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Azure Service Fabric takes first tentative steps toward open source

(credit: Microsoft) Microsoft's embrace of open source software continues, with Azure Service Fabric making the first tentative foray into the open world.Today, the...

SAS, Canonical turn silly over open source

Roughly 26 years after Linux pushed open source into mainstream enterprise adoption, we're still debating how big a role open source should play --...

Fable F#-to-JavaScript tool integrates with Microsoft .Net Core SDK

Fable, a compiler that enables Microsoft's F# "functional first" programming language to emit JavaScript, has reached a 1.0 beta stage, featuring integration with Microsoft's...

IDG Contributor Network: Install Chrome OS theme in Ubuntu or Linux...

Install Chrome OS theme in Ubuntu or Linux Mint Chrome OS has proven to be quite popular given the sales of Chromebooks and other devices...

Red Flag Windows: Microsoft modifies Windows OS for Chinese government

China has long been both a huge lure and a thorn in the side for Microsoft. Massive piracy of Windows XP, a decade-long effort...

Old Linux kernel security bug bites

A Linux developer discovered a serious security hole that's been hiding for years in an out-of-date driver.

IBM announces enterprise-ready blockchain services that go beyond currency

IBM Blockchain will be used to try to track carbon allowances in a pilot program in China later this year. (credit: Vintage Architecture) On Monday,...

IDG Contributor Network: Is Linux Mint a secure distribution?

Linux Mint and security problems Linux Mint has been lambasted by some in the media for security problems over the last few years.But how accurate...

Leading Linux distros dawdle as kernel flaw persists

A local privilege esclation flaw has been fixed in the Linux kernel, but several upstream distributions have yet to release updates.Administrators should plan on...

Hackers Take Down Reader, Safari, Edge, Ubuntu Linux at Pwn2Own 2017

On the first day of Pwn2Own 2017 hackers poked holes in Adobe Reader, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Ubuntu Linux.

Dormant Linux kernel vulnerability finally slayed

Just, er, eight years later A recently resolved vulnerability in the Linux kernel that had the potential to allow an attacker to gain privilege...

Ubuntu Linux Falls on Day 1 of Pwn2Own Hacking Competition

The first day of the Trend Micro-sponsored Pwn2Own competition awards $233,000 in prize money to security researchers for exploiting software with previously unknown vulnerabilities.