Tresorit Offers Encrypted Cloud Storage for Linux Businesses
Tresorit for Linux is an end-to-end encrypted file sharing service that allows teams to collaborate securely and easily.
The Wine development release 1.9.23 is now available.
A Number Of KDE Apps Will Be Dropped If They Don't Get Ported To KF5
Around three dozen apps from the KDE Applications suite could be dropped if they don't see a port from kdelibs4 to KDE Frameworks 5 within the next year.
A proposal laid out yesterday would make next summer's KDE Applications 17.08 release be the last to allow applications based on kdelibs4. After that, kdelibs4 applications would not be permitted given that KDE Frameworks 5 has already been around for a while and KDE4 is no longer maintained. In other words, there's just about one year to port the relevant applications to KF5 by interested developers otherwise they will not be present in KDE Applications 17.12.
November is Bugsquash month – Open Source Aalborg is joining
Me and my friend Daniel from Open Source Aalborg will arrange that the local participants from the open source group in Aalborg will join in on the final bug squashing day, November the 30th. OS Aalborg has recently joined a lot of Capture the flag’s and I think we will try to put up some very basic infrastructure (read google forms + spreadsheet) to do something similar for the GNOME Bug Squashing initiative.
b2k16 hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot on GNOME's path forward, various ports progress
First task of this hackathon was for Jasper and I to upgrade to GNOME 3.22.1 (version 3.22.2 hit the ports tree since). As usual I already updated the core libraries a few days before so that we could start with a nice set of fully updated packages. It ended up being the fastest GNOME update ever, it all went very smoothly. We're still debating the future of GNOME on OpenBSD though. More and more features require systemd interfaces and without a replacement it may not make sense to keep it around. Implementing these interfaces requires time which Jasper and I don't really have these days... Anyway, we'll see.
Tea Time is a Simple Timer App for Ubuntu Desktops
On the hunt for a simple timer app for Ubuntu? Look no further than this cute little tool, called Tea Time.
Whether you’ve a pizza in the oven, want to set aside a specific study period, or are letting some posh tea steep in water, Tea Time will be right on time.
How Docker changes application monitoring
As operations, IT, and engineering organizations coalesce around the value and importance of containers, they often ask the seemingly logical question: “How do I monitor Docker in my production environment?” As it turns out, this question has it backward. Monitoring the Docker daemon, the Kubernetes master, or the Mesos scheduler isn’t especially complicated, and there are, in fact, solutions for each of these.
Running your applications in Docker containers only changes how the applications are packaged, scheduled, and orchestrated, not how they actually run. The question, properly rephrased, becomes, “How does Docker change how I monitor my applications?” As you might imagine, the answer to this question: “It depends.”
The answer will be dictated by the dependencies of your environment and your use cases and objectives. The orchestration technology you use, the Docker image philosophy you follow, and the level of observability your containerized application provides, among other considerations, will all factor into how you monitor your applications.
To begin to understand how a microservices regimen and a Dockerized environment will affect your monitoring strategy, ask yourself the following four simple questions. Note that the answers may differ for different applications, and your approach to monitoring should reflect these differences.
- New libvirt website design
Spotify Windows, Mac, Linux desktop app: Update now to stop it trashing your SSD
Music-streaming service Spotify has released an important update that stops its desktop client tearing into storage drives with massive and unnecessary write rates.
- Alexa – Making that First Application Run
- Shaggy Dogs and SpiderMonkey Unwinders
- OVN Logical Flows and ovn-trace
- Agile development w/ CI/CD – Automated cloud building & deployment (from scratch)
- NCTA Tech Awards go to Red Hat, Cisco, Stealz
Updating Nagios in EPEL-7 (Looking for Testers)
One of the projects on my plate this year is to update the Fedora Project nagios server so that monitoring is done through a better template system in ansible. [The main reasons for using nagios versus going to another system are the following: a) We already have nagios in place and have used it for years, it doesn't use/need a database backend for either its webpages or monitoring systems, c) before I can compare other systems I need an updated version of nagios to know what features we would get.]
Quick Guide: How to Plan Your Red Hat Virtualization 4.0 Deployment
On August 24th of this year Red Hat announced the newest release of Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.0.
Just two months later the Red Hat Cloud Suite tooling (known as the Cloud Deployment Planner) was updated to provide you with all the RHV 4.0 details you need to plan your next deployment.
