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Firefox OS Reportedly Nearing Completion and Coming to CES

There are more open source smartphones coming this year than you can shake a stick at, ranging from Ubuntu phones to Tizen Linux-based handsets. But among the most eagerly awaited phones are new handsets based on Mozilla's open Firefox OS. Back in February, we reported on how Mozilla is in an alliance with Telefonica and Qualcomm to become a serious player in the smartphone business. The partners are aiming to deliver their initial phones at low price points in emerging markets.  With the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) coming up next week, there are confirmations online that Firefox OS-based phones will be on the show floor in Las Vegas. And, you can already get an early peek at them online. Among several...

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Lead developer sees no Compiz future under Wayland

In a blog post, the lead developer of the Compiz window manager has declared he does not want to port the project to Wayland. Currently, Canonical's Unity desktop uses Compiz as its compositing engine...

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A look back at open source creative tools in 2012

For all of you free and open source creative tool fans out ther, plenty of exciting developments happened over the past year—and there's some pretty awesome new things in the pipeline for 2013 as well! Here's a sampling of the good news:

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Bodhi 2.2.0 Released with Lots of E17 Eyecandy

Probably no other Linux team was any more excited by Enlightenment's recent E17 stable release than Bodhi's. Bodhi gained popularity in the last couple of years with their Enlightenment-based Linux system. So, it's with no great surprize that news recently surfaced of the release of Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 featuring the new E17-point-zero. While loyal users can update their existing installs, new images have been released with your choice...

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Red Hat's 2013 Will Center on Hybrid Cloud Services--and Support

It's the time of year when many writers and analysts are considering what lies ahead for leading technologies in the next 12 months, and Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat's often-quoted CEO, offered up his views on the matter in a State of the Union blog post in late December. It's worth reading, and not just for Whitehurst's views on where Red Hat is going. Among other things, Whitehurst remains adamant that in cloud computing--where Red Hat is placing a big bet on OpenStack and other emerging technologies--hybrid clouds will win...

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