#linux

One step closer to general availability

Microsoft brings SQL Server on Linux

Microsoft is bringing its flagship relational database product, SQL Server, to the Linux operating system. This will enable SQL Server to deliver a consistent data platform across Windows Server and Linux, as well as on-premises and cloud, the company announced.

The commercial Kubernetes platform

CoreOS stack + Kubernetes = Tectonic

Linux container darlings CoreOS have announced Tectonic: an enterprise-ready platform for running Linux containers in a distributed environment. It combines Kubernetes and the CoreOS stack in a commercial distro and is now in beta.

The users doth protest too much

Ubuntu switching to Systemd

Some might consider Systemd to be controversial, but Ubuntu will be going ahead with its plan to implement the system management tool over the home-grown Upstart event-based init system. Let the protests begin.

Patching while running

Live patching means less reboots in Linux 4.0

In the upcoming Linux 4.0, you may never need to reboot your operating system ever again – or at least, hardly ever. Live patching is coming, but apparently there are still a few hurdles to get through before we have full functionality.