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Docker isn't shifting away from Ubuntu, but adding support for Alpine Linux

Recent comments by Docker CTO Solomon Hykes on Hacker News seem to indicate Docker may be moving away from Ubuntu as the default Linux distribution for the popular container technology. Further clarification from the company, according to a ComputerWorld article, indicated that Docker is simply expanding its horizons to also include the lighter weight Alpine Linux.

New Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Linux laptop 'closer' to shipping

Dell has started offering a discount on the XPS 13 Developer Edition laptops, in preparation to release the newer version, with Ubuntu Linux and Intel Skylake processors, according to Computerworld.

IBM LinuxONE update aims to simplify app development and deployment

IBM is setting its sights on developers and DevOps professionals once again with the latest update to its hybrid cloud product portfolio. Through new features and technology partner collaborations, IBM is aiming to make it easier to develop, deploy and manage apps on its high-performance LinuxONE systems while also maintaining security.

Linux bug puts millions of PCs, servers and Android devices at risk of takeover

A serious bug has been found in the Linux kernel that allows local-to-root escalation, putting tens of millions of PCs, servers and Android devices at risk.

Black Duck boosts container security with new Hub features

Black Duck has added container scanning capabilities to its Hub software, providing DevOps professionals with another option for keeping their containers safe and secure.

Linux Kernel 4.4 Long-Term Support officially released

Linux Kernel 4.4 gets Long-Term Support and adds support for newer chipsets.

Spotlight: Here's why many enterprises are migrating toward open source products

ActiveState CEO Bart Copeland certainly has some self-interest in getting enterprises to hop on the open source bandwagon, but he still makes some good points in a column on The New Stack about why open source has become more attractive to such organizations.

Grub bootloader security flaw put computers running Linux at risk for years

Linux systems running the Grub bootloader are susceptible to a security flaw that could allow extended privileges to anyone who presses the backspace key 28 times, according to a pair of computer science researchers. Most alarming, the researchers found that versions of Grub from December 2009 to last week contained the flaw.

Microsoft further embraces open source, partnering with Linux Foundation on Linux on Azure certification

Microsoft announced today a new certification for professionals proficient with Linux on Azure.

Spotlight: Debian GNU/Linux is now officially supported on Azure cloud

Support for Linux on Microsoft Azure continues to grow.