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10 things you need to know about Linux Mint 17

The pros and cons of Linux Mint 17, from 5-year support to the fact that it won't run on ARM-based tablets

Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve the world of open source

The project aims to improve how open source software is developed and consumed

7 reasons Apple should open-source Swift -- and 7 reasons it won't

Faster innovation, better security, new markets -- the case for opening Swift might be more compelling than Apple will admit

Pyston compiler cranks up Python thanks to LLVM

Dropbox's compiler for Python uses the LLVM to push the language closer to C/C++ speeds, but it's far from production-ready

Debunking the top open source myths

Many IT execs choose open source over proprietary software, but some organizations are still skeptical

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No, Citrix did not kill CloudStack

CloudStack's lifeblood is its user community, so the Citrix shakeup is much ado about nothing

LibreOffice cash-for-code strategy tests open source ethic

In an unusual, controversial move, the Document Foundation is taking bids for paid development of LibreOffice for Android

Why HP bought Eucalyptus: An easy way to go hybrid

HP picks up hybrid cloud expertise to round out its growing cloud portfolio -- and a great bargain on the deal

How platforms attract developers: Docker shows the way

Competition for developers has never been fiercer. Here's how open source projects like Docker attract the multitudes

Weave project knits together networks for Docker containers

Weave promises networking to fit Docker applications, rather than forcing admins to configure networks to accommodate Docker

Dev and test the Docker way

New Shippable platform, available in both cloud- and self-hosted forms, helps developers prep workflows for Docker

JHipster links Java and JavaScript for Web development

The application generator works with Angular.js and a multitude of tools

It's time to split Linux distros in two

Desktop workloads and server workloads have different needs. Why address them in the same distribution?

Compiler wars: LLVM and GCC compete on speed, security

Newest revision of LLVM compiler framework battles with GCC on performance, but it has lots of ground to cover

DigitalOcean spins up Docker-powered hosting with CoreOS

The Docker-powered CoreOS distribution will make it easier to build scalable cloud apps

11 open source security tools catching fire on GitHub

Malware analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics -- GitHub hosts a number of compelling tools for securing computing environments of all sizes

Canonical partners with IBM on a pain-free OpenStack

Ubuntu Linux maker's BootStack offering can be on-premise or hosted via a partnership with IBM Softlayer

CoreOS's Rudder steers software-defined networking for Docker

Creator of a Docker-based Linux distribution rolls out its answer to the networking headaches common to Docker containers

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