New story! Minijail: Google's Tool To Safely Run Untrusted Programs

Google’s Minijail sandboxing tool could be used by developers and sysadmins to run untrusted programs safely for debugging and security checks, according to Google Software Engineer Jorge Lucangeli Obes, who spoke last month at the Linux Security Summit. Obes is the platform security lead for Brillo, Google's Android-based operating system for Internet-connected devices.

New story! LibreOffice Office Suite Celebrates 6 Years of Activity with LibreOffice 5.2.2

Italo Vignoli from The Document Foundation informs Softpedia via an email announcement about the general availability of the first point release of the LibreOffice 5.2 open-source and cross-platform office suite.

New story! Tencent: Transforming Networks with SDN

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Greg Whelan (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2016 10:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community, Linux
“SDN can really transform the way we do networks,” said Tom Bie, VP of Technology & Operation of Data Center, Networking and Server, Tencent, during his Wednesday keynote address at the Open Daylight Summit.

New story! Google beats back Oracle again in Java Android case

Oracle loses in court once again in its latest attempt to obtain Java copyright damages from Google.

New story! How to Install Nagios Server Monitoring on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2016 8:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Nagios is an open source software for system and network monitoring. Nagios can monitor the activity of a host and its services, and provides a warning/alert if something bad happens on the server. Nagios can run on Linux operating systems. At this time I will use Ubuntu 16.04 for the installation.

New story! Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.10 Beta 2 Officially Released with Budgie Desktop 10.2.7

Softpedia was informed today by David Mohammed from the budgie-remix project about the availability of the second and last Beta release of the upcoming Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.10 operating system.

New story! Addressing the IoT Security Problem

Last week's DDOS takedown of security guru Brian Krebs' website made history on several levels. For one, it was the largest such reported attack ever, with unwanted traffic to the site hitting levels of 620 Gbps, more than double the previous record set back in 2013, and signalling that the terabyte threshold will certainly be crossed soon. It also relied primarily on compromised Internet of Things devices.

New story! Real business innovation begins with open practices

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2016 5:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
To business leaders, "open source" often sounds too altruistic—and altruism is in short supply on the average balance sheet. But using and contributing to open source makes hard-nosed business sense, particularly as a way of increasing innovation. read more

New story! Dig into DNS: Part 4

  • Linux.com; By Chris Binnie (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2016 4:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Previously in this series (see links below), I’ve described the dig utility and its many uses in performing DNS lookups, along with several examples to help solve specific problems. In this final installment, I’ll look briefly at some security options and wrap up with additional examples.

New story! Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising and Retribution released for Linux, port report and thoughts

Feral Interactive have ported another set of cracking good games. This time we have Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising and Retribution to fill our strategy needs!

New story! What are configuration management tools?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2016 2:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For most people, computers don't stay the same. Software is added, removed, and updated. Configurations are changed. Think about the changes you've made to your computer since the first time you booted it up. Now imagine making those changes to 10, 100, or 1,000 more computers. Configuration management tools are what make implemententing and enforcing these changes possible. read more

New story! Journalist Tom Henderson on Cloud Vendor Lock-In

There is little worse than deciding "you've had it up to here" with a particular vendor, only to discover that due to vendor lock-in, migrating away from the vendor's proprietary platform would cost enough to put your company in the bankruptcy courts.

New story! Meet Apache Spot, a new open source project for cybersecurity

Cloudera and Intel on Wednesday announced that they've donated a new open source project to the Apache Software Foundation with a focus on using big data analytics and machine learning for cybersecurity.

New story! Google's Open Source Fuchsia OS: The Mystery Linux Distro

  • Linux.com; By Sam Dean (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2016 11:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Few things are more tantalizing than a good mystery, and Google is making waves for an open source-centric mystery that may end up having profound implications. It all started in August when an extensive and unusual code repository for a new operating system called Fuchsia was discovered online, and now the growing source code set is on GitHub.

New story! Riak TS for time series analysis at scale

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2016 10:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Until recently, doing time series analysis at scale was expensive and almost exclusively the domain of large enterprises. What made time series a hard and expensive problem to tackle? Until the advent of the NoSQL database, scaling up to meet increasing velocity and volumes of data generally meant scaling hardware vertically by adding CPUs, memory, or additional hard drives. When combined with database licensing models that charged per processor core, the cost of scaling was simply out of reach for most. read more

New story! Node.js 6.x LTS coming to EPEL 7

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2016 9:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
What is Node.js? Node.js® is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine. It uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient. Its package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world.... Continue Reading →

New story! The Tiny Internet Project, Part I

As LJ readers well know, Linux drives many of the technologies we use every day, from smart TVs to Web servers. Linux is everywhere—except most homes and classrooms.

