Oracle spins off new “unbreakable” Linux kernel

September 21st, 2010 | by Aaron Tan
Constrained by Red Hat’s tardiness in keeping Red Hat Enterprise Linux up to speed, Oracle has decided to spin off a new version of the Linux kernel dubbed the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. To date, Oracle Linux, which has...

Linux OS – A Rose By Any Other Name

February 28th, 2010 | by Oo Gin Lee
I wrote a piece for the Sunday Times published today about the emergence of the smartbooks – netbooks which use mobile processors and Linux/Google operating systems instead of the usual Wintel duopoly. I drafted the specs...

Whither Linux drivers?

February 21st, 2010 | by Aaron Tan
Linux users are often at the mercy of hardware vendors when it comes to device drivers. The open source community often needs to turn to reverse engineering to churn out drivers from proprietary ones. As long as the majority of...

Can Google Chrome make people switch from Microsoft?

September 4th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
How do you refine a piece of software that everyone has been using since the Internet arrived on home computers in the mid 1990s? The answer, as Google will tell you, is to make it smarter and slicker. Its Chrome browser,...