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Updated Virtual Machine Converter now converts Linux VMs too

Microsoft has fired another shot in its campaign to win over VMware users, in the form of an updated Virtual Machine Converter that can move virtual machines from ESXi to Hyper-V.

VPS-vs-VPS fight brings billing parity to hosting market

Linux server hosting provider Linode has introduced hourly billing after being buffeted by fierce competition in the hosting and cloud markets.

Containers have made huge progress in the last year with the addition of user namespaces to the Kernel, the introduction of Docker, LXC 1.0, and the maturing of Check Point Restore in Userspace (CRIU). And at the annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit last month there were a number of people talking about containers and their application in the Linux ecosystem.

If your favoured window manager on Ubuntu is the lightweight resource-efficient Fluxbox, read on.

The post Ubuntu Style Themes For Fluxbox Window Manager first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

I have installed the new official LTSI-3.10 release on Raspberry Pi and MinnowBoard. The following describes the installation steps.

Previously, in a tutorial titled How to Install the LTSI-3.10 Kernel on Raspberry Pi and MinnowBoard, I introduced how you can build and install a kernel with an LTSI patch applied on Raspberry Pi and MinnowBoard. That time, I installed a kernel image that I built by downloading the kernel source and applying the patch. This time, however, I created a package for easier management. The following describes how you can do that.

Joins Linus £$%^ Torvalds, Tim Berner-Lee as gong recipient

A Brit boffin at IBM’s Almaden Research Centre has won a Finnish prize for spintronics research which led to a thousandfold increase in disk capacity.

At long last, Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP. Replace it with Linux and you'll enjoy computing again.

Storagebod I'll leave my arrays to do the hard work, if you don't mind

I’m a big fan of data networking blogger Greg Ferro, who writes under the moniker Etherealmind. Greg and I are really on the same page with regards to work/life balance but his latest thoughts on that topic struck a chord with me.

Vendors and ISPs have work to do updating firmware - if it's possible to fix this

All over the world, systems administrators are scrambling to fix the OpenSSL “Heartbleed” bug.