Microsoft is porting its server-side .NET stack to Linux and Mac OS X, and is making more of that stack available as open source.
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Canonical's latest Linux, Ubuntu 14.10, saves the biggest improvements for its cloud and server versions.
You can install any modern Windows or Linux version, desktop or server, using Hyper-V in Windows 8.1. But you'll need to bring your own license and software for the base OS. Here's how to get that OS cheap or even free.
The UK surveillance agency GCHQ tackles a shortage of graduates with the necessary information security skills by accrediting degree courses.
Figures from the Linux Foundation suggest skills shortages across disciplines and throughout Europe.
Enterprise Linux users, awake! Red Hat has finally released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, and it looks like it's going to run on everything, from the server in the back-room, to datacenters and the cloud.
More troubles emerge for open source secure communications tools with a new flaw affecting the GnuTLS library.
Are 64-bit ARM processors ready for the datacenter? Applied Micro and Canonical claim they are with an upcoming demo of the OpenStack cloud using Ubuntu Linux on an X-Gene server.
The $6 billion integrator's portfolio addition is built on Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V and supports both Windows and Linux workloads.
AMD Opteron X-Series APUs running Fedora Linux are an important development for companies looking to transition to x86 APU servers but who don't want to introduce new tools and software platforms into the IT environments.
But where's the final release of Red Hat's flagship Linux server distribution?
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.
Want a tech job? Then polish up your Linux skills and you will be handsomely rewarded.
Heady forecasts showing Linux would become a major player on the desktop, on the server, and in embedded systems were published back in 1994. While the prognostications proved correct for server and embedded operating systems, what happened on the desktop?
If you want to a bleeding edge desktop or server Linux, then Fedora is the Linux distribution for you. If you want to play it safe, try something else.
Samba, which has been bringing Windows-compatible file sharing to Linux servers, Mac servers, and desktops for years, takes another step forward.
The most significant aspect of Ubuntu 13.10 (codenamed Saucy Salamander) is the first release of Mir, Canonical's next-generation display server, which replaces X Windows. Saucy Salamander also features Unity 7 and Linux kernel 3.11.
Job adverts for IT vacancies place heavier emphasis on candidates having Java, agile development and ASP skills this year, while demand for C and SQL appears to be dropping in the UK.
IBM continues to bet on Linux and open-source databases with its new PowerLinux 7R4 server.
Microsoft is beefing up its Linux guest support in the coming Windows Server 2012 R2, a k a Windows Server "Blue" release.
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