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Homegrown Budgie Desktop Shows Off the Beauty - and Beastliness - of Solus Simplicity

The Solus Project version 1.2, released last month, shows considerable maturity in the homegrown Budgie desktop. Solus 1.2 is the second minor release in the Shannon series, built around a custom Budgie desktop developed in-house and the eopkg package manager forked from PiSi. Solus is a Linux...
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Facebook open sources “Surround360” video capture system, posting full specs and code on GitHub.

Facebook Open Sources 17-Camera Surround360 Rig with Ubuntu Stitching Software

In April, Facebook announced it had built a “Surround360” 3D-360 video capture system, but that it did not plan to sell it. Instead, the social networking giant promised it would open source both the hardware and the Ubuntu Linux-based software used to stitch together images from the camera into...
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DevOps tools
Different organizations have different needs, and they use different DevOps tools to get the job done. Here are recommendations from some of the major player themselves.

How to Find the Best DevOps Tools

Automation and orchestration are key in any infrastructure setup. DevOps professionals need tools that can help them do their jobs more accurately and efficiently, but there isn’t one key to open all doors. According to a recent report from The New Stack, for example, more than 40 percent of survey...
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Persistent vs. Non-Persistent Workloads: the Admin's Conundrum

Virtualization isn't the answer to every problem in IT. There are plenty of workloads where neither containers nor hypervisors are the answer. The old problems of being able to easily provision, utilize and make highly available bare-metal workloads remain, so what options exist for the modern...
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Spark 2.0 Takes an All-In-One Approach to Big Data

Apache Spark, the in-memory processing system that's fast become a centerpiece of modern big data frameworks, has officially released its long-awaited version 2.0. Aside from some major usability and performance improvements, Spark 2.0's mission is to become a total solution for streaming and real-...
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How Project Calico Transcends the Limits of Software-Defined Networking

Project Calico is an open source layer three virtual networking system for containers, which can be deployed across a variety of todays platforms and setups, including hybrid environments. While centralized control can quickly cause an underlying software-defined network (SDN) to reach load...
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NIST Declares the Age of SMS-Based 2-Factor Authentication Over

2-factor authentication is a great thing to have, and more and more services are making it a standard feature. But one of the go-to methods for sending 2FA notifications, SMS, is being left in the dust by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. NIST creates national-level guidelines and...
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5 Tools to Support Distributed Sysadmin Teams

The following five open source tools allow us to satisfy these goals while remaining a high-functioning team.Remotely-distributed system administration teams provide around-the-clock coverage without anyone losing sleep, and have the benefit of drawing from a global talent pool. The OpenStack...
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The new CORD Project aims to bring “datacenter economy” and “cloud agility” to service providers by building an open reference implementation and nurturing a vibrant open source community.

CORD Project Aims to Bring Cloud Agility to Service Providers

The CORD Project recently became an independent project hosted by The Linux Foundation. CORD (TM) (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter), which began as a use case of ONOS®, brings NFV, SDN, and commodity clouds to the telco central office and aims to give telco service providers the same...
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Wal-Mart Proves Open Source Is Big Business

Open source, in the form of both software and hardware is big business—really big business. This past week, Wal-Mart Stores, one of the largest retailers in the world proved it once again when they announced that they would make their application lifecycle management tool OneOps available as an...
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