Microsoft’s love affair with open-source is showing no signs of a slow down, with company announcing plans to rebuild its Edge web browser with Chromium. Edge is the default web browser on Windows 10, and also helps power the “universal windows apps” experience too. Microsoft says it plans to replace the proprietary EdgeHTML browser engine Edge currently uses with Chromium, an open source project. Chromium and the Blink rendering engine power everything, from the world’s most popular web-browser (Google Chrome) to famous desktop apps like Spotify and cross-platform software frameworks like Electron. It’s well-tested, works well, and has a lot of active development. But while it helps heal fragmentation there is a danger that the web is becoming too reliant on just one specific technology, open-source and “forkable” though it is. Microsoft plans to become ‘major’ contributor to Chromium Reported on Thurrot.com, Microsoft … [Read more...] about With Plans to Switch to Chromium, Could Microsoft Edge Come to Linux?
Video: Better know a blogger: SJVN on Linux, Microsoft, space roadsters, and moreThe good news about containers, such as Docker's, is they make it easy to deploy applications, and you can run far more of them on a server than you can on a virtual machine. The bad news is that putting an application into a container can be difficult. That's where Buildah comes in.Buildah is a newly released shell program for efficiently and quickly building Open Container Initiative (OCI) and Docker compliant images and containers. Buildah simplifies the process of creating, building, and updating images while decreasing the learning curve of the container environment. Read also: What is Docker and why is it so darn popular?Better still, for those interested in continuous integration (CI), it's easily scriptable and can be used in an environment where one needs to spin up containers automatically based on application calls. There's no requirement for a container runtime daemon to be running on your … [Read more...] about Buildah 1.0: Linux Container construction made easy
Microsoft has reportedly acquired GitHub, and could announce the deal as early as Monday. Bloomberg reports that the software giant has agreed to acquire GitHub, and that the company chose Microsoft partly because of CEO Satya Nadella. Business Insider first reported that Microsoft had been in talks with GitHub recently. GitHub is a vast code repository that has become popular with developers and companies hosting their projects, documentation, and code. Apple, Amazon, Google, and many other big tech companies use GitHub. Microsoft is the top contributor to the site, and has more than 1,000 employees actively pushing code to repositories on GitHub. Microsoft even hosts its own original Windows File Manager source code on GitHub. The service was last valued at $2 billion back in 2015, but it’s not clear exactly how much Microsoft has paid to acquire GitHub. Microsoft has been rapidly investing in open source technology since Satya Nadella took over the CEO role. Microsoft has … [Read more...] about Microsoft has reportedly acquired GitHub
By Sourabh / May 23, 2018 Category: How To, Ubuntu GIMP 2.10.2 released. Here’s how to install GIMP image editor on Linux Ubuntu via Terminal commands. GIMP 2.10.2 is a bug fix release which also comes with HEIF support and new filters. GIMP 2.10.2 GIMP 2.10.2 is a bug fix release which also comes with HEIF support and new filters. 1. Added support for HEIF image format – This release brings HEIF image support, both for loading and export! GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface … [Read more...] about GIMP 2.10.2 Released – Install GIMP Image Editor On Linux Ubuntu
Well, it's finally happened. Microsoft has released a product containing its own Linux kernel: Azure Sphere. It's not MS-Linux or Linux Windows, but it's still remarkable.Azure Sphere is a software and hardware stack designed to secure edge devices. It includes microcontrollers, "Azure Sphere Security Service" and, the really interesting component, the Linux-based Azure Sphere operating system.Microsoft made no bones about it. Microsoft President Brad Smith introduced Azure Sphere saying, "After 43 years, this is the first day that we are announcing, and will distribute, a custom Linux kernel." In technology's terms that's "My, how things have changed". Even former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who once called Linux a cancer, can see that Microsoft now needs Linux. Linus Torvalds once said, "If Microsoft ever does applications for Linux it means I've won." He's won. Of course, Microsoft has long been building applications for Linux. In 2016, Microsoft was releasing SQL Server … [Read more...] about Microsoft releases its first Linux product