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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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Does Android Still Qualify as Free Software?

There is no question that the Android mobile operating system now stands as a true open source success story. When Android began ramping up in 2008, few thought that it would rise to the top of the mobile operating system heap. And the Android SDK (Software Development Kit) has been at the heart of that rise, helping developers build a healthy ecosystem of apps and technologies to drive Android forward. Now, though, the latest terms and conditions for the Android SDK include language that some are saying imply that Android no longer qualifies as free software...

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Qt Project Releases Qt 5

Qt 5 offers developers enhanced productivity, flexibility, and easier cross-platform portability.

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Rsync, It's GRRRRaphical!

Every year for our Readers' Choice survey, the venerable tool rsync gets votes for favorite backup tool. That never surprises us, because every time I need to copy a group of files and folders, rsync is the tool I use by default. more>>...

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The Raspberry Pi Education Manual Teaches You Basic Computer Science Principles

Whether you have a new Raspberry Pi and are just figuring out what you can do with it or don't have your hands on one yet but want to get started learning more about programming and other computer science topics, the free Raspberry Pi Education Manual is a wonderful 172-page...

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Mozilla to Sharpen Its Focus on Open Gaming in 2013

Here on the first day of 2013, it's already very clear that this year will be a banner year for open source gaming, what with players like Valve and Ouya poised to deliver game platforms based on open source tools. Mobile phones and tablets have also become havens for games, though, (think of Angry Birds) and it's clear that Mozilla wants to woo game developers for its upcoming Firefox OS mobile operating system. In late December, Mozilla held its Game On competition, which invited hackers to contribute their best ideas to new games designed to work on any device, anywhere. Mozilla has...

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