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Microsoft's open sourcing of .NET hits a major milestone

Microsoft's open source programming language push reached a new milestone Monday, with the company announcing the general availability of .NET Core and ASP.NET Core 1.0.

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Red Hat polishes JBoss EAP for a cloud-native future

Red Hat on Monday rolled out a major new release to its JBoss Enterprise Application Platform that's designed to offer better support for containers and cloud-native applications.

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Microsoft moves on open source .Net, ramps up multilanguage tools

Company embraces Linux, Mac OS, iOS, Android, and will show SQL Server on Red Hat's Linux

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The heartbeat of open source projects can be heard with GitHub data

GitHub data gives data-driven enterprises insights into their most important open source projects.

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Eclipse's annual release train focuses on JavaScript, PHP

This year's open source tooling package, called Neon, also gives nods to Docker and Android

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Say hello to Fedora 24, a Linux OS for a containerized world

Fedora 24 is the first 2016 release from the Red Hat-sponsored Fedora Project, and it made its debut on Tuesday. Included in the software are several key new features for enterprises. Here's a look at some of the highlights.

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Git 2.9 improves submodules, diff readability

The latest version of the open source version control system features a diff heuristic for better clarity

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Is open source a clear path to success for new grads?

Open source is a great career direction for newly minted computer science and IT graduates. Here's why.

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Apple’s Swift 3 developer preview arrives for MacOS and Linux

Apple Swift's 3.0 release will feature a package manager and better translation of Objective-C APIs

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Microsoft's open source .Net Foundation eats Cake

Cake allows .Net developers to write build scripts in C# and run them on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X

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Slideshow: Here's a sneak peek at what's coming in the next Linux Mint

The beta version of Linux Mint 18 'Sarah' made its debut this week, and a final release won't be far behind. Here's a look at what's coming to this popular free and open-source operating system.

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New Mozilla fund will pay for security audits of open-source code

A new Mozilla fund, called Secure Open Source, aims to provide security audits of open-source code, following the discovery of key security bugs like Heartbleed and Shellshock in key pieces of the software.

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HPE invites open-source developers to pitch in on 'The Machine'

Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Tuesday stepped up its efforts to develop a brand-new computer architecture by inviting open-source developers to collaborate on the futuristic device it calls "The Machine."

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Canonical lines up more partnerships -- positive Juju abounds

Naming a product after West African witchcraft isn't the normal course of events in the technology industry. But then again, Canonical is far from normal.

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Q&A: Guido van Rossum on Python's next steps

Mobile use, support via WebAssembly, and many imaginative options are in in the works for the popular object-oriented language

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Linux 4.6 targets mobile with ARM, touch support

The new kernel also features performance improvements and backing for 13 SoC systems

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Open Data Platform Initiative looks to ease fears

In an effort to address concerns that the ODPi is a vendor organization designed to exert undue influence on Apache Hadoop ecosystem projects, the Linux Foundation organization announced a gold sponsorship of the ASF.

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Apache incubating project promises new Internet security framework

The newly announced Apache Milagro (incubating) project seeks to end to centralized certificates and passwords in a world that has shifted from client-server to cloud, IoT and containerized applications.

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