Episode 248: Contain All The Things
Chrome OS is officially getting full-fledged Linux apps, and we ponder if this is truly a win for Linux.
Plus a ton of app picks this week, community news, and more.
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- Wave-share: Serverless, peer-to-peer, local file sharing through sound — A proof-of-concept for WebRTC signaling using sound. Works with all devices that have microphone + speakers. Runs in the browser.
- Chrome OS is getting full-fledged Linux apps — Chrome, Android, and now Linux all together in one place
- Who controls glibc? [LWN.net] — Toward the end of April, Raymond Nicholson posted a patch to the glibc manual removing a joke that he didn't think was useful to readers. The joke played on the documentation for abort() to make a statement about US government policy on providing information about abortions. As Nicholson noted: "The joke does not provide any useful information about the abort() function so removing it will not hinder use of glibc". On April 30, Zack Weinberg applied the patch to the glibc repository.
- Microsoft's most popular SQL Server product of all time runs on Linux • The Register — SQL Server running on Linux, with embedded R and Python, is Microsoft's most successful server product ever,
- Windows2usb: Windows 7/8/8.1/10 ISO to Flash Drive burning utility for Linux (MBR/GPT, BIOS/UEFI, FAT32/NTFS) — Windows 7/8/8.1/10 ISO to Flash Drive burning utility for Linux (MBR/GPT, BIOS/UEFI, FAT32/NTFS)
- Cue the Cosmic Cuttlefish — If I had one big thing that I could feel great about doing, systematically, for everyone who uses Ubuntu, it would be improving their confidence in the security of their systems and their data. It’s one of the very few truly unifying themes that crosses every use case.
- Ubiquity NG - was Re: ubiquity migrated to git — Now, 14 years later, we have a few new kinds of magic to draw on, and perhaps Ubiquity NG could take advantage of them.
- stress-ng — stress-ng can stress various subsystems of a computer. It can stress load CPU, cache, disk, memory, socket and pipe I/O, scheduling and much more. stress-ng is a re-write of the original stress tool by Amos Waterland but has many additional features such as specifying the number of bogo operations to run, execution metrics, a stress verification on memory and compute operations and considerably more stress mechanisms.
- Castero: Command line podcast client — Command line podcast client
- Fedora Atomic Workstation becomes Team Silverblue [LWN.net] — we'd like to inform you about a rebranding effort for the Fedora Atomic Workstation that we (Fedora Atomic Workstation SIG) have initiated. The name we have chosen is "Team Silverblue".
- Red Hat kicks off 25th year summit with big IBM cloud deal | WRAL TechWire — IBM is expanding its partnership with Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), and moving more of its software portfolio to Red Hat’s application containers, the companies said at Red Hat Summit 2018, Tuesday.
- Bringing CoreOS technology to Red Hat OpenShift to deliver a next-generation automated Kubernetes platform | CoreOS — With the acquisition, Container Linux will be reborn as Red Hat CoreOS, a new entry into the Red Hat ecosystem. Red Hat CoreOS will be based on Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux sources and is expected to ultimately supersede Atomic Host as Red Hat’s immutable, container-centric operating system.
- Donnie Berkholz on Twitter: "“Red Hat CoreOS ... is expected to ultimately supersede Atomic Host.” —Follow the community. Good move. #rhsummit… " — “Red Hat CoreOS ... is expected to ultimately supersede Atomic Host.”
- What is Fedora Cloud? — Fedora Cloud provides few different images of Fedora Project which can be consumed in private and public cloud infrastructures. The following list contains the different kind of images available for the users.
- Cockpit Project — Cockpit Project — Cockpit is a server manager that makes it easy to administer your GNU/Linux servers via a web browser.
- floccus – Add-ons for Firefox — Sync your browser bookmarks with Nextcloud
- Google Cloud Platform Blog: Open-sourcing gVisor, a sandboxed container runtime — We’d like to introduce gVisor, a new kind of sandbox that helps provide secure isolation for containers, while being more lightweight than a virtual machine (VM). gVisor integrates with Docker and Kubernetes, making it simple and easy to run sandboxed containers in production environments.