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OpenStack Continues to Grow Both Public and Private Cloud Deployments

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 03:02:19 AM
OpenStack is now powering over 60 public cloud datacenters around the world, with both private and public cloud revenues growing.

Kubernetes by the numbers: 10 compelling stats

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 01:53:42 AM
How quickly has Kubernetes’ popularity soared? By most accounts, very quickly. Earlier this year, Cloud Native Computing Foundation executive director Dan Kohn penned a blog post that dug into that claim. People regularly tout Kubernetes as one of the highest velocity projects ever in open source history: Does the data back it up?

How to Monetize an Open Source Project

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 12:45:05 AM
"The number one tangent to monetization in any open source product is adoption, because the key to monetizing an open source product is you flip what I would call the sales funnel upside down," he told ITPro at the recent All Things Open conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Apache OpenOffice: We're OK with not being super cool... PS: Watch out for that Mac bug

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 11:36:28 PM
Version 4.1.4 did fix four security vulnerabilities, and that's one less than the five that appear to be outstanding for the software, based on two reported in the November 2016 minutes of Apache Foundation Board of Directors' meeting and three reported in the April 2017 minutes.

Krita 4.0 Digital Painting App Promises Big Performance Improvements, Pixel Grid

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 10:27:51 PM
If you're wondering what's going on with the development of the major Krita 4.0 release of the open-source and cross-platform digital painting app, the devs have a huge update for us today.

5 ways blockchain can accelerate open organizations

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 09:19:14 PM
Looking at the open organization principles (transparency, inclusivity, adaptability, collaboration, community) and the reasons we practice them (building a network of people dedicated to a purpose and sharing the same ethical standards, for example), I started wondering how these principles would be influenced by an increasingly important emerging technology: blockchain.read more

Different Types Of Ubuntu Software On Law

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 08:10:37 PM
The only difference between Ubuntu and some other 100% Free Linux distros is the different types of software that you are allowed to use.

How To Protect Server Against Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On Linux

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 07:02:00 PM
Fail2ban is an intrusion prevention software, framework which protect server against brute force attacks.

CAINE 9.0 Linux Helps Investigators With Computer Security Forensics

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 05:53:23 PM
New release of security-focused Linux distribution adds new tools to help researchers with investigations.

Slicing Scientific Data

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 04:44:46 PM
I've covered scientificsoftware in previous articles that either analyzes image information or actually generatesimage data for further analysis. In this article, I introduce a tool thatyou can use to analyze images generated as part of medical diagnosticwork.

Getting started with Gnocchi

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 03:36:09 PM
Gnocchi is an open source time series database created in 2014 when OpenStack was looking for a highly scalable, fault-tolerant time series database that did not depend on a specialized database (e.g., Hadoop, Cassandra, etc.).read more

Creating a high availability setup for Linux on Power

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 02:27:32 PM
This article is about high availability or disaster recovery and fail-over for Linux on Power virtual machines (VMs) or logical partitions (LPARs). The solution described in this article works for all Linux distributions available for IBM POWER8 and later processor-based servers. Open source software used in this solution are: DRBD and heartbeat, which are available for all supported distributions. We have used Ubuntu v16.04, supported on IBM Power servers to explain and verify the solution.

Sandbox your applications with Firejail

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 01:18:55 PM
Even the best written software can contain vulnerabilities that can be exploited. With the advent of container technologies, such as docker, flatpak or LXC, many have suggested to use them to isolate software from the rest of the system and in doing so mitigate the harm of possible breaches.

What's the difference between open source software and free software?

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 12:10:18 PM
Do you use "open source software" or "free software"? Although there are different rules for free software licenses (four freedoms) and open source licenses (Open Source Definition), what is not apparent from those two sets of rules is:read more

Apache Kafka Reaches 1.0 Milestone for Open-Source Distributed Streaming Platform

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 11:01:41 AM
Widely deployed open-source technology already used by major enterprises including Goldman Sachs, ING and Capital One reaches a critical milestone.

5 of the Best Linux Distros for Gaming

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 09:53:04 AM
While any Linux distro may be used for gaming, there are some distros specifically optimized for gaming. Here are some of the best Linux distros for gaming.

MINIX: Intel's hidden in-chip operating system

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 08:44:26 AM
Buried deep inside your computer[he]#039[/he]s Intel chip is the MINIX operating system and a software stack, which includes networking and a web server. It[he]#039[/he]s slow, hard to get at, and insecure as insecure can be.

