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I feel a sense of pride when I think that I was involved in the development and maintenance of what was probably the first piece of software accepted into Debian which then had and still has direct up-stream support from Microsoft. The world is a better place for having Microsoft in it. The first operating system I ever ran on an 08086-based CPU was MS-DOS 2.x. I remember how thrilled I was when we got to see how my friend’s 80286 system ran BBS software that would cause a modem to dial a local system and display the application as if it were running on a local machine. Totally sweet.
When we were living at 6162 NE Middle in the nine-eight 292, we got an 80386 which ran Doom. Yeah, the original one, not the fancy new one with the double barrel shotgun, but it would probably run that one, too.[Read more...]
The MySQL developer tools team announces the availability of version 5.2.41 of the MySQL Workbench GUI tool. This version has significant improvements in several parts of the tool and also includes the new Migration Wizard plugin.
The new Migration Wizard presents an easy to use GUI for migrating databases from third party products to MySQL. In this initial release, support for Microsoft SQL Server is included, in addition to other products that support ODBC, such as PostgreSQL.
Other improvements include:
Previously, I’ve called out years for non-desktop Linux in 2008, Linux in both the low and high-ends of the market in 2009, ‘hidden’ Linux in 2010 and last year, cloud computing in 2011. For 2012, I see continued growth, prevalence, innovation and impact from Linux, thus leading to a 2012 that is dominated by Linux.
I expect to see nothing but continued strength for Linux and[Read more...]
Jive goes public. webOS goes open source. Cloud Foundry goes .NET. And more.
# Jive Software started IPO at $12 a share, closing the day up nearly 30%.
# HP announced that it plans to release webOS under an open source license. Details are thin on the ground, although Fedora is reportedly an inspiration. Joel West’s post pretty much summed up my thoughts.
# Tier 3[Read more...]
There has been no shortage of reaction to HP’s move to make the Linux-based WebOS open source software. Below, I offer some of my thoughts on the meaning for the different players affected.
*What’s it mean for WebOS?
Moving WebOS to open source was best option for HP. It retains some value in the software depending on its involvement. It is also the best fate for the code, rather then being sold or simmered to its IP and patent value or even used as another weapon in the ongoing mobile software patent wars. Still, the move comes amid huge developer and consumer uncertainty for WebOS. Nevertheless, at least WebOS was already in the market with a compelling products, the Palm the Pre, in the modern smartphone market. WebOS will hopefully have a faster path to open source than Symbian since the former is based on Linux. I still think the greatest opportunity for
Rapid7 secures new funding. Microsoft drops Dryad. And more.
# Rapid7 secured $50m in series C funding.
# Microsoft confirmed that it is ditching its Dryad project in favour of Apache Hadoop.
# Arun Murthy provided more details of Apache Hadop 0.23.
# The Google Plugin for Eclipse and GWT Designer projects are now fully open source.
# openSUSE released version 12.1.
# Amazon[Read more...]
Topics for this podcast:
*Opscode Chef extends to Windows for more enterprise devops
*Black Duck continues growth, gains new funding
*Cloudant expands NoSQL database focus, customers
*New open source Web server and vendor Nginx arrives
*The downside of Microsoft’s Android dollars
Microsoft: “more than half your Android devices are belong to us”. And more
# Microsoft claimed that more than half of the world’s ODM industry for Android and Chrome devices is now under license to Microsoft’s patent portfolio following its agreement with Compal Electronics.
# Appcelerator entered into an[Read more...]
Red Hat’s $136m acquisition of open source storage vendor Gluster marks Red Hat’s biggest buy since JBoss and starts the fourth quarter with a very intersting deal. The acquisition is definitely good for Red Hat since it bolsters its Cloud Forms IaaS and OpenShift PaaS technology and strategy with storage, which is often the starting point for enterprise and service provider cloud computing deployments. The acquisition also gives Red Hat another weapon in its fight against VMware, Microsoft and others, including OpenStack, of which Gluster is a member (more on that further down). The deal is also good for Gluster given the sizeable price Red Hat is paying for the provider of open source, software-based, scale-out storage for unstructured data and also as validation of both open source and software in[Read more...]
