Is Android too open for Google to retain control?

I don't see what the problem is with forking Android. If it's truly an open project then tough bungies for Google if it gets forked. If Google had truly wanted to prevent that and retain total control then they should never have made Android open in any way whatsoever.

However, Google wanted to stop Apple from dominating the mobile device market so they came up with Android and made it an open project. We can debate just how open it really is (certainly not as much as Firefox OS or Ubuntu), but the fundamental truth is that Android isn't iOS or Windows. It is forkable, though not necessarily in an easy way. Read More

Linux Help for Neuroscientists

In past articles, I have looked at distributions that were built with some scientific discipline in mind. In this article, I take a look at yet another one. In this case, I cover what is provided by NeuroDebian. Read More

Red Hat and Hortonworks Cozy Up in the Cloud

Red Hat and Hortonworks on Monday announced a strategic alliance to integrate their product lines, as well as undertake joint go-to-market initiatives and offer collaborative customer support.

By tightly integrating the enterprise Apache Hadoop platform with open hybrid cloud technologies such as the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, OpenJDK, Red Hat JBoss Middleware and Red Hat Storage, the two companies aim to enable data-driven applications that help enterprises more quickly draw value from Big Data. Read More

Has Linux Conquered the Cloud?

Linux on the desktop may have missed its adoption time line, but Linux in the cloud is a win-win proposition for the post-PC movement.

Linux shows signs that it is the go-to cloud platform. Microsoft's Azure may be the only real threat to Linux cloud dominance -- all other major cloud software platforms are based on Linux and open source software. Read More

10 Most Popular Android Apps You Can Download From Google Play

Android is far and away the world's most popular mobile operating system. Depending on the market, Android has a market share ranging from 50.4 percent in the U.S. to more than 86 percent in Spain. And while iOS has been able to make some inroads in the last couple of quarters, most agree that over time, Android will remain the dominant force in the mobile space. Apple's iOS and Microsoft's Windows Phone will be left to pick up the scraps. Nowhere is that more apparent than in a recent study from research firm Gartner. That company said that it expects more than 1 billion Android devices to ship worldwide in 2014. Read More

KDE and Linux Were Used in the Production of the Movie “Gravity”

KDE workspaces has been the go-to solution for a large number of serious projects, such as the control room for a particle accelerator, but it seems that it has also found its way to the computers of Gravity's production team. Read More

OpenDaylight: Open-source SDN is growing fast

With OpenDaylight software-defined networking, rivals and users are united by open source to create software-defined networking for everyone. Believe it or not, the group's already made great progress and more is in store. Read More

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Enters Beta

Red Hat today announced the beta availability of its next-generation Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 operating system platform. The new beta marks the first major public milestone release of RHEL 7, which is the successor to the RHEL 6 platform that first debuted in 2010 and was most recently updated with the 6.5 release in November of this year. RHEL 7 is based on the Fedora 19 community Linux release and the Linux 3.10 kernel, both of which first debuted in July. Red Hat has been hardening the Fedora 19 base over the last several months to ensure enterprise-grade stability, Ron Pacheco, senior manager of Platform Product Management at Red Hat, told eWEEK. Read More

What’s New In CentOS 6.5?

The pace of development for CentOS can sometimes seem frustratingly slow. But, for an industry that values stability and predictability over access to bleeding edge features, a distribution that’s slow to change is a virtue. So, when CentOS does have an upgrade, it’s definitely worth paying attention to. In the most recent release, there are a number of features that will be of interest to web hosting companies and we are going to have a look at some of the major changes here. Read More

Linux You can Touch: Sleek Linux Ultrabook with Touch!

LinuxCertified Inc introduced the L1 Touch 14.1" High Resolution, Full HD Touch Display - Exclusive High Performance Linux Ultrabook pre-installed with Ubuntu or Fedora Linux. The L1 Touch is one of the ultralight, ultrathin, yet powerful Linux Ultrabook designed for legendary performance on the go, whether to another meeting or another country, you sacrifice nothing in return.

"We are pleased to add the L1 Touch Linux Ultrabook to our highly successful LC series product line," said Rajesh Goyal, vice president of LinuxCertified, Inc. "The laptop offers Intel's 4th Generation Core i5 and i7 processors, HD 4400 Graphics and FHD (1920 X 1080) touchscreen." Read More