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How to track and secure open source in your enterprise

Your developers are using open source — even if you don't know about it. Here's how to take control and why you need to.

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Ubuntu Phone security updates end in June, app store closing

Canonical moves quickly to end support for Ubuntu phones and tablets, and it will shutter the app store at the end of 2017.

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How to run your small business with free open source software

From alternatives to Microsoft Office to full-blown ERP systems, open source software can provide free options for small businesses that don't have the budget for big-ticket enterprise applications.

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5 Open Source companies to watch in 2017

A look at 5 recently funded open source-oriented enterprise networking and IT startups, focused on everything from switching and programming to product management and databases.

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How will future cars stay up-to-date? Make them open like a PC

The future may seem bright for the car. A whole host of technologies -- including self-driving systems – is set to reinvent the vehicle, and make it more computerized than ever.

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Security researcher blasts Tizen: 'May be the worst code I've ever seen'

Israeli security researcher criticizes Tizen, a Samsung-backed Android alternative, for its many security flaws.

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Why you should (sometimes) let software run your business

Your company’s processes and operations may not work the way your software wants them to. Which needs to change: your business or your software?

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Instant messaging service Wire open-sources its server code

Wire has started the process of releasing the server code for it instant messaging platform.

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Mastodon—The free software, decentralized Twitter competitor

No free or open-source social network has really taken off. That could change with Mastodon, an alternative to Twitter and other social networks.

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Linux Mint 18.1: Mostly smooth, but some sharp edges

A review of the latest version of Ubuntu-based operating system offers long-term support.

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Unity out at Canonical amid big shakeups

Canonical, the company behind the best-known Linux distribution in the world and one of the biggest players in commercial open source software, has announced several large-scale changes of direction that have created big ripples in...

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Raspberry Pi roundup: The unbearable Pi-NAS of being; Pi takes rook; and a little teeny Mac

Our weekly Raspberry Pi roundup includes: Pi-based network-attached storage, a chess-playing robot, and the smallest Mac you’ve ever seen.

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5 reasons developers love containers

Developers are a driving force behind the adoption of container technology in general and Docker in particular. Here's why.

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OPNFV “Danube” upgrade looks to spur open source NFV expansion

OPNFV Danube brings together full next-gen networking stacks in an open, collaborative environment

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AT&T trials open switches for better future services

A coast-to-coast network trial by AT&T last month, using open-source "white box" switches, pointed toward an imagined future of more reliable services that may come quicker than some people think.

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Open source routing project gets a vital technology infusion

Open source networking proponents have uncorked an updated routing protocol project designed to give white box, virtualized environments of all sizes fast and reliable communications.

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Microsoft shutters CodePlex in favor of GitHub

Microsoft’s plan to shut down CodePlex, the company's code-hosting site for open-source project, in favor of GitHub is now official.

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Linux video editor OpenShot 2.3 impresses: New tools, fast performance

If you’re a Linux user and edit video, you will love OpenShot 2.3 with its new transformation tool and title editor—as well as its smooth performance.

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