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Canonical’s Stripped-Down “Snappy” Ubuntu Comes To Google’s Compute Engine Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, December 18 2014 @ 01:03 AM EST
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The basic idea behind Snappy and Ubuntu Core is to give developers access to a minimal server image that only features the necessary libraries to then install whatever application a developer needs.

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Why is the Number of Linux Distros Declining? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 17 2014 @ 06:00 PM EST
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The number of Linux distributions is declining. In 2011, the Distrowatch database of active Linux distributions peaked at 323. Currently, however, it lists only 285. However, exactly why the decline is taking place and how much it matters remains unclear.

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Canonical Launches “Snappy” Edition Of Ubuntu Core For Container Farms Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 10 2014 @ 03:50 PM EST
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“Ubuntu Core builds on the world’s favourite container platform and provides transactional updates with rigorous application isolation,” said Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and Canonical. “This is the smallest, safest platform for Docker deployment ever, and with snappy packages, it’s completely extensible to all forms of container or service.” The company’s announcement today calls snappy Ubuntu the “biggest revolution in Ubuntu since we launched our mobile initiative.”

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Nginx Raises $20M to Advance Web Server Technology Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, December 09 2014 @ 11:37 PM EST
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The lead vendor behind the open-source Nginx Web server is looking to fund its growth for the next 10 years.

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Linus Torvalds releases Linux 3.18 as 3.17 wobbles Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, December 08 2014 @ 03:01 PM EST
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Linus Torvalds has pressed the go button for a new release of his eponymous kernel.

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Linux is winning enterprise cloud market share at expense of Windows Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, December 08 2014 @ 09:42 AM EST
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LINUX IS WINNING cloud market share in the enterprise, according to the Enterprise End User Trends Report 2014 just released by the Linux Foundation.

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Google Code-in 2014 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 06 2014 @ 11:15 AM EST
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The Google Code-in is a contest to introduce pre-university students (ages 13-17) to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible. The contest runs from December 1, 2014 to January 19, 2015.

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Meet Mutate, a Spotlight Alternative for Ubuntu Systems That's Blazing Fast Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 03 2014 @ 04:16 PM EST
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The Spotlight feature on Mac OS X has drawn the Linux community’s attention and it looks that at least one developer has tried to replicate its functionality and feel. It works very well in Ubuntu, but the source is provided so it should work just as well in other distros.

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CoreOS Fires Rocket at Docker Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, December 02 2014 @ 02:49 PM EST
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CoreOS, one of the leading operating system backers of Docker, is now attacking it with a new container technology development.

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This Week in Tech 486 - This Ain't No Tongue Tingle Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, December 01 2014 @ 02:18 PM EST
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For those in the dark, This Week in Tech is a highly acclaimed technology podcast.

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