Christine Hall


Christine Hall has been a journalist since 1971. In 2001 she began writing a weekly consumer computer column and began covering IT full time in 2002, focusing on Linux and open source software. Since 2010 she's published and edited the website FOSS Force. Follow her on Twitter: @BrideOfLinux.

Oracle Drops Plans for Solaris 12
Instead of Solaris 12, Oracle plans a Solaris as the operating system's last version until at least 2021, as well as a SPARC IaaS.
Truffle Hog Finds Security Keys Hidden in GitHub Code
A tool is now available on GitHub for finding security keys that might have been accidentally left behind in open source code.
Don't Pay the MongoDB Ransom
The MongoDB ransomware attack is so easy that black hats are following each other to vulnerable sites. What this means to database owners is that once a ransom note has been received, a backup is the only option for restoring the lost data.
Red Hat Improves Hybrid Cloud Management With CloudForms 4.2
Last week's release of Red Hat CloudForms 4.2 promises to make life easier on DevOps running complex Hybrid Clouds.
$25,000 Prize Offered in FTC IoT Security Challenge
The Federal Trade Commission seeks the public's help in solving the issue of keeping Internet facing devices secure.
MongoDB Data Being Held For Ransom
Those deploying MongoDB on AWS appear to be most vulnerable to an attack that is wiping data and then demanding a bitcoin ransom.
Open Source Enterprise Trends for 2017
Here's a brief look at what the New Year holds in store, not only for Linux and open source, but for enterprise IT as a whole.
Will SUSE Bring SBCs to Datacenters?
SUSE's November release of SLES for the Raspberry Pi might eventually bring a new breed of server to server rooms and datacenters.
Open Source, Free Riders and Crowdfunding
There's a mantra for those who regularly use open source software in business: If you use it, you should fund it.
Open Source 101: Special One-day Conference From All Things Open
With admission set at just $10, the organization behind All Things Open plan a workshop that will both help students and others learn the basics of open source while opening networking channels.
Black Hats Leveraging PowerShell 7
Black hat hackers are taking advantage of Microsoft PowerShell's capabilities, putting enterprise IT at risk.
Secure IoT Through Oversight, Open Source and Open Standards
If the Internet plays a part in how you earn your living, then you should be concerned about the current state of IoT security, which threatens to bring unprecedented instability to the public facing network.
Oracle Swallows Dyn
One report is that Oracle is paying more than $600 million for Dyn in order to expand its cloud offerings.
Microsoft Joins Linux Foundation
The impossible has happened. Hell has evidently frozen over. This morning at Microsoft's Connect event in New York City, the company announced that it has joined the Linux Foundation as a top level platimum member. What's more, the foundation's executive director, Jim Zemlin, is greeting the company with open arms. This just goes to prove that the more things change, the more they...well, change.
Reading the Crystal Ball on Tech Under Trump
From the little we know about Trump's plans, the tech sector might be in for something of a roller ride for the next few years
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