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|Story||Coolest Homepage Yet!||srlinuxx||11/04/2005 - 4:00am|
|Story||IBM Sets Its Sights on Linux Software||srlinuxx||11/04/2005 - 3:59am|
|Story||Review of PCLOS||srlinuxx||11/04/2005 - 6:24am|
|Story||The Myth of Linux Security||srlinuxx||11/04/2005 - 3:39am|
|Story||M$ Plans more Secure Browser :roll:||srlinuxx||11/04/2005 - 3:38am|
|Story||Whoops: KDE fliccd Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities||srlinuxx||11/04/2005 - 6:30am|
|Story||Study Find Open Source More Secure||srlinuxx||11/04/2005 - 3:36am|
|Story||Interview with Bill Gates||srlinuxx||11/04/2005 - 3:36am|
|Story||Security Showdown: Back & Forth||srlinuxx||11/04/2005 - 3:35am|
Database company EnterpriseDB has been tuning up its Postgres software with a focus on enterprises, and is transforming it into a suite that wraps in management and monitoring tools, in addition to tools that let it integrate with data analytics platforms such as Hadoop.
The EDB Postgres platform is an integrated open source-based database management platform. It's billed as "enabling a wide range of deployment topologies; integrating EDB's mature, enterprise-ready Postgres database with other leading data management solutions; and offering a specialized partner ecosystem for new, more agile deployment models." It's yet another example that open source database platforms are gaining momentum.
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has turned to SDN and Corsa data-plane appliances in tackling soaring demand on ESnet research network.
When it comes to software-defined networking (SDN) automation, certain benefits frequently get more attention than others. Take, for instance, the simultaneous provisioning of network functions and servers, which allows applications to become available in minutes instead of days or weeks.
Another one of the interesting pull requests this week for the Linux 4.7 merge window is the addition of ZAC (Zone ATA Command) support for Singled Magnetic Recording (SMR) devices.
Tejun Heo reported in, "This pull request contains Zone ATA Command support for Shingled Magnetic Recording devices. In addition to sending the new commands down to the device, as ZAC commands depend on getting a lot of responses from the device, piping up responses is beefed up too."
The DRM subsystem updates have been submitted for the Linux 4.7 kernel. This is a big pull with more than 80,000 lines of new code for the mainline kernel!
As we've reported, if you ask some people, they'll tell you that the concept of the Blockchain is as dramatic as the creation of the Internet. A continuously growing group of top technology and finance companies including IBM, Wells Fargo and the London Stock Exchange Group is partnering and working with The Linux Foundation to advance blockchain technology, which is central to how many businesses process transactions.
Now, the Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, has announced that eight new members have joined the initiative to establish an open standard for distributed ledgers that will transform the way business transactions are conducted globally. Well-known open-source developer and leader Brian Behlendorf is now the executive director of Hyperledger.
Behlendorf is very well-known. He was the founding CTO of CollabNet, CTO of the World Economic Forum and a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. And, Behlendorf was a managing director at Mithril Capital Management LLC, a global technology investment firm. Under his stewardship, Blockchain technology should advance even faster.
In this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, you’ll hear about some of Cloud Foundry’s core values in its approach to multi-cloud application development, containers, and how Cloud Foundry hopes to help improve the OpenStack and open source communities. The New Stack founder Alex Williams and managing editor Joab Jackson spoke with Chip Childers, Cloud Foundry vice president of technology and Abby Kearns, Cloud Foundry vice president of industry strategy to hear their thoughts.
Version 1.4 of the Wayland Protocols package has been released with a new protocol extension.
Croteam really are awesome. They were one of the first developers to support Linux when Steam arrived, so I look forward to seeing what they can do with their future games on Linux.
It certainly looks like the type of game we need for our livestreaming. It looks silly and exciting, exactly what Worms should be. The bit where the worm screams in terror at the TNT actually cracked me up!
