• Happy 25th birthday, Linux

    Happy 25th birthday, Linux

    Linux will turn 25 years old on August 25, the day Linus Torvalds sent out his fateful message asking for help with a new operating system. “I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready. I’d like any feedback on things people like/dislike… Read More

  • Apple confirms iOS kernel code left unencrypted intentionally

    Apple confirms iOS kernel code left unencrypted intentionally

    When Apple released a preview version of iOS 10 at its annual developers conference last week, the company slipped in a surprise for security researchers — it left the core of its operating system, the kernel, unencrypted. “The kernel cache doesn’t contain any user info, and by unencrypting it we’re able to optimize the operating system’s performance without… Read More

  • Docker Acquires Unikernel Systems As It Looks Beyond Containers

    Docker Acquires Unikernel Systems As It Looks Beyond Containers

    Docker today announced the acquisition of Unikernel Systems, a Cambridge, UK-based startup that aims to bring unikernels to the masses (or at least the masses of developers). Docker plans to integrate support for unikernels into its own tools and services as it’s starting to look at technologies beyond containers to help developers build even more efficient microservices architectures. Read More

  • Ksplice Uptrack now available for Linux users everywhere

    Last summer we wrote about Ksplice, a hot new technology that allows Linux kernel updates to be applied in real time, without requiring a reboot. Whether you want to use this for your personal laptop, or a lab room full of PCs, or a data center hosting environment, Ksplice Uptrack, the company’s hosted service, is now available to the general public. They’re offering a thirty day… Read More

  • Linux is big business

    Hot on the heels of the news of UNIX’s 40th anniversary comes a Linux Foundation report entitled Who Writes Linux. This report investigates who is contributing to the Linux kernel, and how much: “Since 2005, over 5000 individual developers from nearly 500 different companies have contributed to the kernel. The Linux kernel, thus, has become a common resource developed on a… Read More

  • Happy Birthday, Linux!

    March 13, 1994 saw the release of version 1.0 of Linux, everyone’s favorite UNIX-like operating system! What started as “just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu” has grown into a robust system that’s used by mega-corporations all over the globe. Originally tied solely to x86 hardware, the Linux kernel now supports “Alpha AXP, Sun SPARC… Read More

  • Soylent Green is People, iPod OS is OS X!

    UPDATE – The story is also totally fake. If it’s early in the morning for you right now and you haven’t had your coffee, feel free to skip this story. Basically, it says that OS X, in the form of the Mach kernel, has been inside the iPod all along — except for a brief period when it was the Pixo OS — and that… ZZZZZZ… huh? Read More