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Wyoming's open source enterprise code library a secret no more

Wyoming’s 250-person Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) group knew it had a good thing in its Enterprise Extensible Code Library, but it chose to keep things under wraps outside of the state until last week when members of that team...

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GitHub open-sources internal load-balancing software

GitHub Load Balancer was originally created to handle Git's billions of daily connections

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Red Hat expected to rake in $2.4 billion in revenue this year

Subscriptions remain the primary money earner for this open source company.

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Learn how to deploy OpenStack for free

The Linux Foundation joins with edX to offer a free OpenStack course.


No, Microsoft is not locking users out of Lenovo laptops

Reports that Microsoft and Lenovo are deliberately locking Linux out of certain laptops are incorrect.


IBM makes it easier to move data across hybrid cloud environment

The new Power Systems servers are designed with hybrid cloud in mind.

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It’s official, Linux was released on September 17, 1991

Linus Torvalds confirms the date of first Linux kernel release.

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Everything you need to know about Nextcloud Box

Is Nextcloud Box a Dropbox killer?

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Microsoft’s the top open-source contributor on GitHub

The organization with the largest number of contributors to open-source projects over the past year on GitHub is, surprisingly, Microsoft, GitHub announced today.

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What the rise of permissive open source licenses means

Why restrictive licenses such as the GNU GPL are steadily falling out of favor.

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Linus Torvalds picks Dell XPS 13 as his next laptop

The Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition has everything that Linus Torvalds needs.

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The scourge of LEDs everywhere: Readers speak out

An overabundance of blinking, beaming LEDs on network and other gear is driving sysadmins and others crazy, and some are doing something about it.


Hands on with Elementary OS Loki

A great Linux distribution that’s still a work in progress.

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Review: 5 open source alternatives for routers/firewalls

Open source software offers an economical and flexible option for deploying basic home, SMB or even enterprise networking. These open source products deliver simple routing and networking features, like DHCP and DNS. Plus, they are...

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5 open source alternatives for routing/firewall

We reviewed 5 open source software products that offers an economical and flexible option for deploying basic home, SMB or even enterprise networking.


Linux Mint 18 review: Playing it safe

Linux Mint has taken a great leap with this release and finally introduced Plasma 5.x desktop.


HPE deal makes SUSE an enterprise heavyweight

SUSE will become the preferred Linux partner of HPE.

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What should you do with your .NET apps?

'The .NET Core has brought a renaissance in .NET,' says Scott Hunter, a member of the .NET engineering team. But that doesn’t mean you should port your existing apps.

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