I've been following RymdResa for quite a long time as a big fan of space exploration games. The Linux version sadly got delayed quite a long time, but the wait could soon be over.
Turmoil is a charming looking simulation game that should be coming to Linux after the full release next month. It's due out on June 2nd, and the developers have repeatedly stated in the Steam forum that both Mac and Linux will be supported, but not until after then.
The ConnectCore 6UL module is aimed at IoT applications including healthcare, precision agriculture, building access/control, transportation, and gaming. The module follows in a long line of Digi’s “Connect” branded, Linux-based embedded devices, many of which have used Freescale (now NXP) SoCs, such as the ConnectCard for i.MX28.
The 528MHz i.MX6 UltraLite shifts from the i.MX6’s usual Cortex-A9 cores to the more power-efficient Cortex-A7. It has a stripped down WXGA display interface along with new security and power management features.
Three facts: PC sales continue to decline. Macbooks continue to grow as a share of PC shipments. And in the first quarter of 2016, Chromebooks outsold Macbooks. Yes, you read that right. According to IDC analyst Linn Huang, Chromebooks beat Macs in overall shipments in the U.S.
With that news, Linus Torvalds is ready to declare desktop victory. On Thursday last week, Torvalds posted on his Google+ page: “Hey, either Macs don't count much on the desktop, or we may have to finally lay the 'year of the Linux desktop' joke to rest.”
Quortus and Lime Micro today announce that the Quortus EdgeCentrix (ECX) technology has been selected as part of a fully programmable mobile network capability launched last month by Lime Micro. The new network capability, itself a collaboration between Lime and Canonical, two of the UK’s leading open source technology innovators, will dramatically change the way mobile networks are built in the future.
Following announcements made last year, the Italian army has moved forward with its plan to replace Microsoft Office with LibreOffice. So far, the army has tested its transition plan across 5000 workstations without significant problems. Following its LibreDifesa plan, the army aims to replace all MS Office installations by the end of the year.
In doing so, the Italian army will join government departments from Spain, France, the UK, Holland and Germany in setting an example for the rest of the public sector to follow.
The DC/OS project is a software platform that’s comprised entirely of open source technologies. It includes some existing technologies like Apache Mesos and Marathon, which were always open source, but also includes newer proprietary components developed by Mesosphere that we’ve donated to the community and which are fully open sourced under an Apache 2.0 license. Features include easy install of DC/OS itself (including all the components), plus push-button, app-store-like installation of complex distributed systems (including Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, Apache Cassandra and more) via our Universe “distributed services app store”. We’re also tightly integrating our popular Marathon container-orchestration technology right into DC/OS, as the default method for managing Docker containers and other long-running services (including traditional non-containerized web applications, as well stateful services such as databases).
Debian are dropping support for 586-class processors in the newer versions of the distro. In simple terms, this means that original Pentium chips will stop working after Debian Jessie (which is supported until 2020). Pentium 2 (which came out in 1995), Pentium Pro and newer chips will continue to work. This change should increase the performance on newer chips by making it easier for software to take advantage of more modern processor features. By the time the support ends, Debian, a non-profit organisation run by volunteers will have supported this hardware for over 25 years
Until now, the open source community has largely been left behind when it comes to the world of smartwatch operating systems. With Google and Apple leading the charge in this field, there’s been little competition, and any independent launches have been heavily restricted in what they can do. However, we now finally have a choice with the launch of AsteroidOS.
Developed by Florent Revest, AsteroidOS is the first true open source distribution that’s been specifically made for smartwatches. In its current state, AsteroidOS contains only the bare minimum of functions. So things like a calculator, stopwatch and calendar are all ready to use, but many of the smartphone connection features we’ve become accustomed to are not.
