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IBM Debuts LinuxONE Emperor II Mainframe at Open Source Summit

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 10:00:00 PM

ServerWatch: The new system is called the LinuxONE Emperor II and is the successor to the original Emperor system that IBM first announced at the LinuxCon 2015 event in Seattle.

Install and Configure LEMP Stack in Debian 9

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 09:00:00 PM

HowToForge: This tutorial will guide you on how to install and configure LEMP stack (Nginx with MariaDB and PHP7) on the latest release of Debian 9.

5 reasons Facebook's React license was a mistake

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 08:00:00 PM

opensource.com: Facebook's BSD+Patent license combo fails not because of the license itself, but because it ignores the deeper nature of open source.

How To Upgrade Ubuntu With A Single Command

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 07:00:00 PM

ostechnix: zzupdate utility lets you to upgrade your Ubuntu desktop or server with a single command.

digiKam 5.7 Image Editor Lets You Create Print Layouts, Export Albums by Email

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 06:00:00 PM

Two and a half months in development, digiKam 5.7.0 is here to introduce two new tools

What you need to know to manage Linux disks

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 05:00:00 PM

NetworkWorld: Managing Linux disks and the file systems that reside on them is something of an art

Bluetooth BlueBorne Flaws Expose Billions of Devices to Security Risks

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 04:04:00 PM

eWEEK: A set of eight security vulnerabilities in widely used Bluetooth stacks used by Microsoft, Google and Linux has been publicly disclosed.

Red Hat open sources Prospector, a toolkit for measuring project health

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 02:00:00 PM

Red Hat open sources Prospector and joins Project CHAOSS.

Zorin OS 12.2 Arrives as the Most Advanced Zorin Operating System Ever Released

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 01:00:00 PM

Zorin OS 12.2 is based on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and the Linux 4.10 kernel.

Collabora & Linux Kernel 4.13

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 12:00:00 PM

Linux kernel 4.13 is out and - like in the 4.12 release - 12 Collabora developers contributed a total of 72 patches.

Equifax Breach Potentially Triggered by Apache Struts Vulnerability

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 06:00:00 AM

eWEEK: A research report identifies a vulnerability in the open-source Apache Struts framework as being the root cause of the massive data breach.

Jim Zemlin Declares 2017 the Year of the Linux Desktop

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 02:00:00 AM

ServerWatch: "Say it with me now," Zemlin encouraged the audience. "2017 is the Year of the Linux desktop."

Linus Torvalds Wants Attackers to Join Linux Kernel Development

Monday 11th of September 2017 10:00:00 PM

eWEEK: Speaking at the Open Source Summit in LA, Linux creator said he wants hackers to join Linux before they turn to the dark side.

SPARC Sees Updates For Linux 4.14

Monday 11th of September 2017 09:00:00 PM

Phoronix: With Linux 4.14 there are some SPARC improvements for those relying upon this ex-Sun hardware.

SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 3 Debuts to Boost Efficiency and Security

Monday 11th of September 2017 08:00:00 PM

The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 release has a 13-year life cycle, and SUSE promises to offer ten years of general support

Best KDE Linux Distributions For Your Desktop

Monday 11th of September 2017 07:00:00 PM

KDE remains one of the most popular desktop environments available for Linux users.

PiCluster - A Simple, Web-based Docker Management Application

Monday 11th of September 2017 06:00:00 PM

Ostechnix: PiCluster is a simple, open source, web-based docker management application used to manage Docker containers across multiple hosts.

Installing a VPN with Tinc on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Monday 11th of September 2017 05:00:00 PM

HowToForge: Tinc is an open-source VPN daemon that available for a wide range of platforms and has several advantages over similar VPN clients.

Bodhi Linux With Moksha Is Truly Enlightening

Monday 11th of September 2017 04:00:00 PM

LinuxInsider: Bodhi is one of a very few Linux distros that uses the Enlightenment desktop as its only environment.

The Beautiful Nitrux Linux Distro Could Be a Contender

Monday 11th of September 2017 03:00:00 PM

Linux.com: What happens when you take Ubuntu 17.10, a new desktop interface (one that overlays on top of KDE), snap packages, and roll them all up into a pseudo rolling release? You get Nitrux.

