Ubuntu 14.10 Released, openSUSE GNOME Peek, and Debian Multimedia
ubuntuThe release of Ubuntu 14.10, codenamed Utopic Unicorn, was the big news today. But in other news, Kostas Koudaras has a sneak peek of GNOME in upcoming openSUSE 13.2 and Alessio Treglia shared some bits on Debian 8.0 multimedia. Miguel de Icaza announces Mono for the Unreal Engine and, finally, Erich Schubert says avoiding systemd isn't hard at all.
eBay joins open-source community with ultra-fast OLAP engine for Hadoop
Like arch-rival Amazon.com, the soon-to-split eBay Inc. is something of an oddity in that it hasn’t historically been a big contributor to the open-source community. But the e-commerce pioneer hopes to change that with the release of the source-code for a homegrown online analytics processing (OLAP) engine that promises to speed up Hadoop while also making it more accessible to everyday enterprise users.
DHS report makes recommendations for greater open source software use in government
A report commissioned by the Homeland Security Department's Science and Technology Directorate say barriers to using and developing open source software must be addressed as IT budgets across government continue to tighten.
Calculate Linux Provides Consistency by Design
Calculate Linux has a rather interesting strategy for desktop environments. It is characterized by two flavors with the same look and feel. That does not mean that the inherent functionality of the KDE and Xfce desktops are compromised. Rather, the Calculate Linux developers did what you seldom see within a Linux distribution with more than one desktop option: They unified the design.
2014's most significant cloud deals have OpenStack at heart
2014's slate of cloud deals reflect a few important trends in the market for the open source cloud software. One is that traditional enterprise vendors continue to see potential in OpenStack and they're willing to shell out the cash to buy the expertise and technology they need to pursue the market.
Also: OpenStack for humanity's fast moving technology
How Red Hat is Transforming from a Server-Client to Cloud-Mobile Leader
Red Hat has become a role model for other companies by writing a success story based on open source software and Linux, without a single proprietary component in the soup.
The company continues to evolve and transform itself with the changing times to remain a leader, and not simply relevant, unlike many other software giants that are struggling in the market.
Alpine 3.0.6 released
The Alpine Linux project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 3.0.6 of its Alpine Linux operating system.
This is a bugfix release of the v3.0 musl based branch. This release is based on the 3.14.22 kernel which has some critical security fixes.