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Kubernetes 1.5 Brings Container Management to Windows

New release of open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system adds initial support for Microsoft Windows Server and previews beta stateful application capabilities.The open-source Kubernetes container management system is moving forward with the release of Kubernetes 1.5 on December 15,...
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The Linux Foundation's 2016 Guide to the Open Cloud lists top open source cloud projects and trends.

This Week in Open Source News: Open Cloud Report, No Dirty Cow Patch for Android, & More

This week in Linux and OSS news, The Linux Foundation's annual Guide to the Open Cloud lists top open source cloud projects​ and trends, no Dirty Cow bug patch for Android this month, and more! Stay informed and engaged in open source news with this weekly digest! 1) The Linux Foundation releases...
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7 Mistakes New Linux Users Make

Changing operating systems is a big step for anybody -- all the more so because many users are uncertain about exactly what an operating system is. However, switching from Windows to Linux is especially hard. The two operating systems have different assumptions and priorities, as well as different...
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Build And Run Your First Docker Windows Server Container

Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016, and with it, Docker engine running containers natively on Windows. This blog post describes how to get setup to run Docker Windows Containers on Windows 10 or using a Windows Server 2016 VM. Check out the companionblog posts on...
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Open Source Windows May Not Be that Big a Long Shot After All

Here’s a burning question for the tech universe: Could Microsoft, which built its Windows cash cow on proprietary or closed-source software, reverse course and open-source Windows itself?  Maybe not, although the very notion would have been unthinkable not too long ago. But it is now on the table...
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PowerShell is Microsoft’s Latest Open Source Release, Coming to Linux, OS X

Microsoft today released its PowerShell scripting language and command-line shell as open source. The project joins .NET and the Chakra JavaScript engine as an MIT-licensed open source project hosted on GitHub. Alpha version prebuilt packages of the open source version are available for CentOS,...
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Configuring a Single Ubuntu Installation as a Dual-Boot Option and a VirtualBox Appliance under Windows 10

I often need to use Windows 10 and Ubuntu on the same machine within a single login session, so I run Ubuntu as a virtual machine in Oracle VirtualBox. But I also like to be able to boot my computer natively into Ubuntu, so a dual-boot configuration is optimal. To get the best of both worlds, I...
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Canonical developer Dustin Kirkland is a space cowboy on the great Ubuntu-on-Windows frontier.

Howdy, Ubuntu on Windows! An Intro From Canonical's Dustin Kirkland

Hi there!  My name is Dustin Kirkland, a Linux user for nearly 20 years, and an open source developer for almost as long.  I worked on Linux at IBM for most of a decade, on site at Red Hat for a bit, and now at Canonical for nearly another decade.  I started at Canonical as an engineer on the...
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Top 5 Best Alternative Linux Distributions for Windows 10 Users

It is quite intriguing how Windows 10 took off shortly after its announcement on the 29 of July 2015 and it is without a doubt that it’s the best Windows ever...  In this article, we’ve picked 5 Linux distributions that will give you the best possible Windows-esque desktop experience on Linux. Read...
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Coming Soon to PowerShell: Docker Controls, Courtesy of Microsoft

Microsoft is hard at work making Docker a first-class citizen on Windows. It has already integrated Docker more closely with Windows' internals and made Docker's CLI run well. Now, the company is providing a first, early peek at a PowerShell module for the Docker Engine on Windows. The project...
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