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Oracle: New VirtualBox 5.2 Beta, SPARC M8 Processors Launched

  • VirtualBox 5.2 to Let Users Enable or Disable Audio Input and Output On-the-Fly
    Oracle announced new updates for its popular, cross-platform and open-source virtualization software, the third Beta of the upcoming VirtualBox 5.2 major release and VirtualBox 5.1.28 stable maintenance update. We'll start with the stable update, VirtualBox 5.1.28, as it's more important for our readers using Oracle VM VirtualBox for all of their virtualization needs. The VirtualBox 5.1 maintenance release 28 is here to improve audio support by fixing various issues with both the ALSA and OSS backends, as well as an accidental crash with AC'97.
  • SPARC M8 Processors Launched
    While Oracle recently let go of some of their SPARC team, today marks the launch of the SPARC M8. The initial SPARC M8 line-up includes the T8-1, T8-2, T8-4. M8-8, and SuperCluster M8-8 servers.

Wikileaks Releases Spy Files Russia, CCleaner Infected, Equifax Has a Dirty Little Secret

  • Spy Files Russia
    This publication continues WikiLeaks' Spy Files series with releases about surveillance contractors in Russia. While the surveillance of communication traffic is a global phenomena, the legal and technological framework of its operation is different for each country. Russia's laws - especially the new Yarovaya Law - make literally no distinction between Lawful Interception and mass surveillance by state intelligence authorities (SIAs) without court orders. Russian communication providers are required by Russian law to install the so-called SORM ( Система Оперативно-Розыскных Мероприятий) components for surveillance provided by the FSB at their own expense. The SORM infrastructure is developed and deployed in Russia with close cooperation between the FSB, the Interior Ministry of Russia and Russian surveillance contractors.
  • Malware-Infected CCleaner Installer Distributed to Users Via Official Servers for a Month
    Hackers have managed to embed malware into the installer of CCleaner, a popular Windows system optimization tool with over 2 billion downloads to date. The rogue package was distributed through official channels for almost a month. CCleaner is a utilities program that is used to delete temporary internet files such as cookies, empty the Recycling Bin, correct problems with the Windows Registry, among other tasks. First released in 2003, it has become hugely popular; up to 20 million people download it per month. Users who downloaded and installed CCleaner or CCleaner Cloud between Aug. 15 and Sept. 12 should scan their computers for malware and update their apps. The 32-bit versions of CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 were affected.
  • Equifax Suffered a Hack [sic] Almost Five Months Earlier Than the Date It Disclosed
  • This is why you shouldn’t use texts for two-factor authentication

    For a long time, security experts have warned that text messages are vulnerable to hijacking — and this morning, they showed what it looks like in practice.

Amazon Changes Rental ('Cloud') Model on GNU/Linux

Devices/Hardware: Embedded/Boards, CODESYS, and EPYC Linux Performance

  • Linux friendly IoT gateway runs on 3.5-inch Bay Trail SBC
    While the MB-80580 SBC lists SATA II, the gateway indicates SATA III. Also, the gateway datasheet notes that the RS232 ports can all be redirected to RS232/422/485. Software includes Windows IoT Core and Server, as well as Yocto, Ubuntu Snappy Core, and CentOS Linux distributions.
  • Rugged panel PC scales up to a 19-inch touchscreen
    The fanless, IP65-rated WinSystems “PPC65B-1x” panel PC runs Linux or Win 10 on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers 10.4 to 19-inch resistive touchscreens.
  • CODESYS announces CODESYS-compatible SoftPLC for open Linux device platforms
  • EPYC Linux performance from AMD
    Phoronix have been hard at work testing out AMD's new server chip, specifically the 2.2/2.7/3.2GHz EPYC 7601 with 32 physical cores.  The frequency numbers now have a third member which is the top frequency all 32 cores can hit simultaneously, for this processor that would be 2.7GHz.  Benchmarking server processors is somewhat different from testing consumer CPUs, gaming performance is not as important as dealing with specific productivity applications.   Phoronix started their testing of EPYC, in both NUMA and non-NUMA configurations, comparing against several Xeon models and the performance delta is quite impressive, sometimes leaving even a system with dual Xeon Gold 6138's in the dust.  They also followed up with a look at how EPYC compares to Opteron, AMD's last server offerings.  The evolution is something to behold.
  • Opteron vs. EPYC Benchmarks & Performance-Per-Watt: How AMD Server Performance Evolved Over 10 Years
    By now you have likely seen our initial AMD EPYC 7601 Linux benchmarks. If you haven't, check them out, EPYC does really deliver on being competitive with current Intel hardware in the highly threaded space. If you have been curious to see some power numbers on EPYC, here they are from the Tyan Transport SX TN70A-B8026 2U server. Making things more interesting are some comparison benchmarks showing how the AMD EPYC performance compares to AMD Opteron processors from about ten years ago.