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DigitalOcean floats alpha images of Docker-happy CoreOS

The Register - Sat, 06/09/2014 - 03:32
Cut-rate hoster woos massive-scale Linux deployments

Fast-growing hosting biz DigitalOcean on Friday released virtual machine images for CoreOS, the slimmed-down Linux distribution designed for running massive deployments of clustered servers.

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Matthew Garrett's Advice on Hardware, Linux Kernel Careers, and Fruit Flies

Linux.com - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 23:10

Linux kernel developer Matthew Garrett held a Reddit AMA this week. Here's a digest of the kernel-related questions and answers.

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Drab Desktop? Try These 4 Beautiful Linux Icon Themes

Omgubuntu - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 21:21

Ubuntu's default icon theme hasn't changed much in almost 5 years, save for the odd new icon here and there. If you're tired of how it looks we're going to show you a handful of gorgeous alternatives that will easily freshen things up.

The post Drab Desktop? Try These 4 Beautiful Linux Icon Themes first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

Linux Slashdot - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 18:47
Jason Hibbets writes: "There are many solved problems in open source. Groupware is not one of them," Georg Greve, co-founder and CEO of Kolab System starts off his post highlighting recent features of the latest release of the Kolab groupware project. He calls out a few newly elected politicians that don't like the current set-up, but says that thousands of users don't have the same experience. "Until today, the city of Munich is using the same stand-alone calendaring and email systems it had used when it was still fully operating on Windows. Updating these systems had a lower priority than the migration to LiMux then. But an upgrade is underway now. And, the solution they chose is agnostic to the desktop platform and will service LiMux and Windows alike. The primary difference made by another migration would likely be due to the perils that come with any migration, such as additional costs and delays. In other words: The very problem used to criticize the LiMux desktop is already being solved."

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HP offers OpenStack services offerings

Zdnet news - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:57
HP is now offering a soup to nuts OpenStack services package.
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Blighty's mighty tech skills shortage drives best job growth in years

The Register - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:02
Doesn't anyone know anything about SQL? Or Java? Or Linux? Or programming? Or...

The UK is crying out for engineers and IT staff, according to a KPMG and REC report, which reckons demand for techies is at its highest in 16 years.

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Huawei 'beats' Apple to bag sapphire smartie bragging rights

The Register - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 01:31
But with iPhone launch within days, who will hit the shelves first with toughened displays?

Huawei claims it has the world’s first smartphone with a tough sapphire glass screen – beating Apple to the all-important vaporware space.

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Running Your Business on Linux (No, You Don't Need Windows)

Linux.com - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:52

Linux has everything you need to build a solid computing infrastructure for your business.

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Samsung's Tizen-Based Gear S Throws a Curve at Smartwatch Market

Linux.com - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:22

Prior to this week's IFA show in Berlin, Samsung showed off its third Tizen Linux-based smartwatch. The Gear S offers several innovations compared to the Tizen-based Gear 2 and Gear Neo smartwatches, including autonomous operation and a curved screen. 

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09/01 Emmabuntüs 3-1.00

Distro watch - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 23:55
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Linux Gaming Round-Up: Borderlands 2, Wasteland 2 & Sanctum 2

Omgubuntu - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 13:54

We're swamped by the latest Linux gaming news! To get back on top of things, here are the biggest gaming stories of the past fortnight.

The post Linux Gaming Round-Up: Borderlands 2, Wasteland 2 & Sanctum 2 first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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09/01 Neptune 4.1

Distro watch - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 11:55
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YES, I have ridden the UNICORN: The Ubuntu Utopic unicorn

The Register - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 09:00
And no, you don't have to be a virgin. Linux fancier joke here

Ubuntu 14.10, nicknamed Utopic Unicorn, is coming in just a few months. Alpha releases have been available for some time but beta testing started last week, meaning code is generally stable enough for virtual machines and other testing scenarios.

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09/01 Robolinux 7.6.2

Distro watch - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 23:55
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A Linux Accessibility Advocate's Top 3 LinuxCon Takeaways

Linux.com - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 22:33

Spencer Hunley explains why attending LinuxCon North America in Chicago last month gave him a renewed sense of drive, inspired him to not give up, and helped him realize he's not alone.

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Let VLC be your Media Manager on Ubuntu based systems

Linux.com - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 20:07

VLC is a must-have media player if you are using Linux for your entertainment needs. When it comes to PC entertainment, it's good to have a program that handles most of your needs. VLC has multiple tools for a good video playback experience. There is something new to learn the more you use it. More importantly, it gives its all when reading removable media.

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Nine Reasons to Attend Xen Project User Summit

Linux.com - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 18:14

This year's Xen Project User Summit will highlight many of the newest advances in virtualization. If you use the Xen Project Hypervisor -- or if you are simply evaluating your virtualization alternatives -- join us in New York on September 15!

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Akamai Warns: Linux Systems Infiltrated and Controlled In a DDoS Botnet

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 17:22
An anonymous reader writes Akamai Technologies is alerting enterprises to a high-risk threat of IptabLes and IptabLex infections on Linux systems. Malicious actors may use infected Linux systems to launch DDoS attacks against the entertainment industry and other verticals. The mass infestation of IptabLes and IptabLex seems to have been driven by a large number of Linux-based web servers being compromised, mainly by exploits of Apache Struts, Tomcat and Elasticsearch vulnerabilities. Attackers have used the Linux vulnerabilities on unmaintained servers to gain access, escalate privileges to allow remote control of the machine, and then drop malicious code into the system and run it. As a result, a system could then be controlled remotely as part of a DDoS botnet. The full advisory is available for download only with registration, but the (Akamai-owned) Prolexic page to do so is quite detailed.

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Akamai Warns: Linux Systems Infiltrated and Controlled In a DDoS Botnet

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 17:22
An anonymous reader writes Akamai Technologies is alerting enterprises to a high-risk threat of IptabLes and IptabLex infections on Linux systems. Malicious actors may use infected Linux systems to launch DDoS attacks against the entertainment industry and other verticals. The mass infestation of IptabLes and IptabLex seems to have been driven by a large number of Linux-based web servers being compromised, mainly by exploits of Apache Struts, Tomcat and Elasticsearch vulnerabilities. Attackers have used the Linux vulnerabilities on unmaintained servers to gain access, escalate privileges to allow remote control of the machine, and then drop malicious code into the system and run it. As a result, a system could then be controlled remotely as part of a DDoS botnet. The full advisory is available for download only with registration, but the (Akamai-owned) Prolexic page to do so is quite detailed.

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Categories: Linux News

Akamai Warns: Linux Systems Infiltrated and Controlled In a DDoS Botnet

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 17:22
An anonymous reader writes Akamai Technologies is alerting enterprises to a high-risk threat of IptabLes and IptabLex infections on Linux systems. Malicious actors may use infected Linux systems to launch DDoS attacks against the entertainment industry and other verticals. The mass infestation of IptabLes and IptabLex seems to have been driven by a large number of Linux-based web servers being compromised, mainly by exploits of Apache Struts, Tomcat and Elasticsearch vulnerabilities. Attackers have used the Linux vulnerabilities on unmaintained servers to gain access, escalate privileges to allow remote control of the machine, and then drop malicious code into the system and run it. As a result, a system could then be controlled remotely as part of a DDoS botnet. The full advisory is available for download only with registration, but the (Akamai-owned) Prolexic page to do so is quite detailed.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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