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Amazon Lightsail: The private server killer

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on Dec 1, 2016 7:18 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Amazon is going after hosting and virtual private server companies with its latest low-end cloud offering.

HP5: A CMS plugin for creating HTML5 interactive content

  • (Posted by bob on Dec 1, 2016 5:53 AM EDT)
  • Groups: HP; Story Type: News Story
Many educators want to create interactive content for their classroom or online course. If you're not a HTML5 programmer like most of us, but you have heard HTML5 can simplify your work and provide a great, standard web experience for your students, here's how to get started. read more

Federating Your Kubernetes Clusters -- The New Road to Hybrid Clouds

  • - Original Content; By Sebastien Goasguen (Posted by bob on Dec 1, 2016 4:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
Over the past six months, federation of Kubernetes clusters has moved from proof of concept to a release that is worth checking. Federation was first introduced under somewhat of a code name -- Ubernetes. And then, in Kubernetes v1.3.0, cluster federation appeared. Now, there is extensive documentation on the topic.

Android malware steals access to more than 1 million Google accounts

The malware, called Gooligan, has been preying on devices running older versions of Android, from 4.1 to 5.1, which are still used widely, especially in Asia.

First open source RISC-V chips arrive in Arduino board

SiFive’s Arduino ready “HiFive1” dev kit features its 320MHz FE310, the first MCU using the open RISC-V ISA. Also, Samsung is rumored to be using RISC-V. In July, San Francisco-based startup SiFive unveiled the first system-on-chips based on the open source RISC-V processor architecture: a Linux-ready octa-core Freedom U500 and a FreeRTOS-based Freedom E300.

What Malware Is on Your Router?

In case you don’t know, Internet of Things security sucks so much it appears as if the IoT folks have taken a time machine back to 1998 to implement Microsoft’s best practices of that era.

SUSE acquires HPE OpenStack and Cloud Foundry assets

SUSE has become not only HPE's Linux of choice, but it's now its chief cloud developer as well. What it boils down to is SUSE will use HPE OpenStack and Cloud Foundry assets to improve SUSE OpenStack Cloud, and bring to market a new, enterprise-ready SUSE Cloud Foundry PaaS.

Ubuntu-Based Trisquel GNU/Linux 8.0 "Flidas" Enters Development with MATE 1.12.1

The development team behind Trisquel GNU/Linux, a 100% libre distribution based on the Ubuntu Linux operating system, announced the availability of the first Alpha images for the upcoming Trisquel GNU/Linux 8.0 release.

Stepping into Science

In past articles, I've looked at several libraries or specialist applications that can be used to model some physical process or another. Sometimes though you want to be able to model several different processes at the same time and in an interactive mode.

Remote Logging With Syslog, Part 1: The Basics

  •; By Chris Binnie (Posted by bob on Nov 30, 2016 7:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Over the years when using Unix-like systems, I’ve been exposed to three or four different versions of the operating system’s default logging tool, known as Syslog. Here I will look at the logging daemon called rsyslog, a superfast Syslog product.

Adding a Simple GUI to shell scripts with kdialog

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 30, 2016 6:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Shell scripts are incredibly useful things. They allow you to do something as basic as creating an easy command to replace a more difficult one with lots of flags, to batching up many complex commands to run from a cron job. They’re great because you can quickly fire them off in your favorite terminal, but in some cases they require you to remember specific combinations of flags or options. If you find yourself in this situation, you can add some simple GUI dialogs to help you speed your way through the task at hand.

IoT gateway runs Linux on i.MX6UL, offers Thread and ZigBee

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Nov 30, 2016 5:01 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
NXP’s Volansys-built, highly secure “Modular IoT Gateway” reference design runs Linux on an i.MX6 UL SoC, and offers Thread, ZigBee, WiFi, and NFC. NXP has released a Modular IoT Gateway reference design for large-node, 250+ wireless IoT networks. The gateway provides pre-integrated, tested, and RF-certified 802.15.4 mesh networking modules connected via MikroBus connectors, including Thread […]

7 tech advent calendars for the holiday season

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 30, 2016 3:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The holiday season is upon us, bringing its special brand of festive chaos to many of our lives. Although this time of year can be a bit busy, many technologists still find the time to hone their skills by participating in a technical holiday calendar.

Zorin OS 12 Improves Linux Desktop Access for Windows Users

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Nov 30, 2016 2:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Among the improvements in the new release is the updated Zorin Desktop 2.0, based on the open-source Gnome Shell. The new desktop provides users with redesigned icons and a new look for windows and navigation.

“Greenlight for Girls” seeks STEM stars

A keynote at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe described Greenlight for Girls, which aims to give girls around the world the opportunity to love STEM. There is growing anxiety within tech companies about the lack of skilled professionals to keep up with demand. There’s also a realization that one of the largest untapped resources is […]

Open source dependency management is a balancing act

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 30, 2016 12:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
During my career I have spent a lot of time packaging other people's code, writing my own, and working on large software frameworks. I have seen projects that still haven't released a stable version, never quite hitting 1.0, while others made 1.0 releases within months of beginning development, and then quickly moving on to 2.0, 3.0, etc. There is quite a variance in these release cycles, and this coupled with maintaining large projects can make things difficult. read more

Virtual Alias Domain in Postfix

  •; By pztop (Posted by dynaguy on Nov 30, 2016 11:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
With a virtual alias domain, all recipient addresses are aliased to addresses in other domains.

How to check if AES-NI is enabled for OpenSSL on Linux

Intel Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (AES-NI) is a special instruction set for x86 processors, which is designed to accelerate the execution of AES algorithms. AES-based symmetric encryption is widely used in a variety of security applications and protocol implementations (e.g., IPSec, SSL/TLS, HTTPS, SSH). OpenSSL crypto library supports AES-based ciphers as well.

LPI Announces 'Open Technology' DevOps Engineer Certification

Those with open source DevOps skills will soon have a new tool to help them get past the gatekeepers in HR offices. The Linux Professional Institute has announced it has plans to offer an "OT DevOps Engineer" certification. When released next fall, the program will "test proficiency in the most relevant free and open sources tools used to implement the DevOps collaboration model, like, for example, automated configuration or container virtualization."

New LibreOffice Extensions and Templates Site Coming Soon, LibreOffice 5.3 Hits Beta

Plone advocate and LibreOffice developer Andreas Mantke reports on the upcoming availability of a brand new LibreOffice extensions and templates website, and the migration of the content from the current website to the new one.

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