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As Red Hat aims for $5 billion in revenue, Linux won’t be only driver

Last year Red Hat, which has been mostly known for selling Linux in the enterprise became the first $2 billion open source company. Now it wants to be the first to $5 billion, but it might not be ju

Ubuntu’s container-style Snap app packages now work on other Linux distributions

Docker's container-style approach to distributing and running apps on any platform has been a big boost to helping patch up some of the fragmentation in the world of Linux. Now, a new package format h

Purism builds a secure tablet with physical wi-fi and camera switches

Purism, proud makers of one of the first truly open laptops, is moving into the world of pro-level tablets. Their latest product, the Librem 11, is a tablet that runs any GNU/Linux version (they recom

The open web is not going away

Dries Buytaert and Matt Mullenweg recently posted calls to arms in defense of the "open web." I, too, am a believer in the open web. It delivers on the promise of the Internet: a world in which everyo

Microsoft Brings Red Hat Enterprise Linux To Azure

Microsoft is now selling Red Hat Enterprise Linux licenses. Starting today, you will be able to deploy Red Hat Linux Enterprise (RHLE) from the Azure Marketplace and get support for your deployments

The Money In Open-Source Software

It’s no secret that open-source technology -- once the province of radicals, hippies and granola eaters -- has gone mainstream. According to industry estimates, more than 180 young companies that gi

Linux Ransomware Is Now Attacking Webmasters

A new bit of ransomware is now attacking Linux -based machines, specifically the folders associated with serving web pages. Called Linux.Encoder.1 the ransomware will encrypt your MySQL, Apache, and h

Money And Politics: Bitcoin’s Governance Crisis

A lot of intriguing and conflicting things have been said about Bitcoin in the past few years. Some see it as the salvation of the financial system, others as a new toy, appealing only to the technolo

Seagate, Toshiba, Scality And Others Launch Kinetic Open Storage Platform For Smart, Low-Overhead Cloud Object Storage

Two years ago, Seagate debuted a new technology for hard drives that essentially gives applications direct access to some of its drives over an Ethernet connection to store objects using key-value pai

PLUMgrid Partners With Linux Foundation To Open-Source Its IO Visor Project

The Linux Foundation and PLUMgrid today announced an alliance of hardware manufacturers, Linux distribution vendors and others that aims to advance Linux networking and virtualization for modern data

Mozilla Makes Private Browsing More Private In Firefox, Adds Tracking Protection

Mozilla is testing a new private browsing mode in Firefox that doesn't just keep no trace of your porn browsing habits on your machine but that also blocks online services that could track you while y

Windows 10 Is Now Available For The Raspberry Pi

Want to run a stripped-down version of Windows on your Raspberry Pi? Sure you do. Windows 10 IoT Core, a version of Windows for embedded devices, is now available from Microsoft and looks to be an int

Red Hat’s Updated Enterprise OpenStack Platform Promises To Simplify OpenStack Deployments

Red Hat today launched its Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7 into general availability. The distribution combines Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, the latest OpenStack release ("Kilo"), and the co

Open Container Initiative Gains Momentum As AT&T, Oracle, Twitter And Others Join

A month ago, Docker and the Linux Foundation announced the Open Container Project at Docker's developer conference. Now called the Open Container Initiative, the project is seeing rapid growth, as the

Docker Makes Containers More Portable With New Networking Stack, Adds Plug-In Support

Docker is holding its developer conference in San Francisco today, so it's no surprise that the company is rolling out quite a few updates to its software container solution. Maybe the biggest announc

Mesosphere’s Datacenter Operating System Lands On Microsoft Azure And AWS

Mesosphere's mission to build a container-centric service that allows developers to treat a data center with all of its various servers as a single entity is starting to come to fruition. Today, the c

Kano Co-Founder To Talk Building A Coding Kit Business At Disrupt NY

Sales pitches for products that aim to teach a new generation to learn to code arrive thick and fast in the inbox, these days. But one of the most polished entrants in this burgeoning space remains U.

Ubuntu 15.04 Launches With Support For OpenStack Kilo, New LXD Hypervisor And Snappy Core

Canonical today announced that the next version of Ubuntu, 15.04 Vivid Vervet, will be available for download on Thursday. This release introduces a couple of new features for desktop users, but most

CoreOS Raises $12M Funding Round Led By Google Ventures To Bring Kubernetes To The Enterprise

CoreOS, a Docker-centric Linux distribution for large-scale server deployments, today announced that it has raised a $12 million funding round led by Google Ventures with participation by Kleiner Perk

SteamOS Hits Major Milestone

Steam <a target="_blank" href="http://store.steampowered.com/search/?term=&sort_by=_ASC&os=linux&page=1#sort_by=Released_DESC&category1=998&os=linux&page=1">now boasts more tha
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