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OpenStack Vendor Mirantis Offers Managed OpenContrail SDN Services

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jan 15, 2017 8:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
The open-source OpenContrail Software Defined Networking (SDN) technology is one of the most widely used and deployed networking approaches in the OpenStack cloud market. That's a fact that is not lost on OpenStack vendor Mirantis, which is why today Mirantis is announcing commercial support for OpenContrail.

It's Now Possible to Use openSUSE Inside Windows 10, Here's How to Install It

It's not officially endorsed, but it would appear that you can now use either openSUSE Leap or SUSE Linux Enterprise Linux operating systems inside Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in Windows 10.

FLOSS Weekly 417: OpenHMD

Fredrik Hultin is the Co-founder of the OpenHMD project (together with Jakob Bornecrantz). OpenHMD aims to provide a Free and Open Source API and drivers for immersive technology, such as head-mounted displays with built-in head tracking. The project's aim is to implement support for as many devices as possible in a portable, cross-platform package.

OpenSSL For Apache and Dovecot: Part 2

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2017 2:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Apache, Linux
Last week as part of our meandering OpenSSL series, we learned how to configure Apache to use OpenSSL and to force all sessions to use HTTPS. Today, we'll protect our Postfix/Dovecot mail server with OpenSSL.

Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 Officially Released, Includes over 85 Security Updates

If you're using Debian Stable (a.k.a. Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie"), it's time to update it now. Why? Because Debian Project launched a new release, Debian GNU/Linux 8.7, which includes over 170 bug fixes and security updates.

New Linux WiFi Daemon Streamlines Networking Stack

If you’ve ever used an embedded Linux development device with wireless networking, you’ve likely benefited from the work of Marcel Holtmann, the maintainer of the BlueZ Bluetooth daemon since 2004, who spoke at an Embedded Linux Conference Europe panel in October...

You Can Now Have a Single ISO Image with All the Essential Ubuntu 16.10 Flavors

Softpedia was informed by Linux AIO developer Željko Popivoda about the availability for download of the Linux AIO (All-in-One) Ubuntu 16.10 Live DVD that contains all the essential Ubuntu 16.10 flavors.

Top 5: Most common Linux issues, Exercism for programming skills, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2017 7:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community, Linux
In this week's Top 5, we highlight common Linux issues, Exercism to improve your programming skills, how to get started as an open source programmer, a few to-do list managers, and Clang-format for clean code.

Killer Open Source Software

Open source's popularity continues to bloom. There is a staggering volume of proven open source software available to download. This compilation selects the best-of-breed ranging from software coded by individual programmers, small teams of enthusiasts, extending to large multinational corporations. We mostly recommend cross-platform software, but, where appropriate, make some exceptions.

Hide Complex Passwords in Plain Sight and Give Your Brain a Break

As far as people are concerned, there are essentially two types of passwords: the ones we can remember and the ones that are too complex for us to recall. We've learned the latter type is more secure, but it requires us to store impossible-to-memorize-password lists, creating a whole new set of problems. There are some clever tricks to help our brains out a bit, but for most of us the limit of our memory is regrettable. This tip offers a way to pull passwords from unexpected places using the Linux terminal.

How to fix the slow apt-get update issue on Linux machines

Over the last month, an odd issue tripped up Linux distributions that use apt-get for updating and upgrading. Upon issuing the command sudo apt-get update, the process would stall when connecting with any of the default repositories or slow to a crawl when downloading headers during the update process.

How to Speed up Odoo

  • RoseHosting.com Linux VPS Hosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Jan 14, 2017 11:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Odoo is the most popular ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software, written in Python and uses PostgreSQL as database back-end.

Microsoft Says Windows 7 Has Outdated Security, Wants You to Move to Windows 10

Windows 10 is now running on more than 20 percent of the world’s desktop computers, and yet, Microsoft’s bigger challenge isn’t necessarily to boost the market share of its latest operating system, but to convince those on Windows 7 to upgrade.

Build your own wiki on Ubuntu with DokuWiki

  • ThisHosting.Rocks; By ThisHosting.Rocks (Posted by Feenta on Jan 14, 2017 7:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
A tutorial on how to build and run your own wiki on your own Ubuntu server with DokuWiki

Discord chat and VOIP on Linux, game streaming on any device, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 14, 2017 5:51 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this open gaming roundup, we take a look at Discord, a popular chat and VOIP client among gamers which is now supported on Linux; a new Gaming as a Service platform LiquidSky; and more gaming news. Open gaming roundup for January 1-14, 2017 read more

AryaLinux 2017 is now available for public

AryaLinux is an Indian Linux distribution which is made using Linux From Scratch guide. This distribution uses alps as package management. Few hours ago Arya team released AryaLinux 2017 in Xfce and MATE editions. There are various changes made in this release and lots of new updates are included too.

How to Encrypt Your Hard Disk in Ubuntu

  • Make Tech Easier; By Derrik Diener (Posted by damien on Jan 14, 2017 12:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
In this article we’ll go over the benefits and downsides of encrypting an entire hard drive as well as the steps to encrypt a hard disk in Ubuntu. Let’s get started!

Ubuntu Budgie Devs Launch Wallpaper Contest for First Release as Official Flavor

In the good tradition of "wallpaper contests" organized for various Ubuntu flavors, the Ubuntu Budgie team is informing the Linux community about their Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) wallpaper contest.

3 open source music players: Aqualung, Lollypop, and GogglesMM

Music is a part of life. Wikipedia's article on the history of music contains this great phrase: "Since all people of the world, including the most isolated tribal groups, have a form of music...." Well, we open source folk form a tribe—that's for sure. I propose that our "form of music" includes open music players.

This Week in Open Source News: Linux Forces Improved Windows Gaming, Blockchains Importance Surges in 2017 & More

This week in Linux and OSS news, Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols explains why Linux is forcing Windows to up its gaming game, blockchain is especially important in the current sociopolitical climate, and more! Read on to keep on top of the most important tech stories.

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