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Why Docker is Like Chicken Nuggets and Waffle Cones

2 hours 25 min ago
Understanding what the container micro-services revolution is all about, summed up at Dockercon.

Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

3 hours 51 min ago
On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First […]

Xen 4.6 Includes Live Patching, Other Security Features

5 hours 16 min ago
The critical open-source hypervisor used by major public cloud providers now enables live patching and incorporates other new features.

IT runs on the cloud, and the cloud runs on Linux. Any questions?

6 hours 42 min ago
IT is moving to the cloud. And, what powers the cloud? Linux. When even Microsoft's Azure has embraced Linux, you know things have changed.

Top 5: Terminal games for Linux, GnuCOBOL, and more

Saturday 25th of June 2016 06:06:21 AM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight terminal games for Linux, the still-alive-and-kicking COBOL, a few obscure and minor Linux tools, cross-platform methods and tools, and chess Android apps.Top 5 articles of the week5. 7 open source Android apps for chess playersread more

How to install SuPHP on CentOS 7.2

Saturday 25th of June 2016 04:40:35 AM
This tutorial describes the installation of SuPHP on centOS 7.2 from source as there are no SuPHP packages available for CentOS 7.2. SuPHP is an apache module that allows PHP to under a different Linux user than the apache user. This improves the security of hosted websites as you can run the PHP scripts of each website under a different user.

Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 3

Saturday 25th of June 2016 03:14:48 AM
a bit more detail about the powerful ps command and how it can help you discover information about your processes. There’s more to learn about parent processes, filesystems, and more...

General Mills Granted A Design Patent On A Tortilla Bowl Because Why Even Pretend Anymore?

Saturday 25th of June 2016 01:49:02 AM
The idea is that the "invention" in the case of design patents are supposed to be unique outputs of what might otherwise not be unique inventions that are then said to act as some sort of single-source invented thing. Honestly, the whole concept smells of a workaround on the actual purpose of patent law and it tends to function that way as well. How else do you explain the design patent granted on a toothpick with some lines carved into it, for instance? Or Apple's design patent on the animation of turning a page within an ebook? Rewarding exclusivity to these types of "inventions" that barely work up the sweat of an "inventor" should seem absurd to you, as should the frequency with which the public is left wondering where exactly the "invention" is in any of this.

tinyMediaManager catalogs your movie and TV files

Saturday 25th of June 2016 12:23:16 AM
The trouble with video files is that they are not easily parseable. How can your computer tell whether that 8 GB file in your ~/Movies folder is the latest superhero movie, or your daughter's soccer game?read more

How Salesforce Secures Docker Containers

Friday 24th of June 2016 10:57:30 PM
Saleforce.com's lead information security engineer discusses container security at DockerCon 16.

DAISY: A Linux-compatible text format for the visually impaired

Friday 24th of June 2016 09:31:43 PM
If you're blind or visually impaired like I am, you usually require various levels of hardware or software to do things that people who can see take for granted. One among these is specialized formats for reading print books: Braille (if you know how to read it) or specialized text formats such as DAISY.read more

A Bug in Chrome Makes It Easy to Pirate Movies

Friday 24th of June 2016 08:05:57 PM
two security researchers have found a new way, using a vulnerability in the system Google uses to stream media through its Chrome browser. They say people could exploit the flaw to save illegal copies of movies they stream on Chrome using sites like Netflix or Amazon Prime...

Peppermint OS 7 Linux Distribution Officially Released Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 24th of June 2016 06:40:11 PM
It's a bit early than expected, but the Peppermint OS 7 GNU/Linux distribution has been officially unveiled today, June 24, 2016, based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

Over half of world's top domains weak against email spoofing

Friday 24th of June 2016 05:33:17 PM
According to Swedish cybersecurity firm Detectify, poor authentication processes and configuration settings in servers belonging to hundreds of major online domains are could put users at risk of legitimate-looking phishing campaigns and fraudulent emails.

