Certified Ubuntu images are now available in the Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services, providing developers with compute options ranging from single to 16 OCPU virtual machines (VMs) to high-performance, dedicated bare metal compute instances. This is in addition to the image already offered on Oracle Compute Cloud Service and maintains the ability for enterprises to add Canonical-backed Ubuntu Advantage Support and Systems Management. Oracle and Canonical customers now have access to the latest Ubuntu features, compliance accreditations and security updates.
Canonical announced the official availability of Certified Ubuntu images in Oracle's Bare Metal Cloud Services, which accompany the images that the company already provides in the Oracle Compute Cloud Service.
Canonical's Certified Ubuntu images in Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services are a great addition because they promise to provide developers with dedicated, high-performance bare-metal compute instances, as well as virtual machines with up to 16 Oracle Compute Unit (OCPU). They also add the ability for Oracle's enterprise customers to access the latest and greatest Ubuntu features.
MKVToolNix developer Moritz Bunkus proudly announced the release and immediate availability for download of MKVToolNix 11.0.0 "Alive" open-source MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility.
Coming one month after the MKVToolNix 10.0.0 release, MKVToolNix 11.0.0 stable update is here with important bug fixes for both the AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H.265 parsers, a bunch of improvements to the GUI (Graphical User Interface), as well as some new features implemented mostly in the mkvmerge component.
Boostnote is an Open Source Markdown note-taking editor app designed for programmers. Of course, non-programmers can use it without issue and take advantage of all its modern features which include full Markdown (with live preview) and Latex support.
These days Chromebooks are pretty popular. Especially recently, as Google made it possible to install Android apps directly from the Play Store onto some Chromebooks. This has created an uptick in users switching from other operating systems (most notably Windows) to Google’s Chrome OS.
Even seasoned system administrators can overlook Linux workstation backups or do them in a haphazard, unsafe manner. At a minimum, you should ￼￼set up encrypted workstation backups to external storage. But it’s also nice to use zero-knowledge backup tools for off-site/cloud backups for more peace of mind.
Let’s explore each of these methods in more depth. You can also download the entire set of recommendations as a handy guide and checklist.
With a sprawling workforce, a wide range of devices running on multiple platforms, and a growing reliance on cloud infrastructure and applications, the idea of the corporate network as the castle and security defenses as walls and moats protecting the perimeter doesn’t really work anymore. Which is why, over the past year, Google has been talking about BeyondCorp, the zero-trust perimeter-less security framework it uses to secure access for its 61,000 employees and their devices.