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Survey Reveals Cloud Computing Trends Coming from Enterprises

With 2014 gone, businesses are set to roll out their 2015 cloud computing playbooks, and a lot of them are going to be focused on emerging open cloud platforms. As is usually true as a new year begins, survey results are appearing that put some metrics on the cloud plans that are set to be put in place. Show More Summary

New Language from MIT Streamlines Building SQL-Backed Web Applications

There are countless developers and administrators who are creating and deploying online applications backed by SQL databases. The problem is that creating and deploying them is not the easiest nut to crack due to the complexity of marrying HTML, JavaScript and other tools and components. Show More Summary

Apache Marks Year's End By Graduating Two Big Data Projects

As this year draws to a close, it's worth taking note of two important projects from the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) that have graduated to top-tier project status, ensuring them development resources and more. Apache  MetaModel went from the Apache Incubator to become a Top Level Project. Show More Summary

Pear Returning, In the Movies, and More Highlights

Today in Linux news Softpedia.com is reporting that Pear OS is making signs of a comeback. In other news, Debian is spotted in a new movie and Phil Shapiro shares a cheap laptop story. We have 2014 highlights on Ubuntu, GNOME, and FOSS in general as well as Jack Wallen's wishes for the new year. Show More Summary

Docker Reigned in 2014, But Competition is Coming

Container technology was without a doubt one of the biggest stories of 2014, and if you mention the container arena to most people, Docker is what they think of. As impressive as Docker is, as recently as June of last year, OStatic highlighted some of its instabilities. Show More Summary

Happy Birthday Linus, Looking Back, and Korora Tidbits

Softpedia.com today remembered the birthday of our founding father Linus Torvalds. In other news some Korora tidbits popped up in the feeds and Matthias Clasen is hinting that Red Hat 7.2 may feature the latest GNOME 3.14. Phoronix.com...Show More Summary

Cloud Computing Will Continue to Have Legs in 2015

All you have to do get a guage on how hot open cloud computing is is check the job listings. Opportunities abound for those with OpenStack skills, for example. But there are strong signs that some of the big growth in cloud computing may lie ahead, and Amazon, the 800-pound gorilla in the cloud, may face much stiffer competition. Show More Summary

Reports Arrive Showing Gmail and Service Provision Blocking in China

For a growing array of users, Google's Internet and cloud services are the backbone of how they stay connected, productive and informed. From Gmail to the Google Cloud Platform, Google has established Internet and cloud service standards around the world -- but in China, not so much. Show More Summary

ROSA Fresh R5, Year in Ubuntu, and Fedora to the Rescue

Still a bit slow on the news front but yesterday, like a Christmas present, ROSA Fresh R5 was released. Simon Phipps offers his Open Source confessions and Phoronix.com reviews the year in Ubuntu. Also, William Moreno Reyes offers a few thoughts on his recent Fedora 21 Workstation install. Show More Summary

Rackspace Joins Ranks of the Holiday Hacked

Are hackers and malware purveyors targeting cloud and network service providers over the holidays? With the news of the Sony hack fresh in everyone's minds, unusual hacking reports are flowing in. First, leaders of the Tor project said...Show More Summary

Linux Best & Worst, Live Patchin', and Devuan Good

It was a fairly slow news day today in Linuxville. Nevertheless, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols explains why 2014 "was the best of years, it was the worst of years." Gary Newell asks if the Debian-fork Devuan is a good idea and Serdar Yegulalp looks at the competing live kernel patchers and Fedora 21 is reviewed again, twice. Show More Summary

Apprenda and Piston Partner on OpenStack PaaS Solutions

Now that many enterprises are actually moving forward with OpenStack deployments, they are also wrestling with the complexities of putting applications and appropriate services on their cloud platforms. The last days of 2014 have brought news of some interesting choices becoming available for OpenStack deployments. Show More Summary

Linux Bloat, Linux Lite, and Devuan Update

Today in Linux news, Jack Wallen says Linux ain't bloated. For those still wanting something light anyway, Jim Lynch reviews Linux Lite 2.2. The Devuan project has announced some updates and Tom Taulli looks at the pros and cons of Red Hat stock. Show More Summary

Symantec Brings Security Savvy as OpenStack Gold Member

If you ask many enterprises considering doing an OpenStack deployment why they aren't pulling the trigger, lots of them will cite security concerns as the primary obstruction. As I covered recently, IDG Enterprise came out with results...Show More Summary

Tor Project Leaders Warn of Possibly Imminent Network Attack

In the world of online anonymity, the Tor network is a silent king. Millions of users depend on Tor to keep their tracks untraceable online, and not just individual users. Banks and other institutions leverage the Tor network as a security layer. Show More Summary

Mageia Beta Delayed, Christmas Quiz, and 7 Best Alternatives

Today in Linux news the Mageia project announced another delay in version 5 Beta 2. The Linux Voice is running a Linux quiz for Christmas and Gary Newell offers up his list of the seven best alternative Linux distributions of the year. Show More Summary

Databricks Delivers Online Courses Focused on Apache Spark

Databricks, a company founded by the creators of the popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark, is a firm that you may not have heard much from in 2014, but you will throughout 2015. The company has healthy venture funding of $47 million, and  Andreesen Horowitz is one of the investors, with Ben Horowitz on board. Show More Summary

VMware Raises its Ante in the OpenStack Race, with Mirantis

Marking the clearest evidence yet that OpenStack player Mirantis is working more closely with VMware on open cloud initiatives, the companies have published a Mirantis OpenStack reference architecture for VMware vCenter Server and VMware NSX. Show More Summary

Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha, Tanglu 2 Review, and More Red Hat

Just when you thought you couldn't get anymore Red Hat news, it once again was the talk of the techtown. An interest blog post from Hanno Böck today says quit using NTP if you care about security. Jack M. Germain discusses the work of Open Invention Network and Jamie Watson reviews Debian-derivative Tanglu 2. Show More Summary

TimesOpen Hack Day 2014

At the fifth annual TimesOpen Hack Day hosted by The New York Times Developers, people from around the city came to hack with us and API and platform partners CartoDB, Enigma and Google.

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