VMware Acquires Heptio, Mining Bitcoin Requires More Energy Than Mining Gold, Fedora Turns 15, Microsoft’s New Linux Distros and ReactOS zero.four.10 Released
News briefs for November 6, 2018.
VMware has received Heptio, which was once based by way of Joe Beda and Craig
McLuckie, two of the creators of Kubernetes. TechCrunch
reviews that the phrases of the deal don’t seem to be being disclosed and
that “it is a sign of the large wager that VMware is taking up
Kubernetes, and the conclusion that it’s going to turn out to be an expanding
cornerstone in how enterprises run their companies.” The submit additionally
notes that this acquisition is “additionally every other endorsement of the continued
upward push of open supply and its function in cloud architectures”.
The power had to mine one greenback’s value of bitcoin is reported to
be greater than double the power required to mine an identical quantity of
gold, copper or platinum. The
Guardian reviews on contemporary analysis from the Oak Ridge Institute in
Cincinnati, Ohio, that “one greenback’s value of bitcoin takes
about 17 megajoules of power to mine…when put next with 4, 5 and
seven megajoules for copper, gold and platinum”.
Happy 15th birthday to Fedora! Fifteen years in the past these days, November 6,
2003, Fedora Core 1 was once launched. See Fedora
Magazine’s submit for a glance again on the Fedora Project’s beginnings.
Microsoft introduced the supply of 2 new Linux distros for
Windows Subsystem for Linux, which can coincide with the Windows 10
1809 unencumber. ZDNet
reviews that the Debian-based Linux distribution WLinux is
to be had from the Microsoft Store for $nine.99 recently (typically it is
$19.99). Also, OpenSUSE 15 and SLES 15 are actually to be had from the
Microsoft Store as smartly.
Jill Franklin is a piece of writing skilled with greater than 17 years enjoy in technical and medical publishing, each print and virtual. As Executive Editor of Linux Journal, she wrangles writers, develops content material, manages tasks, meets closing dates and makes sentences sparkle. She additionally was once Managing Editor for TUX and Embedded Linux Journal, and the e-book Linux within the Workplace. Before coming into the Linux and open-source realm, she was once Managing Editor of a number of medical and scholarly journals, together with Veterinary Pathology, The Journal of Mammalogy, Toxicologic Pathology and The Journal of Scientific Exploration. In a prior existence, she taught English literature and composition, controlled a book shop and tended bar. When she’s now not bugging writers about closing dates or enhancing reproduction, she throws pots, gardens and reads. You can touch Jill by way of email, [email protected]