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  • Microsoft’s Azure Service Fabric for running and managing microservices is coming to Linux

    Microsoft’s Azure Service Fabric for running and managing microservices is coming to Linux

    Microsoft’s CTO for Azure (and occasional novelist) Mark Russinovich is extremely bullish about microservices. In his view, the vast majority of apps — including enterprise apps — will soon be built using microservices. Microsoft, with its variety of cloud services and developer tools, obviously wants a piece of that market. With Service Fabric, the company offers a service… Read More

  • 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

  • Microsoft open sources PowerShell, brings it to Linux and OS X

    Microsoft open sources PowerShell, brings it to Linux and OS X

    Microsoft today announced that it is open sourcing PowerShell and bringing it to Linux and OS X. PowerShell is Microsoft’s command line shell for Windows power users, as well as an extensible scripting language for automating system tasks. It’s not unlike Bash on Linux (and now Windows, too), but with deeper hooks into Windows. Microsoft is changing, though, and as its CEO… Read More

  • Google’s mysterious new Fuchsia operating system could run on almost anything

    Google’s mysterious new Fuchsia operating system could run on almost anything

    Google has a new operating system called Fuchsia in development, with the early results publicly available on Github (and you can even compile and run it yourself, should you feel daring). The new OS differs from both Android and Chrome OS since it doesn’t run on a Linux kernel, and instead uses as its core code something called Magenta, which might make it better suited to running… Read More

  • Microsoft debug policy leak could make Windows Phones useful again

    Microsoft debug policy leak could make Windows Phones useful again

    Microsoft looks to have inadvertently made some of its own orphaned devices useful again, after accidentally leaking a debug policy that could allow owners of Windows powered hardware such as earlier iterations of Windows Phones smartphones or ARM-powered Windows RT tablets to install alternative operating systems like Android and Linux. Read More

  • Mirantis and SUSE team up to give OpenStack users new support options

    Mirantis and SUSE team up to give OpenStack users new support options

    Mirantis, which specializes in offering software, support and training for running OpenStack, today announced that it is partnering with Germany-based SUSE, best known for its Linux distribution, to offer its customers support for SUSE’s enterprise Linux offering. The two companies also said that they will work on making SUSE Linux Enterprise Server a development platform for use… Read More

  • 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

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