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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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The People Who Support Linux: Attorney Uses Linux to Aid Firm’s Data Analysis

Chicago-based employment attorney Ahmed Minhaj first started using Linux back in 2001 because he appreciated the philosophy behind Linux and other open source projects. He was also looking for an alternative to the buggy and unstable Microsoft Windows and MS Office.

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Kevin Kelly: How Linux Will Shape the Future of Technology

The operating system of the future is still to be determined but LInux will play an important role in creating it, says Kevin Kelly, a founding editor at Wired.  Just as no one could predict what the Internet would look like 20 years ago, we can't begin to imagine future technology. But  Kelly envisions the Technium, a global interconnected super organism that's one step up from the Internet of today but can hardly be compared with it. In this Q&A Kelly gives us a taste of his LinuxCon and CloudOpen keynote, and discusses how the LInux community can contribute to the Technium and continue to innovate.

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SUSE's George Shi Explains Linux Enterprise 11 SP3 Role in Mission-Critical Computing

Earlier this month SUSE announced the general availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, Service Pack 3 -- their operating system for servers running mission-critical workloads in physical, virtual and cloud environments. In this exclusive interview, SUSE product marketing manager George Shi describes new  and upcoming features in SUSE Linux Enterprise 11.

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