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Deploy Apache Kafka using Docker Compose

22 min 19 sec ago
In whatever imaginative way you decide to use Kafka, one thing is certain — You won’t be using it as a single instance. It is not meant to be used that way, and even if your distributed app needs only one instance (broker) for now, it will eventually grow and you need to make sure that Kafka can keep up. Docker-compose is the perfect partner for this kind of scalability.

Which programming language for work? For the weekend?

1 hour 36 min ago
Our writer community grows each month as new, interesting folks write for us and join in on the fun of sharing their expertise and experiences in open source technology. So, it's no surprise that they are brimming with fascinating information. It's just asking the right question to release it.Recently, I asked: What programming languages do you use at work, and which ones do you use on the weekend?read more

Episode 3: Microsoft and Patents

2 hours 50 min ago
Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Erich Andersen, Corporate Vice President, Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft and Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network about Microsoft's recently announced membership with the Open Invention Network patent community.

Basic photo editing with Darktable

4 hours 5 min ago
When I was starting in the world of amateur digital photography, I learned about 2 software programs that everybody was using: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. In the Free and Open Source world, there are 2 amazing alternatives: GIMP and Darktable. For many people, getting started can be daunting. Therefore I like to present the absolute basics of photo editing with Darktable.

Multiple Vulnerabilities in PHP Could Allow for Arbitrary Code Execution

5 hours 11 min ago
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in PHP, the most severe of which could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code. Systems affected: PHP 7.2 prior to 7.2.11, PHP 7.1 prior to 7.1.23, PHP 7.0 prior to 7.0.32, and PHP 5.6 prior to 5.6.38

8 of the Best Free Linux Comic Book Viewers (Updated 2018)

6 hours 17 min ago
Many users associate desktop Linux with their daily repetitive grind. However, we are always on the look out for applications that help make Linux fun to use. It really is a great platform for entertainment.

NVIDIA Accelerates Server Workloads With RAPIDS GPU Advances

6 hours 30 min ago
While traditional silicon forms of compute including x86 and Power are likely to remain the cornerstone of servers for at least another generation, CPUs are increasingly being accelerated by GPUs

From hype to action: Next steps for edge computing

8 hours 25 min ago
Edge computing has gradually climbed the hype curve over the last couple of years, and it now stands at the center of why we do new things and launch new technologies. Why is it so important, what does it mean, where is the money behind the movement, and what does it mean to you? These are all good questions, and there is no simple answer to any of them.

What does Microsoft joining the Open Invention Network mean for you?

10 hours 19 min ago
The move opens up Microsoft[he]#039[/he]s 60,000 patents to Open Invention Network members who are using them in the Linux system. What does that mean, specifically? Read on.

Cloud Foundry Goes All-In With Kubernetes

12 hours 13 min ago
Further proof probably isn't needed to confirm that Kubernetes has become the de facto standard when it comes to container orchestration, but if you need more, the Cloud Foundry Foundation announced this week that it has taken on two new Kubernetes-focused projects.

How OpenStack Barbican deployment options secure your cloud

14 hours 8 min ago
Whether you[he]#039[/he]re following your internal information security policy or trying to meet regulatory requirements such as GDPR, ANSSI, PCI DSS, HIPAA, or NIST, you are likely looking for ways to protect the privacy and integrity of your data and software. That solution can be found in encryption. OpenStack provides all the ingredients necessary to deploy privacy and integrity solutions, but it is up to the operator to deploy them securely.

GNOME 3.32 Desktop Environment Development Kicks Off, First Milestone Is Out Now

Monday 15th of October 2018 06:08:29 AM
GNOME Project's Abderrahim Kitouni emailed the community to inform us all that the development cycle of the upcoming GNOME 3.32 desktop environment kicked off officially and that the first development milestone is now ready for public testing.

Episode 2: Microsoft and Patents

Monday 15th of October 2018 04:14:07 AM
Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Erich Andersen, Corporate Vice President, Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft and Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network about Microsoft's recently announced membership with the Open Invention Network patent community.

Mounting And Optimizing A Linux Gamer Computer

Monday 15th of October 2018 02:19:45 AM
We have had a lot of news about games in the Linux world coming out in recent weeks. We already have an interesting performance for games like Grand Theft Auto V, and the trend is for the compatibility level to improve every day, with Valve's recent announcement of Proton as announced here! This even was the head behind the development of DXVK which brought a new step in the compatibility of Windows games on Linux.

Linux-Based Airtame 2 Offers an Enterprise Alternative to Chromecast

Monday 15th of October 2018 12:25:23 AM
One category that often gets overlooked in the discussion of Linux computers is the market for HDMI dongle devices that plug into your TV to stream, mirror, or cast content from your laptop or mobile device. Yesterday, Google announced an extensively leaked third-gen version of its market-leading, Linux-powered Chromecast device.

Report: US weapons systems are highly vulnerable to cyber attacks

Sunday 14th of October 2018 10:31:01 PM
According to a new report (PDF) by the Government Accountability Office, nearly all of Pentagon's weapons systems are vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Your RSS is grass: Mozilla euthanizes feed reader, Atom code in Firefox browser, claims it's old and unloved

Sunday 14th of October 2018 08:36:39 PM
When Firefox 64 arrives in December, support for RSS, the once celebrated content syndication scheme, and its sibling, Atom, will be missing.…

Teal One drone runs Linux on a Jetson TX1 and flies at 60 mph

Sunday 14th of October 2018 06:42:17 PM
Teal has launched a $1,200 “Teal One” drone that runs Linux on a Jetson TX1 module and an Ambarella SoC with PX4 support. The quadcopter can fly at up to 60 mph for 15 minutes and shoot 4K@30 video. Salt Lake City based Teal was launched by CEO George Matus at the age of 17 […]

Celebrating KDE’s 22nd Birthday with Some Inspiring Facts from its Glorious Past!

Sunday 14th of October 2018 04:47:55 PM
Celebrating KDE’s Birthday by looking back into some Interesting events from their Glorious Past!

Federal Circuit Doubles Down on User Interface Patents, Helps Microsoft-Connected Patent Trolls Curtail the Prime Competitor of Microsoft Office

Sunday 14th of October 2018 02:53:33 PM
Patent trolls that are connected to Microsoft continue to sue Microsoft rivals using old patents; this time, for a change, even the Federal Circuit lets them get away with it