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From the Atlas security project, to Ambari 2.0 and SequenceIQ, Hadoop veteran and Hortonworks co-founder Arun Murthy discusses some big-data themes of the moment.
Canonical, which has become a quiet cloud power, is releasing its next container-friendly Linux on April 23rd.
VMware is now a Linux distributor and invested more than ever in containers.
Microsoft's three-year-old Open Technologies subsidiary is 'rejoining' the company, officials say, as its goals have been achieved.
Black Duck Software and North Bridge's survey found open-source software in businesses everywhere, but few are managing it worth a darn.
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Open-source container platform Docker continues to broaden its appeal beyond the world of developers by adding new features in version 1.6 for operations staff.
Along with new features for its Google BigQuery cloud analytics platform, the company's Cloud Dataflow managed data-processing service is now available in beta.
NGINX wants to become your web server -- whether you need a simple web page service or a complex web application delivery system.
Percona's acquisition of database company Tokutek, announced today, gives it a foot in both the MySQL and NoSQL camps with distributions and services.
Announced today, Docker Inc's fourth round of investment gives it a $95m pot to deepen integration with AWS, IBM and Microsoft and add new features.
Enterprise giant HP has today started to ship low-power Moonshot servers with DataStax's Enterprise distribution of the Apache Cassandra database.
At first glance, there's little new in the next version of Ubuntu Linux. Under the hood, it's a different story.
HP reaffirms its commitment to its OpenStack-powered Helion public cloud.
With the Geode debut, Pivotal is reiterating promises it made in February to open source certain core components of its big data portfolio.
With a minimum of fuss over the weekend, the Linux kernel has moved onto its 4.x series, while elementary has had its first major stable release since mid-2013.
I've been exploring Fedora Heisenbug in five different guises - Gnome 3, KDE, Xfce, LXDE and MATE
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Android rules, iOS is cool, but third place is up for grabs. With the release of Ubuntu Touch, Canonical shows that its first Linux for mobile devices may have what it takes to be a major smartphone operating system.
The most new-user friendly of all Linux desktop distributions, Ubuntu has a new, better release: Ubuntu 13.10, Saucy Salamander.
What it's like at a LinuxCon? Join me in a virtual walk about the North America LinuxCon 2013 in New Orleans.
Korora is based on Fedora, but comes with lots and lots (and lots) of additional packages — here's my screenshot gallery of the desktops and contents.
Linux power users may not love Ubuntu, but everyone else can.
The Live image is Secure Boot compatible, but the installed system is not?
Here's my experience of installing Fedora 18 with UEFI Secure Boot - and why the much-maligned anaconda installer is not as bad as a lot of people think.
A step-by-step screenshot walk-through of how I installed Linux on a system with UEFI BIOS and Secure Boot.
A number of interesting new Linux releases are due out in the next few days or weeks. Here's a quick overview of some of them.
Let's take a quick look at the 10 most important personal cloud storage services.
So, ready to start playing Steam-based games on your Ubuntu system? Well, follow-along with me and away we'll go!
Cinnamon, Xfce, LXDM and more comments on anaconda: the fun never stops!
Andre Mendes, CIO of the Special Olympics, says that being the CIO for a nonprofit often means being the "Chief Begging Officer" as well. Rather than use open source software, they have managed to convince larger software companies to donate or give grants for most of what they need.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks to senior editor Sam Diaz about Google's new mobile phone operating system, Android. Diaz discusses the new features available in the open-source operating system, whether it's an iPhone killer, and how the technology may eventually reach beyond phones and land inside other products such as set-top boxes, televisions, and automobiles.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with Senior Editor Sam Diaz about the perks and pitfalls of the newly released browser from Google. Diaz also reveals why Sergey Brin is bugging the Chrome team on a daily basis.
The release of Ubuntu and other user-friendly distributions has bolstered Linux's popularity among IT pros and end-users alike. Yet Linux neophytes can still stumble over common tasks, like installing new software. In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler discusses common mistakes people make when they're trying to add new Linux software. He also gives you tips to make the installation process a bit easier.Once you’ve watched this IT Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article and print the tip from our IT Dojo Blog.
Brian Shield, CIO for The Weather Channel, describes the challenges of delivering ever-changing weather updates to users on a variety of content delivery platforms.
Brian Shield, CIO of The Weather Channel talks to CNET News' Dan Farber about delivering the weather on multiple platforms in a timely manner for its 120 million users. He also discusses new innovations, including a new LEED certified HD studio and how they are using open-source software to power their backend operations.
At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, IBM executive Bob Sutor talks about what a desktop will mean in the future, saying it will focus more on mobile devices like iPhones and collaborations across platforms. He then calls for better graphics designers in the open-source world to make them easier to use.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with Senior Editor Sam Diaz about one of the big themes at this year's LinuxWorld Expo--mobility. Diaz discusses how large companies like Motorola are encouraging Linux developers to write software for mobile devices.
At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, Oracle CIO Mark Sunday explains the techniques behind Project Sequoia, the company's new data center in Utah. By utilizing outside air, hot aisle containment, and independently controlled supercells, he says this will be its most efficient center yet.
Some argue that Linux distributions are essentially the same, and you should just pick the one with the color scheme you like the best. In reality however, distributions are different and some will suit your company's needs better than others. In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler discusses the following five critical factors IT managers should consider when choosing a Linux distribution:1. 100 percent open source or not2. Package management3. Desktop environment4. Intended use5. Security