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What has OpenStack done for me lately? The next 5 issues to address

By focusing on these critical areas, the OpenStack community can extend fully-open private and hybrid cloud infrastructure to everyone

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Sync your files for free, and maintain privacy, using open-source Syncthing

Linux-based Syncthing lets you sync data for free and control who's is able to see it.

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Dell EMC's newest switches will come with its open network OS

Dell's drive into open networking accelerated on Monday with the announcement of the first switches to ship with OS10, the company's network operating system that's based on open source.

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Red Hat kicks off annual Summit by leaning dev-wards

Red Hat’s annual summit opened today with the announcement of three new products aimed with uncharacteristic directness at developers, rather than the company’s usual target of IT operations staff.

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The framework formerly known as JavaScriptMVC hits 1.0

Now known as DoneJS, the framework for building high-performance real-time apps for mobile, web, and desktop reaches version 1.0

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Aggregating with Apache Spark

Get an overview of threadless, multithreaded, and distributed aggregation using the Streams API, Java threads, and MapReduce, then see for yourself what Spark's cluster computing engine brings to the equation

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Open source security risks persist in commercial software [Infographic]

Black Duck’s second annual Open Source Security and Risk Analysis report shows that commonly used infrastructure components have high-risk vulnerabilities.

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Linkerd 1.0 helps cloud services communicate

Open source project provides infrastructure for service discovery, load balancing, failure handling, instrumentation, and routing to all interservice communication

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OpenStack cloud deployments are up, but Intel scales back

A user survey finds that OpenStack deployments are up 44 percent, but Intel has dropped its support for the OpenStack Innovation Center

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MongoDB database as a service offering goes global

MongoDB's Atlas database as a service offering is now available in 14 Amazon Web services regions, giving users around the globe the capability to co-locate the operational database service near the applications it powers.

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How to run your small business with free open source software

From alternatives to Microsoft Office to full-blown ERP systems, open source software can provide free options for small businesses that don't have the budget for big-ticket enterprise applications.

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Save Hundreds On Over 100 Hours of Linux System Administration Training ($69) - Deal Alert

Some of the world's top companies use Linux. Even Google and Amazon run Linux on their servers. That said, it's safe to say that learning Linux is one tool that'll help shift your career in a positive direction--whether you're looking...

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GitHub free account holders can now join developer program

GitHub aims to attract the open source community by opening up the service

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6 things Mark Shuttleworth should do as CEO of Canonical

Shuttleworth is re-taking control of Canonical. Can he get the company behind Ubuntu back on track?

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How will future cars stay up-to-date? Make them open like a PC

The future may seem bright for the car. A whole host of technologies -- including self-driving systems – is set to reinvent the vehicle, and make it more computerized than ever.

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Databricks lays production data pipelines

The new Databricks for Data Engineering edition of the Apache Spark-based cloud platform is optimized for combining SQL, structured streaming, ETL and machine learning workloads running on Spark.

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Why you should (sometimes) let software run your business

Your company’s processes and operations may not work the way your software wants them to. Which needs to change: your business or your software?

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Java 9's other new enhancements, Part 5: Stack-Walking API

Replacing StackTraceElement, the new Stack-Walking API supports filtering and lazy access to stack trace information, and makes it easier to obtain the caller class

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