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5 key trends in open source

InfoWorld's Best of Open Source Software Awards shows how dependent we've become on open source for everyday infrastructure and for today's rapid-fire tech development

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Where the candidates stand on Net neutrality

The 2016 presidential election will surely determine the fate of the FCC's new regulations. What do the candidates have to say about the issue?

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It's official: North America is out of new IPv4 addresses

ARIN has assigned the last of its free pool of fresh IPv4 addresses

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Verizon launches wireless private network traffic management

Some IoT functions would get higher priority than others in a crowded network

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iOS 9 breaks VPNs, prevents server access for many

Cisco AnyConnect and other VPNs may or may not work for your servers, as Apple breaks split-tunnel compatibility

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Is it opposite day? Microsoft has a new Linux distro

But hold your horses -- Azure Cloud Switch is a custom version of Linux designed for running switches in Microsoft's own data center

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Bossies 2015: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

InfoWorld editors and contributors pick the top open source software for data centers, clouds, developers, data crunchers, and IT pros

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Bossie Awards 2015: The best open source networking and security software

InfoWorld's top picks of the year among open source tools for building, operating, and securing networks


IPv6 will get a big boost from iOS 9, Facebook says

Apple's new OS gives the new Internet Protocol a fair shake, driving up usage

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Know-it-all newbies learn a red-hot lesson

For a seasoned techie, it's tough to find the right balance of assisting or letting young IT pros learn their own lessons through trial and error

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Fujitsu's small 20Gbps receiver could transfer huge files instantly

Though limited in range, the terahertz technology could allow mobile devices to download 4K or 8K high-def video instantly

Verizon to introduce SDN security feature later this month

The virtualized firewall service, part of Verizon's move into software-defined networking, will allow for more reliable and secure connections from third-party networks

Researchers find holes in routers supplied by ISPs

Popular Belkin Wi-Fi routers plagued by unpatched security flaws

Attackers could exploit the flaws to hijack DNS requests or completely take over affected devices


Apple/Cisco deal long on promises, short on details

The partnership could tie iPhones more tightly to workplace networks, but there's no timeline yet


Ditch the cables with WattUp wire-free charging

Energous' WattUp wire-free system powers devices up to 15 feet away from a router.


In-flight WiFi speeds up

Gogo’s 2Ku service received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration this week, clearing the way for it to be installed on commercial airplanes later this year.

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Carriers want to take your Wi-Fi for their own use

An unlikely alliance of consumer advocates, cable providers, and tech companies push back on carriers' congestion-handling technology

AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot reportedly stuffs extra ads into Web pages

A Stanford computer scientist said the practice poses privacy and performance risks

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