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How bad a boss is Linus Torvalds?

It depends on context. In the world of software development, he’s what passes for normal. The question is whether that situation should be allowed to continue.

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Several of tech’s biggest names get their Swagger on for open APIs

A new umbrella group dedicated to making sure that different pieces of software can interact with each other smoothly has backing from Google, Microsoft, PayPal and IBM, among others, the Linux Foundation announced today.

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Microsoft finally ties the knot with Red Hat for Linux on Azure

In a move many consider long overdue, Microsoft and Red Hat announced a new partnership through which Microsoft will offer Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the preferred choice for enterprise Linux workloads on Azure.

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Oracle reworks OpenStack for a containerized world

It's been just over a year since Oracle first released an OpenStack version tailored for its namesake Linux distribution, and it followed up with a key update reworked specifically for today's containerized world.

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Review: Is white-box switching the future of networking?

10 lessons learned from testing Cumulus Linux software on an Edge-Core data center switch.

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IBM chases Intel with new Power-based Linux servers sold over the Web

IBM is gunning for a slice of Intel's x86 server chip business with a new family of Power systems that run Linux and will be sold directly to customers over the Web.

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Why the software world needs a patent 'no-fly zone'

Launched 10 years ago this fall, the OIN was formed by IBM, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony to create a protected zone of patents around core Linux and open source software technologies -- functionality that's essential for global...

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A viral vigilante may be keeping an eye on your home router

Researchers at Symantec have shed new light on an old virus affecting routers and other devices running Linux: it appears to be protecting them from other malware infections

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A Linux botnet is launching crippling DDoS attacks at more than 150Gbps

The security response team from Akamai Technologies has observed multiple attacks originating from a Linux botnet recently that have ranged from a few gigabits per second to over 150.

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Containers key as Cisco looks to 'open' data center OS

NX-OS Linux utility vital for easily spun up DevOps microservices.


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.

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Open Container Project forces forks to COMPLY

Docker and CoreOS declare peace in our time. The newly-minted Open Container Project (OCP) is governed by the Linux Foundation, and brings together the main containerization and composability factions, with a who's who of vendors and...

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