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Study shows admins are doing a terrible job of patching servers

Three-quarters of examined open-source servers have unpatched exploits.

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22 essential Linux security commands

If you're looking after the security of Linux systems, these are the commands you must know.

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Review: Icinga enterprise-grade, open-source network monitoring that scales

Icinga's management software is well-documented, easy to install and has plenty of plug-ins, but could benefit from an easier install

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Review: Observium open-source network monitoring won’t run on Windows but has a great user interface, price

Observium’s network monitoring software is mature platform with good documentation, but won’t export data from its Web interface.

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What is Kubernetes?

In this 90-second video, learn about Kubernetes, the open-source system for automating containerized applications, from one of the technology's inventors, Joe Beda, founder and CTO at Heptio.

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What is the Open Compute Project?

Hardware designed to Open Compute Project specification accounts for well over $1 billion in hardware sales.

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Managing open-source mobile security and privacy for activists worldwide | Salted Hash Ep 18

Nathan Freitas, who heads The Guardian Project, talks with host Steve Ragan and senior writer J.M. Porup about the group's easy-to-use secure apps, open-source software libraries, and customized mobile devices being used around the...

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Linux then, and why you should learn it now

Whether it’s being used to progress technology like self-driving cars, big data or automation, Linus Torvalds’ project that began as a hobby has proved endlessly beneficial. Linux is very valuable and constantly evolving, and it’s...

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The Rust language: Developing safer software

Get up to speed quickly on newcomer Rust, designed to create fast, system-level software. This two-minute animated explainer shows how Rust bypasses the vexing programming issues of memory and management.

Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth: IoT, Ubuntu and the yogurt of the future

Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth discusses his company, IoT and entrepreneurship with Network World.

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Canonical's eyes are on IoT

Canonical executive vice president Mike Bell talks to Network World about the open source software company's move to take its place in enterprise IoT.

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2 options for deciding open computing standards—neither is great

The current way open computing standards are decided is broken. Deciding what to replace it with, though, is difficult. There’s no one easy solution.

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W3C DRM appeal fails, votes kept secret

The World Wide Web Consortium’s decision to keep votes about DRM secret and that it censured the EFF for “disclosing even vague sense of a vote” raises concerns.

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The Sun sets on Solaris and Sparc

Oracle cut 2,500 Solaris and Sparc engineers, marking the end of the Unix operating system and RISC processor.

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This Linux tool could improve the security of IoT devices

Snappy, a software deployment and management system designed by Canonical for the Ubuntu operating system, could be a shortcut to building trusted IoT applications.

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How to set up an all open-source IT infrastructure from scratch

An all open-source workplace makes the most sense. You’ll save money, be more secure and have more flexibility.

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Standards bodies (like W3C) need more transparency

The World Wide Web Consortium’s lack of transparency when creating industry standards raises questions.

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2 reasons to migrate off of Microsoft Exchange Server

By migrating away from Microsoft Exchange, you reduce costs for your organization and improve the security of your accounts and data. One option to use instead: Kolab.

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