Lockheed’s move points to the power of open source, particularly when it comes to big overreaching issues such as cybersecurity. Rather than Lockheed keeping their tool as internal proprietary software and requiring others to license or purchase it, they recognized the potential their innovation holds for the greater good. This represents a huge step for both the open source and cybersecurity communities.
Five Ways Open Source Databases Are Limited
Two of the reasons to deploy an open source database are cost and philosophy. Philosophically, the open source movement subscribes to the notion that having community-developed product creates a better product, and/or “contributes to the world in a better way.” The other reason is cost, which usually means “free,” or at least no-charge for the software database license.
Google Chrome Turns Seven, Advances with Security and Performance Gains
After seven years of development, Google continues its rapid pace of release and enhancement for its Chrome browser. On the seventh anniversary of the first Chrome public release on September 2, Google released Chrome stable version 45 and Chrome beta 46.
Google Chrome debuted on September 2, 2008 after months of speculation about Google's intentions regarding entering the browser market. The first Chrome browser entered the market at a time when Microsoft's IE still dominated, though Firefox was making a dent in that market share. Today, according to multiple sets of stats, including Statcounter, Google Chrome stands as the world's most popular web browser.
The Linux Test Project has been released for September 2015
Good news everyone,
the Linux Test Project test suite stable release for *September 2015*
has been released.
Since the last release 272 patches by 27 authors were merged.
Notable changes are:
* Network namespace testcases were rewritten from scratch
* New user namespaces testcases
* New testcases for various virtual network interfaces
* New umount2() testcases (for UMOUNT_NOFOLLOW, MNT_EXPIRE and MNT_DETACH flags)
* New open() testcase (for O_PATH flag)
* New getrandom() testcases
* New inotify, cpuset, futex_wake() and recvmsg() regression tests
+ The usual number of fixes and enhancements
Open source-distributions for Romanian public administrations
Advocates of free and open source have tailored two Linux-distributions, motivating the country’s public administrations to use this type of software solutions. The distributions were presented on 29 August at events in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca, the country’s most-populous cities. The Ministry of Education is the first to take an interest.
Motorola Moto X Pure Edition review
As it turns out, in 2015, a really good mid-range smartphone is also a really good overall smartphone, and the Moto X Pure Edition is the best mid-range smartphone you can get.
Deal alert – Android TV Box for only $70
The Android TV box looks more like a router than it does a TV box, but that might help it blend into your TV tablet. Thanks to its neat and new software, the Emish X800 is a pretty good device. Considering its rather low price tag, this TV box can become a crowd favorite for those who like portability, even though this one doesn’t work with a battery. Maybe the next one will.