debian

  • Debian Creator Ian Murdock Dead At 42

    Debian Creator Ian Murdock Dead At 42

    Ian Murdock – the ‘ian’ in Debian – was found dead at his home in San Francisco on Monday. The cause is yet unknown. Murdock was an integral figure in the open source movement. His Debian Project – and his work at Docker – were groundbreaking. Announced in 1993 and released in 1996, Murdock named the distro after his then wife, Debra, and himself. Debian… Read More

  • CoreOS Launches Clair, An Open-Source Tool For Monitoring Container Security

    CoreOS Launches Clair, An Open-Source Tool For Monitoring Container Security

    CoreOS, the company behind the popular lightweight Linux distribution for data center deployments with the same name, has recently made a big bet on containers. Today, the company is launching Clair, an open-source tool for monitoring the security of containers — and it’s also integrating Clair into its paid Quay container registry service as a beta feature (with support for… Read More

  • Debian Will Serve As The Default OS For Google Compute Engine

    Debian Will Serve As The Default OS For Google Compute Engine

    Google is bringing Debian to Google Compute Engine and is making it the default OS for developers using the service. Google will support both Debian 6.0 and 7.0, which was released this week. There are some pretty clear reasons why Google is making Debian the default OS. First of all, it’s free, said Krishnan Subramanian, a cloud analyst and founder of Rishidot Research. Read More

  • CherryPal: Tiny, low-powered, Linux-based PC

    This particular news item slipped through the cracks at CrunchGear’s world news headquarters earlier this week, but here it is nonetheless. This little box is called the CherryPal PC and it’ll be here in the third quarter of this year, according to a recent press release. The company won’t say when it’ll be here, exactly, but judging from the above graphic, I’m… Read More

  • WiFi Slurpr: The Ultimate WiFi Tool

    In the spirit of Web 2.0, this device is named the Slurpr. It slurps up all available WiFi connections in the area via six wireless network interfaces and exports them as one fast connection. Gajillions of ethernet-ports are available so you can share the wealth with anyone you wish, as well as kick the connection up a notch. The box is powered by Debian and includes a built-in load… Read More