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac fixes a laundry list of bugs and delivers various improvements.

Published in Development
Thursday, 25 June 2009 04:34

Ubuntu may increase Mono-dependent apps

The next release of the popular Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution may include a third Mono-dependent application by default, a spokesman for Canonical, the parent company for Ubuntu, told iTWire today.
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