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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

Rackspace Delivers Managed OpenStack Private Cloud and Services

Rackspace has announced the elease of its latest Rackspace Private Cloud offering, built on OpenStack and designed for enterprises. The platform now includes a 99.99 percent OpenStack API uptime guarantee, and is more scalable. Customers...Show More Summary

Linux Shellshock'd, Pale Moon Rising, and LibO 4.3.2 Released

Today in Linux news, The Document Foundation celebrates four years with the release of LibreOffice 4.3.2. Bash exploit "Shellshock" is making more headlines today as servers and devices are under attack. Bruce Byfield looks at the thankless job of community managers and Jack Germain test drives the Pale Moon Web browser. Show More Summary

Samsung Reportedly Shutters its European Chromebook Sales

Samsung has emerged as one of the biggest players in the Chromebook arena, aligning much of its portable computing muscle behind Google's Chrome OS operating system, but there are signs that this leg of its portable computing business might not be as healthy as some people think. Show More Summary

Sharing Distros, Tiny Core Fights Fires, and Bash Bug

In today's Linux news the Linux Journal has the story of a firehouse that saved time, money, and hair by using Tiny Core Linux. GNOME 3.14 is "lazier" than ever and Fedora 21 is getting lots of kudos. Red Hat is on its way to Mars and Bash has been found to be vulnerable to attack. Show More Summary

Netflix Is Finally Coming to Linux, Minus the Hacks

How big is Netflix in terms of the share of Internet traffic that it commands? Recent data from Sandvine Corp. showed that it accounted for a whopping 34% of North America's downloads during the busiest hours of the day in 2014, up from 32% six months ago. Show More Summary

Oracle OpenStack for Linux Arrives, As Competition Heats Up

In case you thought the OpenStack cloud computing race wasn't crowded enough, Oracle has just made its Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux distribution generally available. Based on the OpenStack Icehouse release, it allows users to control Oracle Linux and Oracle VM through OpenStack in production environments. Show More Summary

Android Apps Are Finally Arriving for Chrome OS

Google is finally making a move that has long been discussed among Chrome OS users: It's bringing Android apps to Chrome OS, opening the Chrome OS desktop up to a huge library of apps written for Android. Some observers are even predicting that Google could merge Android and Chrome OS in the future, although that move is unlikely for various reasons. Show More Summary

SymphonyOS Review, Debian's Desktop, and Fedora 21 Alpha

Today in Linux news, Debian has reportedly changed their default desktop again, this time back to GNOME. Fedora 21 Alpha made to release and Phoronix posted their first impressions. Jessie Smith reviews SymphonyOS 14.1 and Scott Nesbitt discusses scanning tools. Show More Summary

Chrome Browser Arrives Optimized for iOS 8, Third-Party Extensions

Although some people have their complaints about it, people are upgrading to Apple's iOS 8 in droves, and it is much in the news. Meanwhile, many companies have begun rolling out updates to their iOS apps, including Google, which has delivered Chrome optimized for iOS 8. Show More Summary

Red Hat Launches Cloud Program for Government Agencies

Red Hat posted strong quarterly results last week that beat Wall Street’s expectations, and a big part of the news was that the company is starting to see meaningful revenue from its many initiatives surrounding cloud computing. Enterprises...Show More Summary

Bodhi Lives, Jessie Hints, and openSUSE Beta

It's been a busy day in Linux news with top stories featuring new openSUSE 13.2 Beta and Debian 8 packages. Bodhi Linux founder Jeff Hoogland said he has someone to take over the distribution project. Red Hat is changing focus from Linux to OpenStack! Knoppix 7.4.1 update was released and there's been a lot buzz about upcoming GNOME 3.14. Show More Summary

HP Passes Red Hat as Leading Contributor to OpenStack

It's no secret that the list of companies backing the OpenStack cloud computing platform is growing mighty long. In fact, most analysts agree that that list has to be whittled down over time. But if you think you have a handle on which companies are the top contributors to OpenStack, you may find some surprises. Show More Summary

Google, Dropbox and Others to Unlock Doors to Easier Security Tools

If you ask many IT administrators why they don't deploy more open source tools and platforms, a good number of them will say that they have security concerns about them. Even Android is still banned by some companies due to security worries. Show More Summary

Native Netflix, Ts'o on Systemd, and Fedora 21 Alpha a GO

In today's Linux news OMG!Ubuntu! is reporting that Netflix is coming to Linux, this time natively. Jack Germain reviews Opera 12.16. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols talks to Theodore Ts'o about systemd. A preview of new Kmail show radical redesign. Show More Summary

Tesora Delivers OpenStack Database-as-a-Service for Enterprises

As the OpenStack cloud computing arena grows, a whole ecosystem of tools is growing along with it. Tesora, the leading contributor to the OpenStack Trove open source project, is out this week with what it is billing as the first enterprise-ready, commercial implementation of OpenStack Trove database as a service (DBaaS). Show More Summary

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