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Why private clouds will suffer a long, slow death

Monday 15th of August 2016 09:40:24 PM
While private cloud proponents have spent the last five years focusing on getting their IaaS offerings working, Amazon, Microsoft and Google have moved way beyond core computing services. And you don’t have to strain to hear the death knell sounding for the private cloud.

Testing Network Connectivity for Applications in Containers

Monday 15th of August 2016 08:43:13 PM
Testing applications is a critical part of software development as illustrated by the rise of continuous integration and automated testing. In his upcoming LinuxCon + ContainerCon talk -- Testing Applications with Traffic Control in Containers -- Alban Crequy will focus on one area of testing that is difficult to automate: poor network connectivity. He will describe a testing approach which emulates network connectivity and which integrates existing Linux kernel features into higher level tools such as Kubernetes and Weave Scope.

Storage Solutions - All You Need To Know

Monday 15th of August 2016 07:46:02 PM
Being a computer user, at some point of time we all were introduced to the fear of losing our ?data?. I know it sounds familiar because we all love our data. The data can be of many types but most importantly you would not like to know that your precious pictures have been deleted due to new ??operating system?? installation or hard drive has been damaged. In this article, I'll discuss the importance of cloud storage and different popular cloud storage that provide more free space.

Will Google replace Android with Fuchsia?

Monday 15th of August 2016 06:48:51 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: Is it wrong to run Microsoft software in Linux? And DistroWatch reviews Zenwalk Linux 8.0.

Analyzing Data

Monday 15th of August 2016 05:51:40 PM
My first Web-related job was in 1995, developing Web applications fora number of properties at Time Warner. When I first started there, wehad a handful of programmers and managers handling all of thetasks. But over time, as happens in all growing companies andorganizations, we started to specialize.

Flatpak: A new framework for building and distributing desktop applications

Monday 15th of August 2016 04:54:29 PM
Fragmentation is a longstanding Achilles heel for the Linux desktop. In a world of myriad incompatible distributions, popular apps are typically limited to one or two of the most popular distributions, and the creation of new apps is stifled. The impact of fragmentation on application developers offers a good example of the problem: To release an app for Linux, a developer must contend with different package formats and a baffling number of distributions, all of which have their own particular conventions.read more

IoTivity 2.0: What's in Store?

Monday 15th of August 2016 03:57:18 PM
In May, we reported on an Embedded Linux Conference talk by Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT framework and the AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn spec.

runC: The little container engine that could

Monday 15th of August 2016 03:00:07 PM
runC, a lightweight universal container runtime, is a command-line tool for spawning and running containers according to the Open Container Initiative (OCI) specification. That's the short version. The long version: The governance umbrella created by Docker, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, and many other partners to create a common and standardized runtime specification has a readable spec document for the runtime elements of a container, and a usable implementation based on code contributed to the OCI by Docker.read more

VMware survives GPL breach case, but plaintiff promises appeal

Monday 15th of August 2016 02:02:56 PM
Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig's bid to have VMware's knuckles rapped for breaching the GNU General Public Licence (GPL) has failed, for now, after the Landgericht Hamburg found in Virtzilla's favour.

How to manage binary blobs with Git

Monday 15th of August 2016 01:05:45 PM
n the previous six articles in this series we learned how to manage version control on text files with Git. But what about binary files? Git has extensions for handling binary blobs such as multimedia files, so today we will learn how to manage binary assets with Git.

Performance profiling with perf

Monday 15th of August 2016 11:38:26 AM
Performance plays an important role in any computer program. It’s something which makes a user stay with your software. Imagine if your software took minutes to start even on a powerful machine. Or imagine it showed visible performance drops when doing some important work.... Continue Reading →

Skype for Windows Phone walked behind shed, shot heard

Monday 15th of August 2016 09:21:12 AM
Microsoft's killed off a native Skype client for Windows Phone and will force users to rely on Web Skype instead. WinPho users won't be alone: Redmond will also discontinue Skype clients on Android 4.02 or lower and iOS 7. Microsoft has already announced that OS X and Linux will lose native clients under its Skype-for-the-cloud strategy.

SELKS 3.0 Screenshot Tour

Monday 15th of August 2016 07:03:57 AM
The main change in SELKS 3.0 is the switch to the latest generation of the Elastic stack. On user side this means Kibana 3 has been replaced by Kibana 4. And this really means a lot. Kibana 4 is a complete rewrite of Kibana 3 being non backward compatible on data side. So, our team had to redo from scratch all dashboards and visualizations. The result is a new set of 11 ready-to-use dashboards and a lot of visualizations that you can use to build your own dashboards. On the ruleset management side, SELKS 3.0 comes with Scirius Community Edition 1.1.10 that has support for advanced Suricata feature like xbits.

Linux TCP flaw fix likely in next stable release

Monday 15th of August 2016 04:46:43 AM
A patch to fix a weakness in the transmission control protocol used in the Linux kernel since 2012, which could lead to remote hijacking of Internet connections, is available in the public stable queue tree and is likely to be included in the next stable release.

