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April 2015

Open source threat model aims to make enterprise safer with less work

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OSS

An open source threat model is aiming to be a repository for risk assessment with the aim of allowing enterprise to focus on creating the right security controls for each business.

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Deepin 2014.3 Is a Top Contender for the Most Beautiful OS in the World

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Linux

deepin, a Linux distribution the offers users with a unique, stable, fast, safe, and user-friendly desktop experience based on the latest HTML5 technologies, has been upgraded to version 2014.3 and numerous improvements have been made.

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CUDA in Fedora

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Red Hat
  • CUDA enabled programs

    There is a new repository available with CUDA enabled programs in package format. This contains programs that have been linked to CUDA libraries or have CUDA support enabled. At the moment this is available only on Fedora 21, if there is sufficient feedback I will enable it also for other distributions.

  • Making It Easier To Deploy CUDA On Fedora

    While Fedora 21 ships with decent OpenCL support, if you're running the binary NVIDIA graphics driver on Fedora Linux and wishing to use CUDA-accelerated programs, it's a little bit easier today thanks to a new third-party package repository.

Kong goes open source: Mashape dubs it the first microservices management layer

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OSS

Kong, which is available in distributions for CentOS, Debian, Docker and Ubuntu among others, is designed to work with a wide range of microservices and APIs in public and private clouds and on premise.

Based on the open-source nginx HTTP server and reverse proxy, Kong can manage and orchestrate multiple microservices and APIs, offering features such as authorisation, encryption, logging and rate-limiting, Mashape said.

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Canonical Is Focusing on Ubuntu Desktop Once More

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Ubuntu

A new Ubuntu Online Summit is now in the planning stages, and it will start in less than week, giving users and developers an insight regarding the upcoming Ubuntu 15.10 version.

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Also: Ubuntu 15.10 Plans Being Discussed Next Week

A Brief Update On Fwupd For Linux Firmware Updating Of Devices

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Linux
GNOME

One of the latest focuses of prolific free software developer Richard Hughes has been on fwupd, an open-source and easy way to update device firmware.

Fwupd is part of the initiative to make updating of UEFI/BIOS easily from the Linux desktop and fwupd can be used for updating the firmware of peripheral devices like Richard Hughes' ColorHug device.

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VMware Draws on Open Source to Manage Cloud Micro Services

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OSS

VMware last week released details about two new open source projects that aim to bridge the divide between the company's virtualization software and other vendors' containers. Both projects integrate into VMware's unified platform for the hybrid cloud, allowing the company to create a consistent environment for cloud-native and traditional applications.

Project Lightwave and Project Photon could tip sides in the ongoing debate within cloud computing and virtualization markets over running containers on standalone hardware or in virtual machines with virtualization software.

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Plasma 5.3

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KDE

Leftovers: Software

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Software

More in Tux Machines

Security: Patches, Firefox and Webmin

  • Security updates for Thursday

    Security updates have been issued by Fedora (oniguruma and thunderbird-enigmail), openSUSE (chromium, ghostscript, and slurm), Oracle (kernel), Red Hat (kpatch-patch), Slackware (bind), SUSE (python-ecdsa), and Ubuntu (bind9 and mariadb).

  • Princesses make terrible passwords

    When the Disney+ streaming service rolled out, millions of people flocked to set up accounts. And within a week, thousands of poor unfortunate souls reported that their Disney passwords were hacked. According to media reports, some Disney+ account holders have lost their account access while hackers have sold their logins online. [...] When setting up accounts, Lockwise can help you select something complex and unique that you never would have thought of on your own. Then you can save that tricky password straight into your browser and use it directly from the app, secured behind a master password or fingerprint login protected in the most delightful way for when you need it. We can’t guarantee that various services and platforms you use won’t ever be compromised, but we can help you create complex unique passwords to minimize your exposure should it occur. And with Firefox Monitor, we can alert you when breaches happen.

