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Talks Announced for Xen Project User Summit in New York City September 15, 2014

July 30, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Announcing the sessions to be given at Xen Project User Summit. Security, clouds, unikernels, high availability, the next release, deployment stories, and new UIs are all on the schedule, plus much more, all for about the price of dinner in New York. Read the rest of this entry →

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An unusual comparison of Desktop Environments

July 30, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

I created and published a series of videos few months ago, that show how to set up multiple keyboard layouts in different Desktop Environments. Statistics of the views is quite interesting. Read the rest of this entry →

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AWS Feels Sting of Market Maturity

July 30, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

For a time, Amazon Web Services was the only cloud infrastructure game in town, but it didn’t take long for the big boys like Google, Microsoft and IBM to recognize a good thing when they see it. And while AWS continues to grow, it’s feeling the competition and price cuts are eroding profits. Read the rest of this entry →

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Tor Project receives $1.8m from US Govt. in 2013

July 30, 2014 in Ubuntu

Tor, the software that allows you to view the Internet anonymously, received more than $1.8 million in funding from the US government during 2013.
After the NSA scandal the software saw an increase in users wanting to keep some of their life private from prying businesses and certain government agencies.
In the Tor Project’s latest annual financial statements however we can see that the non-profit received $1,822,907 from the US government in 2013 mainly through an independent third-party.
These third parties include: SRI International, the Internews Network and the National Science Foundation. Internews Network is an international non-profit that funds programmes supporting democracy Read the rest of this entry →

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Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon, CloudOpen Chicago

July 30, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

The Linux Foundation has announced keynotes and workshops planned for the LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America event Aug. 20-22 in Chicago. Keynotes from executives at Cisco Systems (CSCO), IBM (IBM), edX and others, along with a Linux Quiz Show, Comic Book Hero Contest and workshops to promote women within open source development, are on the agenda for the LinuxCon and CloudOpen event next month, whose details the Linux Foundation has now revealed. Read the rest of this entry →

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RDO Setup Two Real Node (Controller+Compute) IceHouse Neutron ML2&OVS&VXLAN Cluster on CentOS 7

July 30, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Two boxes have been setup , each one having 2 NICs (enp2s0,enp5s1) for Controller && Compute Nodes setup. Before running `packstack –answer-file=TwoNodeVXLAN.txt` SELINUX set to permissive on both nodes.Both enp5s1′s assigned IPs and set to promiscuous mode (192.168.0.127, 192.168.0.137 ). Services firewalld and NetworkManager disabled, IPv4 firewall with iptables and service network are enabled and running. Packstack is bind to public IP of interface enp2s0 192.169.1.127, Compute Node is 192.169.1.137 ( view answer-file ). Read the rest of this entry →

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Android Fake ID bug exposes devices

July 30, 2014 in Ubuntu

A flaw in Android has been revealed that lets malware insert malicious code into other apps, gain access to user’s credit card information and take control of device settings.
The bug was revealed by the somewhat notorious BlueBox Labs team who said it was concerning as users didn’t need to grant the malware special permissions for it to act.
Google was informed about the bug before it was announced publicly and Google have now incorporated a fix that people running the latest version of Android should receive from Android partners soon, it has also being incorporated into the Android Open Source Project Read the rest of this entry →

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NSA reform bill unveiled in the Senate

July 30, 2014 in Ubuntu

Today Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced legislation to put sweeping new limits on U.S. surveillance and reveal controversial spying programs.
While on the Senate floor Leahy said “If we can enact this bill, get it signed into law, it would represent the most significant reform of government surveillance authorities since Congress passed the USA Patriot Act”, “It is an historic opportunity” he added. “We would be derelict in our duty to this country is we passed up that opportunity.”
The Senate bill is an attempt to end the NSA’s bulk phone record collection and storage activities by requiring agents to present a Read the rest of this entry →

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Tiny Raspberry Pi-compatible SBC targets wearables

July 30, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Hardkernel launched a $30, 60 x 36mm Raspberry-Pi compatible “Odroid-W” wearables oriented SBC, adding eMMC, ADC, RTC, a fuel gauge, and step converters. Hardkernel’s Odroid project developed the Odroid-W (Odroid-Wearable) for a partner’s Internet of Things prototyping platform, after first considering and dismissing its quad-core Odroid-U3 single board computer. The Odroid-U3, which was rated as the third most popular Linux hacker SBC in our recent survey, used too much power for use as an IoT and wearables platform. The Raspberry Pi was more power efficient, but too large. No doubt, RPi compatibility also had its attractions, as the project ended Read the rest of this entry →

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How to configure NFS Server and Client Configuration on Ubuntu 14.04

July 29, 2014 in Ubuntu

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NFS was developed at a time when we weren’t able to share our drives like we are able to today — in the Windows environment. It offers the ability to share the hard disk space of a big server with many smaller clients. Again, this is a client/server environment. While this seems like a standard service to offer, it was not always like this. In the past, clients and servers were unable to share their disk space.
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Who's using Docker?

July 29, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

I've spent the last couple of months working an internship for The Linux Foundation, doing research on new developments and adoption trends in the open source industry. If you have spent any amount of time reading about open source over the last year, you have probably heard about Docker; a lot of people are talking about it these days and the impact it's going to have on virtualization and DevOps.read more Read the rest of this entry →

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Fedora 21 will feature “solarized” color schemes in both the Terminal and Gedit

July 29, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Recently, I have been using what will become Fedora 21 as my day-to-day machine, (side note: I have found it to be pretty stable for pre-release software). One really nice […] Read the rest of this entry →

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Zero Permission Apps can steal your data

July 29, 2014 in Ubuntu

Until now, we had all assumed Zero Permission apps meant zero problems or security risks. However thanks to a small group of researchers based at The Chinese University of Hong Kong we are starting to see a clearer truth about the vulnerability of ALL apps.
A report published last week by Wenrui Diao et al* advises that even Zero Permission apps have the ability to steal a user’s sensitive data and information. Using a novel approach the researchers used an application (VoicEmployer) to highlight the potential security risks. According to the experimental results the zero permission app was able to obtain Read the rest of this entry →

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Install Zentyal the Windows-compatible server

July 29, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

The simple install that will give your office network a complete Windows-compatible server Read the rest of this entry →

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Reglue: Opening Up the World to Deserving Kids, One Linux Computer at a Time

July 29, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

They say you never forget your first computer. For some of us, it was aCommodore 64 or an Apple IIe. For others, it was a Pentium 233 runningWindows 95. Regardless of the hardware, the fond memories of wonder andexcitement are universal. For me, I’ll never forget the night my fatherbrought home our first computer, a Tandy 1000. Read the rest of this entry →

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