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8 best practices for building containerized applications

Monday 12th of September 2016 05:48:03 PM
Containers are a major trend in deploying applications in both public and private clouds. But what exactly are containers, why have they become a popular deployment mechanism, and how will you need to modify your application to optimize it for a containerized environment?read more

TuxCut - A Tool To Protect Linux Against arpspoof Attacks

Monday 12th of September 2016 04:50:52 PM
TuxCut is an open source program that protects Linux computers against arpspoof attacks and also helps to block unwanted users on the network. Tuxcut is an alternative of Windows tool NetCut which is used for the same purpose of blocking unwanted users from the network. It is written in Python/Qt4 using PySide binding.

KDE Returns Home, QtCon Talks Videos Available

Monday 12th of September 2016 03:53:41 PM
KDE has finished its fantastic week, celebrating 20 years of hacking and freedom fighting together with Qt, VLC and FSFE in Berlin. We finished our week with a fun day trip to Pfaueninsel, Berlin[he]#039[/he]s Peacock Island.Videos from many of the talks are now available to download with the rest being added in the coming weeks. They are also linked from the conference program with slides, where available.

CodeLathe FileCloud Google Chrome Extension

Monday 12th of September 2016 02:56:30 PM
Nearly everyone in today's enterprises is connected throughout the dayto a web browser, of which anywhere from 44–71% are Google Chrome.Seeking to make this vast number of users' work more productive isdeveloper CodeLathe, whose new "amazingly easy-to-use" FileCloudextension for Google Chrome enables users to save documents, images andscre

Global citizens unite to improve housing with open design and development

Monday 12th of September 2016 01:59:19 PM
Mass-scale collaboration in free and open source software has proven so successful the concept has expanded to free and open source hardware. A strong case can be made that the area of hardware with the most promise for an open source approach is appropriate technology (AT).read more

How we used Linux

Monday 12th of September 2016 01:02:08 PM
How BubbleAutomation used Linux to innovate in a industry with a reluctantly to change.

Linus Torvalds Announces the Release of Linux Kernel 4.8 RC6, One More to Go

Monday 12th of September 2016 12:04:57 PM
It's still Sunday in the U.S., so Linus Torvalds just published his weekly announcement to unleash yet another Release Candidate (RC) development snapshot of the upcoming Linux 4.8 kernel series.

4 desktop note-taking applications for getting stuff done

Monday 12th of September 2016 11:07:46 AM
In a previous article, I looked at four web-based alternatives to Evernote. I realize, however, that not everyone wants or needs to have their notes available on the web. Many people just want to do everything locally on their computers.That's not a problem since there are more than a few open source note taking applications for your desktop. In this article, I take a look at four of those applications.read more

Samba 4.5 Is a Massive Release That Improves Security, Adds Many New Features

Monday 12th of September 2016 10:10:35 AM
Samba 4.5 has been released and it is the latest, newest stable branch of the widely-used, free, cross-platform, and open-source software project that re-implements the SMB/CIFS networking protocol on UNIX-like platforms.

Affordable Electronics Board Showdown: Raspberry Pi Zero vs. C.H.I.P.

Monday 12th of September 2016 07:59:03 AM
Hobbyists latched on to the idea of micro-sized, Linux-capable computers. Since the launch of the first Raspberry Pi, we’ve seen several revisions to the Raspberry Pi, and many other similar electronics boards.

Affordable Electronics Board Showdown: Raspberry Pi Zero vs. C.H.I.P.

Monday 12th of September 2016 07:59:03 AM
Hobbyists latched on to the idea of micro-sized, Linux-capable computers. Since the launch of the first Raspberry Pi, we’ve seen several revisions to the Raspberry Pi, and many other similar electronics boards.

Bodhi 4.0 Linux OS Gets a Second Alpha Build, Remains Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Monday 12th of September 2016 05:47:32 AM
Bodhi Linux developer Jeff Hoogland is pleased to announce the release of the second Alpha development snapshot of his upcoming Bodhi 4.0.0 GNU/Linux distribution.

IBM Claims new Linux X86 killer server can do the impossible

Monday 12th of September 2016 03:36:01 AM
Brace up for the new Linux-based all-powerful lineup that has been said to be capable of doing just about anything. According to IBM who made the announcement, the new X86 based servers are made with heavy computing in mind.

Linux From Scratch and BLFS 7.10 Books Released to Support GCC 6.2.0, Glibc 2.24

Monday 12th of September 2016 01:24:30 AM
Bruce Dubbs from the Linux From Scratch project, which let users build their own Linux-based operating systems from scratch, proudly announced the release of the LFS 7.10 and BLFS 7.10 books.

Dstat – Versatile resource statistics tool for Linux

Sunday 11th of September 2016 11:30:08 PM
Dstat – versatile tool for generating system resource statistics & replacement for vmstat, iostat, netstat and ifstat. Dstat is another handy tool for monitoring systems during performance tuning tests, benchmarks or troubleshooting. It overcomes some of other tools limitations and adds some extra features, more counters and flexibility.

