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SUSE Linux Owner Attachmate Gobbled by Micro Focus for $2.3bn

 Attachmate, the software shop that headhunted Novell and SUSE Linux, is itself being bought out by Micro Focus International.…...

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HP-Eucalyptus: Buying an Edge in a Busy, Complex Market

In its move to acquire the AWS-compatible cloud stack provider, HP wants to present itself as being the "most compatible" of systems suppliers.

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Intel's Edison Brings Yocto Linux to Wearables

Intel's Edison Brings Yocto Linux to Wearables

Linux-based platforms for wearables include Android Wear, Samsung's Tizen SDK for Wearables, and now Intel's Yocto Linux and Intel Atom-based  Edison  computing module. The Edison was  released last week  in conjunction with the Intel Developer Forum. 

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Qualcomm: Snapdragon Chips Key to Secure Smartphone Kill Switches

The chip maker says its Snapdragon processors are an important element to creating secure methods of rendering mobile devices bricks if stolen.

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23 Years of Terrible Linux Predictions

23 Years of Terrible Linux Predictions

We recently celebrated the 23 rd  birthday of Linux. That got me thinking, “That means Linux will be 25 years old in just two years. A quarter of a century. What will happen to Linux between now and then? I should write down my predictions in an article and send it over to those swell chap...

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Minix 3.3 Released With Cortex-A8 ARM Support, NetBSD Userland Compatibility

Andrew Tanenbaum and his crew have released a significant update to Minix. The Minix 3.3.0 release comes with x86 and ARM support, is mostly compatible with the NetBSD user-land while its kernel is less than 13k lines of code, and it's BSD-licensed...

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Micron Launches New PC SSDs, Aims to Boost Longevity, Speed

Micron Technology launched new solid-state drives for PCs and touted longevity to appeal to those worried about SSDs that die too early.

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Intel Skylake's MPX Is Closer To Providing Linux Memory Protection

Besides Intel publicly working on Skylake "Gen9" graphics support for Linux, Intel open-source developers are also working on other areas of Skylake hardware enablement for Linux. Work on supporting the Intel Memory Protection Extensions (MPX) that are new to the Skylake micro-architecture are still...

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Qubes: The Open Source OS Built for Security

Qubes: The Open Source OS Built for Security

Applications will always have bugs. This is why Joanna Rutkowska and Invisible Things Lab built Qubes OS, a security-focused open source operating system based on Fedora. Rutkowska will give a keynote talk at LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe next month in Dusseldorf.

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The True Measure of a Successful Open Source Project

The True Measure of a Successful Open Source Project

A question I get a lot is, “What makes an open source software project successful?” This isn’t a simple question, as every project is really different. But certainly there are some common characteristics: a vibrant and open community and ecosystem of contributors, an innovative goal or technol...

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