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IBM's Arvind Krishna: Linux Will Fuel Next-Gen Cloud Applications

The next generation of applications will be smarter -- with built-in data, mobile and social capabilities -- and it will be built on private clouds that run on Linux servers, says Arvind Krishna, general manager of development and manufacturing in the Systems & Technology Group at IBM. What's still unclear, however, is the business model for delivering these future applications, he says.

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Slideshow: Best LinuxCon Goose Chase Contest Photos (So Far)

The Great LinuxCon Wild Goose Chase scavenger hunt is well underway as Linux community members across the globe race for the chance to win up to $500. Participants complete missions by sending in their photos through the GooseChase app, and we've gotten hundreds of photos so far. To help inspire your own Linux Goose Chase, we've collected some of the best photos in this slideshow (below).  

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With Android Poised for Embedded Boom, Developer Training is Needed

The use of Android in embedded devices is heating up and along with that comes demand for developers skilled in embedded Android, say analysts and service providers within the embedded industry.

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HP's Brian Aker: Open Cloud Gains Importance Post-PRISM

Since the National Security Agency's PRISM surveillence program was leaked to the press in June, the public and corporate backlash has some analysts estimating billions of dollars in losses for the IT services industry. In this context, developing an open source alternative to commercial cloud platforms becomes even more important, argues Brian Aker, a fellow in the HP cloud services division. In this Q&A Aker addresses open cloud skeptics; the role of Linux in the open cloud; HP's commitment to OpenStack and involvement in the project; and how PRISM has affected enterprise cloud strategy. 

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All About the Linux Kernel: Cgroup’s Redesign

Over the past few months, big changes have been underway on the cgroup Linux kernel subsystem and its related, but independent, system and service manager Systemd. Developers aren’t building shiny new features, though, as much as overhauling cgroups (control groups) to impose more structure in an area of the kernel that’s become problematic.

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