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  • Docker 1.10 Designed to Bolster Container Security

    The upcoming Docker 1.10 open-source container engine will include a default seccomp profile, providing improved security controls.
    The open-source Docker container engine technology is set for a major boost this week. The expected release on Feb. 4 of Docker 1.10 includes new features and a strong focus on security, particularly with the integration of secure computing (or seccomp) and user namespace technology.

  • GNU/Linux Wins The Web
  • Illumos Continues To Let OpenSolaris Live On

    It's been more than five years since the launch of Illumos as the concerted, community-based effort around the OpenSolaris code-base. This truly-open Solaris stack continues to be at the heart of OpenIndiana, SmartOS, Dyson, and other operating systems.

  • Building A Low-Cost Btrfs SSD RAID Array For $80

    With the falling prices of solid-state storage, it's becoming increasingly affordable to build a RAID array of SSDs. I have delivered many Btrfs RAID benchmarks on Phoronix over the years while today I have some fresh RAID0 and RAID1 numbers for Btrfs atop the latest Linux 4.5 development kernel when using two low-cost SSDs that retail for just around $40 USD a piece.

  • Dell’s Ubuntu-Flavored Skylake XPS 13 expected to ship soon

    2015 was a wonderful year for computers, especially for Dell, whose XPS 13 laptop we recognized as the best of the year. And fortunately, the company is back for seconds with the “Project Sputnik” Developer Edition of the beloved notebook lineup — this time featuring the cult favorite Ubuntu Linux-based operating system.

  • New Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Linux laptop 'closer' to shipping

    Dell has started offering a discount on the XPS 13 Developer Edition laptops, in preparation to release the newer version, with Ubuntu Linux and Intel Skylake processors, according to Computerworld.

  • Chrome 49 Enters Beta, Adds MediaRecorder API To Record Audio & Video

    Google has released the Chrome 49 beta today for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, OS X, and Windows.

    Chrome 49 is bringing support for CSS custom properties to make it easy to define property variables in CSS, background sync support with service workers, improved ECMAScript 2015 support, the keygen element to generate a key-pair as part of an HTML form, a new MediaRecorder API for recording a user's audio and video without the use of any plugins, WebAudio API additions, and a variety of other enhancements.

  • Google Chrome Will Soon Call out Websites Lacking HTTPS Security

    Can you shame website administrators into making their sites more secure? That's what Google will soon start doing through its Chrome browser, which now prominently identifies sites that are not secured with HTTPS encryption.

  • MythTV 0.27.6 Release Brings Bug Fixes

    It's been quite a while since last having anything major to talk about with the MythTV open-source DVR software, but at least today they have put out a new point release.

    MythTV 0.27.6 is the new point release available this morning, but it's not a feature release, rather just aimed at fixing bugs. MythTV 0.27 itself was released more than two years ago.

  • coala 0.4 – eucalyptus

    I’m happy to announce coala 0.4.0 eucalyptus – the pre-FOSDEM release of the code analysis framework that truly works for any language.

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