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Chromebook Pixel 2 rumors reach fever pitch

Yes, Virginia, we're getting a new Chromebook Pixel 2. Google accidentally pre-announced it yesterday, but the release date should be during Google I/O 2015, in late June. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers reach out and touch the cloud...

Linus Torvalds: ‘People who start writing kernel code get hired really quickly’

Now more than ever, the development of the Linux kernel is a matter for the professionals, as unpaid volunteer contributions to the project reached their lowest recorded levels in the latest “Who Writes Linux” report.

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The world of containers doesn't end with Docker

Docker, the open-source app containerization startup has built up quite a bit of momentum in the past six months, but it's still not entirely ready for enterprise. (Insider, registration required.)

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Ghost flaw in Linux can be exploited through WordPress, other PHP apps

A critical vulnerability in a core Linux library can be exploited remotely through WordPress and likely other PHP applications to compromise Web servers.

'Ghost' flaws poses high risk to Linux distributions

A fault in a widely used component of most Linux distributions could allow an attacker to take remote control of a system with just a malicious email.

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What’s new in SUSE Linux 12?

SUSE 12 is a broad set of Linux distributions ranging from desktop through enterprise level. We tested several instances and found them quite ready for enterprise use. All in all, SUSE 12 is a worthy competitor to Red Hat and Ubuntu...

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9 Linux distros to watch this year

A list of the most interesting Linux distros to keep up with in 2015.

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Quiz: Name that Linux distro

Take our quiz and test your knowledge of desktop Linux.

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CentOS 7: The perfect gift for the Linux DIY-'er

It’s almost identical to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, minus the price tag and the support.

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The 'grinch' isn't a Linux vulnerability, Red Hat says

The "grinch" Linux vulnerability cited by Alert Logic on Tuesday isn't a vulnerability at all, Red Hat says.

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Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use

Google has adopted for use in its cloud a streamlined version of Ubuntu Linux tweaked to run Docker and other containers.

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A short history of Linux malware

A look at some of the worms and viruses and Trojans that have plagued Linux throughout the years.

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Turla espionage operation infects Linux systems with malware

A newly discovered malware program designed to infect Linux systems is tied to a sophisticated cyberespionage operation of Russian origin dubbed Epic Turla.

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The 2014 Linux holiday shopping guide

Some gift recommendations for those shopping for Linux nerds...or maybe even themselves.

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SDN in action: Hands on with Cumulus Linux

Imagine being able to manage scores of network switches as easily as scores of servers; Cumulus Linux makes it happen

'Less' is more to malware authors targeting Linux users

Using the "less" Linux command to view the contents of files downloaded from the Internet is a dangerous operation that can lead to remote code execution.

Apache Software Foundation reels from software dev problems laid bare

Does not rule out using proprietary tools to solve some of its problems

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Contain yourself: The layman's guide to Docker

As Docker grows in popularity, a question burns: What is it, and why do you need to care about containers?

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