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Steam Proposes Linux Kernel Changes To Improve Game Performance

The game distribution company, Steam, has proposed changes to the Linux kernel to gain access to extra core functionality they need to improve performance of gaming on Linux. Steam recently released the first build of Proton 4.11, a WINE based tool that can run Windows games on Linux. They observed...
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Open-Source IoT Platforms Providing a Competitive Advantage Over Traditional Connectivity Platform Providers

According to a report,  IoT Connectivity market to grow from USD 3.8 billion in 2019 to USD 8.9 billion by 2024, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 18.7% from 2019 to 2024. Organizations are adopting advanced technologies, such as the IoT and cloud services, achieving successful digital...
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Smarter Grid Solutions Publishes Open Source OpenFMB Device Simulator

Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) has published its first open source project today, an OpenFMB device simulator, which it hopes will accelerate the development, testing and adoption of distributed energy resources (DERs) that use the OpenFMB messaging and data model. Interoperability framework OpenFMB...
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Collabora Brings VR Support to Linux Desktop Environments

Collabora today announced a new open-source project that promises to enable Linux-based desktop environments and window managers to be aware of VR (virtual reality). Sponsored by Valve, the xrdesktop project is developed by Collabora and designed to integrate into existing desktop environments like...
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Google Cloud To Offer VMware Data-center Tools Natively

Google this week said it would for the first time natively support VMware workloads in its Cloud service, giving customers more options for deploying enterprise applications. The hybrid cloud service called Google Cloud VMware Solution by CloudSimple will use VMware software-defined data center (...
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Amazon, Google, Microsoft And IBM Renew Pledge To Support Interoperability And Advance Open Standards

Amazon, Google, Microsoft And IBM Renew Pledge To Support Interoperability And Advance Open StandardsThe six companies and competitors—Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce— announced a renewed commitment to interoperability at the CMS Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference on Tuesday...
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Microsoft Buys Open Source Data Privacy Company

Microsoft has acquired BlueTalon, a start-up whose software can prevent people from accessing certain high-value data that companies keep. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. BlueTalon’s technology works with a variety of systems for storing data, including Hadoop, Spark and PostgreSQL. The...
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Twitter Announced Switch from Mesos to Kubernetes

David McLaughlin, Product and Technical Head of Twitter Computing Platform, has announced that Twitter's infrastructure would completely switch from Mesos to Kubernetes. “Twitter's switch from its initial adoption of Mesos to the use of Kubernetes Native today proves again the assertion that...
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Netflix Joins Academy Software Foundation

Netflix has joined the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) and will begin contributing to the OpenTimelineIO (OTIO) project originally created by Pixar, the ASWF said today. OTIO is an open-source API and interchange format for collaboration between story, editorial and production departments,...
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Arduino Selects Auth0 as Standardized Login for Open-Source Ecosystem

Arduino, one of the biggest open-source hardware and software ecosystem, has chosen Auth0 as the identity management platform of choice. With a global community of 30 million “makers”, Arduino will use Auth0 to replace its own Single Sign-On solution for all of its public-facing web properties,...
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