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Linux Foundation's security checklist can help harden workstations

The Linux Foundation published a list of security recommendations to help systems administrators harden Linux workstations.

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For Linux, Supercomputers R Us

Almost all supercomputers run Linux, including the ones built from Raspberry Pi boards and PlayStation 3 game consoles.

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LaaS (Linux as a Service): What to expect when you build a Linux server in the cloud

Linux servers in the cloud -- cheaper and better than ever.

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Ouster of Kubuntu founder leaves project's future in doubt

A disagreement between the founder of Kubuntu and the Ubuntu Community Council has roiled the Linux community and left the project rudderless, as Jonathan Riddell left Kubuntu’s governing body late last month.

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Red Hat builds on its open-source storage portfolio

Red Hat continues to make inroads into the enterprise storage software market, improving two of its core storage technologies and striking partnerships with key IT system resellers.

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Microsoft at a crossroads in the automotive tech market

Microsoft is being squeezed out of the in-vehicle infotainment business, but it's by no means giving up on the automotive industry. It may have a future as an OS-agnostic provider of cloud-based services.

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Samsung teams with Red Hat to build enterprise apps

Samsung is partnering with Red Hat to build mobile apps for business users in a deal that recalls Apple's tie-up with IBM this time last year.

Dell adds Pluribus, bringing its Linux-based OS to Dell's data center switches

Dell will now offer Pluribus’ Open Netvisor Linux operating system on its S6000-ON and S-4048-ON 10G/40G switches.

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11 pointless — but awesome — Linux terminal tricks

Here are some great Linux terminal tips and tricks, each one as pointless as it is awesome.

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Review: The GNU Make Book

Here's a book that could teach you more than you ever thought possible about make. One of those Unix utilities that I took for granted all these years, make is actually a lot more versatile than I imagined and quite a bit more...

New Linux rootkit leverages GPUs to hide

Developers have created a rootkit for Linux systems that uses the processing power and memory of graphics cards instead of CPUs to remain hidden.


Knoppix Topics: An interview with Linux pioneer Klaus Knopper

At this year’s CeBIT trade show in Hanover, Germany, Christopher von Eitzen sat down with Linux legend Klaus Knopper to discuss his popular Knoppix Linux distribution as well as Linux and accessibility in open source software.

Ubuntu is still vulnerable to time-twiddling hack

A security flaw in a common Unix software component remains unpatched in one of the most popular Linux distributions in the world, more than a year after an official fix was published.

Linux vendor Cumulus rolls out management platform

Linux network operating system developer Cumulus Networks this week at Interop rolled out a management platform that provides a common interface and operational process for data center racks.

VMware creates its first Linux OS, and it’s container-friendly

VMware releases Project Photon as way to dispel fears that container technology could threaten virtualization giant

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Who is behind Linux now, and should you be afraid?

Most Linux kernel code isn’t developed by who you might think. Here’s a closer look at why this matters.


Installing Evolution 3.13.2 in Ubuntu 14.04

Install GNOME's Evolution mail and calendar application in Ubuntu 14.04.

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Demand for Linux jobs is shooting up fast

The Linux Foundation released a report this week that says employees with Linux skills are in high demand, with hiring managers working hard to bring them in.

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