Microsoft’s Android revenue. Tizen formation. And more.
# LiMo Foundation and The Linux Foundation announced the formation of Tizen to develop a Linux-based device software platform.
# Karmasphere raised $6m in a series B round[Read more...]
Red Hat revenue up 28% in Q2. Funding for NoSQL vendors. And more.
# Red Hat reported net income of $40m in the second quarter on revenue up 28% to $281.3m.[Read more...]
Engine Yard acquires Orchestra. Red Hat considers NoSQL move. And more.
# Engine Yard announced a definitive agreement to acquire Orchestra, bringing PHP expertise to the Engine Yard platform.
# Red Hat’s CEO indicated the company is interested in a NoSQL or Hadoop acquisition.
# Gluster announced Apache Hadoop compatibility in the next GlusterFS release.
# Microsoft signed an agreement with China Standard Software Co (CS2C) to support CS2C[Read more...]
Couchbase raises $14m. AppFog raises $8m. Much ado about Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo. And more.
# Couchbase raised $14m in series C funding for its NoSQL database.
# AppFog raised $8m series B funding for its PHP-based platform-as-a-service.
# Percona announced its plans to host a Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo on April 10-12, effectively replacing the O’Reilly MySQL Conference and Expo.
# The announcement sparked some rumblings of discomfort around the MySQL community with Giuseppe Maxia and[Read more...]
Google and Microsoft trade patent claims. Actuate announces Q2 results. And more.
# Google accused Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and other companies of organising a hostile patent campaign against Android. That prompted Microsoft executives to claim that Microsoft invited Google to be involved in the CPTN purchase of Novell’s patents. However, Google explained that joining CPTN might have decreased its ability to defend itself against potential patent claims.
# Actuate announced its Q2[Read more...]
CloudBees raises $10.5m. Microsoft commits $100m to SUSE. And more.
# CloudBees secured $10.5m in Series B venture funding.
# Microsoft renewed its vows with Attachmate’s SUSE business unit, committing to invest $100m in new SUSE Linux Enterprise certificates over the next four years.
# Oracle announced that it has acquired Ksplice, twhioch offers zero downtime update technology for Linux.
# Ingres announced that Steve Shine has been named Chief Executive Officer and President.
# Dell[Read more...]
Harmony disharmony. Microsoft’s Android revenue. And more.
# The Harmony Project released version 1.0 of its templates for standard contributor license agreements prompting comment and criticism from Dave Neary, Stephen Walli, Richard Fontana and Bradley M Kuhn.
# Microsoft reportedly demanded $15 for each Android smartphone handset made by Samsung, while the company[Read more...]
A herd of Hadoop announcements. Rockmelt raises $30m. And more.
A herd of Hadoop announcements
# Yahoo! and Benchmark Capital confirmed the formation of Hortonworks, an independent company focused on the development and support of Apache Hadoop.
# Cloudera announced the availability of Cloudera Enterprise 3.5 and the launch of Cloudera SCM Express, based on the new Service and Configuration Manager in Cloudera Enterprise 3.5.
# MapR[Read more...]
Novell sold to Attachmate. Barnes & Noble throws the book at Microsoft. And more.
# Novell closed its acquisition by Attachmate and its patent sale to CPTN.
# Attachmate’s CEO discussed the company’s plans for SUSE Linux.
# Barnes & Noble[Read more...]
Time is flying by so fast, it sure doesn’t seem like it was last year I was blogging about how Android is for real. Well, let me reiterate … Android is for real. The reason I say that and stress that is despite its success, we see a variety of legal threats, accusations and actual lawsuits to come flying at Android as fast as it is growing in the market.
