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The Open Source Law Weekly Digest or OSWALD first launched late in 2002. Since then it has been regularly providing updates on all things open source related. The focus of this newsletter is on business, rather than technical developments in open source. Another strong component of the newsletter is IP news, as it is of interest to me and has an effect on open source.                                                                                                                                        
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As is customary at this time of year, I have grouped together year in review/year in prospect stories. Apart from these, the main areas of interest are all things Steam (hardware and OS) and non-Windows based computers, with Chromebooks, and Firefox OS garnering a fair bit of attention. OpenCloud is also receiving some attention. Many Gov/Policy stories. In particular, the UK Government is planning to use open source office software and to ditch Office. Time will tell if this is a negotiating ploy. If they mean it, it is big news.
*From my blog: http://brendanscott.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/it-pricing-report-available/
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Obama Task Force Makes Recommendations for US Surveillance Overhaul http://www.eweek.com/security/obama-task-force-makes-recommendations-for-us-surveillance-overhaul.html
The report states that the U.S. government has a constitutional obligation to uphold the rights of individuals as defined in the Fourth Amendment, which declares that "the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated."
Oracle's Oregon Website Failure http://fossforce.com/2013/12/oracles-oregon-website-failure/
Unlike other states that were happy to merely have a website to help guide their residents through the unknown territory that is the Affordable Care Act, Oregon wanted to put all of their health care eggs into this one Internet basket. In addition to insurance for individuals, they wanted the site to handle business health insurance as well as Medicaid and just about every other interaction a resident may need to have with the government concerning healthcare. That level of complexity is part of the reason why the site has cost so much money and one of the reason’s why it’s not yet operational.
Java Primary Cause of 91 Percent of Attacks: Cisco http://www.eweek.com/security/java-primary-cause-of-91-percent-of-attacks-cisco.html
The Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report found that Java represented 91 percent of all Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) in 2013. What that means is that the final payload in observed attacks was a Java exploit, Levi Gundert, technical lead, Cisco Threat Research, Analysis, and Communications (TRAC), explained to eWEEK.
Quantum physics could make secure, single-use computer memories possible http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=16216
However, Liu has observed that in certain kinds of physical systems, it is very difficult to create and use entanglement, and shows in his paper that this obstacle turns out to be an advantage: Liu presents a mathematical proof that if an adversary is unable to use entanglement in his attack, that adversary will never be able to retrieve both messages from the qubits. Hence, if the right physical systems are used, the conjugate coding method is secure after all.
Will DuckDuckGo eventually destroy Google in search? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/400624/will-duckduckgo-destroy-google-search
In a time when our privacy is continually being eroded, and every day there seems to be a new revelation about government surveillance, many people are looking away from major search engines like Google and Bing and moving to DuckDuckGo, a service that guarantees it doesn't save your search information.
China builds own phone OS, aims to be more secure than Android or iPhone http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/01/china-builds-own-phone-os-aims-to-be-more-secure-than-android-or-iphone/
China, wary of operating systems from the Western world, has built a new smartphone OS that it believes will be more secure than the likes of Android and the iPhone. While China claims it as its own, the OS looks like it's based on Android.
Ultra-secure Blackphone to run Android-based PrivatOS http://linuxgizmos.com/ultra-secure-blackphone-derived-from-android/
Geeksphone and Silent Circle announced an Android-derived, ultra-secure “Blackphone,” and images of Geeksphone’s Intel-based “Revolution” phone broke cover.
Open source push could save taxpayer millions http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10606754/Open-source-push-could-save-taxpayer-millions.html
Since 2010 government departments have spent £200m on Microsoft Office alone, claimed Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude in a speech yesterday. Switching to open source alternatives would break the “oligopoly” of IT providers, he said, outlining a set of standardised document formats for use across Whitehall.
It Was Never About Innovation http://www.gluster.org/2013/11/it-was-never-about-innovation/
No, as I see it, open source led to more innovation and took over the data center because of the basic ground rules that were laid down from the beginning with the intent of creating an ecosystem that espoused the four freedoms as enumerated by Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation.
Federal Agencies Embracing Use Of Open Source Software Code http://www.defensedaily.com/free/Federal-Agencies-Embracing-Use-Of-Open-Source-Software-Code_23557.html
Open source 'wasn't available' two years ago, says Universal Credit chief http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/public-sector/3493090/open-source-wasnt-available-two-years-ago-says-universal-credit-chief/
Howard Shiplee told the Work and Pensions Committee this week that the department is now using open source technologies in its enhanced version of Universal Credit, which was initially developed by the Government Digital Service (GDS) and will be rolled out nationally by 2017 for most claimants.
City of Munich loving its switch to Linux http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/121213-switch-to-open-source-successfully-276876.html?hpg1=bn
"All project objectives were achieved and in some cases even exceeded," the council said. One of the goals was to migrate 12,000 desktops to LiMux, but in the end, the city managed to create over 14,800 LiMux workspaces for its approximately 15,500 desktops.
The Tyranny of the Clouds http://www.gluster.org/2013/12/the-tyranny-of-the-clouds/
In this model, there is no incentive for service providers to voluntarily open up their data or services to other service providers. There is, however, an incentive for competing service providers to be more open with their products.
Returning to Ground from the Web's Clouds http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/returning-ground-webs-clouds
Thus, we've traded our freedom for the conveniences of centralization. The cure for that is decentralization: making the Net personal, like it promised to be in the first place—and still is, deep down.
OpenSaaS and the future of government IT innovation http://opensource.com/government/14/1/opensaas-and-government-innovation
For government agencies in particular, OpenSaaS presents a profound opportunity to both save tax dollars and increase agility, all while affording government buyers more freedom and control over key technologies that are driving government innovation today.
Fine Gael calls for open source browser crackdown http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/2014/01/15/fine-gael-browser-crackdown/1
Irish politician Patrick O'Donovan of the Fine Gael party has called for a crackdown on open-source browsers, calling them a gateway to an 'online black market' filled with 'illegal goods such as drugs, weapons and pornography' - but may, perhaps, be merely confused as to his terminology.
Mozilla CTO Eich: If your browser isn't open source (ahem, ahem, IE, Chrome, Safari), DON'T TRUST IT http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/14/eich_urges_open_source_surveillance_audits/
Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich has cautioned netizens not to blindly trust software vendors, arguing that only open-source software can be assured to be free from government-mandated surveillance code.
Blame FUD for Microsoft's Dominance in Schools http://fossforce.com/2014/01/blame-fud-for-microsofts-dominance-in-schools/
“Dear Parent or Guardian, “Your student will need Microsoft Office on her home computer this semester in order to complete her studies.
Italian govt agencies to consider Free Software before commercial software http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2014/01/14/italian-govt-agencies-to-consider-free-software-before-commercial-software/
The Italian Digital Agency has recommended that its government’s agencies consider Free Software alternatives before purchasing licenses for commercial software.
UK's security branch says Ubuntu most secure end-user OS http://www.zdnet.com/uks-security-branch-says-ubuntu-most-secure-end-user-os-7000025312/
The Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG), the group within the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) that assesses operating systems and software for security issues, has found that while no end-user operating system is as secure as they'd like it to be, Ubuntu 12.04 is the best of the lot.
Microsoft FAT patent loss endangers its Android revenue http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-fat-patent-loss-endangers-its-android-revenue-7000024103/
The Bundespatentgericht (Federal Patent Court of Germany) has ruled that that Microsoft's European Union (EU) patent EP0618540 for its File Allocation Table (FAT) or "common name space for long and short filenames" is entirely invalid.
Google deepens involvement in open-source patent effort http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57615971-93/google-deepens-involvement-in-open-source-patent-effort/
Expanding its involvement in an open-source legal defense effort, Google has joined the board of the Open Invention Network, an organization that cross-licenses patents to try to reduce the risk of lawsuits against those using Linux and another open-source software projects.
Ubuntu Used to Design and Control the Atlas Humanoid Robot for a DARPA Challenge http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-Used-to-Design-and-Control-the-Atlas-Humanoid-Robot-for-a-DARPA-Challenge-405163.shtml
The Ubuntu operating system has been spotted in an Lockheed Martin video about a humanoid robot they're building, called Atlas.
Pentaho launches open source community edition 5.0 http://www.ciol.com/ciol/news/202641/pentaho-launches-source-community-edition
Pentaho Community Edition is the newest version of Pentaho's open source data integration and business analytics platform-a powerful set of tools for developers, promoting innovation, participation and cooperation.
Android eyewear beats Google Glass to market http://linuxgizmos.com/android-based-eyewear-device-beats-google-glass-to-market/
The M100 sells for $500 less than the developer version of Google Glass, listing at $1,000. However, this is twice the $500 price that Vuzix projected back in January when it unveiled the device at CES.
Testing the New ZaTab Open Hackable Android Tablet http://www.linux.com/news/embedded-mobile/mobile-linux/751407-testing-the-new-zatab-open-hackable-android-tablet-
The ZaTab is unlocked so you can do whatever you want with it, just like a PC.
The first supercapacitor-powered portable speakers are open source http://opensource.com/life/13/12/interview-blueshift-sam-beck
On top of that, if you're a huge electronics company, it's in your interest to build products that don't last as long, because you would effectively be eating into your own market down the road. This is a misalignment between the interests of consumers and the interests of electronics manufacturers.
Netflix open sources its data traffic cop, Suro http://gigaom.com/2013/12/09/netflix-open-sources-its-data-traffic-cop-suro/
Netflix is open sourcing a tool called Suro that the company uses to direct data from its source to its destination in real time.
Airtame wants to mirror (almost) any screen to any other screen http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/12/airtame-wants-to-mirror-almost-any-screen-to-any-other-screen/
The main differentiating factor between Airtame and other screen mirroring solutions already available is that it works with (and in between) Windows, OS X, and Linux.
