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Coming soon to PowerShell: Docker controls, courtesy of Microsoft

Though still in early alpha, Microsoft's project to add native Docker commands to PowerShell is available for testing

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS video review

Also in today's open source roundup: What's new in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and Ubuntu redditors share their thoughts about Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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Ubuntu 16.04: A desktop for Linux diehards

Striking a balance between LTS stability and nice features, Ubuntu's Xenial Xerus is special

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CIOs still don't get open source

CIOs are clueless about open source in 2016? So it appears, according to a fresh Forrester report

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The year of the Linux desktop may never arrive

Also in today's open source roundup: Android apps might soon appear on Chromebooks, and what’s new in Xubuntu 16.04 LTS

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CoreOS Stackanetes puts OpenStack in containers for easy management

Stackanetes uses Kubernetes to deploy OpenStack as a set of containerized apps, simplifying management of OpenStack components

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Mozilla taps possible homes for Thunderbird email client

Mozilla says diverging needs meant Thunderbird was holding back Firefox

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Should beginners install Kali Linux on their computers?

Also in today's open source roundup: Black Lab Linux 7.6 released, and the meaning of Bash on Microsoft's Windows operating system

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New functional programming language can generate C, Python code for apps

The open source Futhark makes it easier to program for GPUs that speed up machine learning and other math-intensive apps

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OpenStack by the numbers: Who’s using open source clouds and for what?

IT vendors and telecos are the heaviest users of the open source cloud software, bi-annual survey data shows

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Hot property: How Zillow became the real estate data hub

The R language, open source analytics software, and a migration to AWS are helping Zillow cement its position as the leading real estate data provider

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Linux scheduler bug got you down? Here's a fast fix

Bugs in the Linux scheduler can cause performance degradation in heavily multithreaded loads, but a do-it-yourself fix is available

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Meet the new Ubuntu: A Linux release tailor-made for enterprises

Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS is now out, and its extended support makes it particularly suitable for businesses. Here's an overview of what you can expect to find.

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PyPy 5.1 puts Python's pedal to the metal

The optimizing compiler features powerful performance improvements, but the default version of Python has its own speed tricks slated for version 3.6

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Canonical’s ZFS-powered Ubuntu could face legal challenge

Canonical believes it can ship the latest version of Ubuntu with ZFS without risking legal turmoil, but not everyone remains convinced

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Look out, Spark and Storm, here comes Apache Apex

A new open source streaming analytics solution derived from DataTorrent's RTS platform, Apex offers blazing speed and simplified programmability. Let's give it a spin

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Red Hat covers cloud apps with OpenStack and Cloud Suite

Red Hat's latest OpenStack Platform release wraps up the cloud for easier deployment, but Cloud Suite will likely claim a broader audience

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The secrets to LinkedIn's open source success

Highly useful LinkedIn projects like Kafka, Samza, Helix, and Voldemort have gained broad adoption -- and LinkedIn engineers have benefited from the experience

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