HP Launches Global, Open Network Focused on OpenStack

Last year, HP started banging the drum about its commitment to cloud computing overall, and to the OpenStack platform. In early May, the company announced the HP Helion brand, and pledged to commit $1 billion over the next two years on products and services surrounding OpenStack, under Helion's branded umbrella. In addition to offering its free distribution of OpenStack, HP placed all its other cloud offerings, including tools for workload management and software development, under the Helion brand. Read More

Linux mini-drones jump, flip, climb, and fly

Parrot is prepping two Linux-based mini-drones: a $160 “Jumping Sumo” wheeled robot and a $100 “Rolling Spider” quadrocopter that can fly, roll, or climb.

Parrot, which last month announced a Bebop successor to its popular AR.Drone 2.0 quadrocopter, has released new information on two smaller, cheaper mini-drones that were originally unveiled back at CES in January. The Jumping Sumo and Rolling Spider will launch in August for $160 and $100, respectively. Read More

Red Hat Releases Enterprise Linux 7

Enterprise computing has entered a new age, with the hybrid cloud, open source container virtualization and massively scalable storage at its core. That's the message this week from Red Hat (RHT) in the wake of the milestone release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7, the latest version of the open source server operating system. Read More

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