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Mozilla to Deliver Stable 64-Bit Firefox for Windows

Mozilla is working on a 64-bit stable version of Firefox for the Windows operating system, according to product manager Javaun Moradi. In an online post laying out plans, Moradi noted that the company has been working on the 64-bit version for Windows for some time. Show More Summary

Bitter Poettering, LibreOffice at 4, and Linux Tidbits

The systemd fallout is getting to creator Lennart Poettering, who is sounding quite disillusioned. Sean Michael Kerner scored an interview with The Document Foundation's Italo Vignoli on the future of LibreOffice. Jesse Smith reviewed...Show More Summary

Samsung's Android-Centric Payments to Microsoft are Bigger Than You Think

Android's march to the top of the mobile platform market share heap has been nothing short of spectacular. It's one of the most successful open source stories ever. However, not everyone understands exactly how the market for Android and devices running it works. Show More Summary

GNOME 3.14 Gives a Well-Known Interface a New Lease on Life

Recently, the GNOME Project announced the release of GNOME 3.14. Since it's arrival it has drawn some attention for its enhanced application development platform and some compelling new features. Some people in the open source community...Show More Summary

GNOME 3.14 and Elementary OS Turning Heads, Bash Bashed

The release of GNOME 3.14 on September 24 has earned good marks and Elementary OS is still getting positive reviews. Gearhead Mark Gibbs introduces users to Debian GNU/Linux. We have Scott Dowdle and Christian Schaller on Fedora 21 Alpha and Phoronix is reporting Rahul Sundaram suggests using Dash instead of Bash. Show More Summary

Master the Cloud with Free OpenStack Training Tools

Step back and think about it, and It's hard to believe that the OpenStack cloud computing story isn't even five years old yet. Back in 2010, Rackspace and NASA announced an effort to create a sophisticated open source cloud computing infrastructure that could compete with proprietary offerings. Show More Summary

Firefox OS-based Chromecast Competitor Will Attract Business Users

Google has has achieved more success than many people thought it would with its Chromecast dongle, which performs many of the tasks that set-top boxes do, but the Chromecast dongle is headed for some competition. And, given the historical...Show More Summary

Here it Comes: Photoshop for Your Chromebook

When Google first announced its cloud-centric Chrome OS platform, which is designed to use applications and data in the cloud while primarily eschewing applications that reside on the desktop, people came out of the woodwork citing popular applications that wouldn't run on it. Show More Summary

Inbox, Focused on Smart Email Apps, Takes Next Steps, Reveals Pricing

Back in July, when there were only a few details available about it, I covered the announcement of Inbox, an email-focused startup company founded by MIT graduates who had worked for Dropbox. The thinking behind their new company was simple but smart: For most of us, email remains a primary way to communicate and stay organized. Show More Summary

OpenStack's Community and Contributors are Gaining Influence

This week I noted in a post that the platelets are shifting in the fast-growing OpenStack cloud computing arena, and there is more and more evidence that this is translating into opportunity for many companies and individuals. Pivotal...Show More Summary

Mozilla and Ford Team on Effort to Protect the Open Web

In partnership with Ford, Mozilla has just launched its Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows Program, which is "a Global Initiative to Recruit the Heroes of the Open Internet." In short, Mozilla is convinced that the bulk of the available tech...Show More Summary

Bad Saved Games, Fedora Scheduling, and Scribbling

In tonight's Linux news, poster says "game saves are messing up our drives" - stop it! is reporting on discussions of changing Fedora release schedule. Jack Germain says Scribbleton creates a personal local wiki to store anything from notes to books and Opera 25 draws near. Show More Summary

Our Updated Resources for Hadoop Training and Certification

Hardly any echnology trend these days is drawing more attention than the Big Data trend. And, when talking Big Data, the subject of Hadoop comes up, as it remains the star open source framework for drawing insights from large data sets. Show More Summary

Platelets Shifting on OpenStack Scene as Big Players Converge

The platelets are definitely shifting in the OpenStack cloud computing race. Last week, I reported on Oracle's release of its OpenStack for Oracle Linux distribution.   Based on the OpenStack Icehouse release, it allows users to control Oracle Linux and Oracle VM through OpenStack in production environments. Show More Summary

Calculate Intro, OpenMandriva Review, and Mageia Delay

Today in Linux news Jessie Smith has a nice article on Gentoo-derivative Calculate Linux 14 in this week's Distrowatch Weekly. has a review of OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1, released last week. Mageia 5 Beta 1 is delayed and openSUSE 11.4 is "truly, finally dead." We have all this and more in tonight's Linux news recap. Show More Summary

InfoWorld Bossies: Calling Out the Best Open Source Projects

InfoWorld is out with its 2014 Bossies awards--one of the most widely followed award roundups for open source projects. It's always a treat to find out which projects the publication's editors deem to be on the rise. This time around,...Show More Summary

Data Shows That Chromebook, Mac Sales Are Eating Into Windows' Share

There is new data out showing that Chromebooks--portable computers based on Google's cloud-centric Chrome OS platform--are continuing to eat into Microsoft's share of the portable computing market. The NPD Group is out with research that shows that during the 10-week period from July 4 to Sept. Show More Summary

Valve Super Sale, Office Reunification, and elementary Reviews

In today's newsfeeds the elementary OS beta is getting good reviews. The Register says don't be disappointed that Ubuntu 14.10 is bring precious few new goodies. Both Bash bugs are now patched. Charles-H. Schulz blogs about reuniting LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice and Valve is giving Linux users 75% off all games. Show More Summary

Hijacking Open Source

Somewhere along the line, we’ve lost the spirit of what open source is supposed to be. Cloud computing, the rise of social networks, and data mining personal information on a massive scale has led to an explosion of interest in server side open source, but personal open source still languishes in comparison. Show More Summary

Ubuntu Phones to Arrive By Year's End

Ubuntu Touch for phones is now at manufacturing status, a major milestone for many people who wondered if Ubuntu phones would ever become market realities. Several months ago, rumors swirled that the first Ubuntu phones were delayed and wouldn’t appear until 2015, if at all, but this week news broke that we're likely to see phones by year's end. Show More Summary

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