The open source Lucene/Solr platform is making headway as proprietary vendors gobble up enterprise search platforms. Apache's related Nutch 2.0 open source web crawling platform, which was released today, is also gaining adherents.
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Mozilla today announced availability of its much anticipated Firefox open source browser for Android, effectively giving its key financial backer, Google, a run for its money on the mobile browser front.
As enterprises consider alternatives to Microsoft Office in the cloud era, Google is zipping along with Enterprise Apps and now QuickOffice and IBM has IBM Docs in beta but all is fairly quiet on the OpenOffice mobile/cloud front. Xform Computing is one developer trying to take OpenOffice to the mobile masses.
Ubuntu captain Mark Shuttleworth said the next cycle of Ubuntu releases, code named Quantal Quetzal, will incorporate new font and icon innovations to further dazzle the Linux client as well as the Quantum virtualized networking and possibly a new form factor
The Linux Foundation's exec director saluted Linux distribution leader Red Hat for reaching $1 billion in revenues but pointed out that the overall Linux industry is worth many, many billions today.In a recent post, LF Director Jim Zemlin said the "collective investment" in Linux, at $10 billion, is freely available and that the resulting "network effect" has generated billions of Linux users and billions of dollars transacted on Linux systems daily.
Puppet Enterprise 2.5 adds Windows support to the management platform as well as access to more than 250 configurations and big data improvements.
On the same day that Gartner Group issued a report noting that enterprises will eventually integrate more analystics, social and mobile technologies into their business processes, open source BPM provider Colosa announced a new BP modeling and analystics application that integrates Facebook, twitter and Google+
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel offered colorful and markedly different commentary on the importance of "Trust" in the Internet age as more and more data and apps move to the cloud.
Red Hat announced an upgrade of its Enterprise Linux that offers increased scalability, performance and management of its KVM virtualization as well as performance kicks for Xen. RHEL 5.8, along with the beta of a new Subscription Asset Manager (SAM) tool, were made available on Feb. 21.
Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth posted a blog defending the decision to release an enterprise remix of Ubuntu Business Desktop for enterprise users that contains VMware View