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Microsoft and the Xen of Linux

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There was a time when running Linux on a Windows Server would have been considered taboo by Microsoft. Times do change.

You say SUSE, I say SuSE

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You say poTAto, I say poTAHto, you say "OpenSUSE," I say SUSE, let's call the whole thing off!? Well, not yet.

Computers Within A Computer - Virtualization Supports All Systems

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A few euros can buy plenty of computers although they made not be made of plastic and metal. While a user cannot physically touch a virtual machine, they function just like an ordinary computer thanks to virtualization.

Net Neutrality: A Threat to Operating Systems

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Is net neutrality a threat to the birth of viable online operating systems? Some believe so, while others feel that the neutrality of the Internet is not even in any sort of danger.

MySQL names new executives

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Open-source database company MySQL named two new executives Monday. Paul Weinstein was named as executive vice president of business development and Clint Smith was named as general counsel.

Tech Writing in the Age of Open Source

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There are four core ways to use open source techniques and technologies to dramatically increase the effectiveness of any organizations tech writing. These techniques can greatly enhance the power of technical writing applied in user guides, marketing materials and software documentation.

SCO fails to mention IBM ruling to Red Hat Judge

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ANTI LINUX bad boy SCO seems to be a bit embarrassed about having most of its case against IBM chucked out.

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