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I got a comment the other day offering the argument that cloud computing was nothing more than a rehash of shared mainframe resources with some fancy marketing to make it sound new, but the cloud is so much more than that.
Remy DeCausemaker wears many hats.read more
People want to be able to access TV shows, movies, ebooks and other forms of content right after they are released, not months and months later. Unfortunately the media companies remain utterly clueless about this point. They insist on trying to protect outdated business models, and they still seem to think that they control when and where their content is released. Nothing could be further from the truth, however. The Internet has made their content ubiquitous, whether they like it or not.
Windows phone (Lumia 1020) is probably the last place where you would expect to see Ubuntu, but a user has posted images with Ubuntu running on this device and they seem to be legit.
Now that Windows XP has been officially discontinued there are a huge number of Windows XP laptops for sale on eBay. Many of these run really well with a light Linux distro, such as Linux Mint XFCE.read more
Amidst all the security and anonymity concerns of the modern world, someone wanted to provide a device that would route all online traffic through Tor. It was called Anonabox and its makers went to Kickstarter for funding, but it became both a success and a glorious fail.
Written by Trevor JayIn addition to the general challenges that are inherent to isolating containers, Docker brings with it an entirely new attack surface in the form of its automated fetching and installation mechanism, "docker pull." It may be counter-intuitive, but "docker pull" both fetches and unpacks a container image in one step. There is no verification step and, surprisingly, malformed packages can compromise a system even if the container itself is never run. Many of the CVE’s issues against Docker have been related to packaging that can lead to install-time compromise and/or issues with the Docker registry.read more
Let me introduce you to Linux Antique, aka Red Hat 5.2 KDE.
Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 21 (LAMP)LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Fedora 21 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.
Linux kernel development keeps up the pace in 2014.
NFS server and client installation on CentOS 7This guide explains how to configure NFS server in CentOS 7.0 Network File System (NFS) is a popular distributed filesystem protocol that enables users to mount remote directories on their server.
Many self-published authors believe that Amazon is the patron saint of writers, and that anyone who thinks otherwise is suffering from "Amazon Derangement Syndrome." Until now...
Ubuntu 14.10 PXE server InstallationThis guide explains how to configure PXE server in Ubuntu 14.10 PXE Server, stands for preboot execution environment, is used to enable a network computer to boot only from a network interface card. This method will be very helpful, if a System Administrator wants to install many systems which doesn’t have a CD/DVD device on the network.
In some ways it may be fair to say that 2014 was the year when issues of survaillance and privacy became a huge part of our public discourse. And so I thought that re-posting this fantastic TED video by Glenn Greenwald on Why Privacy Matters is rather appropriate.
As I write these words, the end of the year is approaching, and with it, so is the time for my annual book roundup. As in past years, in this article, I describe books that were new to me during the past 12 months, which means that I might well mention some new ones or ignore others that simply didn't come to my attention.
No stranger to unpatched software, the WordPress blogging and content management system (CMS) has now taken a large step forward to help reduce that risk by providing automatic updating for plug-ins.
In today's open source roundup: Looking back at open source and Linux in 2014. Plus: Switching from Apple laptops to Chromebooks, and the best gaming mouse for Linux?
Everyone knows that Red Hat Enterprise Linux is not exactly the trend setter when it comes to adopting the latest packages. The operating system has always operated under the assumption that old means stable, but that is not true anymore. It's possible that RHEL 7.2 will switch to the latest GNOME 3.14 version.
A great Bengali polymath and noble prize winner in literature (Rabindranath Tagore) once said: "Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time". With changing times, the systems and customs that govern our society should also change. Human beings are intrinsically curious. To quote Thomas Hobbes, an English philosopher, "Curiosity is the lust of the mind". However, there also seems to be another aspect of our human nature that sees systems and customs in a preordained manner. This aspect stifles disruptive innovation, restricts growth in a vertical direction, and fortifies the stubborn staying power of our fixations with these systems and customs.read more
Note that this is not a full review as usual; this is a shorter follow-on to the previous review of Scientific Linux 7.0 GNOME. Most things are the same, but I found a big dealbreaker here.