Linux Kernel 3.14 Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.4 LTS

Sunday 11th of September 2016 09:35:46 PM
We reported the other day that the long-term supported Linux 3.14 kernel branch is about to reach end of its life, and that one more maintenance version will be released in the next couple of weeks.

Getting started with Doctor, the CMS for Markdown documents

Sunday 11th of September 2016 07:37:38 PM
Markdown is one of most popular document formats among developers and non-developers alike. It is easy to write and understand, but organizing Markdown docs is difficult. In this post I will introduce you to Doctor, a documentation server, that lets you manage your project's documentation with minimum effort.read more

Hands on 3 day Linux Kernel Internals Training course

Sunday 11th of September 2016 05:43:16 PM
LinuxCertified, Inc. announced its next three day, hands-on course that provides attendees with experience in creating Linux kernel source code within various subsystems of the Linux kernel. This course teaches attendees to acquaints developers with the fundamental subsystems, data structures, and API of the [url=http://www.linuxcertified.com/linux-kernel-internals.html]Linux kernel [/url] This class is scheduled for September 14th - 16th, 2016.

DevOps Done Right: The Operations Dividend

Sunday 11th of September 2016 03:48:54 PM
Containers and cloud native are great technologies, but what is the larger business context? Why should the pointy-haired bosses care? Joe Beda of Accel Partners described the tremendous business value of DevOps done right in his keynote presentation at LinuxCon North America in August.

How To Build Your Own Linux Distro?

Sunday 11th of September 2016 01:54:32 PM
Do you want to build your own Linux distro? Don’t fancy the Linux distributions that are available? Do you think you can build a better distro? This is your lucky day. I’m gonna show you how to do that in 20 minutes.Yes, you heard me right, 20 MINUTES. Wanna find out how?

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Red Hat News

  • Red Hat's Results Underscore its Growing Focus on OpenStack
    Late last week, Red Hat reported earnings per share of 55 cents on revenue of $600 million, beating estimates of 54 cents and $590 million, respectively. One thing that went unsaid across much of the coverage is that the company is in the midst of a major shift in its strategy toward OpenStack-based cloud computing, and it looks like service revenues and positive momentum from that effort are starting to arrive. "Our growth was driven in part by expanding our footprint with customers as we closed a record number of deals over $1 million, up approximately 60 percent year-over-year," Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst said during his company's earnings call. Seven of the top 30 deals had OpenStack in there, nine had RHEV," Whitehurst said. "We had three OpenStack deals alone that were over $1 million. So I think we're seeing really, really, really good traction there."
  • Red Hat targets $5-b revenue in five years
    Open-source technology firm Red Hat Inc, which hit the $2-billion revenue milestone two quarters ago, is looking to achieve $2.4 billion in FY 2017 and $5 billion in the next five years. The company is betting on India, its second largest operation outside the US, as one of the key growth engines to help achieve its aspirational revenue goal of $5 billion by 2021. “India is a bright spot for Red Hat for three reasons,” Rajesh Rege, Managing Director, Red Hat India, told BusinessLine.
  • Red Hat Announces Ansible Tower App for Splunk, Enabling Intelligence and Automation Enhancements
  • Red Hat’s (RHT) “Outperform” Rating Reiterated at Raymond James Financial Inc.
  • Red Hat Inc. (RHT) PT Raised to $89.00

pump.io Servers Adoption

  • Adopt a pump.io server
    As most of you know, E14N is no longer my main job, and I've been putting my personal time, energy, and money into keeping the pump network up and running. I haven't always done a good job, and some of the nodes have just fallen off the network. I'd like to ask people in the community to start taking over the maintenance and upkeep of these servers.
  • Prodromou: Adopt a pump.io server
    There are currently around 25 servers in the federated network initially started by Prodromou, which does not count other pump.io instances. He notes that one important exception is the identi.ca site, which is significantly larger than the rest, and which he would like to find a trusted non-profit organization to maintain.

Black Lab Linux 8 Beta 3 Released

The development team is pleased to announce the new Beta release of Black Lab Linux 8 – our latest OS offering to bring the best Linux desktop distribution currently on the market. This release moves the kernel and application set away from the prior LTS 14.04 base to the new 16.04 LTS base. Black Lab Linux 8 will showcase 3 desktop environments : MATE, LXDE and GNOME 3. Other improvements include: Full EFI support Kernel 4.4.0-38 LibreOffice 5.2 GNOME Video Rhythmbox Firefox 49 Thunderbird GIMP Full multimedia codec support Read more

Intel Core i7 6800K Benchmarks On Ubuntu + Linux 4.8

While the Core i7 6800K has been available for a few months now, there hadn't been any review on it since Intel hadn't sent out any Broadwell-E samples for Linux testing this time around. However, I did end up finally buying a Core i7 6800K now that the Turbo Boost Max 3.0 support is finally coming together (at first, Intel PR said it wouldn't even be supported on Linux) so that I can run some benchmarks there plus some other interesting items on the horizon for benchmarking. Here are some benchmarks of the i7-6800K from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with the Linux 4.8 kernel. Read more