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Submission + - TurnKey Linux to relaunch as TurnKey Windows (

liraz writes: "In a surprise move that will no doubt raise many eyebrows in the open source community, the project formerly known as TurnKey Linux has announced today it was relaunching as TurnKey Windows, following a collaboration agreement with Microsoft to develop a new generation of software appliances based on the software giant's highly anticipated Windows 7 operating system. At this time details of the financial terms between Microsoft and the former open source project remain undisclosed. "Too often open source projects ask monopolistic proprietary vendors to adapt and embrace open source ideals. Today we are adapting our ideals to a very generous monopolistic proprietary vendor" said Alon Swartz, co-founder and CEO of TurnKey Windows."
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Submission + - Will cloud computing eliminate sysadmins? (

Liraz writes: "Earlier today I spent an hour watching one of the Rackspace founders deliver a training video intended for new hires in 1999. In the video they go through the complexity of ensuring hardware works properly together, that the OS is installed properly, and that DNS is configured properly. Now just 10 years later much of this is significantly simplified. Now as we move to cloud computing with pre-defined virtual machine images the "OS is installed properly" piece is going away. Projects like TurnKey Linux will lead to one-click application stacks on top of an OS. For much of the IT community their career has been performing these tasks..."
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Submission + - TurnKey Linux release 12 new opensource appliances (

liraz writes: "TurnKey Linux is a new open source project developing truly free open source virtual software appliances that can run on real hardware in addition to most types of virtual machines. The ultimate goal is to eventually enable the community to take full advantage of open source on cloud deployments and avoid lock-in with proprietary vendors. The project just announced its most ambitious batch of releases including 12 new virtual software appliances, all featuring extensive improvements to usability, security and stability. "We've done a terrific amount of quality assurance on our end and blocked the release until we had resolved every single bug and issue we found.""

Submission + - Python 3.0 released (

turnkeylinux writes: "Python 3.0 has been released! "Python 3.0 (a.k.a. 'Python 3000' or 'Py3k') represents a major milestone in Python's history, and was nearly three years in the making. This is a new version of the language that is incompatible with the 2.x line of releases, while remaining true to BDFL Guido van Rossum's vision." See Guido's what's new in 3.0 document for an overview of the major changes."

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