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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

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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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Mesos adds Kubernetes, containers to data center management system

Mesosphere's DCOS, for managing Linux systems and applications at scale, takes on container-management duties, thanks to Google's Kubernetes

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Ubuntu 15.04 combines OpenStack and LXD hypervisor in one package

Canonical's new Linux distribution unveils its LXD container runtime, which offers the best features of both containers and VMs

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Open source patent protection extended to popular software

Docker, Puppet, LibreOffice, and the Go language are the latest additions to the Open Invention Network's extensive patent nonaggression umbrella

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Who’s behind Linux now, and should you be afraid?

Most Linux kernel code isn't developed by who you might think. Here's a closer look at why this matters

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Could Docker replace package management?

Linux's package management headaches could be solved by way of containers, but experts warn it's only half a solution

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Revealed: The best and worst of Docker

Docker experts talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of the ubiquitous application container system

VMware expands desktop virtualization to Linux

VMware Horizon 6 will be able to deliver Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux desktops

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Red Hat wants to do for containers what it's done for Linux

With Red Hat's new partner program, toolkit, and certification system, the company looks to be at the heart of containerization

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