Topic: linux

Red Hat rolls out Enterprise Linux 8

Red Hat this morning announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, which the company said has been redesigned for the hybrid and multcloud era. In its announcement at the company’s annual Summit, Red Hat cited an IDC report showing that a large majority of respondents already deploy multicloud environments, and that 64 percent … continue reading

Rancher Labs combined Linux with Kubernetes in new OS platform

Rancher Labs today released a new operating system built for its k3s Kubernetes distribution to simplify administration and make k3s clusters even more secure. Before k3OS, users of Rancher Labs’ k3s still had to manage the underlying Linux operating system separately, Sheng LIangi, CEO and co-founder of Rancher, told SD Times leading up to the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Linux 5.0; Automation Anywhere’s free community edition, and Google’s .dev TLD now available

Linux 5.0 has been released. According to an email sent by Linus Torvalds, there were a few issues at launch, but bug fixes are being worked on. “Regardless – all is well that ends well. We have more than a handful of real fixes in the last week, but not enough to make me go … continue reading

The Linux Foundation launches new project to enable Linux in safety-critical applications

The Linux Foundation has announced a new open-source project that will provide a shared set of tools designed to help companies build and certify Linux-based safety-critical applications. According to the foundation, Enabling Linux in Safety Applications (ELISA) will make it easy for companies to build systems such as robotic devices, medical devices, smart factories, transportation … continue reading

SD Times news digest: SDM 1.2.0, Apache NetBeans 10.0, and Linux 4.20

Atomist has released Software Delivery Machine (SDM) 1.2.0. The release was mostly focused on fixing bugs, the company explained. New features include an improved config command in the CLI, LazyProjectLoader for preventing eager cloning of Git projects, a convenience method for implementing ExecuteGoal instances, and more. The release is also backwards compatible and can be … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Altova Version 2019, European Commission approves Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition, and Linux 4.19

Altova has announced MissionKit Version 2019. The new release adds a newly redesigned UI that provides support for high-PPI monitors, support for data mapping of Protocol Buffers in MapForce, new standards support, and a new add-in for Excel called Altova Solvency II XBRL. “To support developers working on high-res displays, we have given XMLSpy and … continue reading

Microsoft joins Open Invention Network, issuing 60,000 patents to the organization

In an effort to help shield the Linux community from patent trolls targeting open-source technologies, Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), an organization that amasses patents and provides legal and licensing support for Linux and other open-source projects. With its joining of the OIN, Microsoft has provided 60,000 of its software patents to … continue reading

SD Times Open Source Project of the Week: freedesktop.org

Freshly migrated from its self-managed services to GitLab, this week’s highlighted open-source project is freedesktop.org (f.do), the umbrella project encompassing many open-source software packages for running Linux on desktop. In development since 2000, fd.o is designed to provide developers of desktop Linux distributions easy-to-access packages for getting their desktop environment up and running quickly and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: New two-factor authentication approach, The LF Deep Learning Foundation and Linux 4.19-rc1

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have announced a new two-factor authentication method that uses wearables and speech signals. The method “Listening-Watch” uses wearable devices such as smartwatches, activity trackers, and browser-generated speech sounds to perform two-factor authentication. “Listening-Watch offers two key security features,” said Nitesh Saxena, professor in the UAB College of … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Snapcraft

Canonical, the company behind operating system and Linux distribution Ubuntu, is looking to help developers package, distribute and update apps for Linux and IoT with its open-source project Snapcraft. According to Evan Dandrea, engineering manager at Canonical, Snapcraft “is a platform for publishing applications to an audience of millions of Linux users.” The project was … continue reading

Ubuntu 18.04 focuses on security and AI improvements

Canonical has announced the release of its open-source Linux operating system, Ubuntu 18.04, which features security, multi-cloud, containers, and AI improvements. “Multi-cloud operations are the new normal” said Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical and founder of Ubuntu, in a statement. “Boot-time and performance-optimized images of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on every major public cloud make it … continue reading

Microsoft’s C++ library manager now available for Linux and macOS

Microsoft has announced developers can now access its C++ libraries on two new platforms. Vcpkg is now available for Linux and macOS, joining its existing support for Windows and UWP. “At Microsoft, the core of our vision is ‘Any Developer, Any App, Any Platform’ and we are committed to bringing you the most productive development … continue reading

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