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Microsoft Partners With Docker, Plans to Participate as an Active Community Member in Docker Engine Development

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Microsoft has decided to collaborate with Docker Inc. by providing Docker with support for new container technologies that will be delivered in a future release of Windows Server. Docker Engine will be compatible with the next release of Windows Server, and Docker will provide Docker Engine images for Windows Server in the community-driven Docker Hub. According to the public release related to this announcement, developers and organizations that want to create container applications using Docker will be able to use either Windows Server or Linux with the same growing Docker ecosystem of users, applications and tools.

Under this new partnership, Docker Hub will be integrated into Microsoft Azure directly through the Azure Management Portal and Azure Gallery, and the developers will be able to directly work with a pre-configured Docker Engine in Azure to create a multicontainer Dockerized application.

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Munich to Embrace MS Windows Again?

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You don’t read news like this ever. Even the news articles which claim that some company or organization is preferring or is about to switch to the Windows Operating System from a Linux based operating system is ridiculed and taken as a joke by teh netizens. But guess what, the city of Munich, which previously switched to Linux based operating system in 2004, might switch back to Microsoft‘s operating system. The deputy mayor of Munich, Josef Schmid, confirmed the plans of the city’s authorities to a German language news website.

Mr. Schmid told sueddeutsche.de that the users were ‘suffering‘ with Linux distributions, though he didn’t elaborate on those ‘sufferings’. He also considers the switch to open source in 2004 to be politically motivated. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think the decision to save taxpayers’ money and using superior software is politically motivated.

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Tired of Skype? Try Tox, a Free IM and Video Calling Software

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Are you scared that your Skype calls are being monitored? Do you feel safe using a software like Skype, whose parent company (Microsoft) has confirmed its participation in the NSA’s covert mass surveillance? Do you want a free (both as in cost and freedom, #RMS) software that respects your privacy and doesn’t store your video chats on its servers? We have found the right product for you! Yes, one such software exists which lets you make free video calls and send IMs (Instant Messages) to anyone without compromising your privacy.

Tox is a free and open source software that lets its users to communicate via IMs and video calls. Communication made by Tox is encrypted using a public and private key combination. Tox is a P2P (Peer to Peer, just like your bittorrent clients) software and was conceptualized in 2013 on a 4chan thread.

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