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Two Years Fly By: Ubuntu Precise Pangolin Pads Into Production

Posted by on Tuesday, 1 May, 2012

I've been holding my breath for two years since the last Long-Term Support Ubuntu release, 10.04 Lucid Lynx. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Precise Pangolin, was just released so at long last I can breathe again.

Weekend Project: Get to Know LocalWiki for Local Information Sites

Posted by on Saturday, 28 April, 2012

Wikis have a well-earned place among the ranks of content management systems (CMSes) as the de facto solution for crowdsourced, document-centric sites. But they are not one-size-fits-all. The encyclopedic style of MediaWiki is a good fit for Wikipedia, but TikiWiki makes for a better groupware solution thanks to features like access control and office document support. Let's take a look at one of the more unusual offerings among open source wikis: LocalWiki, which is focused on building community-driven, local information sites.

Open Source Cloud Roundup: Top Stories of the Week

Posted by on Friday, 27 April, 2012

Not to over-inflate the horse race nature of the cloud computing space right now, but this is an exciting time to watch the action as open source projects seek to compete with giants such as Amazon and the telcos. This week’s Open Cloud Roundup of top stories illustrates just how much the industry is heating up this year, with The Linux Foundation’s announcement of a new CloudOpen conference and OpenStack’s recent accumulation of big-name partners. The week also turned up an interesting “how-to” and a product launch for building your own private cloud with Debian.