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Jon Corbet Mulls Linux Kernel Changes

In this Q&A Linux kernel contributor and co-founder Jon Corbet previews his Linux kernel forecast talk at Collaboration Summit, discusses some kernel changes that surprised him last year, and reveals some of the biggest challenges kernel developers face in the months and years ahead.

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What is Open Source Cloud?

For all the talk about cloud, it might come as a surprise to many in the industry that "cloud" is not a well-understood term. It's often perceived as "just a buzzword" or something without a lot of substance. While the term can be abused, it's actually an important concept and it's certainly not just a passing fad, writes Joe Brockmeier.

In talking to people following the Apache CloudStack graduation, and meeting with the local Linux User Group (LUG), it dawned on him that cloud still bears some explanation. Here, he takes a look at the standard definition, some types of clouds, and why it matters.

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Linux Foundation Training Prepares the International Space Station for Linux Migration

It’s hard to get tech support 400 kilometers away from the Earth, which is why Keith Chuvala of United Space Alliance, a NASA contractor deeply involved in Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) operations, decided to migrate to Linux. With the transition to Linux looming, Chuvala turned to the Linux Foundation’s Linux training program for help.

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Report: Enterprise Linux Growth Outpaces Windows

The Linux Foundation today is releasing its annual Enterprise End User Report. Because this is the third year we've surveyed the world's largest enterprises and The Linux Foundation's End User Council about Linux adoption, we're able to share some interesting trending data. But perhaps most interesting is the opportunity to understand how Linux is outpacing Windows in server revenue in the enterprise. IDC's latest quarterly tracker shows Linux growing at 12.7 percent year-over-year while Windows is stagnating at 3.2 percent year-over-year growth. In fact, the quarter prior (Q312), Windows was actually in decline while Linux was growing. This momentum is mirrored in our report: More than 80 percent of respondents plan to increase the number of Linux servers in their organizations over...

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Live Twitter Q&A Thursday with Adapteva CEO on the $99 Linux Supercomputer

Next month Adapteva expects the first $99 Parallela boards to be in production -- just in time to show off at The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in San Francisco.  Here, CEO Andreas Olofsson gives us a preview of his talk at Collab in preparation for his live chat March 28 at 11 a.m. PST.

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