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Entries Tagged as 'Operating System'

Vault: The Linux Foundation’s new storage-focused tradeshow

August 29th, 2014 · Comments Off

Here’s a secret that most server administrrators know, but few outside the datacenter and server room know: Most big data stores, and the cloud’s petabytes of storage, are all based on Linux. Amazon Web Services S3 storage and the like may look simple but behind the interface there’s a complicated web of storage devices, services, and […]

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Tags: Business · Infrastructure · Linux · Operating System · Storage · Tradeshow

What Docker does right and what it doesn’t do right… yet

August 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off

CHICAGO — Docker founder Solomon Hykes, opened his keynote at LinuxCon by saying he knows two things about Docker: “It uses Linux containers and the Internet won’t shut up about it.” He knows more than that. He told the audience what Docker is, what it does right today, and what it still needs to do to be […]

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Tags: Development · Infrastructure · Linux · Open Source · Operating System · Virtualization

Linus Torvalds still wants the Linux desktop

August 20th, 2014 · Comments Off

CHICAGO — In the LinuxCon keynote, Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, said that Linux now runs everything, everywhere. He’s right. From supercomputers to stock markets to smartphones, Linux dominates most computing markets the way Germany did Brazil in the 2014 World Cup. But, during the Linux kernel panel, Linux’s founder, Linus Torvalds, admitted that he still regrets that Linux […]

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Tags: Desktop · Infrastructure · Linux · Operating System

Linux Foundation introduces new Linux certifications

August 20th, 2014 · Comments Off

CHICAGO — It’s a common story: Businesses desperately want Linux savvy employees. Programmers and system administrators who cut their teeth on the gcc and the BASH shell want jobs. But, between them rises the wall of human resources, which wants degrees and certifications. The Linux Foundation introduced an answer at LinuxCon: a new Linux Foundation Certification […]

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Tags: Business · Certification · Linux · Operating System

Linux kernel source code repositories get better security

August 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

CHICAGO – Almost three years ago, crackers broke into the, Linux’s most important site. While no damage was done, it was still worrisome. So, at the Linux Kernel Summit, the Linux Foundation announced that it was securing Linux’s Git source code repositories with two-factor authentication. Linux kernel source code repositories get better security. More>

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Tags: Applications · Authentication · Development · Linux · Open Source · Operating System · Security