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Like condoms, data now comes in big and HUGE sizes

The Register - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 06:28
Linux Foundation lights a fire under storage devs with new conference

If condoms were made in a range of different sizes, the old joke goes, the options would be “huge”, “gigantic” and “enormous”.

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Brian Stevens Resigns As Red Hat CTO

Linux Slashdot - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 22:33
darthcamaro (735685) writes Since November of 2001, Brian Stevens has been the CTO of Red Hat. As of August 28, that's no longer the case. Under Stevens' tenure, Red Hat transformed its business, adding Red Hat Enterprise Linux, acquiring JBoss, Qumranet, Gluster and Ceph as well as joining (and now leading) the OpenStack Foundation. So why did he leave? No official word, but apparently it is to pursue a new opportunity that Stevens just could not pass up.

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Linux Training Scholarship Application Deadline is Next Tuesday, Sept. 2

Linux.com - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 22:26

Next Tuesday, Sept. 2, is the deadline to apply for The Linux Foundation's Training Scholarship Program. Don't miss this opportunity for free tuition on a Linux Foundation training course.

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First Beta for Ubuntu 14.10 Flavors Released

Omgubuntu - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 21:37

The family of Ubuntu flavors have released their first Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn beta.

The post First Beta for Ubuntu 14.10 Flavors Released first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Reasons for Red Hat CTO departure still a mystery

Zdnet news - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 19:11
No one's saying why long-time Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens left the company, but it seems clear he left from his own desire for a bigger, better job elsewhere.
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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 18:48
snydeq writes: Developers are embracing a range of open source technologies, writes Matt Asay, virtually none of which are supported or sold by Red Hat, the purported open source leader. "Ask a CIO her choice to run mission-critical workloads, and her answer is a near immediate 'Red Hat.' Ask her developers what they prefer, however, and it's Ubuntu. Outside the operating system, according to AngelList data compiled by Leo Polovets, these developers go with MySQL, MongoDB, or PostgreSQL for their database; Chef or Puppet for configuration; and ElasticSearch or Solr for search. None of this technology is developed by Red Hat. Yet all of this technology is what the next generation of developers is using to build modern applications. Given that developers are the new kingmakers, Red Hat needs to get out in front of the developer freight train if it wants to remain relevant for the next 20 years, much less the next two."

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IBM Gearing Up Mega Power 8 Servers For October Launch

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 15:49
darthcamaro (735685) writes "Now that IBM has sold off its x86 server business to Lenovo, it's full steam ahead for IBM's Power business. While Intel is ramping up its next generation of server silicon for a September launch, IBM has its next lineup of Power 8 servers set to be announced in October. "There is a larger than 4U, 2 socket system coming out," Doug Balog, General Manager of Power Systems within IBM's System and Technology Group said. Can IBM Power 8 actually take on x86? Or has that ship already sailed?" At last weekend's Linux Con in Chicago, IBM talked up the availability of the Power systems, and that they are working with several Linux vendors, including recently-added Ubuntu; watch for a video interview with Balog on how he's helping spend the billion dollars that IBM pledged last year on open source development.

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Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Marks 23 Years of the Linux Kernel

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 00:01
An anonymous reader writes Linus Torvalds released Linux 3.17-rc2 today in commemoration of the 23rd anniversary of the original kernel announcement. It was on 25 August 1991 that he announced his new OS project to the Minix users list.

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