Big data a ‘Holy Grail’ of opportunity for startups in cloud era

It's the inaugural Extreme Startups demo day at Berkeley Church in downtown Toronto and its CEO Jeff Lawrence's turn to evangelize his startup to the congregation – and much like a Sunday sermon,

Published on: November 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canonical focuses on cloud deployment with Linux upgrade

Canonical Ltd., is focusing on cloud deployments with an upgrade to its Ubuntu Linux distribution unveiled on Thursday.Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (Long Term Solution) will feature the Essex release of the OpenStack cloud

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Paul Krill

Ubuntu pitches metal-as-a-service for server provisioning

Ubuntu developer Canonical is working on a new provisioning platform called metal-as-a-service (MAAS), which will be used to activate new servers, on top of which a cloud can be deployed, founder Mark Shuttleworth

Published on: April 5th, 2012

Express IT: Comparing Apple and Raspberry Pi

You can't compare apples and oranges.But you can compare Apple, the company that brought us the iPad, to UK-based foundation Raspberry Pi. One sells you a shiny aluminum box that is designed for

Published on: April 2nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Linux 3.3 integrates Android code

Version 3.3 of the Linux kernel, now available after a short delay, includes kernel code from Android as well as an upgrade of networking features and support for an additional processing architecture.The latest

Published on: March 19th, 2012

Ubuntu Linux 12.04 helps ensure privacy

Say the word "privacy," and most of us think of online privacy--along with the never-ending battle against spyware, tracking, and other opponents of the cause. What many people don't realize, however, is that

Published on: March 9th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

Run Windows Software on Linux with Wine 1.4

As free and open source software continues to become more powerful and more prevalent, there's less and less need to choose anything else. It's not at all surprising, for example, to see the

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

Joomla upgraded with new search, database options

The newly released edition of the Joomla open source content management system now comes with a new search engine, and can use Microsoft SQL Server or PostGreSQL, in addition to MySQL. Joomla 2.5,

Published on: January 25th, 2012 Joab Jackson

10 free e-commerce shopping carts for your online store

More and more companies have turned to the Web to transact business. And, of course, if you are going to sell on the Web, the right shopping cart can mean the difference between

Published on: January 23rd, 2012 Vangie Beal

Mozilla’s Mark Surman: train kids as ‘hackers’

When Mark Surman was growing up, he connected to the Web using a dial-up modem that squeaked and buzzed its way to a modest connection. The Web he used was simple, and hardly

Published on: January 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

HP makes Web OS open source

by Kye Husbands   You read that right and the first question probably going through your mind is, well, why the heck not? Three months ago HP’s Touchpad, Web OS and their whole

Published on: December 15th, 2011 Kye Husbands

True Voice offers click-to-call service

Doug Moffat was seeking a way to help the visually impaired and physically disabled to browse the Web when he started down the path that led to his startup, True Voice Technologies Inc.Moffat

Published on: December 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

15 must-have open source apps for managing Windows Server

You might imagine that the best place to go for improving yourMicrosoft server-side experience is to the mothership itself. In many cases, you would be right.But the truth is there are a meaningful

Published on: September 21st, 2011 J. Peter Bruzzese

Five reasons SMBs should give Joomla a chance

There are numerous Web content management systems available out there to serve the needs of companies large and small, including numerous free and open source options. One that's figured prominently in the news

Published on: September 19th, 2011 Katherine Noyes