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Analyzing Data

Mon, 2016-08-15 19:51
My first Web-related job was in 1995, developing Web applications fora number of properties at Time Warner. When I first started there, wehad a handful of programmers and managers handling all of thetasks. But over time, as happens in all growing companies andorganizations, we started to specialize.

Flatpak: A new framework for building and distributing desktop applications

Mon, 2016-08-15 18:54
Fragmentation is a longstanding Achilles heel for the Linux desktop. In a world of myriad incompatible distributions, popular apps are typically limited to one or two of the most popular distributions, and the creation of new apps is stifled. The impact of fragmentation on application developers offers a good example of the problem: To release an app for Linux, a developer must contend with different package formats and a baffling number of distributions, all of which have their own particular conventions.read more

IoTivity 2.0: What's in Store?

Mon, 2016-08-15 17:57
In May, we reported on an Embedded Linux Conference talk by Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT framework and the AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn spec.

runC: The little container engine that could

Mon, 2016-08-15 17:00
runC, a lightweight universal container runtime, is a command-line tool for spawning and running containers according to the Open Container Initiative (OCI) specification. That's the short version. The long version: The governance umbrella created by Docker, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, and many other partners to create a common and standardized runtime specification has a readable spec document for the runtime elements of a container, and a usable implementation based on code contributed to the OCI by Docker.read more

VMware survives GPL breach case, but plaintiff promises appeal

Mon, 2016-08-15 16:02
Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig's bid to have VMware's knuckles rapped for breaching the GNU General Public Licence (GPL) has failed, for now, after the Landgericht Hamburg found in Virtzilla's favour.

How to manage binary blobs with Git

Mon, 2016-08-15 15:05
n the previous six articles in this series we learned how to manage version control on text files with Git. But what about binary files? Git has extensions for handling binary blobs such as multimedia files, so today we will learn how to manage binary assets with Git.

Performance profiling with perf

Mon, 2016-08-15 13:38
Performance plays an important role in any computer program. It’s something which makes a user stay with your software. Imagine if your software took minutes to start even on a powerful machine. Or imagine it showed visible performance drops when doing some important work.... Continue Reading →

Skype for Windows Phone walked behind shed, shot heard

Mon, 2016-08-15 11:21
Microsoft's killed off a native Skype client for Windows Phone and will force users to rely on Web Skype instead. WinPho users won't be alone: Redmond will also discontinue Skype clients on Android 4.02 or lower and iOS 7. Microsoft has already announced that OS X and Linux will lose native clients under its Skype-for-the-cloud strategy.

SELKS 3.0 Screenshot Tour

Mon, 2016-08-15 09:03
The main change in SELKS 3.0 is the switch to the latest generation of the Elastic stack. On user side this means Kibana 3 has been replaced by Kibana 4. And this really means a lot. Kibana 4 is a complete rewrite of Kibana 3 being non backward compatible on data side. So, our team had to redo from scratch all dashboards and visualizations. The result is a new set of 11 ready-to-use dashboards and a lot of visualizations that you can use to build your own dashboards. On the ruleset management side, SELKS 3.0 comes with Scirius Community Edition 1.1.10 that has support for advanced Suricata feature like xbits.

Linux TCP flaw fix likely in next stable release

Mon, 2016-08-15 06:46
A patch to fix a weakness in the transmission control protocol used in the Linux kernel since 2012, which could lead to remote hijacking of Internet connections, is available in the public stable queue tree and is likely to be included in the next stable release.

Another Expert Weighs in on Election Hacking

Mon, 2016-08-15 04:29
Today the old Gray Lady, the New York Times, no less, weighed in on election hacking in an Op/Ed piece titled The Election Won't be Rigged. But it Could be Hacked... The solution, according to the author, is to require that all voting machines work off of hand-marked paper ballots that can then be reviewed after the election to discover any fraud. Incredibly, not only do many voting machines now in use not use paper ballots, but they don’t preserve any sort of primary electronic record, either – just the final totals (authentic or hacked, as the case may be).

CloudNativeDay Brings Containers, Microservices, PostgreSQL, Mantl.io, OpenWhisk and More

Mon, 2016-08-15 01:43
The first cloud native-focused event hosted by The Cloud Native Computing Foundation will gather leading technologists from open source cloud native communities in Toronto on Aug. 25, 2016, to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

Fuchsia is Google's latest operating system

Sun, 2016-08-14 23:49
Google has a new operating system project underway called Fuchsia. There's a GitHub page up and running, where you can find out about the Fuchsia kernel -- a kernel that is designed with scalability and multi-device, cross-platform compatibility in mind.

The $5 Onion Omega2 Linux computer is made to order for Internet of Things

Sun, 2016-08-14 21:54
The Onion Omega2 is an Arduino-compatible board which runs Linux natively. This means you can plug it in and get a command line or access the system via a desktop-like web interface. It has Wi-Fi built in and can be expanded to support cellular, Bluetooth, and GPS connections.

Virtual Machine Introspection: A Security Innovation With New Commercial Applications

Sun, 2016-08-14 20:00
A few weeks ago, Citrix and Bitdefender launched XenServer 7 and Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection, which together compose the first commercial application of the Xen Project Hypervisor’s Virtual Machine Introspection (VMI) infrastructure. In this article, we will cover why this technology is revolutionary and how members of the Xen Project Community and open source projects that were early adopters of VMI (most notably LibVMI and DRAKVUF) collaborated to enable this technology.

Access to TripleO QuickStart overcloud via sshuttle running on F24 WorkStation

Sun, 2016-08-14 18:06
Sshutle may be installed on Fedora 24 via straight forward `dnf -y install sshutle`So, when F24 has been set up as WKS for TripleO QuickStart deploymentto VIRTHOST , there is no need to install add-on FoxyProxy and tune it on firefox as well as connect from ansible wks to undergound via $ ssh -F ~/.quickstart/ssh.config.ansible undercloud -D 9090

Mirantis and SUSE support multiple Linux OpenStack clouds

Sun, 2016-08-14 16:11
OpenStack runs on Linux, but it has many moving parts. SUSE and Mirantis want to be your cloud integrator.

Scaling Out with SwarmKit

Sun, 2016-08-14 14:17
At LinuxCon+ContainerCon North America this month, Jérôme Petazzoni of Docker will present a free, all-day tutorial “Orchestrating Containers in Production at Scale with Docker Swarm.” As a preview to that talk, this article takes a look specifically at SwarmKit, an open source toolkit used to build multi-node systems.