The Snappy vs. Flatpak story continues, and Canonical is now demonstrating how easy it is to roll out a vendor-independent Snap store on the recently released Fedora 24 Linux operating system.
A couple of days ago, Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth finally answered one of the big questions many members of the GNU/Linux community had been asking since the unveiling of Snaps as universal binary formats for major Linux kernel-based operating systems.
In the past we have had a tradition of sponsoring EMEA contributors that would like to attend Flock but are not going to receive funding as speakers.
FMN is the FedMsg Notification service. It allows any contributors (or actually, anyone with a FAS account) to tune what notification they want to receive and how.
This week is the Google Summer of Code 2016 midterm evaluation week. Over the past month since the program started, I’ve learned more about the technology I’m working with, implementing it within my infrastructure, and moving closer to completing my proposal. My original project proposal details how I am working with Ansible to bring improved automation for WordPress platforms within Fedora, particularly to the Fedora Community Blog and the Fedora Magazine.
It’s baseball season, and in baseball about this time of year talk turns to trades. Well, I’ve been traded for one game…er, review. That means that although I’ve downloaded and installed Fedora 24 on our test machine, I can’t really give it a full review here. However, I’ll make sure to point you to the review as soon as it goes up “on another network,” as Johnny Carson used to say. All I can tell you now is that so far it seems to do what it does well.
iOS vs. Android has always been a burning topic for debates all over the internet. There are numerous users who have changed their Android smartphone with an Apple iPhone and later regretted their decision. In this article I’ll point out the reasons for which Android users switch to iOS and the problems they face after it.
In the first quarter of 2016, the global market share of Android was 84.1% in the first quarter of 2016. On the other hand, iOS with 14.8% market share worldwide was the next closest platform. However, the global market share of iOS witnessed a decline from 17.9% during the corresponding period last year.
The Microsoft Red Hat partnership became one of the more attention-grabbing alliances of 2015. The two became chummy after years of fierce rivalry when Red Hat solutions were made available on Microsoft Azure as well as colocation of support personnel. The partnership would also see Microsoft offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the first choice for enterprise Linux workloads on Microsoft Azure.
The open source leader has made a habit of churning out consistent, profitable growth, even as its would-be open source peers rake in billions from VCs only to see it evaporate in the frenzied pursuit of paying customers. I've suggested that such companies need to become boring like Red Hat, but Red Hat's growth no longer looks pedestrian.
Coming hot on the heels of the Linux AIO Debian Live 7.11.0 release, Linux AIO Debian Live 8.4 is now available for download for all those who want to have a single ISO image with all the essential Debian GNU/Linux 8.5.0 Live CDs.
Linux AIO Debian Live 8.5.0 will offer you a bootable, live ISO image that contains the Debian GNU/Linux 8.5.0 Cinnamon, Debian GNU/Linux 8.5.0 KDE, Debian GNU/Linux 8.5.0 GNOME, Debian GNU/Linux 8.5.0 MATE, Debian GNU/Linux 8.5.0 Xfce, and Debian GNU/Linux 8.5.0 LXDE Live editions.
Hating jetlag based headache. Disturbed to see the Brexit result. Review wiki RecentChanges. Answer some questions about Launchpad on #debian-mentors. Whitelisted one user in the wiki anti-spam system. Reviewed and sponsored yamllint 1.2.2-1 upload. Noted OFSET repo is broken and updated Freeduc info. Noted the Epidemic-Linux website is having database issues. Noted that Facebook finally completely dropped their RSS feeds, dropped Facebook RSS feed URL generation from the Debian derivatives census scripts and notified the affected derivatives. Cleared up Tanglu hash sum mismatches again. Minor changes to Planet Debian derivatives.
Running Docker containers securely as part of a DevOps pipeline is a process that has many steps and requires diligence. That's the message coming from Cem Gurkok, lead information security engineer at Salesforce, in a session at the DockerCon 16 conference here.
While containers do represent a somewhat different paradigm for developers, security professionals might have a different view.
