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5 open source security tools too good to ignore

Look to these clever open source tools to keep secrets out of source code, identify malicious files, block malicious processes, and keep endpoints safe


Google open source TensorFlow 1.0 debuts – vies for platform status

TensorFlow delivers machine learning along a continuum from research to operating at scale and opens machine learning to expert and application developers.

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Private jets and private clouds

What’s your reaction when you learn that a company keeps a fleet of private jets? Similar concerns should arise when you learn that a company keeps private data centers.

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How open compute cuts server costs in the enterprise

Even if your organization’s not big enough to build your own servers and switches, you can still reap the benefits of OCP designs, including reduced costs.


Facebook throws an open source hackathon

Last Friday, Facebook’s Cambridge, Mass., office played host to an open source hackathon around the theme of GraphQL, a sophisticated data-fetching query language originally developed by Facebook to help manage its vast stores of user...

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7 features Linux could borrow from other systems

Linux distributions are great, but adding these seven non-Linux features to them would make the systems even better.

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Munich's great Linux desktop initiative may end

After a decade of running Linux on the desktop, the city of Munich will let employees choose their work OS.


New LibreOffice release sparks record donations to Document Foundation

The release of version 5.3 of LibreOffice, the free software productivity suite, has pushed the number of donations to the Document Foundation to a record high, according to the group’s co-founder, Italo Vignoli.


HoloLens Spectator View makes it easier to show off AR creations

Anyone who owns two HoloLenses can now offer a third-person view of augmented reality, thanks to a project that Microsoft released on Monday.

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What’s next for open-source Spark?

A crowd of more than 1,500 gathered Wednesday in Boston to hear about the future for the open-source big data engine.

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Lessons from the rise and fall of an open source project

The story of the CyanogenMod mobile firmware project perfectly illustrates the opportunities and perils presented by the open source software model.

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Open source users: It’s time for extreme vetting

Cybersecurity strategist at Red Hat focuses on vetting and open source as part of the supply chain

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FreeDOS 1.2: Why DOS is amazing in 2017

DOS in the year 2017? That's right. Thousands are downloading FreeDOS 1.2, which lets you play your favorite classic video games, as well as run classic DOS word processors.


AT&T will prove 5G using open-source SDN technology

AT&T teams with the Linux Foundation on critical open-source software-defined networking (SDN) infrastructure software to demonstrate new 5G applications.

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AT&T wants to be the Linus Torvalds of network software

Carriers are starting to look more like cloud companies, turning to standard hardware, virtualization and machine learning for rapid development of new services. AT&T helped drive that trend on Wednesday by releasing ECOMP, the...

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Raspberry Pi roundup: Secret messages from your washing machine, smelling the fruit, and Rubik’s Cubes

This week’s Raspberry Pi roundup includes an update on one-time pads, more efficient washing machines, and solving Rubik’s Cubes with a little help from the little computer.


Google open-sources Chrome browser for iOS

Complications involving the required tie-in to Apple’s WebKit engine had prevented the move in the past

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Review: The best frameworks for machine learning and deep learning

TensorFlow, Spark MLlib, Scikit-learn, MXNet, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, and Caffe do the math

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