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Three Mozilla board members—including two former CEOs—step down

Resignations tendered last week, blamed on Mozilla not choosing an outside hire.

Red Hat Serves Up Good Earnings, Updated Virtualization Platform

Red Hat is out with a slew of news this week. As Susan covered earlier, the company reported n"> better-than-expected quarterly results, aided by strong subscription growth for its Linux operating system, but also forecast full-year profit following below average analyst estimates. Show More Summary

Mozilla's Thimble and Webmaker Get Nods for Teaching Web Development Skills

For a long time now, Mozilla has been quietly pursuing training and educational goals surrounding making people more web literate. One of the company's tools, the Thimble collaborative code editor, which is designed to make it easy for...Show More Summary

GNOME 3.12 Released, 'Sup Apache, King of Office

There was so much news today, I couldn't fit it all into one post. Several interesting software topics surfaced today as well. First up, Glyn Moody asks, What's Up with Apache Web Server? Jack Germain test-drove a new Linux office suite. Show More Summary

Red Hat on the Rise, Fun Fun Makulu, and Whazzup Kernel

Today's news search turned up quite a bit of data. Red Hat released their quarterly earnings this afternoon and while observers expected good news, some are now reporting not so much. has two stories of interest today, the first is from Steven J. Show More Summary

The Linux Foundation Presents Results of Collaborative Development Study

The Linux Foundation has announced the release of its first “Collaborative Development Trends Report,” which presents the results of an invitation-only survey of nearly 700 software developers and business managers about their participation and investments in collaborative development practices. Show More Summary

Google Chrome Taking on New Music and Voice Features

The Google Chrome browser is putting on some new moves. We've already covered the fact that with the latest version of Chrome, you can search by voice on Google—no typing or clicking required.The browser also has a new feature that makes...Show More Summary

Windows Deletes Linux, Ubuntu's Unmentionables, & the Max

Today in Linuxland a dual-booter is reporting that his latest Windows update deleted his GRUB boot loader and turned on secure boot. Bruce Byfield says Ubuntu's conflicts with the community are less about the issues and more about user disappointment. Show More Summary

Apache CloudStack 4.3 Supports Microsoft's Hyper-V Virtualization

The Apache Software Foundation has announced the arrival of version 4.3 of the CloudStack cloud computing platform, which offers a lot of new features and includes support for Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization hypervisor. This release is the first big update to CloudStack since the 4.2 release debuted in October. Show More Summary

Hortonworks' $100 Million Infusion Heralds Big Open Source Opportunities

Hortonworks, the company focused on the open source Big Data crunching platform Hadoop, has been making waves for some time now, and now the company has announced that it has raised a whopping $100 million in an investment round led by BlackRock and Passport Capital managed funds. Show More Summary

The Triumphs and Challenges of Logging in PHP (and Really Most Languages Probably)

Jonathan Marballi explains how we developed a lightweight, flexible and useful logger class for our back end PHP framework.

Piston's Josh McKenty Weighs In on OpenStack Compatibility, Market Saturation

There are some interesting discussions going on regarding the OpenStack cloud computing platform and industry standards. Last August, we covered former Microsoftie and noted tech blogger Robert Scoble's Google+ post saying that OpenStack...Show More Summary

JavaScript Guru Brendan Eich Takes the Reins at Mozilla

Brendan Eich, formerly CTO of Mozilla and famous as the creator of JavaScript, has been named CEO at Mozilla, in a move that signals how seriously Mozilla is shifting toward a mobile-first strategy emphasizing Firefox OS. The Mozilla...Show More Summary

Reviews, Indecent Proposal, and Ubuntu Graduation

Today brings two new reviews. Jesse Smith reviews Linux Mint Debian Edition 201403 in today's Distrowatch Weekly and Jamie Watson posts his latest hands-on. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols says folks don't care about operating systems anymore. Show More Summary

Patching and Docker

Keeping Linux servers up to date in a production environment hasn't gotten any easier, but the importance of the process has certainly been illustrated recently. As reported by Ars Technica, Cisco, ZDNet, and thousands of other sites around the Internet, Linux has had a bit of bad press lately relating to security. Show More Summary

Facebook Releases Open Source Hack Language to Improve on PHP

Facebook has released a new open source language, called Hack, that integrates with the popular PHP language and includes many of the safety features in older languages such as C++. You can try Hack now at During the past year, Facebook has been converting nearly its entire PHP code base to Hack. Show More Summary

Cisco, with Partners, to Put $1 Billion into OpenStack-based "Intercloud"

Cisco Systems has announced that it plans to invest more than $1 billion to expand its cloud business in the next two years, including building an OpenStack-based Intercloud, descrbied as a "network of clouds," with several partners....Show More Summary

Security Exaggeration, Linux on ATMs, and Mac Ubuntu

A lot of Websites are still covering the last couple of Linux security breaches and today Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols said, "It's not Linux's fault!" It rarely is. A lot of talk is heard lately about those last XP users and what they will use next, but yesterday said ATMs will likely be migrated to Linux as well. Show More Summary

Report: Tor Project Leaders Call Out Fake Tor Browser

Now here is a sneaky malware story that you don't hear every day: According to an online post being widely covered in the media (though it appears to have been taken down now) members of the Tor Project said that a fake application on...Show More Summary

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