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Containers 101: Linux containers and Docker explained

A brief introduction to lightweight, portable, flexible Docker containers and why developers love them

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Why are Chromebooks outselling Macs?

Also in today's open source roundup: Will Chromebooks and Android apps kill Windows PCs? And DistroWatch reviews the Clonezilla Live utility

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Open source tool watches Linux systems, containers for suspicious activity

New from Sysdig, Falco alerts you to unwanted behaviors, not just in Docker apps, but throughout the system

Linux containers vs. VMs: A security comparison

More vulnerable than virtual machines? In fact, containers have some security advantages

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Block ads via the hosts file in Android or Linux

Also in today's open source roundup: Nokia will release Android phones, and Google will introduce a voice-activated device for the home

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Video: What's new in Cinnamon 3.0

Also in today's open source roundup: ChaletOS 16.04 offers an open source refuge for Windows users, and Google rolls out Spaces group sharing app for Android

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Linux 4.6 targets mobile with ARM, touch support

The new kernel also features performance improvements and backing for 13 SoC systems

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Linux 4.6 boosts container security, adds OrangeFS support

The latest version of the Linux kernel also features more reliable out-of-memory handling, 802.1AE MAC-level encryption, and support for Intel memory protection keys

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Can Linux ever beat Windows at PC gaming?

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews FreeBSD 10.3's new features, and Linus Torvalds releases Linux 4.6

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The end of Apple? The early signs may be in

We seem to be heading toward a post-Microsoft, post-Apple world -- and that’s OK

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Fedora 24 beta focuses on containers and the cloud

The desktop and server portions of Red Hat's bleeding-edge Linux distribution aren't standing still, but the cloud version hosts its biggest and boldest innovations

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The most popular Android apps of all time

Also in today’s open source roundup: Viking Horde malware targets Android devices, and the Fedora 24 beta has been released.

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How BSD was built, and how it lost the lead to Linux

Also in today's open source roundup: Is Ubuntu 16.04 LTS the best version of Ubuntu yet? And are modular Android phones just a gimmick?

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Linux Mint 18 won't include multimedia codecs

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS, and you can now download the new Google Keyboard app for Android

Swift vs. Objective-C: 10 reasons the future favors Swift

Swift for Windows arrives at last, but as an unofficial port

Developers who want to try out Apple's language on Windows can get started with this unofficial port, but an official version is unlikely until Swift 3.0

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Free as can be: gNewSense is true GNU Linux

The new version of the Free Software Foundation-supported Linux distro has no proprietary dependencies, but its roster of older app versions may give pause

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What does the future of the Apache Software Foundation hold?

The Apache: Big Data conference will host panels on a huge range of topics as well as a forum on ODPi and ASF collaboration

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Open-source really could help get you a job, study finds

Cloud, OpenStack, and networking expertise in open source are all sought by those filling jobs

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Linux Foundation tackles open source security with new badge program

The Core Infrastructure Initiative's Best Practices Badge program will help businesses identify which open source projects follow a security-focused methodology

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