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  • Ouster of Kubuntu founder leaves its future in doubt

    A disagreement between the founder of Kubuntu and the Ubuntu Community Council has roiled the Linux community and left the project rudderless, as Jonathan Riddell left Kubuntu's governing body late last month.

  • Samsung teams with Red Hat to build enterprise apps

    Samsung is partnering with Red Hat to build mobile apps for business users, in a deal that recalls Apple's tie-up with IBM this time last year.

  • In Pictures: Don’t call it Linux! And other things that tick off Richard Stallman

    Love him or hate him, you have to admit that the founder of the free software movement isn’t shy about sharing his opinions on things he finds objectionable.

  • Linux vendor Cumulus rolls out management pack

    LAS VEGAS -- Linux network operating system developer <a href="http://cumulusnetworks.com/">Cumulus Networks</a> this week at <a href="http://www.interop.com/lasvegas/">Interop</a> rolled out a management platform that provides a common interface and operational process for data center racks.

  • Red Hat strips down for Docker

    Reacting to the surging popularity of the Docker virtualization technology, Red Hat has customized a version of its Linux distribution to run Docker containers.

  • 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, which was released today.

  • In Pictures: 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 in the enterprise Linux market.

  • Why there's no open-source standard-bearer for the network

    Open-source software plays an increasingly prominent role in many areas of modern business IT it's in servers, databases and even the cloud. Vendors like Red Hat, Canonical and others have managed to graft open-source principles onto a profitable business model. The former company <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2502266/it-management/red-hat-joins-the-billion-dollar-club.html">became the first open-source-centered business with $1 billion in annual revenue in 2012.</a>

  • Jolla's open-source tablet might actually stay the course

    The Jolla Tablet, an open-source device that promises privacy, ease of use and comparable hardware to late-model Android tablets and iPads, has demolished its funding goals on IndieGoGo in just the first few days of its campaign.

  • Debian general resolution against systemd coupling fails, sponsor steps down

    Debian developers voted down a proposal that would have weakened the Linux distribution's integration with a controversial system software package on Tuesday, in a victory for systemd supporters.

  • Prominent developers pulling out of Debian as voting deadline nears

    Four prominent members of the Debian community have stepped down or reduced their involvement in the project as a result of an increasingly bitter argument over the future of the widely influential Linux distribution.

  • Suse enterprise Linux can take your system back in time

    The newest enterprise edition of the Suse Linux distribution allows administrators to go back in time, for instance, to immediately before they made that fatal system-crippling mistake.

  • Canonical celebrates Cloud freedoms with new Ubuntu

    Canonical continues to aggressively equip its flagship Ubuntu Linux server software with more tools to help users build and run clouds.

  • Debian community splits over systemd, but fork still unlikely

    The latest chapter in the ongoing furor over the software known as systemd threatens to split the Debian community, after a splinter group stated that it would create a fork of the well-known Linux distribution if systemd is included in an upcoming release.

  • How to choose the right Linux distro

    Unlike most other desktop and server operating systems, Linux comes in a wide variety of flavors, each based on a common core of the Linux kernel and various GNU user space utilities. If you're running Linux servers -- or Linux desktops, for that matter -- you should understand the important differences and be discerning about which flavor of Linux is best suited to any given situation. This article will help you do just that. 

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