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.
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.
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.
Angry Aussie gamers were up in arms this week after Target and Kmart pulled Grand Theft Auto V from sale in the country.
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.
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.
Noted software wizard Fabrice Bellard has devised a new raster image format that he says offers superior quality to JPEG at similar file sizes.
DevOps darling Puppet Labs has decided to share the love with Windows.
Open source platform-as-a-service effort Cloud Foundry now has its very own not-for-profit foundation.
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.
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.