Collection of Linux related news hopefully!

The Big Blue Apple affair: Inspired by Jobs, driven by Microsoft and Android

Shocked by IBM's deal to sell and support iPads and iPhones in the enterprise?

Management tool lands on plate

Carmine headgear-sporting open-sourcer Red Hat has made a refreshed version of its Ceph Enterprise product available, adding the ability for it to manage high-access rate hot data and across the data lifecycle to cold archival data.

YouTube is one of the biggest libraries of music on the web, with an estimated 60 million songs covering virtually every genre, artist and album imaginable. Better yet, it works everywhere and is free.  Atraci is a new open-source desktop media player that takes YouTube’s huge database of music and uses some clever metadata matching through Last.fm and […]

The post Atraci Turns YouTube Into a Desktop Music Player for Linux first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Bismillah writes: Russian security researchers have spotted a new malware named Mayhem that has spread to 1,400 or so Linux and FreeBSD servers around the world, and continues to look for new machines to infect. And, it doesn't need root to operate. "The malware can have different functionality depending on the type of plug-in downloaded to it by the botmaster in control, and stashed away in a hidden file system on the compromised server. Some of the plug-ins provide brute force cracking of password functionality, while others crawl web pages to scrape information. According to the researchers, Mayhem appears to be the continuation of the Fort Disco brute-force password cracking attack campaign that began in May 2013."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Some Android applications will drain your smartphone or tablet of battery life, storage or bandwidth like a blood-sucking fiend. Here's what's what with the worst of the worst.

Have you ever wondered what the workspace of the world's most famous developer looks like? Well wonder no more. Linux creator Linus Torvalds invites you into his home office in this first-ever, personal tour of his workspace. It also includes behind the scenes laughs and footage, as well as a closer look at what he keeps on his desk and what he does between kernel releases. He also demonstrates how he uses his "zombie shuffling desk" (his walking desk) while working on the world's most ubiquitous software.

When was the last time you compiled a kernel? For many of the latest generation of Linux admins, the answer is really simple: never.

Konstantin Ryabitsev oversees the Linux Foundation's Collaborative Projects IT team. Here he discusses why he became interested in IT security, his approach to working with developers, and his love of human languages, among other things.  

Extends product and accelerated sales

Nasuni, the agnostic cloud storage gateway enterprise storage-as-a-service provider, has revved up its software to v6.0 and added go-faster upgrades to its hardware.

Red Bend Software is a community member of the AllSeen Alliance and a leader in mobile software management. More than 2 billion Red Bend-enabled devices use the company’s software and services for firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating, application management, device management, device analytics and mobile virtualization.