The Xen Project has fixed four vulnerabilities in its widely used virtualization software, two of which could allow malicious virtual machine administrators to take over host servers.
Pretty much any of the nearly 300 Linux distributions you'll find listed on Distrowatch can be made to work as servers. Since Linux's earliest days, users have been provisioning "all purpose" distributions such as Slackware, Debian and Gentoo to do heavy lifting as servers for home and business. That may be fine for the hobbyist, but its a lot of unnecessary work for the professional.
Containers are a major trend in deploying applications in both public and private clouds. But what exactly are containers, why have they become a popular deployment mechanism, and how will you need to modify your application to optimize it for a containerized environment? read more
TuxCut is an open source program that protects Linux computers against arpspoof attacks and also helps to block unwanted users on the network. Tuxcut is an alternative of Windows tool NetCut which is used for the same purpose of blocking unwanted users from the network. It is written in Python/Qt4 using PySide binding.
KDE has finished its fantastic week, celebrating 20 years of hacking and freedom fighting together with Qt, VLC and FSFE in Berlin. We finished our week with a fun day trip to Pfaueninsel, Berlin's Peacock Island. Videos from many of the talks are now available to download with the rest being added in the coming weeks. They are also linked from the conference program with slides, where available.
Nearly everyone in today's enterprises is connected throughout the day to a web browser, of which anywhere from 44–71% are Google Chrome. Seeking to make this vast number of users' work more productive is developer CodeLathe, whose new "amazingly easy-to-use" FileCloud extension for Google Chrome enables users to save documents, images and scre
Mass-scale collaboration in free and open source software has proven so successful the concept has expanded to free and open source hardware. A strong case can be made that the area of hardware with the most promise for an open source approach is appropriate technology (AT). read more
How BubbleAutomation used Linux to innovate in a industry with a reluctantly to change.
It's still Sunday in the U.S., so Linus Torvalds just published his weekly announcement to unleash yet another Release Candidate (RC) development snapshot of the upcoming Linux 4.8 kernel series.
In a previous article, I looked at four web-based alternatives to Evernote. I realize, however, that not everyone wants or needs to have their notes available on the web. Many people just want to do everything locally on their computers. That's not a problem since there are more than a few open source note taking applications for your desktop. In this article, I take a look at four of those applications. read more
Samba 4.5 has been released and it is the latest, newest stable branch of the widely-used, free, cross-platform, and open-source software project that re-implements the SMB/CIFS networking protocol on UNIX-like platforms.
Hobbyists latched on to the idea of micro-sized, Linux-capable computers. Since the launch of the first Raspberry Pi, we’ve seen several revisions to the Raspberry Pi, and many other similar electronics boards.
Bodhi Linux developer Jeff Hoogland is pleased to announce the release of the second Alpha development snapshot of his upcoming Bodhi 4.0.0 GNU/Linux distribution.
Brace up for the new Linux-based all-powerful lineup that has been said to be capable of doing just about anything. According to IBM who made the announcement, the new X86 based servers are made with heavy computing in mind.
Bruce Dubbs from the Linux From Scratch project, which let users build their own Linux-based operating systems from scratch, proudly announced the release of the LFS 7.10 and BLFS 7.10 books.
Dstat – versatile tool for generating system resource statistics & replacement for vmstat, iostat, netstat and ifstat. Dstat is another handy tool for monitoring systems during performance tuning tests, benchmarks or troubleshooting. It overcomes some of other tools limitations and adds some extra features, more counters and flexibility.
We reported the other day that the long-term supported Linux 3.14 kernel branch is about to reach end of its life, and that one more maintenance version will be released in the next couple of weeks.
Markdown is one of most popular document formats among developers and non-developers alike. It is easy to write and understand, but organizing Markdown docs is difficult. In this post I will introduce you to Doctor, a documentation server, that lets you manage your project's documentation with minimum effort. read more
LinuxCertified, Inc. announced its next three day, hands-on course that provides attendees with experience in creating Linux kernel source code within various subsystems of the Linux kernel. This course teaches attendees to acquaints developers with the fundamental subsystems, data structures, and API of the Linux kernel This class is scheduled for September 14th - 16th, 2016.
Containers and cloud native are great technologies, but what is the larger business context? Why should the pointy-haired bosses care? Joe Beda of Accel Partners described the tremendous business value of DevOps done right in his keynote presentation at LinuxCon North America in August.