7 DBaaS Vendors You Should Conside
Database-as-a-service (DBaaS) puts storage and management of structured data in the cloud, offering companies functionality similar to well-known relational database management systems like MySQL, SQL Server and Oracle, with the added flexibility and lower upfront costs of the cloud.
Webmin 1.801 Released – A Web Based System Administration Control Panel for Linux
Webmin is an open source web based system configuration application for Linux system administration. With the help of this tool we can manage internal system configuration such as setting up user accounts, disk quotas, services configuration like Apache, DNS, PHP or MySQL, file sharing and much more. Webmin applications is based on Perl module and it uses TCP port 10000 with OpenSSL library for communicating via browser.
- WTF is operations? #serverless
What is DevOps? Kris Buytaert Explains
Kris Buytaert is known as one of the instigators of the current DevOps movement and organizer of several related conferences, including DevOpsDays and Config Management Camp. He is a long-time Linux and open source consultant who often claims that everything is a freaking DNS problem. You can find him speaking at events and consulting as the CTO (Chief Trolling Officer) at Inuits on everything from Infrastructure as Code to Continuous Delivery.
Puppet DevOps comes to the mainframe
Without DevOps programs such as Puppet, Chef, and Ansible, the cloud wouldn't be possible. Now Puppet Labs is trying to work in systems management magic on IBM's z Systems and LinuxONE.
Samsung Rumored to Launch Fully Bendable Smartphones in 2017
Smartphone maker and display manufacturer Samsung is believed to launch a pair of smartphones in early 2017, each with a bendable OLED display. According to people familiar with the smartphones' development (via Bloomberg), the two devices could be unveiled as early as Q1 2017 -- potentially at Mobile World Congress in February -- and come in two different sizes, similar to that of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
This Developer’s Hack Shows How To Run Android OS On An iPhone
Developer Nick Lee is back with his new hack that allows him to run open source Android operating system on an iPhone. He has made this possible with his specially-crafted iPhone case that also features ports for USB, HDMI, and SD card.
- Google fails to fix Android's real update problem
- Google Patches 40 Android Flaws in June Update
- Android Open Source Project adds recovery-based brick function
- 7 Android Launchers That Completely Transform The Look of Your Phone
Seven free and open source Microsoft Excel alternatives business-users should consider in 2016
Spreadsheets are a staple for small businesses, data analysts and marketers among others, with most opting for the convenience and familiar interface of Microsoft Excel. But there are many options out there from Google, Apache, Libre and more offering free and open source alternatives.
How to avoid Brandy McBrandface issues when running projects openly
One of the most common questions I get from people interested in taking a more open, collaborative approach to building their brand and culture is "Where should we start?"
In our work at New Kind, we often help technology companies open up their brand and culture by including employees, customers, and community members on the journey (In fact, our company purpose reads "We bring people together to share in the adventure of creating the future").
- Elephant in the room: Doug Cutting on Hadoop and core enterprise tech going open source
HPE Discovers Docker, Expands Helion and OneView Platforms
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today kicked off its Discover conference with new infrastructure offerings including an updated Helion cloud stack , OneView management platform and Docker integration.
Typepad Down for 5h 45min is Unacceptable; That it took 5h 40min for first acknowledgement of a problem is Unprofessional - use Wordpress instead if you start a blog
I have to write about the Typepad total failure. Typepad runs THIS blog. I have used this blog for over 11 years and I have a paid premium account on Typepad. This blog has had over 6 million lifetime visits (thank you to all who have visited us) and my readers have left over 50,000 comments (thank you to all who contribute thoughts to the blog). While I have a formal website - www.tomiahonen.com and plenty of social media sites from Twitter to Linked In (I even have a rarely-used Facebook account) this blog is my digital home. And its always been on Typepad. Typepad is not by any means a perfect tech company, but all tech companies have their stumbles from time to time. What makes Typepad particularly relevant to this blog - the Communities Dominate blog - is that Typepad serves social media experts and providers. They are a business serving BLOGGERS. They power social media. So they are at the heart of the social media world, and they have to know its rules, and behave by it.
Open source and open data's role in Nepal earthquake relief
A devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, killing more than 9,000 people, injuring thousands more, and leaving an additional 3 million homeless.
Immediately after the earthquake, the government, local and international security forces, and international aid agencies all jumped in to try to help. However, there was a lack of coordination between these groups.
Michigan Tech and America Makes Release Free Open Source 3D Printing Software
Ever since it was established in 2012, America Makes, or the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has stated that their goal was to work with the business and higher education community to develop next-level 3D printing technology. As the United States’ official 3D printing and additive manufacturing accelerator they have brought together more than 160 businesses and colleges and enabled them to collaboratively develop improvements to 3D printing technology, software, materials and processes. They have produced groundbreaking technology that has led to more metal 3D printing in aerospace applications, medical applications, electronics 3D printing and even support structure optimization algorithms. Each year membership in the organization grows, and new and more exciting developments that benefit all of the United States are made.
- What CIOs don't know about open source software [Ed: effectively an ad for a malicious firm]
- VMware Releases Liota, an Open Source IoT Gateway Application Framework
- Windows App Studio June update brings REST API support and more; Instagram source removed
- Windows App Studio June ’16 update brings REST API Data Source, open source improvements, and more
Kivy — A Cross-platform Python GUI Framework To Code Apps With Ease
Have you ever wanted to create an app that can be used on PC, and OS X without the extra effort? What about Android and iOS? Kivy allows you do that with many additional features such as OpenGL ES rendering, custom widgets, and full multi-touch and orientation/tilt support.