Docker is one of the most hyped technologies in IT today, as containers have gone mainstream. At the DockerCon 16 event, which was held June 19-21 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, 4,000 people gathered to learn and talk about Docker. Among the news coming out of the event was the release of Docker 1.12, which includes an integrated container orchestration capability referred to as Swarm mode. Docker CEO Ben Golub, meanwhile, said IaaS and PaaS either deliver too little or too much of what an organization needs, so he sees the emerging containers-as-a-service (CaaS) space growing, which is where Docker is aiming to play with its Docker Datacenter technology. Golub also announced a public beta of the Docker Store, which is a curated set of containerized applications that users can obtain, Also debuting was the public beta release of the Docker native application for Windows and Mac, opening up those products from the private beta that was first announced in March. Other public
betas announced at DockerCon were Docker for Azure and Docker for AWS public clouds. The general idea with the new public beta releases is to provide more seamless, integrated experiences for users of specific platforms when using Docker. In a keynote at the conference, Docker founder Solomon Hykes claimed most people don't care about containers; they actually just really care about applications. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the DockerCon 16 conference.
There is a lot of hype and some confusion in the world of IT today about precisely what Docker is and how it enables the emerging world of micro-services. At the Dockercon 16 conference this week in Seattle, there were many talks explaining Docker capabilities, but it was perhaps the Day 2 keynotes that explained it best with some exemplary metaphors.
According to Keith Fulton, CTO at ADP, Docker is a lot like chicken nuggets and waffle cones (though not necessarily eaten together at the same time). ADP, one of the world's largest payroll processing firms, has over 630,000 clients. Fulton noted that ADP does more than just payroll today, and considered itself to be a Human Capital Management (HCM) firm, with services including recruiting and 401K planning.
The developers of the KaOS Linux operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the KaOS 2016.06 ISO image with some very exciting goodies.
First and foremost, the devs have decided to move the distribution from the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series to Linux kernel 4.6, which makes it possible to fully automate the early microcode update. Furthermore, the default desktop environment has been migrated to the Beta of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.7.
The developers of one of the smallest GNU/Linux operating systems, Tiny Core, have announced that the next point release in the Tiny Core Linux 7 series, version 7.2, is now open for development.
Tiny Core Linux 7.2 RC1 (Release Candidate 1) has been released today, June 25, 2016, and it lets early adopters and public testers get an early taste of what's coming to the final Tiny Core Linux 7.2 operating system in the coming weeks.
He made the said comment in a Weibo post, where-in he also noted that Google's mobile OS has promoted the development of smartphones, which in turn has benefited consumers.
Interestingly, he didn't say anything about whether or not Huawei is developing an in-house mobile OS - said to be called Kirin OS. His silence on the matter, though, can be taken as a confirmation of sorts, especially when his comment reflects the possibility of Google restricting the companies’ freedom with Android in future.
As you may know (unless you’ve been living in Alpha Centauri for the past century) the openSUSE community KDE team publishes LiveCD images for those willing to test the latest state of KDE software from the git master branches without having to break machines, causing a zombie apocalypse and so on. This post highlights the most recent developments in the area.
The campaign season is over, and we’re slowly recovering and getting back into a productive groove of coding, coding, coding and more. Kickstarter has transferred €34,594.37 to our bank account, and we’ve started planning the next releases. Time for an update!
I was wondering if i should just be silent, since this is a negative post about Plasma. On the other hand we should not be afraid negative critics, learn from them, improve and make a better product. With that in mind, I decided to write this post anyway in hopes that it will ultimately improve the situation where improvements would be nice.
GNUzilla is the GNU version of the Mozilla suite, and GNU IceCat is the GNU version of the Firefox browser. Its main advantage is an ethical one: it is entirely free software. While the Firefox source code from the Mozilla project is free software, they distribute and recommend non-free software as plug-ins and addons. Also their trademark license restricts distribution in several ways incompatible with freedom 0.
Data loss is one of those things we never want to worry about. To that end we go to great lengths to find new techniques and software packages to ensure those precious bits of data are safely backed up to various local and remote media.
A couple of weeks ago we released another significant milestone of the ownCloud Client, called version 2.2.0, followed by two small maintenance releases.
Fedora Linux is the community version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, or RHEL. Fedora 24 is comprised of a set of base packages that form the foundation of three distinct editions: Fedora 24 Cloud, Fedora 24 Server and Fedora 24 Workstation.
Delayed four times during its development cycle, Fedora 24 includes glibc 2.23 for better performance, and improvements to POSIX compliance and GNU Compiler Collection 6. All base packages have been rebuilt with GCC 6, providing better code optimization across all Fedora 24 editions, and improving the overall stability of each addition.
