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LinuxCon and CloudOpen Live Blog Day 1: Raspberry Pi, Valve, Google and HP

We're live blogging from LinuxCon and CloudOpen in New Orleans, Sept. 16-18.
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Listen to The CloudCast Podcast Next Week, Live from CloudOpen

The “all things cloud computing” podcast, The CloudCast, will be recording on site at LinuxCon and CloudOpen next week in New Orleans, sponsored by Citrix and Linux.com.  Guests will include an all-star line-up of open source cloud computing experts from Cisco, Red Hat, Piston Cloud, HP, SaltStack, CoreOS, and more.

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Excited for LinuxCon New Orleans, in GIFs

LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America are next week in New Orleans.

And to get you pumped up for the event, we've collected some fun moments from LinuxCon 2012.

Whether you're coming to hear the great prognosticator give his state of Linux address

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Brandon Philips: How the CoreOS Linux Distro Uses Cgroups

CoreOS is a new Linux distribution for servers aimed at giving all data centers the same automation capabilities and efficiencies as those seen in the massive server farms run by Google or Facebook. Their technology, combined with the upstart package manager Docker, is popularizing the idea that the Linux operating system itself can serve as a hypervisor. Lending credibility to the approach is Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman, a CoreOS advisor.

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Linux Kernel 3.11 Release Boosts Performance, Efficiency

Linus Torvalds released the 3.11 “Linux for workgroups” kernel on Monday with many new features and fixes that improve performance and lower power consumption. Changes are also in keeping with recent industry trends toward the energy-efficient ARM architecture and the use of solid state drives (SSD).

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Inside LinuxCon and CloudOpen 2013, Part Two: More Co-Located Events

We have less than two weeks until LinuxCon and CloudOpen in New Orleans and I can hardly wait. There are a ton of great keynotes, breakout sessions, mini-summits, workshops and parties to choose from. Have you planned your schedule yet?

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Inside LinuxCon and CloudOpen 2013: Xen, OpenDaylight and Tizen Summits

Along with a great line up of keynote speakers and breakout sessions, LinuxCon and CloudOpen offer a dizzying array of workshops, mini-summits and work sessions this year. How will you make the most of your time in the Big Easy?

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IBM's Arvind Krishna: Linux Will Fuel Next-Gen Cloud Applications

The next generation of applications will be smarter -- with built-in data, mobile and social capabilities -- and it will be built on private clouds that run on Linux servers, says Arvind Krishna, general manager of development and manufacturing in the Systems & Technology Group at IBM. What's still unclear, however, is the business model for delivering these future applications, he says.

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Slideshow: Best LinuxCon Goose Chase Contest Photos (So Far)

The Great LinuxCon Wild Goose Chase scavenger hunt is well underway as Linux community members across the globe race for the chance to win up to $500. Participants complete missions by sending in their photos through the GooseChase app, and we've gotten hundreds of photos so far.

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With Android Poised for Embedded Boom, Developer Training is Needed

The use of Android in embedded devices is heating up and along with that comes demand for developers skilled in embedded Android, say analysts and service providers within the embedded industry.

The impending demand isn’t immediately obvious; beyond smartphones and tablets, few products running embedded Android can be found on the market today. The automotive industry, where Android has been a staple of in-vehicle-infotainment systems, has so far seen the most prolific use. But that’s about to change.

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