Crave's Eric Mack has been testing a prototype of the fully open-source PengPod 1040, just now wrapping up its crowdfunding campaign, and he's reached a few conclusions about the underdog slate.
The software giant is making generally available its Linux and Windows Server virtual machines, plus its Azure Virtual Network, both of which are key to making Azure competitive with Amazon Web Services.
Software maker takes a big step forward by allowing (and encouraging) its first OpenSuse community-elected and -managed board, opening seats to non-Novell employees.
Novell is improving its license for openSUSE to improve the community-development activities that come with it.
Eucalyptus started out in academics, but has a solid business plan for making its "infrastructure as a service" open-source platform the center of the cloud-computing universe.
Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier will help share with Novell the thoughts and concerns of OpenSuse Linux users and programmers.
IBM says its Linux business is strong and growing thanks to the customer concern over the future of Sun Solaris.
The latest version of Novell's free Linux product includes new graphics interface and virtualization options.
Google is calling on the open-source community to help with its Chrome OS Linux fork, but such efforts are unlikely to trouble Microsoft.
The worst that can be said of Fedora 11 is that it's really no different from Windows in its ease of use. The best is that it surpasses Windows in key performance benchmarks like boot-up time.