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Linux 4.10 arrives

With more than 13,000 commits, the release  of Linux 4.10 was not as small at Linus Torvalds was expecting. Nonetheless, it arrived over the weekend, bringing with it significant changes, such as the introduction of support for virtual GPUs. With KVM, Linux users can now deploy a virtual GPU, complete with official drivers. This will … continue reading

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Tips for building finance apps, Dwarf v5 released, and Syncsort creates Integrated Workflow—SD Times news digest: Feb. 16, 2017

Stuck on how to get started building a financial services app? The Google Play/Finance team shared some tips this week on how to build high-quality and accessible financial services apps, featuring a six-step guide for making these apps accessible in the Google Play store. One tip in the guide is to test and iterate the … continue reading

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New Docker feature keeps ‘secrets’

Docker has decided to keep your secrets. The company Friday announced that the newest release of Docker Datacenter includes security-management tools for handling what it’s labeling as “Secrets.” These include API keys, passwords and encryption keys. Docker Datacenter keeps data secure not only at rest, but also in transit. Using encryption, it offers a standardized … continue reading

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Slack introduces Threads, Realm Mobile Platform reaches v1.0, and CA Technologies officially acquires Automic—SD Times news digest: Jan. 19, 2017

Slack has introduced a much-sought-after feature today called Threads, which lets users reply to messages, organize discussions and manage their conversations. According to Paul Rosania, a member of the core product team at Slack, the company was trying to implement a feature that would group conversations in a channel to make it clear which message … continue reading

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Android app payments, Fiddler for Linux, and Opera Neon—SD Times news digest: Jan. 13, 2017

Google wants to help developers manage payments better. The company announced new improvements for developers with paid apps, in-app purchases, or subscriptions. Google will move order management to the Google Play Developer Console in order for developers to access payment settings easier. In addition, the company will add new features such as bulk refunds, subscription … continue reading

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2017 will be the year Linux distros to rise to the top

So many Linux distributions, and only a year to figure out which ones will rise to the top. Since there are hundreds of Linux distros available for a wide variety of systems and developer preferences, Linux.com released its annual list detailing a few of them that are expected to get some traction in the Linux … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Zazu

If you are a hacker, creator, developer, or you just dabble in code, this trending repo on GitHub might make its way into your life, especially if you are looking for a fully extensible launcher. Zazu is an open-source launcher with defaults that make it useful out of the box, according to its website. It … continue reading

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Apple’s PDFKit changes, Tor Project/Firefox collaboration continues, and Linux 4.10 rc2: SD Times news digest—Jan. 4, 2017

According to a report confirmed by Apple Insider, Apple has rewritten the PDFKit framework in macOS 10.12 Sierra, with an implementation of a common core with iOS and macOS, ultimately causing numerous issues for software that relies on PDFKit. In Apple Insider’s report, third-party developers have voiced their complaints, including Jon Ashwell, developer of the … continue reading

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2016: Open source grows, but conflict remains

Depending on where you stand, 2016 was either the best year ever for open-source software, or it was a year of controversy and danger. While it’s undeniable that 2016 saw more contributors to open source and more open-source projects than any prior year, it’s also true that this was a year of strife for communities, … continue reading

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Kubernetes gets support for Windows Server 2016

This week, Kubernetes welcomed Windows Server 2016 and Windows Container support, previewing new capabilities that extend Kubernetes to the enterprise workload masses. The new Kubernetes Windows Server 2016 and Windows Container support contains the public preview for new features. This includes containerized multiplatform applications, where applications can now be deployed on both Windows Server and … continue reading

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Linus Torvalds: Linux 4.9 is ‘the biggest release’

Linux creator Linus Torvalds has released Linux 4.9, a bulky release that contains a larger number of commits than usual, two-thirds of its code consisting of drivers. Currently, Linux 4.9 code in the Git repository contains 56,233 files made up of 22,345,566 lines of code, according to gitstats by Michael Larabel, an engineer and writer … continue reading

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CoreOS renames core OS to Container Linux

CoreOS has renamed its Linux distribution from CoreOS to Container Linux. That name change accompanies its Tectonic Summit in New York, but the big news is around self-driving Kubernetes, something the company’s CEO said will help smooth security woes for users. The name change was designed to help draw a clearer line between the company’s … continue reading

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