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  • Red Hat broadens programming language support

    Potentially making work easier for system administrators, Red Hat has updated its development packages to support running multiple versions of the same programming language on its flagship enterprise operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

    Written by Joab Jackson24 April 15 04:10
  • Need to plumb Hadoop data lakes? This new tool can help

    Think Big on Monday took the wraps off its Dashboard Engine for Hadoop, which aims to make it easier for business users to extract insights from the vast lakes of data stored in Hadoop.

    Written by Katherine Noyes14 April 15 03:12
  • Would Microsoft ever open-source Windows?

    Once upon a time not so very long ago, Microsoft was widely considered the very antithesis of open-source software. Steve Ballmer called Linux "a cancer," and Bill Gates shared similar views about the open-source philosophy in general.

    Written by Katherine Noyes04 April 15 04:12
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  • 5 Ways to Get Open Source Software Support

    Support for open source software is 'unbundled' from the software itself. That actually makes it much easier to get the right level of support at the right price.

    Written by Paul Rubens21 April 14 23:21
  • 7 Reasons Not to Use Open Source Software

    Businesses of all sizes embrace open source software and the benefits it can bring. Sometimes, though, choosing proprietary software makes better business sense. Here are seven scenarios when it pays to pay for your software.

    Written by Paul Rubens11 Feb. 14 13:44
  • Open source FreeOTFE encrypts disks handily

    FreeOTFE may sound like a political bumper sticker, but it stands for "Free On The Fly Encryption." The "Free" part is self-explanatory; "On The Fly Encryption" refers to the encrypting/decrypting of data as it is written to or read from your hard disk.

    Written by Ian Harac09 March 11 06:09
  • Switching to desktop Linux? 6 ways to ease the migration

    With all the many compelling reasons for a company to switch to Linux on the desktop, it's no wonder that businesses large and small are increasingly relying on the free and open source operating system.

    Written by Katherine Noyes27 Jan. 11 06:52
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  • Debunking the top open source myths

    Today many IT executives choose open source over proprietary software for everything from cloud computing to facilitating teamwork among remote workers. Open source increases security and privacy, encourages an engaged community and offers the ability to "look under the hood" to diagnose and resolve issues quickly.

    Written by Rob Howard06 Sept. 14 06:44
  • Does Microsoft Really Love Open Source?

    Microsoft's relationship with the open source movement has undergone an extraordinary transformation over the last few years, from a deep hostility to what can only be described as an embrace.

    Written by Paul Rubens21 Aug. 14 23:17
  • Career Watch: The rise of people architecture

    In managing human resources, people architecture is gaining popularity, says IT workforce analyst David Foote. He explains what it is and why it's on the rise.

    Written by Jamie Eckle24 March 14 10:37
  • Facebook Open Sources Thrift Protocol ... Again

    After more than six years of internal development of its branch of the cross-language framework that powers its internal services, Facebook has released that branch to open source and hopes to work with the Apache Thrift community to incorporate the work.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud19 Feb. 14 22:27

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  • Why Open Source Hadoop Matters

    Today, software for every layer of the enterprise stack is available under a permissive open source license. This whitepaper discusses the benefits and limitations of open source platforms for your business •Understand why all open source platforms are not the same and what to look out for •Find out how to get the baseline and generic business benefits of any platform •Learn how to choose software that will reach a long-term successful deployment

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