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  • Linux users can now make Skype calls from the web in Chrome

    Linux users can now make Skype calls from the web in Chrome

    The Skype team today announced that anyone using a Chromebook or Chrome on Linux can visit web.skype.com to make one-to-one and group voice calls on top of the messaging features they get today. The Alpha version of Skype based on WebRTC inherits the same features as the Alpha version of the Skype for Linux client. Thanks to ORTC, users were able to make free voice and video calls on… Read More

  • Canonical-Pivotal partnership makes Ubuntu preferred Linux distro for Cloud Foundry

    Canonical-Pivotal partnership makes Ubuntu preferred Linux distro for Cloud Foundry

    Pivotal, developers of the Cloud Foundry open source cloud development platform and Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, announced a partnership today where Ubuntu becomes the preferred operating system for Cloud Foundry. In fact, the two companies have been BFFs since the earliest days of Cloud Foundry when it was an open source project developed at VMware. Read More

  • LzLabs launches product to move mainframe COBOL code to Linux cloud

    LzLabs launches product to move mainframe COBOL code to Linux cloud

    Somewhere in a world full of advanced technology that we write about regularly here on TechCrunch, there exists an ancient realm where mainframe computers are still running programs written in COBOL. This is a programming language, mind you, that was developed in the late 1950s, and used widely in the ’60s and ’70s and even into the ’80s, but it’s never really gone away. Read More

  • As Red Hat aims for $5 billion in revenue, Linux won’t be only driver

    As Red Hat aims for $5 billion in revenue, Linux won’t be only driver

    Last year Red Hat, which has been mostly known for selling Linux in the enterprise became the first $2 billion open source company. Now it wants to be the first to $5 billion, but it might not be just Linux that gets it there. A couple of years ago Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst recognized, even in the face of rising revenue, that the company couldn’t continue growing forever… Read More

  • Ubuntu’s container-style Snap app packages now work on other Linux distributions

    Ubuntu’s container-style Snap app packages now work on other Linux distributions

    Docker’s container-style approach to distributing and running apps on any platform has been a big boost to helping patch up some of the fragmentation in the world of Linux. Now, a new package format hopes to have the same effect for smaller apps that need to speak to each other, or simply get updated. Snaps — a packaging format Canonical introduced earlier this year to help… Read More

  • Purism builds a secure tablet with physical wi-fi and camera switches Crunch Network

    Purism builds a secure tablet with physical wi-fi and camera switches

    Purism, proud makers of one of the first truly open laptops, is moving into the world of pro-level tablets. Their latest product, the Librem 11, is a tablet that runs any GNU/Linux version (they recommend the ultra-secure Qubes) and can double as a laptop. The company made waves with their 15 and 13 laptops and they are bringing the same level of security to the $1,299 tablet. While that’s… Read More

  • The open web is not going away Crunch Network

    The open web is not going away

    Dries Buytaert and Matt Mullenweg recently posted calls to arms in defense of the “open web.” I, too, am a believer in the open web. It delivers on the promise of the Internet: a world in which everyone is connected, and you can command as much attention as your content deserves. But I agree with them that it is threatened by dominant technology companies who have an economic… Read More

  • Microsoft Brings Red Hat Enterprise Linux To Azure

    Microsoft Brings Red Hat Enterprise Linux To Azure

    Microsoft is now selling Red Hat Enterprise Linux licenses. Starting today, you will be able to deploy Red Hat Linux Enterprise (RHLE) from the Azure Marketplace and get support for your deployments from both Microsoft and Red Hat. In addition, Microsoft today announced that it is now offering certified Bitnami images in the Azure Marketplace and it now supports Walmart‘s (yes —… Read More

  • The Money In Open-Source Software Crunch Network

    The Money In Open-Source Software

    It’s no secret that open-source technology — once the province of radicals, hippies and granola eaters — has gone mainstream. According to industry estimates, more than 180 young companies that give away their software raised roughly $3.2 billion in financing from 2011 to 2014. Despite the growing popularity of open-source software, though, many open-source companies are… Read More

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