Operating Systems

Open Networking foundation (ONF) Executive Director on the group's achievements, goals

OpenDaylight is a Linux Foundation Collaborative project that is building an Open Source SDN controller. To find out how the effort is going Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with Neela Jacques, who joined the OpenDaylight project last November as Executive Director.

By John Dix | 16 September, 2014 03:44

Tags: SDN, IBM, linux foundation, OpenDaylight, Open Source Subnet, business management

The future of networking is a NOS on your choice of bare metal, says Cumulus Networks

If Cumulus Networks has its way, companies will use its Cumulus Linux to decouple the network operating system from the hardware and break free of the integrated approach that has driven the industry for decades. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix talked about the vision with Co-Founder and CEO JR Rivers.

By John Dix | 24 June, 2014 06:52

Tags: Cumulus Networks, open source, Configuration / maintenance, Linux, SDN, hardware systems, software, Red Hat, Data Center, operating systems

Red Hat CEO: We're the cloud leader -- with Linux

Jim Whitehurst says it's not just Red Hat's products, but its philosophy that place it at the forefront of cloud computing

Tesla CTO talks Model S, batteries and in-car Linux

For most people who identify themselves as techies, Tesla's Model S is something of a dream car. The all-electric vehicle accelerates fast, can maintain a high top speed, has a range of up to 300 miles, and packs a 17-inch flat panel display with a Linux-based computer system that provides access to just about every aspect of the car's performance and entertainment system.

10 questions for Hortonworks CTO Eric Baldeschwieler

Name: Eric Baldeschwieler

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst weighs in on strategy, Oracle and growth

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst is coming up on his five-year anniversary at the helm, following his arrival in December 2007. Under Whitehurst's leadership, Red Hat's revenue has grown from US$523 million in its fiscal 2008 to more than $1.1 billion in its fiscal 2012, without deviating from its core strategy of open-source infrastructure software.

10 questions for ownCloud CFO Dan Curtis

Name: Dan Curtis

Open source identity: Linux founder Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds is a regular visitor to Australia in January. He comes out for some sunshine and to attend the annual linux.conf.au organised by Linux Australia. He took some time out to speak to Rodney Gedda about a host of topics including point releases, filesystems, what it is like switching to GNOME, and puts Windows 7 in perspective.

By Rodney Gedda | 22 January, 2009 12:24

Tags: kde, open source, linux.conf.au, Linux, open source identity, gnome, linus torvalds

Ray Ozzie steers Microsoft into the cloud

Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie has officially filled the shoes previously worn by founder and Chairman Bill Gates, stepping in as leader of the company's vast developer network, which is its lifeblood and crucial to the enormous success of Windows. Ozzie delivered Monday's keynote speech at the company's Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles, introducing Windows Azure, a cloud-computing development and hosting environment that integrates Ozzie's vision for the future of the Web, which he began building at his company Groove Networks before he joined Microsoft.

By Elizabeth Montalbano | 29 October, 2008 08:40

Tags: azure, ray ozzie, cloud computing

Open source identity: Free Telephony Project founder David Rowe

Move over proprietary telephony systems. Australian engineer David Rowe started the Free Telephony Project three years ago to build an affordable IP-PABX system out of free hardware and software. That’s right, the design of the Free Telephony Project IP-PABX is open for any interested person to review and improve. With the first Free Telephony Project products now available and in use world-wide, Rowe hopes it will go along way to improving the availability of voice services in developing nations. In this edition of Open Source Identity, TechWorld interviews Rowe to uncover the burgeoning business of open product development.

By Rodney Gedda | 23 October, 2008 12:06

Tags: codec, telephony, opensource, open source identity, ip-pabx, asterisk, uclinux

Solaris exec touts Unix platform's strengths

Solaris has been Sun Microsystems's bread-and-butter Unix system since 1992. While Unix platforms such as Solaris now are up against the open source Linux juggernaut, Sun maintains it has the technological advantages and accommodations for open source to keep Solaris in the game. The company also cites important customer wins as evidence of the platform's continued strength. To hash out the state of Solaris in today's marketplace, InfoWorld editor at large Paul Krill recently met with Jim McHugh, vice president of Solaris marketing at Sun, at the company's California campus.

By Paul Krill | 14 October, 2008 09:38

Tags: unix, Linux, solaris

Torvalds talks about his brand new blog

We tend to think that everybody who's anybody in the tech world has a blog, right? Well, Linus Torvalds didn't have a blog, at least not until dipping his toe into the waters with this one -- "Linus' Blog" -- which launched last Thursday.

By Paul McNamara | 09 October, 2008 09:25

Tags: torvalds

Red Hat VP readies virtualisation roadmap

Paul Cormier is Red Hat's executive VP and head of Red Hat products and technologies divisions. His experienced thumb is firmly planted in many Red Hat pies; including engineering, product management and product marketing. The company credits the introduction of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) to Cormier's leadership and experience in enterprise technology.
Cormier has returned Down Under on another visit to Red Hat's research and development team in Brisbane, and took some time out to chat with Computerworld about the anticipated boom in virtualisation, cloud computing, Microsoft's open source initiatives, CentOS, JBoss Application Server 5.0, how open source software can aid the current economic downturn, and of course, the growing role of Linux and RHEL in the enterprise.

The A-Z of Programming Languages: YACC

This interview is dedicated to the investigation of YACC, and to chatting with AT&T alumni Stephen C. Johnson. Johnson is currently employed at The MathWorks, where he works daily with MATLAB. Computerworld snatched the opportunity recently to get his thoughts on working with Al Aho and Dennis Ritchie, as well as the development of Bison.

By Naomi Hamilton | 09 July, 2008 11:02

Tags: a-z of programming languages

Red Hat CEO on patents, open-source virtualization

A half-year after becoming president and CEO of Linux vendor Red Hat, Jim Whitehurst was in Boston last week for the annual Red Hat Summit. The former COO of Delta Air Lines sat down with Network World's Jon Brodkin to discuss open source, a new patent settlement, and Red Hat's moves in virtualization.

The A-Z of Programming Languages: BASH/Bourne-Again Shell

Computerworld is undertaking a series of investigations into the most widely-used programming languages. Previously we spoke to Alfred v. Aho of AWK fame, and in this article we chat to Chet Ramey about his experience maintaining Bash.

By Naomi Hamilton | 30 May, 2008 09:43

Tags: a-z of programming languages

Why major mobile handset makers are riding with LiMo

The LiMo Foundation was formed on January 2007 as a consortium of mobile industry companies joining together to create for handsets an open and standardized software platform based on Linux. Their goal is to deliver an open handset format that will become more widely accepted and used over closed, proprietary platforms. The foundation's major founders include Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics and Vodafone. These companies and other members share leadership and decision making.

OpenBSD's Theo de Raadt talks software security

With security the focus of this year's Australian Unix Users Group (AUUG) conference, OpenBSD founder and project lead Theo de Raadt was invited to speak on exploit mitigation techniques. In an exclusive interview with Computerworld's Rodney Gedda, the man behind an operating system that lays claim to only one remote exploit in the default install in seven years, reveals where we are headed - and how far we have to go - in the search for more secure software

By Rodney Gedda | 10 September, 2004 09:17

Tags: unix, open source, Theo de Raadt, openbsd, security, bsd

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