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May 4, 2015
by sjvn01
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Do you need a container-specific Linux distribution?

You’ve always been able to run containers on a variety of operating systems: Zones on Solaris; Jails on BSD; Docker on Linux and now Windows Server; OpenVZ on Linux, and so on. As Docker in particular and containers in general explode … Continue reading

April 21, 2015
by sjvn01
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Ubuntu 15.04 container-friendly Linux for cloud and servers arrives soon

Don’t look now but Ubuntu has become the Linux for clouds. On the AmazonElastic Compute Cloud (EC2), for example, Ubuntu is the most popular operating system by an almost two to one margin. 64 percent of production OpenStack users have … Continue reading

April 10, 2015
by sjvn01
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Dell XPS 13 Linux developer edition available

Dell has come through again with its latest laptop that’s just for Linux developers: The fourth generation Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. This model is the latest in Dell’s high-end workstation laptops for programmers. Unlike earlier models, this latest power … Continue reading