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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Google is officially moving from Ubuntu to Debian for its in-house Linux desktop.
Today marks the conclusion of the 8th annual Google Code-in (GCI), our contest that teaches teenage students through contributions to open source projects. As with most years, the contest evolved a bit and grew. And it grew. And it doubled. And then
We take a look at what Google's experimental, secret OS is up to in early 2018. (video link) Google currently has two OSes on the market: Android and Chrome OS. The company is never one to leave a successful product alone in the marketplace, though,
Adam and Jerod jumped in as hosts for an experiment in quantum podcasting, letting Erik and Brian play guests to talk about Virtual Kubelet, building OSS at Microsoft, BBQ (of course), and other interesting projects and news. Sponsors Fastly Our ban
With Linux running one in three server instances on Azure, it's past time to learn how to do a good job of running Linux on Microsoft's Azure cloud
Open source has officially been a thing for 20 years now. Did anyone notice?No, really. For something as revolutionary as open source, youd think it would have changed the way all software is developed, sold, and distributed. Unfortunately for those
Today were pleased to announce the release of OpenCensus, a vendor-neutral open source library for metric collection and tracing. OpenCensus is built to add minimal overhead and be deployed fleet wide, especially for microservice-based architectures.
Having been helping dozens of Open Source projects to grow, either with marketing tactics or sales strategies, my long time biggest passion has been how Open Source ventures can possibly sell their products without upselling their own community. I re
Low complexity hack for Transmission client may work against other clients, too. Enlarge (credit: Tavis Ormandy) There's a critical weakness in the widely used Transmission BitTorrent app that allows websites to execute malicious code on some users'
All the major Linux distributions have now released their Intel chip meltdown patches. But, someone must retune all those servers to get their performance up to speed and replace network devices and servers running up-to-date Linux distros.
Its summer in Sydney and Linux.conf.au (LCA) 2018 is just a week away. LCA, an annual event that attracts people from all over the globe, including Googlers, runs January 22nd to 26th.LCA is a cornerstone of the free and open source software (FOSS) c
They're currently labelled as beta. Enlarge (credit: Liz West) In 2015, Microsoft announced its intent to bring OpenSSH, the widely used implementation of the secure shell (ssh) protocol used for remote system access and administration throughout the
Proponents of the jQuery Mobile web framework and the jQuery UI widgets and themes collection are looking for new blood to revive these stalled projects, which are to be combined into a single effort.The past few years have been difficult for both pr
We talk with Alan Duric, Co-founder and CEO of Wire, an open source end-to-end encrypted instant messaging app for voice and video calls. In 2005 Alan co-founded Camino Networks which was later acquired by Skype, and his involvement with internet bas
Fixing Meltdown and Spectre will take Linux -- and all other operating systems -- programmers a long, long time. Here's where the Linux developers are now.
Usage of containers in software applications is on the rise, and with their increasing usage in production comes a need for robust testing and validation. Containers provide great testing environments, but actually validating the structure of the con
Google gives Administrators new ways to lock down the browser. Enlarge / You might need more of this stuff if you want to use Chrome's new Site Isolation mode. Well, not this stuff exactly; it's RAM from a very obsolete VAX computer. (credit: Kevin S
Of the many use cases Python covers, data analytics has become perhaps the biggest and most significant. The Python ecosystem is loaded with libraries, tools, and applications that make the work of scientific computing and data analysis fast and conv
On today's show we're going back into the archives to conversations we had around blockchain and databases at OSCON 2017. We talked with Monty Widenius, creator of MariaDB the open source forever fork MySQL, Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hy
Torvalds and company are not happy with Intel as they continue to move forward with delivering Linux security patches.
Hello world! The Google Open Source team is ringing in the new year by launching accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ to engage more with the community and keep folks up to date.Free and open source software (FOSS) is fundamental to computing,
Stagnation had turned Ubuntu into just another distro; now it's interesting all over again. Canonical's video introduction to Ubuntu 17.10 If you've been following the Linux world at all, you know this has been an entire year for spring cleaning. Ea
IBM has released two sets of freely available code and other development assets: IBM Code Patterns and Bot Asset Exchange.The features in IBM Code Patterns With IBM Code Patterns, IBM is providing more than 120 open source code patterns intended to s
We're back in NYC at Microsoft Connect(); talking about the backstory of Visual Studio Code with Julia Liuson (Corporate Vice President of Visual Studio), Chris Dias (Principal Program Manager of Visual Studio and .NET), and PJ Meyer (Product Manager
A serious security memory problem in all Intel chips has led to Linux's developers resetting how to deal with memory. The result will be a more secure, but -- as Linux creator Linus Torvalds says -- slower operating system.
