Netflix has open source Titus, container management platform that handles thousands of EC2 instances in AWS for movie streaming..
Based on Apache Mesos, handles half million containers deployments and 200,000 clusters per day leading to three million container launches per week!.
Powerful implementation indeed!.
Microsoft launched a new MCU that offers device connectivity to Azure platform with builtin security to offer a secure pipe for control and data communication..
Microsoft has fully embraced Unix with a variant as Kernel and calls it Azure Sphere OS!.
Produced by MediaTek, it is a single-core ARM-A7 running at 500MHz with Wi-Fi and other I/O connectivity options..
Amazon had a similar OS launch last year, It is OS alone with capability to run it on any chip that can be embedded into devices. Microsoft has gone one step further to test it with a particular chip also.
Oracle has moved to utilize help of IBM and Eclipse Foundation to further it’s effort to open source Java. More details in this blog.
Java and Eclipse are natural together however as per James Gosling, Apache could have been better, Agree!.
Very nice article explaining why Microsoft requires Linux going forward, survival needs indeed!.
Sad to see this NoSQL database and company gone!.
With Ubuntu 18.04 your familiar Unity interface will be dead. I had love-hate relationship with it when it was introduced in 12.04, I have been using GNOME 1/2 from Ubuntu 8. With Microsoft Windows 8 mimic-ing Unity (right side pop-in menu) Unity seems more comfortable with my personal laptop on Ubuntu and official one on MSFT.
With 16:9 monitors Unity did provide lot of real estate for multiple screens (4 terminals) to be opened comfortably, two documents/browsers for comparisons etc. With the left side menu hidden full screen is practically for the apps. Dash is still something that’s inconsistent in it’s behaviour, will not miss it.
Was not a big fan of GNOME either but hopefully it will look similar to Unity interface that has been comfortable for many when 18.04 is released to smooth out transition to the back to the past windows manager!. It brings back the thought of trying to use the multiple workspaces/terminals that was popular in GNOME..
More on the reasons of the going back here written by Mark Shuttleworth, founder of canonical the creator of Ubuntu.
Sad to hear it go!.
Update [11Apr] : Looking at it from positive perspective here
is the home for all Google’s open source projects, more than 2000 projects listed here.