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Ubuntu, ownCloud, and a hidden dark side of Linux software repositories

A brush-up between Canonical and ownCloud that left an unsupported version of the server software lingering in Ubuntu's software repository

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Docker gets some competition with new Joyent, Canonical containers

Joyent's Mantra aims for big-data jobs, while Canonical's LXD adds in an additional security measure

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European startups are offering developers new ways to test code and apps

TestCloud mixes crowd and automated testing, while Codacy lets users write their own code tests

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Oracle licensing practices lead to mistrust among customers, says survey

The group behind the survey says it is advocating for manageable licensing terms and isn't against Oracle

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OpenStack users: We need more experienced staff

Some companies are telling universities not to send them interns without OpenStack experience

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Mozilla woos programmers with a special webdev browser

The Mozilla Foundation will release a browser that could help pave the way for the Open Web Platform

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Oracle's Larry Ellison isn't done building his legacy

A transformative acquisition and overtaking SAP in applications are just a couple of the goals he may have in mind.

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Visualizations may shape smarter city development

How data is displayed can affect who helps make decisions, experts said

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Microsoft 'almost' wraps up largest layoff sweep in its history

Software giant Microsoft had previously warned of the job cuts.

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Twitter, IBM form partnership around analytic apps

Industry-specific products and tie-ins to IBM's cloud development platform are just some of the companies' plans

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Suse enterprise Linux can take your system back in time

Which will be handy when configuration changes don't go well

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Oracle says state wanted to take 'unacceptable risk' with health care website transition

It's the latest twist in the ugly public battle between Oregon and the vendor over a failed Obamacare software project

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Microsoft Q1 sales jump, but Nokia drags down earnings

The company exceeded Wall Street expectations for both sales and earnings in the first quarter of fiscal 2015