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Just say no to root (in containers)

Thursday 29th of March 2018 11:32:21 AM
I get asked all the time about the different security measures used to control what container processes on a system can do. Most of these I covered in previous articles on Opensource.com:read more

Product Review: GitStorage

Thursday 29th of March 2018 10:20:13 AM
By profession, I'm a software developer. Aside from a preferred editor,what matters most to a developer is the use of a Source Code Manager(SCM). So, when a new product comes along featuring my favorite SCM,Git, I had no choice but to spend some time using it.

Reversal on Google vs. Oracle Case, Microsoft Open Sources WSL for Linux Distro Maintainers, New Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and More

Thursday 29th of March 2018 09:05:52 AM
The US Court of Appeals has reversed a 2016 jury decision on Google's use ofOracle's Java APIs as fair use. The damages could amount to nearly $9billion for Google.

Cel-shaded third-person shooter 'Crazy Justice' will have a Battle Royale mode and Linux support

Thursday 29th of March 2018 07:51:32 AM
It's been a while since we talked about Crazy Justice, the third-person cel-shaded shooter and we have good news. Not only will it have Linux support it's also getting a Battle Royale mode.

Configure Magento 2 to use Varnish on CentOS 7

Thursday 29th of March 2018 06:37:12 AM
In the first post, we installed Magento 2 on our CentOS 7 machine. In the second post of this series, we will cover installing and configuring Varnish to make our Magento store super fast.

Solomon Hykes, Dockers founder, leaves day-to-day running of container company

Thursday 29th of March 2018 05:22:52 AM
The face of Docker, the leading container company, Solomon Hykes, is stepping down. Insiders knew this had been coming for months, but today, Solomon Hykes, Docker's founder, announced he was leaving day-to-day work at the leading container company.

Google Makes It Easier for Chrome Users to Stream Local Video and Audio Files

Thursday 29th of March 2018 04:08:31 AM
Chrome users who usually cast audio and video files to Chromecast or similar Cast devices will soon experience a much more straightforward and accessible streaming method.

GoScanSSH Malware Targets Linux Servers

Thursday 29th of March 2018 02:54:11 AM
A recently discovered malware family written using the Golang (Go) programming language is targeting Linux servers and using a different binary for each attack, Talos warns.

Awkward Dimensions Redux: An Awkward Steam Game To Try Out

Thursday 29th of March 2018 01:39:51 AM
Awkward Dimensions is a game about understanding someone’s life through dreams. It’s an indie game created and developed by Steven Harmon. He narrates his life + struggles, his happiness, and his determination not to give up his dream (a game developer) no matter what. Might get you inspired playing the game as it did to me.

Getting started with Jupyter Notebooks

Thursday 29th of March 2018 12:25:30 AM
Since the days of papyrus, publishers have struggled with formatting data in ways that engage readers. This is a particular issue in the areas of mathematics, science, and programming, where well-designed charts, illustrations, and equations can be key to helping people understand technical information.read more

College student reflects on getting started in open source

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 11:11:10 PM
I just completed the first semester of my second year in college, and I'm reflecting on what I learned in my classes. One class, in particular, stood out to me: "Foundations of an Open Source World," taught by Dr. Bryan Behrenshausen at Duke University. I enrolled in the class at the last minute because it seemed interesting and, if I’m being honest because it fit my schedule.read more

You Can Now Install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on Your Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ with RaspEX

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 09:56:50 PM
If you want to install Canonical's upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system on your brand new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ computer, now you can with the latest RaspEX distro.

How to install eSyndiCat PHP Directory Software on Ubuntu 16.04

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 08:42:30 PM
In this tutorial, we will learn how to install eSyndiCat on Ubuntu 16.04 server. eSyndiCat is a free, open source and one of the most popular PHP directory software that can be used as an addition to your existing site or as a stand-alone platform.

Do continuous deployment with Github and Python

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 07:28:10 PM
Developers can create many useful services using Github’s webhooks. From triggering a CI job on a Jenkins instance to provisioning machines in the cloud, the possibilities are almost limitless. This tutorial shows how to use Python and the Flask framework... Continue Reading →

How to Disable SELinux on CentOS 7

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 06:13:50 PM
The full name of SELinux is Security-Enhanced Linux. It is a security feature of Linux built into the Linux kernel. It is used to control access to users, files, network resources and applications of a Linux system. SELinux provides extended file system permissions on top of the traditional Linux filesystem permission known as Discretionary Access Control (DAC). SELinux is a good security feature. But it is hard to understand and maintain. That is why small companies and startups often don’t bother with SELinux. CentOS 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7) comes with SELinux pre-installed. In this article, I will show you how to disable SELinux on CentOS 7. Let’s get started.

After Meltdown and Spectre, Intel CPUs Are Now Vulnerable to BranchScope Attacks

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 04:21:47 PM
While we're not yet done with the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws that put billions of devices at risk of attacks, security researchers have discovered a new wave of attacks called BranchScope.

Xiaomi Launches the Mi MIX S2 Android Smartphone to Take on Apple's iPhone X

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 03:07:26 PM
Xiaomi unveiled on Tuesday during a live event straight from Shanghai, China, its latest flagship Android smartphone, the Mi MIX S2, promising a premium mobile experience.

Kubernetes 1.10 Release Advances Storage and Improves Security

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 01:53:06 PM
First major release of 2018 for the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration is now available, including a patch for a critical vulnerability that could have enable an attacker to access the host filesystem.

Monster Crown looks like it might scratch your Pokemon itch, confirmed for Linux

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 12:38:46 PM
While the release of Monster Crown may be a while away, this monster catching and breeding game is confirmed for Linux.

Red Hat's Largest Deals Now Coming from OpenShift Containers

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 11:24:26 AM
While Linux, OpenStack and middleware are still important core element of Red Hat's business, it is the company's Kubernetes based platform that is leading the way.

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In my short time working for Clarkson University, I've realized what a huge impact this small university is making on the open source world. Our 4,300 student-strong science and technology-focused institution, located just south of the Canadian border in Potsdam, New York, hosts the Clarkson Open Source Institute (COSI), dedicated to promoting open source software and providing equipment and support for student projects. While many universities offer opportunities for students to get involved in open source projects, it's rare to have an entire institute dedicated to promoting open source development. COSI is part of Clarkson's Applied Computer Science Labs within the computer science department. It, along with the Internet Teaching Lab and the Virtual Reality Lab, is run by students (supported by faculty advisers), allowing them to gain experience in managing both facilities and projects while still undergraduates. Read more

Linux 4.17-rc2

So rc2 is out, and things look fairly normal. The diff looks a bit unusual, with the tools subdirectory dominating, with 30%+ of the whole diff. Mostly perf and test scripts. But if you ignore that, the rest looks fairly usual. Arch updates (s390 and x86 dominate) and drivers (networking, gpu, HID, mmc, misc) are the bulk of it, with misc other changes all over (filesystems, core kernel, networking, docs). We've still got some known fallout from the merge window, but it shouldn't affect most normal configurations, so go out and test. Linus Read more Also: Upstream Linux support for new NXP i.MX8