Linux founder Linus Torvalds makes no bones about it. He thinks inserting signed binaries into the Linux kernel is "moronic."
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Linux leader Red Hat has shipped another minor update to its 6 enterprise line to better equip its distribution for massive scale out, big data environments. Along the same lines, the company also announced this week it will contribute its Red Hat Storage Hadoop plug-in to the Apache Hadoop project
Great news for Linux pros and bad news for hiring managers. A survey says companies are desperate for Linux pros in the next six months. Plus, the salaries for Linux staffers are on the rise.
Red Hat spells out its big data plans, which includes more Hadoop integration.
As expected, Canonical has announced their plans for Ubuntu on tablets as well as the signing of a deal with a major mobile silicon provider to provide Ubuntu smartphone and tablet chips.
In addition to upgrading its Sputnik Ubuntu Linux laptop for developers, Dell is also making it available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Not everyone thinks Canonical can create a unified Ubuntu for PCs, smartphones, tablets and TVs. But Mark Shuttleworth has an answer for them.
Dump Microsoft Office, with its new licensing restrictions, and get LibreOffice instead.
Once again, a Microsoft partner claims that Linux is less secure than Windows. What else would they say?
So, ready to start playing Steam-based games on your Ubuntu system? Well, follow-along with me and away we'll go!