- Why Red Hat Inc (RHT) Is (And Shouldn’t Be) Overlooked
Flock Stories 2016, Episode 3: Brian Exelbierd
What can you do to get the most out of your time at events like Flock? Today, we hear from one of the main organizers of this year’s Flock conference, Brian Exelbierd. Brian is a multi-disciplinary Fedora contributor who dabbles in community building, documentation writing, and technical problem solving. Most recently, Brian took up his new role as the Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator (FCAIC). He also has some humble advice for folks looking for hints on how to give their Fedora contribution powers a boost!
- Fedora 25 to have MP3 playback
PHP version 5.6.28 and 7.0.13
RPM of PHP version 7.0.13 are available in remi-php70 repository for Fedora and Enterprise Linux (RHEL, CentOS).
RPM of PHP version 5.6.28 are available in remi repository for Fedora ≥ 22 and remi-php56 repository for Enterprise Linux.
LinuX at UNI is coming soon!!!
Yesterday we had the first official meeting with the volunteers for the event #LinuXatUNI which is going to be possible thanks to the sponsor of FEDORA LATAM and the GNOME Foundation.
$9 Million Cash Incentive available to Tizen Mobile App developers
A new incentive is available to developers as part of the Tizen Mobile App Incentive Program and is offering up to $9 million in cash in prizes. You could even earn a mouth watering $10,000 every month, for the 9 months the program runs for, that is if your app is ranked the monthly top 100. Get developing your apps for the Tizen platform if you want to share in all the goodies.
Delhi is the next destination for Tizen Devlab, 24 Nov 2016
If you missed out on the Tizen Devlab event which took place in Bangalore last week, then mark your calendars because Tizen Devlabs is happening once again and this time will be help in New Delhi. The event will commence at 9:30 am and will go up to 4:30 pm. The Tizen DevLabs is a place where developers, both novice and highly skilled, can learn about all the opportunities that Tizen has to offer and learn about how Tizen is being implemented on a wide range of platforms and devices which include smartphones, smartwatches, fitness bands, TVs, refrigerator, automobile, camera and a whole lot more.
- Best 3D Gun Shooter Game in Tizen Store
Native iReff App is available now on Tizen store
Hi guys, if you recharge on your prepaid sim card you should to check the particular plan / pack before recharge your prepaid mobile. iReff app, created by iReff Technologies, it is the fastest and easiest way to find the recharge plan / pack which you need and will be the best one to buy.
The digital revolution’s hidden secret: Open-source cloud software
Buried deep within the heart of the digital revolution is a hidden secret. This secret is open-source software. Open-source software has been key to the transformation of business because it is low-cost, often free, and easy for a young company to modify and deploy. Because of these strong points, open-source software has produced powerful technologies for modern enterprise computing. To guide this explosive community, foundations have appeared, forming an alliance of businesses, startups and developers.
To gain some insight into one such foundation, John Furrier (@furrier), co-host of theCUBE*, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, visited the KubeCon 2016 conference in Seattle, WA. There, he sat down with Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
Can an on-prem-cloud hybrid service solve companies’ open-source quandary?
Companies wanting to stay on tech’s bleeding edge face a bit of a quandary these days: Most agree that the latest, greatest software is happening in open source; however, the job of curating and operating it is too messy for the IT teams at most businesses. We spoke with one startup co-founder who believes they’ve found a way to serve open-source innovation to customers without choking them with complexity.
Bich Le, chief architect and co-founder of Platform9, started the company with some fellow VMware alumni. “The opportunity that we saw was open-source software was getting amazing and ruling the world, especially in the infrastructure space for running compute, storage, networking — but what’s defining this software is it’s very complex to operate,” Le told John Furrier (@furrier), host of theCUBE*, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, during KubeCon 2016.
Radisys Propels 5G, Contributes Virtual EPC to Open Source Group
Radisys contributed its evolved packet core (EPC) framework to the open source CORD project to create a virtual EPC (vEPC).
Kubernetes and the open-source, cloud-native evolution
As the movement to further the education and advancement of Docker, Kubernetes and Cloud-Native architectures continues to grow, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation hosted KubeCon 2016 in Seattle, WA, this week to gather leading Kubernetes technologists from multiple open-source cloud-native communities.
During the event, Jim Walker, VP of Marketing at CoreOS Inc., and Joseph Jacks, senior director of Product Management at Apprenda Inc., spoke to John Furrier (@furrier), co-host of theCUBE*, from the SiliconANGLE Media team. KubeCon is a biannual community conference dedicated to Kubernetes, the open-source container cluster management software project by Google.
Walker and Jacks spoke to Furrier about what’s going on at KubeCon, as well as in cloud-native and open source as it evolves.
