Articles about Open Source
What's one of the parent companies of OpenStack and a top private-cloud hosting companies doing in OpenPOWER? Helping to push open-source from software into hardware.
With a datacenter operating system based on Mesos due in 2015, the cluster manager's co-creator and Mesosphere chief architect Benjamin Hindman sets out the technology's background and strengths.
A Chinese-Italian startup is bringing a new vision of tech-savvy vehicles to the road - with openness at its heart.
As well as acquiring storage-engine company WiredTiger, open-source database firm MongoDB is bringing on board the architects behind the technology.
The GPL is still the world's most popular open-source license but it's declining in use, while permissive licenses are gaining more fans, and some developers are choosing to release code without any license at all.
Microsoft will release its .NET-based programming model Orleans early next year, offering developers new tools to simplify the development of distributed application for the cloud.
Here's some background, and my take, on the new initialization daemon.
As an alternative to relational technology, NoSQL database deployments could well be entering a new phase next year, according to Bob Wiederhold, CEO of open-source NoSQL firm Couchbase.
[Correction] A multithreaded, multi-core engine should greatly improve throughput. A more powerful shell interface, more user-friendly design and simpler rule language make it more accessible.
Doesn't it seem like RHEL 7 just came out the other day? Well, brace yourself, the next version is already on its way.
Sponsored by Red Hat and Intel
A majority of organisations have already thrown themselves into building a cloud strategy for their business.
Parallels was working on containers before they were cool, and now the company is adding Docker support to Parallels Cloud Server.
Red Hat's latest community Linux distribution, Fedora 21, is here and it offers a glimpse at Linux's future.
To make more efficient use of datacenters and cloud hardware, Ubuntu is creating a new, ultra-lightweight Ubuntu server.
Sponsored by Redhat and Intel
Quality assurance (QA) is a critical aspect of software development, and Red Hat shares its best practices for testing Linux, KVM and OpenShift.
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.
Nintendo Wii U is Nintendo's next-generation home console. The Wii U has a revolutionary new controller with a built-in screen, camera, and much more!
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
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