OpenStack’s latest release focuses on bare metal clouds and easier upgrades

The OpenStack Foundation today released the 18th version of its namesake open-source cloud infrastructure software. The project has had its ups and downs, but it remains the de facto standard for running and managing large private clouds.
What’s been interesting to watch over the years is how the project’s releases have mirrored what’s been happening in the wider world of enterprise software. The core features of the platform (compute, storage, networking) are very much in place at this point, allowing the project to look forward and to add new features that enterprises are now requesting.
The new release, dubbed Rocky, puts an emphasis on bare metal clouds, for example. While the majority of enterprises still run their workloads in virtual machines, a lot of them are now looking at containers as an alternative with less overhead and the promise of faster development cycles. Many of these enterprises want to run those containers on bare


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Python Natural Language Processing Tools

LinuxLinks: Natural language processing (NLP) is an exciting field of computer science, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages.


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Sonos Amp at CEDIA 2018

The new Sonos Amp can power four wired speakers and accept signals from HDMI and analog-audio sources, integrating them all into the Sonos wireless whole-home audio ecosystem.
Today, Sonos unveils the newest member of its whole-home audio system: the Sonos Amp. It’s a home-audio hub that powers traditional wired speakers with signals from nearly any source, and it fully integrates those speakers into the Sonos wireless home-audio system. The all-new Sonos Amp is twice as powerful as its predecessor, the Connect:Amp, with the ability to power up to four speakers with 125 watts per channel.
The Sonos Amp is designed to fit perfectly into standard AV racks used by custom installers. Inputs include HDMI and line-level analog audio, and an HDMI output offers ARC (Audio Return Channel) for audio coming from a TV’s internal apps. Even better, source devices such as TVs, turntables, and CD players become part of a Sonos system


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US Court of Appeals: An IP Address Isn’t Enough To Identify a Pirate

A judge has ruled that copyright trolls need more than just an IP address if they want to go after copyright infringement. An IP is not enough proof to tie a person to a crime. From a report: In a win for privacy advocates and pirates, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an IP address alone is not enough to go after someone for alleged copyright infringement. They ruled that being the registered subscriber of an infringing IP address does not create a reasonable inference that the subscriber is also the infringer. The case began back in 2016 and has been playing out in the legal system ever since. The creators of the film “The Cobbler” alleged that Thomas Gonzales had illegally downloaded their movie and sued him for it. Gonzales was a Comcast subscriber and had set up his network with an open Wi-Fi access point. At


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What Dropbox Dropping Linux Support Says

Jack Wallen, writing for TechRepublic: For a company to support Linux, they have to consider supporting: Multiple file systems, multiple distributions, multiple desktops, multiple init systems, multiple kernels. If you’re an open source developer, focusing on a single distribution, that’s not a problem. If you’re a company that produces a product (and you stake your living on that product), those multiple points of entry do become a problem. Let’s consider Adobe (and Photoshop). If Adobe wanted to port their industry-leading product to Linux, how do they do that? Do they spend the time developing support for ext4, btrfs, Ubuntu, Fedora, GNOME, Mate, KDE, systemd? You see how that might look from the eyes of any given company? It becomes even more complicated when companies consider how accustomed to the idea of “free” (as in beer) Linux users are. Although I am very willing to pay for software on Linux, it’s


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Mozilla publishes its Firefox user data

As an organization, Mozilla has always championed transparency, and today, it’s taking this one step further by pulling back the curtains on its internal data for how many people regularly use Firefox and how they use the browser.
The new Firefox Public Data Report will include information about yearly and monthly active users, how many hours per day those users spend with Firefox, how long it takes users to upgrade to the latest version, how many Firefox users install add-ons, which add-ons are the most popular and more. That data can be segmented by region and by the top 10 countries where Firefox is most popular.
The data that’s available in the report today goes back just over a year and Mozilla plans to update the site at least once per week. Mozilla stresses that this data doesn’t come from some kind of real-time monitoring system but that it’s aggregated and anonymized


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Crytocurrency storage firm Kingdom Trust obtains insurance through Lloyd’s

Kingdom Trust, a company that stores digital currency for investors, has secured insurance coverage through Lloyd’s of London to protect against theft and destruction of those assets, the company said on Tuesday.


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