Tags: Software

Puppet Unveils New Docker Build and Phased Deployments

Puppet released a number of announcements today including the availability of Puppet Docker Image Build and a new version of Puppet Enterprise, which features phased deployments and situational awareness. In April, Puppet began helping people deploy and manage things like Docker, Kubernetes, ...
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National Software Reference Library: An Important Digital Tool for Forensic Investigators

The story starts with Stephen M. Cabrinety, the Stanford University Libraries, and NIST's National Software Reference Library (NSRL). Cabrinety collected more than 50,000 pieces of commercial software and nearly 300 functioning microcomputer systems—some dating back to the mid-1980s. Stanford...
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OpenDaylight Rolls Out 'Boron' SDN Platform Release

OpenDaylight's fifth release of its SDN platform puts a focus on the cloud, NFV, performance and tools. The OpenDaylight Project effort to create a common platform for network virtualization continues to mature with the unveiling of the group's fifth release, dubbed "Boron." The industry consortium...
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Internet of Things
This series on the Internet of Things will look at major open source products and projects, IoT-oriented hacker boards, security and privacy issues, and more.

21 Open Source Projects for IoT

The Internet of Things market is fragmented, amorphous, and continually changing, and its very nature requires more than the usual attention to interoperability. It’s not surprising then, that open source has done quite well here -- customers are hesitant to bet their IoT future on a proprietary...
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Jack Wallen says the bits and pieces that come together for KaOS make it the single best KDE-based distribution he has ever used.

KaOS Brings Serious Relevance Back to KDE

I have to confess, KDE has never succeeded in winning me over. During its 3.x days, I found it too much like Windows. When it finally shifted to the next iteration (4.x, aka Plasma), I thought the new additions were interesting, but, as a whole, the platform suffered from serious stability issues....
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How to Fix a Bug in Open Source Software

We're all on the same team, and all working towards the same goal of making our open source software better. Your small contributions make a big impact. How open source software is supported is just as important as how well it works. Given the choice between building awesome new features or...
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Cinnamon 3.2 Desktop Environment to Adopt New Menu Layout, Add Many Improvements

Thanks to a news tip we've received earlier today, we now know that work on the next major release of the Cinnamon desktop environment has apparently begun, and a lot of improvements are being planned for Cinnamon 3.2 later this year. Yes, that's right, Cinnamon 3.2 will be the drop-in replacement...
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5 Reasons to Install Linux on Your Laptop

You can choose something other than MacOS or Windows 10 when it comes to an operating system for your computer. If you’re prepared to be a little more adventurous, Linux has plenty of great features that will save you time and make working a little less dull. The best part is that Live...
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Introducing Runway, a Distributed Systems Design Tool

Runway is a new tool for distributed systems design that I’ve been working on at Salesforce. It combines specification, model checking, simulation, and visualization, all centered around the idea of a system model. We hope Runway might one day be widely adopted as a distributed systems design tool...
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Docker 1.11.2 Linux Container Engine Improves CentOS and Ubuntu 16.04 Support

The Docker developers have announced the availability of Docker 1.11.2, the second maintenance update for the Docker 1.11 stable series of rhe widely used Linux container engine. Docker 1.11.2 has been in development for the past one and a half months, during which it received a single Release...
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