Articles about Open Source
Enterprises want a mix of proprietary and open source code and EMC taking the plunge with its ViPR Controller, which manages its arrays as well as systems from third parties.
Docker faces challenge as CoreOS's open container format gains allies
The latest OpenStack release brings bare metal support, better identity federation, and new object storage support to the popular open-source cloud.
Shortages of skilled OpenStack engineers can help price the open-source technology higher than proprietary equivalents, new research suggests.
Today's abundance of NoSQL databases gives firms choice with one hand but doles out management complexity with the other, according to Basho CTO Dave McCrory.
Getting a Debian Linux release out the door is never easy, but the latest and greatest, Debian 8, "Jessie" is out now.
Core Kong and its libraries are on the loose. The technology behind the Mashape API hub is now open source, free, and aimed at developers working on microservices architectures.
Still described as an "experiment" at this point in time, the hub is a bit of a spin on the countless cloud-based app stores popping up.
Ubuntu 15.04 hands-on: One giant leap for developers and the cloud, but one small step for the desktop
There are lots of new goodies in Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet, but most of them are for cloud administrators and DevOps.
If you want a stable Linux operating system and the latest developer tools, Red Hat has a deal for you.
The next version, or should we say three versions, of Red Hat's community Linux, Fedora, are now in beta.
Deploying Kubernetes apps on the same clusters as other services should become easier through a collaboration between Google and Mesosphere.
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.
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.
The Raspberry Pi mini-computer has taken the tech world by storm. If you're one of the lucky few to get one, one of the first things you'll need is a case. Here's a few to choose from.
The KDE netbook desktop is a little-known and underappreciated alternative that is included in every KDE installation. My step-by-step guide is designed to help raise its profile
Not just a refuge for those disillusioned with Gnome and KDE, the Linux Mint 13 Xfce distribution stands on its own merits
Mozilla has put Thunderbird out to grass, halting development on the venerable desktop email client. Here are five multi-platform, open-source alternatives for fans looking for a replacement
Fedora 17 is still cursed with the GNOME interface, but otherwise it shows promise.
Here's how new attempts to capture the desktop show the dreams of Linux are becoming closer to reality.
Take a peek at the first official edition of the free Apache OpenOffice since it was donated by Oracle.
Jonathan Heiliger, vice president of technical operations at Facebook discusses the company's open source strategy and its plan to improve the application environment for its more than 100,000 developers.
In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler demonstrates how quickly and easily reset local account passwords, including Administrator, on most Windows systems. The Offline NT Password and Registry Editor is a Linux-based utility that can reset passwords on Windows-NT based systems that use NTFS, including Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista. The tool creates a boot environment through which you can reset passwords via a series of text menus.
Paul Perrone, CEO of Perrone Robotics, introduces Tommy Jr., a driverless car powered by Solaris and Java, created for the DARPA Urban Challenge. The vehicle made an appearance on stage at the JavaOne conference last week in San Francisco. Tommy Jr. will navigate using laser "eyes" mounted on the body of the car, along with GPS accurate to within 2 to 4 inches.
At the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco, Ken Russell and Sven Gothel of Sun Microsystems explain how the Nvidia APX2500 chip allows developers to write Java apps on a desktop and run them directly to cell phones. Users will be able to play games and navigate cities in 3D using GPS.
At the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, James Gosling, Sun Microsystems vice president and fellow, talks to Arizona State University geological sciences professor Phil Christensen about the school's geospatial software, JMARS. The open-source project is available to the public and used by NASA to find and gather scientific data for analysis.
Sun Microsystems demos new JavaFX powered applets at its annual JavaOne Conference in San Francisco Tuesday. Danny Coward and Ken Russell of Sun's Java SE team show how the new applets can be deployed within a Web browser or dragged over to the desktop.
Legendary musician Neil Young shows off a new multimedia project spanning his music career. Joining Young onstage at the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco to demo the project--which uses Java and Blu-ray technology--is Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Green, Sun executive vice president of software.
The Australian Tax Office CIO Bill Gibson claims that one of the reasons he hasn't deployed much open source software is due to security fears, with the code not subject to enough "technical scrutiny".
Steve Bergman, CIO of Goodwill Industries talks to ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber about innovating technology for the non-profit. From an open source web portal to geo-spatial mapping tools for the organizations retail site. Bergman also shares his business approach to inventory management, and the company's plan for going green.