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Big? GitHub Enterprise 2.5 Thinks Massive

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 14:10 PM - (Software)

GitHub is focusing on enterprises with the biggest dev teams to ward off challenges from GitLab and Bitbucket.

GitHub is focusing on enterprises with the biggest dev teams to ward off challenges from GitLab and Bitbucket. 

Keeping up its push to be an enterprise presence, GitHub has announced the latest version of the for-pay, enterprise edition of its code-hosting platform. The company says GitHub Enterprise 2.5's focus is "companies operating at massive scale" -- enterprises with more than 10,000 developers and exponential year-over-year growth. The new toolset for GitHub Enterprise 2.5 helps large teams add new users, collaborate safely on large projects, and deal with GitHub-related performance issues that can crop up around such large projects.

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Mentor Embedded Linux Adds SMACK Security and IoT Support

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 13:00 PM - (Mobile)

mentor mel blockMentor Graphics has updated Mentor Embedded Linux (MEL) with Yocto Project 2.0 code, SMACK security, and support for CANopen, BACNet, and 6LoWPAN.  Mentor Graphics has spun a more secure and industrial IoT-ready version of its commercial Mentor Embedded Linux (MEL) distribution and development platform that moves up to a modern Linux codebase built around Yocto Project 2.0 (“Jethro”).

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Google Has Quietly Launched Its Answer to AWS Lambda

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 10:45 AM - (Enterprise)

The Google Cloud Platform, the public cloud infrastructure from Google that developers can use to build and run their own apps, last night released a fascinating service called Google Cloud Functions.

The Google Cloud Platform, the public cloud infrastructure from Google that developers can use to build and run their own apps, last night released a fascinating service called Google Cloud Functions. The tool, which allows developers to set up functions that get triggered in response to certain events, is notable because it’s quite similar to the well-received Lambda service from public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services.

“Google Cloud Functions is a lightweight, event-based, asynchronous compute solution that allows you to create small, single-purpose functions that respond to cloud events ..."

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LibreOffice 5.1 Officially Released with Redesigned User Interface, New Features

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 10:00 AM - (Software)

Today, February 10, The Document Foundation non-profit organization has proudly announced the release and immediate availability for download of the LibreOffice 5.1 open-source and cross-platform office suite for all supported platforms. 

libreoffice-5-1Today, February 10, The Document Foundation non-profit organization has proudly announced the release and immediate availability for download of the LibreOffice 5.1 open-source and cross-platform office suite for all supported platforms. 

After being in development for the last three months or so, LibreOffice 5.1 comes today to a desktop environment near you with some of the most attractive features you've ever seen in an open-source office suite software product, no matter the operating system used.

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GSMA Outlines Thoroughly Sensible IoT Security Rules

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 09:05 AM - (Enterprise)

About time: the GSM Association has released a bunch of guidelines to try and address the chronic insecurity of the Internet of Things. The significance of the initiative is that it's been agreed to by a collective of major carriers...

About time: the GSM Association has released a bunch of guidelines to try and address the chronic insecurity of the Internet of Things. The significance of the initiative is that it's been agreed to by a collective of major carriers – the organisation's announcement lists AT&T, China Telecom, Etisalat, KDDI, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Telefónica, Telenor and Verizon but there are plenty of others. 

With a common set of security recommendations, carriers will also have a stick they can wave at vendors that don't care: do it right, or we won't connect your stuff.

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OpenSUSE Developers Tackle Redesigning YaST

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 09:05 AM - (Software)

For users of the rolling-release openSUSE Tumbleweed distribution, there has been a major rework of YaST taking place.

For users of the rolling-release openSUSE Tumbleweed distribution, there has been a major rework of YaST taking place. YaST for the uninitiated is openSUSE/SUSE's installation and configuration tool. The YaST setup tool offered a heck of a lot of options before while now it's getting even better thanks to a recent development sprint. 

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First Timer’s Guide to FOSS Conferences

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 08:02 AM - (Software)

I’ve been going to FOSS (free and open source) conferences since 2006. My first open source conference was FreedomHEC in Seattle, a little 30-person conference for Linux users to protest Microsoft’s WinHEC. 

I’ve been going to FOSS (free and open source) conferences since 2006. My first open source conference was FreedomHEC in Seattle, a little 30-person conference for Linux users to protest Microsoft’s WinHEC. My next open source conference was OSCON, which had over a thousand attendees. They were both very different conferences, and as a college student, I really didn’t know what to expect. Going to your first open source conference can be intimidating, so I’ve complied ten tips for people who are new to the conference circuit.

