Google announced the first stable release of its new programming language -- dubbed "Go" -- on Wednesday, providing an initial base of support for new projects and applications. Binaries have been released for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and OS X.
Stories by Jon Gold
Ever wanted to wave a tricorder at something, furrow your brow, and announce, "captain, I am picking up an odd concentration of signals in this area?" If you have - and what Star Trek fan hasn't? - you might want to give Peter Jansen's tricorder project a look. The Canadian designer recently released full specifications for two versions of his own hand-held multi-sensor.
If there's one thing commenters on a recent Slashdot post could agree on, it's that it is difficult to come to any agreement on a standard metric of success for open-source projects.
Given that Cloud computing is still emerging, it shouldn't come as a surprise that opinions vary widely on the best way to architect the storage. In fact, it seems likely that there is no such panacea - different types of private Cloud almost always require different approaches.
Intel's share of the semiconductor market is as high as it's been in 10 years, thanks to strong sales performance and a key acquisition, according to a study from IHS.
A recent report that the government of Iceland is making progress in its efforts to adopt open-source software is the latest indication that public sector IT leaders are increasingly interested in moving away from proprietary products.
The news that Google's Chrome browser had briefly surpassed Internet Explorer, based on data compiled by StatCounter, as the most-used on the web last weekend may have taken some by surprise, but this writing has been on the wall for some time.
Version 3.3 of the Linux kernel was released on Sunday, adding support for a new processor architecture, re-integrating the Android code base back into the main line, and introducing networking improvements.
Although most end users never get a clear view of the infrastructure underlying the services they consume via Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud, Accenture Research Manager Huan Liu recently estimated that a whopping 454,400 individual blade servers are currently being used to power that product.
A series of candid-camera-style challenges set up in several public places in Indonesia, Thailand and Australia are Intel's latest way of hyping the Ultrabook form factor.
The perception of mainframe technology as outmoded or inefficient is wildly inaccurate in a number of important ways, according to IBM's chief architect for cloud computing, Frank DeGilio.
Mark Shuttleworth, creator of the Ubuntu, said in a blog post Wednesday that his open source operating system is becoming more popular than rival Red Hat Enterprise Linux among large business users.
Notorious "copyright troll" Righthaven has been hit with another in what has been lengthening string of legal defeats as a federal judge on Monday ordered that all intellectual property related to the company's failed copyright lawsuit against blogger Wayne Hoehn be taken away from it and assigned to a receiver.
Linux kernel creator and curator Linus Torvalds on Saturday announced the seventh release candidate for Version 3.3 of the software in a message to a developer mailing list, according to a report from The H Online.
Widespread interest in the Raspberry Pi, a tiny but complete Linux computer that can be bought for as little as $US25, caught the device's designers completely off guard, according to Reuters.