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What CIOs need to know about SQL Server 2016

Every release of SQL Server promises increased performance, better security and improved business intelligence. You get all of that with SQL Server 2016, plus other strategic options such as cloud integration and Linux support.

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Skype sets a course for the cloud, ditching some apps on the way

Skype is leaving behind its peer-to-peer roots and going all in on the cloud. While the popular messaging app made it this far by facilitating connections between computers for video calls and other communications, it's moving to a...

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Save Hundreds On The Complete Linux System Administrator Bundle - Deal Alert

Packed with over 100 hours of instruction, this bundle will help you dive into Linux, the popular open-source operating system, and is currently on sale over 90% off its typical price.

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Microsoft launches new Skype for Linux and Chrome

Linux and Chromebook users now have new versions of Skype to play with. Microsoft launched an alpha version of a new client for Linux on Wednesday morning, in a push to get users of the open source operating system video calling and...


A look at how well Ubuntu Linux's Unity desktop runs natively on Windows 10

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update: where Linux and Windows change from oil and water to peanut butter and jelly.

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Review: Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS shines

Latest Ubuntu Server lays the foundation for higher speeds and greater density with Snap packages, LXD containers, and ZFS storage

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Who needs a GUI? How to live in a Linux terminal.

Living completely in a Linux terminal isn’t easy, but it’s doable. Learn how to handle common computer functions, including web browsing, email, word processing and social media, all without a GUI.

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Linux distros look to drop 32-bit support

Linux got its start on older PCs, now it's abandoning them.

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Raspberry Pi roundup: The Raspberry Baron takes to the skies; big talk about voice; thin client scuttlebutt

In possibly the coolest news for aviation geeks who cover the technology sector – so, you know, basically just the author of this article – a former University of Cincinnati doctoral candidate has created a Raspberry Pi-powered AI...

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30 days in a terminal: Day 10 — The experiment is over

Living completely in a Linux shell was too painful, but it was a revealing experience—something all software developers should try. It could lead to their creating lighter, faster software.

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Canonical, Snappy and the marketing value of collaboration

Canonical implies it is collaborating with just about every major Linux distribution for its Snappy project. It is not. And what could have been a marketing win for it is now a loss.

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Microsoft's open sourcing of .NET hits a major milestone

Microsoft's open source programming language push reached a new milestone Monday, with the company announcing the general availability of .NET Core and ASP.NET Core 1.0.

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Microsoft moves on open source .Net, ramps up multilanguage tools

Company embraces Linux, Mac OS, iOS, Android, and will show SQL Server on Red Hat's Linux

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30 days in a terminal: Days 6-8 — The slow descent into madness

Living entirely in a text-only Linux shell is totally, completely doable. You’ll be miserable as hell, but it is doable.

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Say hello to Fedora 24, a Linux OS for a containerized world

Fedora 24 is the first 2016 release from the Red Hat-sponsored Fedora Project, and it made its debut on Tuesday. Included in the software are several key new features for enterprises. Here's a look at some of the highlights.

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30 days in a terminal: Days 2-5 — Social media in shell

Using social media in a GUI-free world is possible, but it can be painful. Learn how Bryan Lunduke got Twitter, G+ and Reddit running in a Linux shell.

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30 days in a terminal: Day 1 — The essentials

The first thing to do when going GUI-free is get the essentials—email, word processing, web browsing and instant messaging—set up. Mission accomplished—but it wasn't easy.

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ContainerX steps into the limelight with a new container platform for enterprises

Enterprises interested in tapping container technology now have a brand-new option for managing it: ContainerX, a multitenant container-as-a-service platform for both Linux and Windows.

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