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New IBM big iron for Linux

IBM mainframes are alive, well, and being designed to make the most of Linux. At The Linux Foundation‘s Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, IBM Z and LinuxONE vice president Barry Baker announced IBM’s newest Linux-powered mainframe: The IBM LinuxONE Emperor II. This is the latest in IBM’s Linux-only mainframe line. It follows up on 2015’s release of the LinuxONE Emperor, which built on […]

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Lyft and Uber travel the same open-source road

Open-source software can profitably bring rivals together. Coke and Pepsi, Gimbels and Macy’s, Apple and Microsoft — these were all great business rivals. Today, we have Lyft and Uber fighting tooth and nail over the new ride-sharing market. While they may be bitter rivals on the highways, the pair can agree on one thing: Open […]

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New IBM big iron for Linux

IBM mainframes are alive, well, and being designed to make the most of Linux. At The Linux Foundation‘s Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, IBM Z and LinuxONE vice president Barry Baker announced IBM’s newest Linux-powered mainframe: The IBM LinuxONE Emperor II. This is the latest in IBM’s Linux-only mainframe line. It follows up on 2015’s release of the LinuxONE Emperor, which built on the IBM […]

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​Linus Torvalds on Linux, life, and bathrobes

The most famous programmer ever is happy his work is meaningful and that he gets to do much of it in his bathrobe. Steve Jobs was never seen without his trademark black mock turtleneck, blue jeans, and New Balance sneakers. It’s been said Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, dresses like your high-school math teacher. But […]

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To Linux Mint KDE 18.2… and back

Linux Mint KDE is just one of several flavours of Linux Mint, and obviously not the flagship of this distribution. However, I liked that distribution in my test of the Live version of Linux Mint KDE 18.2. I liked it so much that I decided to give it a go in installed mode. How was that? Let’s […]

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GNOME 3.26 Desktop Environment Enters Beta, Final Release Launches September 13

GNOME Project’s Michael Catanzaro announced via an email announcement that the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment has officially entered Beta stages of development. Expected to launch earlier in the week, more specifically on August 9, the GNOME 3.26 Beta milestone (technical version number GNOME 3.25.90) is finally here, as we thought that it would land […]

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Linus Torvalds Plans to Release the Final Linux 4.13 Kernel on September 3, 2017

As it’s Sunday here in the US, Linus Torvalds just published his regular, weekly announcement to announce a new RC (Release Candidate) milestone of the forthcoming Linux 4.13 kernel series. Last week’s RC5 release was smaller than the previous fourth Release Candidate, and Linus Torvalds was confident that things would progress normally for this development cycle. And […]

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How to get an open-source job

Having open-source programming chops or Linux sysadmin skills is only the start. As Dice, the leading technology job site, and The Linux Foundation recently found in their latest Open Source Jobs Survey and Report, there’s an abundance of open-source jobs. Here’s how you land one of them for yourself. First, simply having mad open-source developer skills or kick-ass Linux sysadmin […]

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  • 3 weeks ago

The next release of OpenStack, Pike leaps up

OpenStack’s latest release is easier to update than ever. Whatever else has ever been said about OpenStack, no one has ever said the open-source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud was easy to deploy or update. With the release of Pike, the 16th version of OpenStack, that’s changing. Pike, and the two updates, Queens and Rocky, to follow it, […]

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