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OpenStack Board Member Rob Hirschfeld on the impact of DevOps, SDN, Docker & more

Listen as RackN CEO and Crowbar Co-Founder Rob Hirschfeld shares his thoughts on hot topics for OpenStack in 2015.

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 Raspberry Pi 2 is more powerful, but you still get what you pay for

It has more memory and a better processor than the Pi 1, but comparing it to, say, an Apple Mac would be bananas

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Pi Day comes early: Raspberry Pi 2 debuts with Windows 10 support

A roundup of Raspberry Pi 2 coverage from around the Web, via Storify

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Review: Kdenlive, the Linux video editor I want to use

Finally, a video editor for hobbyists that runs well on Linux.

Linus Torvalds diversity gaffe brings out the best (and worst) of the open source world

Comments by Linus Torvalds have prompted a new debate on the role of meritocracy, diversity and inclusiveness in the open-source community.

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What the heck are Ubuntu Unity's Scopes?

With Canonical prepared to launch Ubuntu-powered phones, I try to figure out the most frustrating feature of the Ubuntu Unity interface.

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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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SUSE Linux 12 challenges Red Hat

It’s been more than five years since SUSE delivered a full release of its Enterprise Linux software, and a lot has happened to the company during that time.

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9 Linux distros to watch in 2015

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

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3 ways to run 'normal' Linux on a Chromebook

For those who need to tinker, here are some ways I've found to run alternative Linux distros on a Chromebook.

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Big names like Google dominate open-source funding

Network World’s analysis of publicly listed sponsors of 36 prominent open-source non-profits and foundations reveals that the lion’s share of financial support for open-source groups comes from a familiar set of names.

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Quiz: Name the Linux distro

Take our quiz and test your knowledge of desktop Linux.

The year TVs got much too complicated

Four competing TV platforms could spell confusion for consumers

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CentOS 7: The perfect gift for the Linux do-it-yourselfer

It’s almost identical to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, minus the price tag and the support.


Maximizing Microsoft's Azure for Dev, Test, and DevOps Scenarios

Microsoft's Azure cloud platform has evolved far beyond its original offering of Platform as a Service to host .NET applications to what Azure provides today. Many enterprises don't realize the power built in to Azure (and the...

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A brief 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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Xojo: A Linux development suite that doesn't really support Linux

If an IDE requires outdated versions of Linux, it may as well not even support Linux.

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Red Hat product president Paul Cormier disses the Docker myth

Top Red Hat executive questions Docker’s promise to run containers reliably everywhere.


How Docker built a whale from a single container

News from Dockercon Europe highlights expanding complexity of the Docker infrastructure.

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