Still, we seem to be able to fairly easily find agreement among vendors, developers and users that Android development is not slowing down, that legal maneuvering will not pave a path to success or that any ruling or action will take Android-based phones out of consumers’ hands. This is not to say that Android faces significant challenges: real fragmentation and version overload; a software development pace that may be too fast[Read more...]
This is your Developer Week in Review, I'm Casey Kasem. Our first letter comes from a software developer in New England who writes, "Dear Casey. My wife just got accepted into the Experimental Psych doctoral program at UNH, and I'd like you to play something appropriate for the occasion." Well, going out especially for you, here's "I'll be Proofreading Your Papers for the Next Five Years, 'Cause I'll Never Split (Our Infinitive)" (Seriously, congratulations Bonnie!)
What's the matter, pal? You say you had your heart set on going to Google I/O, but the tickets sold out in[Read more...]
Netflix went down over three hours ago, and everyone is on edge here. My son just started reciting the script to "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" in an attempt to keep our courage up. This may be the last thing I ever write, so — Oh, never mind, it's back up again ... Crisis averted, and on to this week's developer news.
Amazon this week unleashed their own Appstore for Android devices. Apple took umbrage at the use of the (evidently trademarked) term "App Store"[Read more...]
Paranoid Android. Canonical and Gnome. A new OSI. And more.
If you are interested in the potential violation of the GPL by the Android kernel you have probably already immersed yourself in the numerous blog posts published on the topic. If not, start with Sean Hogle’s analysis or Bradley M Kuhn’s overview of the original allegations and work backwards from there, not forgetting a detour for the obligatory Microsoft connection. Linus Torvalds said claim “seems totally bogus”. In the
Clearing the Windows DNS Server cache from the command line is an easy task.
C:\> dnscmd . /clearcache
. indicates the local DNS server. You can use this command to clear the cache of remote DNS servers by replacing the
. with the hostname or IP address of the remote server.
Nuxeo contributes its Core to Eclipse. Nokia bets its future on Windows Phone. And more.
# Nuxeo is contributing its Nuxeo Core content repository technology to the Eclipse Foundation.
# Nokia adopted Windows Phone as smartphone platform, Symbian becomes a franchise platform, MeeGo reserved for market exploration.
# Rackspace acquired Anso Labs, the developer behind NASA’s contribution to OpenStack.
# The Ada Initiative[Read more...]
While Oracle provides no official information they are planning on improving MySQL and using as a product to compete with Microsoft SQL Server, it is rather obvious from what little information you can glean from public announcements this is a clear business goal.
Microsoft however are publicly seeking a Senior Product Manager, MySQL Compete in the Marketing department. Your goal is nothing technical, it’s all PR to dispel MySQL as a viable product. I quote “you will equip field and partners to win in competitive engagements against MySQL, and you will influence market perception in favor of Microsoft technologies.” Here is the Full job description for those that want an amusing read.
This information came from an Oracle colleague of mine based in Asia.
CPTN Holdings unmasked. Oracle updates MySQL. And more.
# Florian Mueller reported that the Novell patent acquiring CPTN Holdings is Microsoft, Apple, EMC and Oracle.
# The VAR Guy told the (previously) untold story of Novell’s sale to Attachmate.
# Attachmate committed to support the existing roadmaps and release schedules for Novell and SUSE products.
# Oracle announced that MySQL 5.5 is now[Read more...]
Topics for this podcast:
*Oracle, Java, the Apache Software Foundation and open source
*An update on some open source database and data management players
*CorraTech grows with support for open source application alternatives
*Red Hat-Makara acquisition analysis and impact
*Linux kernel report shows strong support, but what now for Novell?
New CEOs for Funambol and Openbravo. Funding for 10gen. And more.
# Funambol appointed Amit Chawla as its new CEO.
# Openbravo appointed Paolo Juvara as its new CEO and raised a new funding round.
# 10gen raised $6.5m in third-round funding led by Sequoia Capital.
# Microsoft has reportedly invested an undisclosed sum in TurboHercules.
# Novell reported Linux[Read more...]
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