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January 31, 2017
by sjvn01
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Linux leadership stands against Trump immigration ban

By its very nature, open source — and its most famous creation, Linux — relies upon the open exchange of ideas. While that happens largely on a free, net-neutral internet, it also needs face-to-face meetings. President Trump’s ill-considered, anti-immigration executive … Continue reading

May 21, 2015
by sjvn01
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Mark Shuttleworth considering Canonical IPO

VANCOUVER — In an interview at OpenStack Summit, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, revealed that he’s considering an IPO for his privately held business. Shuttleworth, who has funded the popular Linux company out of his … Continue reading

May 13, 2015
by sjvn01
Comments Off on For Venom security flaw, the fix is in: Patch your VM today

For Venom security flaw, the fix is in: Patch your VM today

Venom (Virtualized Environment Neglected Operations Manipulation), the recently discovered security hole in the open-source QEMU virtual machine hypervisor, has been fixed. That’s the good news. The bad news is many of you, even though you may use a QEMU-based hypervisor … Continue reading