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5 rock-solid Linux distros for developers

Developers want power, flexibility, stability, and ease, and these Linux distributions have it all

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Report: Linux, NoSQL, Nginx set foundation for AWS app dominance

Sumo Logic research shows its customers favor AWS for building their apps, Redis for storing data, and Nginx for serving it all up

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These 5 courses will take you from newbie to Linux pro. Complete with two classes designed for Linux beginners, the Linux Essentials Bundle is the first step to a system administrator career, or to making a lateral move to your IT...

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It’s no secret that Windows, Mac, and Linux are the three major operating systems dominating the market today—and that their incompatibility often creates issues for users. For the inevitable moments when you need to use a Windows app...

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Packed with over 100 hours of instruction, this bundle will help you dive into Linux, the popular open-source operating system, and is currently on sale over 90% off its typical price.

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Red Hat's new OpenShift service aims for public-cloud convenience, bare-metal speeds

A new hosted version of Red Hat's flagship PaaS aims to satisfy enterprise needs for multitenancy and performance

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Move over, Linux -- JavaScript-powered NodeOS 1.0 approaches

NodeOS lowers the bar for developers using a base foundation of JavaScript, Node.js, and Npm

Linux Foundation throws its weight behind open APIs

With the Open API Initiative, the Linux Foundation and its partners -- including IBM -- plan to make the next generation of APIs easier to find, use, document, and transform

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Red Hat is boring -- and more open source companies should emulate it

Brick by brick, Red Hat has built itself into a powerhouse without raising piles of VC money. Today's open source upstarts could learn from it

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Linux kernel dev Sarah Sharp quits, citing ‘brutal’ communications style

A prominent open source developer has ended her work on the Linux kernel, citing a culture of overwork and personal attacks.

Review: Google Compute Engine rocks the cloud

Google's new compute cloud offers a crisp and clean way to spin up Linux instances and easily tap other Google APIs.

Flash smartphone from Samsung

Yesterday a new smartphone Wave was officially presented by Samsung. Some say that it is based on Linux. But it's not that interesting as you just can't expect a jailbreak or some kind of a root access from Samsung anytime soon. Their...

CSS 2008 Linux Presentations Released

Three Linux -related presentations from Colorado Software Summit 2008 have been made available on the Colorado Software Summit site .

Write once, run where it runs best

Continuing on my theme from last week , on some platforms being more equal than others when it comes to running Java, I read with some interest this comparison between Java running on Ubuntu and Windows Vista on the same hardware.

JavaFX disses Sun's longtime customers?

Due to the preview SDK's neglect of Linux and other crimes, Jacob Hookum lashes out on his java.net blog that JavaFX ignores Sun's longstanding customers while chasing others that it won't get. "Focusing back on their existing...

Linux will save JavaFX!

I was drawn to a JavaLobby post entitled JavaFX's Killer Feature , because I have long wondered what, exactly JavaFX's killer feature could possibly be. Well, brace yourself: JavaFX will succeed where others fail because it runs on...

Sun competing to put Glassfish into Ubuntu

Word is that Canonical is seriously considering using Sun's Glassfish as the Java EE framework that will ship with Ubuntu Linux . This is a glimpse into the world that Sun has created by making Java open source: even though it...

Android's cross-platform potential in doubt

Android dangles the prize of "write once, run anywhere" development, but can it deliver?

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