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OSLS 2017
"83 percent of women surveyed said they would definitely or probably recommend a tech career for their daughters," reports Darryl Taft in his article covering the "Diversity in OSS" talk at Open Source Leadership Summit. But there are still mountains to climb to achieve true diversity in the industry.

This Week in Open Source News: Diversity Talk at OSLS Reveals Minority Challenges in Tech, ONAP Project Announced & More

This week in open source and Linux news, a talk on diversity in tech sparked a pithy article for The New Stack via Darryl Taft, The Linux Foundation consolidates two projects to form ONAP, and more. Keep reading for a curated look at the top OSS headlines of this past week.  1) "Diversity in Open...
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Valve Launches SteamVR Support for Linux

Valve has been giving Steam users Linux love since 2012, and it's not stopping with VR. The company just launched SteamVR for Linux, letting developers create Linux content for the HTC Vive VR headset, trackers and other hardware. The program is in beta, meaning developers must use an NVIDIA...
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Linux can take some credit in Windows upping its gaming game.

This Week in Open Source News: Linux Forces Improved Windows Gaming, Blockchain's Importance Surges in 2017 & More

This week in Linux and OSS news, Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols explains why Linux is forcing Windows to up its gaming game, blockchain is especially important in the current sociopolitical climate, and more! Read on to keep on top of the most important tech stories. 1)  Linux can take some credit for...
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How to Install and Configure Graphics Drivers in Linux

The hunt for gaming performance on Linux is a constant and ever-changing challenge. The market for discrete graphics cards has become dominated by the two graphics giants: Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). This has meant the decision boils down to one simple question: Which company's...
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Speedy application deployment, rollbacks, and scaling are important to DIGIT Game Studios.

How DIGIT Created High Availability on the Public Cloud to Keep Its Games Running

The mobile gaming company must deliver a seamless experience for its gamers and allow for spikes in player activity on its Massively Multiplayer Online gaming platform. That’s why the company built a high-availability infrastructure that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and allows them to launch a...
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Cutting the Cord With Playstation Vue

We just cut the cord, and glory is ours. I thought I would share how we did it to provide food for thought for those of you sick of cable (and maybe so people can stop bickering on my DirecTV blog post from years back). I will walk through the requirements we had, what we used to have, and what...
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This Guy Tested 100 DRM-Free Humble Games on Linux So You Don’t Have To

One of the many things I love about the Linux community is how ridiculously helpful it can be.  Like a lot of us, Børge A. Roum has bought a lot of Humble Bundles over the years. And, also like a lot of us, says he was lured in by the inclusion of Linux DRM-free games.  But have you ever hit a...
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This Week in Open Source News: British Government Seeks OSS Lead, Business Models Increasingly Embrace Open Software

1) British Government Digital Service (GDS) posted a job advertisement looking for a new ‘open source lead’. "How times have changed," writes Adrian Bridgwater. UK Government Recruits Chief Open Source Penguin- Forbes british-flag.png The British Digital Service (BDS) seeks an open...
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Five Great Games for Linux

Most of the time you hear about how great Linux is for business, how companies can save money deploying Linux on the desktop or server. What doesn't get enough attention is that Linux can be really good for play, too. Linux users have plenty of games to pick from, though they don't get as much...
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