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'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.


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.

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.

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