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|Story||Michele Casey of Oracle Chats About Oracle Linux||Roy Schestowitz||23/06/2016 - 8:24am|
|Story||Remaining Articles About PS3 Settlement Over GNU/Linux||Roy Schestowitz||23/06/2016 - 8:22am|
|Story||Apple Lock-in||Roy Schestowitz||23/06/2016 - 8:06am|
|Story||Red Hat Financial News||Roy Schestowitz||23/06/2016 - 7:57am|
|Story||Red Hat News (Financial Results, 3scale Takeover)||Roy Schestowitz||23/06/2016 - 6:25am|
|Story||Fedora: The Latest||Roy Schestowitz||23/06/2016 - 6:18am|
|Story||today's leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||22/06/2016 - 11:10pm|
|Story||Red Hat News||Roy Schestowitz||22/06/2016 - 11:08pm|
|Story||Fedora: The Latest||Roy Schestowitz||22/06/2016 - 11:07pm|
|Story||Leftovers: OSS and Sharing||Roy Schestowitz||22/06/2016 - 11:06pm|
It is interesting to look at the gaps in this table - for example, the KDE spin doesn't include digiKam, which seems very odd, and please don't try to tell me that Gwenview should count as a photo management application! Why does the Cinnamon spin not have a music player? Perhaps I overlooked it... but I don't think so. Also, even though LXDE is expected to be a lightweight distribution, the lack of any kind of PDF viewer seems rather extreme.
So that's the whole family -- six different desktops, ranging from the most fully equipped to the most leanly stripped. They will all be available starting Tuesday, 21 July from the Fedora Downloads page. Get it while it's hot!
Lime Micro (London, UK) has announced that Ubuntu is putting together an App Store for LimeSDR that can be accessed once the LimeSDR crowd funding campaign successfully reaches its $500,000 pledge goal. The Snappy Ubuntu App Store will ensure the software defined radio (SDR) apps developed with the LimeSDR board are downloadable and those developed by Lime remain completely open-sourced.
Vendors are hard at work adapting their products to support the containerized workloads that are starting to appear in enterprise environments. One of the companies at the forefront of the push is Red Hat Inc., which today introduced a new native Docker management tool for Ansible, the popular automation framework it acquired last year.
Users will now be able to deploy and define the behavior of containerized applications in the same interface where they control the other components of their infrastructure. Policies are inputted in the form of Playbooks, which can be used to perform everything from setting up an AWS instance to orchestrating multi-stage update outs. They play an analogous role to Puppet’s Modules and the Cookbooks in Chef, the two most popular configuration automation tools on the market. Red Hat says that using native functionality is more convenient than opening an external tool like Docker Compose or Dockerfile in a separate tab and constantly switching back and forth during development.
Being a victim of a data breach no longer results in a slap on the wrist. Instead it can lead to costly fines, job loss, physical damage and an organization's massive loss of reputation. Case in point: Target. Following its high-profile breach in late 2013, Target suffered large losses in market valuation and paid more than $100 million in damages.
If you use the popular Citrix GoToMyPC remote access product for macOS, Windows, Kindle, iOS, and Android you will need to change all passwords now.
ATO attacks (also known as credential stuffing) use previously breached username and password pairs to automate login attempts. This data may have been previously released on public dumpsites such as Pastebin or directly obtained by attackers through web application attacks such as SQLi. The goal of the attacks is to identify valid login credential data that can then be sold to gain fraudulent access to user accounts. ATO may be considered a subset of brute force attacks, however it is an increasing threat because it is harder to identify such attacks through traditional individual account authentication errors. The Akamai Threat Research Team analyzed web login transactions for one week across our customer base to identify ATO attack campaigns.
Her talk was even-keeled, informative, and included strong FOSS messaging about everyone's vested interest in internet security and privacy. After the talk was done, I watched her take audience questions (long enough for me to take a short conference call) where she patiently and handily fielded all manner of queries from up and down the stack.
- Under Battistelli’s Regime the EPO is a Lawless, Dark Place
- New Paper Demonstrates That Unitary Patent (UPC) is Little More Than a Conspiracy of Patent ‘Professionals’ and Their Self Interest
- Money Flying to Private Companies Without Tenders at Battistelli’s EPO (by the Tens of Millions!)
- Patent Examiners and Insiders Acknowledge Profound Demise in Patent Quality Under Battistelli
- Jericho Systems Threatens Alice, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Threatens the Patent Trial and Appeal (PTAB)
- How the Halo Electronics Case Helps Patent Trolls and How Publications Funded by Patent Trolls (IAM for Instance) Covered This
- Patent Lawyers’ Fantasy Land Where Software Patents Are Suddenly Resurrected Even When They’re Not
- Links 19/6/2016: Randa Over, Fedora 24 Release Soon
Public sector procurement organisations such as Crown Commercial Services in the UK are guiding public sector organisations to facilitate the procurement of Open Source Software based solutions. However there is little or no guidance of how to negotiate contracts and measure the effectiveness of open source software solutions compared to proprietary solutions.
It has been close to a year since Hyperkin showed off a smartphone case called the Smart Boy. For those unfamiliar, the Smart Boy is basically an enclosure for your smartphone that looks like a Game Boy, which has a cartridge slot in the back in which you could slot in Game Boy cartridges that will load games for you to play on your phone.
Virt-Manager 1.4 has been released and it's a great release for those wanting to easily play with Virgl for OpenGL atop the open-source Linux virtualization stack.
We are delighted to announce GNU Guile release 2.1.3, the next pre-release in what will become the 2.2 stable series.
I'm announcing availability of GNU Screen v.4.4.0
Busybox provides a lightweight version of common command line utilities normally found on “big” Linux into a single binary, in order to bring them to embedded systems with limited memory and storage. As more and more embedded systems are now connected to the Internet, or as they are called nowadays the Internet of Things nodes, adding security tools, such as cryptographic utilities, could prove useful for administrators of such system, and so BusyBotNet project wsa born out of a fork of Busybox.
Antergos 2016.06.18 has been released as a re-spin of this Arch-based Linux distribution.
Antergos 2016.06.18 has a number of fixes and package updates over their earlier ISOs. The fixes do include addressing some issues with UEFI and its installer.
Also: ISO Refresh 2016.06.18