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Red Hat to update Docker container tech for enterprises

Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use.
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Canonical's Ubuntu 14.04 focuses on the long haul

As organizations move in-house systems to the cloud, Canonical wants them to consider switching their OSes as well.

Security and quality are companies' top reasons for using open source

Why should you use open-source software? The fact that it's usually free can be an attractive selling point, but that's not the reason most companies choose to use it. Instead, security and quality are the most commonly cited reasons, according to new research.

Canonical to close Ubuntu One cloud-storage service

Canonical is shutting down its Ubuntu One cloud-storage service rather than continue to go up against competitors such as Dropbox, Google Drive and EMC Syncplicity.

Bitwig Studio on Linux: Will one top-tier app change the game?

The release of a highly anticipated music application on Ubuntu Linux could be a watershed event for the free OS.

Red Hat CEO: PaaS is the new application server

In an interview with InfoWorld, CEO Jim Whitehurst discusses Red Hat's ambitions with the cloud and OpenShift.

Linux Foundation plans introductory Linux MOOC on edX

The Linux Foundation will offer a Linux development course on edX, the massive open online course (MOOC) platform developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The move is part of an edX effort, announced Thursday, to expand its course offerings to include content from nonacademic institutions. All edX content previously came from the nonprofit's 32 member schools, which include the University of California, Berkeley; Dartmouth College and McGill University.

Open source challenges a proprietary Internet of Things

The only limit to the Internet of Things isn't imagination or technology. It's interoperability. And the Linux Foundation thinks that's an issue it can help fix.

Wind River outfits VxWorks for 'Internet of things'

Wind River Systems has updated its widely used VxWorks embedded RTOS (real-time operating system) to make it ready for use on impending "Internet of things" systems.

Why Ford is dumping Microsoft for Blackberry's QNX OS

Reports indicated Ford is ready to leave Microsoft behind as the supplier of its in-vehicle infotainment platform and move to Blackberry's QNX OS. I own a Ford with Sync, so I can tell you why they're doing it.

Linux and Unix In Depth

How to set up a Linux system on AWS, the Amazon cloud

In this step-by-step guide, Mark Sobell shows how to start a Linux instance on Amazon Web Services' EC2.

Preloaded Linux systems: Weighing the options

Most Linux enthusiasts prefer to install the OS into existing systems. However, if you don't have the time or inclination to deal with the tinkering involved, you can try a preloaded Linux PC or laptop.

How to Improve Your IT Job Prospects by Volunteering

Unemployed? Don't sit at home and wait (and hope) for an opportunity. Volunteering your IT skills is a way to keep current and show potential employers your business and technical acumen, your character and your drive.

Ubuntu impresses in Linux enterprise server test

Introduced in 1991, Linux boasts an estimated 67 million users worldwide according to linuxcounter.net. Free versions abound, but companies adopting Linux as part of critical infrastructure typically require more support than a community of unpaid, albeit enthusiastic, volunteers can provide.

5 free Linux text editors for programming and word processing

When you're a programmer who also needs word processing abilities, nothing beats a solid text editor. We look at the current versions of five of the best known. Insider (registration required)

Matchbox computers: Small is beautiful (and powerful)

Matchbox computers -- small but powerful open-source devices -- are a good way to build your own system and/or carry it with you. We look at the phenomenon and offer a slideshow of examples.

$99 Linux stick turns any HDMI display into virtual desktop

Similar in many ways to Dell's 'Project Ophelia' PC, this new device targets businesses with full-fledged manageability.

Mageia Linux 3 offers a raft of key updates

This popular Linux distro offers a choice of six desktop environments.

New tablet boots Ubuntu Linux, Android and Windows 8

We've seen several Linux tablets emerge over the past year or so, but examples with triple-boot capabilities are much less common.

Korora Linux 18 seeks to deliver a friendlier Fedora

This newly updated Linux distro is based on Fedora 18 but adds numerous features for extra usability.