How to choose a PHP framework
PHP is one of the most popular programming languages around the world, and the recent PHP 7 release made this server-side programming language better and more stable than ever.
PHP is widely used in major projects. Facebook, for example, utilizes PHP for maintaining and creating their internal systems. WordPress uses PHP to power its internals, which in return is powering more than 26% of the web. Currently, PHP powers more than 82% of websites (whose server-side programming languages the Web Technology Surveys site is able to track).
WordPress plugin with 10,000+ installations being exploited in the wild
The attacks have been under way since last Friday and are mainly being used to install porn-related spamming scripts, according to a blog post published Thursday. The underlying vulnerability in WP Mobile Detector came to light on Tuesday in this post. The plugin has since been removed from the official WordPress plugin directory. As of Wednesday, the plugin reportedly had more than 10,000 active installations, and it appears many remained active at the time this post was being prepared.
Bad Intel And Zero Verification Leads To LifeLock Naming Wrong Company In Suspected Security Breach
LifeLock has never been the brightest star in the identity fraud protection constellation. Its own CEO -- with his mouth writing checks others would soon be cashing with his credentials -- expressed his trust in LifeLock's service by publishing his Social Security number, leading directly to 13 separate cases of (successful) identity theft.
Beyond that, LifeLock was barely a lock. It didn't encrypt stored credentials and had a bad habit of ambulance-chasing reported security breaches in hopes of pressuring corporate victims into picking up a year's worth of coverage for affected customers. This culminated in the FTC ordering it to pay a $12 million fine for its deceptive advertising, scare tactics, and inability to keep its customers' ID info safe.
Samba 4.4.4 Fixes a Memory Leak in Share Mode Locking, Adds systemd 230 Support
Samba 4.4 major branch was launched on March 22, 2016, and it brought support for asynchronous flush requests, several Active Directory (AD) enhancements, a GnuTLS-based backupkey implementation, multiple CTDB (Cluster Trivial Database) improvements, a WINS nsswitch module, as well as experimental SMB3 Multi-Channel support.
Printer security: Is your company's data really safe?
On March 24th of this year, 59 printers at Northeastern University in Boston suddenly output white supremacist hate literature, part of a wave of spammed printer incidents reported at Northeastern and on at least a half dozen other campuses.
This should be no surprise to anyone who understands today's printer technology. Enterprise-class printers have evolved into powerful, networked devices with the same vulnerabilities as anything else on the network. But since, unlike with personal computers, no one sits in front of them all day, the risks they introduce are too often overlooked.
"Many printers still have default passwords, or no passwords at all, or ten are using the same password," says Michael Howard, HP's chief security advisor, speaking of what he's seen in the field. "A printer without password protection is a goldmine for a hacker. One of the breaches we often see is a man-in-the-middle attack, where they take over a printer and divert [incoming documents] to a laptop before they are printed. They can see everything the CEO is printing. So you must encrypt."
We Asked An Etiquette Expert About Home Security Cameras
Roughly the size of a soda can, sitting on a bookshelf, and whirring away some 24-hours a day, a relatively innocuous gadget may be turning friends and family away from your home. The elephant in your living room is your Internet-connected security camera, a device people are increasingly using for peace of mind in their homes. But few stop to think about the effect these devices may have on house guests. Should you tell your friends, for instance, that they’re being recorded while you all watch the big game together?
I am aware of the current progressing state of the open source amdgpu drivers. I researched what I could and have been following the news over the past months but I am not entirely clear on what to do to have the best possible experience for my AMD A8 7600 CPU with integrated R7 graphics and other AMD CPUs and GPUs. How best to optimize graphics performance on Ubuntu 16.04 (I am on Kubuntu)?
I tried Ubuntu 14.04 just to know the difference (on open source drivers). The performance and animations (especially for scrolling on firefox) was silky smooth. However, I cannot go back to 14.04, The packages are just so old. Kubuntu 14.04 is a no-go too for the same reason (no Plasma 4 please!). Is the situation better or worse in other distros?
So is there anything that can be done right now to improve graphics performance on 16.04? Which rendering backend should be used?
- Xrender or OpenGL 3.1?
Anything else can be done?submitted by /u/tinycosmicdust
Regardless of the operating system being used, we’re used to the idea that our current OS will become obsolete every few years, and a newer version will be released to replace the current one.
However, some Linux distributions have adopted a different release model. Instead of releasing a new version every year, they use a model called the “Rolling Release Model” to continuously update your operating system. This means that you only have to install your OS once and will always be running the latest version.
KDE neon User Edition 5.6 is based on the latest version of Plasma 5.6 and intends to showcase the latest KDE technology on a stable foundation. It is a continuously updated installable image that can be used not just for exploration and testing but as the main operating system for people enthusiastic about the latest desktop software.
Firefox 47 was released today bringing a few new features and Asa Dotzler blogged yesterday on the new approach for Firefox 48. Folks just continue to have problems with Microsoft and Windows 10. Some are so frustrated they've started a petition and asked for EFF's help. Back in Linuxville, Jack Germain suggested ReactOS as an alternative to Windows 10 and DarkDuck reviewed Rosa R7 KDE. The openSUSE ownCloud Summit has been cancelled and Doc Searls' meditation on the next big fight hit the nail right on the head.
With Microsoft, facebook, and google just taking over I'm seriously considering. I've used Ubuntu in the past, but I think I prefer the winxp look of Mint. I'm looking for something secure in terms of OS and even email. I might switch from gmail to tutanota, but it's java web based & does not support Thunderbird or other email clients. Lame. Does anyone know of any free email providers that is free of NSA spying and that works w/ email clients?submitted by /u/jperk8