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Microsoft uses open-source software to create Windows

Windows will almost certainly never be open source, but virtually all Microsoft Windows engineers are now using the open-source program Git to build Windows on.

Ready for more Red Hat? RHEL 7.4 beta released

The next major Red Hat Enterprise Linux update is on its way.

Chef expands its cloud and container menu

Chef, the popular DevOps company, has expanded its Chef Automate program to handle cloud-native and container-first server environments.

​How to install Linux Mint on your Windows PC

Are you a Windows power-user? You can get and install Linux Mint running on your PC -- either to try it out, or as a replacement for Windows.

Nextcloud 12: The bigger, better, in-house small business cloud

Nextcloud gives even the smallest businesses a private cloud to call their own.

Jaded by Java? Android now supports Kotlin programming language

Google I/O: Kotlin, a popular new language for mobile platforms that's compatible with Java, is now officially supported on Android.

​HPE hasn't abandoned OpenStack, releases Helion OpenStack 5.0

HPE is no longer developing OpenStack, but it's still offering a new OpenStack distro and services.

​Snowden praises open source for protecting privacy

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden claims 21st century political freedom and privacy is springing from open-source software.

​Open Invention Network expands open-source patent protection beyond Linux

​The Open Invention Network has protected Linux with strong patent consortium for more than a decade. Now, it's expanding its protection to other major open-source projects.

​Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 released

Red Hat is sticking close to OpenStack's newest release with its Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11.

Canonical starts IPO path

Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth reveals the reason for recent changes with the powerhouse Ubuntu Linux company were to prepare it for an IPO.

What is Docker and why is it so darn popular?

Docker is hotter than hot because it makes it possible to get far more apps running on the same old servers and it also makes it very easy to package and ship programs. Here's what you need to know about it.

Red Hat and Amazon integrate AWS, RHEL, and OpenShift

The public AWS cloud will meet the private OpenShift cloud in Amazon and Red Hat's newest cloud plan. In addition, Red Hat and Amazon will be co-ordinating Red Hat Enterprise Linux and AWS releases.

Open-source EdgeX Foundry seeks to standardize Internet of Things

Fifty companies have joined up to unify Internet of Things edge-computing programming.

Mirantis enters the Kubernetes game and ups its OpenStack play

Besides managing OpenStack clouds, Mirantis is adding cloud container management to its skillset with Kubernetes.

Dell's new high-end all-in-one PC offers Ubuntu Linux or Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Do you want a no-expenses spared Linux desktop? Then check out the new Dell Precision 5720.

Docker LinuxKit: Secure Linux containers for Windows, macOS, and clouds

Docker introduces lightweight Linux containers for other platforms.

Red Hat steps up its Kubernetes game with OpenShift Container 3.5

Red Hat wants you to manage your cloud containers with OpenShift Container Platform 3.5.

Big Linux bug, low security concerns

A long-fixed bug in how Android and Linux handles UDP network connections has caused a lot of unnecessary worry.

Ubuntu 17.04: The bittersweet Linux release

Ubuntu 17.04 is another solid desktop release, but Unity, its default desktop, is being retired. This new distribution's real improvements are in its cloud and server versions.