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Let's Encrypt Partnership Promises Open, Better Web Security

There's a good chance the software that runs your cloud, stores your data and serves your websites is open source. Soon, the SSL/TSL certificate that encrypts it can be, too -- or something close to it, at least, if Let's Encrypt, an initiative back by Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai and others to build an open certificate authority, succeeds.

Q4OS Is the Perfect Distro for People Who Want a Windows OS, Only Safer

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Nov 26, 2014 1:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Q4OS is a Linux distribution built to offer a similar experience to Windows XP. It's been around for a long time and now the developers have released yet another update for the operating system.

How to set the PATH variable in Bash

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Nov 26, 2014 12:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
The Bash shell is a command language interpreter for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. There are other shells like it, but it has become the most popular, and it is the default shell in Linux and Mac OS X. Bash was designed as a free replacement for the Bourne shell, one of the earliest shells for the Unix operating system. It (the Bourne shell) was named after its creator – Stephen Bourne.

How to install a paravirtualized Xen guest

This is a follow-up to the Xen hypervisor installation article. By this point you have a workstation - perhaps an old laptop or desktop - running the Xen hypervisor and Debian Jessie. You can now add a few guest machines. This procedure installs a copy of Debian Jessie into a Xen image, then uses that […]Continue reading... The post How to install a paravirtualized Xen guest appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install Xen hypervisor on unused old hardware

Why VMware and Citrix will support Linux VDI

There's only a handful of customers who need Linux VDI, but that doesn't change the fact that they need it. In shops that use both Linux and Windows, a unified virtualization tool from VMware and Citrix could hit the spot.

Mapping the world with open source

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 26, 2014 9:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the world of geospatial technology, closed source solutions have been the norm for decades. But the tides are slowly turning as open source GIS software is gaining increasing prominence. Paul Ramsey, senior strategist at the open source company Boundless, is one of the people trying to change that. read more

About Linux Weekly News - Distro Review Week

  • linux.about.com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Nov 26, 2014 9:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
This week's news includes links to reviews for Scientific Linux, openSUSE and Caine Linux. There is also an insight into one man's journey to Linux and an interview with Jens Reuterberg.

Linux-based AUV maps Antarctic sea ice thickness

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Nov 26, 2014 6:56 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Woods Hole Oceanographic used a Linux-based “SeaBED” AUV to build the first 3D map of Antarctic sea ice — and found it’s thicker than had been estimated. Every now and then we see some good news about climate change sprinkled in with all the increasingly dire warnings. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that solar […]

NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Nov 26, 2014 5:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Now you can run your own intelligence agency The NSA has decided to let the public have a peek at what it's been up to, for a change, by promising to release some of its data analysis tools under an open-source license.…

Fedora 21 Innovates in Docker Cloud Virtualization with Project Atomic

Fedora 21 will feature significant innovations in Docker container-based virtualization and cloud app deployment as a result of Project Atomic, making it one of the first Docker-friendly Linux distributions.

2014: Year of open source miracles

Open source software is still software and vulnerabilities are expected. Unlike a filesystem bug or a kernel panic, they cause no pain until they strike.

uib gmbh announces the release 4.0.5 of the client management system opsi

opsi 4.0.5 comes with several new features as managing Linux-Clients and UEFI Support

Open food developers have a message for you

Growstuff is an open source project to build a crop database from growers' knowledge, crowdsourcing information about who plants what food, when and where they plant it, and how they harvest it. Find it on GitHub.

A review of PC-BSD 10.1

  • ITworld; By Jim Lynch (Posted by jimlynch on Nov 26, 2014 1:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
In today's open source roundup: LinuxBSDos.com reviews PC-BSD 10.1. Plus: The dangers of the Less command for Linux users, and can a Redditor get an entry level sys admin job with no degree?

Survey: Public Clouds, File Syncing and Data Privacy Dangers

A survey from enterprise information management company M-Files says a majority of employees use public cloud file-syncing and sharing services for sensitive data.

Canonical Is Still Considering Turning the Phone into a Mini-PC

Canonical is working to complete their idea of convergence with the launch of Ubuntu Touch, a new operating system for mobile devices. The desktop flavor of Ubuntu will eventually share the same code with the mobile one, and their plans go even further than that.

Android game console runs on quad-core Cortex-A17

Ugoos announced a “micro game console” spin-off of its Android-based quad-core Cortex-A17 UT3 media player, and released an Ubuntu 14.10 build for the UT3.

Fedora Council Election Results

  • Fedora Project; By Matthew Miller (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2014 9:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Congratulations to Rex Dieter and Langdon White, the elected representatives for the first Fedora Council!

Docker Update Fixes Pair of Critical Security Flaws

The open-source Docker container virtualization technology has emerged as one of the hottest and most hyped technologies of the year. Docker, however, isn't immune from security vulnerabilities, as a pair of recent updates illustrate.

NSA partners with Apache to release open-source data traffic program

The National Security Agency has released a new open-source program for data network interoperability.

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