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Red Hat releases the last of the RHEL 6.x line

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 has just been released.

Old Linux kernel security bug bites

A Linux developer discovered a serious security hole that's been hiding for years in an out-of-date driver.

Daimler joins Linux's Open Invention Network patent-protection group

Daimler, owner of Mercedes-Benz, has joined the Linux and open-source patent-protection organization.

Canonical extends Ubuntu 12.04 support for paying customers

Why keep supporting a five-year-old operating system? Because, if you work with servers, five years can be just the start.

SUSE acquires HPE's cloud assets

SUSE has become HPE's out-sourced cloud developer and its main Linux provider.

Microsoft integrates Black Duck open-source tools with Visual Studio

Is someone sneaking open-source code as their work into your Visual Studio project? Does some of the open-source code you're already using have known bugs in it? This new pairing of Microsoft and Black Duck technology can help with both problems.

Dell doubles down on high-end Ubuntu Linux laptops

Developers know Dell has a great Ubuntu Linux powered programmer's laptop, the XPS 13. Few people know that Dell also offers Ubuntu on its high-end Precision mobile workstation line.

Google's Chromebook Pixel lives on, but you can't buy one

It turns out Google is still making its own high-end Chromebook laptops. It's just not going to sell them to customers.

Linus Torvalds on SHA-1 and Git: 'The sky isn't falling'

Yes, SHA-1 has been cracked, but that doesn't mean your code in Git repositories is in any real danger of being hacked.

Storj introduces a distributed blockchain-protected cloud storage service

Would you believe in a safe peer-to-peer cloud storage solution? Storj Labs thinks you will with their blockchain-protected, open-source service.

New OpenStack Ocata stabilizes popular open-source cloud

Instead of new features, this latest OpenStack release focuses on improving stability and performance.

Linux Foundation releases business open source basics ebook

​Want to know how your business can get the most from open source? This free ebook can help.

Why Munich should stick with Linux

Even Accenture, the Microsoft partner, which suggested Munich return to Windows, doesn't consider Windows as the sole best option.

Linux poll results: And the winners are...

The members of LinuxQuestions have spoken about their favorite Linux and open-source programs. Their favorite Linux? Would you believe it's Slackware?

Bigger, better LibreOffice 5.3 released for the cloud

The latest version of LibreOffice is out now for Linux, macOS, Windows, and, at long last, the cloud.

Linux leadership stands against Trump immigration ban

Linux and open-source leaders oppose the President's immigration policy.

Oracle Solaris limps on in continuous delivery mode

Solaris Unix will not be seeing any significant upgrades, but Oracle will continue to support it for years to come.

2017's best Linux laptop: The latest Dell XPS 13

Dell continues to build the best out-of-the-box Linux and open-source laptops. Check out the latest Dell XPS 13 developer edition and you'll see what I mean.

How to run openSUSE Linux on Windows 10

​When Microsoft added Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to Windows 10, it became possible to run other Linux distributions such as openSUSE -- and not just Ubuntu -- on Windows 10.

Developer claims Linux forced Microsoft to up its Windows game support

A few years ago, thanks to Valve and Steam, Linux looked like it was going to become a major game platform. That didn't happen. But, the threat may have forced Microsoft to improve its Windows game support.