Open Source http://thevarguy.com/taxonomy/term/7348/more en The Managed Kubernetes Opportunity for MSPs http://thevarguy.com/open-source/managed-kubernetes-opportunity-msps <div class="node-body article-body">Kubernetes, an open source orchestration platform for Docker containers, is an increasingly important part of computing environments. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source/managed-kubernetes-opportunity-msps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source/managed-kubernetes-opportunity-msps#comments Open Source Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:03:00 +0000 108891 at http://thevarguy.com Platform9 Five Long-Term Computing Trends that Shape the Way We Run Software http://thevarguy.com/open-source/five-long-term-computing-trends-shape-way-we-run-software <div class="node-body article-body"><p>From distributed computing to on-demand services and modular software environments, certain long-term trends are shaping the way we compute today and will compute tomorrow. Here&#39;s a look.</p> <p>These trends represent broad patterns that have existed in the world of computing for decades. They have slowly manifested themselves in recent years to shape the technology landscape of today. It&#39;s a safe bet that they will continue to influence widespread technology practices going forward.</p> <p>The trends include...</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source/five-long-term-computing-trends-shape-way-we-run-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source/five-long-term-computing-trends-shape-way-we-run-software#comments Open Source Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:16:00 +0000 108581 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Why Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux Is Not As Novel As It Sounds http://thevarguy.com/open-source/why-microsofts-windows-subsystem-linux-not-novel-it-sounds <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Microsoft is rolling out production-grade support for running Linux apps on Windows via Windows Subsystem for Linux. Here's what the announcement means -- and why it's not actually a very big deal.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source/why-microsofts-windows-subsystem-linux-not-novel-it-sounds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source/why-microsofts-windows-subsystem-linux-not-novel-it-sounds#comments Open Source Wed, 02 Aug 2017 02:09:00 +0000 108321 at http://thevarguy.com MSDN Bad Taste Attack Brings Windows Malware to Linux (Theoretically) http://thevarguy.com/open-source/bad-taste-attack-brings-windows-malware-linux-theoretically <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Windows and Linux are getting along better than ever -- so much so that attackers can now use Windows installation scripts to drop malware onto Linux computers, one researcher has found.</p> <p>Earlier this month, Nils Dagsson Moskopp <a href="http://news.dieweltistgarnichtso.net/posts/gnome-thumbnailer-msi-fail.html">reported a vulnerability</a> that he named Bad Taste. It works like this:</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source/bad-taste-attack-brings-windows-malware-linux-theoretically" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source/bad-taste-attack-brings-windows-malware-linux-theoretically#comments Open Source Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:21:00 +0000 108021 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Why Is Docker So Popular? Explaining the Rise of Containers and Docker http://thevarguy.com/open-source/why-docker-so-popular-explaining-rise-containers-and-docker <div class="node-body article-body"><p>By now, you&#39;ve almost certainly heard of Docker containers. You know Docker is massively popular. But do you know why? Here&#39;s a look at the factors driving tremendous interest in Docker today.</p> <p>Before delving into a discussion of the factors behind Docker&#39;s popularity, it&#39;s worth noting that Docker is not the only container platform out there. Nor was it the first to come along.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source/why-docker-so-popular-explaining-rise-containers-and-docker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source/why-docker-so-popular-explaining-rise-containers-and-docker#comments Technology Open Source Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:18:00 +0000 107501 at http://thevarguy.com The New Open Source Business Model: Trading Code for Personal Data http://thevarguy.com/open-source/new-open-source-business-model-trading-code-personal-data <div class="node-body article-body"><p>How do companies make money with open source software? Increasingly, the answer is that they use open source programs to collect personal information from users. Here&#39;s how this new open source business strategy is changing the channel.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source/new-open-source-business-model-trading-code-personal-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source/new-open-source-business-model-trading-code-personal-data#comments Open Source Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:00:00 +0000 107631 at http://thevarguy.com Why Does Open Source Really Matter? It's about Control, Not Code http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/why-does-open-source-really-matter-its-about-control-not- <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Why is open source software so popular today? You might think it&#39;s about money, open standards or interoperability. But the most important factor behind the success of open source is its ability to offer control.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/why-does-open-source-really-matter-its-about-control-not-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/why-does-open-source-really-matter-its-about-control-not-#comments Open Source Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:26:00 +0000 106471 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock The Past, Present and Future of the GPL in Open Source Software http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/past-present-and-future-gpl-open-source-software <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Today, many programmers and companies are passing on the GPL in favor of alternative open source licenses./p> </p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/past-present-and-future-gpl-open-source-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/past-present-and-future-gpl-open-source-software#comments Open Source Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:41:00 +0000 105791 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Predictive Policing and Software Freedom: Should the Police Use Open Source? http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/predictive-policing-and-software-freedom-should-police-us <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Open source software is now widespread almost everywhere, from servers to smartphones. But there&#39;s one place where open source is still not common: The world of policing. </p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/predictive-policing-and-software-freedom-should-police-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/predictive-policing-and-software-freedom-should-police-us#comments Open Source Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:58:00 +0000 105671 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Docker Downsides: Container Cons to Consider before Adopting Docker http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/docker-downsides-container-cons-consider-adopting-docker <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Like any technology, Docker is not a silver bullet. It has its downsides, and it&#39;s important to understand them if you&#39;re considering migrating to Docker.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/docker-downsides-container-cons-consider-adopting-docker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/docker-downsides-container-cons-consider-adopting-docker#comments Open Source Fri, 26 May 2017 17:08:00 +0000 105361 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock