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The long-awaited first release of BetterLinux was announced today at HostingCon in Boston, MA.
Red Hat announced a new business model and pricing plan for its OpenShift platform as a service (PaaS) offering on Tuesday during the company’s joint JBoss World 2012 and Red Hat Summit conference in Boston.
Two former Sun Microsystems executives squared off in court on Thursday over whether Google needed a license when it used Sun's Java programming language to develop its Android software for mobile phones.
Java, a programming language originally developed by James Gosling, was developed at Sun Microsystems and released in 1995. Much of its syntax is derived from C and C++ but with a simpler object model and fewer low-level facilities. The applications are normally compiled to bytecode that can run on any Java Virtual Machine regardless of computer architecture. Java, designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible, is a concurrent, class-based, object oriented language. It is...
Computer software is the collection of computer programs and related data that give the instructions to a computer. Different from hardware, software is intangible, which means that it cannot be touched. Some examples of computer software include: word processors, video games, operating systems, and device drivers. Historically, the software industry is much like that of other technological industries in that it has grown from a few prototypes from different engineers to one application that...
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.