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LaaS (Linux as a Service) -- What you can expect when you build a Linux server in the cloud

Now, before I go any further with this, I should say that LaaS (Linux as a Service) is really not one of the acknowledged ?aaS acronyms. Linux servers in the cloud are generally considered PaaS (platform as a service) or IaaS (infrastructure as a service) offerings depending on how much control you need to exert over their configuration (the more you have to do, the more likely they're IaaS). The distinction may not matter unless you're setting up multiple systems in the cloud that need to interract with each other. In fact, Amazon doesn't even use these terms to describe its EC2 offerings. Read more

Migrate from Proprietary Software to Linux to Create Cost Savings

Amongst the top IT trends of the moment is the development of Linux Containers. Financial and technical investors, Linux software programmers and customers believe that Linux Containers will transform the way organisations manage their Linux environments from deployment to maintenance. A recent survey by Red Hat and Techvalidate says that 56% of the respondents plan to use Linux containers as vehicles for rolling out web and eCommerce over the next two years. The respondents included a number of Fortune 500 companies and public sector organisations. Any development in the world of e-Commerce is definitely worth taking a look. Read more

systemd 223 Out Now, Linux Distro Vendors Urged to Create Separate Package for python-systemd

David Herrmann announced the release of systemd 223 a couple of days ago, informing us all about its availability for download and the new features, improvements, and bugfixes it includes. Read more

Ubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 Releases Now Available for Download, Here's What's New

Canonical, through Martin Wimpress, announced on July 30 that the second and last Alpha builds of the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, and Ubuntu Cloud 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating systems were available for download and testing. Read more