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Google Chrome 42 Eschews Some Extensions...Java in the Crosshairs

As we've reported a number of times, Google has been pursuing some long term plans with its Chrome browser that will especially affect how the browser handles extensions. If you've regularly used either or both of the most popular open...Show More Summary

KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta Released with 350 Bug Fixes

The KDE project today announced the release of KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta. It comes with lots of improvements as well as "big steps towards Wayland support." Elsewhere, David Both shares his nine reasons for using KDE and Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols highlights five changes coming in Ubuntu 15.04. Show More Summary

RDO OpenStack Simplifies Deployment and Stays Humble

Back at the OpenStack Summit two years ago, Red Hat unveiled RDO, “a freely available, community-supported distribution of OpenStack that runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora and their derivatives.” The idea was that RDO would do...Show More Summary

Think Big's Hadoop Dashboard Aims to Drive Big Data Insights

So far this year, tools that demystify and function as useful front-ends and connectors for the open source Hadoop project are all the rage. Hadoop has been the driving technology behind much of the Big Data trend, and there are many administrators who can benefit from simplified dashboards and analytics tool that work with it. Show More Summary

Five Best GNOMEs and Linux 4.0

Linus Torvalds released Linux 4.0 yesterday and it's getting quite a bit of coverage. Elsewhere, Swapnil Bhartiya named the five best GNOME distributions and Phoronix reported that GCC 5 was branched opening development on 6.0. Several...Show More Summary

IBM Deepens its Cloud Services Entrenchment with the U.S. Government

IBM is making further inroads into getting its cloud computing tools and infrastructure solidified with the U.S. government. Big Blue recently announced that the U.S. Army is using IBM Hybrid Cloud to power one of the biggest logistics systems in the federal government. Show More Summary

Legal Responses May Be Imminent in Net Neutrality Face-off

Back in March, the FCC's 400-page net neutrality order arrived, and made waves because of the agency's vote to reclassify broadband as a regulated telecommunications service. The FCC argued that it created "clear and enforceable rules" to protect consumers, but broadband providers and others bristled at the regulation proposals. Show More Summary

Magiea 5 Coming Along and Document Freedom

A post to the Mageia Linux development mailing-list indicates Mageia 5 may be shaping up nicely. Over on The Document Foundation Blog, Italo Vignoli updates the public on the progress of the the Document Liberation project. Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 was released today in two varieties and Kevin Fenzi tries to clear up Fedora's Yum/DNF confusion. Show More Summary

Connectors to Hadoop Promise to Simplify Big Data Tasks

Over time, it only had to become easier to leverage the open source Hadoop project, which has been the driving technology behind much of the Big Data trend. At one point, the Big Data trend--sorting and sifting large data sets with new...Show More Summary

Why Open Source May Drive the Apple Watch to Success

The first Apple Watches arrived in stores today--sort of. For two weeks, you can visit an Apple Store to look at the watches or -- if you have an appointment -- try them on for 15 minutes. Although you can preorder the watch now, they don't actually go on sale until April 24. Show More Summary

Evolution of Solus and Fedora 22 Delayed

Last week the former Evolve OS project announced they needed a new name. Suggestions came in and a decision was made. Now under a new name, the project tries to carry on with its original mission. In other news, Fedora 22 Beta was delayed causing a ripple effect throughout the remaining cycle and Red Hat announced their partners of the year. Show More Summary

Extracting Structured Data From Recipes Using Conditional Random Fields

Erica Greene describes the tool that she built to extract structured data from recipes.

Dell and Red Hat's Latest OpenStack Alliance To Open More Enterprise Doors

Dell and Red Hat have announced an enhanced edition of the Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution, a co-engineered, enterprise-grade private-cloud solution based on OpenStack. We've covered the OpenStack-focused alliance between the two powerful companies before, and the announcement is one of several from Red Hat this week. Show More Summary

Linux Foundation Takes Web Security and Encryption Platform Under its Wing

The Linux Foundation has its sights set on putting reliable open source technology at the center of the web security and encryption scenes. The nonprofit organization announced that it will host the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) and its Let's Encrypt open certificate authority platform. Show More Summary

PLUMgrid Delivers ONS 3.0 Suite for Driving OpenStack Clouds

PLUMgrid, which focuses on virtual network infrastructure for OpenStack   cloud deployments, has announced the latest SDN software PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite 3.0 for OpenStack with new operational tools, features for dynamic routing, and expanded service insertion for third party virtual, physical and container based appliances. Show More Summary

NASA, IBM Ask the World to Hack Space

This weekend, NASA is hooking up with IBM's BlueMix cloud platform in an unprecedented development effort. More than 10,000 developers, scientists, entrepreneurs and students in 62 countries will work in tandem on a code-a-thon aimed at building technology for space exploration. Show More Summary

2015 Red Hat Summit Announced

Red Hat, Inc. today announced this year's Red Hat Summit. A good time will be had by all for the Early Bird discounted price of $1295. Keynotes, presentations, labs, and panel discussions are among the scheduled events. There's something for everyone with the added attractions of offsite parties, receptions, happy hours, and pub crawls. Show More Summary

CoreOS Team Gets $12 Million to Offer DIY Google-style Infrastructure with Tectonic

As Susan covered earlier today, the announcement by CoreOS about Tectonic is making waves. It's billed as a new "commercial Kubernetes platform that combines the CoreOS stack with Kubernetes to bring companies Google-style infrastructure...Show More Summary

AtScale Launches, Bridging Hadoop and Popular Analytics Tools

At one point, the Big Data trend--sorting and sifting large data sets with new tools in pursuit of surfacing meaningful angles on stored information--remained an enterprise-only story, but now businesses of all sizes are evaluating tools that can help them glean meaningful insights from the data they store. Show More Summary

Linux Australia Hacked and CoreOS Hearts Kubernetes

In a post to the Linux-aus mailing list Saturday The Linux Australia Council informed members and conference attendees that due to a server breach personal information could be compromised. The March 22 hack was discovered two days later...Show More Summary

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