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  • 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.

  • Linux kernel developer arrested in Russia

    A prominent Linux kernel developer has been jailed by Russian authorities after protesting publicly in Moscow's Manezh Square against the conflict in Ukraine.

  • Red Hat CTO abruptly resigns

    CTO Brian Stevens is out at Red Hat, according to a curt press release issued by the company Wednesday evening.

  • Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers

    With an eye toward deepening the global Linux talent pool, the Linux Foundation today announced that it will offer two new certifications for engineers and administrators.

  • Munich reverses course, may ditch Linux for Microsoft

    The German city of Munich, long one of the open-source community's poster children for the institutional adoption of Linux, is close to performing a major about-face and returning to Microsoft products.

  • Docker gets a GitHub-like repository from CoreOS

    Chasing the successful hosting model of GitHub, Linux distributor CoreOS has set up an online repository where organizations can store and share their Docker containers.

  • Atlassian explores Docker's potential

    Software vendor Atlassian is experimenting with potential use cases for Docker, an open source project that provides Linux-based lightweight containerization as an alternative to fully fledged virtual machines.

  • Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers

    Red Hat has developed a version of the Linux operating system that can be used to test chips and associated hardware based on the ARMv8-A 64-bit architecture for servers with the aim of standardizing that market.

  • Smooth like btrfs: Inside Facebook's Linux-powered infrastructure

    Facebook engineer Chris Mason is unequivocal about the primacy of Linux in Facebook's storage infrastructure.

  • OpenStack chair: Linux at the cutting edge of the cloud

    The cloud-dominated world of modern IT is the perfect breeding ground for the spread of Linux in particular and open-source software in general, according to the man responsible for guiding one of the most important open-source projects.

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    Red Hat gears RHEL for the long haul

    Knowing how system administrators enjoy continuity, Red Hat has designed the latest release of its flagship Linux distribution to be run, with support, until 2024.

  • CoreOS Linux distro lands on the Google Cloud Platform

    CoreOS, a new lightweight Linux distribution customized for massive server deployments, has found a home on the Google Cloud Platform, giving organizations an easy way to test and use the software for their clusters and distributed computer programs.