ITworld Open Source http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/46/all en InfiniDB going out of business, but its database will live on as open source http://www.itworld.com/it-management/437220/infinidb-going-out-business-its-database-will-live-open-source Increasingly stiff competition in the database market has claimed another victim, as InfiniDB has ceased operations effective immediately with plans to file for bankruptcy.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/437220/infinidb-going-out-business-its-database-will-live-open-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/437220/infinidb-going-out-business-its-database-will-live-open-source#comments IT Management Open Source Software News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:11:06 +0000 IDGNS staff 437220 at http://www.itworld.com What is systemd and why does it matter to Linux users? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/437169/what-systemd-and-why-does-it-matter-linux-users Find out what systemd is and why it matters to Linux users. Plus: An infographic that explains Debian, and two ancient Linux watches from IBM. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/437169/what-systemd-and-why-does-it-matter-linux-users" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/437169/what-systemd-and-why-does-it-matter-linux-users#comments Open Source News Linux open source Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:30:03 +0000 jimlynch 437169 at http://www.itworld.com Should Windows 9 steal more features from Linux? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/436856/should-windows-9-steal-more-features-linux Should Microsoft poach more features from Linux for Windows 9? Plus: Why multiple desktops are still better in Linux than in Windows 9, and the future of Linux gaming might not be a bright one. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/436856/should-windows-9-steal-more-features-linux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/436856/should-windows-9-steal-more-features-linux#comments Open Source News Linux open source Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:31:21 +0000 jimlynch 436856 at http://www.itworld.com Tech workers are lagging behind in coffee consumption http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/436669/tech-workers-are-lagging-behind-coffee-consumption Journalists, nurses and plumbers are among those who drink more coffee than people in technology<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/436669/tech-workers-are-lagging-behind-coffee-consumption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/436669/tech-workers-are-lagging-behind-coffee-consumption#comments Business Cloud Computing Development Enterprise Software Internet Open Source Software News career CareerBuilder Coffee data Dunkin Donuts National Coffee Day Pressat survey uk United Kingdom United States US Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 436669 at http://www.itworld.com Is ChromeOS a threat to desktop Linux? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/436657/chromeos-threat-desktop-linux Is ChromeOS a real threat to the future of desktop Linux? Plus: Is Linux or Windows the best option for your business? And KDE developer Aaron Seigo launches an attack on community managers. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/436657/chromeos-threat-desktop-linux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/436657/chromeos-threat-desktop-linux#comments Open Source News Linux open source Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:29:35 +0000 jimlynch 436657 at http://www.itworld.com MapR aims to take SQL-on-Hadoop to next level http://www.itworld.com/open-source/436497/mapr-aims-take-sql-hadoop-next-level Aiming to eliminate a number of onerous data engineering tasks, MapR today updated its distribution of Hadoop to include Apache Drill 0.5.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/436497/mapr-aims-take-sql-hadoop-next-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/436497/mapr-aims-take-sql-hadoop-next-level#comments Big Data Open Source Software News Hadoop Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:24:12 +0000 IDGNS staff 436497 at http://www.itworld.com Matrix wants to smash the walled gardens of messaging http://www.itworld.com/open-source/436495/matrix-wants-smash-walled-gardens-messaging Introducing Matrix, a new messaging standard that wants to make IM, VoIP, and video as interoperable and open as email. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/436495/matrix-wants-smash-walled-gardens-messaging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/436495/matrix-wants-smash-walled-gardens-messaging#comments Open Source Software Unified Communications News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:21:57 +0000 IDGNS staff 436495 at http://www.itworld.com 3 keys to open source success http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/436472/3-keys-open-source-success A new study of GitHub data reveals characteristics of successful open source projects<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/436472/3-keys-open-source-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/436472/3-keys-open-source-success#comments Big Data Business Cloud Computing Development Internet Open Source Software News GitHub open source programming research software development Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 436472 at http://www.itworld.com Are the Linux Mint developers using sexist codenames? