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Linux kernel source code repositories get better security

The Linux Foundation is strengthening the walls around the Linux kernel's source code Git repositories.

Embedded Linux Conference and LinuxCon Europe schedules posted

The Linux Foundation announced the schedule for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe, to be held Oct. 13-15 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Since the Linux Foundation posted the initial list of keynotes for the LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC (Embedded Linux Conference) Europe in early July, the Linux advocacy organization has announced two more. […]

How to configure a network printer and scanner on Ubuntu desktop

In a previous article, we discussed how to install several kinds of printers (and also a network scanner) in a Linux server. Today we will deal with the other end of the line: how to access the network printer/scanner devices from a desktop client. Network Environment For this setup, our server's (Debian Wheezy 7.2) IP […]Continue reading... The post How to configure a network printer and scanner on Ubuntu desktop appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to set up a USB network printer and scanner server on Debian How to disable touchpad on Debian or Ubuntu Desktop How to install and configure Nvidia Optimus driver on Ubuntu

Why the operating system matters in a containerized world

Applications running in Linux containers are isolated within a single copy of the operating system running on a physical server. This approach stands in contrast to hypervisor-based virtualization in which each application is bound to a complete copy of a guest operating system and communicates with the hardware through the intervening hypervisor. As a result, containers consume very few system resources such as memory and impose essentially no performance overhead on the application. read more

Git Tracking Relationships: Use the Full Power of Git Branches

  • Dr. Dobb's Open Source Articles (Posted by tuxchick on Aug 19, 2014 9:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A simple, built-in option keeps branches in sync automatically.

LibreOffice 4.3 (PC) review: A powerful but dated Office clone

Microsoft Office might still be the de facto name in office suites, but the free, open-source LibreOffice has been one of the top contenders in the space for years. And while the recent update to version 4.3 is light on grand, sweeping changes, it still cements the suite's place as a solid contender to tackle your productivity needs.

After a 10-year Linux migration, Munich considers switching back to Windows and Office

For the past decade, Munich has been the poster child for open-source advocates, who pointed to its successful migration from a Microsoft platform to one built on Linux and OpenOffice. Now, a newly elected government has called in experts to see whether it's time to switch back.

This app will shut down everything on your phone until you call your mom back

Never underestimate your mom, kids — especially if she learns how to code. Sharon Standifird’s son knows this all too well.

Linux-on-the-desktop pioneer Munich now considering a switch back to Windows

The world is still waiting for the year of Linux on the desktop, but in 2003 it looked as if that goal was within reach. Back then, the city of Munich announced plans to switch from Microsoft technology to Linux on 14,000 PCs belonging to the city's municipal government. While the scheme suffered delays, it was completed in December 2013. There's only been one small problem: users aren't happy with the software, and the government isn't happy with the price.

Xen hypervisor targets automotive virtualization role

The Xen Project’s Embedded and Automotive initiative will bring its hypervisor to a GlobalLogic IVI stack combining a fast-boot Android with Linux or QNX. The Xen Project Collaborative Project has launched an Embedded and Automotive initiative to expand its virtualization technology beyond the datacenter and cloud realms. Initially, the subproject will center on a collaboration […]

HandyLinux 1.6 - A sample of what can be achieved using the power of Debian

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Aug 19, 2014 3:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
HandyLinux 1.6 is based on Debian Wheezy. It is designed for young and old people looking for simplicity. Developed using the Debian Live Build tools, HandyLinux shows a sample of what can be achieved utilising the power of Debian.

Debian: 3006-1: xen: Summary

  • LinuxSecurity.com; By Benjamin D. Thomas (Posted by bob on Aug 19, 2014 2:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story, Security; Groups: Debian
Multiple security issues have been discovered in the Xen virtualisation solution which may result in information leaks or denial of service.

As DBMS wars continue, PostgreSQL shows most momentum

When it comes to the most popular database management systems, the top three are no surprise; but relatively unheralded PostgreSQL is gaining. And, despite what you may have heard, relational databases still rule.

Is KVM or Docker Faster for Server Virtualization?

Server and cloud administrators have long had multiple virtualization options to choose from. In 2014, Docker container virtualization has emerged as yet another choice and according to research from IBM, it could well be the best choice in terms of performance.

Security Hardening with Ansible

Ansible is an open-source automation tool developed and released by Michael DeHaan and others in 2012. DeHaan calls it a "general-purpose automation pipeline" (see Resources for a link to the article "Ansible's Architecture: Beyond Configuration Management").

Is fragmentation a thing of the past for Android?

In today's Android roundup: Fragmentation may not be the problem it once was for Android. Plus: What will you do with Android Wear devices? And check out the top ten Android action games.

Red Hat: 2014:1073-01: nss, nss-util, nss-softokn: Low Advisory

Updated nss, nss-util, and nss-softokn packages that fix one security issue, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Rackspace Adds Redis Open Source Data Store Support to ObjectRocket

ObjectRocket, the database-as-a-service platform owned by Rackspace, now supports Redis, the open source, in-memory key-value data cache and store.

Raspbian explained

The operating system that helps to power a Raspberry Pi – but what exactly is a Raspbian and what makes it Linux?

The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches now?

  • The Register; By Gavin Clarke (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2014 7:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
Patch early and patch often is the advice of security professionals when it comes to software updates. Yet sysadmins will be increasingly leery of applying such an approach to Windows systems following Microsoft's latest botch job.

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