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SDN groups team up to promote standards, open software development

Software Defined Networking standard bearer, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and ON.Lab have merged with designs on further pushing SDN benchmarks and open source software development of the technology.

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How does Linux need to change to achieve the 'year of the Linux desktop?'

Also in today’s open source roundup: Ubuntu 17.04 will be called “Zesty Zapus,” and Ars Technica reviews the Google Pixel phone.

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With OpenStack users, dev and test are king

The latest OpenStack User Survey shows that customers like to use the software to build private clouds for development and testing


Microsoft's CoreRT turns C# into cross-platform C++

Want to run .Net applications on platforms with no .Net framework? Microsoft's brewing up a way to do so by translating C# apps into platform-native C++ counterparts

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) released

Also in today’s open source roundup: The 7 best features in Ubuntu 16.10, and 16 things to do after installing Ubuntu 16.10.

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GPG Sync simplifies encryption key management

Open source project GPG Sync makes it easier for organizations already using GPG to encrypt email messages to manage different user keys

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Microsoft open-sources P language for IoT

The platform specializes in asynchronous programming for embedded systems, device drivers, and distributed services

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Ubuntu 16.10 ups cloud ante with Kubernetes, OpenStack

Canonical doubles down on features for building clouds and infrastructure, with the latest OpenStack and a custom-built Kubernetes to go with it


Serverless Framework takes the pain out of AWS Lambda deployment

Formerly known as Jaws, the Serverless Framework debuts its first full point release to simplify deploying apps to AWS Lambda -- and eventually to other services of its kind

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GitHub's 7 top productivity tools for programmers

GitHub abounds with open source tools aimed at helping you build software faster. Devs find these seven among the best


FreeBSD 11 released

Also in today's open source roundup: Microsoft release Skype for Linux 1.10, and do you remember Hannah Montana Linux?

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Why Linus Torvalds likes x86 chips better than ARM

Why Linus Torvalds likes x86 chips better than ARM Linus Torvalds has never pulled any punches when it comes to sharing his opinions about everything from Linux kernel changes to computer processors. And in his most recent...


OpenStack Newton serves up a heaping helping of scalability

The next release of OpenStack made its debut on Thursday with a raft of new features for better scalability and resiliency.

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Review: TensorFlow shines a light on deep learning

Google's open source framework for machine learning and neural networks is fast and flexible, rich in models, and easy to run on CPUs or GPUs

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Sourcegraph provides intelligent searches of Go language code

Context-sensitive search engine for public and private source code repositories has a revamped, faster UI and is preparing to expand beyond Google's Go language

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Classic Emacs editor gets a new-school makeover

Longtime users of the venerable Emacs editor can now use it with a sleek new skin that emphasizes consistency and ergonomics

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Is Chrome faster than Firefox in Linux?

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews openBSD 6.0, and specs leak for Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL Android phones

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4 can't-miss Python goodies from Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Uber

These four projects let you work in Python even more easily

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