Do you lead or represent a free or open source software organization? Are you seeking new contributors? (Who isnt?) Do you enjoy the challenge and reward of mentoring new developers? Apply to be a mentor organization for Google Summer of Code 2018!We
Microsoft isn't the only company that's interested in scaling Git. Enlarge (credit: Git) One of the more surprising stories of the past year was Microsoft's announcement that it was going to use the Git version control system for Windows development.
The latest version of the open source container orchestration framework Kubernetes, Kubernetes 1.9, brings to the container-orchestration framework both full-blown and beta-test versions of significant new features: The general availability of the Wo
Jeff Lindsay joined the show to talk about workflow automation, designing apis, and building the society we want to live in...plus a surprise special announcement! Sponsors Linode Our cloud server of choice. Get one of the fastest, most efficient SS
Linux pioneer Gal Duval is working on an easy-to-use, Google-free, pro-privacy Android clone for your smartphone.
Its been an incredible (and incredibly busy!) three weeks for the 25 mentor organizations participating in Google Code-in (GCI) 2017, our seven week global contest designed to introduce teens to open source software development. Participants complete
Set DNS server to 9.9.9.9, and (known) malware and phishes wont be able to phone home. Enlarge / All you really have to do is set your DNS to 9.9.9.9. (credit: GCA/ Quad9) The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)an organization founded by law enforcement and
PostgreSQL(aka Postgres) is old as dirt, yet over the past five years it has panned out as pure gold. MongoDB got the billion-dollar IPO and AWS launched the mind-bendingly cool Aurora Serverless, but its PostgreSQL that keeps having its momentagain
Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, joined the show to talk about what it means to be Cloud Native, the ins and outs of Dan's role to the foundation, how they make money to sustain things, membership, the support th
Besides numerous security fixes, the latest version of Android includes multiple features that developers will be using to improve your smartphone experience.
Crossposted on the Google Research BlogTraining a neural network usually involves defining a loss function, which tells the network how close or far it is from its objective. For example, image classification networks are often given a loss function
Docker support + location tracking mesh = plug-in backbone for all the networked things. Enlarge / We'll keep the cloud on for you. (credit: Lunera) The Internet of Things is a powerful concept, especially in the industrial worldbut it's also full of
In the enterprise world, open source has long been a bit tentative. Starting in the early 2000s, various vendors started contributing bits and pieces of code, careful not to give away anything too valuable, all while hoping for positive marketing eff
Jason Keene and Andrew Poydence joined the show to talk about Loggregator, scaling with Go at Pivotal, Diodes, and other interesting Go projects and news. Sponsors Linode Our cloud server of choice. Get one of the fastest, most efficient SSD cloud s
Kubernetes, the cloud container orchestration program, expands even further and has grown more stable.
Google has always embraced new approaches to organizing all the world's information, and this includes all the world's geography. Today we are announcing the open source release of Google's S2 library, the core geometric library on which Google's glo
MariaDB will become a better database on Windows and an Azure managed service. Enlarge (credit: MariaDB Foundation) NEW YORK CITY: On the first day of its Connect developer conference, Microsoft announced that it is joining the MariaDB Foundation, th
I used to really like Firefox. Back in 2004, when Firefox 0.93 rolled out, I loved it. It was so much better than the competition. Mind you, when your chief rival is Internet Explorer 6, it doesnt take much to be impressive. My love didnt last, thoug
Danese Cooper joined Nadia and Mikeal to discuss the history of open source, how the term became a thing via Tim O'Reilly, feeling empowered as an open source contributor, companies relationship to open source, foundations and their role (or not) in
With Microsoft porting Office 365 to Chromebooks, a big reason to stick with Windows has gone out the door.
Crossposted on the Google Research BlogAcross many scientific disciplines, but in particular in the field of genomics, major breakthroughs have often resulted from new technologies. From Sanger sequencing, which made it possible to sequence the human
It's as much as twice as fast as it was a year ago. Firefox is fast now. (credit: Mozilla) Mozilla is working on a major overhaul of its Firefox browser, and, with the general release of Firefox 57 today, has reached a major milestone. The version of
The Eclipse Foundation, the new keeper of enterprise Java, has moved forward with nine project proposals for Eclipse Enterprise for Java (EE4J), which the organization describes as the first step toward the migration of Java EE (Enterprise Edition) t