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Xs:code and Redis Labs team up to help open-source software developers get paid

Xscode international, which does business as xs:code, is teaming up with Redis Labs, developer of the popular Redis in-memory data structure store, to provide financial incentives for software developers. Xs:code’s platform provides open-source software developers with a way to make money from their code by offering premium features and support.

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Desktop Linux: Why open source is heading for a new breakthrough

It’s been a long time since anyone thought Linux could seriously challenge Windows for domination as a desktop operating system. But that doesn’t mean that interest in having Linux on your laptop has entirely vanished. “It’s very exciting,” Matthew Miller, project lead for Fedora, tells TechRepublic.

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Microsoft: we were wrong about open source

Microsoft has admitted it was wrong about open source, after the company battled it and Linux for years at the height of its desktop domination. Microsoft has certainly changed since the days of branding Linux a cancer. It is now the single largest contributor to open-source projects in the world.

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Microsoft open-sources coronavirus threat data to support security teams

Microsoft will share its knowledge of coronavirus-related cyberthreats in a bid to help security teams identify and address new threats. The software giant has gathered a wealth of threat data, amounting to trillions of data points, via the Microsoft Threat Protection (MTP) service embedded in its security offering Microsoft Defender.

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NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit Comes With Cloud-Native Support

NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX developer kit is now available with cloud-native support. Delivering up to 21 TOPS of compute in a compact form factor with under 15W of power, Jetson Xavier NX is said to bring server-level performance and cloud-native workflows to edge AI devices and autonomous machines.

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How to create a bridge network on Linux with netplan

Many modern Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu and its derivatives, now use netplan as it’s network configuration abstraction. Let’s walk you through the process of creating a bridge network, such that it can be used for your virtual machines.

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Suddenly Remote: What the Open Source Community Can Teach Us

Remote work — all of a sudden with no time to plan for it — is disruptive. It’s unfamiliar. It’s stressful. It’s distracting, especially for those with school-aged children who are now themselves remote learners. Here are some of the ways open source communities mitigate the absence of physical human contact.

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How to Avoid Open Source Traps

As there is such a dominant open source position we often see companies marketing their software as “Open Source” even though it does not provide all (or any) of the benefits offered by truly open source software. Take a look at some common traps and know how to avoid them.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 Officially Launched as “The Largest Release Ever”

Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 has officially been released as the “largest release ever,” coming with massive improvements versus its predecessors. First and foremost, the highlight of this new release is the full Unity8 experience, as the dev team explains that importing of Canonical’s final changes is now complete.

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How to examine processes running on Linux

There are quite a number of ways to look at running processes on Linux systems – to see what’s running, the resources that processes are using, and how memory is being used. Let’s run through a series of commands that can help view process details in a number of different ways.

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