Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

VMware Faces Competition For Virtualisation Market

Filed under
Software

Open Source-based developer, Xen - which already claims relationships with Linux vendors, as well as with Microsoft, is finally ready to release its XenEnterprise server virtualisation platform. And it ships next week.

Making the announcement at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Franciso, XenSource, CEO, Peter Levine made the standard platitudes regarding ease of use and 'hunger' in the market.

One fly in the XenEnterprise story, however, is that major Linux vendor (with some support from market analysts) Red Hat is not ready to ship Xen project-related product (including XenEnterprise) in its Red Hat Enterprise Linux offering.

Any in-fighting that includes major Linux players plus a Microsoft tie-in can only serve (and not just virtually) to bring smiles to the faces of EMC, the owner of VMware.

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Open-Source Radeon 2D Performance Is Better With Ubuntu 14.10

While we're most often looking at the OpenGL 3D performance of the Linux graphics drivers, in the tests currently being done of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS vs. Ubuntu 14.10 are also a number of 2D graphics benchmarks. In the article today are our 2D benchmarks between Ubuntu 14.04.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 for various AMD Radeon graphics cards and it shows off significant performance improvements. Read more

Today in Techrights

Today's articles: Links outline:

KDE With Theoretical Client-Side Decorations, Windows 10 Influence

KDE contributor and graphics designer Ken Vermette has penned an interesting series of KDE "What if..." articles where he talks about (and has some visual mock-ups) about what KDE might look like with client-side decorations along and separately if KDE were to use Windows 10 design components. Read more Also: What if… Plasma Used Launchers from Other Systems & Enviornments? (Part 1) What if… KDE Used Windows 10 Design Components?

Pondering FOSS foundations

In the case of the Document Foundation, the LibreOffice project needed an independent, solid and meritocratic entity dedicated to support it. In other terms, the OpenOffice.org community wanted to be its own boss and stop relying on corporate – or even third party – good will. If you attend the Community Track on the 31st you will be able to learn more about the Document Foundation and the other entities, but my message here is that while there is no silver bullet in these matters, forcing a community be hosted or to bend to a software vendor never works. It bends if it wants to; it goes whereever it wishes to go. In the case of the Document Foundation, independence and community rule prevailed over convenience; today the results do not need to be proven anymore. But it does not mean we hold the truth more than anybody else: we just ensured the community was in charge. Read more