The 11th release of OpenStack is available for download today, and the event is being billed as "a turning point" for the open source project with contributions from nearly 1,500 developers and 169 organizations worldwide. Indeed, it's only been a few short years since there was early media coverage of the cloud computing platform. Show More Summary
Surely you've seen the news stories floating around about how has Microsoft finally, truly warmed up to Linux and open source. It's all thanks to new CEO Satya Nadella (shown), who has let everyone know that he "loves Linux" and claims that 20 percent of Microsoft's Azure cloud is already Linux-based. Show More Summary
Never underestimate how much the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is doing to drive the Hadoop community forward. This week, I reported on how it and the Open Data Platform partners are really driving standardization forward on the Hadoop scene. Show More Summary
Companies with household names ranging from HP to IBM have jumped rapidly on the cloud computing bandwagon, but they're not all necessarily focused on public cloud services. In fact, some companies are sending very mixed signals about the public cloud. Show More Summary
Bodhi founder and lead developer Jeff Hoogland today blogged that Enlightenment just isn't what it was back in the E17 days. So much so that Hoogland almost quit the distro business altogether. However, after his return, Hoogland decided the best way to handle Enlightenment was to fork it. Show More Summary
Recently, we've been covering Apache Mesos, along with Mesosphere, a company doing some interesting things surrounding Mesos and offering a data center operating system. Mesos is an open source project that abstracts CPU, memory, storage,...Show More Summary
Citrix is out with some interesting moves in the Linux virtual desktop arena. The company has a new kit called the “Linux Virtual Desktop Tech Preview” which is available here for XenApp or XenDesktop customers with active Subscription Advantage accounts. Show More Summary
What an exciting weekend that just passed. First up, the long-awaited Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 "Jessie" was released in live and traditional installation media. Elsewhere, Mageia 5 Release Candidate was released with UEFI support and other installation improvements. Show More Summary
The first Apple Watches are arriving on some wrists and drawing reviews around the web. In a recent post, I called out the fact that open source health initiatives and apps surrounding the watch may drive its ultimate success. AppleShow More Summary
Recently there has been a lot of coverage of Big Data leaders converging around the Open Data Platform, recently announced by Pivotal, which we covered here. The ODP is rapidly gaining members, and its founding members are GE, Hortonworks, IBM, Infosys, Pivotal, SAS, AltiScale, Capgemini, CenturyLink, EMC, Teradata, Splunk, Verizon and VMware. Show More Summary
DoS weakness shares starring role with revised FREAK vulnerability.
4k scaling issues keep it from being perfect—but, hey, it’s for developers, right?
New iOS behavior makes this a little more palatable than before.
Being the only closed source mainstream browser isn't a good position.
The OpenMandriva Community today announced OpenMandriva Lx 3 Alpha. Version 3 will bring some exciting new features including hints of Plasma 5. The Debian Project today asked for help with Debian LTS for Wheezy and Jessie. The Gentoo...Show More Summary
How much does the rise of open source cloud computing mean to enterprises? This week, both Microsoft and Amazon reported quarterly earnings, and they put some numbers on the answer to that question. In particular, Amazon revealed how much money Amazon Web Services (AWS) makes, which it was very secretive about before. Show More Summary
In case you were wondering about Citrix's commitment to CloudStack and CloudPlatform as OpenStack continues to gain momentum, here's a bit of news: Citrix has has become a Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation."By joining the...Show More Summary
The big story today, almost seemed like the only story today, was the release of Ubuntu 15.04. In the early announcement "a converged future" was touted as the 15.04 Desktop, Kylin, Snappy Core, and the Phone was introduced. Today José...Show More Summary
This week, the Box Dev conference is going on, where more than 1,500 developers have converged to talk about Box and its ecosystem of tools, which are becoming increasingly popular as cloud solutions in enterprises. If you've used Box,...Show More Summary
Red Hat has announced its Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1, the company’s selection of some of the latest open source C and C++ compilers and complementary development tools. Available through the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Program...Show More Summary