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Cloud 5: Cloud in 2020, data clouds and robots in the cloud

Friday 31st of October 2014 06:43:08 PM
This week, we look at what the cloud might look in 2020, how the cloud could advance robotics and big data and data clouds.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 14.10 with Apache, PHP, MySQL, PureFTPD, BIND, Postfix, Dovecot and ISPConfig

Friday 31st of October 2014 05:45:57 PM
This tutorial shows how to install an Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic[he]nbsp[/he] Unicorn) server (with Apache2, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache or nginx web server, Postfix mail server, Courier or Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more. This setup covers the installation of Apache (instead of nginx), BIND (instead of MyDNS), and Dovecot (instead of Courier).

What you need to know about the Drupal vulnerability CVE-2014-3704

Friday 31st of October 2014 04:48:46 PM
Do you use Drupal for your personal website? Does your company use Drupal? Can’t recall the last time it was patched? Well then, as Steve Ragan outlines in this article, it is a safe bet to assume that you’ve already been compromised.

The Wide World of Canonical

Friday 31st of October 2014 03:51:35 PM
I thought perhaps it was a one-off mistake, made by a marketing department flunky who had too much Red Bull while writing a press release. Being the responsible company that Canonical/Ubuntu is, and being the good FOSS community member it portrays itself to be, I assumed they’d fix the error right away and make sure that ludicrous hyperbole was not the order of the day.

CoreOS offers private Docker container registries for world+dog

Friday 31st of October 2014 02:16:46 PM
Container-loving Linux vendor CoreOS has made its on-premises Docker container registry software available as a standalone product. Previously, CoreOS Enterprise Registry was only available as part of the company's Premium Managed Linux offering, which it describes as "OS as a service."

Verizon Launches Tech News Blog... That Bans Any Articles About Net Neutrality Or Government Surveillance

Friday 31st of October 2014 01:19:35 PM
Patrick O'Neill, over at The Daily Dot, has a scoop about Verizon getting directly into our game: tech blogging. It's [url=http://www.dailydot.com/politics/verizon-sugarstring-us-surveillance-net-neutrality/]launched a brand new tech news website[/url], called SugarString, which apparently is supposed to compete with other tech news sites.

Drupal Users Had Seven Hours to Patch or Be Hacked

Friday 31st of October 2014 12:22:24 PM
How the Drupal project was able to define the window of vulnerability is thanks in no small part to its community of hosting vendors. Greg Knaddison, director of engineering at Card.com and a member of the Drupal Security Team, explained to eWEEK that several companies that provide hosting focused on Drupal decided to create platform-level protection against this issue that not only mitigated the attacks, but also recorded data about them.

Collection of Useful Bash Functions and Aliases

Friday 31st of October 2014 11:25:13 AM
What follows is a collection of some of the aliases and functions that I use frequently, and which I believe may be useful to others as well. I showed them here in no particular order.

Atom-based Ubuntu Touch tablet specs leaked

Friday 31st of October 2014 10:28:02 AM
Specs have been leaked for a 10.1-inch Ubuntu Touch tablet called “UT One” that runs on an Intel Atom Z3735D SoC, with shipments expected in December. The UT One tablet was revealed by Phoronix, which said the leak came from Andrew Bernstein, a Linux developer who had previously launched a failed Arch Linux spinoff called “Operating System U” that included the MATE desktop environment and Wayland windows manager.

Canonical Adds Ubuntu OpenStack Distribution for Open Source Cloud Computing

Friday 31st of October 2014 09:30:51 AM
Canonical has announced its own distribution of OpenStack, the open source cloud computing operating system, built on top of Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu Linux has already enjoyed the distinction of being the most popular platform for hosting OpenStack clouds. But now, Canonical has taken its commitment to OpenStack a step further with the announcement of its own OpenStack distribution.

Quick Look: Puppy Linux 6.0

Friday 31st of October 2014 08:33:40 AM
Puppy Linux 6.0 is a lightweight Linux distribution that can easily be run off a USB stick, SD card or live disc. This version has been dubbed “Tahrpup” by the Puppy Linux developers, and it is based on Ubuntu 14.04. It also uses Linux kernel 3.14.20.

Detailed Report Shows How ISPs Are Making 'Business Choice' To Make Your Internet Connection Terrible

Friday 31st of October 2014 07:36:29 AM
A couple of years ago, we wrote about an effort by the big broadband players to push the FCC away from using M-Lab to measure basic network diagnostics on the internet. M-Lab is a very interesting project, focused on collecting a huge amount of data about internet performance, and making that data widely available. In the past, for example, we've highlighted an M-Lab project showing which ISPs were throttling BitTorrent.Now, M-Lab has released a new report, along with all of the data and a very nice tool to analyze it all, called the Internet Observatory, that looks at ISP interconnection and, most importantly, its impact on consumer internet performance.

CherryTree Review: The Rich Tree Notes Application

Friday 31st of October 2014 06:39:18 AM
CherryTree is a notes-taking application which organizes your notes into a hierarchical tree, has support for text formatting, and is written in GTK2/Python. Lately this application has got a lot of attention due to rich features and frequent updates. It also comes by default in distributions such as MakuluLinux MATE Edition.

Ohio Linux Fest 2014 - Observations from the Fedora Booth

Friday 31st of October 2014 05:42:07 AM
Fedora Ambassadors report for Andrew Ward (award3535) and Julie Ward (jward78).

Big IT vendors finally embrace cloud

Friday 31st of October 2014 04:44:56 AM
The cloud is suddenly all the rage among large IT vendors as they begin to recognize that their customers are venturing into the public cloud, and as they do they need new ways to manage a hybrid environment. Hence the great hybrid cloud epiphany of 2014.

Ubuntu & SUSE & CentOS, Oh My!

Friday 31st of October 2014 03:47:45 AM
It's Halloween week, and the big names in Linux are determined not to disappoint the trick-or-treaters. No less than three mainline distributions have released new versions this week, led by perennially-loved-and-hated crowd favourite Ubuntu.

Drupal Hack & WordPress Users

Friday 31st of October 2014 02:50:34 AM
Because of automatic upgrades at the point level, standalone WordPress users whose sites aren’t hosted by WordPress may be less likely to see an exact repeat of the current Drupal situation, but that doesn’t mean they can ignore security. Along with gee-whiz new whistles and bells, every WordPress upgrade will include new security fixes — and you definitely want to have them firmly in place.

Steam Halloween Sale Kicks Off, Tens of Linux Games Up to 90% Discount

Friday 31st of October 2014 01:53:23 AM
The Steam Halloween Sale is a new promotion which includes games fit for the Halloween theme, which will last until November 3rd. Tens of titles for Linux are included as well, and come at discounts as high as 90%.

Google's surprise Nexus 6 preorders anger some Android users

Friday 31st of October 2014 12:56:12 AM
In today's Android roundup: Google is in deep doo-doo with some Android users over Nexus 6 preorders. Plus: The performance of Intel-based Android tablets, and Star Wars: Galactic Defense comes to Android.

Weapons of MaaS Deployment

Thursday 30th of October 2014 11:59:01 PM
I've been researching OpenStack deployment methods lately and so when I got an email from Canonical inviting me to check out how they deploy OpenStack using their Metal as a Service (MaaS) software on their fantastic Orange Box demo platform I jumped at the opportunity.

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