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Oracle's automated database is a minimum viable release - analyst

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Oct 9, 2017 8:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Oracle
Larry's revolution is incremental change that DBAs need not fear OPENWORLD WRAP Oracle’s annual OpenWorld conference is over. The streets of San Francisco are free of the hordes of execs, devs and analysts, and everyone has gone home to mull over what they've learned.…

10 layers of Linux container security

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 9, 2017 6:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Containers provide an easy way to package applications and deliver them seamlessly from development to test to production. This helps ensure consistency across a variety of environments, including physical servers, virtual machines (VMs), or private or public clouds. These benefits are leading organizations to rapidly adopt containers in order to easily develop and manage the applications that add business value. read more

How To Enable Jumbo Frames In Linux

  •; By Nick Congleton (Posted by linuxer on Oct 9, 2017 4:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Are file transfers slow on your network? Are you constantly passing data between your computers? Well, maybe jumbo frames are for you. Jumbo frames are larger than standard network packet payloads. Normally the payload size or MTU(Maximum Transfer Unit) is set to 1500 bytes. Jumbo frames can support to 9000 bytes per packet. Jumbo frames decrease the overhead associated with transferring files by limiting the number of packets that your networking equipment needs to process.

BlackBerry Motion Is Now Official with Android 7.1 and No Physical Keyboard

Only a few days after it leaked online, the Android-powered BlackBerry Motion smartphone was made official earlier today by BlackBerry at the GITEX 2017 event that takes place these days in Dubai, UAE.

The most important Firefox command line options

  • ghacks; By Martin Brinkmann (Posted by bob on Oct 8, 2017 10:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
The following guide lists important command line options for Firefox. It is not a complete list of all available options, as many are used only for specific purposes that have little to no value to users of the browser.

Microsoft Lobbying, the EPO, and Software Patents Disguised as 'Internet of Things'

The European Patent Office (EPO) continues to act like a vassal of patent aggressors, Microsoft carries on pretending that it's no longer attacking Free software, and evidence shows that patent policy is being perturbed by lobbyists connected to Microsoft

Debian GNU/Linux 9.2 “Stretch” Released With Tons Of Fixes

In late July, The Debian Project released the first update of Debian 9 Stretch Stable in the form of Debian 9.1. This has been followed by the most recent Debian GNU/Linux 9.2 release.

3 Alternatives For Enabling Two-Factor Authentication On SSH

  •; By Elliot Cooper (Posted by ElliotCooper on Oct 8, 2017 9:44 AM EDT)
This guide provides instructions for enabling three different, multi-factor authentication systems for SSH.

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Ship with 18W PD Power Adapters and Support up to 27W Charging from Compliant Chargers

All of these devices now implement Type-C and PD support using the new Type-C Port Manager that is found in the Linux kernel.

Debian GNU/Linux 9.2 "Stretch" Update Introduces Over 150 Security and Bug Fixes

The Debian Project today announced the release of the second maintenance update of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system series, adding a considerable number of bug fixes and security patches.

Top 5: Open source Gmail alternatives, managing containers with Ansible, and more

In this week's top 5, we take a look at the Alpine email client, open source alternatives to Gmail, and more.

On encryption, the UK sets a collision course with Europe

Is encryption a threat to law and order, or an essential tool for staying secure online? Two events this week show how much disagreement there still is about it.

Severe flaws in DNS app create hacking risk for routers, smartphones, computers, IoT

Google researchers disclosed seven serious flaws in an open-source DNS software package Dnsmasq, which is is commonly preinstalled on routers, servers, smartphones, IoT devices and operating systems such the Linux distributions Ubuntu and Debian. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could be remotely exploited to run malicious code and hijack the device.

Cascadia Community Builder Award: 2017 winner announced

The Cascadia Community Builder Award recognizes a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the free software movement in the Cascadia region, and this year's winner is Lance Albertson. The award was presented in person on Saturday, October 7, at the Seattle GNU/Linux conference. read more

How To Install Microsoft Fonts In Ubuntu Linux

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 7, 2017 2:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Arial, Times New Roman, Impact, and Verdana are some of the most used sources. They are so widely used in the fact that whenever you open a Word document from any computer, you expect to immediately find its presence. However, in its newly installed Ubuntu (and many other Linux distributions), it is found that there is absolutely no trace of any of these sources.

7 deadly sins of documentation

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 7, 2017 12:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Documentation seems to be a perennial problem in operations. Everyone agrees that it's important to have, but few believe that their organizations have all the documentation they need. Effective documentation practices can improve incident response, speed up onboarding, and help reduce technical debt—but poor documentation practices can be worse than having no documentation at all. The 7 sins Do any of the following scenarios sound familiar? read more

Connect To Wifi From The Linux Command Line

  •; By Nick Congleton (Posted by linuxer on Oct 7, 2017 10:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Lots of people like graphical utilities for managing their computers, but plenty don't too. If you prefer command line utilities, managing WiFi can be a real pain. Well, it doesn't have to be. wpa_supplicant can be used as a command line utility. You can actually set it up easily with a simple configuration file.

Step aside, Windows! Open source and Linux are IT's new security headache

Windows has long been the world's biggest malware draw, exploited for decades by attackers. It continues today: The Carbon Black security firm analyzed 1,000 ransomware samples over the last six months and found that nearly 99% of them targeted Windows. That’s not news for IT administrators, of course. But this might be: Linux and other open-source software are emerging as serious malware targets.

This Week in Open Source: Linux Foundation Launches Open Source Networking Event Series, Skype For Linux Keeps Expanding, & More

This week in Linux and open source news, The Linux Foundation kicks off new Open Source Networking events, Skype for Linux keeps gaining new features.

Linux Journal October 2017

If someone asked me how the internet stays running, I'd probably say something like, "Bash scripts and cat photos." Because really, those two things pretty much encompass the human online experience. Bash scripts are quick snippets of timing-saving code, and cat photos are, well, photos of fluffy kitties. Most days, that's enough.

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