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GitHub's Atom 1.5 Hackable Text Editor Out Now, Atom 1.6 Enters Beta Testing

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 07:05 AM - (Software)

On February 9, 2016, GitHub's devs made some big announcements for its awesome and acclaimed Atom open-source hackable text editor, which reached stable version 1.5 for all supported operating systems. 

github-s-atom-1On February 9, 2016, GitHub's devs made some big announcements for its awesome and acclaimed Atom open-source hackable text editor, which reached stable version 1.5 for all supported operating systems.

As more and more programmers adopt Atom, it looks like GitHub's developers have speed up the development cycle of the project, and today they've announced the release of Atom 1.5 stable branch and the availability of the first Beta build of the upcoming Atom 1.6 series.

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Google Releases ION OpenGL Open-Source Library

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 06:11 AM - (Software)

Google engineers have open-sourced today a new suite of libraries and tools relating to OpenGL called ION.

Google engineers have open-sourced today a new suite of libraries and tools relating to OpenGL called ION. Details are limited thus far and without yet diving into the source code, ION is described as "a portable suite of libraries and tools for building client applications, especially graphical ones. It is small, fast, and robust, and is cross-platform across many platforms and devices, including desktops, mobile devices, browsers, and other embedded platforms." 

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Amazon Courts Game Developers with Launch of Dev Engine Lumberyard

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 - 16:08 PM - (Software)

With Lumberyard, AWS is integrating its Twitch video service and ultimately eyeing virtual reality.

With Lumberyard, AWS is integrating its Twitch video service and ultimately eyeing virtual reality.


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Twelve Robots That Run Linux

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 - 11:43 AM - (Mobile)

erle-plane-48 AMThe future of robotics is open source. Linux helps power these 12 robots.

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Dell Moves Forward With Firmware Updating On Linux

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 - 09:05 AM - (Hardware)

Dell is moving forward with offering natively UEFI firmware flashing from the Linux desktop.

Dell is moving forward with offering natively UEFI firmware flashing from the Linux desktop. Via the UEFI firmware capsule feature of UEFI 2.5 and newer, they are beginning to support updating your system's firmware in a standardized and fully open manner. Dell will support the fwupd utility developed by the Red Hat developers for Fedora and has since been picked up by Canonical and others. 

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4 Open Source Tools for Linux System Monitoring

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 - 08:03 AM - (Enterprise)

Information is the key to resolving any computer problem, including problems with or relating to Linux and the hardware on which it runs. There are many tools available for and included with most distributions even though they are not all installed by default. 

htopInformation is the key to resolving any computer problem, including problems with or relating to Linux and the hardware on which it runs. There are many tools available for and included with most distributions even though they are not all installed by default. These tools can be used to obtain huge amounts of information.

This article discusses some of the interactive command line interface (CLI) tools that are provided with or which can be easily installed on Red Hat related distributions including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, CentOS, and other derivative distributions. 

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Vulnerability in Font Processing Library Affects Linux, OpenOffice, Firefox

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 - 06:51 AM - (Software)

Four vulnerabilities in the Graphite (or libgraphite) font processing library allow attackers to compromise machines by supplying them with malicious fonts.

Four vulnerabilities in the Graphite (or libgraphite) font processing library allow attackers to compromise machines by supplying them with malicious fonts.

In its description, Graphite's authors describe the library as a tool capable of creating "smart fonts" that can display dynamic glyphs for showing complex writing systems.Many applications use Graphite, and among them are Firefox, Pale Moon, Thunderbird, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, and WorldPad, ...

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Arduino Yun Clone Runs OpenWrt, Offers Grove I/O

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 - 04:36 AM - (Hardware)

The Arduino Yún- and Grove-compatible “Seeeduino Cloud” SBC has an AR9331 WiFi chipset that runs Linux via a Dragino HE COM, plus Ethernet and USB ports. 

seeed The Arduino Yún- and Grove-compatible “Seeeduino Cloud” SBC has an AR9331 WiFi chipset that runs Linux via a Dragino HE COM, plus Ethernet and USB ports. The Seeeduino Arduino clone from Seeed Studios has been around for years, adding three onboard Grove sensor interfaces to basic Arduino functionality. Now, Seeed Studios has launched a Seeeduino Cloud version that promises Arduino Yún compatibility, and which like the Yún, provides a Qualcomm Atheros AR9331 WiFi SoC...

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