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MapR Shares its Code, Cuddles Up with Canonical's Ubuntu

Open Source is sexy in a cloudy, big data world, but if you want your commercial-grade Hadoop distribution to be speedy, reliable and secure, you’ll be better off parting with a few dollars and buying a proprietary solution like ours.

Canonical's Ubuntu for Smartphones - A Mobile Interface to a Unified Platform

If you were releasing a new mobile platform these days, what would be your big differentiator? London-based Canonical has decided that its new Ubuntu for smartphones, announced this week, will be a “smartphone interface” that includes phones, tablets, desktops, televisions and the cloud. 

Ubuntu Coming to Tablets, Smartphones

Ubuntu Coming to Tablets, SmartphonesThe company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux, Canonical, will be bringing a dedicated version for the new era of phone and digital devices. Just don't expect it in 2012.

Microsoft's Bing Extends Twitter Search Deal

Microsoft’s search engine Bing has managed to come to agreement with Twitter to extend its deal that incorporates Tweets into Bing, with the result that, for at least another two years, Tweets will be searchable through Bing.

Will Android, Ubuntu Help Save HP's TouchPad?

A lot of HP TouchPad buyers probably got their hearts broken after HP announced its plans to spin off its PC business and drop support for webOS altogether. This sparked a handful of price drops, with the TouchPad retailing for firesale prices as low as $99 in most online stores and retail establishments. But with the TouchPad selling like hotcakes -- and running out of stock before you can say "touchpad" -- this can actually be a good opportunity for developers to resurrect the platform.

Document Mgt Roll-up: Hyland Releases OnBase 11, Ubuntu Supports Nuxeo Document Management

This week, Hyland released v11 of OnBase, Nuxeo announced it has made its document management software available for Ubuntu, Laserfiche has announced a Systems Integrator Program, M-Files offers support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Adeptol released an SDK for its image viewing platform.

Nuxeo Makes It Easier to Do Document Management on Ubuntu Linux

nuxeo2011.jpgOpen source enterprise content management (ECM) provider Nuxeo (news, site) has long focused on supporting its user community with features that make development and implementation easier. The company is continuing the tradition with its latest move to support Ubuntu for its Document Management platform.

Deploy Open Source CMS Solutions with BitNami Virtual Appliances

BitNami releases Ubunti-based virtual appliancesOpen Source solutions are becoming even more popular by the day. But that doesn't mean they are any more easier to install and set up. BitNami (news, site) offers a number of new virtual appliances though that should do the trick.

Improving EdenWeb CMS: Usability, Marketing & Management

eden_logo.gifWhen we last visited the garden, we introduced the Eden Platform, a self-optimizing web content management system released by Preation. Designed to let entrepreneurs and marketers create and maintain an optimized website and generate more results without the need for any technical or web marketing expertise, Eden proved to be both affordable and useful.

Since then, the platform has seen a number of updates and enhancements directed at improving usability, marketing and website management. Let’s take a look.

Alfresco Community 3.2 Now Runs on Ubuntu Server

Alfresco Community 3.2 Available for UbuntuYes, it's true, the open source enterprise content management system that seems to live to support just about any environment has added another server to the list.

Alfresco (news, site) has announced that their Community Edition 3.2 can now be easily installed on Ubuntu Server Edition, free!

Alfresco just released the Community Edition 3.2 earlier this month. The latest version of the community edition of their open source enterprise content management software also includes some updated records management capabilities, improved Forms, IMAP support and a nice solution for the iPhone.

According to their 2008 Open Source Barometer report, which is a survey that reaches out to their 74,000 content community members to find out the preferences of open source technologies in the enterprise, Ubuntu was tied with Red Hat at 31% as the Linux operating system of choice.

"Ubuntu Server Edition is the most popular Linux distribution amongst the Alfresco user community.  We see many open source community members looking to use a combination of Alfresco as their content management solution and Ubuntu as their chosen operating system," said Martin Musierowicz, VP Alliances, Alfresco Software.

If that's true, why didn't Alfresco support Ubuntu from the beginning? We suppose the important thing is they do support it now.

Alfresco Community Edition 3.2 can be installed by users of Ubuntu Server Edition 9.04. Download your copy of Alfresco now using Ubuntu’s Package Manager functionality from Ubuntu's Partner repository.



Launchpad Takes Off Into Open Source Space

launchpad_logo_09.png Canonical (news, site), commercial sponsor of the well-known Ubuntu Linux distribution, Bazaar, Launchpad and several other projects, has just opened up. Wide.

The company announced that Launchpad, a software development spring board, collaboration platform, and Ubuntu’s personal bug tracker (among other things), was being prepped to join the open source world about a year ago. The claim was that all but two components of the code would be set free in roughly 12 months. Today, not only has Canonical lived up to their time frame promise, they've also surprised the community with the release of the entire code base. 

Canonical Bundles Alfresco Enterprise CMS and Ubuntu Linux

Alfresco and Ubuntu Are Bundled

In a software package it is. Alfresco announced that Canonical, the commercial sponsor of the Linux-based operating system Ubuntu, will offer Alfresco Labs 3 as part of its partner repository.

Ubuntu is an open source OS containing several applications — a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging, etc. And now - ECM functionality, too.

Win4Lin Revamps its Linux Virtualization Solution

Win4lin - The Best Way to Run Windows on Linux

Virtual Bridges, a leading provider of desktop and enterprise virtualization solutions for business, has launched version 5 of its Win4Lin Desktop virtualization system for running Windows on Linux. It includes performance increases it claims beats the likes of VMware Workstation and other competitors in the desktop virtualization market.

Alfresco's Open Source Barometer Survey Results

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Alfresco Software announced the availability of its second global survey of trends in the use of open source software in the enterprise. The survey, touted as the largest-ever study of open source enterprise stack, revealed that deployments of Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux have a market share of 24% and 21% respectively.

Why Isn't Linux Catching on?

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Let’s get right to it: considering the popularity of open source applications and utilities, why hasnít the open source flagship - the Linux operating system - caught on with mainstream PC users?

With the various incarnations of Linux available at the click of a button, why do the majority of PC users prefer to drop $200 US on a Windows Vista or Mac OS install disk instead of trying the third, free option?

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