Docker's recent acquisition of Unikernel Systems has sent pulses racing in the microservice world. At the same time, many people have no clue what to make of it, so here's a quick explanation of why this move is a good thing.
Although you may not be involved in building or maintaining microservice-based software, you certainly use it. Many popular Web sites and services are powered by microservices, such as Netflix, eBay and PayPal. Microservice architectures lend themselves to cloud computing and "scale on demand", so you're sure to see more of it in the future.
The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative Working with White House on Cybersecurity National Action Plan
The White House today announced its Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), which includes a series of steps and programs to enhance cybersecurity capabilities within the Federal Government and across the country. In the proposal, the White House announced collaboration with The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative(CII) to better secure Internet "utilities" such as open-source software, protocols and standards.
Ubuntu Phones Can Be Easily Transformed into Mini PCs, with a Keyboard and Mouse
We've seen a lot of people lately bragging with their Ubuntu Phone's convergence features and how easily is to transform the smartphone into a full-fledged desktop operating system.
Upgrading Bios Firmware from Linux Systems Pioneered by Dell
The ability to upgrade the firmware on a system from a Linux OS is something that Dell and Red Hat are going to implement, and the first steps have been taken already.