Articles about Open Source
LibreOffice is still chained to the desktop but it's looking towards cloud and mobile, with an Android version under development.
Opera co-founder Jon von Tetzchner unveils a new browser built for power users - the 'geeks' and 'nerds'.
This security hole, which impacts many older versions of Linux and some current ones, should be patched as soon as possible.
Microsoft loves Linux, is adopting Docker for its servers, and just bought Revolution Analytics, the biggest open-source R statistical language company. This is not your dad's Microsoft.
By using Tokutek's TokuDB storage engine instead of InnoDB, firms using Percona's MySQL fork are being told to expect to see a number of benefits
Microsoft has acquired Revolution Analytics, a company that develops R programming-language-based analytic solutions for open-source and proprietary big data platforms.
The Librem 15 Linux laptop has surpassed the $250-thousand goal it needed to launch.
When openSuSE 13.2 was released, Tumbleweed got promoted to the official openSuSe rolling release distribution, and Factory returned to being the unstable development codebase.
A little confused about what's what with Cloud Foundry, OpenStack and Mesos? Let the Linux Foundation help you with its new guide to open-source cloud technologies.
The creator of the Linux kernel and Git has said that security issues should be publicly disclosed, not swept under the rug where vendors can leave them unsolved for years.
Google has stopped providing pre-KitKat patches for Android's built-in Web browser, but that doesn't mean you're left wide open to attacks.
The new open-source Xen hypervisor boasts improved ARM and Intel hardware support.
Amid a spate of recent database investment, Neo Technology, the company behind the leading Neo4j graph database, has unveiled its own multimillion injection.
With the availability of open-source MaxScale, database firm MariaDB thinks the middleware will have a big impact on developers and database admins.
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Mobile applications are the future, and it's important for enterprises to plan their business strategies with mobile in mind so they do not fall short in how they engage with customers and employees. By Charles Tang, program marketing manager, middleware, Red Hat Asia Pacific
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.
TechRepublic's Jack Wallen says that with a few tweaks Gnome could be far better than anything else available. Here are some things about this new desktop that won him over.
Linux is 20 years so let's take a walk though time with Linux at some of its high, and low, points.
The newest open source accessory from Adafruit Industries will be on every Geek or Apple nerd girl's wish list. But it sold out on the first day.
There are always cool new apps coming out, so it's hard to keep up. <i>ZDNet Australia</i> brings you a taste of some of the apps that have surfaced or been updated recently.
Open source has become an important part of business but that hasn't changed many misconceptions from users minds.
Adafruit Industries has released their first in a line of original, open-source jewelry: iCufflinks.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Linux, the Linux Foundation is holding a t-shirt contest.
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