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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.


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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.

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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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Red Hat contains itself for Docker

Red Hat has customized a version of its Linux distribution to run Docker containers.

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How to run Linux along with Chrome OS on your Chromebook

Love your Chromebook, but want to run Linux programs too? Here’s how to run Linux and Chrome OS on your Chromebook simultaneously.

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Ultimate guide to Linux desktop environments

A compilation of one Linux expert's adventures with 10 desktop environments.

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Chromebook Pixel 2 rumors reach fever pitch

Yes, Virginia, we're getting a new Chromebook Pixel 2. Google accidentally pre-announced it yesterday, but the release date should be during Google I/O 2015, in late June. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers reach out and touch the cloud...

Linus Torvalds: ‘People who start writing kernel code get hired really quickly’

Now more than ever, the development of the Linux kernel is a matter for the professionals, as unpaid volunteer contributions to the project reached their lowest recorded levels in the latest “Who Writes Linux” report.

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The world of containers doesn't end with Docker

Docker, the open-source app containerization startup has built up quite a bit of momentum in the past six months, but it's still not entirely ready for enterprise. (Insider, registration required.)

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Ghost flaw in Linux can be exploited through WordPress, other PHP apps

A critical vulnerability in a core Linux library can be exploited remotely through WordPress and likely other PHP applications to compromise Web servers.

'Ghost' flaws poses high risk to Linux distributions

A fault in a widely used component of most Linux distributions could allow an attacker to take remote control of a system with just a malicious email.

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What’s new in SUSE Linux 12?

SUSE 12 is a broad set of Linux distributions ranging from desktop through enterprise level. We tested several instances and found them quite ready for enterprise use. All in all, SUSE 12 is a worthy competitor to Red Hat and Ubuntu...

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9 Linux distros to watch this year

A list of the most interesting Linux distros to keep up with in 2015.

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Quiz: Name that Linux distro

Take our quiz and test your knowledge of desktop Linux.

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