Canonical Drops CouchDB from Ubuntu One, Couchbase Denies Interest (Updated)

Klint Finley | November 23rd

Monday Canonical announced that it will no longer use Apache CouchDB to power the structured data synchronization aspect of its Ubuntu One cloud storage service. Canonical's John Rowland Lenton wrote:

For the last three years we

VMware Reverses Open Mac Virtualization Policy

Maria Deutscher | November 23rd

Users of Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard got all worked about the latest release of VMware’s Fusion desktop virtualization app, at least for a short time. Version 4.1 provided what seemed to be...»

Welcome to the Coffee Shop – The Country Club Is Closed

Alex Williams | November 23rd

I am thinking about going to a coffee shop this afternoon. I work at coffee shops quite a bit. I can go there and get my work done just as easily as in my home....»

As Ubuntu Declines, Can Desktop Linux Stay Relevant in the Era of Cloud and Mobile?

Klint Finley | November 23rd

Ubuntu has fallen to fourth place on its Linux distribution popularity index and Linux Mint has surged to the top. The top five most popular distributions for the past month are:

  1. Mint
  2. Fedora
  3. OpenSUSE
  4. Ubuntu
  5. Debian
Over the past year the...»

EMC Balances Out M&A and R&D

Maria Deutscher | November 23rd

Storage vendor EMC has a very rounded-out strategy that combines a lot of acquisitions, which represent perhaps the bulk of the company’s investments, and in house development. Joe Tucci confirmed this during a keynote...»

Helpful Apps For Your Black Friday Shopping Spree

Mellisa Tolentino | November 23rd

Are you ready for the Black Friday chaos?  Whether you’ll be braving the shops on Friday or will be staying at home and just doing some online shopping, I’m sure that you’ll need some help...»

Nokia Faces Layoffs as Microsoft Deal Strengthens

Isha Suri | November 23rd

Nokia's gone through some major changes in the past year, and some of those changes are catching up with the troubled phone maker.  They announced their plan to cut around 23 percent of its total...»

Department of Homeland Security Slams Reports of Cyber Sabotage at Illinois Water Pump

Kyt Dotson | November 23rd

The Department of Homeland Security has revved up their engines to run circles around widespread media reports that hackers had taken control of a water pumping station in Springfield, Illinois. The report of the hacking incident...»

Windows 8 Will Be Easy to Install, Upgrade

Mellisa Tolentino | November 23rd

Windows users are either using Windows XP, Vista or 7.  Windows XP is a decade old while Vista is about four years old--dinosaurs in the tech world especially, with the availability of Windows 7.  ...»

7 More Casualties as Google Cleans House

Mellisa Tolentino | November 23rd

Over the years, our house gets cluttered with so much junk that eventually we have to let go of some stuff.  Most of us find ourselves holding on to junk, thinking that we might need