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Lack of Qualified Linux Talent Impedes Enterprise Move to the Clouds

Even in these changing times of shuttered shops and pandemic-driven corporate layoffs, a flood of tech jobs goes unfilled due to a lack of Linux skills among IT workers. That combination is contributing to a slowdown or delay in enterprise plans to migrate their local computing base to public cloud ...

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The Rise of Activism in Tech Companies

Things have been changing at an almost unprecedented rate with regard to power structures. The last time I saw this happen was in the 1970s, when the EEOC took off. Suddenly a lot of the off-color, sexist and racist jokes that many executives regularly told could get them fired. A surprisingly larg...

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Nokia X, We Hardly Knew Ye

"I told you so" is a refrain that's oft-heard here in the Linux blogosphere, and more often than not it refers to some fleeting Microsoft tie with FOSS that subsequently goes wrong. The latest example? It's a doozy. Redmond not only is laying off many, many thousands -- most of them in its ill-fated...

Yahoo Serves Mojito to Liven Up the Mobile Web Party

Yahoo has offered its Mojito application framework to the open source community under the BSD license. Mojito is an MVC JavaScript Web application framework built on release 3 of Yahoo's open source JavaScript Yahoo User Interface Library. MVC is a software architecture that isolates the domain logi...

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Is There Room for Microsoft at the Linux Table?

Well, the Karmic Koala may have ruffled a few feathers last week, but already the scales seem to be tipping back toward the positive side. TuxRadar recently put Vista, Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 through their paces -- focusing in particular on boot speeds -- and the newborn marsupial proved its...

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Going Microsoft-Free, Saying Buh-Bye to McBride

There was a lot of news in the FOSS world last week, and it seems fair to say that the overall atmosphere was positive. First, following the widespread outcry that followed IBM and Canonical's release of a Microsoft-free desktop package in Africa last month, the two companies announced last week tha...

The Dark Side of Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing may be killing a lot of jobs. True, it's still a nascent business strategy that works well only in certain scenarios, and it can't be lumped in with outsourcing as the cause of mass layoffs. As is the case with outsourcing, though, it can be particularly difficult to quantify crowdsour...

Superuser Privilege Management: It’s Not About Trust

Though "everyone knows" the threat and consequences of insider attacks, it was still shocking to read the headlines that a former Unix engineer at mortgage giant Fannie Mae was charged in federal court with allegedly planting a logic bomb that would have effectively shut down all 4,000 servers at Fa...

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Canonical’s $30 Million and Redmond’s Gathering Storm

January has been an exciting month, what with all the many changes taking place around us. As the month draws to a close, however, there's a certain feeling of winter doldrums setting in, particularly for those of us being pummeled by harsh weather again and again. Never fear! The economy may be a w...

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Is Proprietary Software to Blame for the World’s Ills?

So here we are. Home prices and incomes are falling, foreclosures are rising, layoffs are multiplying, and wealth is evaporating. Everyone is looking for signs of stability, but each new day brings new despair and uncertainty. Amidst the reckoning, it's hard to imagine the future, but regardless, it...

Sun Charts 4th Profitable Quarter, Sets Sights on Growth

Sun Microsystems announced modest increases in revenue and profit for its first quarter of 2008 and said continuing the growth remains its "top priority" for the rest of the year. The company, now in its 25th year, reported first-quarter net income of $89 million, which equates to 3 cents per share....

SuSE Founder Exits Novell

Novell is undergoing a massive personnel shakeup that continues to unfold. The latest change in corporate management is SuSE Linux founder Hubert Mantel's resignation. Mantel reportedly announced his resignation on Tuesday via an e-mail to a SuSE mailing list. The chief maintainer of the SuSE Linux ...

OSDL Cuts Linux Programmers

There's been a lot of coming and going at the Open Source Development Labs lately. In the past month two new companies have joined the organization and, more recently, nine staff members have departed. OSDL has cut nearly a sixth of its 57-person staff and contractor positions, the group revealed. S...

SCO Shrinks as Other Linux Companies Expand

SCO Group is laying off employees at its Santa Cruz office, prompting speculation as to the real motive for the move throughout the Linux industry, LinuxInsider has learned. Competitors queried by LinuxInsider said they had not heard of the layoffs previously and found them "interesting." A report i...

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