ITworld Open Source http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/46/all en 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 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 Linux toilet tweets each time you flush http://www.itworld.com/open-source/435725/linux-toilet-sends-tweets-each-time-you-flush Linux is everywhere these days, including in toilets. Yes, there&#039;s a Linux toilet that sends tweets each time you flush. Plus: Thirty things to do after you install Ubuntu, and Microsoft&#039;s blue screen of death smartwatch. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/435725/linux-toilet-sends-tweets-each-time-you-flush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/435725/linux-toilet-sends-tweets-each-time-you-flush#comments Open Source News Linux open source Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:24:20 +0000 jimlynch 435725 at http://www.itworld.com Five free office suites for Linux http://www.itworld.com/open-source/435548/free-office-suites-linux Check out free office suites for Linux. Plus: Disproving outdated myths about Linux, and Linux Journal looks at the Anker desktop charger. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/435548/free-office-suites-linux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/435548/free-office-suites-linux#comments Open Source News Linux open source Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:52:31 +0000 jimlynch 435548 at http://www.itworld.com Wordpress Security Alert: Revolution Slider http://www.itworld.com/security/435545/wordpress-security-alert-revolution-slider A major security flaw has been discovered in the most popular Wordpress slider plugin out there, Slider Revolution (aka Revolution Slider). It’s imperative that sites using the plugin update to the latest version immediately.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/435545/wordpress-security-alert-revolution-slider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/435545/wordpress-security-alert-revolution-slider#comments Data Protection Open Source Security News security wordpress Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:24:10 +0000 mombrea 435545 at http://www.itworld.com Need to hire programmers? Offer good coffee http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/435388/need-hire-programmers-offer-good-coffee In the competition for developer talent, offering a good cup of joe could give your company an edge<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/435388/need-hire-programmers-offer-good-coffee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/435388/need-hire-programmers-offer-good-coffee#comments Business Career Cloud Computing Development Internet IT Management Mobile & Wireless Open Source Software News career Coffee data human resources programmers research software software engineers Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 435388 at http://www.itworld.com What do you hate about Linux? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/435336/what-do-you-hate-about-linux Do you hate certain things about Linux? A writer at Tecmint shares five things he hates about Linux. Plus: An InfoWorld columnist thinks that Linux distros should be split between servers and desktops. And what will happen to Linux when Linus passes away? <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/435336/what-do-you-hate-about-linux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/435336/what-do-you-hate-about-linux#comments Open Source News Linux open source Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:43:41 +0000 jimlynch 435336 at http://www.itworld.com