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1 hr ago | CNET

LibreOffice makes its case as open source alternative to MS Office

After a headline lull, LibreOffice on Wednesday renewed its drive to replace Microsoft Office with the newest version of its open source suite of applications.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Microsoft Office, Phase Forward, Project Insight, Software, Computers, Marketing

5 hrs ago | Social Media

Why Google Plus is the antisocial network

The first article was a hopeful but disappointed look into the ghost town known as Google+.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, WebMD, Science / Technology, Linux, New York, Georgetown (Washington, DC), Social Software

6 hrs ago | PC World

10 reasons to try Zorin OS 9, the Linux OS that looks like Windows

The Linux world has long offered virtually innumerable alternatives to Windows and Mac OS, including several options designed specifically to ease the transition for those making the switch.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Linux, Ubuntu, Microsoft, Startups

7 hrs ago | InfoWorld

Review: OpenShift shines for developers and ops

From the pain-free install and easy app deployment to gear idling and automatic scaling, OpenShift fulfills the promise of platform as a service The two major open source PaaS offerings are Red Hat's OpenShift and Pivotal's Cloud Foundry.


Related Topix: Red Hat, Science / Technology, Linux

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Open Source Storage Adds Former Oracle Managers to Executive Team

Open Source Storage , the visionaries and creators of enterprise data storage solutions, announced today that Leynette Larioza and Mark Nelson, formerly from Oracle, have joined the executive team.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Computers

The New Zealand Herald

Juha Saarinen: Aussies clamp down on dastardly downloaders

Tech blogger Juha Saarinen takes a look at copyright laws, Linux creator Linus Torvalds and reviews the curved Samsung UHD TV.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Linux, Televisions


'Signal' for iOS Lets Users Make Encrypted Voice Calls for Free

Open source software group Open Whisper Systems today released a new encrypted phone app called Signal , which is designed to allow its users to make secure calls on the iPhone at no cost.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Emerging Technology, Wireless


SAP Warms to the Idea of Open Source Development

Much like Microsoft, SAP has never been seen as a friend of the open source community.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Cloud Computing

Ars Technica

Exploring the world of FOSS Android: Can a smartphone be open source?

Android is a Google product-it's designed and built from the ground up to integrate with Google services and be a cloud-powered OS.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Cameras

The Code Project

Brainless Android - Introduction

Android is a software stack for mobile platforms. What this means is that it is Android delivers a complete set of software for mobile devices: an operating system, middleware and key mobile applications.


Related Topix: Android, Science / Technology, Linux, Programming Languages, Java


GCC wins lifetime achievement award

The GNU Compiler Collection, better known as GCC, was recently awarded the ACM's Programming Languages Software Award for 2014 .


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Programming Languages, Linux


The Tizen smartphone flopped -- and open source is to blame

You know the saying: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Now that Samsung has "indefinitely" delayed the launch of its first Tizen smartphone , can anyone believe any more open source mobile promises? Open source mobile efforts have a history of failure: Moblin, Maemo, MeeGo, and Tizen are all examples that have been shepherded ... (more)


Related Topix: Ubuntu, Science / Technology, Linux, Mozilla, Startups, Intela, Intel

Mon Jul 28, 2014


The Shocking Truth About Torvalds' Home Office

"I am really incredibly surprised that my work space is very similar to Linus' and also the working hours are almost identical," said Google+ blogger Rodolfo Saenz.


Related Topix: Blog News, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Science / Technology, Linux

Dark Reading

DHS-Funded 'SWAMP' Helps Scour Code For Bugs

A US Department of Homeland Security-funded online portal that provides government agencies, enterprises, higher education, and independent developers a free platform for testing their code for security holes and vulnerabilities has quietly begun attracting commercial application security providers.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin Madison, Veracode


Install the command line virtual assistant Betty in Linux Mint 17

Betty is an application similar to Siri and Google now. It turns your command line into a virtual assistant.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Linux, Emerging Technology, Search Engines


Pivotal, Hortonworks Collaborate On Hadoop Management

Pivotal announced an alliance of sorts with Hortonworks on Monday, pledging to collaborate on development of the Apache Ambari project, open-source software used by Hortonworks to manage and monitor Hadoop clusters.


Related Topix: Apache Software Foundation, Science / Technology, project-open

CNet News

CoreOS Stabilizes Cloud Container Linux Operating System

The open-source CoreOS Linux operating system hit a major milestone on July 25, issuing its first stable release.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Linux

Linux Today

Autonomous sub powers up with Wheezy on Haswell

Cornell University's "Gemini" AUV will compete in next week's 2014 RoboSub competition.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Linux

Sys-Con Media

Xen Project User Summit Highlights Advanced Use Cases for Leading Open Source Hypervisor

The event will take place in New York City on September 15, 2014. This year's summit will present the most relevant topics to Xen Project users and integrators, with an emphasis on new and cutting-edge topics related to cloud and enterprise deployments.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Linux, Startups, Oracle Corporation, Marketing, Intel, Cloud Computing


Out in the Open: Sandstorm Makes It Easy to Control Your Apps in the Cloud

Web apps are convenient, but you don't have any control over them. You never know if your favorite tool will evaporate when the company goes out of business or, as was the case of Google Reader, simply discontinued.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Science / Technology, Linux


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