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OpenStack isn’t just ready for enterprise adoption, it’s already there

Practical Technology - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 9:55pm
VANCOUVER — Some people, like Forrester Research, still have concerns about OpenStack. That’s cute. While Forrester, and they’re far from the only ones, worry about just how ready OpenStack is for the business, Best Buy, BMW, EBay, and WalMart are … Continue reading →

Mark Shuttleworth considering Canonical IPO

Practical Technology - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 9:51pm
VANCOUVER — In an interview at OpenStack Summit, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, revealed that he’s considering an IPO for his privately held business. Shuttleworth, who has funded the popular Linux company out of his … Continue reading →

Red Hat brings Gluster to OpenStack shared file service

Practical Technology - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 9:49pm
VANCOUVER — At OpenStack Summit, Red Hat announced it was releasing a technology preview of Red Hat Gluster Storage with integration into OpenStack‘s new Manila shared file system project. Red Hat brings Gluster to OpenStack shared file service. More>

PC sales continue to take a beating

Practical Technology - Fri, 08/05/2015 - 11:29pm
PC OEMs are hoping that Terry Myerson, the head of Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group, wasn’t making an idle boast when he said Windows 10 would be on a billion devices in two to three years. That’s because by research house … Continue reading →

Linksys brings fastest Wi-Fi router ever to market

Practical Technology - Thu, 07/05/2015 - 11:04pm
Who doesn’t love fast Wi-Fi? Thanks to 802.11ac, real-world speeds are finally cracking the 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) barrier. With the new 802.11ac multi-user multiple-input and multiple-output (MU-MIMO) Wave 2 finally arriving in chipsets, Gbps speeds may finally become … Continue reading →

Google declares that mobile search tops desktop

Practical Technology - Thu, 07/05/2015 - 10:52pm
The quarters keep going by and PC sales keep going down. Surely, though, you think, “PCs really can fall behind smartphone and tables, can they?” I’m sorry to disappoint you but by one important metric, they already have. Google announced … Continue reading →

OpenStack Kilo: Turning it up to 11

Practical Technology - Fri, 01/05/2015 - 3:14pm

The most popular open-source cloud program, OpenStack, may also be the hardest to use. Just ask anyone trying to find good OpenStack architects and engineers. With its latest release OpenStack 11, Kilo, the level of expertise needed to master OpenStack is getting lower.

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Why Windows embracing Android and iOS is a bad idea

Practical Technology - Thu, 30/04/2015 - 3:11pm

It’s official. Microsoft has surrendered the mobile space to Apple and Google. All hail Android! All hail iOS!

Seriously what else can you make of Microsoft attempting to bring both Android and iOS applcations to Windows? First, there’s no question that Microsoft can make it easy, if not trivial, to bring some of these apps [...]

What’s what in Debian Jessie

Practical Technology - Thu, 30/04/2015 - 3:09pm

Debian is arguably the most important Linux distribution. From it springs such popular Linux distributions as Mint and Ubuntu. Outside Linux’s inner circles, it’s not that well known because it’s purely a community operating system. There is no company behind it, as there is with Red Hat and CentOS, Fedora, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux [...]

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