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SUSE Updates Linux Application Delivery Platforms

Saturday 30th of September 2017 09:18:58 AM
Enterprise Linux vendor SUSE is updating a number of different platforms this week, including its Kubernetes based CaaS Platform.

Kubernetes takes a big step forward with version 1.8

Saturday 30th of September 2017 07:24:36 AM
The most popular of the cloud container orchestration programs has stronger security and role-based access control.

Librem 5 Leads New Wave of Open Source Mobile Linux Contenders

Saturday 30th of September 2017 05:30:14 AM
Just when it seemed that the dream for an open source Linux phone had run its course, several new hardware and software projects have emerged, and some older projects have sought new life as aftermarket replacements.

Attend a Fedora Women Day 2017 event

Saturday 30th of September 2017 03:35:52 AM
Fedora Women Day (FWD) is a worldwide series of events initiated by the Fedora Diversity Team. The events are dedicated to female contributors of the Fedora Project. During this day of celebration, local communities gather to present the accomplishments of... Continue Reading →

Simon Phipps Returns to President Role at Open Source Initiative

Saturday 30th of September 2017 01:41:30 AM
The OSI board has elected Simon Phipps, a current board member and OSI's president from 2010-2016, to serve as Randal's replacement. A long time open source advocate, Phipps spent time at IBM where he founded Big Blue's Java Technology Center and later led Sun Microsystem's open source program during the time when most of the company's core software was released as open source.

How to install Sogo Groupware Server on Debian

Friday 29th of September 2017 11:47:08 PM
Today we talk about Sogo. SOGo is a fully supported and trusted groupware server with a focus on scalability and open standards, is released under the GNU GPL/LGPL v2 and above. SOGo provides a rich AJAX-based Web interface and supports multiple native clients through the use of standard protocols such as CalDAV, CardDAV, and GroupDAV, as well as Microsoft ActiveSync.

Kids can't code without computers

Friday 29th of September 2017 09:52:46 PM
Hour of Code is a global movement that aims to demystify code by introducing students and teachers to the basics of programming through direct participation in open source software projects. It currently reaches tens of millions of students in almost 200 countries.read more

Kubernetes 1.8 Improves Security with Role-Based Access Control

Friday 29th of September 2017 07:58:24 PM
Third major release of Kubernetes in 2017 debuts, finally providing stable support for a critical security feature.

Secure Your Container Data With Ephemeral Docker Volumes

Friday 29th of September 2017 06:04:02 PM
What with all the furore around containers and orchestrators it can be easy to lose sight of some of their highly useful features.

Perma.cc stops scholarly link rot

Friday 29th of September 2017 04:49:42 PM
As research publications increasingly become digital, it's essential to create a findable and unchanging electronic scholarly record. Researchers are probably familiar with the digital object identifier (DOI), which in URL form provides a persistent link to articles (and more). In addition, many libraries and publishers provide redundant archiving to ensure scholarship is preserved over the long term; however, making sure other types of links in articles work and that a linked webpage represents what the author saw when it was cited is also important.read more

How to Install Magento 2 with Varnish, Apache and Pound as SSL Termination

Friday 29th of September 2017 03:35:22 PM
In this article, we will show you how to install Magento 2 on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with MariaDB, Varnish as a full page cache, Apache and Pound as SSL termination. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.

How to Use the ZFS Filesystem on Ubuntu Linux

Friday 29th of September 2017 03:35:22 PM
ZFS is an excellent filesystem for storing your data. Learn how to install and use ZFS and its powerful capabilities on Ubuntu Linux.

Fedora Classroom Session: Git 101

Friday 29th of September 2017 02:21:02 PM
Fedora Classroom sessions continue next week. You can find the general schedule for sessions on the wiki. You can also find resources and recordings from previous sessions there. Here are details about this week’s session on Thursday, October 5 at 14:00 UTC. Instructor Ankur... Continue Reading →

Creating system loads

Friday 29th of September 2017 01:06:42 PM
System administrators sometimes need to create simulated system loads in order to test how applications will behave under load. This article outlines how to create system loads with standard Linux tools.

Oracle Shows Off MySQL 8 Release Candidate

Friday 29th of September 2017 11:52:22 AM
After over a year of development, open-source database is now on the path toward general availability.

Add-on brings the Raspberry Pi into the sub-1GHz world

Friday 29th of September 2017 10:55:11 AM
Amber Wireless unveiled a 868MHz “Amber Pi” wireless RF add-on board for the Raspberry Pi with multiple sensors and a breadboard for prototyping your own. Germany-based Amber Wireless has jumped into the Raspberry Pi add-on market with an “Amber Pi” sub-1GHz RF radio. Designed for the Raspberry Pi 3, the board provides an RF dongle […]

How To Create A VPN Killswitch Using Iptables on Linux

Friday 29th of September 2017 09:58:00 AM
If you're connected to a VPN, you need a killswitch. No, it's not as metal as it sounds. It's just a mechanism that stops your Internet connection when you're disconnected from the VPN. It protects you from inadvertently leaking sensitive information onto the Internet when the VPN connection drops.