MintBox 2 review: Linux Mint in a compact, powerful computer http://www.itworld.com/open-source/388644/mintbox-2-review-linux-mint
A year on, and a second MintBox has been released, imaginatively titled the MintBox 2, and is worlds better than the original.
Etherpad : A Real Time Web Based Online Collaborative Document Editor for Linux http://www.tecmint.com/etherpad-a-real-time-web-based-online-collaborative-document-editor-for-linux/
Etherpad is a web based free document editor tool which allows a group of users to work jointly on a document in a real time, like a multi player editor which runs on a web browser.
RJ45-sized Linux networking server goes IPv6 http://linuxgizmos.com/rj45-sized-linux-networking-server-goes-ipv6/
As before, the XPort Pro Lx6 measures only 33.9 x 16.25 x 13.5mm and weighs 9.6 grams. The 32-bit Freescale ColdFire MCF5208 SoC appears to be the same, but instead of coming standard with 8MB SDRAM, it now ships with the previously optional 16MB.
$38 Android tablet the new king of cheap http://linuxgizmos.com/38-android-tablet-the-new-price-king/
Datawind is bringing three commercial “UbiSlate” versions of its 7-inch, Android 4.0 Aakash tablets to the U.S., including a model that starts at $38.
Here Comes Linux Powered Lini PC With Intel Haswell Processor http://www.efytimes.com/e1/fullnews.asp?edid=124595
It is priced starting $399 for a model powered by a 3 GHz Intel Pentium G3220 dual-core processor based on Haswell architecture, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and Xubuntu.
OPPO N1: The first CyanogenMod Android smartphone is on its way http://www.zdnet.com/oppo-n1-the-first-cyanogenmod-android-smartphone-is-on-its-way-7000024559/
CyanogenMod, the popular alternative Android operating system for smartphones, has always been for people who wanted a newer version of Android for their older smartphones. Now, for the first time, Cyanogen, CyanogenMod's parent company, in partnership with Oppo, a high-end consumer electronics company, are about to release the first dedicated CyanogenMod smartphone: The OPPO N1.
Canonical Launches Android and Ubuntu Touch Dual Boot App http://news.softpedia.com/news/Canonical-Launches-Android-and-Ubuntu-Touch-and-Dual-Boot-App-411960.shtml
It’s been hard to adopt Ubuntu Touch until now because a lot of the Nexus users also have an Android system and don’t want to erase everything. This problem should be solved now with the release of this tool, which comes at a great time, right after Canonical just published one of the most stable versions of Ubuntu Touch.
$59 open SBC runs Linux on quad-core Exynos http://linuxgizmos.com/open-sbc-runs-linux-on-quad-core-exynos-4412/
As with other Odroid SBCs, the U3 runs a variety of Linux OSes including Android, and is supported with discussion forums, schematics, source code, and documentation available at the Odroid open hardware community website.
New Geeksphone to run Android and Firefox OS on x86 http://linuxgizmos.com/new-geeksphone-to-run-android-and-firefox-os-on-x86/
Mozilla’s hardware partner for unlocked Firefox OS phones revealed that it is prepping a new phone that will run both Android and Firefox OS, on an Intel processor.
Terasology Open-Source Survival & Discovery Game New Build http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/terasology-opensource-survival-discovery-game-new-build.2888
Terasology is an open-source survival and discovery game with influences from Minecraft, Dwarf Fortress, and Dungeon Keeper. The game is in a pre-alpha state, but it's already fun to play!
The Windows killer: Chromebook http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9245119/Steven_J._Vaughan_Nichols_The_Windows_killer_Chromebook
None of this has been lost on the OEMs. In 2012, only Acer and Samsung had seriously invested in Chromebooks. By the end of 2013, all the major OEMs were making them. Of the top five PC OEMS, Lenovo, HP, Dell, Acer and Asus are all onboard. Dell, the last holdout, announced its Chromebook in December 2013.
Huawei Unveils Android-Based Tron Game Console http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2429364,00.asp
Huawei is set to enter the console wars with its own Android-based mini-console. The Chinese company unveiled the "Tron" this week at the Consumer Electronics Show and it could hit the market in May for a mere $120 or less.
Kids tablet runs Android 4.4 on 64-bit Intel Atom http://linuxgizmos.com/kids-tablet-runs-android-4-4-on-64-bit-intel-atom/
The DreamTab is an edutainment collaboration between Fuhu, developers of the popular Nabi line of Android kids tablets, and both Intel and DreamWorks Animation. Designed for ages 5-7, the tablets will be available in 8- and 12-inch versions with full HD IPS resolution, and will ship with 16GB or 32GB of flash storage.
S3mper Fi! Netflix open sources library to make Amazon S3 even more awesome http://gigaom.com/2014/01/10/s3mper-fi-netflix-open-sources-library-to-make-amazon-s3-even-more-awesome/
This time out, it’s open-sourcing the s3mper library it’s been building and testing to ensure better consistency of data stored in Amazon Web Services’ gigantic S3 storage service. S3mper is now available under the Apache open source license version 2.
Linux powers AR-15 rifle targeting system http://www.itworld.com/open-source/399372/linux-powers-ar-15-rifle-targeting-system
At CES, the company showed Hutchinson a new “precision guided firearm” in an AR-15 form factor. The gun combines a TI OMAP processor and its sensors to produce the same kind of assisted aiming Hutchinson first saw in an unwieldy bolt-action hunting rifle.
Linux powers smart LED bulbs, crockpot, maker kit http://linuxgizmos.com/belkin-wemo-smart-led-bulbs-crockpot-makers-kit/
Like all these controller platforms, Belkin’s WeMo home automation family features Linux-based embedded software and a low-cost, expandable ecosystem of products that provide smartphone access to various wireless-enabled gizmos around the home.
A10 Networks Debuts Thunder DDoS Hardware (Linux Powered!) http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/netsecur/a10-networks-debuts-thunder-ddos-hardware.html
A key capability of of the TPS is its ability to defend against volumetric DDoS attacks, as well as other forms of attack.
Linux-powered telepresence robot gets personal http://linuxgizmos.com/linux-powered-telepresence-robot-gets-personal/
Suitable Technologies is accepting 1,000 pre-orders at $995 for Beam+, a smaller, less costly, consumer model of its Linux-powered “Beam” mobile telepresence robot.
Tiny hacker SBC offers robot-friendly Linux distro http://linuxgizmos.com/tiny-hacker-sbc-offers-robot-friendly-linux-distro/
The Kickstarter-backed “Rex” is a $99 robotics SBC with a DSP-enabled Cortex-A8 SoC, camera and audio I/O, dual I2C ports, and an Arduino-friendly “Alphalem OS” Linux distro.
PiPad: The Raspberry Pi tablet http://www.zdnet.com/pipad-the-raspberry-pi-tablet-7000025403/
The first homebrew tablet with a Raspberry Pi for its heart has been created.
Tiny $14 ARM9 module runs Linux http://linuxgizmos.com/tiny-arm9-module-runs-linux/
The new Arietta G25 computer-on-module (COM) is equipped with the same Atmel AT91SAM9G20 processor used by an updated Fox G20 SBC, as well as a newer 24-Euro Aria G25 COM that is more closely related to the Arietta G25 (see farther below). The Tux Case is still available, as well.
Snapdragon COM powers wearable and mini-PC http://linuxgizmos.com/snapdragon-com-powers-wearable-and-mini-pc/
Intrinsyc has announced five design wins for the Open-Q 8074 SOM in recent months. The products include an unnamed robotics design, and two other mystery devices. This week, Intrinsyc followed up with two more design wins: the MiWorld PCS mini-PC from Myth Innovations (see details farther below), and an unnamed, Android-based wearable device.
Professional Video Editor `Lightworks` 11.5 Goes Stable For Linux http://www.webupd8.org/2014/01/professional-video-editor-lightworks.html
It's also worth mentioning that Lwks announced a while back that Lightworks will become open source. That was four years ago and I'm not entirely sure what's the current status of that, but hopefully Lightworks will go GPL at some point.
Steam's November Hardware Survey - Linux Still Mostly Holding Itself Up http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/steams-november-hardware-survey-linux-still-mostly-holding-itself-up.2771
Here is the latest instalment of Steam's Hardware Survey, as usual we do our monthly thing and compare it and talk about it and make sure you know not to use it as a hard figure.
An open source, infinitely scalable Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) http://opensource.com/business/13/12/infinisql
InfiniSQL is a massively scalable relational database system (RDBMS), composed entirely from scratch (not built upon some other technology). There is reproducible benchmark data described on InfiniSQL's blog proving that it can perform over 500,000 complex, multi-node transactions per second with over 100,000 simultaneous transactions—all on only 12 small server nodes.
Android 4.3 rollout for Samsung Galaxy S4 resumes http://www.zdnet.com/android-4-3-rollout-for-samsung-galaxy-s4-resumes-7000023821/
Samsung initially stalled the update in November to investigate reports 4.3 was causing numerous issues including battery drain.
Use your open source contributions to get a job http://opensource.com/life/13/12/codedoor-freelance-programmers
So, I started CodeDoor, a platform that limits the vetting process to if you have contributed to open source.
Linux Is the Only Way to Protect Against Potential Sound-Transmitted Malware http://news.softpedia.com/news/Linux-Is-the-Only-Way-to-Protect-Against-Possible-Malware-Through-Sound-Attacks-405566.shtml
A new type of malware that is using sound to transmit itself has been developed by scientists and it seems that the Linux systems are the only ones that can be protected against this kind of attacks.
Canonical: Ubuntu TV Lives, But Linux Smartphones Come First http://thevarguy.com/ubuntu/canonical-ubuntu-tv-lives-linux-smartphones-come-first
Canonical has not abandoned Ubuntu TV, but it is focusing for now on delivering smartphones powered by Ubuntu Linux, according to Community Manager Jono Bacon.
Linux Foundation Expands Its Membership Roster http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/linux-foundation-expands-its-membership-roster.html
Gaming giant Valve is now firmly behind Linux.
