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Ubuntus new take on Kubernetes

2 hours 3 min ago
Canonical has looked into its cloud and container crystal ball and they see Kubernetes.

Watch Docker CTO Solomon Hykes and More Talk Live at LinuxCon + ContainerCon Europe Next Week

3 hours 15 sec ago
Watch open source leaders, entrepreneurs, developers, and IT operations experts speak live next week, Oct. 4-6, 2016, at LinuxCon and ContainerCon Europe in Berlin. The Linux Foundation will provide live streaming video of all the event’s keynotes for those who can't attend.

Time to Kill Security Questions-or Answer Them With Lies

Thursday 29th of September 2016 06:57:08 AM
The notion of using robust, random passwords has become all but mainstream-by now anyone with an inkling of security sense knows that "password1" and "1234567" aren't doing them any favors. But even as password security improves, there's something even more problematic that underlies them: security questions.

EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS Now Includes 4MLinux, Tiny Core, SliTaz, Porteus & PuppEX

Thursday 29th of September 2016 05:59:57 AM
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton informs us about the availability of a new version of his EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS project, a Live CD that includes six tiny GNU/Linux distributions.

Is the Linux kernel a security problem?

Thursday 29th of September 2016 05:02:46 AM
Security is an ongoing issue for all operating systems, including Linux. While Linux has generally had a good reputation compared to Windows when it comes to security, no operating system is perfect. A writer at Ars Technica recently examined the issue of security and the Linux kernel.

Unsafe at any clock speed: Linux kernel security needs a rethink

Thursday 29th of September 2016 04:05:35 AM
The Linux kernel today faces an unprecedented safety crisis. Much like when Ralph Nader famously told the American public that their cars were "unsafe at any speed" back in 1965, numerous security developers told the 2016 Linux Security Summit in Toronto that the operating system needs a total rethink to keep it fit for purpose.

Kubuntu 16.10 Finally Gets a Public Release, Beta 2 Uses KDE Plasma 5.7 Desktop

Thursday 29th of September 2016 03:08:24 AM
Earlier today, Canonical announced the release of Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta, which is also the Beta 2 snapshot for some of the opt-in flavors, including Kubuntu.

Expandable, outdoor IoT gateway runs Android on i.MX6

Thursday 29th of September 2016 02:11:13 AM
VIA’s “Artigo A830” IoT gateway runs Android on an i.MX6 DualLite SoC and offers HDMI, GbE, microSD, numerous serial and USB ports, plus -20 to 60° operation. As the name suggests, the VIA Technologies Artigo A830 Streetwise IoT Platform is designed for outdoor Internet of Things gateway applications.

Ericsson: The Journey to a DevOps Future in SDN

Thursday 29th of September 2016 01:14:02 AM
There are big transformations going on in the world today that are driving rapid changes to the business of networks, said Santiago Rodriguez, VP of Engineering and head of the product development unit SDN & Policy Control at Ericsson, in his keynote Tuesday at OpenDaylight Summit.

Bitcoin on Amazon! Sort of...

Thursday 29th of September 2016 12:16:51 AM
I was a Bitcoin fan before it was popular. That means I had thousandsof Bitcoins. It also means I sold my thousands of Bitcoins for less than$1 each. Still, the technology fascinates me, and although cryptocurrencieshave risen and fallen, I'm still a fan.

Firefox's Test Pilot Program Launches Three New Experimental Features

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 11:19:40 PM
Earlier this year we launched our first set of experiments for Test Pilot, a program designed to give you access to experimental Firefox features that are in the early stages of development. We’ve been delighted to see so many of [he]#8230[/he] Continue reading

Tiny, open, $18 quad-core SBC has WiFi, BT, eMMC, microSD

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 10:22:29 PM
FriendlyARM’s 40 x 40mm “NanoPi Neo Air” hacker SBC runs Ubuntu Core on an Allwinner H3 with 8GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, a DVP cam connector, and a microSD slot. The NanoPi Neo Air is a respin of the astonishingly affordable, $8 NanoPi Neo that shipped in July, and has the same 40 x 40mm dimensions […]

Use shortcuts for faster web browsing

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 09:25:18 PM
The web browser has become the most important software on most users’ computers. You probably use your web browser for entertainment, work, learning, and other purposes. Therefore you can make your life easier by using it efficiently. Here are some tips for keyboard shortcuts that will save you time and... Continue Reading →

Open Source Projects Must Work Together to Survive

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 08:28:07 PM
Open source software is in danger of being beaten at its own game by upstart services that are tightly integrated, less complex, and easier to use. That message was at the heart of the cautionary tale told by Stephen O’Grady in his keynote at this year’s ApacheCon North America in May.

Asian Penguins turn failed program into a Linux success

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 07:30:56 PM
Stu Keroff will be speaking at All Things Open in Raleigh this year. The Community School of Excellence (CSE) Asian Penguins are the world's first and only Linux user group based in a Hmong charter school. A failed Windows laptop program at the school was turned by the Asian Penguins into a Linux success.read more

Choosing the right metrics for your project

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 06:33:45 PM
Last month we discussed setting goals for your community metrics program. These goals serve as a constant reminder of what you want to achieve in the program and should be used as metrics themselves when deciding exactly what you are going to measure.This month we'll document a basic strategy for deciding what to measure, and give examples of specific community metrics we've used in practice. Using our knowledge of our community and the goals we previously came up with, we'll make sure the metrics we choose are relevant.read more

How to install and use KDEConnect on Ubuntu 16.04LTS

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 05:36:34 PM
In this article, we will discuss one such application - dubbed KDEConnect - that connects your Android or BlackBerry phone to your Linux computer. Suppose you are working on your computer and your phone rings. You pick it up and see that there's a spam SMS. You just ignore it. After some time, the phone rings again. You again pick it up only to see another spam SMS. And this goes on, until you choose not get distracted while you are working.

