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The popular and widely-used NetworkManager open-source network connection management software for GNU/Linux operating systems has been updated today to version 1.2.4.
Linux Mint no longer ships lists of fixes and lists of regressions specific to particular kernels. With so many kernel revisions, so many fixes and so many regressions happening sometimes on a daily basis, this information was quickly outdated. Instead, it was replaced with links to relevant sources of information. For instance, if you select a particular kernel you can now quickly access its changelog and see all the bug reports marked against it. The update manager was already configurable but it wasn't clear how to configure it, and why. In particular, the concepts of regressions, stability and security weren't clearly explained.
As more and more enterprises adopt a “cloud-like” infrastructure, a shift in work culture and practices -- known as DevOps -- is also occurring. According to Puppet’s 2016 State of DevOps report, the number of people working in DevOps teams has increased from 16 percent in 2014 to 22 percent in 2016.
Docker is an open-source project that provides an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, package, and run applications anywhere as a lightweight container. This tutorial shows the installation of Docker on Ubuntu 16.04 and the first steps to get started with Docker container management.
SolidRun launched an OpenWrt networking-focused ClearFog Base SBC with a Marvell Armada 38x dual-core -A9 SoC, dual GbE ports, SFP, and mikroBus expansion. Last December when SolidRun launched its ClearFog Pro sandwich-style networking SBC featuring an Armada 38x-based computer-on-module, it also announced a lower-end ClearFog Base model that uses the same COM and was said […]
Also in today's open source roundup: The six best Linux gaming distributions, and Firefox 48 has been released.
To build web applications that act in concert securely, use the docker networks feature. Networks, by definition, provide complete isolation for containers. Hence, it is important to have control on the networks that your applications run on. Docker container networks give you that control. The following article describes describes the type of networks that the docker engine creates by default and shows you how to create your own, user-defined networks.
Living in the Age of Information that we live in today brings great convenience and benefit along with great risks. On the one hand, humanity has access to basically the entirety of information and knowledge known in existence at the mere few clicks of a button; but on the other hand, this great power in the hands of a nefarious few can cause great destruction and misery if taken too far. In this article, I'll guide you through the possible steps to secure your private information online.
Your organization probably relies on multiple open source projects. Using strategic design to understand the big picture problems your organization faces may allow you to improve the user experience and design of your IT systems.read more
Docker is a tool for deploying, executing and managing containers. This article provides links to Linux on Power Systems Docker binaries and the steps to install them.
Many tools updates; switch from MySQL to MariaDB; include PHP 7 support; include stability improvements; update parrot-core, parrot-menu; update parrot tools selection to include new tools; fix systemd workarounds; fix icon theme; upgrade to Linux kernel 4.6; update support for GCC 4.8.5, 4.9.3, 5.4.0 and 6.1.1; update support for CLANG 3.6 and 3.8; update driver support; include QT-Creator 4.0.2; include Qt framework 5.6.1; fix apt-parrot mirror selection system; modify tasksel to include Parrot flavours; upgrade to zuluCrypt 5.0; upgrade to Anonsurf 2.1; include Tor Browser launcher; fix noscript plugin and Firefox launchers; Conky removed (waiting to fix the theme).
We're all on the same team, and all working towards the same goal of making our open source software better. Your small contributions make a big impact.read more
The Document Foundation non-profit organization has had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of the LibreOffice 5.2 open-source and cross-platform office suite software.
In the beginning of Linux they laughed at it and didn't think it could do anything. Now Linux is everywhere!I was a junior at college studying Computer Engineering in Brazil, and working at the same time in a global auditing and consulting company as a sysadmin. The company decided to implement some enterprise resource planning (ERP) software with an Oracle database. I got training in Digital UNIX OS (DEC Alpha), and it blew my mind.read more
Robotical’s hackable, Cortex-M4 based “Marty” educational robot has flexible legs, and can be upgraded with an onboard Raspberry Pi. A startup called Robotical is seeking funds on Indiegogo for a 3D printable, mostly open source, walking robot called Marty. The WiFi-controlled bipedal bot has a 180MHz Cortex-M4 MCU, and is primarily designed to teach kids […]
Nevada-based VirnetX won a jury trial against Apple earlier this year. An East Texas jury ruled that Apple must pay $625.6 million to VirnetX for infringing four patents. The patents are said to cover Apple's VPN on-demand feature, as well as FaceTime.US District Judge Robert Schroeder, who oversaw the trial, published an order (PDF) on Friday that vacates the verdict and orders a new trial to begin in September.
The Pentoo Linux development team proudly announces today the availability for download of the fifth Release Candidate (RC) build towards the Pentoo 2015.0 GNU/Linux operating system.
DFI is sampling two Linux-friendly COM Express Compact Type 6 modules that use the same carrier: a 6th Gen Core based “SU968” and an Intel Braswell “BW968.” DFI has brought its line of 95 x 95mm COM Express Compact modules up to date with new Intel Skylake and Braswell models. Both the 6th Generation Core […]
System Centre's Windows Server Operating System MP was bad at recognising disksMicrosoft has issued a replacement for a buggy release of Windows Server Operating System MP, code that underpins efforts to proactively monitor Windows Server.…