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Critical Ghost bug could haunt WordPress and PHP apps, too

The list of potential ways to exploit Ghost has grown to include Web mainstays.

Forbes Report Rounds Up Top Cloud Companies to Work For

If you're looking for work at a company focused on cloud computing, there are a lot of opportunties, including opportunities at firms with proprietary or open cloud platforms. Every year, Computer Reseller News does a roundup of the best cloud computing companies, and recently delivered The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors Of 2015. Show More Summary

The Linux Foundation Offers a Self-Paced SysAdmin Course

This has been a banner week for new online technology coursework that you can flex to fit to your schedule. We've covered some new, free and on-demand Hadoop courses that you can take through MapR, and now The Linux Foundation is serving up a SysAdmin offering that is designed to respect your time. Show More Summary

Major Release LibreOffice 4.4 Announced

The Document Foundation today announced the latest and "most beautiful" LibreOffice ever. LibreOffice 4.4 is the ninth major release for the project and brings with it lots of design and functionality improvements. Redesigned toolbars, menus, status bars, rulers and new theme selector are among the goodies for users. Show More Summary

LibreOffice 4.4 brings better looks and OpenGL to your presentations

New release has redesigned toolbars, menus, rulers, and a new default theme on OS X.

The FTC Calls for Lockdown Security on the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) was big news at January's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and many large tech companies had related announcements. Apple wan't demonstrating, but partners had the first set of devices that are HomeKit certified, which is Apple’s protocol for allowing smart home devices to work with the iOS platform. Show More Summary

Ubuntu Server and Cloud Survey Highlights Private Clouds, OpenStack

Canonical is out with findings from its sixth annual Ubuntu Server and Cloud Survey, which went out to respondents at the end of 2014. The survey aims to provide an overview of the enterprise cloud market, including emerging and changing trends, current challenges and technology preferences. Show More Summary

Don't Use Ubuntu, Use Mint - or elementary

The top story today continued to be the GHOST vulnerability covered last night, probably because the name lends itself to cute headlines - most with a twist on "Ghost in the Machine." But elsewhere, the How-To-Geek said today that new users should stick to Linux Mint instead of Ubuntu. Show More Summary

Docker Project Gets an Org Overhaul

Without a doubt, container technology was one of the hottest stories of last year, and if you mention the container arena to most people, Docker is what comes to mind. As impressive as Docker is, as recently as June of last year, OStatic highlighted some of its instabilities. Show More Summary

MapR Delivers Free, On-Demand Hadoop Courses

When the topic turns to job market opportunities these days, hardly any technology trend is drawing more attention than Big Data. And, when talking Big Data, the subject of Hadoop inevitably comes up, as it remains the star open source framework for drawing insights from large data sets. Show More Summary

New GHOST Scaring Linux Users

The top story today is the news that a major security vulnerability has existed in glibc (C libraries) since version 2.2. In other news, Charles H. Schulz previews LibreOffice 4.4 and Bruce Byfield looks at the state of Linux desktops. Show More Summary

Black Duck Announces Open Source Rookies of the Year

Black Duck Software, the OSS Logistics solutions provider, today announced its seventh annual Black Duck Open Source Rookies of the Year awards, which recognizes the top new open source projects initiated in 2014. This year's honorees span security, cloud storage, Bitcoin marketplaces, DevOps tools, and database management. Show More Summary

Cloud-Smart Apache BookKeeper Graduates to Top Level Project

One of the Achilles heels of administrators of Big Data and cloud computing deployments is that disk/server failure rates occur on up to 10 percent of systems annually. That failure rate calls for data replication strategies and use of services for replication. Show More Summary

Windows 10 versus Linux

Windows 10 seemed to dominate the headlines today, even in many Linux circles. Leading the pack is Brian Fagioli at betanews.com saying Windows 10 is ringing the death knell for Linux desktops. Microsoft announced today that Windows 10 will be free for loyal Windows users and Steven J. Show More Summary

Satya Nadella Shakes Up Windows and Azure Pricing Models

In case you haven't checked recently, Microsoft is radically reshaping its approach to Windows fees, subscriptions and licensing. It's all being driven by new CEO Satya Nadella (shown here), who rose to the top position at the Redmond giant following a long stint being in charge of Microsoft's cloud computing arm. Show More Summary

Why Security May Be the Key Issue in the OpenStack Race

Recently, OStatic interviewed Boris Renski, who is the co-founder of OpenStack-focused company Mirantis. In the interview, Renski noted that much expected consolidation in the OpenStack race may have already happened. "The consolidation has already happened," he said. Show More Summary

Zenwalk and Chakra Reviews, Another 32-Bit Voice

Today in Linux news, Jack Germain has a review of Zenwalk and Dedoimedo.com tries to review Chakra. With the pro-32 bit architecture folks seemingly winning the argument, Bruce Byfield weights in saying what's surprising is that it's taken so long to deprecate. Show More Summary

Hortonworks' Hadoop Platform Now on Google Cloud Platform

On the heels of its introduction as a hot new publlic company a few weeks ago, Hortonworks, which focuses on the open source Big Data platform Hadoop, is expanding its reach. Recently, Hortonworks extended its technology partner program with the addition of three new certifications it offers. Show More Summary

Platform9 Claims its OpenStack Private Clouds Can Spin Up in Minutes

Platform9, which many people have taken note of as a virtualization-focused startup, is making news this week after it announced the availability of Platform9 Managed OpenStack, a SaaS solution that leverages an organization's existing servers into an AWS-like agile, self-service private cloud. Show More Summary

Hoogland Expounds and Ticking off Linus

Monday I speculated that Bodhi Linux founder Jeff Hoogland's change of heart was possibly due to reminiscing with Christine Hall in her interview. Well, today Hall spoke with Hoogland again to find out. In other news, Phil Johnson has...Show More Summary

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