How to install & configure Jenkins on CentOS/RHEL/Fedora/openSUSE

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 04:39:23 PM
Jenkins is a self-contained Java-based program, ready to run out-of-the-box, with 1000 of plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project.

10 tips for DIY IoT home automation

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 03:42:12 PM
We live in an exciting time. Everyday more things become Internet-connected things. They have sensors and can communicate with other things, and help us perform tasks like never before. Especially at home.read more

7 Ways Linux Users Differ from Windows Users

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 02:45:01 PM
To casual users, one person at a keyboard looks much the same as any other. Watch for a while, however, and the differences start to emerge -- and whether they are using Linux or Windows is the least of them.

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Alphabet's Plans to Create Android PCs Should Make Microsoft a Little Nervous

Four years after Microsoft (MSFT) first tried to give the world unified PC/mobile operating systems via the dual fiascoes known as Windows 8 and Windows RT, Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google appears set to take its own stab at the concept. And there are reasons to think the company will see a measure of success. Citing "two independent and reliable sources," Android Police reports Google plans to launch a notebook in the third quarter of 2017 that will likely be the first new device to showcase Andromeda, a version of Android that will integrate many features associated with Google's Chrome OS PC operating system. The notebook will reportedly be called the Pixel 3, and carry a $788 price. Its feature set reportedly include a 12.3-inch display, an Intel (INTC) processor, a glass trackpad, a tablet mode and stylus support. Read more

Servers/Networks

  • Linux servers deliver greater performance and efficiency 'than available on any x86-based server'
  • What are configuration management tools?
    For most people, computers don't stay the same. Software is added, removed, and updated. Configurations are changed. Think about the changes you've made to your computer since the first time you booted it up. Now imagine making those changes to 10, 100, or 1,000 more computers. Configuration management tools are what make implemententing and enforcing these changes possible.
  • 5 new OpenStack tutorials and guides
  • Ericsson: The Journey to a DevOps Future in SDN
    There are big transformations going on in the world today that are driving rapid changes to the business of networks, said Santiago Rodriguez, VP of Engineering and head of the product development unit SDN & Policy Control at Ericsson, in his keynote Tuesday at OpenDaylight Summit. “Society is transforming, the way we do business is transforming, and accordingly the way we build our networks is transforming,” Rodriguez said. The three pillars of this network transformation include: 5G, virtualization and open source.
  • OpenDaylight sets product quality label, metrics for SDN solutions
    Initial OpenDaylight-based products expected to receive the "Powered by OpenDaylight" mark are offerings from Brocade, Ericsson, HPE, Inocybe and Serro.
  • Telstra Sees Quadrupled Data Capacity by 2020
    The latter service led Telstra to re-think its fiber deployment strategy, choosing to use pre-provisioned fiber connections to data centers in advance of customer demand, because the company knew that demand was coming, Blackall said. The strategy worked well with Telstra's acquisition of Pacnet, which had already deployed SDN capabilities to connect its 27 points of presence around Asia.

Games for GNU/Linux

  • Valve's Steam Controller With SteamOS/Linux Support Is Now Listed For Just $35
    If you have been put off from ordering a Steam Controller for your SteamOS/Linux gaming system due to the $50 USD price-tag, it's been marked down to $35. Back in June it was temporarily reduced to $35 USD but then a few days later shot back up to $50 at major Internet retailers. Judging from those that clicked our Amazon links, it was of interest to many readers. If you missed that discount the first time around, the Steam Controller is back to being listed as a $34.99 product. It's not clear how long this deal will last or if it is permanent -- there has been speculations about a "Steam Controller 2" but I haven't seen any public confirmation yet.
  • Game Developer Chooses To Connect With Pirates, Reaps Rewards As A Result
    One imagines that this kind of thing builds up goodwill amongst potential buyers of PM Studio games. Some of the comments on the thread state as much. It won't do anything with the pure-pirate folks out there, but, then again, nothing will. Worrying about those that were never going to buy the game would have been wasted time and energy. Instead, the developer chose to try to win over those that might indeed want to support its efforts. Here's hoping PM Games gets the positive reinforcement needed to confirm that this kind of thing is the right way to deal with piracy. And that other studios are paying attention, as well.
  • InXile Entertainment announced Wasteland 3, will use crowdfunding on fig
    I'm going off their twitter and other sites for the main info right now, as it seems we are still not on InXile's press list. It is already confirmed to have Linux support, along with multiplayer, vehicles, and some form of base building.

Software Company Red Hat banks on India to hit $ 5 billion turnover in 5 years

Red Hat, the open-source software company, said its India business was growing at more than double the rate of the overall company and would be an important contributor to its target of reaching $5 billion in the next five years. Red Hat has over $2 billion in annual revenue currently and grew over 21% in constant currency last year. Open-source software is freely available, so Red Hat’s business model depends on customers paying for the support and service it offers and not on license fees, making the company’s offerings typically cheaper than proprietary software. “India is one of our fastest growing markets. Red Hat does really when there is net new infrastructure to be set up. And the rapid pace of development that India is seeing sets really well with our offerings,” James Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, told ET. Read more