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Docker Rolls Out Very Robust Orchestration Tools

Docker, which continues to take the tech world by storm, launched a robust set of orchestration tools for its container platform yesterday, and developers can get the tools now. You can learn more about each of the tools here. Docker...Show More Summary

The News Was Mixed for Big Data Players This Week

There was good news and bad news for some of the big players on the Big Data scene this week. Cloudera and Hortonworks are both well-known for their focus on Hadoop, the open source framework that is allowing many organizations to cull insights from huge data sets. Show More Summary

LibreOffice 4.4.1 Update Released

A "Fresh" version of LibreOffice was announced today. LibreOffice 4.4.1 updates the latest and greatest branch with over 100 bugs fixes. In other software news, Jack Wallen today reported on the fallout from the resignation of GIMP UX maintainer and Kyle Orland examined the state of Linux gaming these days thanks to Valve. Show More Summary

With RancherOS, Cloud.com Founders Deliver Docker-Focused Innovation

All the way back in 2011, Citrix Systems announced that it had completed the acquisition of Cloud.com. Cloud.com already had many notable customers who favored its cloud stack infrastructure, and much of Citrix's cloud focus grew out of that acquisition. Show More Summary

Juniper and Canonical Deepen Partnership Focused on OpenStack, Telcos

Back in 2013, Juniper Networks announced Contrail, a network overlay platform for software-defined networking for enterprises and cloud service providers. The company also announced that the Contrail source code would be open. Now, Juniper...Show More Summary

Ubuntu Developments and GNOME Sightings

Ubuntu dominated the bulk of the headlines today with their 15.04 beta and 14.04.2 update releases. Also in the Ubuntu news is a bit on the Ubuntu phone including when the next flash sell is. The Register reviews elementary OS Freya Beta 2 and Phoronix says Kubuntu 15.04 is shaping up nicely. Show More Summary

Bus pass: Civic hackers open transit data MTA said would cost too much to share

Maryland agency said it would cost $600K; Chris Whong's team did it in days for $0.

IBM's BlueMix Picks Up Steam on the PaaS Scene

IBM's BlueMix platform is steadily picking up steam. BlueMix is IBM’s foray into the increasingly powerful Platform as a Service (PaaS) industry, leveraging Cloud Foundry and IBM’s own suite of middleware applications. As Jon Buys noted...Show More Summary

Apache Software Foundation Launches HBase Version 1.0 for Sifting Data

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is on a roll thus far in 2015, advancing many open source projects that are making a difference in the cloud and on the Big Data scene. Recently, we covered the advancement of Apache Drill to a top-level project. Show More Summary

Best Distros for Switchers and Repairs

There are Linux distributions for just about any imagined purpose and many times there are several from which to choose. Mihir Patkar today posted his thoughts on the best distros for switchers from Windows and Mac. Over at opensource.com Joshua Allen Holm discusses the five best distros designed for computer repair. Show More Summary

Mirantis, Google Team Up on Kubernetes and OpenStack Integration

Mirantis, focused on OpenStack, has announced a new initiative that integrates Kubernetes with OpenStack, letting developers deploy containers on OpenStack in what the company claims takes only minutes. The integration gives developers immediate access to Kubernetes clusters with Docker containers without needing to set up infrastructure. Show More Summary

IBM, ARM Deliver Starter Kit for Internet of Things

There is no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) is emerging as one of the hottest stories of 2015. We've already reported on how as it gains momentum, there is a big need for collaboration, open and interoperable tools and standards, and governance. Show More Summary

Next Linux 4.0 from Linus' Zombie Shuffle Desk

Linus announced yesterday that his poll has concluded and 29,110 voters have spoken. Elsewhere, Julie Bort got a look at the Accidental Revolutionary's workspace - which centers around his 'Zombie shuffling' desktop. In other news, two prominent distributions today announced the start of their community wallpaper contests. Show More Summary

LibreOffice 3.4.6 Released as TDF Celebrates Three Years

The Document Foundation today announced the release of LibreOffice 3.4.6, the latest update for the conservative user and supported deployments. This release brings over 100 bug and security fixes as the foundation celebrates three years. Show More Summary

On Private Cloud Popularity, High-Profile New Surveys Raise Questions

If you look at the results of some high-profile new surveys on cloud computing, they reveal that some seismic shifts are taking place. At the same time, some results from recent surveys conflict with each other. Canonical came out with...Show More Summary

Canonical Gains Powerful Partners in Internet of Things Push

Canonical, the firm behind Ubuntu Linux, announced last week that Microsoft and Amazon agreed to publish their Internet of Things (IoT) application programming interfaces (APIs) on Ubuntu Core. The move showed that Canonical is forging...Show More Summary

Reflecting on Rubyfuza 2015

Rubyfuza 2015 was amazing. Just like all the other years, this one stood out on all levels. I love referring to Rubyfuza as a massive family reunion, except that everyone is excited to see each other. I have a lot of Ruby friends, that I only get to see at Rubyfuza. Show More Summary

New Project Points to Danger of Boutique Distro

On February 6 the CrunchBang project called it quits and certain community members spoke of resurrecting the once popular Linux distribution. Well, over the weekend a new project sprang forth from the ruins to form CrunchBang++. Elsewhere,...Show More Summary

LibreOffice 4.3.6 Released as TDF Celebrates Three Years

The Document Foundation today announced the release of LibreOffice 3.4.6, the latest update for the conservative user and supported deployments. This release brings over 100 bug and security fixes as the foundation celebrates three years. Show More Summary

Q&A: MapR Technologies' Tomer Shiran on Hadoop, Myriad, Apache Drill, and Data Analytics

 Recently, MapR Technologies, focused on Hadoop and Big Data analytics, has been out with some interesting announcements that we covered. We wrote about Myriad, an open source project focused on consolidating big data with other workloads in the datacenter, in this post. Show More Summary

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