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All About the Linux Kernel: Cgroup’s Redesign

Over the past few months, big changes have been underway on the cgroup Linux kernel subsystem and its related, but independent, system and service manager Systemd. Developers aren’t building shiny new features, though, as much as overhauling cgroups (control groups) to impose more structure in an area of the kernel that’s become problematic.

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The People Who Support Linux: Attorney Uses Linux to Aid Firm’s Data Analysis

Employment attorney Ahmed Minhaj first started using Linux back in 2001 because he appreciated the philosophy behind Linux and other open source projects. He was also looking for an alternative to the buggy and unstable Microsoft Windows and MS Office.

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Kevin Kelly: How Linux Will Shape the Future of Technology

The operating system of the future is still to be determined but LInux will play an important role in creating it, says Kevin Kelly, a founding editor and Senior Maverick at Wired Magazine. Just as no one could predict what the Internet would look like 20 years ago, we can't begin to imagine future technology. But  Kelly envisions the Technium, a global interconnected super organism. The Technium is one step up from the Internet of today but can hardly be compared with it.

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Watch the Movie Trailer for LinuxCon/CloudOpen and Win VIP Gift

What's been your summer blockbuster favorite? Wolverine? Lone Ranger? Pacific Rim?

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Google and IBM Team Up to Work On Next Generation Data Center Technology

Earlier this week, Google, IBM, Mellanox, NVIDIA and Tyan announced plansto form the OpenPOWER Consortium – "an open development alliance based on IBM's POWER microprocessor architecture." According to the release, the Consortium will collaborate on both hardware and software to build out new hyperscale and cloud data centers.   
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Candy Chang's Lessons on Community and Collaboration Through Collective Art

The word 'community' has many definitions, especially in the world of open source software and Linux. Urban planner, artist and TED fellow Candy Chang has her own understanding of community, cultivated through collective art projects in her hometown of New Orleans.  Her "Before I Die" project, for example, transformed an abandoned house in her neighborhood into an interactive wall for people to share their hopes and dreams -- a project The Atlantic called “one of the most creative community projects ever.” 

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Longterm kernel 3.10

As I’ve discussed in the past, I will be selecting one “longterm stable” kernel release every year, and maintain that kernel release for at least two years.

Despite the fact that the 3.10-stable kernel releases are not slowing down at all, and there are plenty of pending patches already lined up for the next few releases, I figured it was a good time to let everyone know now that I’m picking the 3.10 kernel release as the next longterm kernel, so they can start planning things around it if needed.

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SUSE's George Shi Explains Linux Enterprise 11 SP3 Role in Mission-Critical Computing

Earlier this month SUSE announced the general availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, Service Pack 3 -- their operating system for servers running mission-critical workloads in physical, virtual and cloud environments. 

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20 Years of Top500 Data Show Linux’s Role in Supercomputing Breakthroughs

Today the Linux Foundation released a short analysis paper on 20 years of data collected by the Top500.org supercomputer list. Released each June and November, the Top500 list has ranked the world’s fastest supercomputers since 1993.

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Raspberry Pi’s Eben Upton: Open Source Lessons from Wayland

In less than two years the Raspberry Pi has sold more than 1 million units and become widely used and adored among DIY hackers and embedded professionals alike. It began in 2006 as a modest idea to provide a low-cost educational computer for students to tinker with.

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