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Twilio and Google Mashup Optimizes Chromebooks for Call Centers

Twilio, which offers a software and cloud-based communications platform, has announced a collaboration with Google to deliver enterprise communications solutions on Chromebooks. Twilio CX for Chromebooks is a product that combines Twilio's...Show More Summary

Linux Domination, Ubuntu Uncertainty, and Nerdy Enlightenment

There are some interesting stories today in Linuxville. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is reporting that Linux dominates on supercomputers more than ever. Arstechnica says "Mint 17 is the perfect place for Linux-ers to wait out Ubuntu uncertainty." Linux Tycoon Bryan Lunduke reviews Enlightenment 17 and Jamie Watson says Makulu Linux 6 makes him smile. Show More Summary

Improving Article Accessibility

We incorporated feedback from an accessibility testing audit (the first of many we plan to have) and introduced a number of improvements to for screen reader users.

Mozilla Delivers Built-in HTML5 App Development Tool for Firefox

If you work with web content at all, you're probably familiar with doing debugging and content editing directly from within a browser. If you're a Firefox user, you may also be very familiar with tools such as Firebug, which lets you do extensive debugging and development from within Firefox. Show More Summary

Cloudera, Dell and Intel Partner on Enterprise Hadoop Appliances

Cloudera has been on a tear lately. The company, a pioneering startup focused on enterprise analytic data management powered by Hadoop, recently raised a staggering $900 million round of financing with participation by top tier institutional...Show More Summary

25 Great Games, Ubuntu Tips, and Red Hat Downer

Linux Mint 17 KDE and Xfce were released today, but some of the website is down. Matt Hartley has some tips for new Ubuntu users. Russia is planning to switch to Linux (and Russian chipsets) reports Glyn Moody. David Meyer says Opera is back on Linux and says Red Hat isn't a good investment. Show More Summary

One Improvement the Linux Desktop Needs

Datamation recently posted an article by Bruce Byfield listing 7 Improvements The Linux Desktop Needs. Byfield's list includes a few interesting suggestions, like "a workable menu", and "color-coded title bars", and a request for better desktop email, document processors, and video editors. Show More Summary

Google's BoringSSL Aspires to Be the Hassle-Free Version of OpenSSL

If you mention OpenSSL to many people, the first thing that comes to mind is the notorious Heartbleed bug that surfaced in April and can possibly allow hackers to compromise encrypted systems and connections. But OpenSSL is actuallyShow More Summary

Is Mozilla Behind a New Chromecast Competitor?

While the details are unclear at this point, it looks like Mozilla may have some role in delivering a competitor to Google's popular Chromecast dongle, based on the Firefox OS platform. Several sites have been reporting that MozillaShow More Summary

Mageia 4.1 Released, LXLE 14.04 Review, and LibreOffice 4.2.5

Today was another bountiful day in Linux news. First up, Mageia 4.1 maintenance release was announced. Non-techie Arindam Sen says LXLE 14.04 is the best LXDE distribution he's tested. Jamie Watson looks at Mint 17 KDE and Xfce release candidates. Show More Summary

LeaseWeb Offers CloudStack-based Flat-Fee Private Cloud Service

While OpenStack tends to draw more buzz among open cloud computing platforms, the Apache Software Foundation has been steadily driving the CloudStack cloud platform forward. There are services taking shape around CloudStack, as evidenced by LeaseWeb's announcement of LeaseWeb Private Cloud. Show More Summary

With OnMetal, Rackspace Enters Bare-Metal OpenStack Hosting Race

Just last week, Mirantis and IBM's SoftLayer group announced a new bare-metal-as-a-service hosting plan called Mirantis OpenStack Express. On the heels of that, Rackspace has announced a similar offering, OnMetal, a single-tenant infrastructure-as-a-service platform that integrates with the full range of APIs available in the OpenStack arena. Show More Summary

Happy 30th X, Debian Reinstates GLIBC, and Linux Poetry

It was an exciting day here in Linuxville. First up, big Happy Birthday to X as X.Org celebrates the window system's 30th birthday. A big shocker out the Debian camp has users scratching heads and chins. Libby Clark reports on an kernel hacker who converts Linux to poetry. Show More Summary

As Amazon Enters the Phone Game, It's All About the (Android) Apps

There is much hubbub around Amazon's Fire Phone this week. The newly announced smartphone is Amazon's first foray into smartphones, and the press is heralding many of the innovative new hardware-driven features in the phone, some of which will make reading and consuming content very easy. Show More Summary

Hear Ye! Major Newspapers Team with Mozilla on Digital Comments Platform

Thanks to a $3.89 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a  Miami-based philanthropic group that focuses on media and the arts, Mozilla is embarking on a project that will help connect some of the world's topShow More Summary

Red Hat Q1 Report, GNOME 3.14 Sneak Peek, and Why Open Source

In Linux news today, Red Hat released their first quarter financial results today and the markets reacted in kind. gives users a peek and poke at GNOME 3.14. Newbie Tony Ireland shares his story and Michael Hall shares why he uses Open Source. Show More Summary

Google and Facebook Open Source Important Tools

Over the years, Google has been one of the largest contributors to the open source community, handing many of its projects over for community development. Just this month, both Google and Facebook have made some significant new contributions of projects. Show More Summary

Red Hat to Acquire eNovance, Focus Together on OpenStack

In conjunction with the recent OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, Red Hat had confirmed many new OpenStack-centric initiatives, one of which was that the company is collaborating with eNovance, a leader in the open source cloud computing market, tto drive Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and telecommunications features into OpenStack. Show More Summary

Fedora 21 NOT Delayed, What Linux Needs, and Civ IV

Today in Linux news, Fedora 21 is not delayed says Matthew Miller, newly appointed project lead. Bruce Byfield thinks he knows the seven things the Linux desktops needs to be nearly perfect. Jamie Watson says KaOS is solid and focused. Show More Summary

Scoop: A Glimpse into the NYTimes CMS

A look at Scoop, the CMS that powers and its mobile apps.

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