Mark Shuttleworth has lost his long-running fight to reverse a US$20m (£12.8m) bank charge levied after he transferred a fortune out of South Africa.
In 2001, Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux maker Canonical, emigrated from South Africa to the Isle of Man. In 2008, he tried to withdraw R2.5bn (US$204m, £128m) from his account in the South African Reserve Bank. The bank, under orders from the SA finance minister, withheld 10 per cent of the transfer as an exit charge.
For some businesses, containers seem too new and thorny, while VMs seem too antiquated and slow. So now vendors are exploring a sweet spot between the two.
Joyent's Triton Elastic Container host uses SmartOS's (from Solaris) native containerization functions to run containers on bare metal instead of in VMs. It now allows Canonical Ubuntu Linux to run as a "container-native Linux image," says Joyent.
It's official! The final version of the Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) will be based on the forthcoming Linux 4.1 kernel, due for release at the end of June 2015, according to Canonical.
Ubuntu Touch is a young platform, but it's already getting some apps that would make other platforms jealous, like offline GPS navigation, for example.