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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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Big Linux bug, low security concerns

This Linux/Android bug sure sounded bad. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Symantec announced a LinuxKernel ipv4/udp.c bug that made the LinuxKernel 4.4 and earlier vulnerable to remote code-execution. In turn, an attacker could exploit this issue … 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