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Linux Kernel Host Kernel.org Breached

Linux Kernel Host Kernel.org Breached

The site that hosts the Linux kernel’s source code, Kernel.org was compromised earlier this month. The discovery was made on August 28th, and steps are being taken now to enhance security for the site and recovery is underway. The kernel code repositories are believed to be unaffected.

According to an unattributed post on the front page of…

What Do You Want from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7?

What Do You Want from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7?

Ask, and you shall receive. Well, maybe. Today Red Hat announced that it is opening up a discussion group to ask what customers want in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.

RHEL 6 was released late last year, and RHEL 6.1 came out in May. It will be a while before RHEL 7 sees light of day, but now is as good a time as any to start getting customer…

Google Bringing Back Offline Access to Gmail, Docs and Calendar

Google Bringing Back Offline Access to Gmail, Docs and Calendar

Google is finally getting around to adding offline access back to Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar.

Today the company announced that it was adding offline capabilities immediately to Gmail, and offline features for Calendar and Docs will be rolling out over the next week starting today. The catch is, you might have to switch browsers or…

Big Question (Answered): Accessing Your Desktop on Mobile Devices

Big Question (Answered): Accessing Your Desktop on Mobile Devices

There’s an increasing focus on bridging the gap between desktops and mobile devices. Companies like LogMeIn, VMware and plenty more besides are offering technologies to access your desktop from a mobile device. The question is, do you want to?

We talked about it internally and decided to pose the question to you. You answered, and we culled the…

CloudStack Takes the Plunge: Now 100% Open Source

CloudStack Takes the Plunge: Now 100% Open Source

Citrix is moving fast since acquiring Cloud.com in July. After less than two months with Cloud.com, Citrix has decided to bet heavy on the open cloud by merging all code into the open source release of CloudStack.

CloudStack is similar to Amazon EC2, but it allows organizations to run a private cloud rather than depending on managed software…

VMware Improves View, and Extends Horizon

VMware Improves View, and Extends Horizon

Yesterday’s VMware announcements were all about the data center and the global cloud ecosystem. Today the announcements are more end-user focused. Today the company took the wraps off VMware View 5 and updates to VMware Horizon.

Aside from a scenic theme to the announcements, what’s going on with View and Horizon? VMware View lets organizations…

A Winner for August’s First MacBook Air Contest

A Winner for August’s First MacBook Air Contest

Earlier this month, we asked “What are important considerations when managing hundreds of virtual machines?” The stakes were high – a MacBook Air, to be exact. We received plenty of responses but only one rose to the top.

Chad Fulton responded, that the most important thing when managing hundreds of virtual machines is managing people…

Will Static Sites Rise Again with Cloud Services?

Will Static Sites Rise Again with Cloud Services?

Once upon a time, before the word Internet (or cloud) put dollar signs in VC eyes, sites were built with static tools. All a good Webmaster needed was a text editor and a Web server – maybe a few images and blink tags if they were feeling fancy.

These days, most of the Web is powered by dynamic content management systems like WordPress or

VMware Announces vFabric Data Director, Global Connect Expansion

VMware Announces vFabric Data Director, Global Connect Expansion

Today VMware unleashed a slew of announcements to kick off VMworld. First out of the gate, VMware made a series of announcements related to vCloud and took the wraps off of VMware vFabric Data Director.

VMware’s vCloud Datacenter Services program was announced in 2010. The program allows third-party providers to offer VMware cloud…

ReadWriteWeb Channels Wrap-Up: Steve Jobs Steps Down, Amazon EC2 Turns 5, Secure Email Adoption Still Slow and More…

ReadWriteWeb Channels Wrap-Up: Steve Jobs Steps Down, Amazon EC2 Turns 5, Secure Email Adoption Still Slow and More…

It’s not unusual for Apple to dominate the news, but this week it was inescapable. Steve Jobs’ decision to step down as CEO sent shockwaves through the industry. Jobs’ decision doesn’t come as a surprise, exactly, but the timing was unexpected. Scott Fulton looked back at Jobs’ history with Apple and lessons learned from that. Fulton’s coverage…

Five Years of Amazon EC2

Five Years of Amazon EC2

Remember when Amazon was just this online bookstore? The company has come a long, long way since then. One of the unexpected turns taken by Amazon is its foray into cloud computing. Though some might have been skeptical at the time, Amazon has not only succeeded with EC, but has scaled up the service by leaps and bounds and become the one to beat…

What’s New in Oracle VM 3?

What’s New in Oracle VM 3?

Earlier this week Oracle took the wraps off of Oracle VM 3. Oracle’s Adam Hawley, senior director of product management, says that Oracle VM 3 is ready to roll out across the entire data center, and not just for managing Oracle’s applications.

As Steve Jobs Steps Down, Linux Turns 20: Which Changed the World More?

As Steve Jobs Steps Down, Linux Turns 20: Which Changed the World More?

Yesterday, Steve Jobs officially stepped down as CEO of Apple. Today, the Linux kernel turns 20. That makes it as good a time as any to look back and assess – which has shaped computing, and the world, more? Linus Torvalds’ “hobby OS,” or Steve Jobs?

This might seem like an unfair comparison, one man versus an army of programmers and…

Rackspace Readies OpenStack Training for Private Clouds

Rackspace Readies OpenStack Training for Private Clouds

The OpenStack platform is evolving pretty rapidly, but there’s plenty left to do – like training. Companies looking to deploy OpenStack may have a hard time finding in-house talent or hiring folks with experience. To help pave the way for OpenStack growth, and to make a few bucks in the process, Rackspace has announced a global training…

Spawned from the Hell Fire of Etherpad: Etherpad Lite

Spawned from the Hell Fire of Etherpad: Etherpad Lite

You know there’s a slight problem somewhere when a developer uses words like “hell fire” to refer to a project. When it comes to Etherpad, the popular collaborative editor, it’s not the concept that’s problematic, it’s the delivery.

Thankfully, the Etherpad Foundation has put two years into delivering a kinder and gentler version. Called Etherpad…

Convirture Sets Sights on Cloud Management

Convirture Sets Sights on Cloud Management

Management, that’s where it’s at. That’s the theory behind Convirture’s product lines, continuing with the ConVirt Enterprise Cloud the company announced on August 23rd. ConVirt Enterprise Cloud is designed to let companies manage private clouds and virtualized infrastructure from a single console. If Convirture has its way, silos separating…

Mozilla Launches WebAPI Effort to Free Apps from Vendor Chains

Mozilla Launches WebAPI Effort to Free Apps from Vendor Chains

Mozilla is continuing in its efforts to disrupt proprietary, single-vendor application ecosystems on mobile devices. This time around the Moz is taking up the task of providing a consistent API so developers can write HTML5 applications rather than native apps for iOS, Android, and other mobile devices and operating systems. Called WebAPI, the…