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Linux and Open Source
The latest news and views on all things Linux and open source by seasoned Unix and Linux user Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
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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One of Linux's advantages has always been that you rarely need to reboot it. Now, a new program, CloudLinux's KernelCare, tries to make rebooting totally unnecessary.
We all know about the Raspberry Pi, but it's far from the only single-board computer out there that makers might find both useful and affordable.
The tech giants will be supporting mission-critical open-source software development with the Core Infrastructure Initiative and here's how it's going to work.
Raspberry Pi has a competitor, Banana Pi which is a new single-board computer that is powered by a much faster processor and more RAM.
In the wake of the Heartbleed OpenSSL security disaster, The Linux Foundation has brought together both open-source supporters and companies better known for proprietary software to fund mission-critical open-source projects.
Container technology, a lightweight kind of virtualization, is becoming a core component in major Linux distributions. But what role will it really plan in datacenters and the cloud?
It's smooth, pretty, and, in short, it's the nicest Ubuntu Linux desktop that's ever been.
I still find Ubuntu with Unity the best desktop of all for users who don't know computers and just want something easy to use.
Icehouse, the newest version of the leading open source cloud OpenStack, is now ready for users.