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Poll: Don’t Help Government Unencrypt Devices

Thursday 7th of April 2016 11:29:40 PM
The results of our "Apple vs. the FBI" encryption poll are in. Most of our readers agree with Apple CEO Tim Cook's decision to stand up to the FBI.

Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.7 Snappy Creator Tool for Ubuntu Snappy 16.04 LTS

Thursday 7th of April 2016 10:21:03 PM
Canonical announced today the release and immediate availability of the Snapcraft 2.7 Snappy creator tool for the Snappy Ubuntu Core 16.04 LTS operating system.

Cisco Pushing Open-Source Snort and ClamAV Forward

Thursday 7th of April 2016 09:12:26 PM
Martin Roesch, started the open-source Snort network intrusion prevention system project in 1998, eventually evolving into the base of SourceFire which he sold to Cisco for $2.7 billion in 2013. Now Roesch is the Chief Architect for the Cisco Security Business Group and Snort is still very much on its mind.

OpenStack Mitaka Aimed at Simplifying Cloud Operations

Thursday 7th of April 2016 08:03:49 PM
OpenStack Mitaka is the 13th release from the open-source cloud effort, which Rackspace and NASA began in June 2010. The OpenStack community has grown significantly, and the technology is now used at some of the largest organizations, including Walmart, eBay, PayPal, AT&T, Comcast, IBM, Cisco, Dell, Intel and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

New Wine Release

Thursday 7th of April 2016 06:55:12 PM
Switching from Windows to Linux is easier than ever. There was a timewhen running Linux required a lot of CLI know-how and confidence, buttoday's graphical environments are extremely user-friendly and responsive.

How to integrate ClamAV into PureFTPd for virus scanning on CentOS 7

Thursday 7th of April 2016 05:46:35 PM
This tutorial explains how you can integrate ClamAV into PureFTPd for virus scanning on a CentOS 7 system. In the end, whenever a file gets uploaded through PureFTPd, ClamAV will check the file and delete it if it contains a virus or malware.

Vitess: A distributed, cloud-based storage solution

Thursday 7th of April 2016 04:37:58 PM
This year at the Percona Live Data Performance Conference, I'll be discussing Vitess. Vitess is an open source storage platform for scaling MySQL databases, which is optimized for use in both the cloud and on dedicated hardware. Vitess was created by YouTube in 2011, and is a distributed, cloud-based storage solution that exhibits some of the best properties of a relational database.read more

CentOS Linux 7 Rolling March ISO Images Are Now Available to Download

Thursday 7th of April 2016 03:29:21 PM
CentOS maintainer Karanbir Singh was happy to announce the general availability of updated CentOS Linux 7 rolling ISO images for the month of March.

Neutron work flow for Docker Hypervisor running on DVR Cluster RDO Mitaka && HA support for Glance storage

Thursday 7th of April 2016 02:20:44 PM
The issue came up in my previous posts is related specifically with ML2&OVS&VXLAN setup,RDO Mitaka deployment ML2&OVS&VLAN works with Nova-Docker (stable/mitaka) with no problems. Thus as quick and efficient workaround I suggest DVR deployment setup due to VXLAN tunneling is pretty much common on RDO systems.

