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Survey Finds OpenStack, KVM Riding High Among Cloud Professionals

 In conjunction with CloudOpen, a sidebar tradeshow held along with LinuxCon, The Linux Foundation has announced that a survey of open source cloud pros established that  OpenStack is easily the most popular project. The survey gathered information from more than 550 participants, and the findings came out at CloudOpen in Chicago this week. Show More Summary

With New Funding, Adatao Focuses on Bringing Hadoop to the Masses

Recently, news broke that a small startup called Adatao has secured $13 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz with investment partners from Lightspeed Ventures and Bloomberg Beta. Marc Andreessen is a board advisor to the company, which is run by CEO Christopher Nguyen, a former director of engineering for Google Apps. Show More Summary

It's Elementary, with Sparks, and Unity

In today's Linux news Jack Wallen review Elementary OS and says it's not just the poor man's Apple. Jack Germain reviewed SparkyLinux GameOver yesterday and said it's a win-win. Linux Tycoon Bryan Lunduke testdrives Ubuntu's Unity today in the latest entry in his desktop-a-week series. Show More Summary

Acer Offers New Desktop Chromebox

Acer, which has been rapidly gaining popularity as a portable computing hardware manufacturer, has been placing some heavy bets on Google's cloud-centric Chrome OS platform. The company has a fleet of portable computers based on Chrome OS, and is taking Chrome OS to the desktop form factor with a new system. Show More Summary

VMware's Cloud Hybrid Now Works with Ubuntu Images, OpenStack

For many IT administrators, the worlds of virtualization and cloud computing have converged. Lots of them want to take advantage ofcloud platforms like OpenStack. However, they  don't want to completely do away with infrastructure like VMware they've already invested in. Show More Summary

Munich Reversal Turnaround, Linus on the Desktop, and Red Hat Time Protocol

Monday we reported that Munich was throwing in the Linux towel, but today we find that may not be exactly the case. In other news, Linus Torvalds today said he still wants the desktop. There are lots of other LinuxCon links and a few gaming posts to highlight. Show More Summary

Raspberry Pi Devices Spread in Schools, Help Teach Programming

According to a new DigiTimes report, sales of credit-card sized Raspberry Pi devices, which run Linux, remain very strong. The Raspberry Pi Foundation says that 3.5 million units have sold worldwide, with demand from China and Taiwan staying strong. Show More Summary

Tesora Delivers Certification Program for OpenStack Cloud Storage

As the OpenStack cloud computing arena grows, a whole ecosystem of tools and front-ends are growing in popularity as well. And, one of the most notable tools in the ecosystem is the database-as-a-service offering focused on buildingShow More Summary

Desktop Obsessions, Steam Sacrifices, and LibreOffice Review

We've been reading a lot about the desktop lately and we're not stopping tonight. We have three stories tonight on the desktop. In other news, the kernel repositories beef-up security and Alienware says Steam Machine users will "sacrifice...Show More Summary

Startup Platform 9 Focuses on Cloud Management Based on OpenStack

There is quite a buzz surrounding Platform 9, which came out of stealth mode a few days ago with $4.5 million in venture funding, and interesting plans aimed at the private cloud market. Platform 9's technology platform is based on OpenStack, and the company is run by a group of VMware veterans. Show More Summary

Is the Firefox-based Chromecast Competitor to Be Called Matchstick?

Google has made quite a splash with its Chromecast dongle, which performs many of the tasks that set-top boxes do, but Chromecast may be headed for some competition. Android Police has reported that Firefox for Android has gained support...Show More Summary

Debian Turns 21, KDE Plasma 5 Review, & Munich Reversal

It looks like the big story today, picked up by many news carriers, is Munich's decision/pondering a return to Windows. Also tonight, Debian celebrates 21 years and a Linux Migrant looks at new Pisi Linux 1. SymphonyOS is back from the grave and appropriately calling itself "Phoenix". Show More Summary

Getting Groovy With Reactive Android

Mohit Pandey explains the reactive functional programming we are focusing on for our Android redesign.

Mesosphere and Google Team Up on Containers and Clusters

Recently, I covered the news that Google had released Kubernetes under an open-source license, which is essentially a version of Borg, used to harness computing power from data centers into a powerful virtual machine. It can make a difference for many cloud computing deployments, and optimizes usage of container technology. Show More Summary

Cisco and Canonical Focus on Hadoop as a Cloud Service

Enterprises and smaller businesses alike are now working with Big Data--sorting and sifting large data sets with new tools in pursuit of surfacing meaningful angles on stored information. Many of them are also leveraging the open source Hadoop platform, and we've been covering the growing usage of Hadoop as a service in the cloud. Show More Summary

OpenMandriva Review, Mageia Release, and Another UT Video

Today in Linux news Mageia 5 Alpha 2 was released "for the brave." Jack Germain has a review of OpenMandriva Lx 2014. Sanctum 2 is out for Linux and GamingOnLinux posted new Unreal Tournament footage. And finally today, Dedoimedo.com has a review of PC-BSD's new desktop Lumina. Show More Summary

Linux Satisfaction, Beginners' Guide, and Download Managers

Today Recently in Linux news, Jack Wallen asks, "Will Linux ever be able to give consumers what they want?" Mark Gibbs relates his experience installing Ubuntu on an older netbook. Linux.com has a complete beginner's guide to Linux and Rob Zwetsloot looks at four popular download managers. Show More Summary

Deciding on the Right Cloud for Your Organization

The OpenStack cloud computing platform will usher in a lot of enterprise spending over the next few years,  according to 451 Research's recent Open Stack Pulse 2014 report. The report notes that much of the spending (roughly 70 per cent)...Show More Summary

Running Hadoop as a Cloud Service is on the Rise

For a while there, working with Big Data--sorting and sifting large data sets with new tools in pursuit of surfacing meaningful angles on stored information--meant leveraging the open source Hadoop platform in on-premise fashion. Typically, enterprises deployed Hadoop in-house as a platform tool. Show More Summary

Calling All Teachers! Google Classroom Arrives as a Preview

First shown in May, Google Classroom is becoming available in a free preview version for teachers to leverage. The imaginative tool integrates Google Drive, Docs, and Gmail and helps teachers assign and manage work online. It also facilitates efficient communication between teachers and students, no matter where students are. Show More Summary

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