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Docker libcontainer unities Linux container powers

Containers are finally coming into their own as a virtualization alternative, but until now their programs were incompatible. Now, the major container players are agreeing to line up behind Docker's libcontainer.

Plasma 5 Second Beta Needs Testing

  •; By Jonathan Riddell (Posted by bob on Jun 12, 2014 1:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Developer, KDE
The next generation desktop from KDE is taking shape and the second beta is out now for testing. The developers have settled on a name - Plasma 5, and there is only one month to go until the first release so please test packages from your distro or download the Neon 5 Live ISO to see what is working and what needs fixed.

Smallest network appliance yet?

Aaeon’s 6.3 x 4.1 x 1.37-inch FWS-2250 is dubbed “the world’s smallest network appliance,” and has an Atom E3800, four gigabit ports, and 20W consumption. Aaeon briefly tipped the Fedora Linux-ready FWS-2250 back in October in conjunction with the Atom E3800 (Bay Trail-I) system-on-chip announcement. The SMB/SOHO oriented appliance is said to support small firewalls, IDS/IPS, load balancing, network access control, bandwidth management, web filters, and anti-spam applications.

Linux kernel 3.15 released

  • Linux User Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation; By Rob Zwetsloot (Posted by bob on Jun 11, 2014 8:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: ARM, Developer, GNU, Kernel, Linux
More speed, better performance and increased ARM support are what we expect. Dual Shock 4 and EFI 64-bit bootable from 32-bit we weren't.

New Chromium Builds for Fedora 20 available

  • LiveJournal; By Tom Callaway (Posted by bob on Jun 11, 2014 5:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
It's been more than a year since I've had a successful build of Chromium that I was willing to share with anyone else, but last night I pushed out a Fedora 20 x86_64 build of the current stable Chromium. Here's where you can go and get it.

Linux Containers and the Future Cloud

Linux-based container infrastructure is an emerging cloud technology based on fast and lightweight process virtualization. It provides its users an environment as close as possible to a standard Linux distribution.

4 ways to make open science easier

When it comes to opening up your work there is, ironically, a bit of a secret. Here it is: being open—in open science, open source software, or any other open community—can be hard. Sometimes it can be harder than being closed. In an effort to attract more people to the cause, advocates of openness tend to tout its benefits. read more

What is a good text editor on Linux

Want to launch a heated debate among Linux aficionados? Ask them what is their favorite text editor. In the open source community, choosing a software to write text with, and potentially to write code with, is such an important decision that choosing a football team or a game console is less dangerous. But anyone new […]Continue reading... The post What is a good text editor on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: What is good LaTeX editor software on Linux? How to open a large text file on Linux What is a good HEX editor on Linux? How to install LaTex on Ubuntu or Debian How to search text files for patterns efficiently

Mandriva: 2014:116: file

A flaw was found in the way file's Composite Document Files (CDF) format parser handle CDF files with many summary info entries. The cdf_unpack_summary_info() function unnecessarily repeatedly read the info from the same offset. This led to many file_printf() calls in cdf_file_property_info(), which caused file to use an excessive amount of CPU time when parsing a specially-crafted CDF file (CVE-2014-0237).]

After Heartbleed, We're Overreacting to Bugs That Aren't a Big Deal

Here’s something else to blame on last April’s Heartbleed security bug: It smeared the line between security holes that users can do something about, and those we can’t. Getting that distinction right is going to be crucial as we weather a storm of vulnerabilities and hacks that shows no sign of abating.

Fast-boot, open spec COM includes FPGA

Technologic is sampling a fast-booting “TS-4740? COM that runs Debian on a 1GHz, ARM9 PXA168 SoC and offers a 25K-LUTs Spartan-5 FPGA and gigabit Ethernet.

Analyse code with SonarQube

Discover how to analyse code for compliance, log and track issues, estimate code debt and much more.

16 FOSSisms all educators should know

When Heidi Ellis took the floor at this year's Professors' Open Source Summer Experience—held May 28-30 at Drexel University in Philadelphia—she wanted her colleagues to understand the extraordinary educational benefits of involving students in open source projects.

Linux 3.15 Released Improving RAM

Linus Torvalds formally released the Linux 3.15 kernel on Jun 8, marking the third major Linux kernel release of 2014. Among the new changes that the Linux 3.15 kernel brings is something known as improved radix treehole searching, which ultimately leads to improved memory management and utilization.

KDE Ships June Updates to Applications, Platform and Plasma Workspaces

Today KDE released updates for its Applications and Development Platform, the second in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.13 series. This release also includes an updated Plasma Workspaces 4.11.10. Both releases contain only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone.

International team of scientists open sources search for malaria cure

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 10, 2014 10:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In late November 2012, the Open Source Malaria (OSM) team gained a new member who lived and worked almost 1700 kilometers away from the synthetic chemistry hub at the University of Sydney. Of course, collaboration across continents is not unusual for scientists, but until recently, recruitment in less than 140 characters certainly was. read more

Tiny open-source module aims to make IoT apps easy

WeIO is sampling a tiny open source board, running OpenWRT Linux on an Atheros/MIPS module, that enables IoT applications controlled entirely via HTML5 code. Billed as “The Web of Things for Creators,” the fully open source, GPL3-licensed WeIO module is notable for its HTML5 programming interface and Python-based Tornado web server. Together, these let you […]

Torvalds hits 'Go' button for Linux 3.15

Future 72-core Atom chippery now supported in Penguin-land Linus Torvalds has pressed the “Go” button on version 3.15 of the Linux kernel.…

How to set up Samba as a Primary Domain Controller

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Jun 10, 2014 8:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
A domain controller is a server which groups multiple computers to centralize their authentication system. When you are using a domain controller, you don't login to your computer, but instead login to the domain controller. Every authentication request is handled by the Primary Domain Controller (PDC). Usually you hear about PDC using a Windows based […]Continue reading... The post How to set up Samba as a Primary Domain Controller appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to set up a primary DNS server using CentOS How to enable user authentication for a Postfix SMTP server with SASL How to monitor failed ssh login attempts on CentOS How to mount a remote directory over ssh on Linux How to force ssh login via public key authentication

Wireless speakers run Linux, control IoT stuff

Musaic is prepping an OpenWRT Linux and AllJoyn AllPlay-enabled wireless speaker and Internet radio that doubles as a home automation hub.

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