This Week in Linux News: Microsoft to Release SQL Server for Linux, Linux Mint Tightens Security, & More


microsoftThis week in Linux news, Microsoft is releasing its SQL Server database management program for Linux, Linux Mint tightens its security after major vulnerabilities were exposed last month, and more! Get your fill of the latest Linux and open source headlines below.

1) Companies will soon be able to run the core capabilities of Microsoft’s SQL server on Linux.

Microsoft Will Bring Its SQL Database Software to Linux– WIRED

Microsoft Opens Its Corporate Data Software to Linux– New York Times

2) Linux Mint amps up security measures following a difficult February. 

How Linux Mint is Preventing Future Hacks and Increasing Security– PCWorld

3) First example of fully functional Mac OS X ransomware was ported from Linux.Encoder.

New Mac Ransomware Ported From Linux– ZDNet

4) Microsoft to use Debian Linux for its SDN effort. 

Microsoft Announces Debian-Based Software for Networking– ITWire

5) Datacentre operator Equinix snaps up technology produced by Facebook’s Open Compute Project.

Equinix Taps into Open Compute Project to Build Open Source Datacentre Ecosystem–