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BOOK REVIEW

‘The Practice of Cloud System Administration’ Brings Network Management Down to Earth

The Practice of Cloud System Administration, Volume 2 is a look into IT gone bad in some companies, and how doing it right can salvage enterprise use of cloud computing. The authors make 11 statements about computers and their networks on the first page of the book's preface. They ask which...

Open Source Database Management Systems: What the Pros Use

Databases have been a tool for business and research analysis since computers replaced typewriters in the workplace. Once the domain of proprietary database management programs, database development is now seeing more influence from open source programming. Several industry surveys show a trend amon...

Open Source Systems Management Goes Pro

Hoping to monetize its open source software development, Qlusters this week is making available openQRM Pro, a specialized version of its systems management software, for sale. Like its open source openQRM datacenter provisioning and management software -- which works with Solaris, FreeBSD, Windows ...

Torvalds Adopts New Programming Management System

Linux creator Linus Torvalds unveiled a new Linux control tool to manage his software project on Wednesday. Dubbed Git, the tool will replace a management system called BitKeeper sold by a company called BitMover. Community objections over the use of BitKeeper -- proprietary software -- didn't stop ...

OpenEEW Formed to Expedite Earthquake Warning Systems

A new coalition is building a low-cost solution to save lives in earthquake-threatened regions, rather than garnishing a profit from a new early-warning system. OpenEEW is an open-source IoT project with the goal to save lives by reducing the cost of earthquake early-warning (EEW) systems and accele...

LINUX PICKS AND PANS

With Regolith, i3 Tiling Window Management Is Awesome, Strange and Easy

Regolith Linux brings together three unusual computing components that make traipsing into the i3 tiling window manager world out-of-the-box easy. Much of the focus and attraction -- as well as confusion -- for newcomers to the Linux OS is the variety of desktop environments available. Some Linux di...

Open Source Flaw Management Shows Signs of Improvement: Report

Almost two years after the infamous Equifax breach, many organizations still struggle to identify and manage open source risk across their portfolios. Meanwhile, the latest report tracking open source security shows a 40 percent rise in the average number of open source components detected in each c...

Suse Linux Enterprise 15 Bridges Traditional, Software-Defined Systems

Suse has launched Suse Linux Enterprise 15, its latest flagship operating platform. SLE 15 bridges traditional infrastructure technologies with next-generation software-defined infrastructure, the company said. The company also released enhancements to Suse Manager 3.2, an open source IT infrastruct...

Free Linux Tool Monitors Systems for Meltdown Attacks

SentinelOne has released Blacksmith, a free Linux tool that can detect Meltdown vulnerability exploitation attempts. The company has been working on a similar tool to detect Spectre vulnerability attacks. Though free, Blacksmith is not open source. SentinelOne decided to expedite its development in-...

Fedora 26 Powers Up Cloud, Server, Workstation Systems

The Fedora Project has announced the general availability of Fedora 26, the latest version of the fully open source Fedora OS. Fedora Linux is the community version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, or RHEL. Three distinct editions target different users. Fedora Atomic Host edition is an operating system...

TCP Flaw Opens Linux Systems to Hijackers

A flaw in the RFC 5961 specification the Internet Engineering Task Force developed to protect TCP against blind in-window attacks could threaten Android smartphones, as well as every Linux computer on the planet. The flaw is described in a paper a team of researchers presented at the 25th Usenix Sec...

Walmart Opens OneOps Cloud Management to the Masses

Walmart on Tuesday announced that it has posted the code for its OneOps cloud application life cycle management platform on GitHub. The company developed the OneOps platform for building and launching cloud-based applications across varied storage environments that change frequently. It lets e-comme...

ANALYSIS

Docker and Containers: An Ecosystem in Motion

The community around Docker and containers is drawing interest from large enterprise and service provider end users, as well as involvement from dozens of vendors, including those pursuing various container alternatives. 451 Research has published some new research and analysis on this nascent open ...

Mobile Database Management’s Coming of Age

The push is on for mobile database management tools built from the ground up to run directly inside phones, tablets and wearables. These mobile database solutions are being designed to do what heavyweight open source solutions like SQLite, Cord Data, MySQL and PostgreSQL were not designed to do. Som...

Systemd Dev Slams FOSS Culture

The open source community is "quite a sick place to be in," Red Hat engineer and Systemd developer Lennart Poettering said Monday in a post on Google+. "The open source community is full of [assh*les], and I probably more than most others am one of their most favorite targets," Poettering added. "I ...

$7M Funding Means All Systems Go for Cyanogen

The Cyanogen free and open source Android firmware project on Wednesday announced that it had received $7 million in a Series A round of funding in April. The investment came from Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures. "What will change is our capabilities, our speed, and our size," wrote Cyanogen...

LINUX PICKS AND PANS

Music Management Takes Flight With Songbird

Asking a seasoned Linux user what music player you should use is akin to bringing up questions about religion or politics with your drinking buddies. A much safer strategy is, don't ask and don't tell. But if you insist, let me throw a suggestion into the fray. Uncage Songbird. You might be pleasant...

Enterprise Security System Puts Android Under Lock and Key

The proliferation of smartphones has created headaches for security-minded IT departments everywhere, but a Motorola subsidiary aims to give system administrators more peace of mind with a solution for managing Android phones in business environments. Three Laws Mobility, purchased by Motorola eight...

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Sentinella: A Snappy System Sentinel for Linux Lovers

I've gotten the impression over the years of working with people who use any operating system that most of them do not want to get involved with tinkering. I understand that, especially with the Linux platform. It is very configurable, but much of its have-it-your-way appeal is reached outside the G...

EXPERT ADVICE

Next-Gen Linux File Systems: Change Is the New Constant

Changes impacting storage are taking place at every layer of the network architecture: Disk drives are continuing on a Moore's law-like cost/capacity curve, yet concurrently we are also seeing the growth of solid-state technology to overcome the inherent performance limitations of mechanical disk; v...

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