New 3D Metal Printer Is Open Source and Affordable http://www.livescience.com/41646-3d-metal-printer-affordable-parts.html
Until recently, most of the 3D printing hype has swirled around plastic 3D printers, which have been used to make everything from clothing to art. And while 3D metal printers do exist, their price tag starts at a half million dollars. Now, scientists have built an open-source 3D metal printer that costs under $1,200, sharing their design and software with the maker community.
Beautiful design can drive user adoption of open source software http://opensource.com/business/13/12/beautiful-design-drives-user-adoption-open-source-software
There are hundreds of other examples where you will see design and user experience having a great impact on product adoption rates and continuity.
Google Ramps up Cloud Efforts as Compute Engine Matures http://www.datamation.com/news/google-launches-iaas-compute-engine.html
Google has announced its plans to launch a new infrastructure-as-a-service offering called Google Compute Engine.
Why Your Mobile Analytics Kit Wants To Be Open Source http://readwrite.com/2013/12/05/why-mobile-developers-need-open-source-analytics-embedded-in-their-applications#
Therefore, I found it fascinating to sit down recently with a German entrepreneur using an open source approach to disrupting the mobile application market. Paul Müller is the CTO and co-founder of Adeven, a mobile advertising tracking and analytics company based in Berlin that is entering the U.S market to compete with firms like Has Offers, Apsalar, Localytics and Flurry.
SkyJack software can hijack any drone, Prime Air drones included http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2013/12/04/skyjack-software-can-hijack-any-drone-prime-air-drones-included/
Below is a video of the author describing how a dronejacking attack can be pulled off using his software. Any other information, including links to the code and hardware used, is available on the author’s home page.
What's next on Facebook's mobile agenda: Open source http://www.zdnet.com/whats-next-on-facebooks-mobile-agenda-open-source-7000023852/
After spending the last 18 months retooling Facebook as a "mobile company," Pearce revealed that the next front is pushing those developments to the open source community.
The next level of open health data tracking is good for you http://opensource.com/health/13/12/good-for-you-open-health-tracking
On the researcher end, scientists could query personal databases without allowing the server access to any personal identification information. Their information would then be used to test any given hypotheses. The test would be performed, and the results would be made publicly available.
You Say Microsoft Isn't Committed To Open Source http://fossforce.com/2013/12/say-microsoft-isnt-committed-open-source/
If you’ll remember, Mr. Gardler tried his best to convince us that Microsoft has changed and that they’re no longer the big, bad wolf when it comes to open source. In fact, he used the word “change” so often when referring to Microsoft that we began to think we’d passed through a rift in the time-space continuum and were back in 2007 at an Obama rally.
NTRU crypto software available to open-source community http://gcn.com/articles/2013/12/05/ntru-crypto-software.aspx
NTRU is a public key cryptosystem that uses lattice-based cryptography to encrypt and decrypt data. It consists of two algorithms: NTRUEncrypt, which is used for encryption, and NTRUSign, which is used for digital signatures.
Proprietary Unix Continues to Fall http://ostatic.com/blog/proprietary-unix-continues-to-fall
Along side the drop in proprietary Unix systems is an associated rise in sales of X86 servers running Linux.
How to Resurrect a Dead Open Source Project http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/12/forked/
What is Forked? It’s a site that resurrects abandoned open source projects. And that’s a welcome thing.
Linux Revenues Rise as UNIX and Windows Servers Fall in 3Q13 http://www.serverwatch.com/server-news/server-revenues-continue-to-decline-in-3q13.html
IDC also saw softness in Microsoft's Windows Server, with revenue of $6.1 billion, down by 1.3 percent on a year-over-year basis. In contrast, IDC is seeing continued growth from Linux, with revenue coming in at 3.4 billion for a 5.6 percent gain.
OpenCRX: An open source Salesforce alternative http://www.openlogic.com/wazi/bid/327311/opencrx-an-open-source-salesforce-alternative
Salesforce.com is the go-to customer relationship management (CRM) solution for many companies. However, for enterprises that don't want to spend their money on software-as-a-service (SaaS) licensing fees, openCRX offers a compelling open source, premises-based alternative. Like Salesforce, it's a web-based application designed to manage lead generation, sales, and support for the enterprise, but you install it on your own servers.
Linux-based TOR gadget protects IP identity http://linuxgizmos.com/linux-based-tor-device-protects-internet-identity/
[pogoplug_safeplug-thm.jpg] Pogoplug announced a $49, Linux-based security device called the Safeplug that taps into the Tor network to hide your IP information when using the web.
Goodbye, Win XP - Hello, Linux? http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Goodbye-Win-XP---Hello-Linux-79602.html
At the same time, there is an increasingly compelling alternative some say may offer a smoother and easier transition. It's robust, it's secure, it's compatible with older hardware, and it's free. Its name, of course, is Linux.
Dell Builds New Linux Network Operating System http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/nethub/dell-builds-new-linux-network-operating-system.html
Joshipura said that Dell is not branding its new Linux-powered networking operating system on the N-series at this time. He stressed, however, that from a management perspective, Dell's networking solutions can all be managed seamlessly whether or not the system is Linux or FTOS.
Goldman Sachs, with 10,000 tech workers, embraces open systems http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/120913-goldman-sachs-with-10000-tech-276760.html
Goldman Sachs is a backer of the Open Compute Project, which was created by Facebook. The group is working to reduce hardware and data center costs with a more modular and open approach to hardware and management software.
Dell Partners with Red Hat for OpenStack Clouds http://www.datamation.com/cloud-computing/dell-advances-cloud-efforts-and-preps-for-more-innovation.html
On the open source front, Dell announced a deal with Linux vendor Red Hat to co-engineer an enterprise-grade OpenStack private cloud solution.
Microsoft's licence riddles give Linux and pals a free ride to virtual domination http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/12/feature_microsoft_caught_in_virtual_monkey_trap/
But most vendors said that this was irrelevant, because while VMware's licensing scheme is clear and simple, licensing virtualised Windows is horrifically complex – something that my esteemed co-author Trevor Pott covered in detail in the aforementioned e-book.
SAP to open-source developers: Work for the HANA cause http://www.zdnet.com/sap-to-open-source-developers-work-for-the-hana-cause-7000024228/
SAP is turning to the open-source development community to get more applications written for its HANA in-memory processing engine.
The open source solution to the bee colony collapse problem https://opensource.com/life/13/12/open-source-beehive
This is a question the organisations Open Tech Forever and Fab Lab Barcelona have been wrestling with. Their answer is a collaborative, open source effort called the Open Source Beehives project. Their partnership has generated the creation of two beehive designs that can be freely downloaded (and 3D printed) and filled with innovative sensors to log and track bee colony health using the Smart Citizen kit.
Oracle showers gold on OpenStack, dreams of open-source splashback http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/11/oracle_openstack_foundation/
Oracle has started sponsoring an open-source cloud tech that it already uses within its commercial offerings, as the company tentatively embraces a market it once reckoned inconsequential.
Activision Is Preventing A Game From Coming To Linux http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTU0MTA
Figured this deserved its own thread. I hate to be the bearer of bad news here, but my previous statement that GK would be available on Linux turns out to be incorrect. I can't even begin to imagine why, but Activision isn't allowing the game to be made for that platform. Just PC, Mac, Android, and iOS devices.
Talend Raises $40M for Open Source Big Data http://thevarguy.com/big-data-technology-solutions-and-information/talend-raises-40m-open-source-big-data
Talend, which developers integrative Big Data tools based on open source technologies like Hadoop and NoSQL, has secured $40 million in new funding.
New indiegogo project to turn your Android device into a full Linux desktop computer http://www.androidauthority.com/linux-on-android-325158/
Zac Powell, the lead developer of the Complete Linux Installer app which allows you to install Linux alongside Android on your smartphone or tablet, has launched a new indiegogo project to turn your Android device into a full Linux desktop computer.
Dreamhost Aims to Accelerate OpenStack Cloud Adoption http://www.eweek.com/cloud/dreamhost-aims-to-accelerate-openstack-cloud-adoption.html
The company is now expanding its lineup with new cloud compute and storage services, leveraging the open-source OpenStack platform serving as the foundation. Helping to fuel Dreamhost's expansion is a new $30 million round of financing.
Curoverse Gets $1.5M to Develop Open Source Genomics Tool http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2013/12/18/curoverse-gets-1-5m-develop-open-source-genomics-tool/
Boston-based Curoverse is announcing today that it’s raised $1.5 million in seed funding to continue developing Arvados, an open source computational platform that houses massive amounts of genomic data.
Ubuntu Might Replace Windows XP in South Korea http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-Might-Replace-Windows-XP-in-South-Korea-409841.shtml
“According to an industry source on December 15, there is a heated discussion about replacing Windows XP with an alternative OS in IT communities at home and abroad, since the market for PC operating systems (OS) has been divided into largely MS windows and Mac OS, without any other significant operating systems. But the issue of a third option has now become a reality, as Windows XP is going to be retired,” states the publication.
Taking stock of 2013's crowdfunded Linux devices http://linuxgizmos.com/2013-crowdfunded-linux-devices-update/
Of the 19 such products listed below, five were never successfully crowdfunded. Of these unfunded devices, all but one appear to be moving forward with alternative funding. In fact, one — CrystalFontz America’s CFA10036 module — has already shipped.
The Linux Software Store Conundrum http://www.datamation.com/open-source/the-linux-software-store-conundrum-1.html
Whether you hated or loved the company Linspire before Xandros purchased the brand, the fact of the matter is that the early days of its Click-n-Run (CNR) Warehouse was years ahead of its time.
The People Who Support Linux: Snowden Revelations Spur Engineer's Open Source Donation http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/200-libby-clark/753486-the-people-who-support-linux-snowden-revelations-spur-engineers-open-source-donation
By reading the ongoing media coverage of the Snowden leaks, Kies learned for the first time about zero-day exploits, backdoors and state-approved trojan viruses. He objects to corporations and governments spying on private citizens and cites articles on ZDNet, ArsTechnica and InformationWeek as being pivotal in changing his perceptions on this topic.
