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  • Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use

    Google has adopted for use in its cloud a streamlined version of the Canonical Ubuntu Linux distribution tweaked to run Docker and other containers.

  • 2014: The year in quotes

    From rattled airline passengers who fear the coming of smartphones to jurors who don't know a smartphone from a tablet, here are some of the colorful quotes from IT news in 2014.

  • Hadoop successor sparks a data analysis evolution

    If 2014 was the year that Apache Hadoop sparked the big data revolution, 2015 may be the year that Apache Spark supplants Hadoop with its superior capabilities for richer and more timely analysis.

  • Faster Ruby on Rails rolls into the station

    The Ruby on Rails Web development framework has plenty of rivals these days on the JavaScript front, but the framework keeps chugging along, with multiple upgrades on the horizon.

  • Why there's no open-source standard-bearer for the network

    Open-source software plays an increasingly prominent role in many areas of modern business IT it's in servers, databases and even the cloud. Vendors like Red Hat, Canonical and others have managed to graft open-source principles onto a profitable business model. The former company became the first open-source-centered business with $1 billion in annual revenue in 2012.

  • CoreOS's Rocket launch aimed directly at Docker

    Citing concerns around Docker's security model and its increasingly complex supporting platform, CoreOS is developing Rocket, an alternative to the open-source container technology.

  • Jolla's open-source tablet might actually stay the course

    The Jolla Tablet, an open-source device that promises privacy, ease of use and comparable hardware to late-model Android tablets and iPads, has demolished its funding goals on IndieGoGo in just the first few days of its campaign.

  • Attack of the one-letter programming languages

    Watch out! The coder in the next cubicle has been bitten and infected with a crazy-eyed obsession with a programming language that is not Java and goes by the mysterious name of F.

  • Global Forum: Innovation creates opportunity, causes disruption

    Geneva, Switzerland - The 23rd Global Forum, an annual policy and strategy conference for technology leaders, was held last week in the shadow of the International Telecommunications Union's (ITU) modernist tower.

  • Debian general resolution against systemd coupling fails, sponsor steps down

    Debian developers voted down a proposal that would have weakened the Linux distribution's integration with a controversial system software package on Tuesday, in a victory for systemd supporters.

  • Prominent developers pulling out of Debian as voting deadline nears

    Four prominent members of the Debian community have stepped down or reduced their involvement in the project as a result of an increasingly bitter argument over the future of the widely influential Linux distribution.

  • re:Cap of AWS re:Invent: 10 cool new Amazon Cloud features

    At Amazon Web Services' third annual re:Invent cloud computing conference the market's leading infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) public provider revealed a variety of new cloud service features. Here's a recap of AWS's announcements from re:Invent 2014.

  • Mozilla plunks ads into Firefox

    Mozilla kicked off its long-under-development plan to run ads in Firefox with the launch of version 33.1 on Monday.

  • Microsoft open sources .Net server stack

    In an effort to broaden its reach beyond Windows developers, Microsoft has released as open source the server-side components of its .Net framework and embarked on a project to port the runtime software to Linux and Mac OS.

  • Gnome Foundation charges Groupon with trademark hijacking, pleads for help

    The Gnome Foundation is claiming Groupon has infringed on its trademark and is seeking financial and community support to finance its fight.

  • Australian government seeks agility with Drupal migration

    The first site has been migrated to the federal government's new Web platform, govCMS. Australia.gov.au is the first site to be shifted to new content management system, which is based on the open source Drupal project.

  • LibreOffice defends handling of spreadsheet bug

    A new version of LibreOffice's Calc program has broken many spreadsheets, users say, and a perceived unwillingness by developers to address the problem has sparked an ill-tempered argument.

  • Net neutrality advocates: Hybrid approach won't work

    In the fractious debate over net neutrality, efforts to strike a compromise don't seem to be working. A proposal reportedly favored by a top U.S. regulator is drawing fire from groups on both sides of the issue, with 70 pro-net neutrality groups speaking up against the plan Friday.

  • Docker gets some competition with new Joyent, Canonical containers

    Spurred by the sudden success of the Docker virtualization technology, platform services provider Joyent and Linux distributor Canonical have each open-sourced their container technologies.

  • Docker gets some competition with new Joyent, Canonical containers

    Spurred by the sudden success of the Docker virtualization technology, platform services provider Joyent and Linux distributor Canonical have each open-sourced their container technologies.

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