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When the NoSQL Couchbase database is updated this summer, firms will be getting a new scaling technology, designed to cut costs and network bandwidth.
Microsoft has updated its patent agreements -- both of which likely include Linux licensing elements -- with Fuji Xerox and Melco Holdings.
There's a new set of OpenSSL patches out and they fix some nasty security holes.
Collaboration between Mirantis and Juniper over open-source Contrail software-defined networking technology provides an alternative way of scaling OpenStack clouds.
Want the newest developer tools for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or 7? The beta's ready for you now.
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No sooner said than done - the LMDE 2 Betsy beta release is now installed.
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.
In court, Oracle outlined its Java copyright and patent infringement case against Google with a series of 91 convincing slides
The chances are, if you surfed the Web on April 1, you may have been duped by a prank or two. Here are the best of the day.
Even a timid Linux user can handle encryption with the help of the right tool. Here are some good, user-friendly options.
Ubuntu’s upcoming Unity-based Linux desktop is already looking pretty darngood.
Canonical has revealed the latest component of its mobile strategy for the Ubuntu operating system, unveiling what it is calling "Ubuntu for Android". This is a hybrid mobile/desktop platform that the company hopes will enable a smartphone to become your sole computing device.
Tired of GNOME 3, Ubuntu Unity and HUD? Want classic an updated classic GNOME 2.x interface? Then Linux Mint has the desktop for you Cinnamon.
This is not your usual desktop interface.
The annual Australian Linux conference, Linux.conf.au, was held last week in Ballarat, Victoria. We bring you the highlights in photos.
Ubuntu wants Unity to be your universal television interface.
TR's Jack Wallen says he can ensure a smooth migration to Linux simply by providing new users with a machine running the operating system and a few basic facts.
People who enjoy open-source software often forget that most of the developers behind the code are working in their own time and at their own expense.
A first look at the new Mint 12 Linux distribution.
The next release of Linux Mint -- Linux Mint 12, aka Lisa -- will feature three different takes on theGNOME desktop. GNOME 3.2, GNOME 3.2 adapted to look and work like GNOME 2.x and MATE,a GNOME 2.x fork.
The new Ubuntu cat is ready to play.
The latest version of the most popular desktop Linux of them all is ready to go. Here’s how your installation should go.
In this Super Techies interview, larger-than-life techie Marc Canter talks with ZDNet's Editor in Chief Dan Farber about his career as a multimedia pioneer. Canter discusses his first job as a music programmer for video games; designing the multimedia authoring tools Shockwave and Director; and his current role as CEO of Broadband Mechanics, makers of open-source social networks.
While the media bombards consumers with frightening stories, discussions about security are thwarted by the failure of language to separate the "feeling" and "reality" of security, says security guru Bruce Schneier.
ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind interviews Google/OpenSocial's director of engineering, David Glazer, at Bebo's launch event in San Francisco. In this video, Glazer talks about how the interoperability between Bebo and FaceBook could demonstrate why a standard like OpenSocial makes sense. He also describes "Shindig," the first open-source implementation of the OpenSocial framework.
In a Super Techies interview, Kim Polese, CEO of SpikeSource talks to ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber about her career in Silicon Valley. Polese discusses her early work at Sun Microsystems as the original Java product manager, her success at systems management company Marimba, and her current role overseeing SpikeSource, a provider of open-source business applications.
Language could ease simultaneous deployment to DHTML, Flash, Java, and Silverlight