Network Functions Virtualization: All Roads Lead to OPNFV

Friday 29th of September 2017 09:00:49 AM
We continue our series with a look at chapters 4 and 5, which provide a comprehensive description of the various open source NFV projects integrated by OPNFV and the carrier grade features contributed back to these upstream projects by the community.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Now Primary Linux OS of Samsung ARTIK 5 and 7 Smart IoT Modules

Friday 29th of September 2017 08:03:38 AM
Canonical recently partnered with Samsung to bring its Ubuntu Linux operating system to the Samsung ARTIK 5 and 7 family of smart IoT (Internet of Things) modules used in a wide-range of appliances.

When Microsoft met SUSE: This Windows-Linux partnership gets stronger every day

Friday 29th of September 2017 07:06:27 AM
SUSE and Microsoft have the longest running partnership between Linux and Windows. Since those early days, SUSE continued to work with Microsoft to run Linux on Windows Server with Microsoft's Hyper-V virtual machine (VM). That work would lead directly to Azure's ability to run Linux distributions. Currently, Linux VMs make up more than a third of the images running on Azure.

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Mastodon 2.0

About 6 months have passed since April, during which the major mainstream breakthrough of our decentralized social network took place. From 20,000 users to almost a million! What better time to run through a couple examples of what’s been introduced since then? Mastodon is defined by its focus on good user experience, polished design and superior anti-abuse tools. In that vein, the web app has received numerous updates. Using the latest browser features, the web app receives real push notifications, making it almost indistinguishable from a native mobile app. It works faster and looks smoother thanks to many performance and design improvements. Read more

Red Hat: Satellite, OpenShift, Government, SoftBank

  • A Red Hat Satellite tutorial to install an update server
    Is server patch management the best part of your job? Stop reading here. Many IT organizations struggle with OS patching processes. For Red Hat administrators who are willing to invest some initial energy to simplify later tasks, Satellite provides infrastructure lifecycle management, including capabilities for provisioning, reporting and configuration management. To this end, follow this Red Hat Satellite tutorial to set up a simple server for updates. Once we review how to install the basic update server, we'll create one example client.
  • Red Hat updates Gluster storage for OpenShift container apps
    Red Hat bolstered Gluster storage for its OpenShift Container Platform, adding iSCSI block and S3 object interfaces, as well as greater persistent volume density.
  • Red Hat to Cover Open Source Collaboration at Gov’t Symposium; Paul Smith Comments
    Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) is set to hold its annual symposium on federal information technology on Nov. 9 where the company will host discussions on open source collaboration and its potential benefits for government, GovCon Executive reported Oct. 11.
  • Red Hat’s Container Technologies and Knowledge Were Chosen by SoftBank to Embrace DevOps
    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that several of Red Hat’s open source technologies, including Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, as well as the knowledge of Red Hat Consulting, were chosen by SoftBank Corp (“SoftBank”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., to implement DevOps methodology for its Service Platform Division, IT Service Development Division, Information Technology Unit, and Technology Unit, the company’s in-house IT organization. This large, varied organization develops, maintains and operates SoftBank’s IT systems for internal work and operations, supporting 600 diverse systems.
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Security: Google Play, WPA2, FERC, HackerOne

  • 8 'Minecraft' apps infected with Sockbot malware on Google Play found adding devices to botnet

    Security researchers have discovered that at least eight malware-laced apps on Google Play Store are ensnaring devices to a botnet to potentially carry out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) and other malicious attacks. These apps claimed to provide skins to tweak the look of characters in the popular Minecraft: Pocket Edition game and have been downloaded as many as 2.6 million times.

  • KRACK Vulnerability: What You Need To Know
    This week security researchers announced a newly discovered vulnerability dubbed KRACK, which affects several common security protocols for Wi-Fi, including WPA (Wireless Protected Access) and WPA2. This is a bad vulnerability in that it likely affects billions of devices, many of which are hard to patch and will remain vulnerable for a long time. Yet in light of the sometimes overblown media coverage, it’s important to keep the impact of KRACK in perspective: KRACK does not affect HTTPS traffic, and KRACK’s discovery does not mean all Wi-Fi networks are under attack. For most people, the sanest thing to do is simply continue using wireless Internet access.
  • FERC sets rules to protect grid from malware spread through laptops
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday proposed new mandatory cybersecurity controls to protect the utility system from the threat posed by laptops and other mobile devices that could spread malicious software. The standards are meant to "further enhance the reliability and resilience of the nation's bulk electric system" by preventing malware from infecting utility networks and bringing down the power grid, according to the nation's grid regulator.
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  • Security Vulnerability Puts Linux Kernel at Risk

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