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today's leftovers

  • M$ Kicks Second Most Loyal Users In The Teeth [Ed: context below]
  • Windows 10 updates are now ruining pro-gaming streams
    Forcing a gaming PC to update mid-game during a livestream to up to 130,000 followers isn’t best advert for the software
  • Containers Used on over Half of New Apps in Production
    Shippable, the Seattle-based producer of a continuous delivery platform for software developers, recently quizzed 300 coders in the U.S. and found that more than half of them (52 percent) are using Docker or other container technologies to deploy their new applications in production. Fourteen percent are using containers for development and testing purposes. Indicating that 2016 is the year that containers cement their hold on the enterprise, a whopping 89 percent of respondents told the startup that they were very or somewhat likely to increase their use of the DevOps-enabling technology within the next 12 months. Developers are turning to containers when speed is of the essence. Containers have helped a majority of developers (74 percent) ship new software at least 10 percent faster. Eight percent are enjoying a 50-percent boost.
  • Divide et Impera
    But for those committed long term to an on premise model, new tactics are required. In a market that is struggling with fragmentation, solutions must become less fragmented. In some cases this will mean traditional formal partnerships, but these can be difficult to sustain as they require time and capital resource investments from companies that are certain to be short on one if not both. History suggests, however, that informal aggregations can be equally successful: the Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP combination, as one example, achieved massive success – success that continues to this day.
  • gNewSense 4.0 released
    I hereby announce the release of gNewSense 4, codenamed Ucclia. It's based on a solid Debian, modified to respect the Free Software Foundation's and is available for 3 architectures: i386, amd64 and mipsel (Lemote Yeeloong).
  • IPFire 2.19 Core Update 102 Linux Firewall OS Lands More OpenSSL Security Fixes
    Yesterday we reported news on the release of the IPFire 2.19 Core Update 102 Linux kernel-based firewall distribution, which brought many security patches and improvements, along with updated components. Today, May 5, 2016, we're informing our readers about the immediate availability of IPFire 2.19 Core Update 102, a small maintenance build to the stable IPFire 2.19 distribution that updates the OpenSSL package to version 1.0.2h, fixing a total of six vulnerabilities discovered upstream.
  • Samsung’s Artik 10, starts shipping in the US for $150
    Samsung’s Artik development boards are finally reaching hands of consumers in the US. The Artik development boards which were unveiled back in May 2015 at the IoT World 2015 have taken quite a lot of time to become consumer ready and take over the likes of the new Raspberry Pi 3, Pine 64,etc which have revolutionized the DIY Maker community with the “PC ona board” concept. And now, the Artik 10- the most powerful board from the Artik series is all set to intensify the ongoing competition. Priced at $150, which is more than what one would pay for 4 $35 priced Raspberry Pis, Samsung will sure have to do a lot to of work to impress the buyers and build a community around it.
  • Security advisories for Wednesday
  • ​Why I Hate Security, Computers, and the Entire Modern Banking System
    I woke up yesterday to find that a string of mysterious credit card payments had wiped out my checking account. I spent the next few hours as a prisoner of the phone tree, being interrogated on the transactions that I wanted answers about. No, I did not have a Banana Republic credit card. I didn’t have a Capital One credit card either. And I had no idea who Michael was, or what he was doing with all my money. The woman on the other end of the phone flagged transaction after transaction. For each one, she read me a long, pre-written paragraph of instructions and disclaimers—verbatim, even if she had repeated the same words just before. “Okay, so,” I said, when she was finally done. “It looks like this person is paying off credit cards through the web. What… am I supposed to do about that? What information do they have that lets them do it?” “It looks like they have your routing number and account number,” she told me. “You should close this account and get a new one.” I thanked her and hung up. Then my head exploded.

Leftovers: Software

  • Cockpit 0.105
    Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. There’s a new release every week. Here are the highlights from this weeks 0.105 release.
  • Mercurial 3.7 and 3.8
    The Mercurial project continues its fast pace of innovation in version control. Both major releases this year (3.7 and 3.8) have very important new features that promise to improve user experience to a large degree.
  • KDE neon User Edition Testing Survey Results
    We made a tech preview release of KDE neon User Edition 10 days ago and I made up a survey to get results for how people’s experiences were. We got 59 responses, here’s a summary:
  • Blog backlog, Post 1, Emoji
  • Nautilus & Gtk+ status – 1 year of progress
    Today I was having a rough time thinking on how to implement the new GtkPathBar, which is taking more time and frustration than expected given some technological limitations on animations in gtk+ and that responsive design is technologically hard to do.

Red Hat pilots new leadgen program in Canada targeting the mid-to-high market

Fedora: The Latest

  • Fedora’s Love For Python Continues
    In this digital age, there is still some use for having messaging that is easy to distribute and consume. While it may seem quaint and old-fashioned, hard-copy content is a useful way to deliver information at events like conferences and meetups.
  • Fedora account system and FreeIPA
    Over the years, a number of times, people have asked us about migrating from our own custom Fedora Account System (FAS) to FreeIPA.
  • Testing FreeIPA in openQA
    openQA has some integration with Open vSwitch and it’s what the SUSE folks use, so I went with that. You basically have to create a tap device for each worker instance and use something like OVS to connect those devices together with a virtual bridge or whatever so the test VMs can communicate. The VMs also need to access the per-job web server that os-autoinst runs for the worker to upload logs to and download scripts to run from (in some cases), so in the reference set up you have that bind to the bridge interface and ensure the firewalling is set up so the VMs can reach it. And if you need the VMs to have access to the external network, as we do for FreeIPA testing (dnf and rolekit just do not want to work without access to the repositories), you have to basically set up NAT routing for the traffic from the VMs. It’s lots of network configuration fun!