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How Linux and Open Source Are Powering Comcast's Massive Infrastructure

Friday 1st of July 2016 10:13:10 AM
Comcast is the nation’s largest Internet service provider. In 2015 the company had more than 23.76 million high-speed data subscribers and 22.4 million video subscribers. To serve these customers, Comcast  deals with a massive amount of data.

Rugged COM Express Type 6 COMs adopt Skylake and Braswell

Friday 1st of July 2016 09:04:33 AM
Win Enterprises unveiled a COM Express Compact module for Intel Braswell, following two COM Express releases for Skylake. They all operate from -40 to 85°C. The Win Enterprises MB-73450 is a 95 x 95mm COM Express Type 6 Compact computer-on-module that supports Intel Pentium and Celeron N3000, as well as Intel Atom x5-E8000, system-on-chips from […]

30 days in a terminal: Day 10 — The experiment is over

Friday 1st of July 2016 07:55:56 AM
Some of the things you can do in a Linux shell are amazing, but they weren’t amazing enough for Bryan Lunduke to complete his 30-day challenge. In fact, some were downright maddening. But the experience was revealing, and he suggests all developers try it. It might cause them to create lighter, faster software.

Over 100 DDoS botnets built using Linux malware for embedded devices

Friday 1st of July 2016 06:47:19 AM
LizardStresser, the DDoS malware for Linux systems written by the infamous Lizard Squad attacker group, was used over the past year to create over 100 botnets, some built almost exclusively from compromised Internet-of-Things devices.

Open Source Is Key to the Modern Data Center, Says EMC's Joshua Bernstein

Friday 1st of July 2016 05:38:41 AM
Flexibility, freedom, innovation and integration is the answer. The question is why should the enterprise build on open source? How can a business survive if it gives away everything? Joshua Bernstein, Vice President of Technology at EMC, makes the case for enterprise open source in his MesosCon North America keynote.

Client-Side Performance

Friday 1st of July 2016 04:30:04 AM
In past articles, I've covered different ways tounderstand, analyze and improve the performance of your webapplications. I've shown that between your network connections, serverhardware, database design and HTTP server configuration, you canchange and improve the performance of your web application—well, sortof.

Tough Mini-PC with up to four GbE ports runs Linux Mint on AMD SoC

Friday 1st of July 2016 03:21:27 AM
CompuLab’s Fitlet-RM is a rugged mini-PC that runs Linux Mint on an AMD A10 Micro-6700T, and offers -40 to 70°C operation, WiFi, and up to four GbE ports. Enclosed in an all-metal, 108 x 83 x 24mm housing, the fanless fitlet-RM mini-PC “provides excellent durability at extreme temperatures and conditions of shock, vibration and dust,” […]

Can you imagine a world without open source?

Friday 1st of July 2016 02:12:50 AM
Preeti Upendra Murthy is the academic winner of the 2016 Red Hat Women in Open Source Award.She is currently a software engineer with the VMKernel team at VMware, and prior to her role there was a Linux kernel developer for the Linux Technology Center at IBM where she focused on energy management.read more

Install Avactis Shopping Cart on a CentOS 7 VPS

Friday 1st of July 2016 01:04:13 AM
Avactis is a free and powerful PHP based shopping cart platform that allows users to easily create online stores. In this tutorial we will install Avactis shopping cart on a CentOS 7 VPS with Apache, PHP and MariaDB.

Atom-based gateway taps new open source IoT cloud platform

Thursday 30th of June 2016 11:55:36 PM
Eurotech’s rugged, IP40 protected “ReliaGate 20-26” IoT gateway runs Red Hat Linux on a Bay Trail Atom, and has cellular, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth options. Eurotech’s ReliaGate 20-26 is the latest in a line of Internet of Things gateways, such as the ReliaGate 10-11, based on a TI AM3352 Sitara SoC, and the Intel Atom […]

Install Nagios core 4.1.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Server

Thursday 30th of June 2016 10:46:59 PM
Install Nagios core 4.1.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Server

DuckDuckGo: The Little Search Engine That Gives Back Big

Thursday 30th of June 2016 09:38:22 PM
DuckDuckGo's proprietor, Gabriel Weinberg, says his once-personal project isn't making anyone wealthy, but he and his workers live decently. He says they're doing well enough that giving money to open source projects doesn't hurt their budget.

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Google beefs Linux up kernel defenses in Android

Future versions of Android will be more resilient to exploits thanks to developers' efforts to integrate the latest Linux kernel defenses into the operating system. Android's security model relies heavily on the Linux kernel that sits at its core. As such, Android developers have always been interested in adding new security features that are intended to prevent potentially malicious code from reaching the kernel, which is the most privileged area of the operating system. Read more

Fork YOU! Sure, take the code. Then what?

There's an old adage in the open source world – if you don't like it, fork it. This advice, often given in a flippant manner, makes it seem like forking a piece of software is not a big deal. Indeed, forking a small project you find on GitHub is not a big deal. There's even a handy button to make it easy to fork it. Unlike many things in programming though, that interaction model, that simplicity of forking, does not scale. There is no button next to Debian that says Fork it! Thinking that all you need to do to make a project yours is to fork it is a fundamental misunderstanding of what large free/open source projects are – at their hearts, they are communities. One does not simply walk into Debian and fork it. One can, on the other hand, walk out of a project, bring all the other core developers along, and essentially leave the original an empty husk. This is what happened when LibreOffice forked away from the once-mighty OpenOffice; it's what happened when MariaDB split from MySQL; and it's what happened more recently when the core developers behind ownCloud left the company and forked the code to start their own project, Nextcloud. They also, thankfully, dropped the silly lowercase first letter thing. Nextcloud consists of the core developers who built ownCloud, but who were not, and, judging by the very public way this happened, had not been, in control of the direction of the product for some time. Read more

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Pithos 1.2

  • New Version of Linux Pandora Client ‘Pithos’ Released
    A new release of open-source Linux Pandora client Pithos is now available for download.
  • Pithos 1.2 Improves The Open-Source/Linux Pandora Desktop Experience
    Chances are if you've ever dealt with Pandora music streaming from the Linux desktop you've encountered Pithos as the main open-source solution that works out quite well. Released today was Pithos 1.2 and it ships with numerous enhancements for this GPLv3-licensed Pandora desktop client. Pithos 1.2 adds a number of new keyboard shortcuts for the main window, initial support for translations, an explicit content filter option, reduced CPU usage with Ubuntu's default theme, redesigned dialogs and other UI elements, and more.