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IBM Makes Push for Open Source Virtualization with KVM

IBM is not at all new to virtualization, but with its shift last month to an open source cloud architecture, the company has put a fresh effort into boosting market share for KVM, the open source Linux “Kernel-based Virtual Machine” for x86 servers.

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Boosting Linux Power Efficiency with Kernel Scheduler Updates

From data centers to embedded sensors, energy use is one of the toughest issues facing computing. The Linux kernel community has already made great progress in boosting energy efficiency, but there's still more work to be done to optimize Linux systems, with one area of focus on power-aware scheduling.

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How to Bring More Women to Free and Open Source Software

As an undergraduate engineering student Karen Sandler was used to being the only woman in a class. At the time she didn't want to talk about why there weren't more women in technology, though, believing the attention would only make things worse. That attitude has changed over time, however, as she experienced sexism more directly. At tech conferences, for example, her male colleagues would sometimes ask her whose spouse she was, not knowing that she was actually a speaker at the event.

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5 Favorite Sessions from Collaboration Summit Attendees

Now more than halfway through the Linux Foundation's Collaboration Summit in San Francisco, attendees have started to weigh in on the best sessions and experiences so far. Some cited Monday's keynote presentations from heavy hitters such as Samsung and Jaguar Land Rover.

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Jon Corbet's Linux Forecast, Netflix and More from Collaboration Summit

Afternoon sessions at The Linux Foundation's Collaboration Summit featured Netflix, Intel, Red Hat, Linux Foundation collaborative projects and the Linux weather forecast by Jon Corbet. Here are some of the highlights.

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5 Great Quotes of the Day from the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit

 Keynote presenters had some interesting things to say at The Linux Foundation's Collaboration Summit in San Francisco on Monday. Here are some top quotes. What did you take away from the sessions? Please share your favorite quotes and moments in the comments, below.

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Red Hat's John Mark Walker: The Open Cloud Needs Open Storage

Open source leads the data center, says John Mark Walker, Gluster Community leader at Red Hat. OK, what's next? This is the question Walker plans to address in his keynote on Monday at Collaboration Summit in San Francisco, though he hints at the answer in this Q&A.

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Talks by Jaguar Land Rover, Samsung, Adapteva Underscore Industry Trend Toward Collaboration

The Linux Foundation's executive director Jim Zemlin sees a new trend in the technology industry toward a collaborative development model. Companies are focusing their research and development efforts outward and participating more in open source projects to accelerate innovation and progress, he said in his opening remarks at The Linux Foundation's Collaboration Summit in San Francisco.

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The People Who Support Linux: Tony Awtrey, Linux Developer and Opera Singer

Listening to Tony Awtrey sing Pie Jesu from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem is awe inspiring. The classically trained tenor has a euphonious voice capable of taking your breath away. He’s also a Linux developer and Chief Scientist in the defense industry.

“It's just a rehearsal, but I still like it,” Awtrey said of his performance (see the video, below), which he edited with open source OpenShot software on his Debian Linux desktop.

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HTML5 and Qt, Two Popular Tools for Embedded Linux Application Development

Along with the proliferation of mobile and touchscreen devices, embedded Linux developers have shifted away from building their own operating systems from scratch. Instead they’ve been moving over the past few years toward frameworks such as the Yocto Project, Tizen or Android.

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