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Kubernetes by the numbers: 10 compelling stats

  •; By Kevin Casey (Posted by crudder on Nov 7, 2017 9:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
How quickly has Kubernetes’ popularity soared? By most accounts, very quickly. Earlier this year, Cloud Native Computing Foundation executive director Dan Kohn penned a blog post that dug into that claim. People regularly tout Kubernetes as one of the highest velocity projects ever in open source history: Does the data back it up?

How to Monetize an Open Source Project

"The number one tangent to monetization in any open source product is adoption, because the key to monetizing an open source product is you flip what I would call the sales funnel upside down," he told ITPro at the recent All Things Open conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Apache OpenOffice: We're OK with not being super cool... PS: Watch out for that Mac bug

Version 4.1.4 did fix four security vulnerabilities, and that's one less than the five that appear to be outstanding for the software, based on two reported in the November 2016 minutes of Apache Foundation Board of Directors' meeting and three reported in the April 2017 minutes.

Krita 4.0 Digital Painting App Promises Big Performance Improvements, Pixel Grid

If you're wondering what's going on with the development of the major Krita 4.0 release of the open-source and cross-platform digital painting app, the devs have a huge update for us today.

5 ways blockchain can accelerate open organizations

Looking at the open organization principles (transparency, inclusivity, adaptability, collaboration, community) and the reasons we practice them (building a network of people dedicated to a purpose and sharing the same ethical standards, for example), I started wondering how these principles would be influenced by an increasingly important emerging technology: blockchain. read more

Different Types Of Ubuntu Software On Law

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Nov 7, 2017 4:10 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
The only difference between Ubuntu and some other 100% Free Linux distros is the different types of software that you are allowed to use.

How To Protect Server Against Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On Linux

Fail2ban is an intrusion prevention software, framework which protect server against brute force attacks.

CAINE 9.0 Linux Helps Investigators With Computer Security Forensics

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Nov 7, 2017 1:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
New release of security-focused Linux distribution adds new tools to help researchers with investigations.

Slicing Scientific Data

I've covered scientific software in previous articles that either analyzes image information or actually generates image data for further analysis. In this article, I introduce a tool that you can use to analyze images generated as part of medical diagnostic work.

Getting started with Gnocchi

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 7, 2017 11:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Gnocchi is an open source time series database created in 2014 when OpenStack was looking for a highly scalable, fault-tolerant time series database that did not depend on a specialized database (e.g., Hadoop, Cassandra, etc.). read more

Creating a high availability setup for Linux on Power

This article is about high availability or disaster recovery and fail-over for Linux on Power virtual machines (VMs) or logical partitions (LPARs). The solution described in this article works for all Linux distributions available for IBM POWER8 and later processor-based servers. Open source software used in this solution are: DRBD and heartbeat, which are available for all supported distributions. We have used Ubuntu v16.04, supported on IBM Power servers to explain and verify the solution.

Sandbox your applications with Firejail

  • OWN YOUR BITS; By nachoparker (Posted by netblue30 on Nov 7, 2017 9:18 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Even the best written software can contain vulnerabilities that can be exploited. With the advent of container technologies, such as docker, flatpak or LXC, many have suggested to use them to isolate software from the rest of the system and in doing so mitigate the harm of possible breaches.

What's the difference between open source software and free software?

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 7, 2017 8:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Do you use "open source software" or "free software"? Although there are different rules for free software licenses (four freedoms) and open source licenses (Open Source Definition), what is not apparent from those two sets of rules is: read more

Apache Kafka Reaches 1.0 Milestone for Open-Source Distributed Streaming Platform

  • Enterprise Apps Today; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Nov 7, 2017 7:01 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Apache, Cloud
Widely deployed open-source technology already used by major enterprises including Goldman Sachs, ING and Capital One reaches a critical milestone.

5 of the Best Linux Distros for Gaming

While any Linux distro may be used for gaming, there are some distros specifically optimized for gaming. Here are some of the best Linux distros for gaming.

MINIX: Intel's hidden in-chip operating system

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Nov 7, 2017 4:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel
Buried deep inside your computer's Intel chip is the MINIX operating system and a software stack, which includes networking and a web server. It's slow, hard to get at, and insecure as insecure can be.

Modular, rugged, fanless mini-PC runs Linux Mint on Apollo Lake

Compulab’s Linux-ready, 112 x 84 x 34mm “Fitlet2” mini-PC features an Apollo Lake SoC, -40 to 85°C support, and M.2 and “FACET” expansion. Compulab has upgraded its rugged Fitlet line of mini-PCs, switching from AMD to Intel Apollo Lake processors up to a quad-core Atom x7-E3950. The Fitlet2 is available with Linux Mint or Windows 10...

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 Puts the Cloud in a Container

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Nov 7, 2017 2:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
As the OpenStack Summit in Sydney kicks off, Red Hat debuts it's latest cloud infrastructure release.

Why hybrid cloud is the best of both worlds

  •; By James Swanson (Posted by crudder on Nov 7, 2017 1:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
For CIOs considering cloud, start with the overall digital strategy and work backward

Edge computing moves the open cloud beyond the data center

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 7, 2017 12:09 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
When we think of cloud computing, most of us envision large-scale, centralized data centers running thousands of physical servers. As powerful as that vision sounds, it actually misses the biggest new opportunity: distributed cloud infrastructure. read more

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