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Google's surprise: ODF support launches ahead of schedule

Months earlier than predicted by Google's head of open source, Google today announced support for the international OpenDocument Format in its Google Drive suite of apps

Docker's tremendous upside could upset some enterprises

Docker is straightforward to adopt and solves key problems -- and could trip up your cloud app migration strategy


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MacBook to Chromebook: No regrets

Two years on, switching from a MacBook Pro to a Chromebook was the right answer for this geek. Read on for hints and tips

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Watson wannabes: 4 open source projects for machine intelligence

These projects aren't as established as Watson, but they're open source and ready for work

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Microsoft expands its .Net open source plans

Microsoft will leverage NuGet package technology as part of its open source effort, though some developers feel the move is too little, too late

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New data center OS allows single-source command for Linux servers

Mesosphere DCOS offers a single point of command for disparate Linux machines

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A shadowy consortium opposes your Internet privacy

A cabal of communications companies wants to kill a new Internet standard that will make your Web experience faster and safer

Open standards face an uphill climb in the cloud

Despite initial enthusiasm for open technologies, enterprises are favoring proprietary big-name cloud providers

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Q&A: Why io.js decided to fork Node.js

In an interview, io.js team member Mikeal Rogers discusses the motivation behind the action and what they hope to accomplish

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Why Hortonworks can’t sustain a billion-dollar unicorn valuation

Hortonworks wants its software to be 100 percent free. Wall Street? Not so much

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Now crowdfunding: A laptop that protects your digital rights

Purism's laptop is almost 100 percent open source and features preinstalled privacy protection software

Slideshow: The Future of Programming

9 key enterprise tech trends for 2015 and beyond

Enterprise tech is developing at breakneck speed. Here are the trends that will make an impact for years to come

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Four ways Linux is headed for no-downtime kernel patching

These technologies are competing to provide the best way to patch the Linux kernel without reboots or downtime

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Linux admins: It's time to relearn the art of compiling apps

Expect package compatibility issues ahead, and the need to rely on the old way of installing open source software

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Little Suse wakes up, Linux shakes up

After years of playing second fiddle to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, can Suse Linux complete its post-Novell comeback?

Debian devs vote down anti-systemd measure, sponsor steps down

Project leader Ian Jackson resigns from technical committee after the measure to slow systemd adoption fails

Facebook's Flow could help JavaScript programmers spot elusive bugs

Open-sourced Flow offers much-needed static type checking for the JavaScrtipt language

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MongoDB, Cassandra, and HBase -- the three NoSQL databases to watch

With so many NoSQL choices, how do you decide on one? Here’s a handy guide for narrowing your choice to three

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Prominent developers pulling out of Debian as voting deadline nears

Four prominent members of the Debian community have stepped down or reduced their involvement in the open source project as a result of an increasingly bitter argument over the future of the widely influential Linux distribution.

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Suse jumps into software-defined storage

As its steady post-Novell recovery continues, Suse moves into enterprise software-defined storage

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