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/436436/are-linux-mint-developers-using-sexist-codenames Have the Linux Mint developers crossed a line into sexism by choosing a female name again? Plus: A review of PCLinuxOS 2014.08, and is Microsoft copying features from Linux in Windows 9?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/436436/are-linux-mint-developers-using-sexist-codenames" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/436436/are-linux-mint-developers-using-sexist-codenames#comments Open Source News Linux open source Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:35:37 +0000 jimlynch 436436 at http://www.itworld.com Samsung's first open-source conference kicks off, with Tizen on its mind http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/436315/samsungs-first-open-source-conference-kicks-tizen-its-mind The inaugural Samsung Open-Source Conference opens Tuesday morning in Seoul, with keynotes from well-known figures in the open source world and a hackathon focused on Tizen, the company&#039;s in-house mobile operating system.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/436315/samsungs-first-open-source-conference-kicks-tizen-its-mind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/436315/samsungs-first-open-source-conference-kicks-tizen-its-mind#comments Mobile & Wireless Networking Open Source Software News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:07:58 +0000 IDGNS staff 436315 at http://www.itworld.com PHP Opcode cache tuning with XCache http://www.itworld.com/data-center/436309/php-opcode-cache-tuning-xcache PHP, for all of its shortcomings, is still an extremely popular language and a useful one as well. One of the things that makes it so useful - its dynamic and interpreted nature - also makes it more difficult to achieve decent performance. One area that can greatly improve PHP performance is the proper use of an Opcode cache extension.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/data-center/436309/php-opcode-cache-tuning-xcache" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/data-center/436309/php-opcode-cache-tuning-xcache#comments Consumerization of IT Data Center Development Hardware Internet IT Management Open Source SOA Software Best practice Opcode cache PHP Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 436309 at http://www.itworld.com OpenDaylight Executive Director spells out where this open source SDN efforts stands http://www.itworld.com/open-source/436294/opendaylight-executive-director-spells-out-where-open-source-sdn-efforts-stands OpenDaylight is a Linux Foundation Collaborative project that is building an Open Source SDN controller. Neela Jacques, who joined the OpenDaylight project last November as Executive Director, catches us up on how the effort is going.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/436294/opendaylight-executive-director-spells-out-where-open-source-sdn-efforts-stands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/436294/opendaylight-executive-director-spells-out-where-open-source-sdn-efforts-stands#comments Networking Open Source Software Virtualization Interview SND Software-Defined Networking Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:15:51 +0000 IDGNS staff 436294 at http://www.itworld.com Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve the world of open source http://www.itworld.com/demand-software/436293/facebooks-todo-project-big-push-evolve-world-open-source Facebook has partnered with several large companies to kick off a new project called TODO that aims to improve the way open source software is developed and consumed.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/demand-software/436293/facebooks-todo-project-big-push-evolve-world-open-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/demand-software/436293/facebooks-todo-project-big-push-evolve-world-open-source#comments Enterprise Software Internet Networking On-demand Software Open Source News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:50:35 +0000 IDGNS staff 436293 at http://www.itworld.com Why Java and C++ developers should sleep well at night http://www.itworld.com/big-data/436286/why-java-and-c-developers-should-sleep-well-night The latest rankings of programming languages show a landscape that’s increasingly fragmented, but still dominated by the old guard<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/big-data/436286/why-java-and-c-developers-should-sleep-well-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/big-data/436286/why-java-and-c-developers-should-sleep-well-night#comments Big Data Career Cloud Computing Development Enterprise Software Mobile & Wireless Open Source Software News C# c++ GitHub GitHut Go Google Internet java JavaScript PHP programmin languages programming PYPL python R RedMonk Ruby software software development software programming StackExchange technology Tiobe Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 436286 at http://www.itworld.com Why Linux sucks in 2014 http://www.itworld.com/open-source/435961/why-linux-sucks-2014 No operating system is perfect, including Linux. Bryan Lunduke explores some of the problems facing Linux in 2014. Plus: A week with the Ratpoison window manager, and five large organizations that use desktop Linux. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/435961/why-linux-sucks-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/435961/why-linux-sucks-2014#comments Open Source News Linux open source Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:29:45 +0000 jimlynch 435961 at http://www.itworld.com