Five reasons why the Ubuntu tablet could shock naysayers in 2014 http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/linux-and-open-source/five-reasons-why-the-ubuntu-tablet-could-shock-naysayers-in-2014/
The Ubuntu tablet will happen. When it does, there should be a lot of naysayers out there redacting their claims of doubt. I, for one, am excited about the possibility of the Ubuntu tablet. The tablet space is in dire need of something as powerful, flexible, and secure as a Linux tablet. If Mark Shuttleworth and Canonical have their way, 2014 will be the year to silence the naysayers.
ISO: Open-source tools to liberate data from PDFs http://gcn.com/articles/2013/12/19/pdf-hackathon.aspx
The hackathon will encourage developers to build upon existing open-source PDF extraction solutions by creating additional features, extensions and plugins to the software to make PDFs more flexible and useful. In addition, hackers will have the option of using licensed PDF software libraries as long as the implementation cost of these libraries is less than $1,000.
Jolicloud 2 offers a one-stop shop to your social and Cloud storage accounts http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2013/12/19/jolicloud-2-offers-a-one-stop-shop-to-your-social-and-cloud-storage-accounts/
Jolicloud 2 will be the next version of Jolicloud, a Cloud service that aggregates all the popular and not-so popular Cloud services.
BitHub Pays Open-Source Developers in Bitcoin http://www.coindesk.com/bithub-pays-open-source-developers-bitcoin/
Privacy software provider WhisperSystems has announced that it is integrating bitcoin with open-source code hosting site GitHub to launch a new service, Bithub. This service will offer the company’s developers an easy and fair way to fund their work on its open-source security systems.
Mozilla Bringing Firefox OS to TVs, Tablets, Desktops http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/mozilla-bringing-firefox-os-to-tvs-tablets-desktops.html
The Linux-based operating system is expanding from smartphones to more devices, as Panasonic embraces Firefox OS for a new generation of smart TVs.
Android desktops arrive as Lenovo eyes your living room http://www.zdnet.com/android-desktops-arrive-as-lenovo-eyes-your-living-room-7000024678/
Lenovo on Sunday rolled out an Android all-in-one home computer designed to be a living room multimedia PC. Should Android-powered PCs do well it would further disrupt the PC market and splinter the operating system selection a bit more.
Google launches Android automotive consortium http://linuxgizmos.com/google-launches-android-automotive-consortium/
Google announced an Open Automotive Alliance with Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai, and Nvidia to ease integration with Android and standardize Android IVI systems.
Open-source competition for Android, iOS http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/technology/gadgets/open-source-competition-for-android-ios-1.1629514#
The open source offering called Tizen, based on the Linux operating system, is expected to be installed on telephones sold from the end of March, NTT Docomo spokesman Jun Otori told AFP.
Intel finishes work on 64-bit Android 4.4 for x86 smartphones http://www.pcworld.com/article/2086380/intel-finishes-work-on-64bit-android-44-for-x86-smartphones.html
Intel has completed work on a 64-bit version of Android OS for x86 smartphones, and the software will be ready to load on handsets with its upcoming Atom 64-bit chip code-named Merrifield.
Multi-Protocol SoftEther VPN Becomes Open Source http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=16171
The service relies on volunteers with a broadband connection to download the server software and set up Public VPN Relay Servers for others to use. Initially, that number was around 100, today there are over 5200 of these servers around the world.
1 PC, 2 operating systems: Intel introduces Dual OS, AMD adds Android apps to Windows http://www.zdnet.com/1-pc-2-operating-systems-intel-introduces-dual-os-amd-adds-android-apps-to-windows-7000024942/
With Intel, AMD, HP, Lenovo, and Asus all throwing their weight behind Android on the desktop, this isn't just a shot in the dark. Serious businesses believe that Android has a real role on the desktop. For that matter, Microsoft—of all companies!—seems to think people will want a dual-boot Android/Windows smartphone.
Attempt to bring OS X apps to Linux springs back into action http://www.zdnet.com/attempt-to-bring-os-x-apps-to-linux-springs-back-into-action-7000025019/
Similar to how Wine allows Windows applications to run on Linux OS the Darling project is trying to build a software compatibility layer to run OS X apps.
Novena whips up an open source laptop from scratch http://www.infoworld.com/t/laptop-pcs/novena-whips-open-source-laptop-scratch-233887
This week in Make magazine, Huang and Cross displayed the results of the first 18 months of their research: the Novena Project, an attempt to create a notebook computer using nothing but open source hardware and software. Cost wasn't a concern; making it thin and light weren't important either. What did matter was making something that was open, hackable, and reasonably useful.
Violett, GhostControl Inc And More Linux Games New On Desura http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/violett-ghostcontrol-inc-and-more-linux-games-new-on-desura.2926
For those not keeping up, Desura has added a ton of games recently so it's time to highlight them! Useful for those of you who prefer other stores than Steam or don't like all your eggs in one basket.
New software tools help developers create Bitcoin-friendly Android apps http://www.pcworld.com/article/2087540/new-sdk-from-coinbase-and-bitmonet-enables-bitcoinfriendly-android-apps.html
The companies have released a software development kit (SDK) that aims to make it easy for Android developers to build apps that process Bitcoin payments.
Open Source Storage Relaunches With New Platform http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/open-source-135828
OSS’s new Niazi 1.618 Middleware System enables OSS customers to expand proprietary data storage by using lower-cost open source IT.
James Gosling Grades Oracle's Handling of Sun's Tech http://www.infoworld.com/t/technology-business/james-gosling-grades-oracles-handling-of-suns-technology-233924
Gosling gives Oracle eyebrow-raising grades, lauding Oracle's handling of Java, despite his past acrimony toward Oracle over Java, and giving Oracle a flat-out failing grade on what has become of Solaris OS.
Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2014/01/12/jolla-review-some-rough-edges-but-this-linux-smartphone-shows-promise/
The Jolla’s OS (Sailfish OS) is the key reason to buy this handset, and it still requires a lot of work to bring it up to modern UI standards in terms of flow, connectedness, and ease of use.
Google acquires Nest, gains cool Linux IoT tech http://linuxgizmos.com/google-acquires-nest-gains-linux-based-iot-tech/
The cash deal is Google’s second-largest after its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Pending regulatory approval, the acquisition should close in a few months, said Google.
Intel's Bay Trail chip arriving on Android tablets in Q2 http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57617391-92/intels-bay-trail-chip-arriving-on-android-tablets-in-q2/
"Most of the Bay Trail Android tablets really start showing up more in Q2...remember we made a shift, the original program for Bay Trail was all Windows," he said during Intel's fourth-quarter earnings conference call.
Microsoft expands open-source efforts in Asia http://www.networkworld.com/news/2014/011614-microsoft-expands-open-source-efforts-in-277774.html?source=nww_rss
"There is a very interesting open-source community in China and we want to work with them," said Gianugo Rabellino, Microsoft Open Technologies senior director. "Creating a subsidiary of Microsoft Open Technologies sends a very clear signal that we care about openness." + Also on NetworkWorld: Geekiest ice & snow sculptures +
NTT DoCoMo backs away from early 2014 Tizen release http://linuxgizmos.com/ntt-docomo-backs-away-from-early-2014-tizen-release/
NTT DoCoMo says it has scratched plans for a March launch of Samsung’s first Tizen smartphone, and the Japanese carrier offered no revised timetable.
Linus Torvalds Says All Contributor License Agreements Are Broken http://news.softpedia.com/news/Linus-Torvalds-Says-All-Contributor-License-Agreements-Are-Broken-418978.shtml
“To be fair, people just like hating on Canonical. The FSF and Apache Foundation CLA's are pretty much equally broken. And they may not be broken because of any relicencing, but because the copyright assignment paperwork ends up basically killing the community.”
Open Source Hardware Gets CES Cred http://fossforce.com/2014/01/open-source-hardware-gets-ces-cred/
For example, one of the biggest stories at this year’s CES was the abundance of wearable tech products being introduced, with big tech players hyping them as the next big thing.
Docker Raises $15M to Advance Open-Source Container Virtualization http://www.eweek.com/cloud/docker-raises-15m-to-advance-open-source-container-virtualization.html
It often takes real money to move virtualization technology forward, which is why open-source virtualization vendor Docker is now raising new funds. Docker announced today that it has raised $15 million in a new Series B round of funding led by Greylock Partners, with participation from Trinity Ventures, Benchmark and Insight Ventures. Total funding to date from Docker now stands at $26 million.
Bitcoin Baron Keeps a Secretive Open Source OS Alive http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2014/01/openbsd/
Recently, Theo de Raadt and the other engineers who oversee the OpenBSD operating system were hit with a $20,000 bill for the electricity that feeds the computers on which they test this venerable piece of software. fter they revealed that the bill could bring the project down, Mircea Popescu, the Romanian who runs the online bitcoin exchange MPEx, stepped in to save them.
Linux Game Sales Statistics From Multiple Developers http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/linux-game-sales-statistics-from-multiple-developers.2963
When you consider that just over a year ago Linux sales for developers on Steam would have officially been 0%, it's actually quite encouraging that after such a short time we are already making up 5% of sales for some of them.
An open source policy that works in practice http://opensource.com/business/14/1/open-source-policy-works-practice
After due diligence, the Legal department allowed the use of the tool, provided that the team obtain an approval from their customer (read: the customer takes all responsibility and liability). The tool in question? The humble, unix2dos!
IBM Sells Server Business to Lenovo for $2.3 Billion http://www.serverwatch.com/server-news/ibm-sells-server-business-to-lenovo-for-2-3-billion.html
Financial terms of the deal have Lenovo paying IBM approximately $2 billion in cash with the remaining $300 million in Lenovo stock. In addition to the technology and the money, 7,500 IBM employees are now also being offered jobs by Lenovo.
