PostgreSQL is one of the most popular object-relational database management system (shortened to ORDBMS) and is 100% open-source. It is not purely about relations anymore: PostgreSQL is more and more about NoSQL as well. The following article is a short tutorial to... Continue Reading →
Canonical is very serious about its innovative Snappy technologies in Ubuntu, and they would like you to join them for a technical introduction to Ubuntu Snappy Core operating system and Snaps.
Debian Stable 8.5 is reminiscent of Ubuntu’s early days. It’s stable and fast, but just a wee bit stale.
After a little over a year of development, elementary is proud to announce the stable release of elementary OS Loki. Loki is the newest version of elementary OS, a design-oriented and open source Linux-based operating system for desktops and laptops. It succeeds Freya which was released in April of 2015.
VIDEO: Josh Aas, executive director of the Internet Security Research Group, discusses Let's Encrypt's mission and the technology that enables it.
The vulnerabilities, which are similar in severity to the Stagefright family of bugs disclosed last year, have been fixed in updates Google began distributing Tuesday. A large percentage of Android phones, however, aren't eligible to receive the fixes. Even those that do qualify don't receive them immediately (the September updates are currently not available as over-the-air downloads for either of the Nexus 5X devices in my household). That gives attackers crude blueprints for exploiting vulnerabilities that remain unpatched on millions of devices.
The open-source OpenDayLight Software Defined Networking (SDN) project is set to debut its fifth release this week, code named Boron. The Boron release follows the Beryllium update which debuted in February.
It's the Dell XPS 13 Developer Editon, here's why.
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. There is a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling from some of our favorites.
In this article, we will explain how to install GitBucket on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with Nginx as a reverse proxy. GitBucket is a Git platform powered by Scala with Github API compatibility. Some of the main features include public and private Git repositories, plug-in system, wiki, online editor, notifications …etc.
Gumstix unveiled a baseboard for TechNexion’s Linux-friendly, i.MX6-based, Pico-IM6X COM that can be customized with its Geppetto design service. Gumstix continues its Geppetto tour of major IoT-oriented ARM computer-on-modules with a customizable “PICO-IMX6 Development Board” designed to actualize the TechNexion PICO-IMX6 module.
The Ubuntu Snappy team, through Michael Vogt, was pleased to announce the availability of the first Beta images of the long-anticipated Ubuntu Snappy Core 16 operating system for embedded and IoT devices.
Open up your wallets—Sony might have as much as $55 for you. PlayStation 3 owners who lost the ability to run Linux on their consoles following a 2010 firmware update should soon be getting a notice from the console maker that it is settling a class-action lawsuit over the debacle.
With the current focus on the cloud it might seem that the Internet works from the center out -- if the Internet can be said to have a center. And with the massive move of IT infrastructure to the cloud, DevOps folks might be wondering what this means for the future of their careers and if increasing centralization will mean a shrinking job market, a question Robert Shimp with Oracle's Linux and virtualization unit, took a stab at answering at last month's LinuxCon.
Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Apricity OS 07.2016, and 10 big improvements in Android 7.0 Nougat.
At the Linux Security Summit last month, Google developer Kees Cook shared the current workings of the Kernel Self-Protection Project (KSPP). The project, he said, goes beyond user space and even beyond kernel integrity. The idea is to implement changes to help the kernel protect itself.
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