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Visual Studio toolkit will build bootable apps

The kit helps developers build apps that boot as OSes and are less dependent on hardware

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Canonical offers direct Docker support to Ubuntu users

Already have a Canonical support contract? Docker saves you a step by using Ubuntu's app delivery tech

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Android: Netflix launches downloads for offline viewing

Also in today’s open source roundup: A first look at Fedora 25, and a review of the Sony Xperia XZ Android phone.

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Review: GitLab rocks version control

Thanks to a solid foundation and delightful extras, this open source VCS is a serious contender

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C++ compiler guns for speed records

Developers dread the delays for a C++ project to build, but Zapcc, a variation on the Clang/LLVM compiler, cuts wait times by half or more

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Android: 10 best first person shooter games

Also in today’s open source roundup: How to set up the i3WM window manager, and do you prefer Pacman or Apt?

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Azure customer saves Microsoft from an RHEL disaster

Were it not for an alert customer, attackers could have compromised every RHEL instance on Microsoft Azure due to improper configuration of Red Hat Update Appliances

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A 7 year iPhone user switches to Android

Also in today’s open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews openSUSE 42.2 Leap, and will developers move from Linux to Windows 10?

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Time is running out for NTP

Everyone benefits from Network Time Protocol, but the project struggles to pay its sole maintainer or fund its various initiatives

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To the cloud! Real-world container migrations

Forward-thinking organizations offer real-world lessons for containerizing enterprise apps for the cloud

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PyPI parser eases path to browsing Python package APIs

A new project from Read the Docs aims to automatically generate API documentation from code uploaded to the Python Package Index


The miracle of Lubuntu for older computers

Also in today’s open source roundup: Ars Technica reviews the System76 Oryx Pro, and Fedora Workstation 25 has been released.

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Open-source hardware makers unite to start certifying products

The Open Source Hardware Association certification could help buyers hack into and copy products

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Why Amazon picked MXNet for deep learning

Amazon plans to further develop this compact and versatile machine learning framework. Hosting it at scale would also fit the company's overall plans

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Disney's best releases may be its open source tools

From animation to MacOS admin tools, the animation giant opens up

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Fedora 25 stakes out leading edge, not bleeding edge

The latest version of Red Hat's Linux distribution brings features like the Wayland graphics server, and explores the line between stability and innovation

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Total War: Warhammer released for Linux

Also in today’s open source roundup: Linux-y things to be thankful for, and VirtualBox 5.1.10 has been released.

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Why a cross-platform Microsoft is good for your business

Microsoft is preaching the mantra ‘any developer, any app, any platform.’ But it’s not just dev tools. It’s about wider technology choices for the business

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