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Linux at 25: A pictorial history

The open source operating system celebrates its 25th anniversary this month

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Red Hat Virtualization 4 woos VMware faithful

The latest update to Red Hat's virtualization platform adds new container and VM tech, and it entices VMware users to check out the open source side

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Linux breathes new life into old Mac computers

Also in today's open source roundup: 8 Linux file managers to try, and Pokemon GO has lost millions of players

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Open source 25-core chip can be stringed into a 200,000-core computer

Researchers at Princeton University have built a 25-core chip that can scaled easily to create a 200,000-core computer

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Google readies next-gen RPC protocol to replace JSON

Google's gRPC aims to oust JSON for exchanging data between HTTP-connected services

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Another day, another 4,600 lines of Linux kernel code

The vast majority of contributions come from paid developers

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Why did Gentoo Linux fade into obscurity?

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews the Gentoo Linux live DVD "Choice Edition," and Google will kill Chrome apps for Linux

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Linux at 25: An ecosystem, not only an OS

InfoWorld celebrates the 25th birthday of Linux -- and the new generation of open source projects Linux enabled

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New Lever language builds on Python's convenience, aims for PyPy speeds

Open source language aims to be as easy to use as Python, but with easier concurrency, user-customizeable syntax, and PyPy-level speeds

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Uproar: MariaDB Corp. veers away from open source

A new release of the MaxScale database proxy -- essential to deploying MariaDB at scale -- features a proprietary license

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Free at last! PowerShell goes open source, heads to Linux

Microsoft believes that open-sourcing its command-line automation and scripting environment will drive its cross-cloud management platform and Linux-native apps

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It's time to say goodbye to Linux 4.6

If you're using a version of Linux based on the 4.6 series of the Linux kernel, the software's lead maintainer has a message for you: It's time to upgrade.

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Also in today's open source roundup: Google releases the Duo video calling app for Android, and the Wall Street Journal reviews Duo

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Review: 6 slick open source routers

DD-WRT, Tomato, OpenWrt, OPNsense, pfSense, and VyOS suit a wide range of devices and networking needs

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Will Google replace Android with Fuchsia?

Also in today's open source roundup: Is it wrong to run Microsoft software in Linux? And DistroWatch reviews Zenwalk Linux 8.0

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Save the whale: Docker rightfully shuns standardization

The Open Container Project wants to standardize Docker the old-fashioned way: by committee. The pushback from Docker delivers a compelling counterpoint

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New R extension gives data scientists quick access to IBM's Watson

Data scientists have a lot of tools at their disposal, but not all of them are equally accessible. Aiming to put IBM's Watson AI within closer reach, analytics firm Columbus Collaboratory on Thursday released a new open-source R...

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4 secrets to creating a superior API

You can boost adoption of your API with a few tweaks -- here’s how

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