Open Source News, Features, and Interviews

  • The Linux command-line cheat sheet

    This select set of Linux commands can help you master the command line and speed up your use of the operating system.

    06 Feb. 19 06:49 Written by Sandra Henry-Stocker
  • Developers at the heart of innovation

    In today’s technology driven and rapidly changing world, developers are at the heart of organisations’ future innovation endeavours. We’ve been hearing it for a while, but now more than ever the phrase ‘every company is a software company’ rings true.

    23 Jan. 19 11:38 Written by Sam Hunt, GitHub
  • The best Linux apps for Chromebooks

    Make your Chromebook even more capable with this carefully selected set of Linux apps for expanding Chrome OS's potential as a business tool.

    18 Jan. 19 22:00 Written by JR Raphael
  • Open source had a busy 2018, but what next?

    Following a busy year for open source, expect more acquisitions, more adoption, and the foundational groundwork for a truly open infrastructure.

    09 Jan. 19 04:30 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • New institute wants ‘world where systems behave ethically’

    The institute will undertake research in the emerging field of quantitative fairness and work with the public and private sectors to put the research into practice. It will release open source ethical AI tools that can be adopted and adapted, says director Bill Simpson-Young.

    14 Dec. 18 10:58 Written by George Nott
  • Telstra strikes Arduino deal

    Telstra will distribute the upcoming Arduino MKR NB 1500 IoT developer board in Australia.

    03 Dec. 18 13:55 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Red Hat to be ‘Switzerland’ within IBM

    Red Hat will operate as a kind of “Switzerland” within IBM and maintain its commitment to open source at the conclusion of Big Blue’s takeover of the software company, according to Marco Bill-Peter, Red Hat senior vice president of customer experience and engagement.

    21 Nov. 18 13:09 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth wishes Red Hat and IBM a happy marriage

    Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth's keynote at the second of this year's Openstack Summits was considerably less controversial than the last, where he explicitly compared the price between Red Hat and Ubuntu's services in Vancouver. However he still had plenty to say when Computerworld UK caught up with the hobby astronaut and entrepreneur on the show floor.

    19 Nov. 18 02:21 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • Red Hat commits to Openstack for 'at least' 10 years

    While Red Hat understandably wouldn't discuss anything to do with the IBM mega-acquisition - for regulatory reasons - director of product management James Labocki and senior director for product management at Openstack Nick Barcet confirmed Red Hat's commitment to Openstack for at least the next "10 years".

    14 Nov. 18 23:50 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • IBM to snap up Red Hat for US$34 billion

    IBM says it has agreed to acquire U.S. software company Red Hat Inc for US$34 billion, including debt, as it seeks to diversify its technology hardware and consulting business into higher-margin products and services.

    29 Oct. 18 08:32 Written by Reuters