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Day: May 18, 2018

  • If you’ve adopted Ubuntu 18.04 or Bionic Beaver, you’ll be glad to know thanks to GNOME, it’s incredibly simple to connect the Ubuntu desktop operating system to your Google Cloud account. Once connected you can use this online account for the likes of: Mail Calendar Contacts Documents Photos Files Printers That list, of course, comes directly from the settings. The reality is much different. TechRepublic So glad to see Ubuntu adding Gmail support not its time for Outlook.com support.
  • Buying CoreOS was a great move for Red Hat as it tries to become a cloud and container power using Kubernetes. But what does that mean for CoreOS? Here’s the plan going forward. One of the biggest questions at Red Hat Summit in San Francisco was “What will Red Hat be doing with its recent CoreOS acquisition?” Now we know. In a presentation, Ben Breard, Red Hat product manager for Linux Containers, and Brandon Philips, CTO of CoreOS, explained where CoreOS offerings are going now that the company is part of Red Hat. Red Hat will be integrating CoreOS Tectonic, its Kubernetes distribution; Quay, its enterprise container registry; and Container Linux, its lightweight cluster Linux distribution, into Red Hat’s container and Kubernetes-based software portfolio. One popular CoreOS technology won’t be making the trip: The rkt container standard. Instead, it will become a community-supported container technology. ZDNet  
  • Oracle announced today that it has acquired DataScience.com, a privately held cloud workspace platform for data science projects and workloads. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. In the near term, not much will change for customers of Datascience.com — it will continue to offer the same products and services to partners post-acquisition. But Oracle envisions combining its Cloud Infrastructure service with Datascience.com’s tools for a single, unified machine learning solution. Venture Beat I would like to see Oracle build AI into their database platform.
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