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Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

Readers' Choice Awards 2014

It's time for another Readers' Choice issue of Linux Journal! The format last year was well received, so we've followed suit making your voices heard loud again. I couldn't help but add some commentary in a few places, but for the most part, we just reported results. Please enjoy this year's Readers' Choice Awards!

Another lick of Lollipop: Google updates latest Android to 5.01

  • The Register; By Tim Anderson (Posted by bob on Dec 3, 2014 10:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Android
Google is pushing out version 5.01 of Lollipop, the first update to the latest version of Android.…

Weaveworks Raises $5 Million for Docker Container Networking

Over the course of the past year, Docker has become a much-hyped technology for application virtualization using containers, winning the support of major IT vendors including VMware, Microsoft, Amazon and Red Hat, among others. While the open-source Docker engine provides a core set of capabilities, a market ecosystem of complementary and enabling technologies has emerged.

CoreOS's Docker-rival Rocket: We drill into new container contender

CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi certainly got the attention of the Docker community on Monday when he announced Rocket, his company's alternative to the Docker container file format and runtime. But just what is Rocket and what does it offer that Docker doesn't?…

Intense Gameplay? Try these 13 Roguelike games

  • LinuxLinks.com; By Frazer Kline (Posted by fk on Dec 3, 2014 7:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews, Roundups; Groups: Games
This article compiles a good selection of roguelike games available for Linux. If you enjoy intense, addictive gameplay, try these 13 games. Don't be put off by the primitive graphics, you'll soon forget the visuals once you get immersed. All of them are available to download without charge, and almost all are released under an open source license.

Will Android's Material Design be a big hit with Linux users in Quantum OS?

In today's open source roundup: Quantum OS promises to blend Android's Material Design into the Linux desktop. Plus: Opera 26 has been released for Linux, and download the beta of the Scrivener writing tool for Linux.

Linux Foundation finds enterprise Linux growing at Windows' expense

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS (Posted by bob on Dec 3, 2014 5:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Cloud; Story Type: News Story
According to a new report from The Linux Foundation, Linux is leading Windows on both the cloud and in enterprise application deployments.

Data-sharing projects awarded by Netherlands research group

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 3, 2014 4:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Do you know about the Dutch Data Prize? From the Research Data Netherlands (RDNL) website: The Dutch Data Prize expresses appreciation for researchers or research groups that make an additional contribution to science by making their research data available for new or further research. There is a prize for the humanities and social sciences as well as a prize for the exact and technical sciences. The Dutch Data Prize is initiated by Research Data Netherlands (RDNL). read more

With Btrfs the default on openSUSE, when will other distros follow suit

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Dec 3, 2014 3:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
One change that was implemented in openSUSE 13.2 makes Btrfs the default file system for the root (main) partition. That makes openSUSE the first desktop distribution to use Btrfs as a default file system for any partition.

Pydio 6.0 Delivers First Real Open Source Alternative to Dropbox and Consumer-Focused Cloud Storage Services

  • Pydio; By pyd.io (Posted by corinnar on Dec 3, 2014 2:57 PM EDT)
Pydio has released version 6.0 of its open source file sharing platform. Pydio 6.0 delivers the most workable solution to date for corporate IT departments and developers seeking a controlled, open source alternative to consumer cloud services such as Dropbox.

Linux Foundation reveals 2015 lineup, adds new events

The LF released its 2015 schedule, with new storage and containers events, plus a “Drones, Things, and Automobiles” theme for the Embedded Linux Conference. The Linux Foundation (LF) has announced its 2015 conference dates, including the Android Builders Summit + Embedded Linux Conference North America, scheduled for March 23-25. The nonprofit group chartered with hosting […]

About Linux Weekly News - Revenge Of The Distro Reviewers

  • linux.about.com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Dec 3, 2014 12:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
This week's news includes reviews of Linux Mint 17.1, Ubuntu MATE 14.10, Q4OS and Manjaro. There are also a number of how-to guides including how to run Ubuntu GNOME as a rolling distro

Openwashing: adopter beware

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 3, 2014 12:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It's great to see where open source software and the communities that support it are today. Many of those who have worked over the years to develop feature-rich applications and enterprise ready systems, that not only compare to, but exceed proprietary options, must feel like pinching themselves. read more

Meet Mutate, a Spotlight Alternative for Ubuntu Systems That's Blazing Fast

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Dec 3, 2014 11:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Spotlight feature on Mac OS X has drawn the Linux community’s attention and it looks that at least one developer has tried to replicate its functionality and feel. It works very well in Ubuntu, but the source is provided so it should work just as well in other distros.

A Devuan and A-two…

As for Devuan, I’m sorry that I don’t have a lot of faith in their endeavor being successful. Successful projects usually aren’t the ones that are driven by anger or attempts to unreasonably hold onto the past. At the risk of sounding Californian, there are not a lot of good vibes or warm fuzzies that would normally draw people to such a project, so it will be interesting to see how many developers get behind this effort.

CoreOS breaks with Docker

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS (Posted by bob on Dec 3, 2014 9:10 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
CoreOS, a new enterprise Linux company and a Docker partner, is now proposing its own alternative to Docker's container technology.

Apache Drills into Hadoop

  • Enterprise Apps Today; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 3, 2014 6:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Apache
It's a big week for Big Data and the open source Hadoop ecosystem. The Apache Hadoop 2.6.0 project was released on Nov. 30, and today the Apache Drill project announced it had become a top level project in the Apache Software Foundation.

Why change is hard for any open source community

A lightning talk recap about how the Apache Foundation has always done things a certain way at ApacheCon Budapest by Rich Bowen. As you know, the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has a number of open mottos that we like to use. Like, "Community Over Code," and "No Jerks Allowed." Another popular motto recently has been "We’ve Always Done It That Way." read more

Manjaro Xfce 0.8.11 OpenRC Edition Screenshot Tour

With Philm's help, Thus (graphical installer) removed its systemd dependency. As a result, OpenRC ISOs can be installed with the graphical installer now. Just like all the previous Manjaro releases, the current iteration is more than interesting. In fact, the devs have been making some very important changes and the system is now much better and it should work without any major issues.

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