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7 killer open source monitoring tools

Seeking greater visibility into your network? Look no further than these excellent free tools

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Red Hat ventures into mobile app dev with FeedHenry buy

FeedHenry's Node.js- and MongoDB-powered MBaaS and mobile dev platform will augment Red Hat's open hybrid cloud stategy

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Alice is killing the trolls -- but expect patent lawyers to strike back

The wheels of justice spin slowly, but they seem finally to be running software patents out of town

4 ways Docker fundamentally changes application development

How Docker containers streamline development and deployment, encourage best practices, and enable a new breed of micro-services based applications

Google Dart does Docker, but will developers follow?

Google Dart now has Docker images, but the language's biggest problem remains: Developer uptake, not ease of deployment

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Docker nets $40 million in funding, hopes to hook bigger fish: Enterprises

Developers and admins are already onboard; now Docker wants to lure enterprises with training and new features

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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

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

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

It's time to split Linux distros in two

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

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