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[News] Linux and Free Software to Continue Fast Growth in 2010

  • Subject: [News] Linux and Free Software to Continue Fast Growth in 2010
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 10:41:14 +0000
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Open source in 2010

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| Google, on the other hand, has done wonders 
| with its Android OS which is now right up 
| there with the likes of the iPhone and is 
| getting better all the time. Android will, 
| without a doubt, be in the headlines 
| throughout the coming year as Google takes 
| other mobile makers on head-to-head.
| But open source will also start appearing 
| on devices other than just mobile phones. 
| Google's Chrome OS and the Moblin OS are 
| just a couple of the viable, Linux-based, 
| alternatives for netbooks that will start 
| to become important in the coming year.
| A couple of years ago Linux look poised to 
| take over the netbook market but Microsoft 
| managed to claw back its dominance in this 
| market with Windows XP.
| This time around Microsoft may not be as 
| lucky. There are indications that Linux now 
| has its second wind and, together with a 
| strong mobile phone presence, is ready to 
| give Microsoft a serious fight in the 
| ultra-portable space.


Vyatta: Pressuring Cisco Prices?

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| Open source appliance maker Vyatta has unveiled the 3500 
| networking appliance family, which combines routing, 
| firewall and VPN functionality.  Vyatta claims the 
| appliance offers 10 Gbps networking capability at 1/20th 
| the cost other âname-brandâ networking appliances. But are 
| solutions providers and their customers really ready for open 
| source network?


"Geeks rule!"? Yes - but what that means depends.

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| The striking thing about the exercise was 
| that an easy majority have moved the 
| database for this to MySQL on Linux with 
| holdouts on Solaris (mostly also MySQL), 
| HP-UX, and various Microsoft configurations 
| - but the unexpected thing was that none of 
| the Unix people had any difficulty either 
| understanding it or doing it; while the 
| Wintel people equally unanimously wanted 
| meetings, paperwork, âa better 
| understanding of the requirementsâ, and in 
| something like three out of four cases 
| additional monies from their bosses before 
| they could see about getting it done. 



Big Blue rides Schooner to MySQL boost

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| As countless crafty upstarts have learned time
| and again in the IT racket, it's tough to get
| a server vendor who makes a living peddling
| boxes to get excited about server appliances
| that get rid of banks of servers. But IBM has
| inked a deal with upstart Schooner Information
| Technology to resell its web-caching and
| MySQL-boosting appliances starting in early
| March.

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