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30 sys admins to follow on SysAdmin Day

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 31, 2015 10:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Systems administrators: They keep our high-tech world up and running. From capacity planning, to 3 a.m. phone calls, to retiring that 10-year-old server that uses more power than your whole house, sys admins do it all. Open source communities would not be able to thrive without the networks, services, and tools that allow for communication and collaboration, and sys admins are the ones who work thanklessly year-round to keep them going. read more

Linux-friendly COM Express module floats 3rd Gen Cores

Acrosser has introduced a pair of COM Express Type 6 Basic modules based on circa-2013 Core i7/i3 CPUs from Intel’s extended lifecycle, embedded roadmap. Being compatible with PICMG’s COM Express Type 6 Basic specifications, Acrosser’s “AMB-HM76B1″ computer-on-module has much in common with other embedded board vendors’ products in the same form factor. In Acrosser’s case, […]

Systemd v223 released

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on Jul 31, 2015 8:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Linux
Systemd the (controversial) replacement for the old SysV init system is now at version 223, as anounced by developer David Herrmann.

This release has some code cleanups and some nice additions to networkd.

Don't want pranksters 'bricking' your Android? Just stop using the internet, duh - Google

Thanks for the top tip, now where's the patch for this bug? Video Trend Micro peeps say they have discovered a security bug that miscreants can exploit to seemingly murder millions of Android smartphones.

Ubuntu MATE Will Offer a Choice Between Ubuntu Software Center and App Grid

Ubuntu MATE devs recently decided to remove the Ubuntu Software Center from the default installation. The decision was met with some resistance, but a lot of users expressed their support for the removal of the Ubuntu Software Center. Now, the team has explained what are they putting in its place.

The best new OpenStack tips and tricks

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Jul 31, 2015 5:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
OpenStack is a big project, and keeping it all running smoothly (or just learning what how to get started) can be a big undertaking. Even if you're a contributor to the project, there's a lot to keep track of, especially with the projects you might be less familiar with. Of course, the official documentation as well as a number of OpenStack training and certification programs can be a big help with learning more, but community-authored tutorials are a great supplement.

Remote denial of service vulnerability exposes BIND servers

BIND operators released new versions of the DNS protocol software overnight to patch a critical vulnerability which can be exploited for use in denial-of-service cyberattacks.

Groups urge Obama to oppose cyberthreat sharing bills

U.S. President Barack Obama should oppose legislation intended to let businesses share cyberthreat information with each other and with government agencies because the bill would allow the sharing of too much personal information, a coalition of digital rights groups and security experts said.

3 Twitter Clients For Linux That You Don't Want To Miss

Do you use Twitter? Ofcourse. Do you access twitter through web browser to get notifications? Yes. Then you are missing out some great apps that can provide you the same features as web twitter client. There are numerous of twitter clients for Linux that notify on the desktop whenever something happens on twitter. I'm compiling a list of 3 twitter clients for Linux that you will find very useful. So let's get started!

LibreOffice 4.4.5 "Still" Arrives with Over 80 Fixes

The Document Foundation announced that LibreOffice 4.4.5 has been released and is now available for download. Until the launch of the new LibreOffice 5.0, in August, this is the most advanced version of the office suite you can find.

VectorLinux 7.1 "Light" Screencast and Screenshots

Vector Linux Light 7.1 is released and available for download. A big "Thank You!" goes out to all the contributors and testers who helped make this possible.

Kubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 Is Now Available for Download with the Latest KDE Plasma 5

The Kubuntu development team has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the second Alpha build of the upcoming Kubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system.

Oracle: Docker container tech will be in the Zone on Solaris

Larry's Unix to support cross-platform containers with unique Solaris features. Oracle is the latest company to get on the Docker bandwagon, having announced support for the application container technology to come in a future version of Solaris Unix.…

An Open Letter to Microsoft's CEO: Don't Roll Back the Clock on Choice and Control

Satya, I am writing to you about a very disturbing aspect of Windows 10. Specifically, that the update experience appears to have been designed to throw away the choice your customers have made about the Internet experience they want.

Lubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 Is Ready for Download, Still Using the LXDE Desktop Environment

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 30, 2015 9:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
The development team behind Lubuntu announced a few minutes ago the release of the second Alpha build for the upcoming Lubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) distribution.

Django Models and Migrations

In my last two articles, I looked at the Django Web application framework, written in Python. Django's documentation describes it as an MTV framework, in which the acronym stands for model, template and views.

COM Express Type 6 module revs up to 3.2GHz Core i7

CompuLab, which debuted its first COM Express modules last month, has added a high-end Type 6 module using Intel's Core i7/i5/i3 CPUs, clocked up to 3.2GHz. Last month, Israel-based CompuLab unleashed its first series of COM Express modules, based on Intel's Broadwell and BayTrail SoCs, and AMD's Embedded G-Series and E-Series SoCs.

What value do you bring to your company?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 30, 2015 6:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Imagine you're caught in the elevator with the Chief Financial Officer or CEO of your company. They look at you and ask, "So, what value do you bring to this company?" Hopefully the senior leaders of your company don't enjoy asking intimidating questions in the elevator, but this question, I think, is completely fair; everyone should be able to answer it confidently. read more

Safeguarding Choice and Control Online

We are calling on Microsoft to “undo” its aggressive move to override user choice on Windows 10 Mozilla exists to bring choice, control and opportunity to everyone on the Web. We build Firefox and our other products for this reason. … Continue reading

'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

Readership turns to Microsoft as one and asks 'what are you DOING?' Mailbag “Clearly the first year of ‘free’ is really beta testing – what should a sensible IT manager do?” asks one Reg reader Down Under. I’ve heard this from a few of you and collected your thoughts.…

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