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Today is the first day of UbuCon Summit 2016, which means that the father of Ubuntu Linux and Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth, will be there to open the event, which should officially start at 10:00 AM (PST). Canonical and Mark Shuttleworth decided to revive the popular Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) conference this year and name it UbuCon Summit, despite the fact that the former was transformed into an online event called Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS).
In December 2015, Mozilla announced that its ambitious new operating system wouldnot be appearing on any new phones, but the project may still live on as aplatform for smart TVs and IoT devices.
Owen DeLong is a Senior Manager of Network Architecture at Akamai Technologies, a leader in content delivery network (CDN) services that help to make the Internet "fast, reliable, and secure." He will be speaking at SCaLE 14x about IPv6 adoption (because we're out of IPv4!). Owen is also a member of the ARIN Advisory Council—an advisory group to the Board of Trustees on Internet number resource policy and related matters—and is an active member of the systems administration, operations, and Internet Protocol policy communities.
The Linux Foundation has recently made some changes to its by-laws and excluded individual members from the voting process for board members.
Google Cloud Dataflow seeks to become an Apache Incubator project, which will help keep the open source data analytics platform open and available for integrators. Google is open-sourcing more code by contributing Cloud Dataflow to the Apache Software Foundation. The move, a first for Google, opens new cloud-based data analytics options and integration opportunities for big data companies.
Drupal is an Open Source Content Management Software which allows us to build & create web sites without doing any coding. Drupal’s code is written in PHP and comes under GNU GPL (General Public License ).
Solomon Hykes, Docker founder, explains how Unikernel and the concept of purpose-built microkernels will improve the future of computing.
The kernel vulnerability that was revealed only yesterday got some users panicked, but the truth is that’s not really the case. It’s easy to scare users with warnings of vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel, which powers pretty much everything. The vulnerability was aptly named CVE-2016-0728, which is not all that impressive. This is the first indication. When something is bad enough, it usually receives a name, like Heartbleed for OpenSSL. When you’re called CVE-2016-0728, it’s hard to become a serious threat. This is a joke, of course, and people should be always aware if vulnerabilities, even if they are not called Linus' Doom.
In this tutorial, I will guide you trough the Graylog2, Elasticsearch and MongoDB installation to build a scalable log server node with advanced log search capabilities. I will use Ubuntu 15.10 for this installation. Elasticsearch is a distributed search server based on Lucene that is available as OpenSource software. Graylog2 is a centralized log management and log analysis framework based on Elasticsearch and MongoDB.
Starting today, the Southern California Linux Expo — SCALE 14X in this year’s 14th annual iteration — moves from being hotel-based event busting at the seams to hold all the exhibitors and sessions to being a full-fledged, freewheeling convention center-based event with wide-open spaces and widespread talks.
The Linux Foundation has given its clearest indication yet that it caters to corporates rather than the community, by making it impossible for community representatives to be elected to its board.
Although some people think open source projects only need programmers—and experienced ones, at that— open source project needs go beyond the ability to write code. They also require testing, technical support, documentation, marketing, and more. And contributing to projects also is a great way to improve technical skills and connect with people who share similar interests. One barrier to participating in open source projects is not knowing how to join and get started. In this article, I'll explain how to start contributing to an open source project.read more
After approximately one and a half months, Steam for Linux managed to collect 100 more games for Linux and SteamOS users, as at the moment of writing this article there are exactly 1,801 titles available.
Nginx Inc is out this week with a new release of its flagship product platform, Nginx Plus R8. Among the highlight of the new web server platform are improved HTTP2 capabilities, OAuth authentication and HTML5 video caching features.
Words of warning about the direction taken by the Linux Foundation, where Microsoft impact has grown and community role has been diminished or completely decimated
After being caught off guard by the disclosure of a serious flaw in the Linux kernel this week, Google has quickly developed a patch for Android and shared it with device manufacturers.
Overwhelmed by work? Better time management could be the simple solution.
Deepin 15 has been released and announced by Deepin Developer, ships with latest version of deepin desktop environment version 3.0, based on debian SID and powered by Linux Kernel 4.2.
The Audacity developers have released the second maintenance release in the 2.1 series of the open-source and cross-platform audio editor software for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
SanCloud unveiled an enhanced version of the BeagleBone Black SBC, with 2GB RAM, GbE, extra USB ports, barometric and temperature sensors, and 6-axis MEMS. Manchester UK-based SanCloud showed a prototype of a “BeagleBone Enhanced” variant of the BeagleBone Black single board computer, in TI’s booth at CES earlier this month. BeagleBone Green(click to enlarge) Like […]