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7 Android and Linux Smartwatches to Take on the Apple Watch

Friday 13th of March 2015 06:24:44 PM

Our slide show of seven compelling Android- and Linux-based smartwatches features five Android Wear models, plus Tizen and WebOS-based watches .

SanDisk Looks to Meet Demand for New Data Center Storage Architectures

Friday 13th of March 2015 04:27:39 PM

Most of what SanDisk sells goes into mobile devices. But going forward, SanDisk is determined to enter the systems business too, noted Allen Samuels, chief software architect of SanDisk’s emerging storage solutions, in his keynote at the Linux Foundation’s Vault storage conference this week in Boston.

Gallery : 7 Android and Linux Smartwatches to Take on the Ap

Friday 13th of March 2015 04:14:33 AM

Getting the Most Out of Audacity on Linux

Thursday 12th of March 2015 05:00:31 PM

Audacity is a free, open source, cross-platform recording and editing tool that is perfectly suited for podcasting. Jack Wallen offers tips and tricks to help you ramp up your experience so it’s more efficient, effective and, in the end, you’ll wind up with better sounding audio.

Heeding Jim Zemlin’s Call to Help Secure Internet Infrastructure Projects

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 10:16:29 PM

I think vibrant projects live a culture of review before code gets committed. I think this is because the developers have perspective and context that can never be built into a static analysis tool. 

KDE President Lydia Pintscher on the Role of a Nonprofit in Open Source Development

Tuesday 10th of March 2015 09:48:41 PM

KDE isn't directly related to any major company but driven by community and overseen by a nonprofit organization. Here Lydia Pintscher, the president of the KDE e.V., explains the role of the organization and the community in the project's development.

OpenDaylight Developer Spotlight: Jamie Goodyear

Monday 9th of March 2015 11:34:49 PM

Jamie Goodyear is a Computer Systems Analyst with Savoir Technologies, an Apache Software Foundation Member, and an open source evangelist. He has designed, critiqued, and supported architectures for large organizations worldwide. 

OpenDaylight Developer Spotlight: David Jorm

Monday 9th of March 2015 11:34:09 PM

David Jorm is a product security engineer based in Brisbane, Australia. He currently leads product security efforts for IIX, a software-defined interconnection company. 

OpenDaylight Developer Spotlight: Daniel Farrell

Monday 9th of March 2015 11:33:10 PM

Daniel Farrell is a Software Engineer, recently upgraded from an intern, on Red Hat’s SDN Team. He has been working on SDN-related projects since he entered the industry, which was right as SDN started to pick up speed. 

Ceph Open Source Storage Grows With Red Hat Backing

Monday 9th of March 2015 10:02:23 PM

In the past few weeks we've seen Ceph become an integral part of Red Hat's Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6 and the latest update of its core enterprise operating system, RHEL 7.1, as well as a key consulting area in its newly announced Cloud Innovation Practice.

On the Linux Kernel’s Code of Conflict

Monday 9th of March 2015 07:06:41 PM

Last week, 60 kernel developers signed off on a small patch called the Code of Conflict that provides guidelines for discourse in the kernel community and outlines a path for mediation if someone feels abused or threatened. The code was written by kernel maintainer Greg K-H, supported by many of the most prolific maintainers and developers of the kernel community and accepted into the kernel by Linus Torvalds himself.  

SUSE Explains Why the Future of Enterprise Storage is Open Source

Monday 9th of March 2015 05:48:51 PM

SUSE's announcement last month of its new enterprise storage solution based on the open source Ceph project is perfectly timed for the storage market's growth.

Top 10 Linux and Android Products from Mobile World Congress

Friday 6th of March 2015 06:54:56 PM

This week's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona focused primarily on phones and tablets, but also featured major new processors, game consoles, smartwatches, and more. Our slideshow of the top 10 products running Linux or the Linux-based Android features products that are all significant in one way or another, and should influence other products that appear through 2016.

Gallery : Top 10 Linux and Android Products from MWC 2015

Friday 6th of March 2015 06:49:42 PM

15 Questions from Kernel.org SysAdmin Konstantin Ryabitsev's Reddit AMA

Friday 6th of March 2015 05:37:02 PM

Linux Foundation System Administrator Konstanin Ryabitsev answered questions in a Reddit AMA this week. Here are some of the best responses.

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