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Mirantis to offer commercial support for OpenContrail SDN platform

The company will deploy TCP cloud technology that it acquired to offer OpenContrail support.

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OSGi at the UK's biggest science lab

Developers at Diamond Light Source set out to migrate a mission-critical, Java-based acquisition system to dynamic class loading. Here’s what they learned.

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Dell XPS 13 Kaby Lake is the best laptop for Linux users

It comes with Ubuntu pre-installed.

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Raspberry Pi roundup: Read all about it, in today’s Daily Prophet online

The Raspberry Pi roundup is back from its winter holiday, and boy, has it ever been nerding out. There’s nothing like being back at the old homestead to make you read well-loved old classics like the Harry Potter books.

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Linux Mint 18.1, the best Linux distro money can buy

I found Linux Mint 18.1 to be the best Linux-based distribution for average PC users who basically want things to work out of the box. It’s for those who don’t need to learn new tricks to do the same job.

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Millennials push for public cloud, innovation

Millennials are moving into IT decision-maker roles in their organizations. A study by Microsoft and Wakefield Research suggests they are more likely than their non-millennial peers to push their organizations to embrace the public...

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See this year's top 5 underrated Microsoft announcements

2016 was a big year for splashy Microsoft announcements. But there was some news that flew under the radar. While they may not have the splash factor of a Surface Studio or HoloLens, these changes have the potential to alter...

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What makes Red Hat the king of Linux?

Red Hat registers $615 million in revenues, which translates roughly into $2.4 billion in revenues for 2016.

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Linux Mint, please stop discouraging users from upgrading

Instead encourage users to keep their systems up-to-date.

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How Rackspace will stay alive in cloud: Stop competing with Amazon, start partnering

Rackspace ended months of speculation in August by announcing it had been acquired by a private equity firm. With a new corporate structure, the company has pivoted from being one of Amazon Web Service’s earliest competitors in the...

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Google open-sources test suite to find crypto bugs

Developers can use Project Wycheproof to test cryptographic algorithms against a library of known attacks to uncover potential weaknesses

Dell EMC joins The Linux Foundation's OpenSDS Project

The company is also making its first code contribution to the project.

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Sorriest technology companies of 2016

You won’t be sorry for spinning through our review of public apologies issued by tech companies, from Microsoft to Apple to Facebook to Samsung, in 2016.

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Gone are the days of the pure proprietary technology stack: Madhura Maskasky

An exclusive interview with the co-founder of Platform9.

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Netflix open-sources its microservices orchestrator

The company's Conductor cloud-based orchestration engine helps with process flows

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Nextcloud is the open source answer to mass surveillance

Keep your data out of the prying hands of governments.

Microsoft's new winning dev strategy: Open source

Win-win: Open source .Net pays off for devs

By open-sourcing .Net Core, Microsoft is reaping the rewards -- as are the developers

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MariaDB adds support for big data analytics

MariaDB announces general availability of MariaDB ColumnStore 1.0, which is designed to provide a single SQL interface for analytic and transactional workloads.

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Docker open-sources key tools for running containers

Docker announced Wednesday that it is releasing a set of basic components for running containers as an open source project. Containerd, (pronounced container-dee) is the core container runtime that underpins the company’s Docker...

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