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Mystery Android app takes down the National Weather Service site

In today's Android roundup: An unknown Android app took down the NWS site yesterday. Plus: Android's march to mobile dominance rolls on, and how can smartphones get better?

Red Hat Improves Hybrid Cloud Management, OpenStack Platforms

We're really talking about production-level features for installation," Tim Yeaton, senior vice president of infrastructure at Red Hat, told eWEEK.

One of the big new additions is based on an initiative that Red Hat developers had originally called Project Stay Puft . The Stay Puft effort provides additional installation and deployment components, leveraging the Foreman project.

When Distros Go South

I don’t mean system stability, that is a given with Linux, but developer stability. Can I depend on this distro to be around in two years…in five years? How is the project funded? Does this innovative project have a large development community that can step in should the lead developer become ill or takes a lengthy sabbatical?

More Windows 9 rumors: one-click upgrades, interactive tiles, notification center

Neowin reports that internal builds of the operating system currently sport a one-click upgrade feature to update from one build to the next. While there's no guarantee that such a feature will necessarily ship, it would be consistent with Microsoft's move to more rapid releases and continuous improvement rather than infrequent major updates.

How to create a site-to-site IPsec VPN tunnel using Openswan in Linux

A virtual private network (VPN) tunnel is used to securely interconnect two physically separate networks through a tunnel over the Internet. Tunneling is needed when the separate networks are private LAN subnets with globally non-routable private IP addresses, which cannot be interconnected using traditional routing over the Internet. For example, VPN tunnels are often deployed […]Continue reading... The post How to create a site-to-site IPsec VPN tunnel using Openswan in Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install and configure tinc VPN on Linux How to create multiple VPN tunnels between two hosts using tinc VPN How to set up MailScanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin in CentOS mail server How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS How to set up Samba as a Primary Domain Controller

$49 TiVo OTA and streaming DVR targets cordcutters

TiVo introduced a Linux-based DVR for “cordcutters” who want to eliminate cable fees by obtaining their TV content from Internet streams and OTA broadcasts. The TiVo “Roamio OTA” DVR assumes a place alongside Really Simple Software’s “Simple.TV” OTA box, which was funded on Kickstarter two years ago and stepped up to a second generation design last fall.

How To Install Wordpress On Ubuntu 14.04 LAMP

This document describes how to install and configure Wordpress on Ubuntu 14.04. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. This tutorial explains the process of installing Wordpress on Ubuntu 14.04 in the form of a simple-to-follow guide.

Vi IMproved

Having a consistent and capable editor available on any system is important, especially important for people who move from machine to machine for whatever reason. People who administer UNIX systems or who help others with their operating system (like many Linux User Group members) need to edit files quickly. The family of editors known as vi (including nvi, aka. vi on BSD) is very useful for this. Some of the reasons for its success are the use of classic UNIX philosophy, regular expressions, keyboard use (no mouse required) and plugins. The learning curve is a bit steep for beginners. Because text editors are written for use in terminals they can be used even across platforms with the help of fink (brew and others) on Mac OSX and cygwin on Windows. Text editors are clearly not WYSIWYG word processors.

Red Hat bids to become a hybrid cloud power

Red Hat pushes interoperability with multiple cloud platforms with the latest release of CloudForms 3.1, its hybrid cloud management platform.

VMware Embraces Docker Container Virtualization

One of the biggest backers of Docker containers is Google, which is also part of the new VMware/Docker partnership effort. Craig McLuckie, product manager at Google, said during a press conference that the new partnership will enable a way to bring the container style of application management to the world. Google sees VMs and Docker as being very complementary, he added.

"The virtual machine offering provides a very strong way to provision and manage basic infrastructure," McLuckie said, "while containers exist in the application space and provide a very nice way to package and deploy applications." -

Guy Claims Patent On Photographing People In Races And Then Selling Them Their Photos; Sues Photography Company

The folks over at EFF have yet another story of patents gone wrong. This time it's from a guy named Peter Wolf, who owns a company called Photocrazy, that takes photos of sporting events like running and bike races, and then offers to sell people their photos by matching up their bib numbers. This kind of thing has been around forever, but because Peter Wolf paid a lawyer and said some magic words, he got some patents

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140822/07085528291/guy-c...

GitHub.io killed the distro star: Why are people so bored with the top Linux makers?

LinuxCon 2014 Matthew Miller is a little concerned. As the new project leader for the Fedora Linux distribution, he thinks Fedora 20 is great and Fedora 21, when it ships, will be the best release ever. But he worries that to everyone else, Fedora – and Linux distros in general – are getting a little, well … boring.…

How to configure and secure your postfix email server

Once you have your application server up and running, you are going to need a good email server to deliver your emails. I have been using postfix for all my servers and below is the configuration I generally use

VMware Announces Its Own OpenStack Distribution

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 26, 2014 5:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
VMware has been one of the top contributors to the open-source OpenStack cloud platform over the last several years, and now the company is taking the next logical step by announcing its own OpenStack distribution. The new VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) offering is being formally announced at the VMworld conference today, providing a new option in the increasingly competitive space for OpenStack products and services.

Don’t Fret Linus, Desktop Linux Will Slowly Gain Traction

With the success of Chromebooks, it’s only a matter of time before the OEMs start pushing well designed laptops and desktops with customized versions of Linux installed. It’s bound to happen. Computer makers pay a fortune to Microsoft every year for the privilege of installing Windows. But Windows’ luster as a brand has faded, making this is no longer money well spent.

Android may have already killed Samsung's Tizen OS

In today's Android roundup: A Huawei bigwig thinks that Tizen is already dead. Plus: Lemon Meringue Pie might be the official codename for Android L, and mobile carriers and Android bloatware.

OpenStack can stand on its own, whatever happens to Rackspace

  • Tesora Blog; By Ron Miller (Posted by rsmiller on Aug 26, 2014 2:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
Four years ago, Rackspace and its early partners came up with an idea for an open source private alternative to Amazon Web Services --and OpenStack was born. Today, the future of Rackspace is murky, but the open source project it helped create is strong enough to stand on its own.

The push for interoperability, an OpenStack card deck, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Aug 26, 2014 1:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

Linus Torvalds Promotes Linux for Desktops, Embedded Computing

Linux kernel developer and open source leader Linus Torvalds spoke recently about the future of desktop Linux and Linux for embedded devices.

Powerful Command-line File Transfer Programs

  • LinuxLinks.com; By Frazer Kline (Posted by sde on Aug 25, 2014 11:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews, Roundups; Groups: Linux
This article provides my pick of the best open source command line file transfer programs. The software featured here supports a number of different protocols. They offer shell-like command syntax, and are great for scripting purposes.

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