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Wake Up Lil SUSE, Minty Goodness, and Caine Mutiny

Today in Linux news Simon Phipps discusses what the merger completion means for SUSE and reviews openSUSE 13.2. Linux Mint 17.1 update was released a couple of days ago and Chris Hoffman and Craciun Dan cover what's new. Show More Summary

Mozilla's Revenue Growth Slows Down Amid Changes at the Organization

As I noted here yesterday, Mozilla is going through a huge sea change. It has historically gotten more than 90 percent of its revenues from Google, to the tune of $300 million recently, in exchange for search placement in the Firefox browser.  That has completely changed, and now Mozilla has struck a similar five-year deal with Yahoo. Show More Summary

OpenStack Survey Shows Admins Are Moving to Actual Deployments

In preparation for the recently held OpenStack Summit in Paris, the OpenStack Foundation conducted one of its regular surveys of operators and application developers, who were asked to provide feedback on their experiences. These surveys...Show More Summary

Free as in Beer, SUSE News, and 7 Years Uptime

Today in Linux news Jack Germain reviewed Makulu Cinnamon Debian and said it can give Linux Mint Cinnamon some competition. Bruce Byfield said free as in beer has slowed the adoption of Open Source software. The SUSE parent company Attachmate and Micro Focus merger is now complete and Sam Varghese has several interviews from SUSECon today. Show More Summary

Surprise! Mozilla Switches Out its Deal with Google for One with Yahoo

This month may very well prove to be the most momentous one in the history of Mozilla. Only a few days ago, I put up a post noting that Mozilla was up for renewal negotiations for its deal with Google, which has historically subsidized more than 90 percent of Mozilla's revenues, to the tune of more than $300 million per year at times. Show More Summary

Symantec and HP Partner on Disaster Recovery for HP Helion OpenStack

As I covered yesterday, IDG Enterprise is out with results from a new survey it did involving 1,672 IT decision-makers who report that they are very focused on cloud computing, including open cloud platforms such as OpenStack. The same...Show More Summary

Another Debite Quits, Scientific Linux Flop, Mageia 3 EOL

Another day brings another Debian resignation. In other news, Mageia 3 is reaching its end-of-life and The Var Guy has some highlights from SUSECon. says Scientific Linux 7 is "poorly executed" and Mozilla says losing Google partnership promotes choice and innovation. Show More Summary

Google's Kubernetes Project May Have One Giant Beneficiary: Google

Recently, I covered the news that Google has released Kubernetes under an open-source license, which is essentially a version of Borg, which harnesses computing power from data centers into a powerful virtual machine. It can make a difference for many cloud computing deployments, and optimizes usage of container technology. Show More Summary

Enterprise Survey Shows Much Continuing Interest in the Cloud

As we approach the end of 2014, one of the biggest open source stories of the year has to be the rise of open platforms for cloud computing. OpenStack, in particular, grabs most of the headlines in this area, but CloudStack and other platforms are seeing much adoption as well. Show More Summary

systemd to Stay, FreeBSD Millionaires, and Fedora Love Letter

Today was another busy day in Linuxville. The results of the Debian general resolution on decoupling systemd are in and is reporting that FreeBSD just received a million dollar donation. Joe Casad says TOR isn't as anonymous as users think and Steven J. Show More Summary

Free of the Phone Business, Nokia Delivers a Slick Android Tablet

Earlier this year, as Microsoft's move to acquire Nokia was taking shape, I speculated that owning Nokia might put Microsoft squarely in the Android business, which is kind of a funny proposition since Google drives Android's fortunes. Show More Summary

Google Leverages Old Technique with New Open Source Tool

With what is being heralded as a look back to 1960s approaches to surveys and statistics, Google has announced a new open source project that seeks to collect data about users' computers without invading their privacy.  Dubbed RAPPOR,...Show More Summary

DD Quits systemd, Fedora Ponders Firefox, and Rolling Releases

Today was such a busy day in Linuxland I hardly know where to start. Another Debian developer tendered his resignation from the systemd maintenance team and Fedora is thinking of dropping Firefox over its new advertisements. Matt Hartley presents a case against the rolling release and Katherine Noyes talks to bloggers about Microsoft's.NET today. Show More Summary

At a Critical Juncture, Mozilla Can Benefit from a Fresh Deal with Google

This month promises to be a momentous one for Mozilla, which has steadily been reengineering its company. We've reported on the many leadership changes at the company in recent months, and on the increased focus the company is putting on the Firefox OS mobile platform. Show More Summary

Lock Down Network Security with Newly Open Sourced Tools

In recent months, without a lot of fanfare, major technology firms have been open sourcing extremely sophisticated security tools. A number of these are flying under the radar, but they are worth knowing about. Here are some of most useful tools to be open sourced recently by Google, Facebook and Netflix. Show More Summary

Pigs Flying, Popular Licenses, and LibreOffice 4.3.4

Jon maddog Hall today said that it'd be "when pigs fly" when Microsoft really embraces Open Source. In other news, Rob Zwetsloot is back with Part 2 of his top 10 Linux desktops and Jim Lynch reviewed Trisquel 7.0. LibreOffice 4.3.4 was released and Stephen O'Grady looks at the most popular Open Source licenses. Show More Summary

Here They Are: Ads in Firefox

With the launch of version 33.1 of the venerable Firefox browser this week, we're witnessing a momentous new playbook change from Mozilla. Specifically, there are now advertisements in Firefox. Over the summer, we reported on Mozilla's plans to put "sponsored tiles" in Firefox.  The company even has a support page that discusses the sponsored tiles. Show More Summary

Open Cloud Alliance Joins Growing Crowd of Cloud Standards Setters

As the momentum surrounding OpenStack, CloudStack and other open cloud computing platforms accelerates, there are increasing needs at many enterprises for certification and validation of services, standards, and guarantees of interoperability. Show More Summary

Secure Distros and Top Desktops

Today in Linux news posted a comparison of security distributions Tails, Kali, and Qubes. Elsewhere, Government Computer News has some tips for migrating to Open Source. Rob Zwetsloot looks at popular desktops and Michael Larabel reports that Ubuntu is phasing out 32-bit support. Show More Summary

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