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Remember sed and awk? All Linux admins should

We aren’t doing the next generation of Linux and Unix admins any favors by forgetting init scripts and fundamental tools

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Is it opposite day? Microsoft has a new Linux distro

But hold your horses -- Azure Cloud Switch is a custom version of Linux designed for running switches in Microsoft's own data center

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First Docker, now Mesos: Windows broadens its support in containers

Microsoft teams with Mesosphere, making Windows servers easier to manage and broadening Azure's appeal

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CoreOS CEO: Security is fundamental

In an interview, CEO Alex Polvi claims his company invented the cloud-native OS category and discusses how CoreOS's update strategy differs from the likes of Red Hat

Red Hat pushing hard beyond Linux in the data center

Red Hat is looking to expand its open source products across the infrastructure hardware stack.

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Heat stroke! 4 overcooked tech concepts

As the temperatures rise, the IQs are apparently falling, as demonstrated by the week's needless tech trends

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From CoreOS to Nano: Micro OSes strip down for containers

CoreOS, Red Hat, Ubuntu, VMware, Rancher, and Microsoft put unique twists on the stripped-down, container-focused, cloud-scale operating system

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Joyent hits the sweet spot between containers, VMs for Ubuntu

The first release of Joyent's Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure offers the ability to run Ubuntu Linux a la containers, for better performance and elasticity

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First look: Joyent Triton puts cloud computing on a bare-metal diet

Joyent’s Docker-driven container compute instances are superthin, superfast, and supercheap

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Mesosphere OS manages entire data centers with one click

Mesosphere's DCOS manages both apps and their Linux systems and could be a particular boon to public cloud users

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Fedora 22 provides three ways to don Red Hat

Red Hat's latest Linux distribution tests new server and cloud features, but Fedora's long-standing desktop legacy may get in the way

Money bags, full of cash.

Is an IPO right for Canonical?

An IPO would be a major break from its privately held past, and if handled wrong could knock it off its newfound course

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Intel takes on CoreOS with its own container-based Linux

Clear Linux, Intel's new container-based distribution, bristles with ideas for how to run containers and perform OS management

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Containers have arrived -- and no one knows how to secure them

When you add yet another layer to the stack, you add security complexity, no matter what the proponents of Docker or competing container solutions say

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Do you need a container-specific Linux distribution?

It's not enough to use containers, vendors argue that you need a specialized Linux distribution to back it.

New Linux rootkit leverages GPUs for stealth

The Jellyfish proof-of-concept rootkit uses the processing power of graphics cards and runs in their dedicated memory

Red Hat broadens programming language support

RHEL can now support multiple versions of a single programming language, such as Python

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Review: Docker Swarm soars, and the sky's the limit

Swarm combines easy cluster creation and management with powerful container scheduling, but HA and other key features are still in the works

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