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Open source project uses Docker for serverless computing

Function as a Service uses Docker and Swarm to create a simple system for running functions in the container, language, and runtime of your choice

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Has Ubuntu Linux become boring?

Also in today’s open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Minimal Linux Live. And how do you choose a Linux browser?

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Critical flaw alert! Stop using JSON encryption

Developers shouldn't use JSON Web Tokens or JSON Web Encryption in their applications at all, lest their private keys get stolen

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SAS, Canonical turn silly over open source

One vendor incites fear of open source software, the other continues to oversell it. Neither is correct

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CoreOS opens its Kubernetes power to Azure and OpenStack

Now in new cloud environments, the Tectonic container-based Linux distro is becoming a showcase for Kubernetes projects beyond container orchestration

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Open source JavaScript, Node.js devs get NPM Orgs for free

The NPM Orgs tool previously was only for paid, private package developers

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GitLab Enterprise 9 tweaks user management, application monitoring

The new features show GitLab remaining as interested in the full lifecycle of software development as it is in code hosting

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Install Chrome OS theme in Ubuntu or Linux Mint

Also in today’s open source roundup: Test driving 1993-2003 Linux distros, and a first look at the Android O developer preview.

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Android: Super Mario Run arrives March 23

Also in today’s open source roundup: 6 Features to love in GNOME 3.24, and 6 alternative Linux shells for power users.

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PyPy powers up Python 3.5

Latest version of the just-in-time compiler can run Python 3.5 scripts with asynchronous syntax and bolsters support for 2.x apps that use C-accelerated modules

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IBM chases Google, Microsoft with Kubernetes in the cloud

IBM follows Google and Microsoft in offering hosted Kubernetes as a service, with direct access to the container orchestration system's APIs

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Is Linux Mint a secure distribution?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Distraction-free writing at the command line with WordGrinder, and desktop Linux just keeps getting better and better.

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MIT-Stanford project uses LLVM to break big data bottlenecks

Written in Rust, Weld can provide orders-of-magnitude speedups to Spark and TensorFlow

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How an open source Gitter could challenge Slack

Just becoming open source won't make Gitter into a Slack-killer, but the move might make big inroads with the audience that matters: developers

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Safety in Node.js: NodeSource to certify NPM modules

NodeSource is curating JavaScript packages for security, dependencies

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Docker frees container core for Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Docker has donated its containerd core container runtime to the CNCF to ensure open oversight

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8 free alternatives to Windows and MacOS

Also in today’s open source roundup: Why you should begin with the terminal in Linux, and MATE 1.18 has been released.

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Mesosphere DC/OS brings elastic scale to Redis, Couchbase

The latest version adds new big data applications and more container introspection and logging tools

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