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Preparing Your Network for the IoT Revolution

We seem to be hearing about Internet of Things (IOT) and the security challenges related to it everywhere these days… While there is no denying that IP-based connectivity continues to become more and more pervasive, this is not a fundamentally new thing. What is new is the target audience is...
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Qualcomm Security Flaw Impacts Android Devices, Project APIs

The issue can result in information leaks and local privilege escalation -- and it may be impossible to patch all vulnerable devices. A security flaw affecting Android devices using Qualcomm chips leading to information disclosure and device manipulation has been revealed by researchers. The...
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Bufferbloat Is Still Being Fought In Linux Kernel, Another Big Improvement Queued

Bufferbloat is the excess buffering of packets resulting in high latency, jitter, and lower network throughput. There's been efforts to battle bufferbloat within the Linux kernel going back a long time while this week another new patch has surfaced. Dave Taht, one of the Linux developers who has...
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Samsung Launches Artik Open IDE and Cloud Platform

At the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco last week, Samsung was all about the Internet of Things (IoT), but surprisingly, much of did not revolve around Tizen or SmartThings. Instead, the main focus was on its newly shipping Artik embedded boards, which ship with Fedora. There was some...
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New features in Ubuntu 1604 LTS.

Ubuntu 16.04 Review: What’s New for Desktop Users

Ubuntu 16.04 was announced recently, and, as a Long Term Support (LTS) release, the primary focus is on enterprise users. That doesn’t mean there is nothing exciting for desktop users; in fact, there’s a lot. First of all, it’s an LTS release. That means it's supported for five years. If you are...
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Linux or Bust: Why Businesses Can’t Ignore This Growing Trend

It used to be a clear sign of geekiness. People who were into Linux would rave about its benefits and flexibility…as long as you knew how to install your own OS, dig around for the hardware drivers you needed, and be a master of command-line instructions. For a world building technical literacy...
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The view from Collaboration Summit 2016 in Lake Tahoe, California.
The view from Collaboration Summit 2016 in Lake Tahoe, California.

RedMonk Analyst: Open Source is Good for Business [Video]

The technology industry is changing fast – much faster than we've seen in the past – due to the proliferation of high quality, free and open source software, said Stephen O'Grady, co-founder and principal analyst at RedMonk, in his keynote talk at Collaboration Summit in March. Developers have...
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openSUSE Tumbleweed Prepares for GCC 6, Users Get Linux Kernel 4.5.2, Mesa 11.2

The openSUSE Project today, May 4, 2016, published details about the latest major open-source components that landed in the main software repositories of the openSUSE Tumbleweed distro recently. opensuse-tumbleweed-prepares.jpg Used with permission There were many snapshots...
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Scalable CI/CD with Jenkins and Nomad

With the onset of cluster schedulers we are leaving behind statically configured platforms. No longer do we know upfront where our workloads will be running. Instead, the scheduler is going to automatically distribute, scale and supervise the workloads to optimally utilise the available cluster...
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The Linux Embedded Development Environment Launches

Developers introduce LEDE, a reboot of the OpenWrt community. "We are building an embedded Linux distribution that makes it easy for developers, system administrators or other Linux enthusiasts to build and customize software for embedded devices, especially wireless routers. The name 'LEDE' stands...
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