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Micro Focus buying Novell, Suse Linux owner for $1.2 billion

Micro Focus is picking up Attachmate for a little over half of what Attachmate paid for Novell just three years ago

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Speed or torque? Linux desktop vs. server distros

Desktop Linux should be shiny and fast, server Linux should be big and practical. Today's mix doesn't work -- here's the remedy

Dev and test the Docker way

New Shippable platform, available in both cloud- and self-hosted forms, helps developers prep workflows for Docker

It's time to split Linux distros in two

Desktop workloads and server workloads have different needs. Why address them in the same distribution?

You have your Windows in my Linux

Ultimately, the schism over systemd could lead to a separation of desktop and server distros, or Linux server admins moving to FreeBSD

Good news for Microsoft: China wants to dump Windows

If China makes good on its threat to break up with Windows, Microsoft could lose the battle -- yet win the war

Linux Foundation's certification sets new benchmark for admins

Do open source projects need formal certification? Two notable open source foundations think they do

Red Hat

Review: RHEL 7 lands with a jolt

There's a lot to like in the next Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but some fundamental changes may prove problematic

Docker founder Solomon Hykes explains Docker

You've no doubt heard of Docker, but if you don't get what it is or why it was created, its founder lays it all out

Choose your side on the Linux divide

The battle over systemd exposes a fundamental gap between the old Unix guard and a new guard of Linux developers and admins

Systemd: Harbinger of the Linux apocalypse

It might not be the end of the world, but the design of systemd and the attitudes of its developers have been counterproductive

Docker gets a GitHub-like repository from CoreOS

The recently purchased Quay.io provides the software and services for CoreOS to run a Docker hub

Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers

Red Hat wants Linux for ARM servers to avoid the fragmentation that plagued Unix in decades past

Here's how to stay safe until the Tails privacy tool is patched

Patches are ready for IP2, the vulnerable component in Tails, but it's not clear when the operating system will be updated

Firm says vulnerability in Tails contained in I2P component

The flaw, one of several in the privacy-focused operating system, is demonstrated in a video by vulnerability broker Exodus Intelligence

Zero-day flaws in Tails aren't for sale, vulnerability broker says

Exodus Intelligence will provide a report to the developer of the privacy-focused OS by the end of the week, a company exec said

Docker welcomes Google 'validation,' but sees more work ahead

Docker recruits more big names following Google's seal of approval, but keeps an eye on next steps

Red Hat stamps its influence on CentOS 7

Latest version of the community edition of RHEL is the first release under the partnership between CentOS and Red Hat

New Docker-enabled Linux distro wants to rival Red Hat

Self-upgrading, subscription-based Linux distribution built around Docker containerization draws funding from backers for Puppet Labs

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