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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

With $100 Million in Hand, Mirantis Sets Far-Reaching Cloud Goals

Yesterday, I covered the announcement from OpenStack player Mirantis that it has nailed down a massive $100 million Series B funding round led by Insight Venture Partners. The financing is being billed as the largest Series B open source investment in history. Show More Summary

Fresh Off the Presses! Mozilla Launches an Online Publication

For years now here at OStatic, we've been covering all things open source, including interviews, news and educational resources. That's why we're impressed with a new offering from Mozilla, which is actually not software, but an editorial product. Show More Summary

Ubuntu at Suzuka, Game-Changing Frictional Games, and Linux for Privacy

Today in Linux news, Softpedia.com brings us another Ubuntu spotted-in-the-wild sighting. Hamish Wilson looks at Frictional Games' body of work and how it changed computer gaming. My Linux Rig talks to Charles Profitt about his Ubuntu...Show More Summary

Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Sing the Praises of Open Source and Linux

 Has Microsoft finally, truly warmed up to Linux and open source? New CEO Satya Nadella is definitely pushing that notion. Several media outlets this week are reporting on his comments on how he "loves Linux" and he reportedly claims that 20 percent of Microsoft's Azure cloud is already Linux-based. Show More Summary

Mirantis Pulls Down Huge $100 Million Funding for OpenStack Efforts

Mirantis, which has steadily remained a nimble player in the OpenStack cloud computing arena, has just nailed down a massive $100 million Series B funding round led by Insight Venture Partners. The financing is being billed as the largest Series B open source investment in history. Show More Summary

Forking Debian, Celebrating Ubuntu, and Best Desktops

Debian and Ubuntu dominated the headlines today with various topics. The community is is celebrating Ubuntu's 10 years and Mark Shuttleworth announced the next codename. Debian lost a contributor and released 7.7 over the weekend while the threat of a fork is pushing a freedom choice. Show More Summary

New Group Threatens To Fork Debian

Yet another team of self described “veteran unix admins” and developers are planning to fork Debian if the project goes ahead with plans to replace sysvinit with systemd. Debian introduced systemd as a technical preview in Wheezy in May of last year, following Fedora and several other distributions. Show More Summary

Is Oracle's Cloud Strategy Really Open, Or Are Doors Locking?

Oracle recently made its Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux distribution generally available, and has been loudly beating the war drums on the OpenStack front. As I recently noted, It seems inevitable that there will be an OpenStack market...Show More Summary

Samsung and Intel Stay Committed to Chromebooks

Samsung has announced its new Chromebook 2, a good looking model that joins a slew of new Chromebooks arriving in the market. With the holiday season approaching, it's looking like portable computers running Chrome OS and featuring very low price points will be very big sellers. Show More Summary

Through Partnerships and More, Red Hat Can Compete with Tech Titans

Just in case you thought the OpenStack cloud computing race wasn't crowded enough, Oracle stepped up the competition recently by making its Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux distribution generally available. Based on the OpenStack Icehouse release, it allows users to control Oracle Linux and Oracle VM through OpenStack in production environments. Show More Summary

Mozilla's Firefox Hello Service Brings Skype-like Features to the Browser

For months now, Mozilla has been experimenting with streaming media and video features for Firefox. The Firefox for Android Beta 33, for example, featured a send-to-device streaming scheme that allowed users to stream videos on a mobile device to a TV or second screen. Show More Summary

Right Side of History, Fedora 21 Looking Good, and KWayland

In a bit of a slow news day today we still found out that Fedora 21 is looking good. Jim Zemlin says "Linux is on the right side of history" and The Document Foundation says, "Thanks" for the all the cool dough. In other news, Jack Wallen tries to make sense of Ubuntu release cycles and how it effects older machines. Show More Summary

Mozilla to Disable SSL 3.0 in Firefox, Heralds "the End of SSL 3.0"

"Another day, another vulnerability found in a critical piece of Internet infrastructure," reported Jon Buys here on OStatic this week, as news arrived that Google has found that SSL 3.0 is vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack, which means someone could possibly snoop on secure communications between browsers and servers. Show More Summary

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