MariaDB Corporation is a provider of open source database solutions for SaaS, cloud and on-premise applications that require high availability, scalability, and performance. Built by the founder and core engineering team behind MySQL, MariaDB has more than 2 million users globally and over 500 customers in more than 45 countries -- most of whom are running Linux.
UK health service nurtures open source communities
The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is nurturing a growing number of communities of software developers working on open source solutions. NHS’ Code4Health team is now supporting 17 communities that bring together health care providers, developers and supporters.
LG's got a flip phone that runs Android Lollipop
Flip phones aren't just for retro hipsters and the elderly anymore... well, actually they kind of are. But they're super popular in Asia, and now you can get one that'll run the latest apps: LG's Gentle flip phone. The faux-leather adorned device is running a bleeding edge version of Android 5.1 Lollipop and packing 4G LTE. Otherwise, it's not exactly a power-user's dream with a 3.2-inch 480 x 320 screen, 3-megapixel rear camera, 4GB of (expandable) storage and 1GB of RAM. But for just 20 million won ($175) it would make a fine second phone, provided you live in Korea -- it's unlikely to come here, and similar flip phones can be pricey to import.
Next-gen Android One phone launches in India for $176
The Lava Pixel V1 offers a solid value for the price, combining mid-range hardware with the latest Android software updates from Google.
Mr. Robot TV Show Now Uses BackTrack Linux's Successor, Kali Linux for Hacking
I wrote an interesting editorial a while ago related to the Mr. Robot TV show that runs on the USA Network channel every Wednesday, starring Rami Malek as a computer hacker that goes by the name of Elliot.
Exton|OS Light Distro Brings Linux Kernel 4.0 and Openbox to Ubuntu 15.04
On July 27, Arne Exton, the creator of several Linux kernel-based operating systems, had the pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download of a new build of his Exton|OS Light distribution.
FreeBSD Making Progress With Their Linux Binary Emulation & More
The FreeBSD project made much progress during this past quarter (Q2'2015) on many fronts from working on FreeBSD 10.2 to landing new work in FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT for improving their Linux binary emulation layer.