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Xen Project Partnership Laid Groundwork for CentOS Variants

Linux.com - Wed, 14/05/2014 - 00:19

The Xen Project community today announced it will be a founding project in the CentOS Project's new virtualization special interest group (Virt SIG).  The open source hypervisor, a Linux Foundation collaborative project, will thus play a pivotal role in shaping the direction of virtualization support and innovation on top of the CentOS Linux distribution, as well as help to field test the new governance model for future SIGs.

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Oracle horns in on Red Hat's OpenStack party with own distro

The Register - Tue, 13/05/2014 - 23:21
OpenStack Summit Ellison's RHEL lookalike, now with cloud software, too

Never one to be outdone by rival Red Hat, Oracle has unveiled its own distribution of the OpenStack cloud control freak on the same day that Shadowman opened its latest beta distribution to the public.

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5-Year-Old Linux Kernel Bug Fixed

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 13/05/2014 - 22:55
rastos1 sends in a report about a significant bug fix for the Linux kernel (CVE-2014-0196). "'The memory-corruption vulnerability, which was introduced in version 2.6.31-rc3, released no later than 2009, allows unprivileged users to crash or execute malicious code on vulnerable systems, according to the notes accompanying proof-of-concept code available here. The flaw resides in the n_tty_write function controlling the Linux pseudo tty device. 'This is the first serious privilege escalation vulnerability since the perf_events issue (CVE-2013-2049) in April 2013 that is potentially reliably exploitable, is not architecture or configuration dependent, and affects a wide range of Linux kernels (since 2.6.31),' Dan Rosenberg, a senior security researcher at Azimuth Security, told Ars in an e-mail. 'A bug this serious only comes out once every couple years.' ... While the vulnerability can be exploited only by someone with an existing account, the requirement may not be hard to satisfy in hosting facilities that provide shared servers, Rosenberg said."

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How to Provision AWS EC2 Instances with Salt Cloud

Linux.com - Tue, 13/05/2014 - 22:38

SaltStack is part of the next evolution of infrastructure management tools that System Administrators have in their toolbox for provisioning and managing an ever growing fleet of servers. This post describes how to provision Amazon EC2 instances with Salt Cloud. I also describe how to provision several instances in parallel with a single command using Salt Cloud’s Map feature.

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Red Hat burps out cloudy OpenStack beta distribution

The Register - Tue, 13/05/2014 - 21:34
OpenStack Summit Brings in Foreman to calm cloud wrangler concerns over install and administration

Red Hat has released a beta of a new OpenStack distribution that gives customers greater choice over the types of networking systems they pair with the project's troubled Neutron component.

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Patch Tuesday: Adobe outdoes Microsoft, swats 18 bugs in latest update

The Register - Tue, 13/05/2014 - 20:41
Flash, Illustrator, IE and Windows all receive fixes

Administrators and end users are being advised to update their systems following a set of Patch Tuesday releases from Microsoft and Adobe, which address more than 30 security flaws combined.

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Canonical offers 'Chuck Norris Grade' OpenStack private cloud service

Zdnet news - Tue, 13/05/2014 - 20:12
Canonical, best known as the company behind Ubuntu Linux, is entering the private cloud hosting business with an OpenStack-based option for your data center or hosting provider.
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Gigabyte Brix Pro: You don't need no steenkin' Xbox... when you have 4K-ing amazing graphics

The Register - Tue, 13/05/2014 - 10:02
Review Right? Core i7 paperweight with Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics

PC sales maybe on a downward trend, but it seems there will always be an interest in an alternative to buying into the console wars. Enter the Gigabyte Brix Pro, just one offering among over a dozen from manufacturers that have committed to releasing Steam gaming machines this year.

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05/08 UPR 12.04r1

Distro watch - Tue, 13/05/2014 - 07:55
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05/08 Voyager 14.04.1

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Nvidia upgrades PGI 2014 accelerator compile suite

The Register - Tue, 13/05/2014 - 02:02
OpenACC C++ support advances the cause of GPU-based supercomputers

Just a few months after first releasing its PGI 2014 set of compilers and tools, Nvidia subsidiary The Portland Group (PGI) has expanded OpenACC C++ support in the high-performance computing compile suite, and put older versions of Windows on the EOL list.

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NO, Microsoft hasn't given up on .Net, and YES it's all about cloud

The Register - Tue, 13/05/2014 - 01:58
TechEd 2014 .Net vNext, ASP.Net vNext want to be cloud's 'first framework'

Developers who were worried that Microsoft was retreating from .Net can breathe easier, as the software giant had a host of .Net-related announcements to make at its annual TechEd North America conference this week.

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05/07 GoboLinux 015

Distro watch - Tue, 13/05/2014 - 00:55
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Linux Video of the Week: Limit Theory Game Developer Switches to Linux

Linux.com - Mon, 12/05/2014 - 22:24

Game developer Josh Parnell has released the latest development update on his open-world space simulation and strategy game, Limit Theory. While the graphics are beautiful, this release is particularly notable because Parnell has switched to developing on the native Linux client version from Windows (which he called “just annoying.”)

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Red Hat open sources ManageIQ cloud management software

Zdnet news - Mon, 12/05/2014 - 21:06
It took a while, but Red Hat has finally open-sourced its ManageIQ cloud management software as part of OpenStack.
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Marmalade CEO: Tizen is App Developers' Entryway to Wearables

Linux.com - Mon, 12/05/2014 - 19:29

Tizen has created an opportunity for app developers to expand into wearable technologies, says Marmalade Technologies CEO, Harvey Elliott. Hundreds of games have already been added to the Tizen app store since Marmalade began offering SDK support last year for the Linux-based mobile operating system, he said. And this is just the beginning.

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Rackspace: OpenStack is the 'Rebel Alliance' in fight for future of cloud

The Register - Mon, 12/05/2014 - 19:02
OpenStack Summit 2014 Who will run your enterprise IT? The military or guerrillas?

In Atlanta, where the drinks are syrupy and the air hangs over you like a wet, warm blanket, four and a half thousand people have assembled to work on a crazy idea.

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OpenStack Summit opens with an open-source gospel reading

Zdnet news - Mon, 12/05/2014 - 18:13
Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, believes the future belongs to those in any company who can embrace not just the OpenStack cloud, but the open source method and its hyper-accelerated rate of IT change.
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HP Doubles Down on OpenDaylight

Linux.com - Mon, 12/05/2014 - 16:31

I am very excited to have HP increase its commitment in the OpenDaylight Project to the Platinum membership level. They are a major player in the networking space and will bring new perspectives the OpenDaylight developer community.

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Lubuntu To Offer LTS Users Select App Updates Through New PPA

Omgubuntu - Sun, 11/05/2014 - 15:26

Lubuntu is to offer users of its first Long Term Support release the choice of receiving additional software updates.

The post Lubuntu To Offer LTS Users Select App Updates Through New PPA first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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