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New Chips Give Linux a Hand in Wearables

Saturday 4th of June 2016 04:00:00 PM

Aside from the Tizen-based Samsung Gear S2, and a dozen or so Android-based Android Wear watches, Linux has been something of a no-show in the smartwatch market. Most lower-end watches skip the overhead of Linux in favor of simpler RTOS-based devices running on MCUs.

This Week in Linux News: OpenSwitch Now a Linux Foundation Project, Linus Torvalds to Speak at LinuxCon Japan, & More

Friday 3rd of June 2016 02:00:28 PM
Title: This Week in Linux News: OpenSwitch Now a Linux Foundation Project, Linus Torvalds to Speak at LinuxCon Japan, & More3 JunLearn more

How to Enable PGP Encryption in Evolution

Friday 3rd of June 2016 01:59:48 PM
Title: How to Enable PGP Encryption in Evolution3 JunLearn more

Destress Your Mail Server with Postfix Troubleshooting Tips: Part 2

Friday 3rd of June 2016 01:00:34 PM
Title: Destress Your Mail Server with Postfix Troubleshooting Tips: Part 23 JunLearn more

Apply for Free Training and Certification With The Linux Foundation’s 2016 Scholarship Program

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 04:00:32 PM
Title: Apply for Free Training and Certification With The Linux Foundation’s 2016 Scholarship Program2 JunLearn more

The Rise of the Open Source Professional

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 02:04:36 PM
Title: The Rise of the Open Source Professional2 JunLearn more

Destress Your Mail Server with Postfix Troubleshooting Tips: Part 1

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 11:45:40 AM
Title: Destress Your Mail Server with Postfix Troubleshooting Tips: Part 12 JunLearn more

Linus Torvalds, Google Compute Engine Architect Joe Beda, ASF Founder Brian Behlendorf to Speak at LinuxCon 2016

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 03:11:16 PM
Title: Linus Torvalds, Google Compute Engine Architect Joe Beda, ASF Founder Brian Behlendorf to Speak at LinuxCon 20161 JunLearn more

How to Get an Open Source Security Badge from CII

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 02:00:42 PM
Title: How to Get an Open Source Security Badge from CII1 JunLearn more

Bring Networking Projects Under A Common Umbrella, Urges Cisco's Dave Ward

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 01:10:34 PM

As a “networking guy," Cisco CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect Dave Ward finds it frustrating that today, although somebody can fire up an application and ask for CPU, RAM and storage, they can't even ask for bandwidth. They have very simple networking primitives all the way up to the PaaS (Platform as a Service) layer.

5 Cloud, Big Data, and Networking Platforms to Kickstart Your Open Source Career

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 03:00:59 PM

A decade ago, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst predicted that open source tools and platforms would become pervasive in IT. Fast-forward to today, and that prediction has come true, with profound implications for the employment market.

At MesosCon: Chris Pinkham Details Twitter's Platform Infrastructure

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 02:00:23 PM

As a preview to MesosCon, we spoke with Chris Pinkham, VP of Engineering at Twitter, about some of the issues involved with running “one of the largest single Mesos clusters known” and why open source technology is critical to Twitter’s success.

Watch Apache Mesos Keynotes Live Today at MesosCon

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 01:02:02 PM
Title: Watch Apache Mesos Keynotes Live Today at MesosCon31 MayLearn more

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Five reasons to switch from Windows to Linux

Linux has been in the ascendancy ever since the open source operating system was released, and has been improved and refined over time so that a typical distribution is now a polished and complete package comprising virtually everything the user needs, whether for a server or personal system. Much of the web runs on Linux, and a great many smartphones, and numerous other systems, from the Raspberry Pi to the most powerful supercomputers. So is it time to switch from Windows to Linux? Here are five reasons why. Read more

today's leftovers

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

Security Leftovers

  • Chrome vulnerability lets attackers steal movies from streaming services
    A significant security vulnerability in Google technology that is supposed to protect videos streamed via Google Chrome has been discovered by researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Cyber Security Research Center (CSRC) in collaboration with a security researcher from Telekom Innovation Laboratories in Berlin, Germany.
  • Large botnet of CCTV devices knock the snot out of jewelry website
    Researchers have encountered a denial-of-service botnet that's made up of more than 25,000 Internet-connected closed circuit TV devices. The researchers with Security firm Sucuri came across the malicious network while defending a small brick-and-mortar jewelry shop against a distributed denial-of-service attack. The unnamed site was choking on an assault that delivered almost 35,000 HTTP requests per second, making it unreachable to legitimate users. When Sucuri used a network addressing and routing system known as Anycast to neutralize the attack, the assailants increased the number of HTTP requests to 50,000 per second.
  • Study finds Password Misuse in Hospitals a Steaming Hot Mess
    Hospitals are pretty hygienic places – except when it comes to passwords, it seems. That’s the conclusion of a recent study by researchers at Dartmouth College, the University of Pennsylvania and USC, which found that efforts to circumvent password protections are “endemic” in healthcare environments and mostly go unnoticed by hospital IT staff. The report describes what can only be described as wholesale abandonment of security best practices at hospitals and other clinical environments – with the bad behavior being driven by necessity rather than malice.
  • Why are hackers increasingly targeting the healthcare industry?
    Cyber-attacks in the healthcare environment are on the rise, with recent research suggesting that critical healthcare systems could be vulnerable to attack. In general, the healthcare industry is proving lucrative for cybercriminals because medical data can be used in multiple ways, for example fraud or identify theft. This personal data often contains information regarding a patient’s medical history, which could be used in targeted spear-phishing attacks.
  • Making the internet more secure
  • Beyond Monocultures
  • Dodging Raindrops Escaping the Public Cloud