Microsoft continues Linux lovefest with open source network software SONiC

By Brandon Butler

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Red Hat Linux to run on Qualcomm server chips

By Agam Shah

Qualcomm has been established in mobile devices for some time now, but it’s still trying to jumpstart the market for its chips in servers. So in an effort to exploit advanced features on its server chips and appeal to as many developers as possible, Qualcomm is working with Red Hat to port a version of the Enterprise Linux Server for ARM Development Preview.

All Qualcomm server and mobile chips are based on processor architecture from ARM, whose business model is based on licensing out its designs to different manufacturers. Servers based on ARM-architecture, though, are almost nonexistent commercially. A full port of the Red Hat OS will allow developers to write applications for Qualcomm’s server chips.

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Microsoft is bringing its crown jewel SQL Server to Linux

By Blair Hanley Frank

When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella extolled his company’s love for Linux — an open source operating system it previously opposed — it would be natural to assume that commitment came with a few caveats. On Monday, the company doubled down on its love for open source in one of the most surprising ways possible.

SQL Server, one of the most popular pieces of database server software, and a crown jewel of Microsoft’s enterprise software empire, is coming to Linux.

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Microsoft is bringing its crown jewel SQL Server to Linux

By Blair Hanley Frank

When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella extolled his company’s love for Linux — an open source operating system it previously opposed — it would be natural to assume that commitment came with a few caveats. On Monday, the company doubled down on its love for open source in one of the most surprising ways possible.

SQL Server, one of the most popular pieces of database server software, and a crown jewel of Microsoft’s enterprise software empire, is coming to Linux.

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FAQ: What the heck happened to Linux Mint?

By Jon Gold

Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop distributions of Linux in the world, so when the organization suffered a serious security breach late last month, it made waves in the open-source community.

Q: What, exactly, happened?

On Saturday, Feb. 20, somebody noticed that the download link for certain versions of the operating system on Mint’s official website had been changed. The fiddled-with link now pointed to a malicious website, hosted in Bulgaria.

+ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD: Google CSO peers out from the fishbowl to talk security + RSA president slams crypto backdoors as useful only against petty criminals

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Elementary boss watches the Linux distro make great strides

By Bryan Lunduke

I’m a big openSUSE user. No ifs, ands or buts about it. I love it so much that I even sit on the openSUSE board.

But that doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate the other, truly remarkable, Linux distributions. And one of my absolute favorites is elementary OS. What this group of people has accomplished over the last few years is nothing short of phenomenal.

So I reached out to the Big Kahuna of elementary, Daniel Fore, to have chat about the project. Where it’s going, how it got to where it’s at and what motivates the project founder. It turned out to be a rather enlightening chat and I am including it below. Unedited.

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Hottest tablets and laptops from MWC 2016

By Jon Gold

Tablets, laptops and a lot of the in-between

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