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Five Ways Open Source Software Can Benefit MSPs

Five Ways Open Source Software Can Benefit MSPs

Open source software means programs whose source code is freely shared and can be viewed by anyone. Access to source code facilitates modification of the programs and provides users with other freedoms not available from closed-source software.

Microsoft Debunks Top Cloud Myths of 2016

Julia White, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Azure and Security, took to the Microsoft Azure official blog in an effort to debunk several myths surrounding the use of cloud services.

Microsoft Joins Linux Foundation

The foundation behind the open source operating system that Microsoft once tried to crush has welcomed Redmond into the fold as a Platinum Member.

Pragmatism in the History of GNU, Linux and Free/Open Source Software

If you ask a lot of people why Linus Torvalds and the Linux kernel that he wrote became one of the most prominent open source projects of all time, while Richard Stallman's GNU project has received much less attention beyond hacker circles, they'll tell you the difference has to do with Stallman's excessive commitment to an uncompromising ideology. Is that really accurate?

Survey: Infographic Shows Open Source Increasingly Embraced by Developers

Open source platforms are no longer just for a small group of hardcore coders. A recent study by Black Duck and North Bridge of developers and security professionals shows that 65 percent of respondents have embraced open source as a critical element of their development strategy.

SUSE's Role in the History of Linux and Open Source

What role did SUSE play in the growth of Linux and the open source ecosystem? How did SUSE and other Linux-based operating systems evolve into the enterprise platforms they are today? Here's what SUSE employees had to say about Linux history in a recent interview.

Open Source History: Why Did Linux Succeed?

One of the most puzzling questions about the history of free and open source is this: Why did Linux succeed so spectacularly, whereas similar attempts to build a free or open source, Unix-like operating system kernel met with considerably less success? I don't know the answer to that question. But I have rounded up some theories, which I'd like to lay out here.

Open Source History: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of VA Linux

What's the most successful company in open source history? Red Hat (RHT) and Canonical would probably top most people's lists. By one measure, however, VA Linux is far and away the most explosively popular Linux company to ever exist. That's if you measure success based on the highest value of its stock, which peaked and then fell dramatically 16 years ago.