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Creator Linus Torvalds and his fellow Linux kernel developers (pictured here at the Linux Kernel Summit in 2015) have blazed the trail for other open source projects, which are now defining the future of whole new technology ecosystems.

Linux Kernel Developers on 25 Years of Linux

One of the key accomplishments of Linux over the past 25 years has been the “professionalization” of open source. What started as a small passion project for creator Linus Torvalds in 1991, now runs most of modern society -- creating billions of dollars in economic value and bringing companies from...
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Car Manufacturers Cooperate to Build the Car of the Future

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) is a project of the Linux Foundation dedicated to creating open source software solutions for the automobile industry. It also leverages the ten billion dollar investment in the Linux kernel. The work of the AGL project enables software developers to keep pace with the...
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Maru OS Mixes a Custom ROM with a Dockable Debian Desktop, and Now it's Open Source

The idea of a smartphone that magically turns into a full PC has been something of a pipedream for a while now. Motorola tried it with its Atrix laptop dock, Canonical is trying something similar with its Ubuntu Unity phone OS that can dock into a monitor. Even Microsoft is giving it a go with...
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“The data is the most important asset that we have,” said Seshu Adunuthula, eBay’s head of analytics infrastructure, during a keynote at Apache Big Data in Vancouver.

How eBay Uses Apache Software to Reach Its Big Data Goals

eBay’s ecommerce platform creates a huge amount of data. It has more than 800 million active listings, with 8.8 million new listings each week. There are 162 million active buyers, and 25 million sellers. “The data is the most important asset that we have,” said Seshu Adunuthula, eBay’s head of...
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Fedora 24 Review: The Year’s Best Linux Distro Is Puzzlingly Hard to Recommend

Fedora 24 is very near the best Linux distro release I've used, and certainly the best release I have tested this year. Considering 2016 has welcomed new offerings like Mint 18 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, that says a great deal about the Fedora project's latest work. But like many Fedora releases before...
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SMS Two-Factor Authentication Is No Longer Enough

With the near-constant occurrence of highly organized and complex cybercrime attacks, effective digital authentication has never been more challenging. Businesses must verify who they’re transacting with by implementing additional security measures, but at the same time they need to minimize...
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The Cloud Security Alliance Publishes Its Best Practices for Big Data Security

Big Data is a boon for businesses worldwide, but the benefits come at a cost. The more data companies store, the more vulnerable they are to potential security breaches. And data breaches can be enormously expensive when they occur. IBM’s 2016 Cost of Data Breach report found that the average...
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Docker Usage Rises, But High Portability Pointless for Most

Docker containers are a powerful and popular development option in the cloud. But, while many IT teams are turning to containers, few can fully take advantage of the technology. The adoption of Docker -- and containers in general -- within AWS environments continues to rapidly increase. However,...
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Containers Debunked: DevOps, Security and Why Containers Will Not Replace Virtual Machines

The tech industry is full of exciting trends that promise to change the face of the industry and business as we know it, but one that is gaining a huge amount of focus is containers. However, problems lie with the technology and threaten to root itself deep in the mythology about it, namely the...
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Researchers Reveal SDN Security Vulnerability, Propose Solution

Three Italian researchers have published a paper highlighting a security vulnerability in software-defined networking (SDN) that isn't intrinsic to legacy networks. It's not a showstopper, though, and they propose a solution to protect against it. "It" is a new attack they call Know Your Enemy (KYE...
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