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What is Open Source Cloud?

For all the talk about cloud, it might come as a surprise to many in the industry that “cloud” is not a well-understood term. It’s often perceived as “just a buzzword” or something without a lot of substance. While the term can be abused, it’s actually an important concept and it’s certainly not just a passing fad, writes Joe Brockmeier. In talking to people following ... Read More »

Kolab: David and Goliath

Follow @LinuxUserMag Groupware is an overused and ill-defined term, so you have to make clear what it is you’re talking about. It’s often taken to mean any software that allows users to work together on common projects over a network. Such programs usually package together email, a shared calendar, task management, an address book and document management as a minimum. ... Read More »

Perl: Jewel in the Rough or Scourge of IT?

It seems scarcely a day can go by without someone declaring some technology or another “dead.” Take the netbook, for example. People have been saying for years it’s dead; today, however, we have the Chromebook phenomenon. The command line is another popular target, of course, but few can compete with the Linux desktop itself, the death of which has been ... Read More »

How to Run Android Apps on Your Windows or Mac Machine

Have you got some favorite smartphone apps? Not convinced by Microsoft’s new Windows app selection? Itching to see some Android action on your MacBook Pro? Don’t worry, just install an Android emulator on your Windows or Mac machine and run all of the Android apps that you’ve grown to love. A version is even available for Windows 8 Surface tablets. ... Read More »

Hands-on with Mozilla’s web-based ‘Firefox OS’

“Still, Firefox OS could have a big impact on the Web even if it never gains significant market share. By pushing the Web forward, Mozilla is helping to ensure that mobile websites will continue to be relevant even as developers create hundreds of thousands of proprietary apps. Firefox could lose the battle for the smartphone OS market but still win ... Read More »