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Google Cloud gets 'snappy' with Ubuntu Core support

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 23:16
Canonical's Docker-friendly micro-OS arrives on Compute Engine

Canonical's "snappy" new formulation of Ubuntu has gained the support of another major public cloud vendor, with Google making the lightweight Linux available for customers of its Compute Engine IaaS offering.

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Penguin porn? NO! Linux folk in #LCA2015 standoff

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 14:18
Live Cam Awards or Linux gabfest? Hmmm...

Each January Linux luminaries from around the world descend on Australia and New Zealand to attend Linux.conf.au, an antipodean penguinista gathering of sufficient gravitas that Linus Torvalds himself often makes the trip.

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Parallels to adopt Docker as native app format in Cloud Server

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 09:02
Early container enthusiast forced aboard the bandwagon

The little virtualizer that can, Parallels, has been doing containerisation for ages: the company's Virtuozzo software has been running applications in silos that share an underlying operating system since at least 2007, when its predecessor company SWsoft decided to rename itself Parallels. SWsoft got its start in 2001.

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Hooker beating: What if you read the Bible AND play GTA5?

Sun, 14/12/2014 - 11:00
QuoTW Plus: 'I'll try not to play Candy Crush in Parliament in future'

Angry Aussie gamers were up in arms this week after Target and Kmart pulled Grand Theft Auto V from sale in the country.

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Slough or Antarctica? Well, at least Antarctica has penguins

Sun, 14/12/2014 - 09:00
The eXpat Files Opera man climbs antenna towers at -30˚C

The expats we've met to date in our series have taken us to all sorts of odd places, but none quite as remote as Antarctica, which is where this week's traveller Kevin O'Rourke managed to land a job right out of uni.

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Batten down the patches: New vuln found in Docker container tech

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 23:14
Last month's patch brought new privilege escalation flaw

More security woes plagued users of the Docker application containerization tech for Linux this week, after an earlier security patch was found to have introduced a brand-new critical vulnerability in the software.

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QEMU, FFMPEG guru unleashes JPEG-slaying graphics compressor

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 21:17
BPG format outputs smaller images at higher quality

Noted software wizard Fabrice Bellard has devised a new raster image format that he says offers superior quality to JPEG at similar file sizes.

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Puppet Labs decides the time is right to pull Windows' strings

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:56
Devs are looking at Windows again, so Puppet thrusts up its hand to help

DevOps darling Puppet Labs has decided to share the love with Windows.

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Death to Benevolent Dictators says Pivotal as it frees Cloud Foundry

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 08:31
Linux Foundation takes over operations of Cloud Foundry Foundation

Open source platform-as-a-service effort Cloud Foundry now has its very own not-for-profit foundation.

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'Critical' security bugs dating back to 1987 found in X Window

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 23:20
27-year-old flaw and others slain in open-source patch batch

X.org, which develops the open-source X Window System for Linux and other Unix-y desktops, has warned security flaws have been discovered in the code – and some of them have been hanging around for 27 years.

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Will tech titans SWALLOW upstart where Apple guru Steve Wozniak works?

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 12:18
Comment Storage blogger gives his take on Primary Data

I spent just an hour with data centre virtualisation upstart Primary Data (set up by Fusion-io's founders) during an IT press tour, but I came away both intrigued and puzzled at the same time.

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