Why Linux users should worry about malware and what they can do about it

Don’t drop your guard just because you’re running Linux. Preventing the spread of malware and/or dealing with the consequences of infection are a fact of life when using computers. If you’ve migrated to Linux or Mac seeking refuge from the never-ending stream of threats that seems to target Windows, you can breath a lungful of […]

Microsoft Will Bring Its SQL Database Software to Linux

Nearly one quarter of all the servers running in Microsoft’s Azure cloud service are powered by the open source operating system Linux. But you can’t actually run much Microsoft software on those Linux servers. That’s about to change. Companies will soon be able to run Microsoft’s database software SQL Server on Linux, Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie […]

Linux Machines Can Be Hacked by Pressing Backspace 28 Times

A Pair of Spanish cybersecurity researchers have discovered a Linux vulnerability that could allow anyone with physical access to a system to log in without a password and launch a variety of attacks. The vulnerability, found in versions of the commonly used Grub2 (GNU Grand Unified Bootloader) bootloader released since 2009, can be exploited by […]

5 Key Steps to Ensuring Database Security

Databases often contain extremely sensitive information that must be protected from security vulnerabilities and exploits. All organizations need to work on a continual basis to identify and remediate those vulnerabilities using a variety of tools that are available. In addition to doing monitoring and security assessments constantly, it is vital that the results are analyzed […]

Linux Foundation Bundles SysAdmin Training Course, Certification Exam

Want to work as a Linux systems administrator? The Linux Foundation has added a way to gain the requisite knowledge and certification through a training course, Essentials of System Administration, that covers the key skills required for managing servers, clouds and other systems based on the open source OS. The course takes place fully online and […]

Top 10 most read: Xperia Z3 review, Ghost Linux bug, IBM job cut rumours

The smartphone market remains a confusing place for those seeking a new phone, with the likes of Apple, Samsung, Google, Sony and HTC all competing for attention. So it’s no surprise that V3’s head-to-head reviews between the big boys of the smartphone arena are popular, and so it proved with our Nexus 6 v iPhone […]

Will 2015 be the year of the Microsoft/Linux love fest?

Microsoft has finally embraced Linux — with a bit of passion. Jack Wallen reports why he believes the makers of Windows have finally come around to sidling up to the open-source platform. There is one sentence that I swore I’d never write. Microsoft loves Linux. That’s right. During a webcast, new CEO Satya Nadella stood […]

2015 will be the year Linux takes over the enterprise (and other predictions)

The crystal ball has been vague and fuzzy for quite some time. Every pundit and voice has opined on what the upcoming year will mean to whatever topic it is they hold dear to their heart. In my case, we’re talking Linux and open source. In previous years, I’d don the rose-colored glasses and make […]

Linux Continues to Grow in the Cloud Computing and Implementation of Enterprise Applications

The operating system of most famous open source is gaining ground in business particularly in cloud computing, according to a report from the Linux Foundation and Yeoman Technology Group. The Linux Foundation has published a study called “2014 Enterprise End User Trends Report” that shows the steady growth of Linux in the market for large […]

Running mission-critical applications on Enterprise Linux servers

At the core of any organisation are important IT systems that are vital for continued successful operation. Mission-critical applications, such as ERP, CRM, business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics, advance and support business in many fundamental ways. In the modern, global corporate landscape, it is almost certain that users will need to access these systems […]

Government transformation and demand for Linux expertise

IT is changing organizations across the globe, impacting enterprises, governments and the wider public sector. Open source in particular is a driver in innovation, giving organizations a competitive edge and an ability to scale and adapt to changing market demands. According to the 2014 Linux Jobs Report, demand for Linux expertise continues to grow, with […]

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