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Piston OpenStack Takes on AWS with Low-Cost Private Clouds

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 10:43:04 PM
The latest release of Piston OpenStack lets organizations deploy private clouds on commodity server clusters with support for Icehouse APIs. OpenStack orchestration vendor Piston is shooting to make do-it-yourself private-cloud computing easier with the release this week of a new version of its Piston OpenStack platform, which it says offers all the benefits of the AWS public cloud without the costs or security vulnerabilities.

Free courses for getting started in the open source cloud

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 09:45:53 PM
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Millions of Gmail accounts hacked, was yours one of them?

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 08:48:42 PM
Time to change your password again. A database containing nearly 5 million Gmail user accounts and passwords was leaked on Bitcoin Security, a popular Russian website devoted to the cryptocurrency.

Former Red Hat CTO drops into cloudy veep spot at Google

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 08:19:14 PM
Red Hat’s technology chief has floated over to Google following his abrupt and uncelebrated exit. Brian Stevens suddenly left the Linux distro and aspiring OpenStack cloud fluffer after 12 years as executive vice president and chief technology officer.

Microsoft Reportedly Buying Minecraft Maker Mojang

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 07:22:03 PM
This is not fun news to wake up to. Microsoft if apparently buying the indie studio Mojang for more than 2 billion dollars.

FoundationDB Adds Open Source SQL Storage Tool

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 06:24:52 PM
FoundationDB has released SQL Layer, an open source SQL database that complements the company's NoSQL data storage platform. FoundationDB, the company so far known mainly for its NoSQL data storage platform, expanded into the SQL world this week with the release of SQL Layer, a free and open source database engine that runs on top of the FoundationDB NoSQL platform.

Short Stack: HP wants to make OpenStack easier, OpenStack adoption in enterprise and CloudStack begins its slow fade

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 05:27:41 PM
This week, we look at HP's attempt to make OpenStack implementation easier, CloudStack's slow fade and CenturyLink, the latest in a long line of suitors reportedly interested in Rackspace.

Ubuntu Touch Is an OS with a Heart in a World of Mindless Drones

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 04:30:30 PM
The mobile market seems to be saturated with products and software, and that includes operating systems. The people are pretty much divided into Android, iOS, and Windows Phone users. There are some scraps at the table, but that's pretty much it. Where will Ubuntu for phones fit in this tight-knit ecosystem?

Open data in education starts to show real traction

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 03:33:19 PM
At the Open Education Working Group we are interested in all aspects of open education, from Open Education Resources (OERs) and new learning and teaching practices, to open source tools and open licenses.read more

Akademy Tuesday Wrapup

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 02:36:08 PM
Akademy is in full swing here in Brno in the Czech Republic. The days are now filled with BoF sessions to discuss given topics and make decisions in person much faster than would be possible online. Here is the wrapup session from Tuesday which covered the outcomes from sessions on Solid, Plasma Media Centre, Inqlude, UI design, Frameworks and more. (Apologies for the rotation, YouTube says it is working on fixing it.)

Q&A with Linus Torvalds at DebConf14 (Debian Developer Conference)

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 10:39:45 AM
Linus Torvalds was invited to a Q&A at DebConf14 (Debian Developer Conference), which took place in Portland, USA.

The Web May Look Slow Today…

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 09:42:34 AM
To illustrate the point of the “fast lane/slow lane” approach proposed by the Federal Communications Commission, some of the biggest tech players today are leading a symbolic “Internet Slowdown” on their websites in what could be the largest virtual political protest since the 2012 blackouts in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

Companies that sell network equipment to ISPs don’t want net neutrality

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 08:45:23 AM
Thirty-three companies that make equipment used by Internet service providers today called on the US to avoid regulating Internet service as a utility. IBM, Cisco, and Intel signed the letter to US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, along with Alcatel-Lucent, Arris, Broadcom, D-Link, Ericsson, Panasonic, Sandvine, and others.“The Administration must act to protect against calls for utility-like common carrier regulation that would threaten demand for Internet infrastructure, reduce incentives for investment, hinder innovation and jeopardize [the Internet’s] success,” the companies wrote.

How to harden Apache web server with mod_security and mod_evasive on CentOS

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 07:48:12 AM
Web server security is a vast subject, and different people have different preferences and opinions as to what the best tools and techniques are to harden a particular web server. With Apache web server, a great majority of experts -if not all- agree that mod_security and mod_evasive are two very important modules that can protect […]Continue reading...The post How to harden Apache web server with mod_security and mod_evasive on CentOS appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to set up MailScanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin in CentOS mail server How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS How to secure a LAMP server on CentOS or RHEL How to set up a secure Apache webserver on Ubuntu How to set up RainLoop webmail in Ubuntu server

Red Hat: 2014:1166-01: jakarta-commons-httpclient: Important Advisory

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 06:51:01 AM
Updated jakarta-commons-httpclient packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact.

6 questions to accelerate open source in non-tech companies

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 05:53:50 AM
There’s now an accelerating trend of businesses adopting strategies reflective of the open source way—creating new value through development of some kind of purpose-driven community committed to open exchange and collaboration, prototype-driven solutions, and "the best ideas win."

What do you hate about Linux?

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 04:56:39 AM
In today's open source roundup: A Tecmint writer shares five things he hates about Linux. Plus: Should Linux be split between desktops and servers? And what will happen to Linux when Linus passes away?

VR headset mixes Oculus firmware and Android phablet

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 03:59:28 AM
Samsung and Oculus have joined forces on a 3DOF “Gear VR” virtual reality headset with 96° FOV that uses a 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4 as a computer and display.

Will Android users switch to the iPhone 6?

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 03:02:17 AM
In today's Android roundup: Will Android users jump ship to Apple's iPhone 6? Plus: Android Wear versus the Apple Watch, and Amazon Prime Instant video available on Android.

Amazon brings its video app to the Android platform

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 02:05:06 AM
Amazon has stopped holding out on the platform powering its Kindle Fire.

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FreeBSD 10.1 Has The New VT Driver, Hardware Improvements

Released this past week was the first beta of FreeBSD 10.1. If you haven't yet had time to explore this development release, there's a lot of improvements over FreeBSD 10.0. Here's some of the features that interest us the most about this forthcoming FreeBSD 10 update: - The driver for FreeBSD's new VT console has been added. The new VT hasn't been enabled by default but for now still requires setting a special parameter. - The ported-from-Linux Radeon DRM/KMS driver now has support for 32-bit ioctls so 32-bit OpenGL applications are able to run on a 64-bit FreeBSD system. - Various hardware-related improvements from Turbo Boost enabled Intel CPUs to PowerPC 970 CPUs to Atom Silvermont to Apple books saw different changes. - Bhyve virtualization improvements. Find out more about the recent FreeBSD 10 changes via the stable release notes. FreeBSD 10.1 is expected for an official unveiling on 29 October. Read more

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REVIEW: How to turn a Raspberry Pi in to an NSA-proof computer

One of the Pi's key attributes is its price of around £30. It is the nearest thing we have to a disposable computer and several can be used cost-effectively in a single project. A recently publicised use is the creation of a string of Raspberry Pi honeypots for detecting hacker activity on a corporate network. Given CW's enduring preoccupation with the surveillance programs of our Establishment masters, would it be, could it be possible to create a disposable, network-invisible computer? Read more

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