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Security Researchers Find Two New Variants of the Spectre Vulnerability

Security researchers from Google and Microsoft have publicly disclosed today a third and fourth variant of the industry-wide issue known as the Spectre vulnerability.

VMware OpenStack 5 Rolls Out for Data Centers and Telecoms

Although VMware has been releasing VIO since 2015, having two versions of the offering is relatively new, with the first release of Carrier and Data Center editions taking place last September. The Carrier version is designed to address specific requirements by telecoms deploying NFV-based network services, especially as they prepare for the 5G world.

VMware Announces OpenStack 5, Tesla Releases Some Source Code, KDE's Plasma 5.13 Beta and More

News briefs for May 21, 2018.

Linux Foundation LFCE: Hugues Clouâtre

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on May 22, 2018 4:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community, Linux
How well does the certification prepare you for the real world? To help illustrate that, this series features some of those who have recently passed the certification examinations. These testimonials should serve to help you decide if either Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) or Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) certification is right for you. In this article, we talk with recently certified LFCE Hugues Clouâtre.

Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" Will Reach End of Security Support on June 17, 2018

The Debian Project announced over the weekend that it plans to end support for regular security updates for the Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" operating system series beginning next month.

VMware ready to release new OpenStack cloud program

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 22, 2018 2:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
VMware's heart is proprietary, but to to deliver its functionality to customers, it uses open-source OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud.

OpenStack Moves Beyond the Cloud to Open Infrastructure

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 22, 2018 12:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
At the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, the open-source effort outlines its efforts to help enable open infrastructure.

Git, Python web frameworks, AI, machine learning, Android, Linux, and more must-reads

Our big hit last week was the latest installment in our new Git series by Kedar Vijay Kulkarni, followed by the newest article in our Python web framework series by Nicholas Hunt-Walker. Here's what else you don't want to miss.

Lucky 13? Red Hat releases Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 21, 2018 10:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
The latest release of Red Hat's OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud focuses on using open-source OpenStack to bridge the gap between private and public clouds.

Tesla inches toward GPL compliance in low gear: Source code forcibly ejected into public

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 21, 2018 9:11 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
Some software blueprints doled out after years of complaints Following five years of hectoring, Tesla has released a portion of the open-source code it's obligated to provide under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).…

Bodhi Linux 5.0 Enters Development Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, First Alpha Is Out

Today, Bodhi Linux developer Jeff Hoogland kicked off the development of the upcoming Bodhi Linux 5.0 operating system by seeding the first Alpha milestone to public testers.

Cookies That Go the Other Way

The web's underlying protocol, HTTP, is distributed and collaborative. It doesn't say we need to be subordinate to websites, always consenting to those sites' terms and policies. It doesn't even say we have to be calves to the websites' cows. Consent can go the other way. And so can cookies. So let's bake some.

Add subtitles to your web videos with Amara

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 21, 2018 5:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Think of a foreign-language movie or song that you'd like to understand more deeply. Imagine being able to watch the movie at an airport with the sound muted to avoid interference with announcements. Wouldn't a subtitle improve your viewing experience (and your tiring layover)? read more

Guide to Linux Environment Variables

  • RoseHosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on May 21, 2018 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Objects that are given by names and contain data used by at least one, usually multiple applications are called environment variables. Put simply, an environment variable is nothing more than a variable that has a name and a value.

How to Install and Configure KVM on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server

KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is an open source full virtualization solution for Linux like systems, KVM provides virtualization functionality using the virtualization extensions like Intel VT or AMD-V.

GNOME 3.30 Desktop to Introduce New App for Finding Free Internet Radio Stations

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 21, 2018 1:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
The GNOME Project has been working for a while on a new app called Internet Radio Locator, which apparently will make its debut with the upcoming GNOME 3.30 release of the desktop environment.

Linux vs. Unix: What's the difference?

If you are a software developer in your 20s or 30s, you've grown up in a world dominated by Linux. It has been a significant player in the data center for decades, and while it's hard to find definitive operating system market share reports, Linux's share of data center operating systems could be as high as 70%, with Windows variants carrying nearly all the remaining percentage. Developers using any major public cloud can expect the target system will run Linux. read more

Ansible Tutorial: Introduction to simple Ansible commands

  • https://linuxtechlab.com; By Shusain (Posted by linuxtechlab on May 21, 2018 11:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
looking at the syntax of a simple ansible commands,

Audacity quick tip: quickly remove background noise

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on May 21, 2018 10:02 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
When recording sounds on a laptop — say for a simple first screencast — many users typically use the built-in microphone. However, these small microphones also capture a lot of background noise. In this quick tip, learn how to use Audacity in Fedora to quickly remove the background noise from audio files. Installing Audacity Audacity […]

How to modify an rpm package using rpmrebuild

Packages to be installed with RPM package manager have the .rpm extension and are basically archives which contain the files provided by a library or an application plus information needed for the package to be installed and run correctly, such as its dependencies. In this tutorial we will learn how to use rpmrebuild, a very powerful tool which let us modify an existing rpm package without having to rebuild it from source code.

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