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  • Red Hat Shenandoah boosts Java garbage collection

    Red Hat engineers are moving forward with their Shenandoah garbage collection technology, which would give Java a boost in large-heap applications.

  • Critical remote code execution flaw patched in Samba

    Security researchers are urging users to install new Samba security updates in order to address a critical vulnerability that allows attackers to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

  • Department of Social Services migrates Drupal sites to govCMS

    The Department of Social Services has migrated its Drupal-based websites to the cloud-hosted, whole-of-government content-management system, govCMS.

  • Facebook garners big gains from tighter management of open source

    Thanks to some applied discipline, Facebook is reaping greater benefits from its efforts around open source software.

  • Both sides make last-minute push on Net neutrality

    The clock is running down on the chance to lobby the US Federal Communications Commission before it votes on putting stronger net neutrality rules in place, and both sides of the battle are making sure their voices are heard.

  • Torvalds: ‘People who start writing kernel code get hired really quickly'

    Now more than ever, the development of the Linux kernel is a matter for the professionals, as unpaid volunteer contributions to the project reached their lowest recorded levels in the latest "Who Writes Linux" report, which was released today.

  • Drupal 'getting off the island' with version 8

    The thoroughgoing overhaul of the internals of Drupal in version 8 of the web platform means the next release of the open source project may have taken longer than expected. However, the ability to more easily employ third-party libraries and the use of modern coding conventions will mean it's worth the wait, according to Angela Byron.

  • Expedia to buy Orbitz for $1.6 billion

    Cheaper air travel is making the world seem smaller -- and that's increasingly the case for the online booking market too, with Expedia planning to swallow up rival Orbitz Worldwide barely a month after buying the smaller Travelocity.

  • Japan's CP+ camera expo focuses on megapixel power

    High-res cameras that bring out the faintest details in images are turning heads at this year's CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Yokohama, Japan.

  • Hitachi buying Pentaho to boost its IoT business

    Hitachi Data Systems is purchasing business intelligence software maker Pentaho to incorporate analysis into Internet of Things systems it'll build for the healthcare, public safety and other industries.

  • Google's new open-source PerfKit framework watches cloud application performance

    Google's latest foray into the open-source realm is a framework it's calling "PerfKit," which is designed to measure application performance in the cloud, the company announced Wednesday.

  • Canon to buy network video camera maker Axis

    Canon is planning to buy Swedish security camera maker Axis Communications amid slumping demand for digital compact cameras.

  • To avert another Heartbleed, group narrows list of projects in need of support

    A group dedicated to averting another Heartbleed-style vulnerability is narrowing down a list of critical open source projects that will receive its funding and support.

  • Two years in the making, Node.js upgrade arrives

    In development for nearly two years, the 0.12 release of Node.js is about to become available. Whether the release can mend the now-fractured community that has been built around the popular server-side JavaScript platform remains to be seen.

  • Canon's 5DS SLR has a monster 50.6 megapixel image sensor

    You might need some bigger SD cards if you want to shoot with Canon's latest camera.

  • ClusterHQ: Bringing the power of containers to enterprise data

    It's no small testament to the appeal of container technology that Docker -- by far the leading contender in the field -- went from under 3 million downloads in June 2014 to 100 million last month.

  • Better open source hygiene would have spooked GHOST

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • Microsoft .Net's execution engine goes open source

    Continuing with plans to open up its software development technologies, Microsoft this week open-sourced CoreCLR, the .Net execution engine in the .Net Core platform.

  • Developers begin work on LibreOffice for Android

    Two companies have started working on a full-featured version of the free office suite LibreOffice for Android. They hope to have a beta version available in March.

  • Microsoft to acquire R language powerhouse Revolution Analytics

    In a move to beef up its portfolio of analysis software and services, Microsoft is acquiring Revolution Analytics, a major commercial distributor of the R statistical programming language.