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How WebAssembly can transform how we use apps and the web

WebAssembly's embedded binary format has the ability to speed up performance and make applications available across platforms.

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Wind River uses virtualization to turn M2M into IoT

Wind River, an IoT software division of Intel, wants to help industrial users bring their legacy machine-to-machine systems into the age of open source and cloud computing.

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Discover the power of Bash, the Linux command line tool hiding in Windows 10

Windows devs have a new weapon in the age-old Windows-vs-Linux battle: The Linux command line itself

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Kernel 4.10 gives Linux support for AMD Ryzen multithreading

AMD adds support for Zen's SMT in kernel code.

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How to format an SD card in Linux

This command line tutorial will help you to format a Micro SD card, SD card and any USB storage device with fat32 partition.

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HoloLens Spectator View makes it easier to show off AR creations

Anyone who owns two HoloLenses can now offer a third-person view of augmented reality, thanks to a project that Microsoft released on Monday.

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AT&T wants to be the Linus Torvalds of network software

Carriers are starting to look more like cloud companies, turning to standard hardware, virtualization and machine learning for rapid development of new services. AT&T helped drive that trend on Wednesday by releasing ECOMP, the operating system of its software-defined network, as open source.

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5 underrated Microsoft announcements that could change the world

2016 was a big year for splashy Microsoft announcements. But there was some news that flew under the radar.

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Docker open-sources key tools for running containers

Docker announced Wednesday that it is releasing a set of basic components for running containers as an open source project. Containerd, (pronounced container-dee) is the core container runtime that underpins the company’s Docker Engine software.

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Open-source hardware makers unite to start certifying products

In recent weeks, OSHWA also met one of its initial goals: to start certifying open-source hardware. The goal behind certification is to clearly identify open-source hardware from the mish-mash of other hardware products, which could benefits buyers and makers.

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Microsoft really has changed, Linux Foundation chief says

Microsoft made waves when it announced that it joined the Linux Foundation, but some are skeptical of the company's motives. Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin says that this isn't a case of Microsoft trying to kill Linux, though.

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Microsoft's open source love fest continues as it joins Linux Foundation

Over the past few years, Microsoft has been pushing its love of Linux and open source, and now it's joined the Linux Foundation.

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5 ways enterprise networkers can - and can't - be like webscale stars

In networking these days, big cloud companies like Google and Facebook are at the top of their game. Here are five things that most enterprises can’t do to become like the Internet giants, followed by five things they can.

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US government's Code.gov software sharing website launched

Code.gov, a U.S. government website for promoting the sharing of custom-developed software code, was launched Thursday with listings of nearly 50 open-source projects from various government agencies.

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Bankers plan to give Corda blockchain code to Hyperledger project

Corda, a distributed ledger platform developed by a finance industry consortium, will go open source next month when its developers donate the code to the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project.