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Red Hat reveals CentOS plans

March 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

Napa Valley, CA: First things first. Here’s what Red Hat is not planning to do with CentOS: 1) Red Hat’s not going to charge you for CentOS;  2) CentOS will not be replacing Red Hat’s community distribution, Fedora; and 3) CentOS is not being put out to pasture to die. OK? OK!  Red Hat reveals CentOS […]

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Tags: Business · Infrastructure · Linux · Operating System · Red Hat · Server

Linux and botnets: It’s not Linux’s fault!

March 20th, 2014 · Comments Off

I couldn’t blame you, if — based on recent headlines such as “Linux worm Darlloz targets Intel architecture to mine digital currency” and “Botnet of thousands of Linux servers pumps Windows desktop malware onto web” — you thought Linux was as full of holes as Windows XP. If you take a closer look, you’ll find […]

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Tags: Infrastructure · Internet · Network · Security · Server · Web Services

Samba 4.1 brings Linux desktop and Mac files from Windows 8, Server 2012

October 15th, 2013 · Comments Off

The big file-sharing leap came with Samba 4. That release brought Linux an Active Directory (AD) domain controller. With that version, Samba gained the ability to share files with both old and new Windows systems by bringing its support up to Server Message Block (SMB) 3. Now, with a smaller file-sharing jump, Samba 4.1 brings […]

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Tags: Desktop · Development · Infrastructure · Linux · Mac OS X · Network · Open Source · Operating System · Samba · Server · Windows

Red Hat releases upgrade to older Red Hat Enterprise Linux: RHEL 5.10

October 1st, 2013 · Comments Off

Still using Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.x? Red Hat hasn’t forgotten about you. The Raleigh, NC-based open-source company has just released RHEL 5.10, the latest minor release of the mature RHEL 5 operating system. Red Hat releases upgrade to older Red Hat Enterprise Linux: RHEL 5.10. More>

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Tags: Business · Infrastructure · Linux · Operating System · Red Hat · Server

Solr: The Most Important Open Source Project You’ve Never Heard Of

September 25th, 2013 · Comments Off

When I did a story recently about in-demand open source jobs, I wasn’t surprised to hear from Dice that the job market was hot, hot, hot for OpenStack (for Big Data, Hadoop in particular) and for the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python). What did surprise me–indeed, shocked me–was that another red-hot tech jobs area […]

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Tags: Development · Infrastructure · Network · Open Source · Search · Server