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Linux: Microsoft Gives in and Becomes a Believer with Introduction of a Custom Linux-Powered Chip

By Dick Weisinger

“Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches,” said former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer back in 2001. Times have changed. After more than a decade of fighting against Linux, Microsoft has changed it’s

Operating Systems: Rust Redox – An Next-Generation Attempt to Plug Linux OS Gaps

By Dick Weisinger

Rust is a language developed by Mozilla to help developers be more productive in writing all sorts of software.  Even the software for operating systems which normally tends to be written in languages like C or assembly for optimized performance.

CoreOS: Linux Vendors in the Crosshairs of Disruption

By Dick Weisinger

Linux distribution vendors like Red Hat, Canonical, and Suse are under threat of disruption from a repackaged and streamlined minimalist product from CoreOS. Cloud providers are intrigued with the technology, and CoreOS is now offered on AWS, Google Compute Engine, Rackspace, OpenStack

Enterprise Open Source: Free versus Paid Licensing Models

By Dick Weisinger

There’s many advantages to using Open Source software in the enterprise. Benefits of Open Source cited often include high quality, auditability, lower TCO, and greater flexibility. Jan-Jan van der Vyver, MD of Linux Warehouse, told ITWeb that “We are seeing

Open Source: Density of Software Defects Increase with the Size of the Code Base

By Dick Weisinger

Coverity was commissioned in 2006 by the Department of Homeland Security to do a study on Open Source code security.  Coverity has published an annual update of those results over each of the last seven years.  Each year the report