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June 22, 2017
by sjvn01
Comments Off on The What, Why and Wow! Behind the CoreOS Container Linux

The What, Why and Wow! Behind the CoreOS Container Linux

The usual debate over server Linux distributions begins with: Do you use a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)-based distribution, such as CentOS or Fedora; a Debian-based Linux like Ubuntu; or SUSE? But now, CoreOS Container Linux joins the fracas. CoreOS, … Continue reading

April 14, 2017
by sjvn01
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Ubuntu 17.04: The bittersweet Linux release

It’s been a heck of a month for Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company. The company dropped its smartphone and tablet plans. This, in turn, ended to its plans to make Unity its universal default interface. Instead, Gnome will become Ubuntu’s … Continue reading

April 12, 2017
by sjvn01
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Where does the Ubuntu Linux desktop go from here?

Seven years ago, Canonical moved the Ubuntu Linux desktop from the Gnome 3.x interface to its own Unity front-end. By the release of Ubuntu 11.10, Unity had become Ubuntu’s default desktop. Even in these early days, Unity was meant to … Continue reading

April 6, 2017
by sjvn01
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PAX: Android patent protection consortium formed

Linux and open-source software have had to content with intellectual property (IP) legal challenges for years. Now, Google has started a new effort to bring peace to potential Android IP sore points: PAX. PAX: Android patent protection consortium formed. More>