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Canonical Posts More Wayland Patches

While Canonical isn't known for making many low-level upstream Linux contributions, new patches authored by one of Canonical's Ubuntu developers has been posted for mainline Wayland...

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Skype 4.0 For Linux Officially Released

Skype 4.0 has been officially released for Linux today after being under "development" for far too long. This first major update in years for the Skype Linux client is coming one year after Microsoft acquired Skype...

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Hadoop, the Elephant in the Enterprise

The open-source software, which has emerged as the de facto standard for big data processing, may be what tips enterprise in the favor of open source, according to some high-level execs. [Read more]...

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VMware Works to Make Hadoop 'Virtualization-aware'

The virtualization giant is moving up the big data stack with its new Serengeti open-source project. [Read more]...

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Hortonworks Announces Version 1 of its Hadoop-centric Data Platform

As we've noted before, the open source Hadoop software framework has becom a phenomenon as a way of breaking complicated problems apart, spreading them across many computers, and allowing organiations to glean insight from extremely large data sets. While Hadoop is centrally driven by the Apache Software Foundation, front ends for it, support offerings for it and dedicated, unique distributions have been spreading out. Hortonworks has gathered a lot of notice for its complete data platform built to leverage Hadoop and its components for extending Hadoop. Version 1 of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) is arriving this week. As...

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For FORK'S Sake: GitHub Checks Out Windows Client

Just two years ago, Git barely eked out a mention in Forrester's analysis of the software configuration management (or source code management) market, despite a clear trend toward open-source SCM tools. Now Git owns 27.6 percent of the SCM market...

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