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Microsoft, Docker bid to bring Linux-y containers to Windows: What YOU need to know

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 02:28
Analysis It ain't there yet, but Redmond vows to make it work

Containers are all the rage with Linux sysadmins these days, and now Microsoft and Docker say they're going to bring that same virtualization-beating goodness to Windows. But just what will that look like and how will it work?

Categories: Linux News

Docker's app containers are coming to Windows Server, says Microsoft

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 15:57
MS chases app deployment speeds already enjoyed by Linux devs

Microsoft has announced new container support in the next version of Windows Server, along with an open source implementation of the Docker Engine.

Categories: Linux News

It's 2014 and you can still own a Windows box using a Word file or font

Tue, 14/10/2014 - 20:43
Patch Tuesday And Adobe's software is still riddled with holes. Get the updates – now

Microsoft has today patched two dozen CVE-classified security vulnerabilities in its software. People are urged to install them as soon as possible.

Categories: Linux News

Radiohead(ache): BBC wants dead duck tech in sexy new mobes

Tue, 14/10/2014 - 12:24
Gov backs Antiques Radio Show

The UK government is supporting a push by broadcasters — including, notably, the BBC — to put DAB into new smartphones.

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Linux Foundation plans open-source drone hit

Mon, 13/10/2014 - 07:01
Drone me, Tux is going UAV?

The Linux Foundation is targeting drones through a project building a reliable open-source software platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

Categories: Linux News

Rebellion sees Chromium reverse plans to dump EXT filesystem

Mon, 13/10/2014 - 00:28
A Linux derivative without Linux's very own filesystem was a strange look

The Chromium project decided that the EXT family of filesystems are surplus to requirements, but has bowed to pressure and signalled it is willing to reverse the decision.

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I've got a new Linux box, how does it work... WOAH, only asking :-/

Sat, 11/10/2014 - 15:43
CoTW Here's what happens when Reg commentards talk about Torvalds' toys

You're an average Joe. You have a Windows computer you're fairly fed up with, for whatever reason. So you decide to try out Linux. Yet, naturally, you're a bit confused about how it all works so you take to the support forums. What do you think happens next?

Categories: Linux News

Women in tech: Not asking for raises is your 'superpower' – Nadella. *chirp*...*chirp*

Sat, 11/10/2014 - 12:03
QuoTW What's that sound? Was that a mass tweet?

This was the week when Microsoft hit the news in a big way – and none of it very good. First, we discovered that things had gotten so bad between former Microsoft bosses Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer that they don’t even speak to each other anymore.

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