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SDN Developers Report Key Lessons in Testing OpenDaylight Performance

Tuesday 24th of May 2016 03:00:00 PM

OpenDaylight (ODL) is an open source SDN platform designed to serve a broad set of use cases and end user types, mainly service providers, large enterprises, and academic institutions. Uniquely, ODL provides a plethora of network services in all domains--data center, WAN, NREN, metro and access.

How to Use Postfix Postscreen to Test Email for Spam: Part 1

Tuesday 24th of May 2016 02:00:33 PM
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IBM Uses Apache Spark Across Its Products to Help Enterprise Customers [Video]

Tuesday 24th of May 2016 01:30:28 PM

IBM loves Apache Spark. It’s training its engineers on it, it’s contributing to the project, and it’s building many of its big data products on top of the open source platform so IBM’s enterprise customers can use its powerful tools.

Building a Next Generation Mobile Network Using Open Networking Technologies

Monday 23rd of May 2016 08:00:00 PM

SK Telecom envisions transforming itself into a platform company, making the mobile network as a platform where new services can be created and supported including traditional telco applications, media apps, streaming and IoT applications.

Learn about Apache Mesos and the State of the Art of Microservices from Twitter, Uber, Netflix

Monday 23rd of May 2016 06:04:10 PM
Title: Learn about Apache Mesos and the State of the Art of Microservices from Twitter, Uber, Netflix23 MayLearn more

Series Highlights Top Cloud Technologies and Container Tools

Monday 23rd of May 2016 02:00:28 PM

With so many technologies, tools, and techniques to keep track of, it can be hard to know where to start learning new skills. This series on next-gen cloud technologies aims to help you get up to speed on the important projects and products in emerging and rapidly changing areas such as containers, container orchestration, software-defined networking, and more.

5 Next-Gen Cloud Technologies You Should Know

Repurposing Old Smartphones for Home Automation

Monday 23rd of May 2016 01:30:04 PM

At the recent Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit, Mozilla Technical Evangelist Dietrich Ayala proposed a simple and affordable solution to home automation: A discarded smartphone can handle some of the most useful home automation tasks without requiring expensive hubs and sensors -- or risking data security in the cloud.

“With a smartphone you can detect motion, sound, presence, and the absence of radio services,” said Ayala in his presentation, “Turning Sensors into Signals: Humanizing IoT with Old Smartphones and the Web.”

PromCon 2016

Friday 20th of May 2016 09:40:00 PM

PromCon 2016 will be the first conference around the Prometheus monitoring system. It will take place from August 25 - 26 at Google Berlin and will be a single-track event with space for 80 attendants. All talks will be recorded and published after the event to create maximum exposure.

Event Title: PromCon 201620 MayLearn more

This Week in Linux News: Apache Foundation Founder Becomes Hyperledger Executive Director, Linux 4.6 Has Arrived, & More

Friday 20th of May 2016 02:30:50 PM
Title: This Week in Linux News: Apache Foundation Founder Becomes Hyperledger Executive Director, Linux 4.6 Has Arrived, & More20 MayLearn more

Get Desktop Access to Your OnlyOffice Account from Linux

Friday 20th of May 2016 02:00:19 PM
Title: Get Desktop Access to Your OnlyOffice Account from Linux20 MayLearn more

PLUMgrid: Open Source Collaboration Speeds IO and Networking Development

Thursday 19th of May 2016 04:55:09 PM

PLUMgrid INC, which provides tools for OpenStack cloud providers, has been participating in the open source community since the company was founded in 2011. It started working with the Linux kernel community to create a distributed, programmable data plane and contributed to eBPF (extended Berkeley Packet Filter), a key component in building networks that are agile, fast and secure. eBPF has been upstreamed since Linux kernel version 3.16.

Apprenda Acquires Kismatic, Expands Kubernetes Support

Thursday 19th of May 2016 04:39:18 PM

Apprenda today announced that it now offers a commercial distribution of Kubernetes, the well-known tool for deploying and managing containerized applications. Along with the new product, Apprenda will also offer enterprise support subscriptions to companies running Kubernetes.

Proven Paths for Getting Valuable OpenStack Certification

Thursday 19th of May 2016 04:00:34 PM

If you cycle the clock back to 2010, when Rackspace and NASA announced an effort to create a sophisticated cloud computing infrastructure that could compete with proprietary offerings, it would have been hard to forecast how successful the OpenStack platform would become. OpenStack has won over countless companies that are deploying it and backing it, and it has its own foundation.

Dueling Arduinos Include Linux in Recent SBC Announcements

Thursday 19th of May 2016 02:00:44 PM

Few would claim that the year-old fork and legal dispute between rival Arduino camps is healthy for the open source hardware community. Yet, so far, the platform remains strong, despite growing competition from open source Linux SBCs like the Raspberry Pi. In large part, this is due to the rising interest in Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which dovetails nicely with the low-power, gadget-oriented MCU-based platform.