Modular, rugged, fanless mini-PC runs Linux Mint on Apollo Lake

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 07:35:49 AM
Compulab’s Linux-ready, 112 x 84 x 34mm “Fitlet2” mini-PC features an Apollo Lake SoC, -40 to 85°C support, and M.2 and “FACET” expansion. Compulab has upgraded its rugged Fitlet line of mini-PCs, switching from AMD to Intel Apollo Lake processors up to a quad-core Atom x7-E3950. The Fitlet2 is available with Linux Mint or Windows 10...

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 Puts the Cloud in a Container

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 06:27:12 AM
As the OpenStack Summit in Sydney kicks off, Red Hat debuts it's latest cloud infrastructure release.

Why hybrid cloud is the best of both worlds

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 05:18:35 AM
For CIOs considering cloud, start with the overall digital strategy and work backward

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Security: Uber Sued, Intel ‘Damage Control’, ZDNet FUD, and XFRM Privilege Escalation

  • Uber hit with 2 lawsuits over gigantic 2016 data breach
    In the 48 hours since the explosive revelations that Uber sustained a massive data breach in 2016, two separate proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed in different federal courts across California. The cases allege substantial negligence on Uber’s part: plaintiffs say the company failed to keep safe the data of the affected 50 million customers and 7 million drivers. Uber reportedly paid $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep news of the breach quiet. On Tuesday, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote: “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it.”
  • Intel Releases Linux-Compatible Tool For Confirming ME Vulnerabilities [Ed: ‘Damage control’ strategy is to make it look like just a bug.]
    While Intel ME security issues have been talked about for months, confirming fears that have been present about it for years, this week Intel published the SA-00086 security advisory following their own internal review of ME/TXE/SPS components. The impact is someone could crash or cause instability issues, load and execute arbitrary code outside the visibility of the user and operating system, and other possible issues.
  • Open source's big weak spot? Flawed libraries lurking in key apps [Ed: Linux basher Liam Tung entertains FUD firm Snyk and Microsoft because it suits the employer's agenda]
  • SSD Advisory – Linux Kernel XFRM Privilege Escalation

gThumb 3.6 GNOME Image Viewer Released with Better Wayland and HiDPI Support

gThumb, the open-source image viewer for the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated this week to version 3.6, a new stable branch that introduces numerous new features and improvements. gThumb 3.6 comes with better support for the next-generation Wayland display server as the built-in video player, color profiles, and application icon received Wayland support. The video player component received a "Loop" button to allow you to loop videos, and there's now support for HiDPI displays. The app also ships with a color picker, a new option to open files in full-screen, a zoom popover that offers different zoom commands and a zoom slider, support for double-click activation, faster image loading, aspect ratio filtering, and the ability to display the description of the color profile in the property view. Read more Also: Many Broadway HTML5 Backend Improvements Land In GTK4

ExTiX 18.0, 64bit, with Deepin Desktop 15.5 (made in China!) and Refracta Tools – Create your own ExTiX/Ubuntu/Deepin system in minutes!

I’ve made a new extra version of ExTiX with Deepin 15.5 Desktop (made in China!). Deepin is devoted to providing a beautiful, easy to use, safe and reliable system for global users. Only a minimum of packages are installed in ExTiX Deepin. You can of course install all packages you want. Even while running ExTiX Deepin live. I.e. from a DVD or USB stick. Study all installed packages in ExTiX Deepin. Read more Also: ExTiX, the Ultimate Linux System, Now Has a Deepin Edition Based on Ubuntu 17.10 Kali Linux 2017.3 Brings New Hacking Tools — Download ISO And Torrent Files Here

Graphics: Greenfield, Polaris, Ryzen

  • Greenfield: An In-Browser HTML5 Wayland Compositor
    Earlier this year we covered the Westfield project as Wayland for HTML5/JavaScript by providing a Wayland protocol parser and generator for JavaScript. Now that code has morphed into Greenfield to provide a working, in-browser HTML5 Wayland compositor.
  • New Polaris Firmware Blobs Hit Linux-Firmware.Git
    Updated firmware files for the command processor (CP) on AMD Polaris graphics cards have landed in linux-firmware.git. These updated firmware files for Polaris GPUs are light on details besides being for the CP and from their internal 577de7b1 Git state.
  • Report: Ryzen "Raven Ridge" APU Not Using HBM2 Memory
    Instead of the Vega graphics on Raven Ridge using HBM2 memory, it appears at least for some models they are just using onboard DDR4 memory. FUDZilla is reporting today that there is just 256MB of onboard DDR4 memory being used by the new APU, at least for the Ryzen 5 APU found on the HP Envy x360 that was the first Raven APU system to market.