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April 8, 2014
by sjvn01
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Why Containers Instead of Hypervisors?

Our cloud-based IT world is founded on hypervisors. It doesn’t have to be that way – and, some say, it shouldn’t be. Containers can deliver more services using the same hardware you’re now using for virtual machines, said one speaker … Continue reading

March 20, 2014
by sjvn01
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Linux and botnets: It’s not Linux’s fault!

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 … Continue reading

October 15, 2013
by sjvn01
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Samba 4.1 brings Linux desktop and Mac files from Windows 8, Server 2012

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 … Continue reading