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What is Docker, Really? Founder Solomon Hykes Explains

Linux.com - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 23:03

Docker's meteoric rise is still puzzling, and somewhat problematic, said founder Solomon Hykes in his keynote at LinuxCon and CloudOpen on Thursday. Most people today who are aware of Docker don't necessarily understand how it works or even why it exists, he said, because they haven't actually used it.

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Thanks For Making Games Faster: Top 10 Quotes from the Linux Kernel Developer Panel

Linux.com - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 17:18

Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman was joined on stage at LinuxCon this morning by Linux Creator Linus Torvalds as well as kernel developers Andrew Morton from Google, Shuah Khan from Samsung, and Andy Lutomirski, a co-founder of AMA Capital Management.

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Munich Council: LiMux Demise Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Omgubuntu - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 15:37

A Munich city council spokesman has attempted to clarify the reasons behind its plan to re-examine the role of open-source software in local government IT systems.

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Linux duo land $54m VC Xamarin cash bag

The Register - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 15:01
A 'pretty strong signal,' says CEO

Two leading lights in open source and mobile have landed $54m in funding for their company.

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Latest Bundle Stars’ Promo Adds Guacamelee!, Space Farmers for Linux

Omgubuntu - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 14:46

If Humble Bundle's latest pack has left you wanting check out rivals Bundle Stars, whose latest promo offers a set of Tux-friendly titles.

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RealVNC distances itself from factories, power plants, PCs hooked up to password-less VNC

The Register - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 08:05
Some 30,000 machines found with front doors wide open

A scan of the public internet by security researchers has seemingly revealed thousands upon thousands of computers fully accessible via VNC – with no password required.

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Storage, chip slingers pledge allegiance to Linux, open source

The Register - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 03:01
LinuxCon 2014 Linux Foundation swells ranks, coffers

As LinuxCon 2014 kicks off this week in Chicago, the Linux Foundation has announced that it has won new support from across the technology industry, including several hardware companies.

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Oi! Rip Van Winkle: PATCH, already

The Register - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 00:10
Stuxnet, Sality, Gauss, Flame still infecting your unpatched boxen

Nearly 20 million computers remain infected with malware targeting a vulnerability first targeted four years ago by the Stuxnet worm.

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Linus Torvalds still wants the Linux desktop

Zdnet news - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 23:16
Linux runs everything, everywhere, but Linus Torvalds still wants it to rule on one place it doesn't: The desktop.
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Video: Everybody Do the Zombie Shuffle and More Linux Trivia

Linux.com - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 22:10

What is a zombie shuffling desk? What does the d in systemd stand for? Test your knowledge of these trivia questions and watch your fellow Linux community members attempt to answer.

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08/13 Zorin 9 "Educational Lite"

Distro watch - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 21:55
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Linux Foundation says many Linux admins and engineers are certifiable

The Register - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 21:28
LinuxCon 2014 Floats exam program to help IT employers lock up talent

The Linux Foundation on Wednesday introduced two new certification programs aimed at connecting employers with qualified Linux administrators and engineers.

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LinuxCon and CloudOpen This Week in Chicago

Linux.com - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 20:51

Follow the keynotes via live streaming video, watch for live updates on Linux Foundation social channels at the #LinuxCon and #CloudOpen hash tags, and read our keynote coverage here on Linux.com.

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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 20:37
darthcamaro writes: Linux has clawed its way into lots of places these days. But at the LinuxCon conference in Chicago today Linus Torvalds was asked where Linux should go next. Torvalds didn't hesitate with his reply. "I still want the desktop," Torvalds said, as the audience erupted into boisterous applause. Torvalds doesn't see the desktop as being a kernel problem at this point, either, but rather one about infrastructure. While not ready to declare a "Year of the Linux Desktop" he still expects that to happen — one day.

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Linux Foundation introduces new Linux certifications

Zdnet news - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 19:07
Want to prove you've got the chops for a Linux job? The Linux Foundation is introducing the proof you'll need with new certifications.
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How To Install MATE Desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Omgubuntu - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 18:08

Interest is growing in Ubuntu MATE Remix and the benefits it offers over stock Ubuntu. But how can you try it out? Through a PPA, of course.

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Linux Growth Demands Bigger Talent Pool

Linux.com - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 15:22

Today at LinuxCon and CloudOpen we're making an announcement that signifies the natural next step in helping to build a qualified talent pool of Linux professionals worldwide:The Linux Foundation Certification Program.

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The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?

The Register - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 10:02
Game Theory And yes it does need a fat HDD (or SSD, it's cool with either)

Gamers' perception of Steam over the years has changed considerably. This digital distribution platform, which was developed by Valve, was met with derision when it launched back in 2004 – but jump forward 10 years and Steam is the coolest kid on the block. What self-respecting gamer doesn’t blow all their money on a Steam sale these days?

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Xennet wants YOUR machines for tradable supercomputer cloud

The Register - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 08:31
SETI@home, Bitcoin the inspirations

A group called Xennet wants to create a blockchain-managed market in which users rent out their spare processor cycles for a closed-shop crypto-currency.

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