The government- and Sophos-sponsored challenge is designed to drum up interest in learning Linux security skills, which are needed for protecting web infrastructure and, in turn, companies
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Has Microsoft already begun making changes to Skype's P2P infrastructure? According to one report, Microsoft has begun moving in some Microsoft-hosted Linux boxes.
Fedora, always a leading cutting edge Linux distribution, has a new release with major improvements in cloud-support, virtualization, and virtual desktop infrastructure.
Red Hat Linux, Suse Linux, Apache and MySQL have all gained a toehold in government IT infrastructure, but proprietary products still hold sway in most departments, according to new data
OpenStack is to cloud computing as Linux is to the client operating system, and it will enjoy a similar level of success, according to Rackspace's chief strategy officer Lew Moorman.Moorman told ZDNet UK on Tuesday that OpenStack, or an equivalent open-source infrastructure system like it, will be picked up to drive cloud services as it eliminates the software cost of running a basic cloud service.
After years of steering away from the Linux desktop, in 2012, Red Hat will fully support a virtual desktop infrastructure.
The cloud isn't just about commercial software and enterprise systems. The open-source world has its services too. Linode has been offering virtual Linux servers for years. Now the OpenStack project provides open source, open standards software for building reliable cloud infrastructure.
Oracle's patent infingement case against Android Linux made all the big headlines last week yet the company also stepped up its attack on VMware with the release of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.2.
A "Perfect Storm": The Linux-based Android OS, and tight integration with Google's web services, running on BlackBerry hardware and connected to RIM's corporate messaging/calendar syncing infrastructure would be an unstoppable mobile enterprise device platform that not even Apple's iPhone, Windows Mobile or Palm webOS could dare to challenge. But could the marriage ever be consummated?
Frugal Friday: Conficker Strikes, Infrastructure Terrorism, Sun Microsystems, Debian BSD, Sourceforge
Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I talk about Conficker.C waking up, Infrastructure Terrorism, Sun Microsystems, Linux Magazine, Debian's new BSD kernel port, and interview Ross Turk, Community Director for SourceForge.
Another reason to love Linux: SiCortex offers high-performance computing in an astonishingly energy-efficient format
If you're looking to supplement your trading floor applications, business analytics infrastructure or Internet site capacity, SiCortex has a proposition for you: a 72-processor high-performance Linux platform with CPUs that use just 0.6 watts of electricity each.
Forthcoming updates to VirtualCenter Server and Infrastructure Client will give Linux and iPhone a role in managing virtual machines
This will be my first in a series (an "X = X +1" sort of series) where I'll be looking at virtualization. However, rather than look at the kind of virtualization where you install and OS like Windows, Mac OS or Linux and then install an application that allows you to create virtual machines, I'm going to be looking at virtualization at a much lower level using VMware's ESX 3.5 and Infrastructure applications. I'm going to start off by looking at VMware ESX and taking you through the install process.
The latest version of Mandriva is a competent and well-implemented desktop release with lots to commend it to those with some Linux know-how.
I recently had a chance to chat with Oracle’s vice president of Linux engineering, Wim Coekaerts, and senior director of product marketing, Monica Kumar, about Oracles virtualization efforts and a bit about the philosophy behind the company's efforts. In summary, Oracle sees virtualization technology as just another tool organizations can use to increase the performance, reliability, scalability, agility and/or manageability of their IT infrastructure.
There are lots of components beyond just the racks of Windows Server boxes that are keeping Microsoft's online properties up and running. Microsoft's cloud infrastructure is comprised of many evolving parts. How well will it mesh with the Linux-powered Yahoo back-end infrastructure, if Microsoft's proposed bid for Yahoo goes through?
The infrastructure and tools required to make Linux a green operating system are now in place, according to Linus Torvalds, who was in Melbourne this week attending Australia's largest Linux conference.
Our UNIX/Linux blogger Paul Murphy posted an interesting link to an article entitled: Information Security: 7 Data Leaks you can’t Ignore written by Matt Roedell. Unfortunately, I think Paul missed the point of it by attributing the issue to "Wintel infrastructure" and claiming the solution is to go thin client with Sun Rays.
The day one infrastructure is going to be Linux on cell for on board processing and Solaris on SPARC for ground processing.
Now, don't get me wrong, the JCP (increasingly going to newer GPL licenses) still fulfills its role beautifully. It's performs a mostly non-commercial oversight function of an essential legacy environment. Make your fixes, contributions, and updates -- but take your new code contributions elsewhere. Java plus Eclipse plus Apache plus GPL Linux is what makes today's savvy enterprises, SaaS vendors, service providers, and internal development powerhouses (like Google) what they are: Lean, mean, agile, and low-cost infrastructure innovation machines.
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