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IT Earnings Way Up At Job Site Elance

Google App Engine, HTML5, search engine optimization and social media marketing are among the fastest movers on Elance's list of hot job opportunities available online.

Say What? The Week's Top Five IT Quotes

Google Wave crashes, fighting to keep mainframe skills alive, beware the Outernet and more.

GPL Enforcement Notches Another Victory

The license at the heart of many open source projects is amassing a winning record when it comes to successfully pursuing enforcement lawsuits.

Microsoft Prepping New Visual Studio Tool

Dubbed "LightSwitch," the new tool will offer developers of varying skill levels ready-made templates to create business applications for different computing environments.

Illumos Looks To Reopen Oracle's OpenSolaris

Amid concern throughout the OpenSolaris community about Oracle's plans for the open source operating system, the Illumos project is providing an alternative set of OpenSolaris technologies.

New Linux Kernel Boasts Speed, Efficiency Gains

Thanks to heavy contributions from search giant Google, new Linux 2.6.35 kernel offers improvements in networking capabilities and performance.

Google Ramping Up Chrome Releases

Already the pace setter in stable updates in the browser space, Google is planning to begin releasing new versions of Chrome twice as quickly.

The Open Source Software That Runs Facebook

The head of Facebook's open source products details how the company delivers social networking to 500 million people.

Microsoft Visual Studio Power Tools Get Update

New improvements, features and big fixes are on tap for users of Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2010.

Microsoft Ramping Up Windows Phone 7 Rollout

As it moves gears up for the holiday release of a new crop of mobile devices, Microsoft is accelerating the distribution of test copies of Windows Phone 7 handsets.

Puppet System Configuration Gets Bumped To 2.6

The popular, open source configuration management tool receives a handful of enhancements -- including basic Windows support -- while its backer, Puppet Labs, gets new financing.

Rackspace Teams With NASA In Cloud Play

Space agency and cloud player join forces in the OpenStack project, an effort to build an ecosystem around large-scale computing and storage services.

Will New PDK Attract Perl Developers?

An update to the Perl language has been out since April, but developers are slow to adopt it. Will a new kit change that?

A Look Inside Novell's OpenSUSE Build Service

Novell's openSUSE community Linux distribution gets a lift from the recently unveiled openSUSE Build Service 2.0, which offers developers new features to improve their workflow.

New Linux Kernel, Btrfs In Novell OpenSUSE 11.3

The community Linux distribution gets a slew of enhancements, like new support for a filesystem that's gaining ground among major Linux players.

Say What? The Week's Top Five IT Quotes

The technology world's most quotable quips and comments from around the Web.

Microsoft Ships Windows Phone 7 Dev Tools

A beta version of developer tools for Microsoft's ambitious Windows Phone 7 is now available that developers can use to build apps for the new device.

Will Tools Alliance Lead To Better Software?

Coverity and Armorize bring their specialty code-analysis tools together for a joint solution designed to improve performance and security.

Wind River Pushes Linux Security Further

The soon-to-be-released EAL 4+ certified 'secure' embedded Linux from Wind River could result in new market opportunities.

The Planet Jumps On KVM Virtualization

The hosting provider is taking a different approach with its new cloud hosting service based on Linux KVM virtualization.

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