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New Fedora Security, Linus Cartoon, and the Open Source Forest

Today in Linux news a new Fedora security team has been announced. Matt Asay says critics of Open Source Software can't see the forest for the trees. ITworld.com today published a cartoon saying when Linus curses, folks listen. That and a few more tidbits are inside to close out the month. Show More Summary

Apache Spark Gets Billed as the Next Big Data Thing

People in the Big Data and Hadoop communities are becoming increasingly interested in Apache Spark, an open source data analytics cluster computing framework originally developed in the AMPLab at UC Berkeley.  According to Apache, Spark can run programs up to 100 times faster than Hadoop MapReduce in memory, and ten times faster on disk. Show More Summary

Android Nails Down Record Share, Still Needs to Crack the Business Market

Android's march to the top of the smartphone field has been much faster than many people realize. It was only back in 2008 that analysts were bemoaning the fact that nearly no Android phones were seen at Mobile World Congress. This week,...Show More Summary

LibreOffice 4.3 Released, KDE Naming, and Zorin Reasons

Today was quite the busy news day here in Linuxville and the top story must have been the release of LibreOffice 4.3. Seems it brought significant changes and got lots of coverage. SiliconIndia.com has a list of the top eight alternative operating systems and Bruce Byfield looks at KDE's continually confusing callings. Show More Summary

Mozilla, Amazon and Others See Growth Ahead in India

As players in the technology arena look for global regions poised for growth, they are increasingly focused on India. In fact, Mozilla officials have recently noted that India is going to have a big impact on everyone's use of digital technology. Show More Summary

Smartphone Shipments Grow as China and Emerging Markets Do Well

Judging from the latest global smartphone sales numbers, players like Mozilla who are focused on markets outside the U.S., including emerging markets, may have the wind at their backs. As just one example of why that's true, SamsungShow More Summary

openSUSE Rolling, New UT Video, and SteamOS Review

The big news today in Linuxdom is openSUSE's announcement of moving Factory to a "rolling release" model. In other news, a new Unreal Tournament development video shows Team Deathmatch. Themukt.com has a review of SteamOS and LXer has a blurb about new Minimal Linux Live. Show More Summary

Bright Computing Draws $14.5 Million to Expand Focus on Linux Clusters

Bright Computing, a startup that works with companies that manage Linux clusters and is closely involved with Hadoop for mining Big Data, has picked up $14.5 million in Series B funding. Hadoop and other Big Data tools have been rapidly...Show More Summary

Chris Beard Named CEO of Mozilla

Brendan Eich, formerly CTO of Mozilla and famous as the creator of JavaScript, famously stepped down from his briefly held spot as CEO of the company back in April, and Chris Beard (shown) has been serving as interim CEO ever since.Show More Summary

Tor Bounty, Plasma 5 ISOs, and Best Desktops

Today in Linux news, the Kubuntu team have released ISOs with the Plasma 5 desktop for all to test. Russia has offered 3.9m roubles to anyone who can crack the Tor network. And Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has a round-up of the best in Linux desktops. Show More Summary

Mozilla confirms interim CEO as new top hire

Chris Beard accepts role after taking over for beleaguered Brendan Eich in April.

The Innovation Ecosystem Around OpenStack is Finally Ramping Up

OpenStack has already earned support across the IT industry from users, developers, cloud providers, and vendors, but many deployments are still new, and we have yet to see how people will innovate around the platform. Everybody from...Show More Summary

Power Up Your Video with VLC Media Player and Other Free Tools

If you've got some time to add another open source application to your arsenal, getting to know VLC Media Player, available for Windows, the Mac and Linux, is one of the best choices you can make. The application is famous for handling...Show More Summary

GOG's Mistaken Giveaway, Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, and Wayland in KDE

Today in Linux news, GOG accidently marked a lot of games as free in cost after their big Linux announcement. Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS was released today. GCC and Patrick Volkerding win awards. And finally today, Sebastian Kügler recently blogged about getting KDE Plasma working under Wayland. Show More Summary

Google Joins Samsung, Other Tech Titans, in Open Healthcare Race

Will the next revolution in healthcare be built on open source collaboration and principles? There are increasing signs that it will be, and that the old model of scientists and doctors pursuing breakthroughs behind closed doors might be broken. Show More Summary

Bugcrowd Seeks to Streamline Reporting and Handling of Bugs

"All software contains security flaws," touts the homepage of Bugcrowd, a new site that seeks to streamline the way flaws are reported by enforcing crowdsourced "responsible disclosure" policies. The Bugcrowd statement is probably pretty close to correct, too. Show More Summary

2014's Best Distros, Buncha New Games, and Fedora Delayed

In today's news feeds is MakeUseOf.com's top five Linux distributions for 2014. One of their picks is said to vulnerable to attack and the proof has been posted. In other news, GOG.com has rolled out support for 50 DRM-free Linux games. Show More Summary

Among Reasons to Get Firefox 31, Previous Versions Have Security Holes

Mozilla is urging Firefox users to upgrade to the new version 31 of the browser, after releasing a bug fix update for Firefox, with 11 security fixes, three of them critical. "Mozilla developers and community identified identified and...Show More Summary

SAP Stamps Cloud Foundry and OpenStack with Meaningful Endorsements

SAP may not be on every individual user's radar, but the company is a giant global force in running enterrprise back-end systems, new forays into the cloud and other new platforms, and managing enterprise class applications. Now, SAP...Show More Summary

Clone Attack, Tails Rebased, and Banana Pi?

Today in Linux news, Oracle Linux 7 was released today. Softpedia.com reports that Tails now features a "Windows 8 camouflage mode." MakeUseOf.com has five reasons to love Deepin and LinuxUser & Developer has a review of the Banana Pi. Show More Summary

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