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Former Docker CEO takes over Storj Labs top spot

LXer - Tue, 2018-03-13 11:12
Storj Labs has announced Ben Golub, Docker[he]#039[/he]s co-founder and former CEO, is now Storj Labs[he]#039[/he] executive chairman and interim CEO. Top executives who get open source are rare and far between. So it is that Storj Labs, the leader in decentralized cloud storage, must be pleased as punch to announce that Ben Golub, former CEO and co-founder of Docker, is now Storj's executive chairman and interim CEO.

Airlie Moves Ahead With His Plan For Soft FP64 For Mesa, OpenGL 4.3 For Evergreen GPUs

Phoronix - Tue, 2018-03-13 10:47
Yesterday we wrote about David Airlie working on a fresh push to get "soft FP64" support in Mesa for allowing some older graphics cards on the R600g driver to then have OpenGL 4 support thanks to this double-precision floating-point support being their last blocker. That code is moving forward...

Mesa Developers Working To Figure Out How To Improve Their Release Process

Phoronix - Tue, 2018-03-13 10:26
Following the very bumpy Mesa 17.3 releases, Mesa developers are currently discussing ideas for improving the release process moving forward...

4 Linux-forward schools

LXer - Tue, 2018-03-13 09:58
It[he]#039[/he]s well known that there[he]#039[/he]s a shortage of qualified candidates to fill IT jobs. Employers are urgently looking for people to fill DevOps, development, sysadmin, and other IT roles...To meet future demand for IT skills, we need to bring open source into the PK-12 classroom today. These schools are leading the way.

A plan for rebooting an open source project

TuxMachines - Tue, 2018-03-13 08:48

Once in a while, you will have an open source project that needs care and feeding. Maybe you're just stepping into an existing project, and you need to figure out where the project is and where it needs to go. It needs a reboot. What do you do? How do you begin?

When I was in this situation, I was thrown into the deep end with a security issue. I spent a good eight months getting to know the community as we resolved that issue and other legacy infrastructure issues. After about a year, I finally felt like I had a good outline of the community and its challenges and strengths. I realized afterward that it would've been smarter if I had first invested time to review the project's status and create a strategy for how we tackled its needs.

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SparkyLinux 5.3 Rolling Linux OS Debuts Based on Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster"

LXer - Tue, 2018-03-13 08:43
The developers of the Debian-based SparkyLinux GNU/Linux operating system announced over the weekend the release of the SparkyLinux 5.3 "Nibiru" Rolling ISO snapshot.

Best Laptop

LXer - Tue, 2018-03-13 07:29
What's the favorite LJ reader laptop? The top three winners are:Lenovo: 32%Dell: 25%System76: 11%

Security: Slingshot, Symantec Certification Authorities, and DDoS Defense

TuxMachines - Tue, 2018-03-13 07:26
  • Potent malware that hid for six years spread through routers

    Slingshot—which gets its name from text found inside some of the recovered malware samples—is among the most advanced attack platforms ever discovered, which means it was likely developed on behalf of a well-resourced country, researchers with Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab reported Friday. The sophistication of the malware rivals that of Regin—the advanced backdoor that infected Belgian telecom Belgacom and other high-profile targets for years—and Project Sauron, a separate piece of malware suspected of being developed by a nation-state that also remained hidden for years.

  • Distrust of Symantec TLS Certificates

    A Certification Authority (CA) is an organization that browser vendors (like Mozilla) trust to issue certificates to websites. Last year, Mozilla published and discussed a set of issues with one of the oldest and largest CAs run by Symantec. The discussion resulted in the adoption of a consensus proposal to gradually remove trust in all Symantec TLS/SSL certificates from Firefox. The proposal includes a number of phases designed to minimize the impact of the change to Firefox users:

  • How Creative DDOS Attacks Still Slip Past Defenses

    Distributed denial of service attacks, in which hackers use a targeted hose of junk traffic to overwhelm a service or take a server offline, have been a digital menace for decades. But in just the last 18 months, the public picture of DDoS defense has evolved rapidly. In fall 2016, a rash of then-unprecedented attacks caused internet outages and other service disruptions at a series of internet infrastructure and telecom companies around the world. Those attacks walloped their victims with floods of malicious data measured up to 1.2 Tbps. And they gave the impression that massive, "volumetric" DDOS attacks can be nearly impossible to defend against.

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Open Sourcing the Hunt for Exoplanets

TuxMachines - Tue, 2018-03-13 07:19

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How to Win at Incident Response

LinuxToday - Tue, 2018-03-13 07:00

eWEEK: Protecting organizations against cyber-security threats isn't just about prevention, it's also about incident response.

A Quick Look to Ubuntu 18.04 Beta 1

TuxMachines - Tue, 2018-03-13 06:58

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" Beta 1 released few days ago. This Beta 1 is the first pre-release version designed for testing to prepare the final release next April. I have installed Beta 1 and this short review covers where to download Bionic Beta 1, what applications available, how the desktop looks, how much RAM it takes, and more links and information about it. In short, Bionic Beta 1 brings GNOME 3.27 and Linux Kernel 4.15, with LibreOffice 6.0 and bunch of GNOME Applications, and with Firefox Quantum beside the improved Ubuntu Software. Finally, this article is for all of you wanting to know Bionic in brief without installing it. I hope you enjoy it!

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Windows vs Linux in 2018

TuxMachines - Tue, 2018-03-13 06:52

Over the years, we've seen countless articles state that we're entering the fabled Year of the Linux Desktop. They cite the advantages of Linux. Other articles, still, have expressed that specific advantages don't matter – those who switch to Linux need to be motivated by a specific reason.

In any case, many of those switching will be migrating from Windows. So it's important to understand the core differences between Windows and Linux, now in 2018.

Also: Chromebooks with Touchscreen Will Soon Get a Brand-New, Android-Like Power Menu

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Best Linux Desktop Environment

LXer - Tue, 2018-03-13 06:15
This is a user-active survey to determine which desktop environments are most favoured by Linux users.

Fedora 28 Release Date and New Features

TuxMachines - Tue, 2018-03-13 05:34

Here is Fedora 28 release date, features and everything important associated with it in one single article.

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Former Docker CEO Joins Open-Source Blockchain Storage Platform Storj Labs

LXer - Tue, 2018-03-13 05:00
Former Docker CEO Ben Golub wants to help enable Storj Labs to become the Airbnb of the storage industry.


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