Our hackers, who art in open source, deliver us from refrigerators http://www.zdnet.com/our-hackers-who-art-in-open-source-deliver-us-from-refrigerators-7000025537/
Hackers can turn smart TVs into surveillance devices. And refrigerators have started sending spam. It's only a matter of time before these once-trusted household appliances turn truly malicious.
Open Compute Project Takes on Converged Infrastructure, Saves Facebook $1 Billion http://www.serverwatch.com/server-news/open-compute-project-takes-on-converged-infrastructure-saves-facebook-a-1-billion.html
Today at the Open Compute Summit V event, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that in the last three years his company has saved a billion dollars Frankovsky by building out its infrastructure using OpenCompute designs.
Google Maps open-source rival gets huge boost as Telenav buys OpenStreetMap leader Skobbler http://gigaom.com/2014/01/31/google-maps-open-source-rival-gets-huge-boost-as-telenav-buys-openstreetmap-leader-skobbler/
OSM founder Steve Coast recently joined Telenav, and Skobbler is the leader in OSM integration and commercial use.
Is the x86 server ready for open source? http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/01/30/is-x86-ready-for-open-source-cio-angle-ocpsummit/
This conference is about open source hardware, and in particular, x86 servers.
Linux Mint 16 Improves Cinnamon Desktop http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/slideshows/linux-mint-16-improves-cinnamon-desktop.html
Beware of new worm targeting Linux PCs http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/337833/scitech/technology/beware-of-new-worm-targeting-linux-pcs-symantec
How enterprises drive innovation through open source technologies http://www.ciol.com/ciol/news/202546/how-enterprises-drive-innovation-source-technologies
Out in the Open: The Place Where Android Thrives Outside of Google's Control http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/12/xda/
SuperTuxKart 0.8.1 Free Racing Game Has Been Released http://linoxide.com/opensource/supertuxkart-free-racing-games-linux/
Red Hat Advances OpenShift Enterprise Platform-as-a-Service http://www.eweek.com/cloud/red-hat-advances-openshift-enterprise-platform-as-a-service.html
QEMU Open Source Virtualization Gains New Features http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/qemu-open-source-virtualization-gains-new-features
Inside The War For Top Developer Talent http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/tech-boom-the-war-top-developer-talent-231709
How OpenStack differs from Amazon and must rise to the occasion http://opensource.com/business/13/12/openstack-amazon-open-cloud
Build Your Own Simple Linux Banking Tool http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Build-Your-Own-Simple-Linux-Banking-Tool-79533.html
Rage Under Wine, How It Performs http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/rage-under-wine-how-it-performs.2756
GNOME Boxes 3.11.2 Allows Import of Libvirt Virtual Machines http://news.softpedia.com/news/GNOME-Boxes-3-11-2-Allows-Import-of-Libvirt-Virtual-Machines-405120.shtml
Open Source Is Here To Stay On IBM i http://www.itjungle.com/tfh/tfh120213-story01.html
GNOME 3 Worst Linux Idea Yet http://ostatic.com/blog/gnome-3-worst-linux-idea-yet
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Receives Major Kernel Update http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-12-04-LTS-Receives-Major-Kernel-Update-405913.shtml
Are Cloud Operating Systems the Next Big Thing? http://www.theregister.co.uk/Print/2013/09/17/cloudius_systems_osv_cloud_software/
PHP Flaw Threatens Embedded Linux Devices http://www.eweek.com/security/php-flaw-threatens-embedded-linux-devices.html
Why Isn't Open Source A Gateway For Coders Of Color? http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/12/05/248791579/why-isnt-open-source-a-gateway-for-coders-of-color
Interview with Adobe's open web standards guru http://opensource.com/business/13/12/interview-vincent-hardy
Linux Kernel 3.12.3 Is Now Available for Download http://news.softpedia.com/news/Linux-Kernel-3-12-3-Is-Now-Available-for-Download-406104.shtml
Is Docker the Future of Virtualization Security? http://www.esecurityplanet.com/open-source-security/is-docker-the-future-of-virtualization-security.html
Up-and-Coming Open Source Projects for the Enterprise http://www.itbusinessedge.com/slideshows/up-and-coming-open-source-projects-for-the-enterprise.html
Linux Mint 16 OEM Has Been Officially Released http://news.softpedia.com/news/Linux-Mint-16-OEM-Has-Been-Officially-Released-406707.shtml
Fixing the Nexus 5: with a new version of Android, Google tackles the camera http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/5/5175568/fixing-the-nexus-5-android-4-4-1-improves-camera
Fact sheet: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/linux-and-open-source/fact-sheet-red-hat-enterprise-linux-65/
Linux 3.13 rc3 http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1608940
Linux Deepin 2013 Available For Download http://www.webupd8.org/2013/11/linux-deepin-2013-available-for.html
Oracle integrates DTrace debugger into its Linux distribution http://www.itworld.com/open-source/385646/oracle-integrates-dtrace-debugger-its-linux-distribution
Today in Open Source: Should Microsoft and Sony worry about Valve and SteamOS? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/385601/should-microsoft-and-sony-worry-about-valve-steamos
IBM, Mirantis Launch OpenStack Benchmarking Tool http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-open-source/ibm-mirantis-launch-openstack-benchmarking-tool
Zorin OS 7 Released - A Ultimate Linux Desktop with Windows 7 Feel http://www.tecmint.com/zorin-os-7-released-a-ultimate-linux-desktop-with-windows-7-feel/
Convert and Manage Your eBook Library with Calibre 1.14 http://news.softpedia.com/news/CalibreConvert-and-Manage-Your-eBook-Library-with-Calibre-1-14-406554.shtml
HP Launches Portal to Sell Its Software Online (Drupal!) http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/hp-launches-portal-to-sell-its-software-online.html
IBM's losing ground with Unix -- and Oracle may follow http://www.infoworld.com/t/unix/ibms-losing-ground-unix-and-oracle-may-follow-232234
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Integrate Default Torrent Scope for Unity http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-14-04-LTS-to-Integrate-Default-Torrent-Lens-for-Unity-406294.shtml
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Set to Include Docker Container Virtualization http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/red-hat-enterprise-linux-7-set-to-include-docker-container-virtualization.html
SolydXK hands on: Two good Linux distributions with a solid base http://www.zdnet.com/solydxk-hands-on-two-good-linux-distributions-with-a-solid-base-7000024030/
CentOS 6.5 desktop installation guide with screenshots http://www.binarytides.com/centos-6-5-installation-screenshots/
Embedded Linux dev tools speed up http://linuxgizmos.com/embedded-linux-development-tools-speed-up/
IBM will be bringing KVM Linux virtualization to Power in 2014 http://www.zdnet.com/ibm-will-be-bringing-kvm-linux-virtualization-to-power-in-2014-7000024039/
Linux Mint Xfce 16 RC Petra - Still Looks Beautiful and Minimalistic http://news.softpedia.com/news/Linux-Mint-Xfce-16-RC-Petra-Still-Looks-Beautiful-and-Minimalist-Download-Now-407663.shtml
Mozilla Patches Firefox 26 With 14 Security Advisories http://www.eweek.com/security/mozilla-patches-firefox-26-with-14-security-advisories.html
Android 4.4.2 KitKat update starts rolling out to Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/android-442-kitkat-update-starts-rolling-out-to-nexus-4-nexus-5-nexus-7-nexus-10-456885
Linux Foundation Builds Internet of Things Effort http://www.datamation.com/networks/linux-foundation-builds-internet-of-things-effort.html
Xen Project Builds Its Own Cloud OS Mirage http://www.eweek.com/cloud/xen-project-builds-its-own-cloud-os-mirage.html
Ubuntu 13.10: The good, the bad and the ugly http://www.networkworld.com/reviews/2013/120913-ubuntu-test-276581.html?hpg1=bn
Open Source, Closed Doors? FOSS and the Racial Divide http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Open-Source-Closed-Doors-FOSS-and-the-Racial-Divide-79585.html
The Linux Desktop: 2013 in Review http://www.datamation.com/open-source/the-linux-desktop-2013-in-review-1.html
ownCloud 6 Community Edition Officially Released with Innovative Features http://news.softpedia.com/news/ownCloud-6-Community-Edition-Officially-Released-with-Innovative-Features-408130.shtml
The Geek's Guide to the Coolest 2013 Holiday Gifts http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1205967
10 Linux distros to watch in 2014 http://www.networkworld.com/slideshow/131913/10-linux-distros-to-watch-in-2014.html
WordPress 3.8 Content Management Platform Gets a New Look http://www.eweek.com/cloud/word-press-3.8-content-management-platform-gets-a-new-look.html
MintBox 2 review - not as fresh, still as minty http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/reviews/mintbox-2-review-not-as-fresh-still-as-minty
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta arrives with MariaDB as its default database http://www.zdnet.com/red-hat-enterprise-linux-7-beta-arrives-with-mariadb-as-its-default-database-7000024194/
Scaling up Open Source Comes to Campus http://opensource.com/education/13/12/openhatch-brings-open-source-campus
HP Korea Downsizes Unix Server Business http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/article/2444/hewlett-packard-korea-hp-korea-downsizes-unix-server-business
Firefox 27 Looks to Boost Web Security http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/firefox-27-looks-to-boost-web-security.html
28 Android security apps tested http://www.zdnet.com/28-android-security-apps-tested-7000024236/
GNOME Photos 3.11.3 Allows Users to Access Facebook Photos http://news.softpedia.com/news/GNOME-Photos-3-11-3-Allows-Users-to-Access-Facebook-Photos-408210.shtml
Linux Kernel 3.12.5 Is Now Available for Download http://news.softpedia.com/news/Linux-Kernel-3-12-5-Is-Now-Available-for-Download-408360.shtml
