Resignations tendered last week, blamed on Mozilla not choosing an outside hire.
Red Hat is out with a slew of news this week. As Susan covered earlier, the company reported n"> better-than-expected quarterly results, aided by strong subscription growth for its Linux operating system, but also forecast full-year profit following below average analyst estimates. Show More Summary
For a long time now, Mozilla has been quietly pursuing training and educational goals surrounding making people more web literate. One of the company's tools, the Thimble collaborative code editor, which is designed to make it easy for...Show More Summary
There was so much news today, I couldn't fit it all into one post. Several interesting software topics surfaced today as well. First up, Glyn Moody asks, What's Up with Apache Web Server? Jack Germain test-drove a new Linux office suite. Show More Summary
Today's news search turned up quite a bit of data. Red Hat released their quarterly earnings this afternoon and while observers expected good news, some are now reporting not so much. ZDNet.com has two stories of interest today, the first is from Steven J. Show More Summary
The Linux Foundation has announced the release of its first “Collaborative Development Trends Report,” which presents the results of an invitation-only survey of nearly 700 software developers and business managers about their participation and investments in collaborative development practices. Show More Summary
The Google Chrome browser is putting on some new moves. We've already covered the fact that with the latest version of Chrome, you can search by voice on Google—no typing or clicking required.The browser also has a new feature that makes...Show More Summary
Today in Linuxland a dual-booter is reporting that his latest Windows update deleted his GRUB boot loader and turned on secure boot. Bruce Byfield says Ubuntu's conflicts with the community are less about the issues and more about user disappointment. Show More Summary
The Apache Software Foundation has announced the arrival of version 4.3 of the CloudStack cloud computing platform, which offers a lot of new features and includes support for Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization hypervisor. This release is the first big update to CloudStack since the 4.2 release debuted in October. Show More Summary
Hortonworks, the company focused on the open source Big Data crunching platform Hadoop, has been making waves for some time now, and now the company has announced that it has raised a whopping $100 million in an investment round led by BlackRock and Passport Capital managed funds. Show More Summary
Jonathan Marballi explains how we developed a lightweight, flexible and useful logger class for our back end PHP framework.
There are some interesting discussions going on regarding the OpenStack cloud computing platform and industry standards. Last August, we covered former Microsoftie and noted tech blogger Robert Scoble's Google+ post saying that OpenStack...Show More Summary
Today brings two new reviews. Jesse Smith reviews Linux Mint Debian Edition 201403 in today's Distrowatch Weekly and Jamie Watson posts his latest hands-on. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols says folks don't care about operating systems anymore. Show More Summary
Keeping Linux servers up to date in a production environment hasn't gotten any easier, but the importance of the process has certainly been illustrated recently. As reported by Ars Technica, Cisco, ZDNet, and thousands of other sites around the Internet, Linux has had a bit of bad press lately relating to security. Show More Summary
Facebook has released a new open source language, called Hack, that integrates with the popular PHP language and includes many of the safety features in older languages such as C++. You can try Hack now at http://hacklang.org/ During the past year, Facebook has been converting nearly its entire PHP code base to Hack. Show More Summary
Cisco Systems has announced that it plans to invest more than $1 billion to expand its cloud business in the next two years, including building an OpenStack-based Intercloud, descrbied as a "network of clouds," with several partners....Show More Summary
Intel, Nvidia, and AMD graphics updates also in the cards.
A lot of Websites are still covering the last couple of Linux security breaches and today Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols said, "It's not Linux's fault!" It rarely is. A lot of talk is heard lately about those last XP users and what they will use next, but yesterday ComputerWorld.com said ATMs will likely be migrated to Linux as well. Show More Summary
Now here is a sneaky malware story that you don't hear every day: According to an online post being widely covered in the media (though it appears to have been taken down now) members of the Tor Project said that a fake application on...Show More Summary