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Extern OS: the Linux you wish you had

By | October 26, 2018

One of the beautiful aspect of the Linux world is the availability of a variety of Linux distributions (ditros) to choose from. Ranging from the ones that powers space hardware (like rockets and the ISS) to the ones that can power your refrigerator; Linux has it all. Popular ones you would likely hear about include… Read More »

Graphic Server for IoT, mir, released

By | October 11, 2018

Mir is a wonderful software product from  Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu Linux. It has announced the release of mir application (mir 1.0.0). The very first major release by the Mir team.     Mir is graphics rendering server that can be used to render graphics on the screen of internet of things (IoT) devices. It… Read More »

Microsoft Acquiring GitHub for 7.5 Billion Dollars

Microsoft has finally hit the nail squarely in a much rumoured deal of acquiring GitHub.     Though the talks for the acquisition has been on and off for while according to rumours from unnamed persons close to the companies. Finally the rumours have been put to rest as it announced on June 4 that… Read More »

Microsoft is Making love to Linux in the Windows store.

Bringing the unmatched Linux experience to the world of windows is being made possible by Microsoft through its windows subsystem for Linux (WSL) that has been released as open-source software to the public. Though the then newly appointed CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, publicly declared Microsoft’s love for Linux, many in the free and open… Read More »

Pineapple Funds donates $1 million to the Free Software Foundation

By | February 2, 2018

The anonymous Pineapple Fund has donated $1 million worth of Bitcoin to promote and defend free software, computer user freedom, and digital rights. The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced it has received a record-breaking charitable contribution of 91.45 Bitcoin from the Pineapple Fund, valued at $1 million at the time of the donation. This gift… Read More »

Gate’s Foundation new Open-source Software to pave the way in Financial services in developing nations.

By | October 25, 2017

Mojaloop is open-source software for financial services companies, government regulators, and others taking on the challenges of interoperability and financial inclusion. For the billions of people living without access to a bank account, simple transactions, like paying rent electronically or registering a child for school, are often out of reach. Although digital financial services are… Read More »

You can now download UBUNTU Linux from the Windows Store

By | August 21, 2017

Microsoft announced at its Build 2017 developer conference earlier this year that Ubuntu would be heading to the Windows Store, and now the popular Linux distribution (distro) is available to download. Ubuntu — like SUSE Linux and Fedora, the other two forthcoming Linux distros heading to the store — runs in a sandbox alongside Windows… Read More »

A new vantage point for Canonical’s CEO

From Canonical’s CEO, Jane Silber: “I joined Canonical as COO in 2004, excited by the vision of Ubuntu and the possibilities that could unfold from the software, the collaboration with the open source community, the energy of an international, distributed start-up and the impact it could have on the world. When Mark asked me to… Read More »

An Open Source Collaboration that’s helping kids learn in South Africa.

Following a joint venture by Enterprise Linux, and open source solutions provider, SUSE South Africa and Limpopo Connexion, an Offline Content Project launched which ensures schools get access to educational information even when they have no internet connectivity. This project, which has been running since April 2016, was officially highlighted recently in Polokwane to coincide… Read More »

VMware Joins Linux Foundation

There is good news for the Linux community. The big virtual emulator software giant – VMware – has joined the Linux Foundation as gold member. The Gold member status is the second in tier of membership at Linux Foundation. Many of you that do operating system installation virtualization would no doubt understand what role vmware plays… Read More »