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Top 10 Software Stories Of 2010

In any year, there are winners and losers, those that successfully rode--or shaped--the tide, and those smashed by the waves of change. As virtual battles raged on Xboxes, Kinects, and other platforms, software developers waged war over market share and steadily loosening budget dollars. Eagerly awaited new products and beta versions made their debuts, jockeying for position and sales. The past year was, of course, no exception. In the rapid-paced world of social media, granddaddy MySpace all-bu
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With its release of Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, Canonical enabled organizations to create their own clouds and, if desired, connect them to Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The roll-out in November 2009 helped propel open source into the growing market for private clouds, an area ripe with opportunity in segments such as government.

"Ubuntu's Enterprise Cloud combines Ubuntu Linux with Eucalyptus and other cloud management tools. Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other Linux variants can also be used in combination with other open source programs to create cloud environments," said Michael Biddick, president and CTO of Fusion PPT, a consulting and IT services firm. , wrote in InformationWeek.

SEE ALSO:

Open Source Clouds On The Rise

How To Build Your Own Linux Cloud

Roll Your Own Ubuntu Private Cloud

Ubuntu 11 'Natty Narwhal' Alpha Released

Canonical Releases Ubuntu 10.10

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