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$99 Parallella Supercomputer has Successful Launch After 18 Months

8 hours 14 min ago
Developing a tiny, high performance computer with groundbreaking energy-efficiency and a $99 price tag was never going to be easy. However, I'm pleased to report that backers of the Kickstarter campaign have now all received their rewards and the Parallella board has finally gone into general availability, with international distribution also having recently been put in place. 

Opening Up in New Ways: How the OpenPOWER Foundation is Taking Open to New Places

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 08:15:41 PM

It’s no secret that open development is the key to rapid and continuous technology innovation. Openly sharing knowledge, skills and technical building blocks is something that we in the Linux community have long been promoting and have recognized as a successful model for breeding technology breakthroughs. Much of The Linux Foundation’s and its peers' efforts to date have been centered on fostering openness at the software level, starting right at the source -- the operating system – and building up from there. Traditionally, the agenda has not included a great amount of attention on how to open up at the hardware level. Until now.  

$99 Parallella Supercomputer has Successful Launch After 18 Months

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 06:38:32 PM
Developing a tiny, high performance computer with groundbreaking energy-efficiency and a $99 price tag was never going to be easy. However, I'm pleased to report that backers of the Kickstarter campaign have now all received their rewards and the Parallella board has finally gone into general availability, with international distribution also having recently been put in place. 

Linux Energy Drink: Get Energized with this Recap of LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 05:11:37 PM

LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America this year hosted the developers and maintainers building the software that is running our lives. It also hosted the DevOps professionals and SysAdmins supporting the systems that keep those lives humming along.

Netflix Architect Offers Template for Monitoring Linux Performance Tools

Monday 25th of August 2014 11:59:54 PM

Netflix Senior Performance Architect Brendan Gregg spoke last week at LinuxCon North America about the Linux performance tools landscape. 

RAW Sharpening and Noise Reduction With Raw Therapee on Linux

Monday 25th of August 2014 06:42:53 PM

In this introduction to Raw Therapee you will learn how to use its advanced tools for noise reduction and sharpening your digital photos.

LinuxCon and CloudOpen 2014 Keynote Videos Available

Monday 25th of August 2014 06:02:06 PM

Video recordings of the LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America keynotes are now available on the Linux Foundation YouTube channel, and embedded here. 

Three Open Source Hardware Projects' Challenges and Successes

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 09:44:08 PM

MakerBot VP Anthony Moschella, Open Prosthetics Project Founder and Iraq war veteran Jonathan Kuniholm, and IBM Power Systems General Manager Doug Balog each had a unique take on open source hardware. But all agreed that open source principles will speed technological innovation whether it's in 3D printing, prosthetics, or servers. 

Video: Which Super Hero Would the Linux Community Be?

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 09:13:30 PM

A Reddit thread posted earlier this week posed the question, “What if Linux distros were super heroes?” Would Ubuntu be Superman? We'll leave it to the Redditors to debate that one. But we can weigh in on the question “Which super hero would the Linux community be?”

Gallery : LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America 2014, Day Two

Friday 22nd of August 2014 04:30:54 PM

Local Motors: Cars Should be Open Source Hardware

Thursday 21st of August 2014 10:05:32 PM

Though Local Motors was the first car company to produce an open source vehicle, Founder Jay Rogers says it is not an open source car company. It's a hardware company.

What is Docker, Really? Founder Solomon Hykes Explains

Thursday 21st of August 2014 10:03:23 PM

Docker's meteoric rise is still puzzling, and somewhat problematic, said founder Solomon Hykes in his keynote at LinuxCon and CloudOpen on Thursday. Most people today who are aware of Docker don't necessarily understand how it works or even why it exists, he said, because they haven't actually used it.

Thanks For Making Games Faster: Top 10 Quotes from the Linux Kernel Developer Panel

Thursday 21st of August 2014 04:18:06 PM

Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman was joined on stage at LinuxCon this morning by Linux Creator Linus Torvalds as well as kernel developers Andrew Morton from Google, Shuah Khan from Samsung, and Andy Lutomirski, a co-founder of AMA Capital Management.

Gallery : LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America 2014, Chicago

Thursday 21st of August 2014 03:25:03 PM

Video: Everybody Do the Zombie Shuffle and More Linux Trivia

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 09:10:49 PM

What is a zombie shuffling desk? What does the d in systemd stand for? Test your knowledge of these trivia questions and watch your fellow Linux community members attempt to answer.

LinuxCon and CloudOpen This Week in Chicago

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 07:51:30 PM

Follow the keynotes via live streaming video, watch for live updates on Linux Foundation social channels at the #LinuxCon and #CloudOpen hash tags, and read our keynote coverage here on Linux.com.

The Top Open Source Cloud Projects of 2014

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 07:27:49 PM

OpenStack is the most popular open source cloud project, followed by Docker and KVM, according to a survey of more than 550 respondents conducted by Linux.com and The New Stack and announced today at CloudOpen in Chicago.

Linux Growth Demands Bigger Talent Pool

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 02:22:01 PM

Today at LinuxCon and CloudOpen we're making an announcement that signifies the natural next step in helping to build a qualified talent pool of Linux professionals worldwide:The Linux Foundation Certification Program.

Xen Virtualization Takes On Automotive

Monday 18th of August 2014 08:40:16 PM

On Aug. 18 at the Xen Project Developer Summit, the Xen Project unveiled an Embedded and Automotive initiative for its datacenter-focused Xen virtualization technology. 

Docker's Improved Stability Fuels Continued Growth

Monday 18th of August 2014 08:30:13 PM

This is the summer of Docker's ripening as it begins to mature into stable, enterprise-worthy software. The release of version 1.0 coincided with the first annual DockerCon, and finally moves Docker from an experimental state into a production-capable application. 

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Red Hat CTO unexpectedly quits, amid rumors of executive 'friction'

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Is Microsoft engaging in digital imperialism?

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Shortlist of open source software used at NASA lab

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GSoC: Thumping the Malaria and voyaging in cosmos with KStars

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