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Open Source Is Key to the Modern Data Center, Says EMC's Joshua Bernstein

Flexibility, freedom, innovation and integration is the answer. The question is why should the enterprise build on open source? How can a business survive if it gives away everything? Joshua Bernstein, Vice President of Technology at EMC, makes the case for enterprise open source in his MesosCon North America keynote. Read more

How Linux and Open Source Are Powering Comcast’s Massive Infrastructure

Comcast is a heavy user of Linux, and it touches everything: from back-end servers to customer facing devices like X1 products. Muehl said. “Comcast, like so many others, is a very Linux-heavy operating system company.” Comcast’s choice of Linux flavors is interesting. “Generally speaking, we're more on the open-source side of those Linux distributions than the commercial side of those Linux distributions,” said Muehl. Comcast is using Ubuntu and CentOS. Read more

From Microsoft to LibreOffice: How Italy's military is starting its march to open source

In the past few years a growing number of Italian public bodies have chosen to ditch proprietary software for open source. But most of these decisions have been taken at the local level, while in general the country's central government has seemed more reluctant to follow the open-source path. Read more

Can you imagine a world without open source?

I worked as a Linux kernel developer in the areas of scheduler and power management. It was fascinating to gain a deeper understanding and contribute to development in these areas. After a while, I felt the need to gain more breadth in my understanding of computer systems. A holistic view would not only help me better contribute to Linux, but would also enable me to explore other domains in a computer system. Towards this end, I chose to pursue graduate studies in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of Carnegie Mellon University, which offers a wide range of courses in computer systems and is carrying out cutting edge research in this field too. Read more