Cleaning Up Your Linux Startup Process

Wednesday 18th of May 2016 03:55:23 PM
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3 Reasons Docker and Containerization Lit Up Application Development [Video]

Wednesday 18th of May 2016 02:00:02 PM

Docker was the flame that catalyzed innovation in application development, according to Scott Johnston, senior vice president of product management and design at Docker. However, that success was entirely unforeseen.

"I wish I could say that we had a premeditated mindset three years ago when we released Docker," Johnston said in his keynote at last month's Collaboration Summit. "But we did not." Looking back, he sees three main reasons for Docker’s success: Accessibility, Portability, and Openness.

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: William Brawner

Tuesday 17th of May 2016 02:00:00 PM
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Linus Torvalds Ships "Fairly Big" Linux Kernel 4.6 Release

Monday 16th of May 2016 06:41:40 PM

Linus Torvalds this week released the final code for version 4.6 of the Linux kernel. This release comes two months after the previous 4.5 version and has gone through seven release candidates.

“The 4.6 kernel on the whole was a fairly big release - more commits than we've had in a while,” Torvalds wrote in his release notes on the LKML mailing list. “But it all felt fairly calm despite that.”

OPNFV’s Inaugural Plugfest Hosted by CableLabs

Monday 16th of May 2016 05:25:51 PM

OPNFVs first Plugfest was held at CableLabs facility in Louisville, CO. This event, which focused on deployment and integration of OPNFV as well as Virtual Network Function (VNF) applications, was open to both OPNFV members and non-members.

This Week in Linux News: Hyperledger Project Set to Bolster Blockchain, AGL Membership Grows, & More

Friday 13th of May 2016 03:00:55 PM

1) The Hyperledger Project will be the "open source programming project even bigger than bitcoin" to bolster a flexible blockchain system.

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  • No more Android Wear watches says Samsung, Tizen all the way !
    Samsung has been getting pretty serious about its Smartwatches and has certainly excelled with its latest creation, the Tizen based Gear S2. The company has had a little dabble with Android wear in the past, with the Galaxy Gear Live, and since has been focusing on Tizen. According to a report from Fast Company stating that “no more Samsung Android Wear devices are in development or being planned.” This is according to a Samsung executive. The report goes further to say that Samsung executives are going with Tizen because it’s “far more battery-efficient than Android Wear” and “the standard OS on other Samsung products from TVs to refrigerators.”
  • Are games too easy to pirate on Android?
    It's long been known that game developers make much more money on iOS than they do on Google's Android platform. The most recent example of this is Monument Valley. The developers of the game posted an article on Medium with infographics that show that 73% of their revenue comes from iOS, while only 17% comes from Android.
  • Google Trust API Will Replace Your Passwords With A ‘Trust Score’
    In the wake of increasing security threats and password leaks, Google is working on Project Abacus that will introduce Trust API in Android devices. This API will calculate your Trust Score and use them to give you access to various services. This score will be calculated by using a variety of user patterns.
  • Monument Valley in Numbers: Year 2
  • And the winners of the Google Play Awards are…
  • Why are Chromebooks outselling Macs?
  • Fancy ChromiumOS, Ubuntu, And Android TV All-In-One System
    If you are looking for a mini PC that is capable of running ChromiumOS, Ubuntu LTS, and Android TV operating systems, you may be interested in a new mini desktop computer system that has been created by Dylan Callahan. The Fancy mini PC is a “handcrafted personal computer” that is now available to purchase price to $225 plus shipping and is powered by a Quad Core x86 2.0 Ghz processor supported by 4K AMD Radeon graphics that is supported by 4GB of DDR3 RAM.

Leftovers: OSS

  • Linksys Sees Value Open Source Market for WRT Wireless Routers
    The wireless router world remains safe for open source -- at least for users of certain Linksys Wi-Fi devices, which will still allow the installation of open source firmware like DD-WRT after new FCC rules take effect next week. Here's the back story: Last fall, the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) introduced new regulations that required device manufacturers to ensure "that third parties are not able to reprogram the device to operate outside the parameters for which the device was certified." Those rules go into effect June 2.
  • Keynote: How Enterprises are Leveraging Open Source Analytics Platforms
    In this Keynote, Luciano Resende, Architect, Spark Technology Center at IBM, will showcase Open source Analytic platforms. Luciano will also discuss how they are being leveraged by different organizations to upend their competition, as well as enable new use cases.
  • Verizon’s Open Source Network Points Way For Enterprises
  • An open source toolbox for pure mathematics
    The field of pure mathematics has always depended on computers to make tables, prove theorems and explore new theories. Today, computer aided experiments and the use of databases relying on computer calculations are part of the pure mathematician's standard toolbox. In fact, these tools have become so important that some areas of mathematics are now completely dependent on them.
  • Asa Dotzler: My New Role @ Mozilla
    After a couple of years working on Mozilla’s mobile operating system project, I’m coming back to Firefox! I’ll be doing some familiar things and some new things. My official title is Product Manager, Firefox Roadmap and Community. What that means, first and foremost, is that I’ll be returning as our storyteller, making sure that we’re communicating regularly about where Firefox is heading, and that we’re fully engaged with Firefox users, fans, and contributors.

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