ChaletOS Linux is one of the closest Windows 7 clone interfaces I have seen. Its refreshing design makes it a good choice for transitioning to the Linux OS.
Red Hat buys into Docker containers with Atomic Host
Not much over a year ago, few people knew about containers, and fewer still knew about Docker. Since then, the idea of building server and applications out of container-based micro-servers, has exploded in popularity. Red Hat has been watching this and now with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host (RHELAH) the company has its own operating system/container pairing to offer the business world.
VMware heads to court over GPL violations
The Software Freedom Conservancy alleges that VMware is using GPL-licensed code in its proprietary products
5 awesome security features to expect in PC-BSD 10.1.2
Five of those security and security-related features were announced today and are on track to be included in the next edition, which should be PC-BSD 10.1.2. They are
PersonaCrypt – a command line utility to backup a user’s home directory to an encrypted external media
Tor Mode in System Updater Tray
Stealth Mode in PersonaCrypt
Ports now use LibreSSL by default instead of OpenSSL
Support for encrypted backups in Life-Preserver utility
Help: Linux to the rescue of older operating systems
As you know, when someone offers free stuff, we give it a few weeks in order to give each group, organization or individual in need a chance to respond. That’s what we’ll do with Mary Greenfield’s generous offer to donate free fabric, so give it another week and then we’ll forward responses to her.
One of the most rewarding aspects of writing this column is realizing that it generates discussion, and here’s a response to that question about updates for an older computer running Windows ME...
Open source used to manage Figueres’ environment
The Spanish town of Figueres is relying on free and open source software to help manage its urban and natural environment. Fisersa Ecoserveis, an environmental company, is using a range of open source solutions to create, update and manage interactive geographic maps, used for monitoring and planning the city’s green spaces.
I/O-rich SBC runs Linux on Cortex-A9 Sitara SoC
MYIR launched a “Rico” SBC for TI’s Cortex-A9 AM437x SoC, with an open Linux BSP, 4GB of eMMC flash, and coastline GbE, HDMI, and USB host and device ports.