  • Two ways Firefox protects your holiday shopping

    We’re entering another holiday shopping season, and while you’re browsing around on the internet looking for thoughtful presents for friends and loved ones, it’s also a good time to give yourself the gift of privacy. Your research and shopping behavior has the potential to be a huge gift to the advertisers collecting data about your habits. If you’re not using Firefox, every weird search for every weird gift could get packaged up in a marketplace where companies and advertisers will be buying, selling and trading this data about you in their own holiday shopping bonanza. Using Firefox is the preventative measure you need during the holiday season (but really anytime you’re shopping online) to protect you from two potential problems...

  • Linux Webmin Servers Under Attack by Roboto P2P Botnet

    A newly-discovered peer-to-peer (P2P) botnet has been found targeting a remote code execution vulnerability in Linux Webmin servers. Vulnerable Linux Webmin servers are under active attack by a newly-discovered peer-to-peer (P2P) botnet, dubbed Roboto by researchers.

KDE/GNOME Events: Linux Applications Summit and KDE e.V. board meeting in Berlin

  • Some GNOME / LAS / Wikimedia love

    About LAS 2019: Linux App Summit Linux App Summit 2019 And about the previous LAS format: Libre Application Summit Libre Application Summit 2018

  • Linux Applications Summit 2019 activity

    And finally, I helped the local team with some minor tasks like moving items and so. I want to congratulate all the organization team and specially the local team for the results and the love they have put in the event. The results have been excellent and this is another strong step for the interweaved relations between opensource development communities sharing very near goals. My participation at the conference has been sponsored by the GNOME Foundation. Thanks very much for their support.

  • KDE e.V. board meeting in Berlin

    Just back from Barcelona – with a brief pause at home for some mathematical cabaret, a board meeting for my local badminton club, music lessons and an afternoon of volunteering at a local charity second-hand shop – and I’m off to Berlin again. The train is not particularly fast, but it’s a relatively predictable six hours from here to HBf and I do have some “home” feeling in Berlin. At least I have a favorite chocolate place. In Berlin we’re combining a KDE e.V. board meeting with the KDE Frameworks 6 sprint. Both events are basically “planning for the future” on an organizational and technical level.

Yocto-based Torizon distro adds OTA updater

Toradex has released an experimental version of an OTA updater for its new Torizon embedded Linux distribution. Torizon OTA offers fault-tolerant features and supports web-based remote management including grouping of devices into fleets. Read more

Growth of Kubernetes

  • Just how popular is Kubernetes?

    In its study of usage data from thousands of companies and more than 1.5 billion containers, the company found "roughly 45% of Datadog customers running containers use Kubernetes, whether in self-managed clusters or through a cloud service." Not bad for a technology that's just over five years old. What's more telling though is that almost half of all Datadog container users have already turned to Kubernetes. It's Kubernetes' growth rate that really tells the story. In the last year, Kubernetes' numbers of users grew by 10%. In the meantime, other container orchestration programs, such as Marathon and Docker swarm mode, have simply not caught fire. Indeed, their parent companies, D2iQ, formerly Mesosphere, and Docker both started offering Kubernetes to their customers. Need more be said? Datadog also found that Kubernetes is very popular on the public cloud. In particular, managed Kubernetes services such as Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) dominates the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Since Kubernetes ancestry goes back to Google that comes as no surprise.

  • Rancher CEO on k3s: Kubernetes is the new Linux; you run it everywhere

    Once, Kubernetes was just some geeky cloud-native project for orchestrating containers (a virtualized method for running distributed applications). Isn’t it funny how it’s worked its way into practically every tech conversation in just a few years? In fact, thanks to technologies that shrink and simplify it, Kubernetes is about to find its way into even more use cases. With the technology and its uses expanding so rapidly, how do we even define it anymore? Sheng Liang (pictured), co-founder and chief executive officer of Rancher Labs Inc., has an idea: “Kubernetes is the new Linux, and you run it everywhere.” Cloud, on-premises data center, bare metal, internet of things edge, Raspberry Pi, surveillance camera? Check. The developer ecosystem is invading more and more spaces through tweaks that make Kubernetes easier than ever to deploy.