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Reddit: tmuxp - session manager for tmux goes 1.0

Saturday 28th of May 2016 08:07:21 PM

LXer: CentOS 6.8 Released

Saturday 28th of May 2016 07:54:13 PM
CentOS 6.8 was released this week. With a number of security andperformance updates, it provides a more stable and secure experience for CentOS6 users.

Reddit: Linux Master Race T-shirt

Saturday 28th of May 2016 07:41:04 PM

Reddit: Terminal problem (just a newbie)

Saturday 28th of May 2016 06:41:20 PM

So for some reason in my VM (Kali 2.0) the terminal stopped working. When I want to open it, it loads for a couple of seconds then stops.

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Reddit: 2100+ Linux games on Steam

Saturday 28th of May 2016 06:32:22 PM

I haven't seen a Steam game count report for a while in here, so I thought I would post one.

The count stands at 2183 at the time of posting.

OSX stands at 3279 Windows stands at 8584

Linux is at 25% of the Windows catalog and 66% of the OSX catalog.

OSX is at 38% of the Windows catalog.

Is it only me or Linux is gaining on the OSX catalog?

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TuxMachines: Black Duck's Free Tool Digs Out Open Source Bugs

Saturday 28th of May 2016 06:11:27 PM

The main advantage of such tools is ease of use. The main limitation is that a tool is only as effective as its creators' list of vulnerabilities. Using a given tool implies that you trust the vendor to stay alert and on the job, noted King.

Developers have "a ton of other similar offerings out there," he said. By offering a free scanner, Black Duck can draw attention to its other products.

"If the new tool delivers what the company promises, it will help put the company in good stead with customer developers. Satisfied customers tend to be repeat customers," King said.

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LXer: Linux Howto: Remote Syslog Logging With Rsyslog

Saturday 28th of May 2016 05:59:51 PM
This in-depth tutorial walks you through step-by-step setting up such a system using the very popular rsyslog system logging daemon.

Phoronix: Chrome OS Keyboard Backlight LEDs Will Be Supported By Linux 4.7

Saturday 28th of May 2016 05:38:19 PM
The Chrome platform driver updates were sent in on the last day of the Linux 4.7 kernel merge window...

Reddit: Practicing with Linux on Virtual Machines

Saturday 28th of May 2016 05:19:17 PM

My linux knowledge is pretty basic, I had to take a couple linux classes for my degree (only up to associates so far), but they were more intro classes.

I have ISOs of a few linux distros (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and Kali Linux -- which is going to be the last I get to, when I start studying security more in depth).

I've created a virtual machine with Ubuntu so far, but my problem with practicing is that, I don't have any real... objective. So I don't have any idea where to start tinkering.

(I set up a minecraft server and was able to connect to it and play on it, which exposed me to a couple things like installing Java, but obviously isn't anything super complex, or even intermediate).

Are there any sources I can go that have almost like a lab sheet, with objectives and goals? I think that'd be the best way to learn, having something to do and needing to know how to do it.

Thanks for any input!

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LinuxInsider: Black Duck's Free Tool Digs Out Open Source Bugs

Saturday 28th of May 2016 05:00:00 PM
Black Duck Software this week released Security Checker, a free tool based on the company's Hub open source security solution. Security Checker is a drag-and-drop, Web-based tool that allows users to determine if known open source vulnerabilities exist in the components used to build applications. It scans the code in an uploaded archive file or Docker image and provides a report showing the identified open source code and known bugs. The maximum file size for a Security Checker scan is 100 MB, according to Black Duck.

Phoronix: Systemd 230 Is Upsetting Some Over Its KillUserProcess Setting

Saturday 28th of May 2016 04:29:14 PM
Systemd 230 was released just last week and it has taken heat not only for opening up FBDEV to potential security issues, which already reverted, but also for changing the default behavior of user processes...

LXer: Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux 4.6 Launches with Updated Hacking Tools, Kernel 4.2

Saturday 28th of May 2016 04:05:29 PM
Raffaele Forte, the maintainer of the Ubuntu-based BackBox Linux operating system designed for penetration testing and forensic analysis operations, announced the release of BlackBox Linux 4.6.

