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Linux and China rule supercomputing's TOP500 in 2016

At the International Supercomputer Conference, the latest TOP500 list of supercomputers was announced. To no one's surprise, Linux, is the top operating system for the world's fastest computers, but many may be shocked to find China now has the most and fastest supercomputers.

?Nextcloud releases ownCloud fork ahead of schedule

Ahead of a promised early July release, Nextcloud 9, the open-source personal and business private cloud, is now available.

?Why Microsoft is turning into an open-source company

Microsoft now has its own BSD Unix operating system, supports Ubuntu as a subsystem on Windows 10, and recently open-sourced the Xamarin software development kit. This is not Bill Gates or Steve Ballmer's Microsoft.

?Puppet DevOps comes to the mainframe

DevOps has empowered the cloud, and now it's coming to IBM's z Systems and LinuxONE mainframes.

?SUSE Enterprise Storage 3 released for serious storage work

The latest release of SUSE Enterprise Server 3 comes with Ceph Jewel support.

?OwnCloud closes US office, blames Nextcloud

The company blames co-founder Frank Karlitschek starting a new competing company, Nextcloud, for the move. OwnCloud's parent German division remains open.

?OwnCloud founder forks popular open-source cloud

Frank Karlitschek, co-founder and former CTO of ownCloud, announced he's forking the popular IaaS cloud program into "Nextcloud."

?Chromebook + Android apps = Trouble for Windows PCs

Chromebooks are already outselling Macs. So Linus Torvalds is wondering if this really might be the year of the Linux desktop? Maybe, with the addition of Android apps to the Chromebook, maybe it really will be.

?Apache Software Foundation founder to lead blockchain Hyperledger Project

Well-known open-source developer and leader Brian Behlendorf is now the executive director of Hyperledger, a project for advancing enterprise open-source blockchain technology

?Google I/O: The new features in Google's latest OS, Android N

We now know a lot more about the next version of Android, except its name. The most exciting new Android N feature is an answer to the age-old problem of pushing Android security updates to users.

Linux 4.6 is a major release: Here's what's new and improved

With better security, improved ARM support, and, oh yes, better gaming hardware support, Linux 4.6 is a major update.

?Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 has landed

The latest version of the most popular server Linux, RHEL, is now ready to be deployed in your business.

Linux will be the major operating system of 21st century cars

Cars are more than engines and good looking bodies. They're also complex computing devices so, of course, Linux runs inside them.

Want a good tech job? Report says ?open-source skills are hotter than ever

65 percent of HR managers say open-source hiring will increase more than any other part of their business over the next six months.

?What the heck is HPE up to with its cloud?

HPE's cloud story remains complicated. While the company has left the public cloud behind, it will continue to offer its OpenStack-based Helion 3.0 as a private cloud.

?OwnCloud founder resigns from his cloud company

In a public letter, ownCloud CTO and founder Frank Karlitschek cites the less-than-ideal relationship between the company and user community. He plans to stay on as project lead.

?Black Duck and North Bridge find that today, and tomorrow, belong to open source

65 percent of companies are using open source for development, while 55 percent are using it in their production infrastructure. Any doubters still that Linux and open-source software rule the enterprise software world?

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