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September 10, 2014
by sjvn01
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Red Hat Satellite 6 comes with improved server and cloud management

There are many ways to manage Linux systems. Some people still swear by shell scripts with their fine control. Others like high-level tools such as cPanel that enable them to control servers with broad strokes. But, for Red Hat Enterprise … Continue reading

August 19, 2014
by sjvn01
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Linux kernel source code repositories get better security

CHICAGO – Almost three years ago, crackers broke into the kernel.org, Linux’s most important site. While no damage was done, it was still worrisome. So, at the Linux Kernel Summit, the Linux Foundation announced that it was securing Linux’s Git … Continue reading

July 30, 2014
by sjvn01
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LibreOffice 4.3: The best open-source office suite gets better

Ever since LibreOffice split off from the troubled OpenOffice in 2010, this open-source office suite has gotten better and better. With this new release from The Document Foundation, LibreOffice 4.3 has established itself as the best non-Microsoft office suite. LibreOffice … Continue reading

July 22, 2014
by sjvn01
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UK makes ODF its official documents format standard

In 2006 and 2007, there was an enormous documents standards war between Microsoft, with its OpenXML documents format, and the open-source community with its Open Document Format (ODF). In the end, Microsoft, while eventually supporting ODF, won. ODF, while still supported … Continue reading