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Shellshock flaw roils Linux server shops

A long-standing flaw in the GNU Bash software, nicknamed Shellshock, has disrupted Linux sysadmins, as Linux distributors, cloud vendors and users work to understand the scope of the potential damage it could cause.

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How to choose the right Linux distro for you

RHEL/CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, and OpenSuse have far more similarities than differences, but choosing the wrong one for the job can make life much harder

Red Hat acquires FeedHenry to get mobile app chops

The deal adds better mobile capabilities to the JBoss Middleware portfolio

Total chooses Linux for its supercomputer

Oil giant using enterprise Linux from SUSE to run its high-performance computing environment.

Former Red Hat CTO now head of Google Cloud

Brian Stevens, the former chief technology officer for Red Hat, is now managing Google Cloud.

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Mint with Cinnamon makes for a sweet desktop

Linux Mint 17 offers long-term support; emerges as open source alternative for Windows XP users.

Poorly maintained Linux servers turned into bots

Don't leave Apache Struts and Tomcat to rot

Linux kernel developer arrested in Russia after public protest

Dmitry Monakhov apparently jailed for public protest against Ukraine conflict.

Linux kernel developer arrested in Russia

Dmitry Monakhov apparently jailed for public protest against Ukraine conflict.

Docker gets a GitHub-like repository

Chasing the successful hosting model of GitHub, Linux distributor CoreOS has set up an online repository where organizations can store and share their Docker containers.

Munich may ditch Linux for Microsoft

The German city of Munich, long one of the open-source community's poster children for the institutional adoption of Linux, is close to performing a major about-face and returning to Microsoft products.

Linux Foundation to offer two new certifications for IT workers

With an eye toward deepening the global Linux talent pool, the Linux Foundation today announced that it will offer two new certifications for engineers and administrators.

The beginner's guide to Docker

Dig into Docker, the red-hot open source framework, from getting started to services you can use right now to the company's direction, in this downloadable PDF

Hands on: The ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook could be the one

Lenovo's ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook makes a fantastic first impression. Could this laptop-tablet combo be the midrange Chromebook we've all been waiting for?

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Hands on: Lenovo's dual-mode Chromebook is decidedly different

With a touch-enabled screen that tilts back 300 degrees, Lenovo's N20p Chromebook isn't your average laptop.

How to fix your Ubuntu Linux Internet connection

Ubuntu's included NetworkManager software aims to make your network connections "just work." Nevertheless, sometimes thing go awry.A There are times you have to adjust or change your connection settings, especially when using a...

Red Hat aims to standardize Linux for 64-bit ARM servers

Red Hat has developed a version of the Linux operating system that can be used to test chips and associated hardware based on the ARMv8-A 64-bit architecture for servers with the aim of standardizing that market.

New Raspberry Pi model B+ doubles USB ports, adds microSD and more

There's a new tasty treat in town for mini computer fans, and its name is the Raspberry Pi B+. Two years after the model B came out, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is back with a new revision that includes more GPIO pins, more USB ports,...

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