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Linux 5 is on the way

Monday 7th of January 2019 08:40:00 PM
But even Linus Torvalds says it's not that big of a deal.

The top 5 Linux and open-source stories of 2018

Thursday 3rd of January 2019 03:24:00 PM
Linux overcame massive hardware security problems while Microsoft -- yes, Microsoft -- made its biggest ever open-source software move.

Windows is coming to your Chromebook

Friday 28th of December 2018 10:00:00 AM
If there are a couple of Windows applications holding you back from using a Chromebook, Google will soon let you run Windows 10 on your high-end Chromebook.

Linux Mint 19.1: The better-than-ever Linux desktop

Thursday 20th of December 2018 03:38:00 PM
The new Linux Mint is another step forward in what's already an outstanding Linux desktop distribution.

IRS Linux move delayed by lingering Oracle Solaris systems

Wednesday 19th of December 2018 03:27:00 PM
A recent Treasury audit report revealed an IRS IT move from Solaris to Linux was delayed due to gross incompetence.

IBM protects your cloud container data running under Kubernetes with encryption

Friday 14th of December 2018 01:31:00 PM
Protecting your live data on the cloud is a real worry. IBM suggests, "Why not encrypt it?"

​What is the Kubernetes hybrid cloud and why it matters

Thursday 13th of December 2018 05:35:00 PM
Kubernetes is hotter than hot? Why? A big reason is because many companies think it's the way to the future of the cloud.

​Major China company, Alibaba, joins Open Invention Network patent protection group

Thursday 13th of December 2018 03:26:00 PM
Alibaba and Ant Financial are trying to cool things off in the Sino-US intellectual property wars by joining the pro-Linux Open Invention Network patent protection organization.

​MS-Linux? Lindows? Could Microsoft release a desktop Linux?

Thursday 13th of December 2018 02:49:00 PM
Yes, yes they could. And I would no longer bet they won't. Here's why.

​Dell XPS 13: The best Linux laptop of 2018

Wednesday 12th of December 2018 04:55:00 PM
Do you want the best of the best Linux laptop this holiday season and price is no object? If that's you, then you want the Ubuntu Linux-powered Dell's XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop.

​Bitnami Kubernetes Production Runtime released

Wednesday 12th of December 2018 02:46:00 PM
Want a trustworthy, full-featured Kubernetes package that's not tied to a specific vendor? Then you should talk to Bitnami.

Kubernetes etcd data project joins CNCF

Tuesday 11th of December 2018 06:39:00 PM
A vital part of the Kubernetes stack, etcd, is moving from Red Hat to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

​Canonical makes Kubernetes moves

Tuesday 11th of December 2018 02:18:00 PM
Canonical wants to make it darn clear that, besides being the leading cloud Linux distributor, it's also a major Kubernetes player.

​CNAB: Docker and Microsoft's Cloud Native Application Bundle

Wednesday 5th of December 2018 08:37:00 PM
Wouldn't it be nice if there was a packaging system for cloud native applications? Docker and Microsoft thought so, as they've created one: Cloud Native Application Bundle.

​Acer Chromebook 13: The pro's Chromebook

Tuesday 27th of November 2018 08:58:00 PM
While it's no Google Pixelbook, at half the price, the latest Acer Chromebook 13 gives more bang for the buck.

​Red Hat buys hybrid-cloud, data-storage company NooBaa

Tuesday 27th of November 2018 06:16:05 PM
In the aftermath of being purchased by IBM, Red Hat keeps making hybrid-cloud moves.

Red Hat releases Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 beta

Thursday 15th of November 2018 07:48:00 PM
The next major RHEL update is on its way with more container friendliness than ever.

​Mark Shuttleworth reveals Ubuntu 18.04 will get a 10-year support lifespan

Thursday 15th of November 2018 03:19:00 PM
Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth talks about Ubuntu, OpenStack, competition with Red Hat, and Canonical's forthcoming IPO.

​OpenStack: Beyond the cloud

Wednesday 14th of November 2018 02:33:00 PM
OpenStack has made it clear it will be doing more than IaaS cloud. Let's look at what the foundation is doing in containers, edge-computing, and CI/CD.

Mark Shuttleworth is not selling Canonical or Ubuntu -- yet

Wednesday 14th of November 2018 01:57:00 PM
Mark Shuttleworth might consider selling Canonical and its Ubuntu Linux operating system, if he were still in charge of it afterwards.

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Security: Updates, Reproducible Builds and More

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #194
    Here’s what happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday January 6 and Saturday January 12 2019...
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  • The Evil-Twin Framework: A tool for testing WiFi security
    The increasing number of devices that connect over-the-air to the internet over-the-air and the wide availability of WiFi access points provide many opportunities for attackers to exploit users. By tricking users to connect to rogue access points, hackers gain full control over the users' network connection, which allows them to sniff and alter traffic, redirect users to malicious sites, and launch other attacks over the network.. To protect users and teach them to avoid risky online behaviors, security auditors and researchers must evaluate users' security practices and understand the reasons they connect to WiFi access points without being confident they are safe. There are a significant number of tools that can conduct WiFi audits, but no single tool can test the many different attack scenarios and none of the tools integrate well with one another. The Evil-Twin Framework (ETF) aims to fix these problems in the WiFi auditing process by enabling auditors to examine multiple scenarios and integrate multiple tools. This article describes the framework and its functionalities, then provides some examples to show how it can be used.
  • KDE Plasma5 – Jan ’19 release for Slackware
    Here is your monthly refresh for the best Desktop Environment you will find for Linux. I just uploaded “KDE-5_19.01” to the ‘ktown‘ repository. As always, these packages are meant to be installed on a Slackware-current which has had its KDE4 removed first. These packages will not work on Slackware 14.2. It looks like Slackware is not going to be blessed with Plasma5 any time soon, so I will no longer put an artificial limitation on the dependencies I think are required for a solid Plasma5 desktop experience. If Pat ever decides that Plasma5 has a place in the Slackware distro, he will have to make a judgement call on what KDE functionality can stay and what needs to go.

MongoDB "open-source" Server Side Public License rejected

MongoDB is open-source document NoSQL database with a problem. While very popular, cloud companies, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM Cloud, Scalegrid, and ObjectRocket has profited from it by offering it as a service while MongoDB Inc. hasn't been able to monetize it to the same degree. MongoDB's answer? Relicense the program under its new Server Side Public License (SSPL). Open-source powerhouse Red Hat's reaction? Drop MongoDB from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8. Red Hat's Technical and Community Outreach Program Manager Tom Callaway explained, in a note stating MongoDB is being removed from Fedora Linux, that "It is the belief of Fedora that the SSPL is intentionally crafted to be aggressively discriminatory towards a specific class of users." Debian Linux had already dropped MongoDB from its distribution. Read more