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Why Open Source May Drive the Apple Watch to Success

The first Apple Watches arrived in stores today--sort of. For two weeks, you can visit an Apple Store to look at the watches or -- if you have an appointment -- try them on for 15 minutes. Although you can preorder the watch now, they don't actually go on sale until April 24. Show More Summary

Evolution of Solus and Fedora 22 Delayed

Last week the former Evolve OS project announced they needed a new name. Suggestions came in and a decision was made. Now under a new name, the project tries to carry on with its original mission. In other news, Fedora 22 Beta was delayed causing a ripple effect throughout the remaining cycle and Red Hat announced their partners of the year. Show More Summary

Extracting Structured Data From Recipes Using Conditional Random Fields

Erica Greene describes the tool that she built to extract structured data from recipes.

Dell and Red Hat's Latest OpenStack Alliance To Open More Enterprise Doors

Dell and Red Hat have announced an enhanced edition of the Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution, a co-engineered, enterprise-grade private-cloud solution based on OpenStack. We've covered the OpenStack-focused alliance between the two powerful companies before, and the announcement is one of several from Red Hat this week. Show More Summary

Linux Foundation Takes Web Security and Encryption Platform Under its Wing

The Linux Foundation has its sights set on putting reliable open source technology at the center of the web security and encryption scenes. The nonprofit organization announced that it will host the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) and its Let's Encrypt open certificate authority platform. Show More Summary

PLUMgrid Delivers ONS 3.0 Suite for Driving OpenStack Clouds

PLUMgrid, which focuses on virtual network infrastructure for OpenStack   cloud deployments, has announced the latest SDN software PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite 3.0 for OpenStack with new operational tools, features for dynamic routing, and expanded service insertion for third party virtual, physical and container based appliances. Show More Summary

NASA, IBM Ask the World to Hack Space

This weekend, NASA is hooking up with IBM's BlueMix cloud platform in an unprecedented development effort. More than 10,000 developers, scientists, entrepreneurs and students in 62 countries will work in tandem on a code-a-thon aimed at building technology for space exploration. Show More Summary

2015 Red Hat Summit Announced

Red Hat, Inc. today announced this year's Red Hat Summit. A good time will be had by all for the Early Bird discounted price of $1295. Keynotes, presentations, labs, and panel discussions are among the scheduled events. There's something for everyone with the added attractions of offsite parties, receptions, happy hours, and pub crawls. Show More Summary

CoreOS Team Gets $12 Million to Offer DIY Google-style Infrastructure with Tectonic

As Susan covered earlier today, the announcement by CoreOS about Tectonic is making waves. It's billed as a new "commercial Kubernetes platform that combines the CoreOS stack with Kubernetes to bring companies Google-style infrastructure...Show More Summary

AtScale Launches, Bridging Hadoop and Popular Analytics Tools

At one point, the Big Data trend--sorting and sifting large data sets with new tools in pursuit of surfacing meaningful angles on stored information--remained an enterprise-only story, but now businesses of all sizes are evaluating tools that can help them glean meaningful insights from the data they store. Show More Summary

Linux Australia Hacked and CoreOS Hearts Kubernetes

In a post to the Linux-aus mailing list Saturday The Linux Australia Council informed members and conference attendees that due to a server breach personal information could be compromised. The March 22 hack was discovered two days later...Show More Summary

Piston Unveils Piston CloudOS 4.0, focused on "the Modern Data Center"

Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. has announced the availability of Piston CloudOS 4.0, which is billed as "an operating system for the modern data center that transforms clusters of commodity servers into a single unified environment." The...Show More Summary

Despite Enterprise Concerns, Android is an Ultra-Safe Platform

As recently as March, we were reporting on one of the biggest security holes ever affecting Android. In fact, PaloAlto networks had found that that security breach affected almost 50 percent of Android devices, making them vulnerable to an attack that can swap out a user's pre-installed app with malware that can round up sensitive data. Show More Summary

Purifying the Sea of PDF Data, Automatically

Jeremy B. Merrill, in our Interactive News department, has been developing a pattern to purify PDF data.

OStatic’s Latest Interview Series Updates: Cloud and Big Data Thoughts

The open source community is making truly impactful contributions to some major technology shifts right now. In particular, cloud computing, Big Data and the Internet of Things are creating large shakeups, and the pace of development has quickened significantly recently. Show More Summary

Survey Results Disagree on the True State of Hadoop Adoption

How much traction are Hadoop and other Big Data tools getting in enterprises? That depends on which studies you put credence in. A new report from Barclays Bank PLC notes that Hadoop is gaining substantial enterprise traction, but other reports note that many enterprises remain in evaluation stage. Show More Summary

Fedora May Move to Project Atomic Distribution

Fedora 22 was different from other releases most significantly by the way it was distributed - namely in three purpose-designed editions. However, Paul Frields is floating another method for future Fedora releases. He suggest FedoraShow More Summary

Nebula Folds as Consolidation Looms for OpenStack Scene

It's a big week on the OpenStack front. Mirantis has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation, focusing on OpenStack and PaaS, and Nebula startup company that sold data center hardware tools for deploying OpenStack clouds has announced that it is shutting down. Show More Summary

Mirantis Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation, Addressing PaaS and OpenStack

Mirantis is joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation to help allow developers to run best-of-breed tools on top of OpenStack. The company has announced that it will integrate its cloud platform with the app-development framework from Cloud Foundry. Show More Summary

Slow April Fools' Day for Linux

This certainly hasn't been a record year for Linux and Open Source April Fools' jokes. In days of yore distributions would come up with crazy spins or psychedelic themes. Sites would deploy eye-straining colors and heads of projects would announce defections. Show More Summary

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