Articles about Open Source
The firm founded by the creators of the Spark in-memory data-processing framework has improved its hosted platform to cut time spent developing and managing complex workloads.
The open-source library will receive an update later this week that will fix a number of security flaws, including one of the highest rated severity.
Test figures published by social network Facebook are designed to show the results of a series of advances in the Presto open-source query engine, including a new ORC reader.
These two popular enterprise Linux server operating systems are getting an Active Directory and container friendly refresh.
Installing the latest Windows 8.1 updates didn't go too well, so I decided to take the hint, and reloaded the system as a pre-release testbed instead.
It won't be in your laptop, but 10-terabyte hard drives will soon be in your datacenter servers.
Google Code previously closed in on itself when it nixed downloads due to a "significant increase" in inappropriate incidents and "misuse."
Linux software developers are working hard on expanding Linux's file and storage options.
The leading Linux company has partnered with the top container company to create a new software stack.
Canadian startup Kitematic with its open-source GUI-based container installation tool is the latest object of Docker's attentions.
The Linux development community now has an organized way to deal with the eternal problem of developer conflict.
Apple is open sourcing Research Kit in a bid to turn the iPhone into a medical research tool.
The Stitch application is essentially a mobile assistant for salespeople, grouping and sifting through cloud-based documents to provide personalized sales recommendations via analytic insights.
The Hadoop initiative unveiled by Pivotal and Hortonworks last month has a new recruit in WANdisco but the arguments about the Open Data Platform have only just kicked off.
With the support of the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative, the NCC Group will be auditing OpenSSL's source code for problems.
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.
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.
Cinnamon, Xfce, LXDM and more comments on anaconda: the fun never stops!
Much anticipated, Fedora 18, otherwise known as 'Spherical Cow' has finally arrived - here's what to expect.
Canonical has taken the wraps off its new Ubuntu OS platform for smartphones, ushering in a new generation of Ubuntu-powered devices and paving the way for the company's one-size-fits-all approach to platforms on different devices.
All the Linux Mint Editions have arrived just in time for the holidays - Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) with Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce dekstops, and Linux Mint Debian Edition Update Pack 6 with Cinnamon and MATE desktops.
The latest version of Ubuntu Linux is ready for your inspection.
Nowadays, you have the choice of only one prominent phone design: the 'patented' slate-like touch-screen smartphone. But ten years ago, Nokia mobile devices were diverse, innovative and in some cases downright strange in order to meet consumer demand.
Mozilla's Windows 8-optimised Firefox Metro browser is now available to download in preview form ahead of its release later in the year.
Six-year-old James Cox has helped his dad and other engineers at the University of Southampton to build a £2,500 supercomputer-style cluster out of 64 Linux-based Raspberry Pi PCs and Lego.
Fans of the cheap, Linux-based computer met up in Bristol to show off devices based on the Raspberry Pi, one of a number of events intended to bring enthusiasts together.
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