New story! MintBox Mini updated with faster AMD SoC and 8GB RAM

CompuLab’s Linux Mint flavored MintBox Mini Pro mini-PC updates the Mini with an AMD A10 Micro-6700T, plus BT 4.0, mini-PCIe, and twice the RAM and storage. The CompuLab built, $395 MintBox Mini Pro, which ships with the Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon distribution, updates the $295 MintBox Mini with a lot more performance and features in […]

New story! Oracle's 'Gamechanger' Evidence Really Just Evidence Of Oracle Lawyers Failing To Read

Then on to the main show: Oracle's claim that Google hid the plans to make Android apps work on Chrome OS. Google had revealed to Oracle its "App Runtime for Chrome" (ARC) setup, and it was discussed by Oracle's experts, but at Google I/O, Google revealed new plans for apps to run in Chrome OS that were not using ARC, but rather a brand new setup, which Google internally referred to as ARC++. Oracle argued that Google only revealed to them ARC, but not ARC++ and that was super relevant to the fair use argument, because it showed that Android was replacing more than just the mobile device market for Java. But, here's Oracle's big problem: Google had actually revealed to Oracle the plans for ARC++. It appears that Oracle's lawyers just missed that fact. Ouch.

New story! Raspberry Pi Foundation Unveils New LXDE-Based Desktop for Raspbian Called PIXEL

Raspberry Pi Foundation's Simon Long proudly unveiled a new desktop environment for the Debian-based Raspbian GNU/Linux operating system for Raspberry Pi devices.

New story! Ubuntus new take on Kubernetes

Canonical has looked into its cloud and container crystal ball and they see Kubernetes.

New story! Watch Docker CTO Solomon Hykes and More Talk Live at LinuxCon + ContainerCon Europe Next Week

Watch open source leaders, entrepreneurs, developers, and IT operations experts speak live next week, Oct. 4-6, 2016, at LinuxCon and ContainerCon Europe in Berlin. The Linux Foundation will provide live streaming video of all the event’s keynotes for those who can't attend.

New story! Time to Kill Security Questions-or Answer Them With Lies

The notion of using robust, random passwords has become all but mainstream-by now anyone with an inkling of security sense knows that "password1" and "1234567" aren't doing them any favors. But even as password security improves, there's something even more problematic that underlies them: security questions.

New story! EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS Now Includes 4MLinux, Tiny Core, SliTaz, Porteus & PuppEX

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton informs us about the availability of a new version of his EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS project, a Live CD that includes six tiny GNU/Linux distributions.

New story! Is the Linux kernel a security problem?

Security is an ongoing issue for all operating systems, including Linux. While Linux has generally had a good reputation compared to Windows when it comes to security, no operating system is perfect. A writer at Ars Technica recently examined the issue of security and the Linux kernel.

New story! Unsafe at any clock speed: Linux kernel security needs a rethink

The Linux kernel today faces an unprecedented safety crisis. Much like when Ralph Nader famously told the American public that their cars were "unsafe at any speed" back in 1965, numerous security developers told the 2016 Linux Security Summit in Toronto that the operating system needs a total rethink to keep it fit for purpose.

New story! Kubuntu 16.10 Finally Gets a Public Release, Beta 2 Uses KDE Plasma 5.7 Desktop

Earlier today, Canonical announced the release of Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta, which is also the Beta 2 snapshot for some of the opt-in flavors, including Kubuntu.

New story! Expandable, outdoor IoT gateway runs Android on i.MX6

VIA’s “Artigo A830” IoT gateway runs Android on an i.MX6 DualLite SoC and offers HDMI, GbE, microSD, numerous serial and USB ports, plus -20 to 60° operation. As the name suggests, the VIA Technologies Artigo A830 Streetwise IoT Platform is designed for outdoor Internet of Things gateway applications.

New story! Ericsson: The Journey to a DevOps Future in SDN

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Greg Whelan (Posted by bob on Sep 28, 2016 9:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community, Linux
There are big transformations going on in the world today that are driving rapid changes to the business of networks, said Santiago Rodriguez, VP of Engineering and head of the product development unit SDN & Policy Control at Ericsson, in his keynote Tuesday at OpenDaylight Summit.

New story! Bitcoin on Amazon! Sort of...

I was a Bitcoin fan before it was popular. That means I had thousands of Bitcoins. It also means I sold my thousands of Bitcoins for less than $1 each. Still, the technology fascinates me, and although cryptocurrencies have risen and fallen, I'm still a fan.

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