Collection of Linux related news hopefully!

Do you want a top-notch Linux developer laptop? Then Dell has several systems for you to consider.


Cisco and service provider Level 3 have teamed up take down netblocks linked to brute-force hack kingpins SSHPsychos, severely degrading (but not destroying) the group's potential to hack servers in the process.

The Syria Airlift Project needs to make its planes very easy for the good guys to operate and very hard for everyone else. With open source software like APM:Plane, they could build custom security features right into their firmware. 

Becoming a Linux Foundation Certified Engineer is a challenging achievement and a good indicator of your sysadmin and network admin skills. The exam, normally priced at $300, will be 50% off ($150) for a limited time.

More organizations where speedy processing counts are moving to “In-Memory Computing” (IMC), or using RAM as primary storage. GridGain's IMC software has joined other Apache podlings under the name Apache Ignite.

DevOpsify your boring Ethernet

Cumulus Networks, home of a Linux-of-choice for white-box switches, has linked arms with Puppet Labs and joined its Puppet Supported Program.

Encryption tables to trip up rogue data

Google is dropping encryption into MariaDB, the fork of Oracle’s MySQL, to help shut out SQL injection attacks.

Featuring DevOps Kung fu - and how open source Windows is "definitely possible"

ChefConf 2015 took place last week in Santa Clara, with around 1500 attendees focusing on DevOps using Chef software to automate infrastructure configuration and application deployment.

Apple patches OOB boob to stop API noobs being duped

Kenton Varda has found a 'weird' kernel bug used in Apple gear that could result in trivial denial of service by remote attackers.