Linux Mint 16 Petra, hands-on: Installing the Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce versions http://www.zdnet.com/linux-mint-16-petra-hands-on-installing-the-cinnamon-mate-kde-and-xfce-versions-7000024185/
CentOS 6.5 Review - Red Hat for all http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/reviews/centos-6-5-review-red-hat-for-all
Linux 3.13 rc4 http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1614594
Software May Be Eating The World, But Open Source Software Is Eating Itself http://readwrite.com/2013/12/12/open-source-innovation#awesm=
Exploring sustainable software for science http://opensource.com/life/13/12/sustainable-software-science
Security Big Part of Data Center Modernization Plans http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/security-big-part-of-data-center-modernization-plans.html
Viewpoint: 5 open source myths http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20131215/ADOP06/312150005/Viewpoint-5-open-source-myths
Ubuntu's Lonely Road http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Ubuntus-Lonely-Road-79637.html
Epiphany 3.10.3 Brings Greater Web Compatibility http://news.softpedia.com/news/Epiphany-3-10-3-Brings-Greater-Web-Compatibility-409170.shtml
Building Secure Cloud Apps: CSA, SAFECode Provide Guidance http://www.eweek.com/cloud/building-secure-cloud-apps-csa-safecode-provide-guidance.html
NetworkManager Gets A New Text Interface http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTU0Mjg
Focus on Fedora 20 Features: Hadoop in Heisenbug http://hadoop.apache.org/
The Joomla! Project Announced Joomla! Framework http://www.cmsobserver.com/the-joomla-project-announced-joomla-framework-1-0/
Pivotal Enterprise PaaS Integrates Open Source for Future Cloud Applications http://cloudtimes.org/2013/12/16/pivotal-enterprise-paas-integrates-open-source-for-future-cloud-applications/
Fedora 20 Linux Debuts, Improves Cloud Image http://www.eweek.com/cloud/fedora-20-linux-debuts-improves-cloud-image.html
Kubuntu 13.10 - A great alternative to Mint and Ubuntu http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2013/12/kubuntu-1310-great-alternative-to.html
GRUB Customizer 4 released. Install it on Ubuntu 13.10 and Linux Mint 16 http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2013/12/14/grub-customizer-4-released-install-it-on-ubuntu-13-10-and-linux-mint-16/
Administer WordPress like a pro with WP-CLI http://www.openlogic.com/wazi/bid/328457/administer-wordpress-like-a-pro-with-wp-cli
Exclusive Research: How Are Enterprises Deploying SDN? http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/datacenter/exclusive-research-how-are-enterprises-deploying-sdn.html
2013: The Year of Linux on the... Everything http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/158-jim-zemlin/753259-2013-the-year-of-linux-on-theeverything
WordPress - Too Fast For Comfort http://fossforce.com/2013/12/wordpress-fast-comfort/
Increasing interest in Linux technologies continues to drive Unix to Linux migration http://www.linuxcareer.com/increasing-interest-in-linux-technologies-continues-to-drive-unix-to-linux-migration
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 4.0 Reaches General Availability http://www.eweek.com/cloud/red-hat-openstack-platform-4.0-reaches-general-availability.html
Fedora 20 Codenamed "Heisenbug" Released - Installation Guide with Screenshots http://www.tecmint.com/fedora-20-installation-guide-with-screenshots/
Drupal 8 to take open source CMS 'to the next level' http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/534600/drupal_8_take_open_source_cms_next_level_/
The Ultimate Guide to Open Source Software http://www.datamation.com/applications/the-ultimate-guide-to-open-source-software-1.html
Ubuntu Linux, Edge, Desktop and the Wearable Computing Future http://www.eweek.com/mobile/ubuntu-linux-edge-desktop-and-the-wearable-computing-future.html
openSUSE asks: What Does The Chameleon Say? http://www.computerweekly.com/blogs/open-source-insider/2013/12/opensuse-asks-what-does-the-chameleon-say.html
A Few Grains of Sand in the FOSS Bucket http://fossforce.com/2013/12/a-few-grains-of-sand-in-the-foss-bucket/
Focus on Fedora 20 Features: ARM http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/196-zonker/753741-focus-on-fedora-20-features-arm
What's Next for OpenStack Open Source Cloud Computing http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/whats-next-openstack-open-source-cloud-computing
SDN in 2014: More Adoption and More Money for Vendors http://www.itbusinessedge.com/slideshows/sdn-in-2014-more-adoption-and-more-money-for-vendors.html
VIDEO: David Meyer, Chairman of the OpenDaylight Technical Steering Committee http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/netos/video-david-meyer-chairman-of-the-opendaylight-technical-steering-committee.html
What's New in January 2014 for Open-Source CMS http://www.cmswire.com/cms/customer-experience/whats-new-in-january-2014-for-opensource-cms-023581.php
Open Source ownCloud Project Puts IT in File Synchronization Control http://www.itbusinessedge.com/blogs/it-unmasked/open-source-owncloud-project-puts-it-in-file-synchronization-control.html
Facebook 9 top open-source projects from 2013 http://venturebeat.com/2013/12/20/here-are-facebooks-9-top-open-source-projects-from-2013/
Linux Kernel 3.12.6 Is Now Available for Download http://news.softpedia.com/news/Linux-Kernel-3-12-6-Is-Now-Available-for-Download-411379.shtml
Things to do after installing Fedora 20 http://www.linuxfederation.com/things-to-do-after-installing-fedora-20/
LinuxDevices content returns to the Web http://linuxgizmos.com/linuxdevices-content-online-again/
Monitorix 3.4.0 Released: A Lightweight System and Network Monitoring Tool for Linux http://www.tecmint.com/monitorix-a-lightweight-system-and-network-monitoring-tool-for-linux/
GM of CA Technologies: 3 mainframes replaced 100's of Linux blades http://www.fiercecio.com/techwatch/story/gm-ca-technologies-3-mainframes-replaced-100s-linux-blades/2013-12-20
Ubuntu Linux, Edge, Desktop and the Wearable Computing Future http://www.eweek.com/mobile/ubuntu-linux-edge-desktop-and-the-wearable-computing-future.html/
Gift Guide: Our Favorite Android Phone http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/22/of-course-its-the-nexus-5/
Linux is Everywhere. We show you exactly where http://www.linuxfederation.com/linux-everywhere/
Out in the Open: Ex-Google Ad Man Saves You From Ad Hell http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/12/disconnect/
Nuxeo Platform 5.9.1 Is Out http://www.cmsobserver.com/nuxeo-platform-5-9-1-is-out/
Fedora Utils: An overview http://worldofgnome.org/fedora-utils-an-overview/
Linux Foundation Highlights Linux for Mobile, Cars, Gaming, Cloud http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/linux-foundation-highlights-linux-mobile-cars-gaming-clou
Is Linux Mint the most popular desktop distro? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/397736/linux-mint-most-popular-desktop-distro
Linux 3.13 rc6 http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1621119
All Linux Distributions Store Wi-Fi Passwords in Plain Text If You Don't Use Encryption http://news.softpedia.com/news/All-Linux-Distributions-Store-Wi-Fi-Passwords-in-Plain-Text-If-You-Don-t-Use-Encryption-412387.shtml
Introducing Ubuntu Unity for Arch Linux http://news.softpedia.com/news/Introducing-Unity-for-Arch-Arch-Linux-with-Unity-360250.shtml
Exclusive Research: Server Virtualization Usage Varies by Enterprise Size http://www.serverwatch.com/server-news/exclusive-research-server-virtualization-usage-varies-by-enterprise-size.html
Lumpis Linux: A Windows Users Dream if I Ever Did See One http://fossforce.com/2014/01/lumpis-linux-windows-users-dream-ever-see-one/
eWEEK at 30: Linux Makes Open Source a Software Industry Force http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/eweek-at-30-linux-makes-open-source-a-software-industry-force.html
Ubuntu Linux WiFi Security: Don't Blame Canonical http://thevarguy.com/ubuntu/ubuntu-linux-wifi-security-canonical-combats-criticism
Nginx joins the big leagues in Ubuntu Server http://www.infoworld.com/t/open-source-software/nginx-joins-the-big-leagues-in-ubuntu-server-233362
Fedora 20 Linux: Problems Supporting AMD Video Hardware http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/fedora-20-linux-problems-supporting-amd-video-hardware
Is Bitbucket or GitHub the host with the most? http://www.computerweekly.com/blogs/open-source-insider/2014/01/is-bitbucket-or-github-the-host-with-the-most.html
The rise of Drupal and the fall of closed source http://opensource.com/business/14/1/drupal-history
Control your Raspberry Pi robot from a web-connected device http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/tutorials/control-your-raspberry-pi-robot-from-a-web-connected-device
eBook Reader and Editing Software Calibre 1.18 Is Almost Perfect http://news.softpedia.com/news/eBook-Reader-and-Editiig-Software-Calibre-1-18-Is-Almost-Perfect-413118.shtml
Ubuntu 13.10 vs. Fedora 20 Benchmarks http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu13_fedora20_p&num=1
Linux 3.13 rc7 http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1401.0/01214.html
Ubuntu 13.10 - The Marmite operating system http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/01/ubuntu-1310-marmite-linux-operating.html
The Iconic Linksys WRT Router is Back http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2014/01/linksys-wrt/
Raspberry Pi: Hands On with Arch Linux and Pidora http://www.zdnet.com/raspberry-pi-hands-on-with-arch-linux-and-pidora-7000024688/
7 Surprises At Red Hat Partner Conference http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-channel-partner-program/7-surprises-red-hat-partner-conference-2014
Download Linux Kernel 3.13 Release Candidate 7 http://news.softpedia.com/news/Download-Linux-Kernel-3-13-Release-Candidate-7-413673.shtml
How to deal with a difficult programmer on an open source project http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/01/how-to-deal-with-a-difficult-programmer-on-an-open-source-project/
