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The Rust language: Developing safer software

Get up to speed quickly on newcomer Rust, designed to create fast, system-level software. This two-minute animated explainer shows how Rust bypasses the vexing programming issues of memory and management.

Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth: IoT, Ubuntu and the yogurt of the future

Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth discusses his company, IoT and entrepreneurship with Network World.

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Canonical's eyes are on IoT

Canonical executive vice president Mike Bell talks to Network World about the open source software company's move to take its place in enterprise IoT.

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2 options for deciding open computing standards—neither is great

The current way open computing standards are decided is broken. Deciding what to replace it with, though, is difficult. There’s no one easy solution.

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W3C DRM appeal fails, votes kept secret

The World Wide Web Consortium’s decision to keep votes about DRM secret and that it censured the EFF for “disclosing even vague sense of a vote” raises concerns.

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The Sun sets on Solaris and Sparc

Oracle cut 2,500 Solaris and Sparc engineers, marking the end of the Unix operating system and RISC processor.

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This Linux tool could improve the security of IoT devices

Snappy, a software deployment and management system designed by Canonical for the Ubuntu operating system, could be a shortcut to building trusted IoT applications.

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How to set up an all open-source IT infrastructure from scratch

An all open-source workplace makes the most sense. You’ll save money, be more secure and have more flexibility.

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Standards bodies (like W3C) need more transparency

The World Wide Web Consortium’s lack of transparency when creating industry standards raises questions.

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2 reasons to migrate off of Microsoft Exchange Server

By migrating away from Microsoft Exchange, you reduce costs for your organization and improve the security of your accounts and data. One option to use instead: Kolab.

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REVIEW: 3 free open source reporting tools

Eclipse BIRT, Jasper Reports and Pentaho offer many features similar to costly commercial products, only for free

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10 Most important open source networking projects

Increasing demands on the network to scale to unprecedented levels and at the same time become more customized to specific use cases has led to the emergence of new networking technology. As new ways of applying software to control...

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How to quicken your site's webpage load time

If you migrate away from a CMS system, not only can you make your webpages smaller and faster-loading, but you can save significantly on server infrastructure costs as well.

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The top 7 Linux IoT projects

IoT, in all of its manifold forms, is increasingly a Linux game, and the Linux Foundation lists seven projects as the key players in the march of connected open-source systems. Here's a rundown.

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The problem with Linux packaging in large organizations

Until the Linux world standardizes on a single package format across all distributions, we have AppImage, FlatPak and Open Build Service to make our lives a little easier.

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Nextcloud 12 expands data storage to support large organizations

Thanks to Global Scale, Nextcloud 12 data storage server supports tens of thousands of users per server, as well as multiple servers across the world.

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Microsoft discusses progress in Git migration

Microsoft's migration of the Windows repository to Git hasn’t been flawless. The company's Brian Harry gives an update on its progress.

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Write apps with zero code using Microsoft Windows Template Studio

Microsoft’s new Windows Template Studio in Visual Studio lets you build a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app without having to write any code.

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