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?Linux and open source have won, get over it

2015 was the year Linux and open-source software took over the IT world, but many open-source and proprietary software fans still haven't figured it out.

Debian Linux founder Ian Murdock dies at 42, cause unknown

UPDATED: Just prior to his death, Murdock had started sending increasingly erratic tweets from his Twitter account.

?Containers, OpenShift, and Middleware

JBoss middleware is coming to Red Hat OpenShift in Docker containers.

?Here a Chromebook, there a Chromebook, everywhere a Chromebook

In a world where PC sales continue to slump quarter after quarter, Chromebooks are one of the few bright spots

Not a typo: ?Microsoft is offering a Linux certification

Believe it or not, Microsoft is offering a Linux on its Azure cloud certification.

?Container powers reach technical governance agreement

Docker may be the name you know best, but there are a lot of significant container players out there and they've agreed to work out common standards for software containers.

?CoreOS brings end-to-end trusted computing to containers

The bane of containers is securing them, but CoreOS has a soup-to-nuts answer for this worry: Tectonic with Distributed Trusted Computing.

?Red Hat loves containers in RHEL 7.2

The latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux includes major improvements to security, networking, system administration and, oh yes, containers. Lots and lots of new container goodness.

China's supercomputer growth is exploding while the US is losing steam

It comes as no surprise that Linux is the operating system of choice for supercomputers. What is surprising is that China is now the world's fastest growing supercomputer power while the US has fallen to its lowest level ever.

?How to easily defeat Linux Encoder ransomware

For all the attention Linux.Encoder.1 ransomware has gotten, a lot of people seem to be missing that it's easy to fix. Here's how to do it.

?CoreOS introduces Clair, a container security monitoring tool

CoreOS's new open-source project Clair, monitors containers security. Since it's so easy for security holes to hide in containers this is no small matter.

Linux gaming ?Steam Machines finally ship

More than two years ago, Valve announced that Linux-powered Steam Machines would be the future of gaming. After far too many delays, two gaming consoles are finally shipping with a third one coming soon.

?Supercomputer leaders come together on new open-source framework

Almost all supercomputers run on Linux. Now, the Linux Foundation, along with high-performance computer industry leaders, are announcing a new open-source software framework for HPC environments.

?Hands-on with eight great Android Marshmallow features

I put Google's latest version of Android to the test on my 2013 Nexus 7 tablet and I liked what I found.

?Linus Torvalds vs. the internet security pros

A recent Washington Post article entitled "Net of Insecurity" re-bundled old FUD about Linux and the internet's security.

Google will merge Android and Chrome OS by 2017: report

For years, people have wondered when Google would combine Android and Chrome OS. That day appears to be coming.

Red Hat opens up Ceph storage to other cloud leaders

Red Hat is opening up Ceph's open-source, object and block cloud program leadership to other leading companies such as Canonical and SUSE.

?The Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.10, is unleashed

On servers and clouds, this new Ubuntu springs forward to take a big bite.

?Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Azure CTO, tells All Things Open attendees to pass their resumes up

Mark Russinovich went into the lion's den of All Things Open, a major SouthEast open-source technology conference, to explain to the Linux faithful how Microsoft is now embracing Linux and open-source software.

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