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Mozilla Marches Ahead with Ads for Firefox

This November, Mozilla is up for renegotiation with Google for placement of Google search as the default search in Firefox and for the related subsidies that Google pays Mozilla, which reached almost $300 million last year. That comprised...Show More Summary

OneDrive Cloud App for Android Merges Personal, Business Storage

Microsoft has integrated the consumer and enterprise versions of OneDrive into a single Android app, and plans to repeat the move on all the platforms that the cloud storage service runs on. "You want the ability to view those photos from that trip to Hawaii as well as work on your sales proposal – all from one device," notes the OneDrive blog. Show More Summary

Ubuntu 14.10 Preview, Wallen Walkback, and the Pantheon

Today in Linux news, Terry Relph-Knight takes the new Ubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 for a test-drive and wrote up his opinion. Jack Wallen today said, "Linux on the desktop isn't dead." In other news, Bryan Lunduke spent his last week running the Pantheon desktop environment and shared his thoughts today. Show More Summary

Chrome's Stable 64-Bit Windows Release is Touted for Speed

Google Chrome, noted by many for its speed, may be headed for even higher levels of stability and performance. Recently, I reported that Google elevated the 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows to its stable Beta distribution channel, while also elevating Chrome for OS X's 64-bit version to Canary and Dev builds. Show More Summary

Mozilla Discloses Another Security Breach Exposing User Data

Only weeks after it released the distressing news that its website dedicated to developers suffered from a database error that exposed email addresses and encrypted passwords of registered users, Mozilla is back in the news with a similar snafu. Show More Summary

Red Hat Shake-up, Desktop Users, and Outta Time

Our top story tonight is the seemingly sudden resignation of Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens. In other news, John C. Dvorak says "Linux has run out of time" and says there may be problems with Red Hat Enterprise 7. has a couple of interesting interviews and Nick Heath has five big names that use Linux on the desktop. Show More Summary

Linux Doesn't Need to Own the Desktop

Linus Torvalds issued Linux 3.17 rc-2 on Monday of this week, and he deviated from his normal schedule in doing so, because August 25 happens to mark the 23rd anniversary of the original Linux announcement. "Hello everybody out there using minix," Torvalds wrote. Show More Summary

Netflix Open Sources More of its Useful Utilities

Cloud computing platforms make headlines every day now, including leading open source platforms such as OpenStack, but few organizations have the cloud expertise that Netflix has. The company also has an admirable history of open sourcing many of its most useful cloud tools and accompanying security tools. Show More Summary

Linux at 23, Desktop Feedback, and GIMP 2.8.14 Released

The top story tonight is the releases of GIMP 2.8.12 and 2.8.14. Linux celebrated 23 years yesterday and the community had a bit to say about "the desktop." And finally tonight we have a couple of gaming announcements and Bruce Byfield on the KDE Visual Design Group. Show More Summary

Red Hat Enhances its Linux OpenStack Platform

Red Hat has introduced updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5, the latest version of its enterprise-focused OpenStack platform built on the Icehouse release.  An updated installer and new high availability platform...Show More Summary

The NSF Pours $20 Million Into Experimental Cloud Test Beds

Never underestimate the impact that the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) can have on technology. After all, way back when there was no commercial web, it was the NSF that--under pressure from entrepreneurs--opened up the gates for the commercial web to become a low cost way for organizations and individuals to become networked. Show More Summary

Bored with Distros, China Tries Again, and Recompiling Kernels

Today in Linux news Fedora Project leader Matthew Miller says folks are bored with Linux distributions. After the Red Flag failure, China is looking to develop another homegrown operating system. Paul Venezia has more on the raging systemd wars and the Linux Tycoon says recompiling the kernel is getting him down. Show More Summary

VMware Misses Docker Opportunity

Maybe I’m a minimalist, or perhaps simply a purist, but when I heard that VMware was going to integrate Docker with their virtualization management offerings, I knew they were going to get it wrong. OpenStack integrationwasn’t the only thing on the docket this morning. Show More Summary

Tesora Delivers Certification Program for OpenStack Cloud Database

As the OpenStack cloud computing arena grows, a whole ecosystem of tools and front-ends are growing in popularity as well. And, one of the most notable tools in the ecosystem is the database-as-a-service offering focused on buildingShow More Summary

VMware Comes Full Circle, to Release its Own OpenStack Flavor

Ever since 2012, we've covered the unsure stance that VMware has displayed toward emerging open source cloud computing platforms, including OpenStack, CloudStack and Eucalyptus. In this post, we reported that VMware's CEO had cited OpenStack...Show More Summary

First Firefox OS Phone Arrives in India, Priced at $33

Mozilla has announced that the first smartphone running its Firefox OS mobile operating system is now on sale in India, following earlier reports that a low-cost phone would arrive there in July. The phone is called Cloud FX and is built by Intex Technologies, an Indian phone maker. Show More Summary

Specialization and the Linux Desktop

Our benevolent dictator for life recently claimed that he was still aiming at Linux being as prevalent on the desktop as it is in the datacenter or in the cloud. The statement was meant with roaring applause from the crowd, and a few healthy, and a few not so healthy, doses of skepticism from the press. Show More Summary

Linux is Evolving

Red Hat cloud evangelist Gordon Haff recently wrote an article for titled “Why the operating system matters in a containerized world”. Gordon makes several good points on how the operating system is more important than...Show More Summary

Desktop Shmesktop, New Open Source Academy, and Your Own Steam Machine

Today in Linux news, Matt Asay asks if we can "please stop talking about the Linux desktop?" Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center will open a Linux certification academy in Mississippi next month. A new developmental release of Opera was announced and a new horror game has me rushing to Steam. Show More Summary

Survey Finds OpenStack, KVM Riding High Among Cloud Professionals

 In conjunction with CloudOpen, a sidebar tradeshow held along with LinuxCon, The Linux Foundation has announced that a survey of open source cloud pros established that  OpenStack is easily the most popular project. The survey gathered information from more than 550 participants, and the findings came out at CloudOpen in Chicago this week. Show More Summary

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