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Docker is slowly taking over the world. From its humble origins, which we explored on Friday, as an internal project at dotCloud, through to Microsoft's recent announcement that it will support Docker natively in Windows, Docker looks set to become a major component of modern IT infrastructure.

Greybeards vs. Gnomes fight sees creation of new 'Devuan' distro

The vivid difference of opinion over Debian's future direction has ended with a new fork of the Linux distribution.

November wasn't heavy on new Linux distribution releases, but still had more than enough to keep distro-hoppers bouncing from download server to ISO mirror and back again.

The post From Mint to Trisquel: The Top Linux Distro Releases in November 2014 first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

jones_supa (887896) writes "A hard to track system lockup bug seems to have appeared in the span of couple of most recent Linux kernel releases. Dave Jones of Red Hat was the one to first report his experience of frequent lockups with 3.18. Later he found out that the issue is present in 3.17 too. The problem was first suspected to be related to Xen. A patch dating back to 2005 was pushed for Xen to fix a vmalloc_fault() path that was similar to what was reported by Dave. The patch had a comment that read "the line below does not always work. Needs investigating!" But it looks like this issue was never properly investigated. Due to the nature of the bug and its difficulty in tracking down, testers might be finding multiple but similar bugs within the kernel. Linus even suggested taking a look in the watchdog code. He also concluded the Xen bug to be a different issue. The bug hunt continues in the Linux Kernel Mailing List."

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Interview XKCD creator on life, the universe and everything

There are a million easy ways to get famous on the internet - or perhaps they're all one way but it's been done a million times.

jaromil writes: The so called "Veteran Unix Admin" collective has announced that the fork of Debian will proceed as a result of the recent systemd controversy. The reasons put forward are not just technical; included is a letter of endorsement by Debian Developer Roger Leigh mentioning that "people rely on Debian for their jobs and businesses, their research and their hobbies. It's not a playground for such radical experimentation." The fork is called "Devuan," pronounced "DevOne." The official website has more information.

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Jaw-dropping. Hugely successful. Record breaking. All terms that describe Jolla's recent crowdfunding campaign, and now it's getting even better.

The post Jolla Tablet Crowdfunder Adds 3 Stretch Goals, Including Splitscreen, 3G first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Review Wi-Fi? Check. SATA 2 port? Check. Screen - Ow, my eyes!

The Raspberry PI Model B+ is the hot new SBC (Single Board Computer) of the moment. The cheap price, low power usage, good support and ease of use make it a very good buy for DIY nerd projects and media front ends.

Sysadmin Blog Containers! Containers! Containers!

Docker, meet hype. Hype, meet Docker. Now: Let's have a sit down here and see if we can work through your neuroses.

Whether you're a relative novice or a seasoned pro, we all want to get the most from our operating system. Ubuntu, like most modern OSes, has more to offer than what is presented at first blush.

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