Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers

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By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service | July 30th, 2014 Red Hat wants Linux for ARM servers to avoid the fragmentation that plagued Unix in decades past. Red Hat has developed a version of the Linux operating system that can be used to test chips and associated hardware based on the ARMv8-A 64-bit architecture for…

Is Linux Dead for the Desktop?

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By John Brandon, CIO | July 8th, 2014 Linux pops up everywhere these days, from household gadgets to the market-leading Android mobile OS. Everywhere, that is, but the desktop. For executives in charge of desktop deployments in a large company, Linux OS was once hailed as a savior for corporate end users. With incredibly low…

Review: Docker 1.0 is ready for prime time

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By Paul Venezia, InfoWorld | June 9th, 2014 The first production-ready version of the open source Linux container engine irons out networking and other wrinkles. Credit: iStockphoto If you’re on the lookout for an easier way to migrate apps and services from development to production, or from one server environment to another, then you may…