Another Expert Weighs in on Election Hacking

Monday 15th of August 2016 02:29:29 AM
Today the old Gray Lady, the New York Times, no less, weighed in on election hacking in an Op/Ed piece titled The Election Won't be Rigged. But it Could be Hacked... The solution, according to the author, is to require that all voting machines work off of hand-marked paper ballots that can then be reviewed after the election to discover any fraud. Incredibly, not only do many voting machines now in use not use paper ballots, but they don’t preserve any sort of primary electronic record, either – just the final totals (authentic or hacked, as the case may be).

CloudNativeDay Brings Containers, Microservices, PostgreSQL, Mantl.io, OpenWhisk and More

Sunday 14th of August 2016 11:43:40 PM
The first cloud native-focused event hosted by The Cloud Native Computing Foundation will gather leading technologists from open source cloud native communities in Toronto on Aug. 25, 2016, to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

Fuchsia is Google's latest operating system

Sunday 14th of August 2016 09:49:18 PM
Google has a new operating system project underway called Fuchsia. There's a GitHub page up and running, where you can find out about the Fuchsia kernel -- a kernel that is designed with scalability and multi-device, cross-platform compatibility in mind.

The $5 Onion Omega2 Linux computer is made to order for Internet of Things

Sunday 14th of August 2016 07:54:56 PM
The Onion Omega2 is an Arduino-compatible board which runs Linux natively. This means you can plug it in and get a command line or access the system via a desktop-like web interface. It has Wi-Fi built in and can be expanded to support cellular, Bluetooth, and GPS connections.

Virtual Machine Introspection: A Security Innovation With New Commercial Applications

Sunday 14th of August 2016 06:00:34 PM
A few weeks ago, Citrix and Bitdefender launched XenServer 7 and Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection, which together compose the first commercial application of the Xen Project Hypervisor’s Virtual Machine Introspection (VMI) infrastructure. In this article, we will cover why this technology is revolutionary and how members of the Xen Project Community and open source projects that were early adopters of VMI (most notably LibVMI and DRAKVUF) collaborated to enable this technology.

Access to TripleO QuickStart overcloud via sshuttle running on F24 WorkStation

Sunday 14th of August 2016 04:06:12 PM
Sshutle may be installed on Fedora 24 via straight forward `dnf -y install sshutle`So, when F24 has been set up as WKS for TripleO QuickStart deployment to VIRTHOST , there is no need to install add-on FoxyProxy and tune it on firefox as well as connect from ansible wks to undergound via...

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Opera Data Breach, Security of Personal Data

  • Opera User? Your Stored Passwords May Have Been Stolen
    Barely a week passes without another well-known web company suffering a data breach or hack of some kind. This week it is Opera’s turn. Opera Software, the company behind the web-browser and recently sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million, reported a ‘server breach incident’ on its blog this weekend.
  • When it comes to protecting personal data, security gurus make their own rules
    Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of a company devoted to protecting people from hackers, has safeguarded his Twitter account with a 14-character password and by turning on two-factor authentication, an extra precaution in case that password is cracked. But Cooper Quintin, a security researcher and chief technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, doesn’t bother running an anti-virus program on his computer. And Bruce Schneier? The prominent cryptography expert and chief technology officer of IBM-owned security company Resilient Systems, won’t even risk talking about what he does to secure his devices and data.

Android Leftovers

FOSS and Linux Events

  • On speaking at community conferences
    Many people reading this have already suffered me talking to them about Prometheus. In personal conversation, or in the talks I gave at DebConf15 in Heidelberg, the Debian SunCamp in Lloret de Mar, BRMlab in Prague, and even at a talk on a different topic at the RABS in Cluj-Napoca.
  • TPM Microconference Accepted into LPC 2016
    Although trusted platform modules (TPMs) have been the subject of some controversy over the years, it is quite likely that they have important roles to play in preventing firmware-based attacks, protecting user keys, and so on. However, some work is required to enable TPMs to successfully play these roles, including getting TPM support into bootloaders, securely distributing known-good hashes, and providing robust and repeatable handling of upgrades. In short, given the ever-more-hostile environments that our systems must operate in, it seems quite likely that much help will be needed, including from TPMs. For more details, see the TPM Microconference wiki page.
  • More translations added to the SFD countdown
    Software Freedom Day is celebrated all around the world and as usual our community helps us to provide marketing materials in their specific languages. While the wiki is rather simple to translate, the Countdown remains a bit more complicated and time consuming to localize. One needs to edit the SVG file and generate roughly a 100 pictures, then upload them to the wiki. Still this doesn’t scare the SFD teams around the world and we are happy to announce three more languages are ready to be used: French, Chinese and German!

Second FreeBSD 11.0 Release Candidate Restores Support for 'nat global' in IPFW

Glen Barber from the FreeBSD project announced the availability of the second RC (Release Candidate) development build of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 operating system. Read more