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Standardized Open Source Products are the Key to Unlocking the Lock-in Trap

GigaOM | Thursday July 24, 2014 11:48:38 PM | Software
Mårten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, argues that when companies lock in to their own design and customizations, it’s as harmful as when they lock in to a vendor. Mickos explains why he thinks using standardized open source products is the best way to avoid both types of lock-in. Read more...

Linux Foundation SysAdmin Aric Gardner Avoids a GUI at All Costs

Libby Clark | Thursday July 24, 2014 08:57:53 PM | Featured Blogs | Exclusive
Linux Foundation SysAdmin Aric Gardner Avoids a GUI at All Costs Happy SysAdmin Day! This profile is part of a series on Linux Foundation system administrators over the past three weeeks. Do you have a super-hero sysadmin you'd like to recognize? Send your nomination to  Read more...

An Interview with Karen Sandler (Model View Culture)

LWN | Thursday July 24, 2014 06:19:46 PM | Software
Over at Model View Culture, Adam Saunders interviews Karen Sandler, executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) and formerly the executive director of the GNOME Foundation. Sandler talks about SFC, the Outreach Program for Women, as well as being a cyborg: "I was diagnosed with a heart condition and needed a pacemaker/defibrillator, and none of the device manufacturers would let m... Read more...

Tails Linux Still at Risk Despite Security Fixes

eWeek | Thursday July 24, 2014 05:36:00 PM | Software
Researchers aim to prove a point "that no software is infallible" by finding bugs in a privacy Linux distribution favored by Edward Snowden. Read more...

Chromebooks Emerge as Major New Linux Force on Notebooks

Eric Brown | Thursday July 24, 2014 05:02:45 PM | Embedded / Mobile | Exclusive
Chromebooks Emerge as Major New Linux Force on Notebooks Love it, loathe it, or laugh at it, Chrome OS keeps on advancing. According to a Google blog post this week, more than 1 million Chromebooks were sold to schools in the second quarter alone.  Read more...

For Half, STEM Degrees Lead to Other Jobs

ComputerWorld | Thursday July 24, 2014 04:38:14 PM | Enterprise Computing
A U.S. Census Bureau report released earlier this month reports on what happens to people who receive STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math, degrees in college. The report, based on 2012 American Community Survey data, found many well-paid and educated workers who, despite holding a STEM degree, do not have a job in one of those fields. Read more...

Dive In, Penguins: Upstart Builds Linux Virtual SAN

The Register | Thursday July 24, 2014 04:34:27 PM | Enterprise Computing
Three Bulgarian engineers who co-founded a firm called StorPool – which builds a virtual SAN using the aggregated storage of Linux KVM servers – are aiming to expand the reach of their three-year-old project. Read more...

SAP Stamps Cloud Foundry and OpenStack with Meaningful Endorsements

OStatic | Thursday July 24, 2014 03:06:03 PM | Enterprise Computing
SAP Stamps Cloud Foundry and OpenStack with Meaningful Endorsements SAP may not be on every individual user's radar, but the company is a giant global force in running enterprise back-end systems, new forays into the cloud and other new platforms, and managing enterprise class applications. Now, SAP has announced that it is committing to Cloud Foundry and OpenStack, providing a clear path forward for an open cloud ecosystem.  Read more...

Oracle Linux 7 Released

LWN | Thursday July 24, 2014 01:54:09 PM | Software
Another of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) rebuilds has released its version of RHEL 7: Oracle Linux 7 for x86_64 is now available. It does add some features, including DTrace, Ksplice, and Xen. More information can be found in the release notes. Read more...

Linux Developers Jump Quickly On ACPI 5.1, Helps Out ARM

Phoronix | Thursday July 24, 2014 01:48:45 PM | Embedded / Mobile
Fresh off the release of ACPI 5.1 by the UEFI Forum, Linux developers are updating their support against this latest revision to the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. In particular, ACPI 5.1 is supposed to help out ARM... Read more...

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