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6 operating systems designed just for Docker and other container runtimes

6 operating systems designed just for Docker and other container runtimes

If you’re familiar with Unix-like free software operating systems, I’m sure you’ve probably lost count of the number of Linux distributions in active developments. I know, it’s a very long list, and growing. But get ready for the same trend on the container technology side, because the conditions that made it possible to have hundreds of Linux distributions – freely […]

5 awesome security features to expect in PC-BSD 10.1.2

5 awesome security features to expect in PC-BSD 10.1.2

I’ve been keeping track of developments in PC-BSD for the past several months, more than I’ve done in more than three years. I’ve reviewed the last two releases – see PC-BSD 10.1 review, PC-BSD 10.1.1 Cinnamon review, written about an aspect of its package manager – see Getting to know the pkg audit command on PC-BSD and FreeBSD, and even […]

March 4, 2015 · 0 comments · pc-bsd
Calamares will be the graphical installer on the next OpenMandriva edition

Calamares will be the graphical installer on the next OpenMandriva edition

News from OpenMandriva has it that the next release of the distribution will feature the Calamares graphical installer. Calamares is a “distribution independent installer framework” that features a modular design with 25 modules already implemented. It has plugin interfaces for C++, Python and a generic process, and an advanced partitioning tool with support for DOS and GPT partition tables. It […]

February 9, 2015 · 0 comments · OpenMandriva

Getting to know the pkg audit command on PC-BSD and FreeBSD

If you’re new to FreeBSD and PC-BSD, you might not yet be aware of all their package manager’s many commands. Nobody expects you to, at least not initially. Pkg is that package manager and one of the its many commands I think you should get to know asap is the audit command. It’s used to audit installed packages against known […]

February 8, 2015 · 0 comments · pc-bsd
Raspberry Pi 2 vs Creator 120

Raspberry Pi 2 vs Creator 120

The Creator 120 and the Raspberry Pi 2 are single-board computers designed for developers and hobbyists. The Creator C120 was announced in late 2014, but started shipping at about the same time that the Raspberry Pi 2 was announced/starting shipping, which was just last week. I haven’t purchased a Raspberry Pi 2 yet, but I received a Creator 2 from […]

February 6, 2015 · 1 comment · linux news
Rocker:  Run R in Docker containers

Rocker: Run R in Docker containers

Docker and R? What’s not to like about that combination! Rocker is a new project that offers an alternate system for running the R statistical and programming language in Docker containers. See how the name was derived? Rocker – R and Docker. Nice! Rocker is a project of rOpenSci, which aims to transform science through open data. Rocker is hosted […]

October 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Docker & Container Runtimes