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Roll up your sleeves
Time to roll up our sleeves and make sure Linux is trustworthy-- even after years or growth and adoption, says Steven J. Vaughan- Nichols. (Photo courtesy of Ben Garney.)

This Week in Open Source News: Mark Shuttleworth Talks Business Models, OSS Trustworthiness Requires Work, & More

This week in Linux and open source headlines, Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth opens up about spawning new opportunities with the interoperability of various areas of OSS, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols urges the Linux community to roll up their sleeves in 2017, and more! Read on to stay on the forefront...
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How to Make Linux More Trustworthy

While the fight against government-mandated software backdoors raged for most of 2016—including the showdown between Apple and the FBI over the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, and the UK's new Investigatory Powers Act, which gives the government the power to demand UK companies backdoor their...
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Fedora and Ubuntu Zero-Days Show that Hacking Desktop Linux is Now a Thing

If you run a mainstream distribution of Linux on a desktop computer, there's a good chance security researcher Chris Evans can hijack it when you do nothing more than open or even browse a specially crafted music file. And in the event you're running Chrome on the just-released Fedora 25, his code-...
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Dovecot email
Part 2 in this tutorial shows how to use Dovecot to move messages off your Postfix server and into your users' email inboxes.

Building an Email Server on Ubuntu Linux, Part 2

In part 1, we installed and tested the Postfix SMTP server. Postfix, or any SMTP server, isn't a complete mail server because all it does is move messages between SMTP servers. We need Dovecot to move messages off your Postfix server and into your users' email inboxes. Dovecot supports the two...
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mail server
In this series, we will show how to build a reliable configurable mail server with Postfix, Dovecot, and OpenSSL on Ubuntu Linux.

How to Build an Email Server on Ubuntu Linux

In this fast-changing world of containers and microservices it's comforting that some things don't change, such as setting up a Linux email server. It's still a dance of many steps and knitting together several different servers, and once you put it all together it just sits there, all nice and...
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Canonical Offers Direct Docker Support to Ubuntu Users

Enterprise Ubuntu users running Docker in production now have a new source for Docker support: from Canonical. Earlier today, Canonical and Docker announced joint support for the commercial edition of Docker Engine on Ubuntu. The pair also will provide updates for Docker on Ubuntu through an...
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How to Install LXD Container Hypervisor on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server

LXD is lxc on steroids with strong security on the mind. LXD is not a rewrite of LXC. Under the hood, LXD uses LXC through liblxc and its Go binding. LXD container “hypervisor” runs unmodified Debian/Ubuntu/CentOS/Arch and other Linux operating systems  ("distros") VM at incredible speed. In this...
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IoT security
In this final, future-looking segment of our IoT series, we look at two Linux-based, Docker-oriented container technologies that are being proposed as solutions to IoT security.

The Future of IoT: Containers Aim to Solve Security Crisis

Despite growing security threats, the Internet of Things hype shows no sign of abating. Feeling the FoMo, companies are busily rearranging their roadmaps for IoT. The transition to IoT runs even deeper and broader than the mobile revolution. Everything gets swallowed in the IoT maw, including...
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Xubuntu desktop
One of the primary differentiators between Ubuntu, RHEL, and SUSE is that Ubuntu boldly promotes their desktop version. The author's Xubuntu desktop is shown here.

Enterprise Linux Showdown: Ubuntu Linux

Canonical's Ubuntu Linux is the newcomer in the enterprise Linux space. Its first release was in 2004; the other two enterprise Linux distributions in this series, SUSE and Red Hat, were born in 1992 and 1993. In its short life Ubuntu has generated considerable controversy, supporters, detractors,...
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Canonical Focuses On IoT Security With Ubuntu Core 16

It has become apparent that Internet of Things devices need a major security upgrade. Most of these changes need to be made at the software level, including the operating systems being used. Canonical announced Ubuntu Core 16, which focuses on providing additional security for IoT devices....
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