As we move further down to the second half of 2016, the smartphone market is expected to get more competitive.
After the launch of major flagship smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5, HTC 10, Xiaomi Mi 5, OnePlus 3 and others in India, companies are now likely to focus on the mid-range segment in the next few weeks. Of course, we have Apple iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy Note 6, the next Nexus smartphone series coming too, but they are still far.
Here are nine Android smartphones expected to launch in India soon.
Samsung will be utilising Tizen as the underlying technology that will be developed...
The Samsung Gear 360 camera was originally launched at this years Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain. Now we see that the camera, that has the unique feature of being able to take 360 degree video, has gone on sale in the United States. This is a limited release for the camera before the actual nationwide / global release.
A recent survey by the Uptime Institute of 1,000 IT executives found that 50 percent of senior enterprise IT executives expect the majority of IT workloads to reside off-premise in cloud or colocation sites in the future. Of those surveyed, 23 percent expect the shift to happen next year, and 70 percent expect that shift to occur within the next four years.
In Teardrop Attack, fragmented packets that are sent in the to the target machine, are buggy in nature and the victim’s machine is unable to reassemble those packets due to the bug in the TCP/IP fragmentation.
Organizations with high rates of code deployments spend half as much time fixing security issues as organizations without such frequent code updates, according to a newly released study.
In its latest annual state-of-the-developer report, Devops software provider Puppet found that by better integrating security objectives into daily work, teams in "high-performing organizations" build more secure systems. The report, which surveyed 4,600 technical professionals worldwide, defines high IT performers as offering on-demand, multiple code deploys per day, with lead times for changes of less than one hour. Puppet has been publishing its annual report for five years.
Over half of the world's most popular online services have misconfigured servers which could place users at risk from spoof emails, researchers have warned.
According to Swedish cybersecurity firm Detectify, poor authentication processes and configuration settings in servers belonging to hundreds of major online domains are could put users at risk of legitimate-looking phishing campaigns and fraudulent emails.
To increase developer support and diversity in the Node.js open source community, the Node.js Foundation earlier this year brought in Tracy Hinds to be its Education Community Manager. She is charged with creating a certification program for Node.js, increasing diversity, and improving project documentation, among other things.
Eight months ago, without a lot of fanfare, a startup company called Snyk, with roots in London and Israel, started talking about its unique focus on helping developers keep open source code secure. Specifically, Snyk monitors vulnerabilities and dependencies in open source code and integrates securing open source into common developer workflows. The bottom line is that code vulnerabilities get checked in real-time, rather than getting focused on during official audits.
Now, Snyk is coming out of beta with its tools, and releasing some metrics on how successful it has been at finding probems and patching them.
When do you know a technology or process has reached the peak of its hype cycle and crossed over to the mainstream? When there's an executive dashboard to track key performance indicators.
US-based financial services company Capital One birthed an open source project that provides a dashboard for DevOps projects. The project, called Hygieia, is notable for several reasons.
Back when people were still using the term “Web 2.0,” everyone was excited about Twitter‘s impact on journalism. After all, anyone could use it. Maybe it could crowd-source journalism starting from the exact moment a newsworthy event happened across the globe!
Social media newsgathering and verification are no longer novel practices in the newsroom. But even if publishers now have a person or a team of reporters tasked with monitoring conversations on these platforms and verifying their accuracy, there have still been instances of fake rumours or misrepresented facts spreading online when news breaks.
A team of researchers, developers and journalists is hoping to solve this through the EU-funded project Pheme, an open-source dashboard they are currently building to help newsrooms detect, track and verify facts and claims the moment they start spreading on Twitter.
Government IT departments are often one of the last places that politicians or the general public look to when trying to squeeze more out of the limited public purse. This is not likely intentional. Elected officials and their constituents understand when roads and bridges are in need of repair. But the IT department is often just seen as a bunch of people in a far off building who make desktops work so that employees at the municipality can get their work done.
Many Python fans have longed for the language to adopt functional programming features. Now they can get those features without having to switch to a new Python implementation.
Coconut, a newly developed open source dialect of Python, provides new syntax for using features found in functional languages like Haskell and Scala. Programs written in Coconut compile directly to vanilla Python, so they can be run on whatever Python interpreter is already in use.