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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


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?

How Fedora 21 is splitting into three flavors to double down on focus

The first fruits of the sweeping project appears in Fedora 21

Suse enterprise Linux can take your system back in time

The newest enterprise edition of Suse Linux allows admins to go back in time, for instance, to immediately before they made a system-crippling mistake.

Canonical packs more cloud tools into new Ubuntu

The newest version of Ubuntu Linux comes with Cloud Foundry and the latest version of Docker.

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Unix: Showing tasks by run state

A quick way to see what runs in any run state

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Microsoft loves Linux -- for Azure's sake

Microsoft now loves Linux. This was the message from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, standing in front of an image that read "Microsoft [heart symbol] Linux," during a Monday webcast to announce a number of services it had added...

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Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at the desktop Linux standard bearer

A brief history of Ubuntu, as alliterative as all-get-out.

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Shellshocked, and expecting worse to come

Vulnerabilities like Shellshock and Heartbleed are disruptive at the best of times, and they seem to be happening with greater frequency.

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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.

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