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Chromebooks

  • Linux Foundation Gives Away Chromebooks with Open Source Training
    Want to learn about open source programming and get a free Chromebook? The Linux Foundation is sponsoring an opportunity to do both by enrolling in one of its training courses this month.
  • Chromebooks are eating Microsoft’s lunch and dinner
    Now there are concrete numbers to show that Chromebooks are in fact beating the sales of Windows notebooks. Microsoft fans may not accept it, but Microsoft knows how credible a threat Chrome OS is: That is why they ran an anti-Chromebook ad campaign, and why, we presume, they have created strategies to counter Chromebooks. You don’t come up with such plans to mute a non existing threat.

Getting to grips with Google’s open-source container project

Google decided to put its container project Kubernetes [ku-ber-net-ease] out in the wild because "there is power in open source", its co-founder tells ComputerworldUK. The project, which aims to simplify containers for organisations looking for faster app launch and scale-out, began as a “grand experiment”, Kubernetes' co-founder Craig McLuckie reveals. During the build, he discovered that if Google built a cloud platform in the open, “it would be better across any measurable dimension.” Read more

Cinnamon 2.8 Desktop Environment to Feature a Visual Workspace Switcher Applet

The lead developer and creator of the Linux Mint and Cinnamon projects, Clement Lefebvre, announced earlier today, September 2, that the upcoming Cinnamon 2.8 desktop environment will offer a visual workspace switcher applet. Read more

Open Source Router Makes Production Debut

Version 2.0 of CloudRouter , an open source router designed for the cloud, is actually two versions, one based on CentOS Linux, for network operators looking for a stable version with long support cycle, and another based on Fedora for rapid iteration of new features, Jay Turner, CloudRouter project lead and senior director of DevOps at IIX , tells Light Reading. Read more