Ubuntu vs Mint: Which one is better?
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Ubuntu vs Mint: Which one is better?

They may be two of the most popular Linux distributions, but what are the differences?
29 Apr 2021
Red Hat lambasts "unusual" University of Minnesota research approach in Linux feud
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Red Hat lambasts "unusual" University of Minnesota research approach in Linux feud

Establishing trust and transparency is key to open source research that actually matters, the company claims
28 Apr 2021
4chan founder Chris Poole leaves Google
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4chan founder Chris Poole leaves Google

Poole, who founded 4chan at 15, was a controversial hire back in early 2016
23 Apr 2021
Security researchers criticised for project that deliberately added vulnerabilities to Linux
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Security researchers criticised for project that deliberately added vulnerabilities to Linux

Open source maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman slams their project, claiming “our community does not appreciate being experimented on”
22 Apr 2021
FSF defends Stallman reappointment following Red Hat snub
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FSF defends Stallman reappointment following Red Hat snub

The organisation says it brought him back because it “missed his wisdom”
13 Apr 2021
Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?
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Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?

Can the open-source OS really stand up to Microsoft's enterprise juggernaut?
9 Apr 2021
Redis closes another round of funding, raking in an additional $110 million
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Redis closes another round of funding, raking in an additional $110 million

Funding round puts the database vendor’s value over $2bn
8 Apr 2021
Xinuos sues IBM for patent infringement
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Xinuos sues IBM for patent infringement

Lawsuit revisits ancient legal war over Unix code
1 Apr 2021
Amazon and Red Hat partner on bringing OpenShift to AWS
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Amazon and Red Hat partner on bringing OpenShift to AWS

The ROSA managed service makes it easier to build, scale and managed Kubernetes clusters on AWS
26 Mar 2021
Red Hat drops support for Free Software Foundation following return of Richard Stallman
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Red Hat drops support for Free Software Foundation following return of Richard Stallman

The FSF founder has been reappointed to the board two years after he was forced to resign over comments relating to the Jeffrey Epstein case
26 Mar 2021
VMware buys Mesh7 in cloud security push
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VMware buys Mesh7 in cloud security push

The move will better enable VMware to monitor cloud application traffic between virtual machines
19 Mar 2021
Chinese hackers target Linux systems with RedXOR backdoor
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Chinese hackers target Linux systems with RedXOR backdoor

Linux servers hit by malware developed using an end-of-life Red Hat compiler
11 Mar 2021
Google and Red Hat team up with Linux Foundation for software-signing service
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Google and Red Hat team up with Linux Foundation for software-signing service

The project aims to cryptographically verify open source software to mitigate supply chain security risks
10 Mar 2021
GitHub: Open source vulnerabilities can go undetected for four years
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GitHub: Open source vulnerabilities can go undetected for four years

GitHub research finds that time between vulnerability detection and fix must shorten
3 Dec 2020
IBM and AMD partner on AI and confidential computing
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IBM and AMD partner on AI and confidential computing

The partnership will expand on open source software and frameworks to create better security for hybrid cloud
12 Nov 2020
Microsoft Edge arrives on Linux in preview
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Microsoft Edge arrives on Linux in preview

The Chromium-based web browser is now supported on all major desktop and mobile operating systems
21 Oct 2020
How to build your own firewall with pfSense
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How to build your own firewall with pfSense

Create your own physical or virtual appliance with this free-to-use open source software
7 Oct 2020
Kubernetes demystified
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Kubernetes demystified

What CIOs need to know about the fastest growing open-source technology in the world
23 Sep 2020
Microsoft Edge will arrive on Linux next month
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Microsoft Edge will arrive on Linux next month

Preview version of the web browser aims to court developers and advanced users to Edge
23 Sep 2020
What is Chromium?
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Chromium

What is Chromium?

We take a look at Google's open source coding project, and the platforms it has inspired
15 Sep 2020
Switch to Linux with these top distros
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Switch to Linux with these top distros

Windows 7 is dead; it might be time consider switching to a stable, secure and fast alternative
15 Sep 2020
IT Pro Live: It's open under the cloud
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IT Pro Live: It's open under the cloud

OpenUK CEO Amanda Brock explains why open source standards are so foundational to cloud technology
1 Sep 2020
Microsoft brings WSL 2 to older Windows 10 versions
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Microsoft brings WSL 2 to older Windows 10 versions

Firm backports updated architecture to enterprise customers still relying on pre-2020 versions of Windows 10
21 Aug 2020