Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Apr 2012 20:09 UTC, submitted by fran
Linux "Linux vendor Canonical said it has 'no interest' in Linux kernel development. Two weeks ago a Linux Foundation report showed that since version 2.6.32, Microsoft had committed more code to the Linux kernel than Canonical. Since then, Canonical has faced claims from rivals that it does not contribute to Linux as much as it should given its popularity. Recently Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth told The Inquirer that his company has no interest in contributing to the Linux kernel." Why is this such a bad thing? You can contribute more to open source than code alone. Like, I don't know, users?
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You're right about the admin console. I saw that they removed the Windows Server dependency, but not the IE dependency.

the code has been ported from C# to Java. This has had an important effect on the system requirements for running RHEV-M. Instead of the Microsoft Windows Server that RHEV-M 2.2 required, the new version relies on RHEL 6 server, with the Java code running on Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. However, Red Hat hasn't fully lost the Windows dependency it acquired with Qumranet, because the management server software's "Administrator Console" web front-end can only be operated from a Windows computer running a version of Internet Explorer 7 with .NET Framework 4. Red Hat plans to fix this issue in the next version of RHEV.

Update – The supported version of Internet Explorer can be version 7 or later. A technology preview of the replacement platform-independent web-based Administration Console, which will ship in future versions, is included with RHEV3, but currently doesn't offer comparable functionality.

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