6 reasons why Guayadeque is a music lover's open source player

Friday 24th of June 2016 04:24:40 PM
Recently I upgraded my laptop's Linux to the latest release, and I was surprised and saddened to discover that the wonderful music player Guayadeque seems to be considered as dead upstream, at least in Debian and Ubuntu.read more

Wine 1.9.13 Introduces New Gecko Engine Based on Firefox 47, Unicode 9.0 Support

Friday 24th of June 2016 03:16:03 PM
The Wine development team has announced the release and immediate availability for download of the Wine 1.9.13 snapshot towards Wine 2.0.

Updating code can mean fewer security headaches

Friday 24th of June 2016 02:07:26 PM
Organizations with high rates of code deployments spend half as much time fixing security issues as organizations without such frequent code updates, according to a newly released study.

Explore Flatpak in Fedora 24

Friday 24th of June 2016 12:58:49 PM
One of the main features of Fedora 24 Workstation is better support for Flakpak — a new, distribution agnostic format for packaging and distributing Linux desktop apps. The two main goals of Flatpak are the creation of a single installation... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Tracy Hinds: Improving Education and Diversity at Node.js

Friday 24th of June 2016 11:50:12 AM
Title: Q&A with Tracy Hinds: Improving Education and Diversity at Node.js23 JunLearn more

Solving user experience problems with PatternFly

Friday 24th of June 2016 10:53:01 AM
Michael Dyrynda is a web developer at Hostworks, a freelance developer, and a blogger. He's working on his first open source project in Confomo with Matt Stauffer and podcasting the journey on briefs.fm.read more

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  • Open Source NFV Part Four: Open Source MANO
    Defined in ETSI ISG NFV architecture, MANO (Management and Network Orchestration) is a layer — a combination of multiple functional entities — that manages and orchestrates the cloud infrastructure, resources and services. It is comprised of, mainly, three different entities — NFV Orchestrator, VNF Manager and Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM). The figure below highlights the MANO part of the ETSI NFV architecture.
  • After the hype: Where containers make sense for IT organizations
    Container software and its related technologies are on fire, winning the hearts and minds of thousands of developers and catching the attention of hundreds of enterprises, as evidenced by the huge number of attendees at this week’s DockerCon 2016 event. The big tech companies are going all in. Google, IBM, Microsoft and many others were out in full force at DockerCon, scrambling to demonstrate how they’re investing in and supporting containers. Recent surveys indicate that container adoption is surging, with legions of users reporting they’re ready to take the next step and move from testing to production. Such is the popularity of containers that SiliconANGLE founder and theCUBE host John Furrier was prompted to proclaim that, thanks to containers, “DevOps is now mainstream.” That will change the game for those who invest in containers while causing “a world of hurt” for those who have yet to adapt, Furrier said.
  • Is Apstra SDN? Same idea, different angle
    The company’s product, called Apstra Operating System (AOS), takes policies based on the enterprise’s intent and automatically translates them into settings on network devices from multiple vendors. When the IT department wants to add a new component to the data center, AOS is designed to figure out what needed changes would flow from that addition and carry them out. The distributed OS is vendor-agnostic. It will work with devices from Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Cumulus Networks, the Open Compute Project and others.
  • MapR Launches New Partner Program for Open Source Data Analytics
    Converged data vendor MapR has launched a new global partner program for resellers and distributors to leverage the company's integrated data storage, processing and analytics platform.
  • A Seamless Monitoring System for Apache Mesos Clusters
  • All Marathons Need a Runner. Introducing Pheidippides
    Activision Publishing, a computer games publisher, uses a Mesos-based platform to manage vast quantities of data collected from players to automate much of the gameplay behavior. To address a critical configuration management problem, James Humphrey and John Dennison built a rather elegant solution that puts all configurations in a single place, and named it Pheidippides.
  • New Tools and Techniques for Managing and Monitoring Mesos
    The platform includes a large number of tools including Logstash, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, and Kibana.
  • BlueData Can Run Hadoop on AWS, Leave Data on Premises
    We've been watching the Big Data space pick up momentum this year, and Big Data as a Service is one of the most interesting new branches of this trend to follow. In a new development in this space, BlueData, provider of a leading Big-Data-as-a-Service software platform, has announced that the enterprise edition of its BlueData EPIC software will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public clouds. Essentially, users can now run their cloud and computing applications and services in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance while keeping data on-premises, which is required for some companies in the European Union.

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Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more