All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Linux’

Linux Certifications Growing In Importance To Employers

The 2015 Linux Jobs Report from The Linux Foundation and Dice was recently released. This forecasts the Linux job market based on a survey of Linux professionals and hiring managers. It found that managers are looking for more evidence of formal training and certifications when hiring Linux professionals. Most hiring managers are looking to recruit Linux pros in the next …

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Run Linux In A Window On Your Chromebook

Google “Happiness Evangelist” François Beaufort announced on Google+ that a Google intern added support to run Crouton (Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment) in a Chrome OS Window. This means people can run the Linux distributions of their choice on Chrome OS Devices in a window without having to jump between virtual terminals, which was the only way to run them …

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA Extended To Open Hybrid Cloud

Red Hat announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux for the SAP HANA platform is now available to be deployed across the open hybrid cloud. This of course includes via those public cloud providers certified by Red Hat. Red Hat says the additions of new cloud provider partners through its Certified Cloud Provider program and new SAP-certified hardware from Hitachi gives …

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‘Shellshock’ Bash Bug Said To Be Worse Than Heartbleed

It feels like major security vulnerabilities are more common than ever, and there’s a big one freaking out the blogosphere being referred to as “shellshock”. It was discovered by a Red Hat security team in the Bash shell. Security expert Robert Graham at Errata Security has been blogging about the bug saying that it is “as big as Heartbleed,” and …

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Netflix Finally Adding Linux Support?

It looks like after all these years, Netflix is finally adding some Linux support. Over at Ubuntu Developers, Netflix’s Paul Adolf said, “Netflix will play with Chrome stable in 14.02 if NSS version 3.16.2 or greater is installed. If this version is generally installed across 14.02, Netflix would be able to make a change so users would no longer have …

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Linux Foundation Launches Linux Certification Program

The nonprofit Linux Foundation announced a new Linux Certification Program to help systems administrators show off some credentials and get jobs based upon them. There are two certifications – one for early career admins and one for engineer-level admins. The foundation says, “Combined with increased Linux training offerings and a free ‘Introduction to Linux’ Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) introduced …

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Percona XtraDB Cluster, Toolkit For MySQL and XtraBackup Included In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Percona recently announced that Percona XtraDB Cluster, Percona Toolkit for MySQL, and Percona XtraBackup are now included in the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Long Term Support) release of Linux. Percona XtraDB Cluster is also now certified for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (RHEL OSP). “Ubuntu and Red Hat are two of the most widely used Linux distributions, and the …

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Oracle Linux And Oracle VM Get OpenStack Support

Oracle announced OpenStack support for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. The company introduced a preview of an OpenStack distribution that allows users of either to work with the open source cloud software. Oracle says it provides customers with more choices and interoperability while taking advantage of “efficiency, performance, scalability, and security” of its offerings. At no extra cost, the distribution …

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Here’s What’s In ColdFusion 11 & ColdFusion Builder 3

Adobe recently announced new versions of ColdFusion Server and ColdFusion builder – ColdFusion 11 and ColdFusion Builder 3. “ColdFusion 11 along with ColdFusion Builder 3 gives you a unique end-to-end workflow for mobile application development addressing the challenges associated with building, testing, debugging and deploying enterprise class mobile applications – both web based as well as installed mobile apps,” said …

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Ubuntu Touch Finally Has Hardware Partners

Last year, Canonical unveiled its plan to upend the mobile industry with Ubuntu Touch. The mobile friendly version of Linux already runs on a wide variety of Android devices, but the company wants to start producing Ubuntu Touch hardware as well. It tried its hand at crowdfunding one such device last year that ended in failure, but now the company …

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Linux 3.13 Kernel Officially Released

The latest Linux kernel was officially released this week, bringing several new features with the start of the new year. Linux 3.13 can now be compiled and installed freely. Updates in 3.13 includes nftables, a packet filtering framework meant to take the place of iptables. While iptables can sometimes cause trouble during system updates, nftables is expected to do away …

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Valve Is Now An Official Member Of The Linux Foundation

It’s no secret that Valve sees Linux as the future of PC gaming. After all, the company is building SteamOS on top of Linux. Now the game developer has cemented its commitment to the platform by joining The Linux Foundation. So, what does Valve joining The Linux Foundation mean for both? For Valve, it allows the company to have a …

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