Phoronix: OpenGL Tessellation Is Significantly Faster Now On AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D

Saturday 28th of May 2016 03:55:20 PM
Thanks to new code that appeared in Mesa Git this week, games/demos relying upon OpenGL tessellation are significantly faster now with this new code...

Phoronix: Anonabox Tunneler & Pro: Helping You Stay Anonymous Online

Saturday 28th of May 2016 03:00:00 PM
Given our open-source/Linux reader base and many of our readers being very privacy-minded, Anonabox sent over their Tunneler and Pro products for us to try out. The Anonabox Tunneler is a WiFi VPN router and the Anonabox Pro is a WiFi Tor and VPN router.

LXer: EMC Targets Cloud and IoT with UniK, an Open Source Unikernel Tool

Saturday 28th of May 2016 02:11:07 PM
EMC's open source UniK unikernel orchestration tool promises to ease unikernel-based application deployment for the cloud and IoT.

Phoronix: Linux 4.7 Adds PMC Driver For Intel Core SoCs

Saturday 28th of May 2016 02:05:35 PM
One of the last pull requests to cover for the Linux 4.7 merge window is Darren Hart's platform-drivers-x86 updates...

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OSS in the Back End

  • Open Source NFV Part Four: Open Source MANO
    Defined in ETSI ISG NFV architecture, MANO (Management and Network Orchestration) is a layer — a combination of multiple functional entities — that manages and orchestrates the cloud infrastructure, resources and services. It is comprised of, mainly, three different entities — NFV Orchestrator, VNF Manager and Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM). The figure below highlights the MANO part of the ETSI NFV architecture.
  • After the hype: Where containers make sense for IT organizations
    Container software and its related technologies are on fire, winning the hearts and minds of thousands of developers and catching the attention of hundreds of enterprises, as evidenced by the huge number of attendees at this week’s DockerCon 2016 event. The big tech companies are going all in. Google, IBM, Microsoft and many others were out in full force at DockerCon, scrambling to demonstrate how they’re investing in and supporting containers. Recent surveys indicate that container adoption is surging, with legions of users reporting they’re ready to take the next step and move from testing to production. Such is the popularity of containers that SiliconANGLE founder and theCUBE host John Furrier was prompted to proclaim that, thanks to containers, “DevOps is now mainstream.” That will change the game for those who invest in containers while causing “a world of hurt” for those who have yet to adapt, Furrier said.
  • Is Apstra SDN? Same idea, different angle
    The company’s product, called Apstra Operating System (AOS), takes policies based on the enterprise’s intent and automatically translates them into settings on network devices from multiple vendors. When the IT department wants to add a new component to the data center, AOS is designed to figure out what needed changes would flow from that addition and carry them out. The distributed OS is vendor-agnostic. It will work with devices from Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Cumulus Networks, the Open Compute Project and others.
  • MapR Launches New Partner Program for Open Source Data Analytics
    Converged data vendor MapR has launched a new global partner program for resellers and distributors to leverage the company's integrated data storage, processing and analytics platform.
  • A Seamless Monitoring System for Apache Mesos Clusters
  • All Marathons Need a Runner. Introducing Pheidippides
    Activision Publishing, a computer games publisher, uses a Mesos-based platform to manage vast quantities of data collected from players to automate much of the gameplay behavior. To address a critical configuration management problem, James Humphrey and John Dennison built a rather elegant solution that puts all configurations in a single place, and named it Pheidippides.
  • New Tools and Techniques for Managing and Monitoring Mesos
    The platform includes a large number of tools including Logstash, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, and Kibana.
  • BlueData Can Run Hadoop on AWS, Leave Data on Premises
    We've been watching the Big Data space pick up momentum this year, and Big Data as a Service is one of the most interesting new branches of this trend to follow. In a new development in this space, BlueData, provider of a leading Big-Data-as-a-Service software platform, has announced that the enterprise edition of its BlueData EPIC software will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public clouds. Essentially, users can now run their cloud and computing applications and services in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance while keeping data on-premises, which is required for some companies in the European Union.

today's howtos

Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more

DAISY: A Linux-compatible text format for the visually impaired

If you're blind or visually impaired like I am, you usually require various levels of hardware or software to do things that people who can see take for granted. One among these is specialized formats for reading print books: Braille (if you know how to read it) or specialized text formats such as DAISY. Read more