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This Week in Open Source News: Top 5 Virtualization Trends, New Mozilla OSS Speech Recognition Project & More

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:00
Title: This Week in Open Source News: Top 5 Virtualization Trends, New Mozilla OSS Speech Recognition Project & More21 JulLearn more

Ubuntu 17.10: Back to a GNOME Future

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:00
Title: Ubuntu 17.10: Back to a GNOME Future21 JulLearn more

Questions about SysAdmin Training from The Linux Foundation? Join the Next #AskLF

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:30

Let the knowledge-sharing continue! On Monday, July 31 at 10 AM PT, The Linux Foundation will present another installment in its #AskLF program: a series of monthly Twitter chats hosted by The Linux Foundation thought leaders and experts. The program allows the open source community to ask a designated host questions about the organization’s offerings and strategies.

The Truth About Sysadmins

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 06:00

You've probably heard many stereotypes about system administrators and the job itself. Like most stereotypes, they have varying levels of accuracy, so it's worth digging a little deeper if you're considering a career change.

Here's the truth about are some of the things you may have heard about network and system administration.

Linus Torvalds: Gadget Reviewer

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 05:30

If you know anything about Linus Torvalds, you know he's the mastermind and overlord of Linux. If you know him at all well, you know he's also an enthusiastic scuba diver and author of SubSurface, a do-it-all dive log program. And, if you know him really well, you'd know, like many other developers, he loves gadgets. Now, he's starting his own gadget review site on Google+Working Gadgets.

The Difference Between SOA and Microservices Isn’t Size

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 05:00

For those that have been in the technology industry for some time, there is a tendency to compare or even equate the current microservices phenomenon with the more archaic Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach. This is done implicitly in many cases, but also quite explicitly with statements such as “microservices is nothing more than the new SOA” or “Amazon is the only company to get SOA right.”

Sustainable Open Source – Where Are the Vendors?

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:00

Harvard Business Review has an article comparing old, crusty open source code to the Y2K ordeal. Go ahead and read it – it’s worth your time.

Joshua Gans, the author, lists open source projects that are maintained by lonely developers who don’t make much money (if any) for producing their craft. He specifically calls out ntpd:

Multi-Server Samba Installation to Protect Your Network Against Outages and Network Attacks

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 03:03
Title: Multi-Server Samba Installation to Protect Your Network Against Outages and Network Attacks21 JulLearn more

Industry Experts from Yelp, IBM, Netflix, and More Will Speak at MesosCon in Los Angeles

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:00

Conference highlights for MesosCon North America -- taking place Sept. 13-15 in Los Angeles, CA -- include real-world experiences and insight from companies deploying Mesos in the datacenter.

This annual conference brings together users and developers to share and learn about the Mesos project and its growing ecosystem. The conference features two days of sessions focused on the Apache Mesos Core and related technologies, as well as a one-day hackathon.  

Session highlights include:

Remote Sessions Over IPv6 with SSH, SCP, and Rsync

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:00
Title: Remote Sessions Over IPv6 with SSH, SCP, and Rsync20 JulLearn more

Yandex Open Sources CatBoost, A Gradient Boosting Machine Learning Library

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 05:00

Artificial intelligence is now powering a growing number of computing functions, and today the developer community today is getting another AI boost, courtesy of Yandex.

​The Ultimate Linux Workstation: The Dell 5720 AIO

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 05:00

Want a cheap Linux desktop? Look elsewhere. But, if you want a kick-rump-and-take-names desktop for serious graphics or development work, you want the Dell 5720 AIO workstation.

This take-no-prisoners workstation starts at $1,699, but the model I looked at costs over $3,200. It's worth it.

Big Data Ingestion: Flume, Kafka, and NiFi

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:30

Flume, Kafka, and NiFi offer great performance, can be scaled horizontally, and have a plug-in architecture where functionality can be extended through custom components.

Docker Leads OCI Release of V1.0 Runtime and Image Format Specifications

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:00

Today marks an important milestone for the Open Container Initiative (OCI) with the release of the OCI v1.0 runtime and image specifications – a journey that Docker has been central in driving and navigating over the last two years. It has been our goal to provide low-level standards as building blocks for the community, customers and the broader industry. To understand the significance of this milestone, let’s take a look at the history of Docker’s growth and progress in developing industry-standard container technologies.

How Microsoft Deployed Kubernetes to Speed Testing of SQL Server 2017 on Linux

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 03:00

When the Microsoft SQL Server team started working on supporting Linux for SQL Server 2017, their entire test infrastructure was, naturally enough, on Windows Server (using virtual machines deployed on Azure).

Condensing Your Infrastructure with System Containers

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:00
Title: Condensing Your Infrastructure with System Containers19 JulLearn more

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Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:40

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3 Reasons to Attend Open Source Summit NA

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:00
Title: 3 Reasons to Attend Open Source Summit NA19 JulLearn more

The Open Container Initiative Launches Version 1.0 of Its Container Specs

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 06:00

It took a while, but the Open Container Initiative (OCI) today announced the launch of the 1.0 versions of both its container runtime and image specs for software container. The two-year-old open source foundation was established by Docker and other leaders in the container ecosystem to be the guardian of exactly these specifications, which are basically the industry standards for container formats and runtimes.

If You Were On a Desert Island, Which License Would You Take With You?

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 05:00

First, we need to ask ourselves why we should bother choosing a license?

Are you:

  • presenting your software to the public?
  • representing your software in a way that leads others to believe they can copy it or build on it?

Then, yes, you should choose a license. Be fair to your visitors and back up the appearance of permission by expressly giving permission.