- Google Announces Code-In 2016 To Encourage Open Source
Google Code-in is Coming, Focused on Open Source
We're almost done with 2016, and this time of year is when Google announces its annual Code-in contest, which it has just done. Code-in is an an online contest hosted by Google for pre-university students aged 13 to 17. The contest encourages open source and exposes young people to open source.
- Debian Miniconf ARM Cambridge - 11/11/16 - Day 2
Debian Miniconf ARM, Cambridge 10/11/12 - post 2
Now about 30 people here: the video team are chasing down power leads and cables in readiness for the weekend.
One large open plan room with about 30 small quadrilateral tables - two make a hexagon. Very quiet for open plan: periodically the room falls completely silent - lots of developers quietly coding / reading screens.
- Debian Miniconf, ARM Cambridge 10/11/12 - post 3
Anatomy of a Chrome for Android bug: the mixed-up world of mobile browsers
Security researchers at Kaspersky recently wrote about various Android attacks featuring malware known as Svpeng.
Svpeng is a whole family of data-stealing and banking-related threats, so this is more than just what Google might glibly try to label Potentially Harmful Software: it’s malware, and you definitely don’t want it near your phone.
There are 2 Billion active Chrome browsers across mobile and desktop
Chrome is installed by default on all Android devices that come from Google's partners as well as all Chromebook computers. That probably accounts to a lot of devices, without taking into consideration all the Chrome browsers that users choose to install on their PCs and Macs. So it's not hard to see how the browser could now be running on billions of phones and desktops and actively used on most of them.
- Radisys Launches Industry’s First Open Source Evolved Packet Core (EPC) for the Mobility CORD (M-CORD) Project
- Black Duck Lays 2017 Open Source Security Predictions [Ed: Liars and Microsoft moles]
- Open Source Platform May Reduce Entry Barrier to Optogenetics Testing
Brazil to Replace Open Source Software with Microsoft Products [Ed: After the banksters overthrew Brazil's government and installed Temer et al Microsoft continues its long assault on the country's digital sovereignty [1, 2, 3, 4]]
"The Brazilian government is reportedly pondering an en masse transition from open source software to Microsoft products, including here Windows 10 and the Office productivity suite."
- Brazilian government plans largest Microsoft procurement to date
- Brazil Replacing Open Source Software With Microsoft’s Windows 10 And Office
- Security updates for Friday
- Thursday's security advisories
- The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative Renews Funding for Reproducible Builds Project
- Awarded Core Infrastructure Initiative grant for Reproducible Builds
LIFE AND DEATH HACKS Hackers targeting NHS to hold vital life-saving medical equipment to ransom [iophk: "those who bought Windows into NHS and/or connected it to the net need to be made accountable"]
Dozens of hospitals in the UK have been targeted by hackers in “ransomware” attacks this year.
The virus-like programs freeze entire IT systems – including connected medical equipment – until staff pay hackers thousands of pounds to unlock them.
MRI scanners, radiotherapy machines and diagnostic equipment are among the devices at risk.
Gordon Morrison, director of government relations at Intel Security, said: “Criminals recognise that MRI machines, oncology departments, machines that are providing medical services, medical analytics, are all linked to legacy devices.
The internet's core infrastructure is dangerously unsupported and could crumble (but we can save it!)
Nadia Eghbal's Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure is a long, detailed report on the structural impediments to maintaining key pieces of free/open software that underpin the internet -- it reveals the startling fragility of tools that protect the integrity, safety, privacy and finances of billions of people, which are often maintained by tiny numbers of people (sometimes just one person).
The paper is excellent, but suffers from some organizational deficits, the first being a lack of a good executive summary for people who aren't sure if they want to read 142 pages; the second being that the main event really starts on page 58, in the "Challenges Facing Digital Infrastructure" (the preceding is history and background), which moves on to strategies for fixing things.
- “PAM is Un-American” talk now online
- Tor, TPMs and service integrity attestation
How Anaplan plans to kill off Excel use within the enterprise
Anaplan - the cloud-based vendor of business modelling and planning software - wants to eliminate Excel spreadsheet-based business processes within the enterprise.
Speaking at its Hub 16 event in London this week, chief marketing officer Grant Halloran said that Excel is often overlooked as part of an organisation's IT application environment, despite its widespread use.
"What we don’t see is the smattering of Excel spreadsheets across this landscape on IT diagrams. It is spread through the business like a virus," he said.
He added: "Excel is a phantom system that works in the shadows."