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One CTO's mission to boost needed OpenStack skills in future IT talent

Monday 17th of October 2016 05:28:51 PM

 EnterprisersProject: The CTO of Tesora spends his free time training college students in much needed IT skills.

How to Start Linux Command in Background and Detach Process in Terminal

Monday 17th of October 2016 05:00:00 PM

 tecmint: In this guide, we shall bring to light a simple yet important concept in process handling in a Linux system

Using Cloud Explorer with the Scality S3 Server Docker Image

Monday 17th of October 2016 04:00:00 PM

 Linux-Toys: It was really cool that Scality released this as open-source.

White House Open-Sources Bot Code

Monday 17th of October 2016 03:00:00 PM

InternetNews: The White House is making the code for its new Facebook Messenger bot freely available

Ubuntu 17.04 'Zesty Zapus'

Monday 17th of October 2016 02:00:00 PM

Mark Shuttleworth: The naming of Ubuntu releases is, of course, purely metaphorical.

Calibre 2.70 Ebook Manager Adds Tool to Download External Resources for Books

Monday 17th of October 2016 01:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Calibre 2.70 comes two weeks after the release of Calibre 2.69, and it promises two new features.

Is Open Source Design a Thing?

Monday 17th of October 2016 12:00:00 PM

 FreedomPenguin: Designing media and website on Linux using open source tools. Not only is it possible, it's a pleasant experience.

CIOs: Empower everyone in IT to see the bigger picture

Monday 17th of October 2016 11:00:00 AM

To increase the performance of your teams, make sure they understand - and believe in - the higher purpose of your business.

Ubuntu 16.10: The Linux for the cloud and containers arrives

Monday 17th of October 2016 05:00:00 AM

 ZDnet: Ubuntu is still a popular desktop Linux

Red Hat Makes Ansible Galaxy Open Source

Monday 17th of October 2016 01:00:00 AM

DevOps just got a little easier for some, now that Red Hat has open sourced Ansible Galaxy

Top 5 Penetration Testing Linux Distributions

Sunday 16th of October 2016 09:00:00 PM

There are a seemingly endless amount of Linux distros for just about every area of use.

Linux 4.9 rc1

Sunday 16th of October 2016 05:00:00 PM

Linus Torvalds: I usually do the releases on a Sunday afternoon, but occasionally cut the merge window short by a day just to keep people on their toes.

Useful Vim editor plugins for software developers

Sunday 16th of October 2016 01:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: An improved version of Vi, Vim is unarguably one of the most popular command line-based text editors in Linux.

10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.10 'Yakkety Yak'

Sunday 16th of October 2016 01:00:00 AM

 LinuxandUbuntu: Ubuntu 16.10 was recently released with some improvements.

Parrot Security 3.2 "CyberSloop" Ethical Hacking OS Is Out with Linux Kernel 4.7

Saturday 15th of October 2016 09:00:00 PM

Dubbed CyberSloop and based on the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch (Debian Testing) operating system, Parrot Security 3.2 is now powered by Linux kernel 4.7.5.

vlock - A Smart Way to Lock User Virtual Console or Terminal in Linux

Saturday 15th of October 2016 05:00:00 PM

 tecmint: vlock is a utility used to lock one or several user virtual console sessions.

WattOS: A Rock-Solid, Lightning-Fast, Lightweight Linux Distro For All

Saturday 15th of October 2016 01:00:00 PM Everyone in the land of Linux has either heard of or made use of a lightweight Linux distribution.

Tech Comics: How to Get More Data Storage Space

Friday 14th of October 2016 10:00:00 PM

 Datamation: In their desire for more data storage space, users sometimes resort to desperate measures.

Docker Brings Containers to China

Friday 14th of October 2016 09:00:00 PM

eWEEK: A new partnership with Alibaba Cloud provides wide distribution potential for Docker technology.

7 Mistakes New Linux Users Make

Friday 14th of October 2016 08:00:00 PM

 Datamation: Switching to a Linux desktop can be a bewildering experience for those used to proprietary systems.

