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Speed or torque? Linux desktop vs. server distros

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So allow me to clarify: I believe the time has come when a major, dedicated, server-only Linux distribution is needed. This distribution does not maintain any desktop packages or dependencies -- and is not a distro that merely offers a different default package set for desktop and server use cases.

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Canonical Partners with AMD for Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud Server

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Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor behind the open-source Ubuntu Linux distribution is ramping up its OpenStack efforts thanks to a new server solution from AMD.

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Docker Raises $40M in Series C Financing to Drive Open Source Adoption

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Docker said it has secured $40 million from investors for its open-source platform designed for developers and system administrators to build, ship and run distributed applications. Bill Coughran from Sequoia Capital will represent the venture capital firm on Docker's board of directors. Here are the details.

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Flockport Rivals Docker with Open Source Container Virtualization

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Is there more to container-based open source virtualization than Docker? A startup named Flockport thinks so, and has launched a website for sharing and deploying virtual apps using Linux Containers (LXC), an alternative to Docker.

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MEGA has a Linux client now, offers up to 50 GB of free space and client-side encryption!

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For Linux users, there are plenty of Dropbox alternatives, MEGAsync being the latest entrant. The service was the brain child of Kim Dotcom, founder of now defunct Megaupload, and it was launched on 19 January 2013 to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the seizure of his previous enterprise. MEGAsync now has a dedicated Linux client as well (unlike Google Drive).

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[Event Report] Openstack Pune Meetup

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Swapnil started with what is devstack and how it help to start with openstack what are the requirements and OS which a member can use to setup devstack environment. He also talk about how we can change configuration (local.conf, stackrc, openrc ..etc.) during run time or after install and where all those files are available. Then he talked about devstack tools like upload_image, install_pip, info and what are available hooks. He talked about available plugins for devstack and moved to use of devstack after installation. He also talked about how we use tox for openstack unit testing and then gave a basic introduction of tempest/gerrit workflow.

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Linux containers startup Flockport launches first of its kind LXC sharing website

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Mumbai, India based startup Flockport launched a first of its kind Linux container (LXC) sharing website for users, administrators and developers providing popular web applications in portable containers that can be deployed in seconds.

Flockport is based on LXC. LXC containers are like virtual machines, only lightweight and faster with near bare metal performance. The containers are lightweight and efficient, and easy to clone, backup, snapshot and deploy in seconds.

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Also: Understanding the key differences between LXC and Docker

HP buys Eucalyptus as cloud consolidation commences for real

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Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos, once known for his anti-OpenStack rhetoric, now leads the HP OpenStack private-hybrid-public cloud effort

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Docker and the battle for open source cloud surpremacy

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A recent online survey of cloud professionals conducted by the Linux Foundation found OpenStack to be the most popular open-source cloud computing project by a wide margin. Its nearest rival, CloudStack, came at a distant fourth, with less than half the number of votes garnered by OpenStack. The greatest surprise, however, was the emergence of second-placed Docker. A relative newcomer on the scene, it has taken the cloud computing world by storm in a little over 12 months since it was officially announced. So what exactly is Docker, and will it become a significant threat to OpenStack's dominance?

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India based start-up Flockport launches first Linux container-sharing website

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Mumbai based startup Flockport today announced the launch of Flockport.com, the first Linux container (LXC) sharing website that will offer users popular web applications in portable containers that can be deployed in seconds.

Flockport containers give users cloud like flexibility of application instances that can be deployed on demand. Flockport.com will let users and developers download and share LXC containers.

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