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Fixing Ubuntu Vivid Vervet apt error for CDROM source: sed one-liner goodness

While I tend towards mainly Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) as my core Linux derivative, it is time to move on to the 15.x stream and embrace the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) for the next bunch of work I’ll be doing. A common practice is that I run the installation and then do an apt-get update to make sure I’ve …

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Fire Photon Torpedoes! Getting Started with VMware Photon Linux

A new brand of containerization just launched with the release of Photon from VMware.  This new, open source linux derivative, is similar to the concept of CoreOS in being able to provide a thin linux base to provide a fast path to hosting containers. Both Docker and Rocket are supported in the base build, and thanks to a number of …

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The challenge of certified versus supported as highlighted by RHEL

There doesn’t seem to be a week that goes by without some form of controversy in the world of technology. It often gets escalated to the classic use of FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt), and more often than not it is just a matter of the lack of an explicit answer which leaves an unfortunate amount of interpretation on a …