Open Source http://thevarguy.com/taxonomy/term/7348/more en Yahoo Search Code Released as Open Source http://thevarguy.com/open-source/yahoo-search-code-released-open-source <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hall </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Oath, Inc., the Verizon subsidiary that's been the owner of record of Yahoo since June, has released some important Yahoo code as open source under the Apache 2.0 license. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source/yahoo-search-code-released-open-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source/yahoo-search-code-released-open-source#comments Open Source Mon, 02 Oct 2017 19:46:00 +0000 110761 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Unix to GitHub: 10 Key Events in Free and Open Source Software History http://thevarguy.com/open-source/unix-github-10-key-events-free-and-open-source-software-history <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>It&#39;s easy to take open source software for granted today, but free and open source software as we know it is the product of a long series of developments that stretch back a half-century. Here&#39;s a look at big moments in free and open source history -- from the heyday of free Unix, to the birth of GNU and Linux, to the GitHub&#39;s democratization of coding, and everything in between.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source/unix-github-10-key-events-free-and-open-source-software-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source/unix-github-10-key-events-free-and-open-source-software-history#comments Open Source Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:38:00 +0000 110111 at http://thevarguy.com How Serious is VMware About Open Source? http://thevarguy.com/open-source/how-serious-vmware-about-open-source <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hall </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Media pundits everywhere seemed to be filled with surprise Wednesday, when VMware’s CEO and CTO were both singing praises to open source at VMworld Europe in Barcelona.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source/how-serious-vmware-about-open-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source/how-serious-vmware-about-open-source#comments Open Source Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:45:00 +0000 110191 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Four Ways MSPs Can Use Blockchain to Improve Managed Services http://thevarguy.com/open-source/four-ways-msps-can-use-blockchain-improve-managed-services <div class="node-body article-body">Although most managed service providers are not yet working with blockchain, it's time for MSPs to start planning ways for blockchain to help their businesses. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source/four-ways-msps-can-use-blockchain-improve-managed-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source/four-ways-msps-can-use-blockchain-improve-managed-services#comments Open Source Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:21:00 +0000 110081 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock How the Windows vs. Linux Debate Has Changed over the Past Decade http://thevarguy.com/open-source/how-windows-vs-linux-debate-has-changed-over-past-decade <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Why use Linux instead of Windows? Ten years ago, the reasons for using Linux were very different than they are today. Here&#39;s how they have changed.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source/how-windows-vs-linux-debate-has-changed-over-past-decade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source/how-windows-vs-linux-debate-has-changed-over-past-decade#comments Open Source Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:38:00 +0000 109771 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Dell's REX-Ray, A Storage Orchestrator for Docker, Embraces CSI Specs http://thevarguy.com/open-source/dells-rex-ray-storage-orchestrator-docker-embraces-csi-specs <div class="node-body article-body">Storing data persistently inside Docker containers remains difficult. A storage orchestrator from Dell Technologies, REX-Ray, hopes to solve that challenge. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source/dells-rex-ray-storage-orchestrator-docker-embraces-csi-specs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source/dells-rex-ray-storage-orchestrator-docker-embraces-csi-specs#comments Open Source Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:48:00 +0000 109931 at http://thevarguy.com Dell Technologies Employers Seek Open Source Expertise -- But You Should Already Know That http://thevarguy.com/open-source/employers-seek-open-source-expertise-you-should-already-know <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Open source expertise is in even greater demand among employers than in previous years -- and that&#39;s saying something, because open source skills have long been an important consideration when hiring.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source/employers-seek-open-source-expertise-you-should-already-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source/employers-seek-open-source-expertise-you-should-already-know#comments Open Source Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:35:00 +0000 109221 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock When Not to Use Docker: Understanding the Limitations of Containers http://thevarguy.com/open-source/when-not-use-docker-understanding-limitations-containers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Docker is a great tool. But Docker containers are not a cure-all. If you really want to understand how Docker is impacting the channel, you have to understand its limitations.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source/when-not-use-docker-understanding-limitations-containers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source/when-not-use-docker-understanding-limitations-containers#comments Open Source Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:08:00 +0000 108991 at http://thevarguy.com Docker The Managed Kubernetes Opportunity for MSPs http://thevarguy.com/open-source/managed-kubernetes-opportunity-msps <div class="node-body article-body">Kubernetes, an open source orchestration platform for Docker containers, is an increasingly important part of computing environments. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source/managed-kubernetes-opportunity-msps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source/managed-kubernetes-opportunity-msps#comments Open Source Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:03:00 +0000 108891 at http://thevarguy.com Platform9 Five Long-Term Computing Trends that Shape the Way We Run Software http://thevarguy.com/open-source/five-long-term-computing-trends-shape-way-we-run-software <div class="node-body article-body"><p>From distributed computing to on-demand services and modular software environments, certain long-term trends are shaping the way we compute today and will compute tomorrow. Here&#39;s a look.</p> <p>These trends represent broad patterns that have existed in the world of computing for decades. They have slowly manifested themselves in recent years to shape the technology landscape of today. It&#39;s a safe bet that they will continue to influence widespread technology practices going forward.</p> <p>The trends include...</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source/five-long-term-computing-trends-shape-way-we-run-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source/five-long-term-computing-trends-shape-way-we-run-software#comments Open Source Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:16:00 +0000 108581 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock