Collection of Linux related news hopefully!

Big Blue finds containers are speedy, but may not have much room to improve

IBM Research has run done a side-by-side comparison of the KVM hypervisor and containerisation enfant terrible Docker and found the latter “ equals or exceeds KVM performance in every case we tested.”

If Ubuntu-based Linux distributions were comic book superheroes, who would be what and why? That's the question I've been mulling over for the last half hour.

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They keep telling you to encrypt your email. Well, how do you do that? And does it do any good?

Korean chaebol nabs home automation platform for rumoured $200m

Samsung is all set to slurp home automation platform SmartThings in another manoeuvre to prime the firm for the Internet of Stuff – if it should ever arrive.

Managing Scopes on Ubuntu for Phones will soon be easier thanks to new 'bottom edge' gestures and features being introduced to dev builds.

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Start migrating now to avoid another XPocalypse – Gartner

Companies should start planning now to phase out their Windows 7 installations, according to research firm Gartner.

There's a new version of the Steam Client now available — and it comes with a bevy of tweaks to the way it looks.

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Hybrid array upstart previously only supported VMWare

Hybrid startup Tintri, whose hybrid arrays are VMware virtual machine-centric in their operation and management, now supports Red Hat's KVM as well.

As big ol' rumour fish go this one is a whopper. We'll leave it up to you whether you're willing to reel it in or, for those who've smelt too much fishy speculation over the years, cast it back.

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With the first Ubuntu Phones still on course to ship later this year, its developers are now in the final furlong of preparing for a 'Release To Manufacturing' milestone.

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