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A Brief Look at the Roots of Linux Containers

Monday 22nd of May 2017 03:00:20 PM
Title: A Brief Look at the Roots of Linux Containers22 MayLearn more

Linux Foundation LFCS and LFCE Pratik Tolia Plans to Become Authorized Instructor

Monday 22nd of May 2017 02:07:46 PM
Title: Linux Foundation LFCS and LFCE Pratik Tolia Plans to Become Authorized Instructor22 MayLearn more

This Week in Open Source News: Google Fuchsia Pros & Cons, Microsoft's Steady Linux Embrace & More

Friday 19th of May 2017 04:00:27 PM
Title: This Week in Open Source News: Google Fuchsia Pros & Cons, Microsoft's Steady Linux Embrace & More19 MayLearn more

How to Kill a Process from the Command Line

Friday 19th of May 2017 02:00:36 PM
Title: How to Kill a Process from the Command Line19 MayLearn more

IBM’s OpenWhisk Stirs up Serverless IoT with Watson

Thursday 18th of May 2017 02:15:44 PM

With the Internet of Things, the realms of embedded Linux and enterprise computing are increasingly intertwined, and serverless computing is the latest enterprise development paradigm that device developers should tune into. This event-driven variation on Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS) can ease application development using ephemeral Docker containers, auto-scaling, and pay-per execution in the cloud.

Creating Virtual Machines in KVM: Part 1

Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:30:41 PM
Title: Creating Virtual Machines in KVM: Part 118 MayLearn more

Cloud Foundry Foundation CTO Chip Childers to Host Twitter Q&A

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 03:00:11 PM
Title: Cloud Foundry Foundation CTO Chip Childers to Host Twitter Q&A17 MayLearn more

Google’s New Home for All Things Open Source Runs Deep

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 02:00:27 PM
Title: Google’s New Home for All Things Open Source Runs Deep17 MayLearn more

Google's Networking Lead Talks SDN Challenges for the Next Decade

Tuesday 16th of May 2017 02:00:30 PM
Title: Google's Networking Lead Talks SDN Challenges for the Next Decade16 MayLearn more

Junior Python Developer Wins Hackathon, Lands Internship After Attending ApacheCon 2016 with Diversity Scholarship

Tuesday 16th of May 2017 01:47:04 PM
Title: Junior Python Developer Wins Hackathon, Lands Internship After Attending ApacheCon 2016 with Diversity Scholarship 16 MayLearn more

Containers Are Not Lightweight VMs

Monday 15th of May 2017 02:00:34 PM
Title: Containers Are Not Lightweight VMs15 MayLearn more

This Week in Open Source News: Edward Snowden Loves Open Source, New Linux Foundation Networking Project Formed & More

Friday 12th of May 2017 03:00:54 PM
Title: This Week in Open Source News: Edward Snowden Loves Open Source, New Linux Foundation Networking Project Formed & More12 MayLearn more

Which Official Ubuntu Flavor Is Best for You?

Friday 12th of May 2017 01:30:11 PM
Title: Which Official Ubuntu Flavor Is Best for You?12 MayLearn more

Starting an Open Source Project: A Free Webinar Highlights Best Practices

Thursday 11th of May 2017 05:00:33 PM

Have you launched an open source project or are you considering doing so? Making a success of your project can involve everything from evaluating licenses to community outreach. The good news is that there are many free resources that can help you advance and protect your project.

Building Linux Firewalls With Good Old Iptables: Part 2

Thursday 11th of May 2017 02:57:55 PM
Title: Building Linux Firewalls With Good Old Iptables: Part 211 MayLearn more

Optimizing Apps for Wearables With Enlightenment Foundation Libraries

Thursday 11th of May 2017 02:28:15 PM

Developers looking to add GUIs to their embedded devices have a variety of open source and commercial options, with Qt generally leading the list. If you’re operating in severely constrained environments, however, especially for battery powered devices like wearables, the open source Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) should be given close consideration.

SNAS.io, Formerly OpenBMP Project, Joins The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Networking Umbrella

Wednesday 10th of May 2017 02:00:56 PM
Title: SNAS.io, Formerly OpenBMP Project, Joins The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Networking Umbrella 10 MayLearn more

Enterprise Open Source Programs: From Concept to Reality

Wednesday 10th of May 2017 12:00:40 PM
Title: Enterprise Open Source Programs: From Concept to Reality 10 MayLearn more

What are Containers? Learn the Basics in Online Course from The Linux Foundation

Tuesday 9th of May 2017 06:00:41 PM
Title: What are Containers? Learn the Basics in Online Course from The Linux Foundation9 MayLearn more

4 Best Practices for Web Browser Security on Your Linux Workstation

Tuesday 9th of May 2017 02:00:45 PM

There is no question that the web browser will be the piece of software with the largest and the most exposed attack surface on your Linux workstation. It is a tool written specifically to download and execute untrusted, frequently hostile code.

It attempts to shield you from this danger by employing multiple mechanisms such as sandboxes and code sanitization, but they have all been previously defeated on multiple occasions. System administrators should learn to approach browsing websites as the most insecure activity you’ll engage in on any given day.

