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Linux administration issues News
July 14, 2015
Good vendor support must be predictive, agile, interactive and dynamic. Red Hat claims its support is all of that, but not everyone agrees.
July 07, 2015
Red Hat users are in the midst of transitioning to Satellite 6 and have found some potholes -- and some big plusses -- in the move from version 5.
April 20, 2012
Hewlett-Packard to package Ubuntu on ProLiant servers. Linus Torvalds up for a prestigious technology prize. Red Hat embraces Microsoft Open Technologies.
December 06, 2011
JT Global is marching to the beat of its own drummer with open source software, including Ubuntu virtual machines, ConVirt virtualization management software, and a unique approach to VM clustering.
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