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Red Hat, Ubuntu, and Docker: Container virtualization goes mainstream

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Red Hat and Ubuntu are Linux rivals and they disagree on many technical details, but they do agree on one thing: Docker, a container technology is going to be a major virtualization technology in the years to come.

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