Containers aren't quite virtual machines, but with recent advances in Linux, they can do many of the same jobs as a VM while using far less memory.
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.
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Based on the open-source ownCloud Community Edition, ownCloud 6 Enterprise Edition offers the cloud's flexibility with on-premise business data control.
Microsoft just open-sourced a software development kit that will enable Android developers to bring Office 365 data to their Android apps.
Xen, the open-source virtualization project, believes that ARM has a big role to play in the server and datacenter space, so it's adding support to more ARM chipsets.
I think Microsoft has a real shot of being a top-tier Android hardware company. Yes, I'm quite serious.
Want a good-paying Linux job, but don't have the skills? The Linux Foundation is setting up a new program of online classes for you.
Yes, GnuTLS has major security holes. So what? Almost no one uses it in ways where it could be vulnerable to fraud.
In a surprising move, Red Hat will enable users to run .NET applications and SQL Server on its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service cloud.
If you're a government worker and have been wanting to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux securely on your Amazon cloud, it's your lucky day. The popular open-source operating system is finally available on Amazon Web Services.
Other Linux distributions are moving to MariaDB for their default database management system, but Ubuntu is standing by Oracle's MySQL. Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth explains why.