The beta release of the Windows client for Canonical’s Ubuntu One service is off to a solid start, but work remains if it’s to overtake Dropbox.
Convirture’s vCenter workalike builds on the virtualization foundation offered by Linux server operating systems such as those from Red Hat and Ubuntu, with an easy-to-use Web-based management interface and separate open source and enterprise product options.
IBM’s Eclipse-flavored spin of the OpenOffice.org productivity suite undergoes a major update under the covers, moving up from the 1.x version on which it was originally based to sync up with version 3.x of the open-source project.
Fedora 14, the latest release of Red Hat’s fast-moving, community-supported Linux distribution, hit the Internet earlier this month bearing its typical crop of updated open-source software applications, with a particular focus on updated developer tools, such as the latest versions of the Eclipse and Netbeans Integrated Development Environments.
Egnyte’s hybrid cloud/local storage service is worth evaluating for organizations looking to cash in on the benefits of cloud-based storage without surrendering on-premises support.
Ubuntu 10.10, code-named Maverick Meerkat, brings a number of software updates and an overhauled user interface for its netbook edition.
Zendesk is a hosted customer help desk service that’s easy to deploy while remaining quite amenable to customization. The service supports multiple methods of providing support, multiple channels through which customers can access that support and multiple routes through which an organization can access and interact with the underlying data.
BonitaSoft’s Bonita Open Solution 5.2 is comprised of an Eclipse-based studio application for designing processes, a form builder for creating Web-based interfaces for the processes and an execution engine for carrying out the processes.
Review: eWEEK Labs encountered a few snags testing SLES 11 with SUSE Linux Enterprise 11’s Service Pack 1, especially involving KVM and Hyper-V, but Novell is doing a good job of maintaining SLES as a leading enterprise operating system that should be evaluated by any organization that employs virtualization.
Red Hat’s Fedora 13 open-source software can serve in a full gamut of Linux roles, as long as users are prepared to upgrade their systems about once a year.