Canonical Launches MicroK8s » Linux Magazine

Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu, has announced MicroK8s, a snap package of Kubernetes that supports more than 42 flavors of Linux.MicroK8s further simplifies the deployment of Kubernetes with its small disk and memory footprint. Users can deploy Kubernetes in a few seconds. It can run on the desktop, the server, an edge cloud, or an IoT device.Snap is a self-contained app package solution created by Canonical that competes with Flatpak, which is backed […] Continue Reading…

Pantheon Desktop Makes Linux Elementary | Reviews

By Jack M. Germain
Dec 12, 2018 12:39 PM PT

Elementary OS is an easy-to-use operating system that offers a fresh approach to running Linux.
Developers of U.S.-based Elementary OS recently released the community’s annual major update, Juno 5. What makes this distro so nontraditional is its own desktop interface, called “Pantheon.”
This desktop interface is somewhat of a hybrid, inspired by Apple’s Debian Ubuntu-based OS X. The Pantheon desktop’s design is very deliberate and extremely functional. It combines some similarities of […] Continue Reading…

Wayland’s Weston Switching Over To The Meson Build System

Complementing the Meson build system support for Wayland itself, the Weston reference compositor now has been Meson-ized.
Pekka Paalanen and Daniel Stone, both of Collabora, have landed the Meson build system support for the Weston compositor. At this stage the new build system should be fully working and correct. Pekka is planning to keep the GNU Autotools support in Weston for the next release, which will be due out in early 2019, but that build system would be stripped out […] Continue Reading…

Microsoft Goes Open Source with Web Browsers » Linux Magazine

The “new” Microsoft under Satya Nadella is now going deeper with Open Source. The company is dropping its own technologies that power its Edge web browser, which replaced Internet Explore. But instead of reinventing the wheel and creating their browser from scratch, Microsoft will use Google’s Open Source Chromium browser as the base of its web browser.Microsoft will cease to use the EdgeHTML rendering engine for its Chromium-based web browser and will use Google’s […] Continue Reading…

Intel Working On Open-Sourcing The FSP – Would Be Huge Win For Coreboot & Security

Intel’s Architecture Day on Tuesday was delightfully filled with an overwhelming amount of valuable hardware information, but Intel’s software efforts were also briefly touched on too. In fact, Raja Koduri reinforced how software is a big part of Intel technology and goes in-hand with their security, interconnect, memory, architecture, and process pillars and that’s where their new oneAPI initiative will fit in. But what learning afterwards was most exciting on the software front.
Raja shared during his presentation that […] Continue Reading…