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Reddit: Kernel 3.18 development – the kernel column

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 03:29:45 AM

LinuxInsider: Selling a Non-Product: The Multifaceted OpenStack

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 03:29:24 AM
Is OpenStack best deployed as a server distribution, a service from a cloud provider, or something else? You might think that such a question would have a simple answer. Yet at the OpenStack Summit in Paris last month, seven developers participating in a panel discussion failed to reach a consensus. One reason for the debate over deployment methodology is the lack of any clear product designation. OpenStack is more an entity than a product. "The reality is that OpenStack is not a product," said Blue Box CTO Jesse Proudman.

Reddit: ELI5 what do the keywords 'gedit' and 'sudo' actually do? [Ubuntu 14.10]

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 03:24:13 AM

Can someone please explain in simple english?

I tried searching the archives, couldn't find anything and do not fully under Wikipedia's definition in working/practical terms.

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LXer: Linux Lite 2.2 Is a Light and Fun OS for Users Disappointed in Windows

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 03:00:19 AM
The final version of Linux Lite 2.2, a distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS created to show people just how easy it is for non-technical folks to use a Linux distribution, has finally arrived and it's packed with a lot of changes and improvements.

LXer: Docker Faces Stiff Competition in Open Source Virtualization Niche

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 02:03:08 AM
CoreOS has launched Rocket, which is only the latest open source competitor for Docker's container-based virtualization and app delivery platform.

Reddit: I can't stop laughing...

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 01:37:52 AM

LXer: Chef and HP cook up partnership for infrastructure as code - even on Windows

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 01:05:57 AM
HP Technology Services has announced a partnership with Chef to include infrastructure automation as part of its Datacenter Care offering, at the HP Discover event today in Barcelona. Chef is open source software (under the Apache 2.0 license) for script-driven configuration of servers. The Seattle-based company of the same name sells an enterprise version and offers consultancy services.

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 12:48:02 AM

TuxMachines: today's howtos

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 12:46:28 AM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 12:45:33 AM

TuxMachines: Nouveau Changes Queued For Linux 3.19, Adds Initial GM204 Support

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 12:33:36 AM

With David Airlie continuing to close the drm-next merge window early prior to the official N-1 kernel release, the open-source NVIDIA/Nouveau driver changes have now landed in Git.

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TuxMachines: 10 Open Source Security Tools from Google, Facebook, Netflix and Cisco

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 12:20:23 AM

Choice has long been a defining feature of the world of free and open source software, and the constellation of options only gets bigger every year. Often it's brand-new projects causing the increase, but sometimes the growth happens in another way, when tools that were developed for a company's internal use get opened up for all the world to see, use and improve.

That, in fact, is just what has been happening lately on a grand scale in the security arena, where numerous major companies have been opting to open the doors to their own, in-house tools. Google, Facebook and Netflix are all among the companies taking this approach lately, and it's changing the security landscape significantly.

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LXer: Linux Namespaces

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 12:08:46 AM
Starting from kernel 2.6.24, Linux supports 6 different types of namespaces. Namespaces are useful in creating processes that are more isolated from the rest of the system, without needing to use full low level virtualization technology.

TuxMachines: Google Chromebooks Outsell iPads in U.S. Schools

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 12:04:47 AM

Chromebooks from vendors such as Acer, HP, Samsung and Dell edged out iPads in sales to U.S. schools during the third quarter, according to new data from IDC.
Google's low-cost Chromebook laptops have for the first time overtaken Apple's iPads in sales to U.S. schools.

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TuxMachines: More Android Apps Arriving for Chrome OS and Chromebooks

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 11:57:24 PM

Just a few years ago, before Android marched to its dominant position in the mobile market, there was much speculation that Google might merge Chrome OS and Android. Early last year, I wrote a post on why that won't happen.

However, an interesting corollary trend is now appearing. Following an initial round of Android apps that can run on Chrome OS, more and more are arriving. The news was announced on a Chrome G+ page, bringing the total number of apps available across Chrome and Android to more than 40.

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Reddit: Is it possible to create a ramdisk (rhel 6) that doesn't rely on / ?

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 11:34:55 PM

Bit of an odd question...

So I'm trying to setup a self-destruct script for a sensitive server. I've got LSI's SafeStore and Seagate SED drives. The OS is RHEL 6.

My script works; like this:

  1. Create a ramdisk at /ram/
  2. Copy storcli and echo to /ram/
  3. Switch cache policy to write-through
  4. Flush cache
  5. Delete virtual disk
  6. Secure-Erase drives
  7. Delete key from controller
  8. Call 'echo o > /proc/sysrq-trigger'

Steps 1 through 7 work, but step 8 fails saying that /ram/echo doesn't exist (obviously a problem with step 2). The problem seems to be that when the VD is destroyed, the /ram mount point dies, too. The remaining 'storcli' calls seem to succeed because the 'storcli' binary is still in cache somewhere...

Any suggestion on how to create a ramdisk that will outlive / ?


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TuxMachines: SD Times blog: Surveys show open source makes for faster secure development

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 11:32:10 PM

One of the things we see a lot of here at SD Times is surveys. It’s a great idea for your company to survey its customers, and the resulting information can be really useful—not just to your company, but to those of us who track the industry and its trends.

Thus, I was fairly disturbed by the results of a recent survey by Mendix that found that enterprise developers are having a very hard time giving the business folks what they’ve asked for. Gottfried Sehringer, vice president of marketing at Mendix, painted a fairly bleak picture of the state of enterprise development.

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TuxMachines: Why there’s no open-source standard-bearer for the network

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 11:16:15 PM

Open-source software plays an increasingly prominent role in many areas of modern business IT – it’s in servers, databases and even the cloud. Vendors like Red Hat, Canonical and others have managed to graft open-source principles onto a profitable business model. The former company became the first open-source-centered business with $1 billion in annual revenue in 2012.

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Linux Mint Debian Might Not Adopt Systemd

The Linux Mint team has ended 2014 in force with a great Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" release, for both the MATE and Cinnamon desktop, but it looks like the Debian edition is also going to be interesting. Read more

Latest SteamOS Update Brings New NVIDIA and AMD Drivers

SteamOS, a Linux distribution based on Debian and developed by Valve that aims to provide the best gaming experience, has been updated by its makers and a new Beta version has been released. Read more