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  • Open Source Point of Sale Software for Small Business

    Whether you're a retailer or a restaurateur, a point-of-sale (POS) system can make a big difference in streamlining your business. However, the scope of POS is very broad with hundreds of different POS software packages and vendors. You can expect to invest a fair bit of time figuring out what will best fit your business.

  • Open Source Packages for Network Functions Virtualization

    In our previous article, we had focused on The Network Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV), mainly covering the virtual infrastructure and the corresponding manager that support Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). In this article, we will focus on open source options that are available for building different virtual network functions.

  • ONF Beefs Up Atrium Open Source SDN Stack

    The Open Networking Foundation on Tuesday introduced an update to its Atrium open source SDN stack, with added support for OpenDaylight and leaf-spine architecture.

    Atrium, released last year, is designed as a platform to give network operators a taste of open source SDN -- "a vertical slice of something useful," Dan Pitt, Open Networking Foundation executive director, tells Light Reading. Open source and SDN are fundamental to New IP networks. (See ONF Updates Atrium Open SDN Software.)

  • ReactOS 0.4 brings open source Windows closer to reality

    The team behind ReactOS, an open-source reimplementation of Windows, released a new version that brings improved hardware support and better filesystem support, among a variety of other changes.

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