Red Hat incorporates 'free' Red Hat clone CentOS http://www.zdnet.com/red-hat-incorporates-free-red-hat-clone-centos-7000024907/
Why Red Hat Needs OpenStack ... And AWS http://readwrite.com/2014/01/06/why-red-hat-needs-openstack-and-aws#
Developers mull adding data nuke to Kali Linux http://www.zdnet.com/developers-mull-adding-data-nuke-to-kali-linux-7000024862/
Concrete5: The simple but powerful CMS you've never heard of http://www.openlogic.com/wazi/bid/330908/concrete5-the-simple-but-powerful-cms-youve-never-heard-of
4 reasons companies say yes to open source http://www.networkworld.com/research/2014/010614-4-reasons-companies-say-yes-277354.html?hpg1=bn
Arch Linux's First Release of 2014 Is Available for Download http://news.softpedia.com/news/Arch-Linux-s-First-Release-of-2014-Is-Available-for-Download-413682.shtml
25 Apache Interview Questions for Beginners and Intermediates http://www.tecmint.com/apache-interview-questions/
Ubuntu 12.04.4 Officially Arrives on February 6 http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-12-04-4-Officially-Arrives-on-February-6-414692.shtml
Red Hat Invests in Open Source IaaS, Cloud Talent http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/010714/red-hat-invests-open-source-iaas-cloud-talent
KDE 4.11.5 Officially Released, Fixes over 65 Bugs http://news.softpedia.com/news/KDE-4-11-5-Officially-Released-Fixes-over-65-Bugs-414560.shtml
Using OpenStreetMap to respond to disasters before they happen http://opensource.com/life/14/1/openstreetmap-responds-to-disasters
Inxi is an amazing tool to check hardware information on Linux http://www.binarytides.com/inxi-system-information-linux/
Siduction 2013.2 review http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2014/01/06/siduction-2013-2-review/
How NoSQL will power the Internet of Things http://www.computerweekly.com/blogs/open-source-insider/2014/01/how-nosql-will-power-internet-of-things.html
Red Hat Embraces Rival CentOS http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/red-hat-embraces-rival-centos.html
Google, Synnex Partnership: More Chromebooks In Schools http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/010814/synnex-empowers-google-chromebook-k-12-resellers
GNOME 3.11.3 Is Now Available for Testing http://news.softpedia.com/news/GNOME-3-11-3-Is-Now-Available-for-Testing-414974.shtml
Fedora 20 Officially Released for IBM System z 64-Bit http://news.softpedia.com/news/Fedora-20-Officially-Released-for-IBM-System-z-64-bit-414997.shtml
Dammit Jim, I'm a Doctor, Not a Computer Engineer http://fossforce.com/2014/01/dammit-jim-im-doctor-computer-engineer/
A Kali Linux cryptsetup patch that can nuke an encrypted disk http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2014/01/09/a-kali-linux-cryptsetup-patch-that-can-nuke-an-encrypted-disk/
What's New in Drupal 7.25 http://www.cmsobserver.com/whats-new-in-drupal-v7-25/
6 great Linux based operating systems for netbooks http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/01/6-more-great-linux-operating-systems.html
Fedora 21 Won't Be Released Before August http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTU2NDg
Meet Korora 20 - It's like Fedora, but Better http://news.softpedia.com/news/Meet-Korora-20-It-s-Like-Fedora-But-Better-415481.shtml
Nameless Fedora 21 Linux Is an Opportunity for Growth http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/nameless-fedora-21-linux-is-an-opportunity-for-growth.html
Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon, KDE and MATE review http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2014/01/10/linux-mint-16-petra-cinnamon-kde-and-mate-review/
Linux Foundation Set to Produce Apachecon Conference http://www.internetnews.com/blog/skerner/linux-foundation-set-to-product-apachecon-conference-no-thats-not-a-typo.html
5 Linux Distributions that deserves more Love http://www.linuxfederation.com/linux-distributions-love/
Android 4.4 KitKat now on 1.4 percent of all Android devices http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/android-44-kitkat-now-on-14-percent-of-all-android-devices-google-470427
Enterprise-ready open source gains traction http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70017:Enterprise-ready-open-source-gains-traction&catid=70
A timely call for a secure yet open cloud http://opensource.com/life/14/1/timely-call-secure-yet-open-cloud
Announcing Apache CloudStack 4.2.1 https://blogs.apache.org/cloudstack/entry/announcing_apache_cloudstack_4_21
Linux 3.13 rc8 http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1401.1/02367.html
Collectl is a powerful tool to monitor system resources on Linux http://www.binarytides.com/collectl-monitor-system-resources-linux/
Linux music player group test http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/reviews/linux-music-player-group-test
Nginx Plus 2.0 Includes Improved Java Apps Support, Other Enhancements http://www.eweek.com/servers/nginx-plus-2.0-includes-improved-java-apps-support-other-enhancements.html
Four Linux distros for kids https://opensource.com/education/14/1/teaching-kids-linux
GNOME: Key to Linux Desktop Unification? http://www.datamation.com/open-source/gnome-key-to-linux-desktop-unification-1.html
Linux Mint 16: No Surprises, but Plenty of Solid Improvements http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Linux-Mint-16-No-Surprises-but-Plenty-of-Solid-Improvements-79779.html
Those Krazy Kids & KDE http://fossforce.com/2014/01/krazy-kids-kde/
Ubuntu 13.04 Received Its Last Major Kernel Update http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-13-04-Received-Its-Last-Major-Kernel-Update-416505.shtml
Puppet Labs's third annual DevOps survey is wrapping up this week https://puppetlabs.com/blog/last-chance-take-devops-survey-new-prizes-added
The Small Biz Guide to Understanding Linux & Open Source http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/News/Software/the-small-biz-guide-to-understanding-linux-open-source.html#
The mixed fate of Sun under Oracle http://www.networkworld.com/slideshow/135815/the-mixed-fate-of-sun-tech-under-oracle.html
Canonical Engages Ubuntu Community for App Development http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/011314/canonical-engages-ubuntu-community-app-development
Apache Foundation and Linux Foundation join forces for ApacheCon http://www.zdnet.com/apache-foundation-and-linux-foundation-join-forces-for-apachecon-7000025165/
Google Releases Chrome 32 Stable for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X http://news.softpedia.com/news/Google-Releases-Chrome-32-Stable-for-Linux-Windows-and-Mac-OS-X-416950.shtml
Red Hat, Partners Collaborate on Amazon AWS Cloud Trials http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-events-and-conferences/011314/red-hat-partners-collaborate-aws-new-test-drives-custo
Open Source PHP 5.5 and 5.4 Updated http://www.internetnews.com/blog/skerner/open-source-php-5-5-and-5-4-updated.html
Is CentOS ready for the Linux desktop? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/400327/centos-ready-linux-desktop
Four projects for parents to teach their kids about open hardware and electronics http://opensource.com/education/14/1/electronics-open-hardware-projects-kids
Zato—Agile ESB, SOA, REST and Cloud Integrations in Python https://zato.io/docs/index.html
Convirture announces easy-to-use Hyper-V management platform http://www.zdnet.com/convirture-announces-easy-to-use-hyper-v-management-platform-7000025209/
Glib 2.39.3 Brings No Major Changes, But Lots of Fixes http://news.softpedia.com/news/Glib-2-39-3-Brings-No-Major-Changes-But-Lots-of-Fixes-417394.shtml
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Implement the Bleeding Edge GRUB 2.02 Beta 2 Boot Loader http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-14-04-LTS-to-Implement-the-Bleeding-Edge-GRUB-2-02-Beta-2-Boot-Loader-418107.shtml
GNOME Documents 3.11.4 Renames GNOME Control Center to Settings http://news.softpedia.com/news/GNOME-Documents-3-11-4-Renames-GNOME-Control-Center-to-Settings-417952.shtml
What GitHub is doing for women developers, Tim O'Reilly speaks on open data, and more http://opensource.com/life/14/1/weekly-wrap-jan-17
0 A.D. Open Source RTS Continues Progressing Towards Next Alpha http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/0-ad-open-source-rts-continues-progressing-towards-next-alpha.2943
3 Best Bitcoin Clients for Ubuntu http://www.techdrivein.com/2014/01/3-best-bitcoin-clients-for-ubuntu-linux.html
Internet Explorer 7 and Adobe Lightroom 4 Now Work with Wine 1.7.11 http://news.softpedia.com/news/Internet-Explorer-7-and-Adobe-Lightroom-4-Now-Work-with-Wine-1-7-11-418256.shtml
Leadwerks Game Creation Kit Has Fixed Two Major Linux Blockers http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/leadwerks-game-creation-kit-has-fixed-two-major-linux-blockers.2961/
Linux 3.13 http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1401.2/01593.html
Linux 3.13 Improves Networking, Memory Performance http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/linux-3.13-improves-networking-memory-performance.html
Pear OS downloads removed http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/news/pear-os-downloads-removed
Red Hat Promotes Open Source Software-Defined Storage http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/software-defined_storage_sds.html
Raspberry Pi hands-on: PiHub and Bluetooth http://www.zdnet.com/raspberry-pi-and-raspbian-hands-on-7000024642/
FreeBSD 10.0 lands, targets VMs and laptops http://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/ISO-IMAGES/10.0/
Mageia 4 RC Is Out, Mandriva Spirit Is Still Alive http://news.softpedia.com/news/Mageia-4-RC-Is-Out-Mandriva-Spirit-Is-Still-Alive-418533.shtml
What is with all these Linux distributions? http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/locutus/what-is-with-all-these-linux-distributions-58569
GNOME PackageKit 3.11.4 Released with Important Bugfixes http://news.softpedia.com/news/GNOME-PackageKit-3-11-4-Released-with-Important-Bugfixes-418466.shtml
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 Gets Real http://www.eweek.com/cloud/red-hat-enterprise-virtualization-3.3-gets-real.html
