ITworld Open Source http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/46/all en How to enable shortcodes in Wordpress widgets http://www.itworld.com/development/433763/how-enable-shortcodes-wordpress-widgets Shortcodes in Wordpress are small snippets of text that you can enter into a post or page body which trigger a larger function to run at that position. It’s the equivalent of inserting a program inline with your content and it’s useful in many scenarios. Wouldn’t it be nice to have this power in sidebar widgets as well?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/development/433763/how-enable-shortcodes-wordpress-widgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/development/433763/how-enable-shortcodes-wordpress-widgets#comments Development Open Source Software How-to plugins wordpress Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:28:38 +0000 mombrea 433763 at http://www.itworld.com Is Microsoft engaging in digital imperialism? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/433443/microsoft-engaging-digital-imperialism Microsoft may be engaging in digital imperialism to protect Windows around the world. Plus: John Dvorak smacks the Linux beehive for page views, and don&#039;t forget developer stability when choosing a Linux distribution. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/433443/microsoft-engaging-digital-imperialism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/433443/microsoft-engaging-digital-imperialism#comments Open Source News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:30:50 +0000 jimlynch 433443 at http://www.itworld.com Is distrohopping in Linux becoming a thing of the past? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/433217/distrohopping-linux-becoming-thing-past Has distrohopping lost its appeal for Linux users? Plus: A Linux user switches to Mac then comes back, and a journalist rages against having to recompile the Linux kernel. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/433217/distrohopping-linux-becoming-thing-past" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/433217/distrohopping-linux-becoming-thing-past#comments Open Source News Linux opensource Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:11:25 +0000 jimlynch 433217 at http://www.itworld.com VMware bets big on open source with Docker and OpenStack http://www.itworld.com/virtualization/433086/vmware-bets-big-open-source-docker-and-openstack Some of the tech industry&#039;s biggest and brightest companies, including Google and IBM, have taken to running software in containers, a kind of hyper-compressed way to package up an app and get it running at scale without relying on virtual machines or the software licenses to run and manage them. At the same time, buzz has been building around the OpenStack open source cloud project for years, with customers beginning to talk about replacing at least part of their VMware cloud infrastructure with free-as-in-beer code.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/virtualization/433086/vmware-bets-big-open-source-docker-and-openstack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/virtualization/433086/vmware-bets-big-open-source-docker-and-openstack#comments Open Source Software Virtualization News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:48:16 +0000 IDGNS staff 433086 at http://www.itworld.com Clojure developers are the happiest developers http://www.itworld.com/big-data/433057/clojure-developers-are-happiest-developers A new analysis of Reddit comments shows which language’s developers seem to be the happiest - and which are the most foul-mouthed<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/big-data/433057/clojure-developers-are-happiest-developers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/big-data/433057/clojure-developers-are-happiest-developers#comments Big Data Career Cloud Computing Development Open Source Software News career coder cursing data developer happiness jobs programmer programming research software development Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 433057 at http://www.itworld.com Linux and systemd: A case of the old versus the young? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/433051/linux-and-systemd-old-versus-young Is the controversy over systemd a case of the old versus the young? Plus: Which Linux distributions do you consider innovative? And a journalist spends a week with Ubuntu&#039;s Unity desktop. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/433051/linux-and-systemd-old-versus-young" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/433051/linux-and-systemd-old-versus-young#comments Open Source News Linux open source Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:01:11 +0000 jimlynch 433051 at http://www.itworld.com 10 things you need to know about Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/162564/10-things-you-need-know-about-red-hat-enterprise-linux-7-433021 <!--paging_filter--> Open Source Operating Systems Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 kgerich 433021 at http://www.itworld.com VMware prepares OpenStack for enterprise use http://www.itworld.com/software/433018/vmware-prepares-openstack-enterprise-use VMware wants to bring enterprise-class reliability to OpenStack by releasing a distribution of cloud hosting software that runs on top of the virtualization stack.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/433018/vmware-prepares-openstack-enterprise-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/433018/vmware-prepares-openstack-enterprise-use#comments Open Source Software Virtualization News Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:03:13 +0000 IDGNS staff 433018 at http://www.itworld.com Does it still make sense for Linus to want the desktop for Linux? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/432816/does-it-still-make-sense-linus-want-desktop-linux Linus still wants the desktop for Linux, but is he trapped in the past? Plus: Should open source developers support Windows more? And share your first experience with Linux. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/432816/does-it-still-make-sense-linus-want-desktop-linux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/432816/does-it-still-make-sense-linus-want-desktop-linux#comments Open Source News Linux open source Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:36:40 +0000 jimlynch 432816 at http://www.itworld.com 12 oddball odes to open-source http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/162399/12-oddball-odes-open-source-432678 <!--paging_filter--><p>Hey, I just met you / and this is crazy / but here's my pub key / so msg me maybe</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/162399/12-oddball-odes-open-source-432678" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Open Source Software Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:59:00 +0000 kgerich 432678 at http://www.itworld.com Does Microsoft really love open source? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/432614/does-microsoft-really-love-open-source What&#039;s motivating the company to abandon its &#039;proprietary-only&#039; roots?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/432614/does-microsoft-really-love-open-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/432614/does-microsoft-really-love-open-source#comments Open Source Software Analysis Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:23:25 +0000 IDGNS staff 432614 at http://www.itworld.com Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432445/linux-foundation-offer-new-certification-it-workers Online test grants LFCS and LFCE certifications.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432445/linux-foundation-offer-new-certification-it-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432445/linux-foundation-offer-new-certification-it-workers#comments Career IT Management Open Source Operating Systems Software News certifications Linux Foundation Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:02:08 +0000 IDGNS staff 432445 at http://www.itworld.com Why do so many Linux users hate Oracle? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/432434/why-do-so-many-linux-users-hate-oracle Why is Oracle hated by so many Linux users? Plus: The city of Munich may not be dumping Linux after all, and how to encrypt your email in Linux. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/432434/why-do-so-many-linux-users-hate-oracle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/432434/why-do-so-many-linux-users-hate-oracle#comments Open Source News Linux open source Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:33:44 +0000 jimlynch 432434 at http://www.itworld.com Is it time to automate your home with Linux? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/432272/automate-your-home-with-linux Check out twelve Linux-based home automation systems for less than $300. Plus: What do Linux users love about systemd? And LinuxCon and CloudOpen start tomorrow. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/432272/automate-your-home-with-linux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/432272/automate-your-home-with-linux#comments Open Source News Linux Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:03:48 +0000 jimlynch 432272 at http://www.itworld.com MongoDB adds support option for community edition of its NoSQL database http://www.itworld.com/software/432161/mongodb-adds-support-option-community-edition-its-nosql-database IT shops that want professional support for MongoDB without paying for the enterprise edition of the company&#039;s increasingly popular NoSQL database now have an option from MongoDB itself.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/432161/mongodb-adds-support-option-community-edition-its-nosql-database" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/432161/mongodb-adds-support-option-community-edition-its-nosql-database#comments IT Management Open Source Software News Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:33:07 +0000 IDGNS staff 432161 at http://www.itworld.com