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Torvalds: 'People who start writing kernel code get hired really quickly'

Volunteer contributions to Linux reached their lowest recorded levels, report says

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Have you hugged your server today?

Disposable IT means never having to fix a broken server, and perhaps never having to know how to fix it

DDoS malware for Linux systems comes with sophisticated custom-built rootkit

XOR.DDoS is distributed through SSH brute-force password guessing attacks

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VMware's OpenStack plants itself firmly in vSphere

VMware jumps on the OpenStack bandwagon with a brand new distro designed to be managed with VMware tools

Ghost Linux vulnerability can be exploited through WordPress, other PHP apps

Some Web applications written in PHP call a vulnerable glibc function, potentially opening the door to attacks

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Docker grows up -- and has the reorg to show for it

Faced with an exploding contributor base and widening real-world usage, Docker is restructuring to stave off growing pains and external criticism

'Ghost' vulnerability poses high risk to Linux distributions

Flaw in the GNU C Library can be exploited remotely for full control and should be patched as soon as possible, according to Qualys

2015 Open Source Rookies of the Year

The top 10 rookie open source projects

Black Duck presents its Open Source Rookies of the Year -- the 10 most exciting, active new projects germinated by the global open source community

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CoreOS Rocket hits second stage, still aimed at Docker

With the release of Rocket 0.2.0, CoreOS hints that its developers are trying to learn from Docker's legacy

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6 big changes coming to Fedora 22

Systemd, Python 3, and Docker deployments are a few changes under consideration for Fedora 22

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What’s new in Suse Linux 12

From more cloud connections to auto-updating to Gnome, Suse 12 has a lot to offer

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In open source, no one cares if you're a dog

Some want Linus Torvalds to be nicer. They may be missing the point

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Third time's the charm? Canonical tries Ubuntu for IoT

Canonical's slimmed-down version of Ubuntu for IoT development tackles the 'immortality' problem

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Linux kills, 3D blooms: Last look from Vegas

In the aftermath of CES 2015, one exciting new possibility arises from the desert floor

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9 Linux distros to watch in 2015

These distros will be the most entertaining ones to keep up with for the year

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The winning Linux kernel live patch: All of the above

Two competing approaches for live kernel patching have been fused into a hybrid strategy and submitted for acceptance to Linux 3.20 kernel

Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use

Ubuntu Core provides a minimal Lightweight Linux environment for running containers

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Get started with FreeBSD: A brief intro for Linux users

If you've never tried FreeBSD, take a few minutes now -- you might be surprised

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