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Red Hat and Fedora

Rackspace and FOSS Report

  • The Rackspace State of Open Source
    As the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona kicks off, Rackspace has released a report entitled ‘The State of Open Source’. With every conference seemingly extolling the virtues of open source software, this report is timely. It manages to differentiate between enterprise open source and the wider open source software market.
  • Why digital transformation needs open source
    As if there wasn't already ample reason for businesses to switch to open source, Forrester analysts Paul Miller and Lauren E Nelson released a report in April 2016, entitled Open Source Powers Enterprise Digital Transformation — CIOs Need To Embrace Open Source Software To Drive Change, which further drives the point.
  • Despite Security Fears, Open Source Is Fuelling Innovation and Cost Savings in UK Businesses
  • Security concerns fail to hold back UK open source success
    However, despite its increasingly common use, many (54%) still perceive external security threats to be a big barrier to adoption, that’s according to a report published by Rackspace. The State of Open Source study, which was conducted among IT decision makers in UK businesses with over 1,000 employees and revenues over £500m, and looks at the ways open source is being used, its benefits, but also what is holding back adoption and business concerns. According to the report open source has come of age with 85% using open source technology to migrate a closed source project to open source. Open source also isn’t just a tool for small businesses; the vast majority (90%) of large businesses are now deploying open source-based enterprise applications, with 25% being completely open source. The reason for the growing adoption is because of the money and time savings. Rackspace found that for each project that had been migrated to open source technology, six out of ten organisations saved on average £30,146 and reduced project lifecycle by six months. Greater innovation was reported by many (49%), and 46% were driven to open source because of the competitive opportunities. Additionally, just under half (45%) said that it enabled them to get products and services to market faster. John Engates, Chief Technology Officer at Rackspace, said: “While open source technologies have been around for many years, it is great to see that enterprise businesses are finally dipping their toes in and seeing the tangible benefits.

FOSS and Blockchain

Security Leftovers

  • The internet apocalypse map hides the major vulnerability that created it
    During Friday’s massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on DNS service provider Dyn, one might be forgiven for mistaking the maps of network outages for images of some post-apocalyptic nuclear fallout. Screenshots from sites like showed menacingly red, fuzzy heat maps of, well, effectively just population centers of the United States experiencing serious difficulty accessing Twitter, Github, Etsy, or any of Dyn's other high-profile clients. Aside from offering little detail and making a DDoS literally into a glowing red menace, they also obscured the reality of just how centralized a lot of internet infrastructure really is. DNS is ground zero for the uneasy tension of the internet’s presumed decentralized resilience and the reality that as of now, translating IP addresses into domain names requires some kind of centralized, hierarchical platform, and that’s probably not going to radically change anytime soon. Other maps provided by various business to business network infrastructure companies weren’t much more helpful. These maps seem to exist mostly to signal that the companies in question have lots of cool data and that it can be made into a flashy map — which might impress potential customers, but that doesn’t offer a ton of insights for the layperson. For example, threat intelligence company Norse's map appears to be mostly a homage to the Matthew Broderick movie War Games: a constant barrage of DDoS attacks beaming like space invader rockets across a world map. Akamai has an impressive 3D visualization that renders traffic as points beaming into the atmosphere. And website monitoring service Pingdom offers a dot map at such a far-out zoom level that it's essentially useless for seeking out more meaningful patterns than "outages happen in population centers, also there are a lot of outages."
  • CoreOS Patched Against the "Dirty COW" Linux Kernel Vulnerability, Update Now
  • World’s first hack-proof router launched
    Turris Omnia router, tagged the world’s first hack-proof router, was launched yesterday at the CES Unveiled Show in Prague, Czech Republic. As an essential part of any home internet network, routers are rather poorly secured and protected against cyber attack. More often than not, the only security feature is the default password. With easily required internet knowledge and some skills, these routers can be hacked, providing unauthorized access to a complete internet network. From there on, anything is possible.