Collection of Linux related news hopefully!

Yep, Firefox 38 has been released. The browser adds a number of improvements, including new-look settings and support for responsive images.

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Virtualisation from bearded types who liked it before it was cool

The origins of the hypervisor can be traced back to IBM’s mainframe systems. Big Blue implemented something approximating a virtualisation platform as an experimental system in the mid-sixties but it wasn’t until 1985 that the idea of the logical partition (or LPAR) on the pSeries and zSeries delivered something recognisable as the hypervisor technologies we see today.

What does it take to be a Linux and open source contributor, and why be one?

Comcast joined the OpenDaylight Project today and we wanted to share how we’ve been using the OpenDaylight platform and how it fits into our long-term network direction. 

DivvyCloud, a fast growing McLean, VA cloud management technology company, has been included in “2015 Cool Vendors” for Cloud Management by Gartner. The report finds “next-generation cloud management architectures are becoming easier to use and implement. more>>

Cloud storage jungle shenanigans

Life in the cloud storage gateway jungle gets tougher and tougher as cloud file sync 'n' sharers invade the storage gateway space. CTERA is taking on the file sync'ers directly.

The Linux Mint powered Mintbox Mini PC has been given the preview treatment – and is easily dwarfed by a regular tennis ball!

The post The MintBox Mini Is Eye-Rubbingly Small was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Review: Four months of use have made the Scales fall from my eyes

Scale Computing makes hyper-converged appliances targeted at small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). When you think of headline names for hyper-convergence – EVO:Rail, Nutanix, SimpliVity – you don't tend to think of "SMB". VMware-based name-brand hyper-convergence tends to be in the $150,000+ range, while Scale starts delivering at $25,500. But what, exactly, is Scale delivering?

Power 8 gets some four-socket goodness

IBM wants to win the spec-war with Chipzilla: in response to a growing number of x86 vendors pitching four-socket Haswell-EX-based mobos, Big Blue has announced the Power E850.

Yes, you read the headline correctly. Microsoft and Canonical are partnering up on IoT.