More in Tux Machines

Linux Devices: Raspberry Pi, PIC32, Lime Micro

  • Apollo Lake COM Express module has onboard microSD and eMMC
    The COM Express Compact Type 6 “MSC C6C-AL” taps Intel’s Apollo Lake and offers up to 16GB DDR3L, microSD and optional eMMC, plus support for 5x PCIe slots.
  • How to create an Internet-in-a-Box on a Raspberry Pi
    If you're a homeschool parent or a teacher with a limited budget, Internet-in-a-Box might be just what you've been looking for. Its hardware requirements are very modest—a Raspberry Pi 3, a 64GB microSD card, and a power supply—but it provides access to a wealth of educational resources, even to students without internet access in the most remote areas of the world.
  • Squeeze Pi: Adventures in home audio
    The Squeezebox Touch provided a family-friendly interface to access our music library, either directly on the device or via a range of mobile applications. Logitech discontinued its development in 2012, but I was happy as they open sourced the Squeezebox's server software as Logitech Media Server and supplied the open source code used on the physical Squeezebox devices.
  • Evaluating PIC32 for Hardware Experiments
    PIC32 uses the MIPS32 instruction set. Since MIPS has been around for a very long time, and since the architecture was prominent in workstations, servers and even games consoles in the late 1980s and 1990s, remaining in widespread use in more constrained products such as routers as this century has progressed, the GNU toolchain (GCC, binutils) has had a long time to comfortably support MIPS. Although the computer you are using is not particularly likely to be MIPS-based, cross-compiling versions of these tools can be built to run on, say, x86 or x86-64 while generating MIPS32 executable programs.
  • Want a Raspberry Pi-powered PC? This $50 case turns the Pi into a desktop
    As long as you keep your expectations in check, it's perfectly feasible to run the latest Raspberry Pi as a desktop computer. However, the base Raspberry Pi 3 is a bare bones board, so anyone wanting to set it up as a desktop PC will need to buy their own case and other add-ons.
  • Open source LimeNET SDR computers run Ubuntu Core on Intel Core
    Lime Micro has launched three open source “LimeNET” SDR systems that run Ubuntu Core on Intel Core CPUs, including one with a new LimeSDR QPCIe board. Lime Microsystems has gone to Crowd Supply to launch three fully open source LimeNET computers for software defined radio (SDR) applications. The systems run Ubuntu “Snappy” Core Linux on Intel’s Core processors, enabling access to an open, community-based LimeSDR App Store using the Ubuntu Core snap packaging and update technology. The SDR processing is handled by three variations on last year’s open source LimeSDR board, which run Intel’s (Altera) Cyclone IV FPGA.

Android Leftovers

Server: Data Centres, Google, SDN, Amazon, and Microsoft

  • Data Center Networking Performance: New Apps Bring New Requirements
    Large cloud services providers such as Amazon, Google, Baidu, and Tencent have reinvented the way in which IT services can be delivered, with capabilities that go beyond scale in terms of sheer size to also include scale as it pertains to speed and agility. That’s put traditional carriers on notice: John Donovan, chief strategy officer and group president at AT&T technology and operations, for instance, said last year that AT&T wants to be the “most aggressive IT company in the world.” He noted that in a world where over-the-top (OTT) offerings have become commonplace, application and services development can no longer be defined by legacy processes.
  • Google Reveals a Powerful New AI Chip and Supercomputer
    The announcement reflects how rapidly artificial intelligence is transforming Google itself, and it is the surest sign yet that the company plans to lead the development of every relevant aspect of software and hardware. Perhaps most importantly, for those working in machine learning at least, the new processor not only executes at blistering speed, it can also be trained incredibly efficiently. Called the Cloud Tensor Processing Unit, the chip is named after Google’s open-source TensorFlow machine-learning framework.
  • Google's AlphaGo AI is about to face off against the world's best Go player

    This week, the matter will be settled once and for all. Ke Jie and AlphaGo will face off in a three-game match in Wuzhen, China, as part of the Future of Go Summit being held by Google.

  • Keynote: Cloud Native Networking- Amin Vahdat, Fellow & Technical Lead For Networking, Google
  • Google's Networking Lead Talks SDN Challenges for the Next Decade
  • Peace, love and SDN
    Virtualization has been a blessing for data centers – thanks to the humble hypervisor, we can create, move and rearrange computers on a whim, without thinking about the physical infrastructure. The simplicity and efficiency of VMs has prompted network engineers to envision a programmable, flexible network based on open protocols and REST APIs that could be managed from a single interface, without worrying about each router and switch.
  • Bryan Cantrill on Integrity

    Amazon has 14 leadership principles and integrity is not on it.

  • Bankrupt school ITT pleads 'don't let Microsoft wipe our cloud data!'
    The estate of bankrupt US trade school ITT Technical Institutes is today asking a court to stop Microsoft from erasing its cloud data. In a filing [PDF] to the US District Bankruptcy Court of Southern Indiana, the caretakers of the defunct for-profit university seek an order to bar the Redmond giant from wiping the contents of ITT's Office 365 and webmail accounts for students, faculty, and administrators.

Security Leftovers: WannaCry, Windows in Linux, Windows 7, Windows 10 is Spyware