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Major Linux distros have Meltdown patches, but that's only part of the fix

All the major Linux distributions have now released their Intel chip meltdown patches. But, someone must retune all those servers to get their performance up to speed and replace network devices and servers running up-to-date Linux distros.

​The Linux vs Meltdown and Spectre battle continues

Fixing Meltdown and Spectre will take Linux -- and all other operating systems -- programmers a long, long time. Here's where the Linux developers are now.

​How Linux is dealing with Meltdown and Spectre

Torvalds and company are not happy with Intel as they continue to move forward with delivering Linux security patches.

​Major Linux redesign in the works to deal with Intel security flaw

A serious security memory problem in all Intel chips has led to Linux's developers resetting how to deal with memory. The result will be a more secure, but -- as Linux creator Linus Torvalds says -- slower operating system.

Eelo: A Google-less Android alternative emerges

Linux pioneer Gaël Duval is working on an easy-to-use, Google-free, pro-privacy Android clone for your smartphone.

These are Google Android 8.1's five best features

Besides numerous security fixes, the latest version of Android includes multiple features that developers will be using to improve your smartphone experience.

Kubernetes 1.9 brings beta support for Windows apps

Kubernetes, the cloud container orchestration program, expands even further and has grown more stable.

Mint 18.3: The best Linux desktop takes big steps forward

Linux Mint isn't just the best Linux desktop, it's the best desktop, period.

Chromebooks and Office 365 together will challenge Windows laptops

With Microsoft porting Office 365 to Chromebooks, a big reason to stick with Windows has gone out the door.

Kata Containers Project launches to secure container infrastructure

OpenStack, the open-source IaaS cloud, is branching out into containers with secure Kata containers.

CoreOS Tectonic 1.8 unites container management across clouds

Kubernetes can free users from being locked into a single cloud, and CoreOS wants to help them do this with its release of Tectonic 1.8.

From Linux to cloud, why Red Hat matters for every enterprise

Today, Red Hat dominates enterprise Linux. Tomorrow, it wants to rule the cloud. Don't bet against it.

​Long-term Linux support future clarified

Long-term support Linux version 4.4 will get six years of life, but that doesn't mean other LTS editions will last so long.

​'Big four' Linux companies shift open-source licensing policies

Red Hat, Facebook, Google, and IBM commit to providing a fair cure period to correct open-source GPLv2 software license compliance issues.

​Linus 'Linux' Torvalds gives security developers guidance

Leading open-source developer Torvalds does more than swear at poor security development. He spells out what he expects from security programmers.

​Red Hat partners with AWS with OpenShift Container Platform 3.7

Red Hat wants to be your AWS hybrid cloud and container company as well your Linux provider.

​Kubernetes vendors agree on standardization

Want to use Kubernetes, but worried about portability across clouds, containers, and vendors? Don't be. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation has you covered.

​Linux totally dominates supercomputers

It finally happened. Today, all 500 of the world's top 500 supercomputers are running Linux.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM arrives after seven years of development

The promise of running serious Linux servers on ARM processors has been there for ages. Now, at long last, the reality is here.

The new long-term Linux kernel, Linux 4.14, has arrived

For the next six years, Android smartphones, embedded Linux devices, and Linux-based Internet of Things gadgets will use the newly released Linux 4.14 kernel.