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A Comparison of Linux Container Images

By on Aug 18, 2017 in Article

  Background Going back to basics, there are two major parts of an operating system – the kernel and the user space. The kernel is a special program executed directly on the hardware or virtual machine – it controls access to resources and schedules process. The other major part is the user space – this is the set of files, including...

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How I Got the Name Fatherlinux :-)

By on Sep 3, 2016 in News

Over the years I have realized that there is a bit of confusion when I first tell people my Twitter handle is @fatherlinux. People ask things like, “what about mother Linux?” or “Perhaps you should change your name to Grandpa Linux now that you have been doing this for so long?” They often think the name is related to some self perception of...

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A Practical Introduction to the Docker Registry Server

By on Oct 28, 2014 in Article

Background One of the key advantages of using Docker is it’s centralized image management server, called a Registry Server. The Docker project, as well as Red Hat, maintain public registry servers which host supported images. The Docker project also provides an Open Source version of the Registry server which can be deployed on premise in your own network. Why...

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Deep Dive: Rebasing vs. Backporting

By on May 19, 2014 in Article

Contents Background Impetus Vocabulary Rebasing Backporting Open Source Infrastructure Software Kernel Use Cases Kernel Versions Brief History Conclusion   Background Impetus Recently, I saw a discussion was started, asking about the importance of the operating system on the LinkedIn OpenStack group: Ubuntu can overtake Red Hat in private clouds because the OS...

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A Practical Introduction to Docker Containers

By on May 1, 2014 in Article

Background Why Docker has quite an amount of buzz around it today because it makes so many things easy that were difficult with virtual machines. Docker containers makes it easy for Developers, Systems Administrators, Architects, Consultants and others to quickly test a piece of software in a container; much quicker than a virtual machine, and using less resources....

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