One year ago, I put together a list of my favorite “pointless but awesome” Linux terminal tricks—filled with such classics as making a cow talk with “cowsay” and rainbow-coloring your terminal with “lolcat.” As was correctly pointed out to me at the time, there are a lot of ridiculous (but cool) things you can do in the terminal that didn’t make that list. So, here’s round two. You’re welcome. (Note: Some of these you will need to install using apt-get, zypper or whatever package manager your Linux distribution uses.)
Open source solutions – primarily in software but increasingly also in hardware – cost roughly one tenth of proprietary offerings. The switch to open source software enables financial and public service scalability as well as quality sustainability at all levels of governance. Unfortunately this understanding is not widespread.
Beware: I would not really recommend running this software - it was only written as a joke.
The developer has handed over the keys to the kingdom in a surprising twist in TeslaCrypt's tale.
Last week I spent time with a lot of normal people. Well, they were all computer folks, but not the sort one would find in a typical security circle. It really got me thinking about the bubble we live in as the security people.
There are a lot of things we take for granted. I can reference Dunning Kruger and "turtles all the way down" and not have to explain myself. If I talk about a buffer overflow, or most any security term I never have to explain what's going on. Even some of the more obscure technologies like container scanners and SCAP don't need but a few words to explain what happens. It's easy to talk to security people, at least it's easy for security people to talk to other security people.
Ransomware developers seem to have found another way to monetize their operations by adding a DDoS component to their malicious payloads.
Security researchers from Invincea reported this past Wednesday on a malware sample that appeared to be a modified version of an older threat, the Cerber ransomware.
The malware analysis team that inspected the file discovered that, besides the file encryption and screen locking capabilities seen in most ransomware families, this threat also comes with an additional payload, which, when put under observation, seemed to be launching network packets towards a network subnet.
Nineteen years ago this week, at an annual meeting of Linux-Kongress in Bavaria, an American programmer named Eric Raymond delivered the first version of a working paper he called "The Cathedral and the Bazaar." According to Raymond, the exploratory and largely speculative account of some curious new programming practices contained "no really fundamental discovery."
But it brought the house down.
"The fact that it was received with rapt attention and thunderous applause by an audience in which there were very few native speakers of English seemed to confirm that I was onto something," Raymond wrote a year later, as his treatise blossomed into a book. Nearly two decades after that early-evening presentation in Bavaria, The Cathedral and the Bazaar continues to move people. Now, however, it's not so much a crystal ball as it is an historical document, a kind of Urtext that chronicles the primordial days of a movement—something Raymond and his boosters would eventually call "open source." The paper's role in Netscape's decision to release the source code for its web browser has cemented its place in the annals of software history. References to it are all but inescapable.
In 1996, the term "open source" didn't exist. Yet 20 years later, open source technology spans countless projects and brings together the collective talent of millions. Take a close look at any open source project or community of developers and you'll find incredible levels of speed, innovation, and agility.
Open source participation varies wildly. Some developers devote their professional lives to open source software projects; others contribute their time and talent as an avocation. While the communities behind the software continue to grow, the technology itself is playing both a foundational role in the most important technology developments of the past 20 years and is also an integral role in the strategies powering many of today's leading organizations.
We often think of open source as a volunteer or community based activity community. However open source is increasingly important to companies who need to keep up with new technologies.
The latest survey from Dice and The Linux Foundation goes beyond Linux to examine trends in open source recruiting and job seeking. The report is based on responses from more than 400 hiring managers at corporations, small and medium businesses (SMBs), government organizations, and staffing agencies across the globe and from more than 4,500 open source professionals worldwide.
The Internet of things is ramping up into a multi-billion dollar industry and with it goes demand for employees with IoT skills. Here we look at the skills that employers want
Motorola’s RAZR phone was an early noughties fashion icon – and the king of flip phones, with worldwide sales of 130 million units.
Now it’s coming back – and it might make iPhones look a bit ‘last year’.
New Motorola owner Lenovo promises a new RAZR handset next month, which will ‘flip back to the Razr days of yesteryear and get ready for the future.’