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Review: 4 open-source network management tools improve usability, performance

With each iteration, open-source network management tools get better. OpenNMS, Zenoss Core, NetXMS and Sensu Core deliver comprehensive monitoring, flexible reporting, cross-platform support and more.

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Open-source containers move toward high-performance computing

Thanks to the efforts of Sylabs, open-source containers are starting to focus on high-performance computing—providing new ways of working for enterprise IT organizations.

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How Java has stood the test of time

Java has been one of the top two programming languages for the past 10 years. How has it stood the test of time? Good design and continuous innovation have a lot to do with it.

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Linux will seem to be everywhere in 2019

Faster, more versatile and secure, Linux gets better every year. Let's take a look at some of the highlights expected in 2019.

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Dell EMC committed to networking, shares product and partnership plans

Tom Burns, senior VP and GM of Dell EMC Networking and Solutions, sheds some light on the company's diverse and broad networking portfolio.

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RHEL 8 Beta arrives with application streams and more

In the four years since the introduction of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7, the IT world has evolved. RHEL 8 Beta brings innovation and dozens of new features.

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The future of Red Hat: How will IBM's acquisition affect the company?

IBM's purchase of Red Hat may be a good strategic fit for IBM, but the payback is anything but guaranteed.

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The IBM-Red Hat deal: What it means for enterprises

IBM hopes the acquisition of Red Hat will give its customers the tools to expand their use of cloud by creating and deploying cloud-friendly applications on a larger scale, a goal shared by IBM competitors Google, Amazon and...

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Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda, creators of Kubernetes | True Technologist Ep 4

In this episode of True Technologist, the inventors of the open source project Kubernetes, Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda, talk about the technology's benefits in the enterprise

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Alternatives to Nmap: from simple to advanced network scanning

Nmap has established itself as a premier, free, open-source network mapping tool. There are alternatives that are also free, though they vary in their sophistication and ease of use.

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Zabbix delivers effective, no-frills network monitoring

Open-source Zabbix monitoring software has the granularity enterprises need but requires a lot of manual configuration and has some limits on exportable reports.

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Nagios Core monitoring software: lots of plugins, steep learning curve

Nagios Core is open source, free and has good documentation, but it could use a streamlined install process, updated Web interface, and better configuration options.

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Matei Zaharia, creator of the Apache Spark project, on the big data framework | True Technologist Ep 2

In this episode of True Technologist, host Eric Knorr talks with Matei Zaharia, chief technologist at Databricks and an assistant professor of computer science at Stanford, about the Apache Spark and Apache Mesos projects

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Linux kernel 4.18: Better security, leaner code

The latest version of the Linux kernel cleans out nearly 100K lines of code, adds file encryption and the Berkeley Packet Filter, plus makes a nod to gamers and mobile devices.

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Microsoft, Salesforce plan to open source major enterprise software products

Both firms will give away software that gave them a competitive edge, a reflection of changing times.

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JavaScript creator Brendan Eich, on the genesis of the popular programming language | True Technologist Ep 1

In this episode of True Technologist, Brendan Eich, creator of the JavaScript language and cofounder of Mozilla, describes the hectic and challenging early days of bringing JavaScript to market, as well as his new company, Brave...

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Linux control sequence tricks

There are a lot of control sequences available on Linux systems -- maybe even some you've never used.

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Facebook releases its load balancer as open-source code

Facebook wrote the load-balancing software, Katran, because existing load balancers can't handle the size of the social media giant's systems.

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