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The Case for Data-Driven Open Source Development

The lack of standardized metrics, datasets, methodologies and tools for extracting insights from Open Source projects is real. Open Source Metrics That Actually Matter Let’s take a look at the first part of the problem: the metrics. OSS Project stakeholders simply don’t have the data to make...
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How (and Why) to Get Ready for 802.11ax

802.11ax will dominate the Wi-Fi-infrastructure landscape. Here's why--and what you need to do to get ready for 802.11ax. With the steady advances in wireless LAN (WLAN) technologies during the past two decades--remember, the first 802.11 standard of 1997 specified just 1 and 2 Mbps throughput--it’...
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Abby Kearns
Multi-platform means enterprises would want a variety of platforms for a variety of application workloads, says Cloud Foundry’s Abby Kearns.

Cloud Foundry, Cloud Native, and Entering a Multi-Platform World with Abby Kearns

2018 has been an amazing year for Cloud Foundry, with Alibaba joining as a Gold member, and Pivotal going public with its IPO, among some of the highlights. I recently talked with Abby Kearns, Executive Director of Cloud Foundry Foundation, to reflect on these milestones and more. Kearns has been...
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2019 Predictions About Artificial Intelligence That Will Make Your Head Spin

Whether praised as a panacea for greater business efficiency or the feared as the demise of humanity,  Artificial Intelligence is upon us and will impact business and society at large in ways that we can only begin to imagine. Fasten your seatbelts. Here's what a few influencers in the arena say is...
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Linux Desktop Environments: Pantheon, Trinity, LXDE

Our article “Best Linux Desktop Environments: Strong and Stable” surveyed 9 strong and stable Linux desktop environments (DEs). Due to popular demand, this article extends that survey with 3 other desktops: Pantheon, Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE), and LXDE. We examine their features, user...
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How to Bring Good Fortune to Your Linux Terminal

It's December, and if you haven't found a tech advent calendar that sparks your fancy yet, well, maybe this one will do the trick. Every day, from now to the 24th, we're bringing you a different Linux command-line toy. What's a command-line toy, you ask? It could be a game or any simple diversion...
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Living Open Source in Zambia

In a previous article I've announced my sponsorship project, where I offered to help a motivated young Linux Professional getting certified. I found an ideal candidate, and he has taken the RHCSA exam, and now we're ready to take the next step. Santos Chibenga from Zambia is so engaged in the local...
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Critical Vulnerability Allows Kubernetes Node Hacking

Kubernetes has received fixes for one of the most serious vulnerabilities ever found in the project to date. If left unpatched, the flaw could allow attackers to take over entire compute nodes. “With a specially crafted request, users that are allowed to establish a connection through the...
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AI in 2019: 8 Trends to Watch

Forget the job-stealing robot predictions. Let's focus on artificial intelligence trends – around talent, security, data analytics, and more – that will matter to IT leaders. We decided to focus on the trends that matter most urgently to IT leaders – you don’t need another “AI is taking over the...
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STIBP, Collaborate, and Listen: Linus Floats Linux Kernel That 'Fixes' Intel CPUs' Spectre Slowdown

Linus Torvalds has stuck to his “no swearing” resolution with his regular Sunday night Linux kernel release candidate announcement. Probably the most important aspect of the weekend's release candidate is that it, in a way, improves the performance of STIBP, which is a mitigation that stops malware...
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