Open Source FreeBSD 10 Takes on Virtualization http://www.serverwatch.com/server-news/open-source-freebsd-10-takes-on-virtualization.html
You Say GIMP Was Right http://fossforce.com/2014/01/say-gimp-right/
Was Apple involved in the death of Pear OS? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/401364/was-apple-involved-death-pear-os
Git Is Giving Subversion A Run For Its Money: What Took So Long? http://readwrite.com/2014/01/21/git-subversion-developers#awesm=~otD5eU1Qyr88LV
Mars Kids Explore Their Potential With Kano http://fossforce.com/2014/01/mars-kids-explore-potential-kano/
Cisco Commercializes OpenDaylight SDN with XNC
Red Hat ups its virtualization and cloud game http://www.zdnet.com/red-hat-ups-its-virtualization-and-cloud-game-7000025471/
Eye of GNOME 3.11.4 Uses Python 3.x for Python Plugins http://news.softpedia.com/news/Eye-of-GNOME-3-11-4-Uses-Python-3-x-for-Python-Plugins-419317.shtml
Install Zarafa On CentOS 6.5 - An Alternative To Microsoft Exchange Mail Server http://www.unixmen.com/install-zarafa-centos-6-5-alternative-microsoft-exchange-mail-server/
Think Like Linux, Act Like UPS, Smile Like Amazon: Toward Open Source Logistics http://www.wired.com/insights/2014/01/think-like-linux-act-like-ups-smile-like-amazon-toward-open-source-logistics/
Xen PVH Is Landing For The Linux 3.14 Kernel http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTU3OTg
Git v1.9 rc0 http://code.google.com/p/git-core/downloads/list
Open Source Power for Small Business in 2014 http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/News/Software/open-source-power-for-small-business-in-2014.html
Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Might Drop OpenJDK 7 (Java Support) http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-14-04-Trusty-Tahr-Might-Drop-OpenJDK-7-Java-Support-419532.shtml
Why Google Android software is not as free or open-source as you may think http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/23/how-google-controls-androids-open-source-software
WordPress 3.8.1 Updates Open-Source CMS http://www.eweek.com/cloud/wordpress-3.8.1-updates-open-source-cms.html
Women in Open Source Week http://opensource.com/life/14/1/women-open-source-week
Quirky Linux Gets More Pep Out of Puppy http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Quirky-Linux-Gets-More-Pep-Out-of-Puppy-79841.html
Why The Linux Desktop Doesn't Matter Anymore http://readwrite.com/2014/01/23/why-the-linux-desktop-never-mattered#awesm=
Kubuntu 14.04 Alpha 2 Released with Improved USB Creator http://news.softpedia.com/news/Kubuntu-14-04-Alpha-2-Released-with-Improved-USB-Creator-420153.shtml
Top 10 Tips For Linux Beginners http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/01/top-10-tips-for-beginning-linux.html
SkySQL goes after Oracle MySQL with enterprise release http://www.zdnet.com/skysql-goes-after-oracle-mysql-with-enterprise-release-7000025516/
Sword Of The Stars: The Pit & Ground Pounders Soon To Arrive On Linux http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/sword-of-the-stars-the-pit-ground-pounders-soon-to-arrive-on-linux.2987
Hacking Open the Data Center http://recode.net/2014/01/24/hacking-open-the-data-center/
Tracking NYC rats with open data, keeping the Internet of Things open, and more http://opensource.com/life/14/1/weekly-wrap-jan-24
MariaDB Open-Source Database Gets Enterprise Release http://www.databasejournal.com/news/mariadb-open-source-database-gets-enterprise-release.html
GNOME Boxes 3.11.4 Adds a Logo for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 http://news.softpedia.com/news/GNOME-Boxes-3-11-4-Adds-a-Logo-for-Red-Hat-Enterprise-Linux-7-420566.shtml
Chrome Eavesdropping, Balkanized Internet & More... http://fossforce.com/2014/01/chrome-eavesdropping-balkanized-internet/
Open source venture that's profited from Oracle's actions http://www.itwire.com/business-it-news/open-source/62928-open-source-venture-thats-profited-from-oracles-actions
KDE Desktop Vs. GNOME Apps: The Great Paradox http://www.datamation.com/open-source/kde-desktop-vs.-gnome-apps-the-great-paradox-1.html
5 Bleeding Edge Linux Distributions that are Actually Stable http://www.linuxfederation.com/bleeding-edge-linux/
Ubuntu 13.04 Is No Longer Supported, Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 Now http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-13-04-Is-No-Longer-Supported-Upgrade-to-Ubuntu-13-10-Now-420960.shtml
Unity3D Web Player In Linux Browsers Thanks To Pipelight http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/unity3d-web-player-in-linux-browsers-thanks-to-pipelight-.2996/
5 Must Have Steam Titles on Linux http://www.linuxfederation.com/steam-linux/
GNOME Software App Adds Ardour to the Featured List http://news.softpedia.com/news/GNOME-Software-App-Adds-Ardour-to-the-Featured-List-420745.shtml
Linux Kernel Block Maintainer Joins Facebook http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTUzNTE
OpenStack Retools to Engage More Cloud User Feedback, Interoperability http://www.eweek.com/cloud/openstack-retools-to-engage-more-cloud-user-feedback-interoperability.html
Even North Korea Loves Linux and Open Source http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/012814/even-north-korea-loves-linux-and-open-source
Should I use a permissive license? Copyleft? Or something in the middle? http://opensource.com/business/14/1/what-license-should-i-use-open-source-project
Why do Windows journalists have to trash Linux? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/402056/why-do-windows-journalists-have-trash-linux
Gluster Vs. Ceph: Open Source Storage Goes Head-To-Head http://www.informationweek.com/infrastructure/storage/gluster-vs-ceph-open-source-storage-goes-head-to-head/d/d-id/1113581
Why the elementary OS team is the perfect home for Shotwell http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/why-elementary-os-team-perfect-home-shotwell?source=nww_rss
Dell Embraces Cumulus Linux for Networking http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/datacenter/dell-embraces-cumulus-linux-for-networking.html
Open source events grow at the university http://opensource.com/education/14/1/interview-catherine-dumas-suny-albany
New Google Chrome 32 Release Fixes Mouse Pointer and Quicktime Issues http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-Google-Chrome-32-Release-Fixes-Mouse-Pointer-and-Quicktime-Issues-421167.shtml
Why Red Hat's Roger Egan Joined Docker http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/why-red-hats-roger-egan-joined-docker
Writing HiDPI patches for LibreOffice http://keithcu.com/wordpress/?p=3444
What Chrome OS Needs to Expand Adoption http://www.datamation.com/open-source/what-chrome-os-needs-to-expand-adoption-1.html
Dell buys into the open-source network http://www.zdnet.com/dell-buys-into-the-open-source-network-7000025694/
Open-Source Filezilla At Risk? http://www.eweek.com/blogs/security-watch/filezilla-other-open-source-software-from-right-sources-is-safe.html
openSUSE 12.2 Is Officially Dead http://news.softpedia.com/news/openSUSE-12-2-Is-Officially-Dead-421222.shtml
Major Trine Update Coming & Linux Version Heading To Steam http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/major-trine-update-coming-linux-version-heading-to-steam.3008
Wikipedia dodges critical vulnerability in open source platform that could have let attackers take over http://www.networkworld.com/news/2014/012914-wikipedia-278211.html
AMD, ARM and Andreessen http://www.serverwatch.com/server-news/amd-arm-and-andreessen.html
Stealthy Botnet Bug Infects Macs, PCs, Linux Machines http://www.tomsguide.com/us/java-botnet-mac-linux-pc,news-18260.html
Linux Kernel 3.13 Gets Its First Update http://news.softpedia.com/news/Linux-Kernel-3-13-Gets-Its-Firts-Update-421869.shtml
ARM is not about the status quo : Open source breeds new architectures http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/01/29/arm-is-not-about-the-status-quo-open-source-breeds-new-architectures-ocpsummit/
Linus Torvalds and other developers are leaving Bitcoins on the table http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/402112/linus-torvalds-and-other-developers-are-leaving-bitcoins-table
FreeBSD 10 Open-Source OS Comes to the PC-BSD 10 Desktop http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/slideshows/freebsd-open-source-os-comes-to-the-pc-bsd-desktop.html
How I fell back in love with GNOME http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/how-i-fell-back-love-gnome
Zorin OS 8 Core Quick Screenshot Tour http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2014/01/zorin-os-8-core-quick-screenshot-tour.html
QupZilla 1.6.1 QtWebKit Browser Adds New Features http://news.softpedia.com/news/QupZilla-1-6-1-QtWebKit-Browser-Adds-New-Features-422633.shtml
It's Not Just Android: 3 Upcoming Linux Mobile Operating Systems http://blog.smartbear.com/mobile/its-not-just-android-3-upcoming-linux-mobile-operating-systems/
RT-enhanced Linux stack aims at comms gear http://linuxgizmos.com/lwrt-real-time-linux-for-networking-telecom-equipment/
Why Did Linux Mint Ax mintConstructor? http://fossforce.com/2014/01/linux-mint-ax-mintconstructor/
Maintenance - The Achilles Heel of Linux http://fossforce.com/2014/01/maintenance-achilles-heel-linux/
Open source internships make great career starters http://opensource.com/life/14/1/open-source-internship-lessons-learned
How to keep your Linux-heavy data center up and running http://www.networkworld.com/news/tech/2014/013014-linux-backup-recovery-278262.html
Windows XP home users should upgrade to Linux -- not Windows 8.1 http://betanews.com/2014/01/30/windows-xp-home-users-should-upgrade-to-linux-not-windows-8-1/
Open-Source Cloud Hardware Grows Up Fast http://www.informationweek.com/infrastructure/cloud-infrastructure/open-source-cloud-hardware-grows-up-fast/d/d-id/1113637
New Kernel Vulnerability Affects Ubuntu 13.10 http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-Kernel-Vulnerability-Affects-Ubuntu-13-10-422445.shtml
Who's Writing Linux? http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/whos-writing-linux
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