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Canonical's OpenStack Offerings to Change the Company's Direction

Canonical is drawing a lot of attention after unveiling its own Ubuntu OpenStack distribution, and part of the reason is that Ubuntu is already the most popular platform of all for building OpenStack deployments on. That fact was reported in the OpenStack Foundation's survey findings and has been bolstered elsewhere. Show More Summary

DreamHost Takes its OpenStack IaaS Platform Out of Beta Tests

DreamHost has now taken its DreamCompute infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) OpenStack cloud platorm out of private beta testing. The company, with a platform that comes from the creators of Ceph, is set to compete with Amazon and other players in the cloud game. Show More Summary

Programming Language or Shakespeare Character?

Think you can tell the difference between a programming language and a Shakespeare character?

A Good Puppy, Urban Legends, and Kubuntu Plasma 5

While perusing the nighly newsfeeds the release of Puppy Linux 6.0 was mentioned. Jonathan Riddell said the next release of Kubuntu will feature Plasma 5 and Chris Hoffman is reporting Unity 8 will allow more privacy. And finally tonight, Bruce Byfield has seven reasons LibreOffice is better than OpenOffice. Show More Summary

YouTube's WatchMe for Android Brings Live Event Streams to Android Apps

YouTube has been in the news recently based on reports that it plans to launch paid subscription services, but there is another bit of interesting news about the popular video hosting and streaming company: It has launched an open source...Show More Summary

The W3C Pronounces the HTML5 Standard Finalized

Web and mobile developers have been leveraging the power of the HTML5 standard for several years now, but it's still a milestone that the World Wide Web Consortium has delivered a finalized, published specification for it. In the final...Show More Summary

Makulu for Work and Play, Wget Vulnerability, and Systemd Updates

Today in the Linux newsfeeds is Sean Michael Kerner's coverage of a newly reported Wget Symlink Vulnerability. MakuluLinux 1.0 Cinnamon was released today and two community reviews give users a nice introduction. The Systemd debate continues and The Canonical Distribution of Ubuntu OpenStack was announced. Show More Summary

Organizations are Rallying Behind an Open Source Internet of Things

If you've been reading about the Internet of Things (IoT) market, you may be noticing that it is picking up steam with powerful partnerships and big name companies launching initiatives. Red Hat put up an extensive post recently illustrating...Show More Summary

IBM Expands Global Cloud Footprint and Focus on OpenStack

Despite a recent poor quarterly results report, IBM appears to be applying even more focus to its cloud services business. The company has announced an expansion of its global cloud network with a new cloud center in Mumbai, India and a new suite of cloud services for OpenStack. Show More Summary

Ubuntu Reviews, SUSE News, and Red Hat Origins

Our top story on this October 27, 2014 is the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12. There are a couple of interesting user reviews of recently released Ubuntu 14.10 and Bodhi Linux lives with the release of 3.0 RC2. "Bob Young talks about...Show More Summary

Mozilla Positions Firefox OS as a Competitor to Raspbian for Raspberry Pi

The Mozilla Foundation held its much anticipated festival in England this past weekend, and one of the projects shown off by developers is a port of Firefox OS working with he Raspberry Pi. The diminutive, credit card-sized Raspberry...Show More Summary

OpenStack Venture Funding Marches On as SwiftStack Secures $16M

If you observe the old adage "follow the money" right now, it seems that you'll be led straight to OpenStack. Today, there is yet more news about venture funding for an OpenStack-focused startup. SwiftStack, which specializes in software-defined...Show More Summary

openSUSE Tumbling, Fedora Slipping, and Calculating Linux

The big news today is the merger of openSUSE Factory and Tumbleweed. Fedora 21 is delayed again due to numerous blockers. Jack M. Germain looks at Calculate Linux 14 and Bryan Lunduke is back with another desktop review, this week LXDE. Show More Summary

Apache CloudStack Arrives in New Version, Stays Popular

The Apache CloudStack project has released version 4.4.1, the new version of its private, public and hybrid cloud software. The lates revision of the open source CloudStack platform has "dozens of new features and improvements," as noted in an Apache Software Foundation release. Show More Summary

HP Launches Helion OpenStack Build/Services, to Take on AWS

HP has steadily been making a lot of noise about its commitment to cloud computing overall, and the OpenStack platform in particular. And, back in May, HP chief Meg Whitman announced the cloud-focused Helion brand, and pledged to commit $1 billion over the next two years on products and services surrounding OpenStack. Show More Summary

Girls Who Code

Miranda Chaiken, Aida Piccato and Sunnam Quispe are seniors at Stuyvesant High School and the creators of NYC Happenings.

Ubuntu 14.10 Released, openSUSE GNOME Peek, and Debian Multimedia

The release of Ubuntu 14.10, codenamed Utopic Unicorn, was the big news today. But in other news, Kostas Koudaras has a sneak peek of GNOME in upcoming openSUSE 13.2 and Alessio Treglia shared some bits on Debian 8.0 multimedia. Miguel de Icaza announces Mono for the Unreal Engine and, finally, Erich Schubert says avoiding systemd isn't hard at all. Show More Summary

Mozilla's Webmaker App Could Spur Firefox OS App Developers

Mozilla continues to push ahead with its Firefox OS mobile operating system, which is arriving on phones in many markets around the world. In fact, the company has aligned its whole strategy around the mobile platform. The OS is gaining...Show More Summary

Build It! Must-Have Open Source Development Tools

These days, there is big demand for strong web and application development skills in the job market. The good news is that there are many  open source tools to help you with your web project or application, and given the costs of proprietary development environments, they can save you a lot of money. Show More Summary

openSUSE, ROSA, and Red Hat

Today in Linux news, Jamie Watson is back with a look at the "coming attractions" of Makulu, openSUSE, and Fedora. Lifehacker has the winner of their "best desktop" survey and there are public builds of upcoming Unreal Tournament available. Show More Summary

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