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4 open source cloud security tools - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 15:00

If your day-to-day as a developer, system administrator, full-stack engineer, or site reliability engineer involves Git pushes, commits, and pulls to and from GitHub and deployments to Amazon Web Services (AWS), security is a persistent concern. Fortunately, open source tools are available to help your team avoid common mistakes that could cost your organization thousands of dollars.

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How to Install Java on RHEL 8

Tecmint - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 13:39
Java is a fast, secure, reliable, and popular, general-purpose programming language and computing platform. Java is more than just a language, it is a technology platform with many interconnected capabilities. To run Java-based applications...

Intel's Gallium3D Linux Driver Now Exposes OpenGL 4.6

Phoronix - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 13:11
Just a few weeks after Intel's i965 OpenGL driver in Mesa added GL 4.6 support, the "Iris" Gallium3D driver is now exposing OpenGL 4.6 support too...

Fedora 32 Looking At Switching Firewalld From Iptables To Nftables

Phoronix - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:03
While Fedora 31 isn't even out yet, looking ahead to the Fedora 32 release next spring is a plan to switch firewalld as Fedora's default network firewall from its existing iptables back-end to the more modern nftables back-end...

Generate SELinux policies for containers with Udica

Red Hat News - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:00

In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 beta, we included a new utility for generating tailored SELinux policies for containers. To learn what Udica offers, why you might want to start testing Udica, and how to get started, read on! 

Reactive Foundation Launched Under the Linux Foundation -

Google News - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 08:30
Reactive Foundation Launched Under the Linux Foundation

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600X & Ryzen 5 3400G Performance In Linux - Techgage

Google News - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 06:50
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X & Ryzen 5 3400G Performance In Linux  Techgage

Following-up on our coverage of AMD's 8 and 12-core launch Ryzen 3000-series chips, we're now turning our attention to a couple of options that will not break ...

Intel Issues Second Release Of Its Rust-Written Cloud-Hypervisor For Modern Linux VMs

Phoronix - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 03:48
Intel's open-source crew has released version 0.2 of its primarily Rust-developed Cloud Hypervisor and associated firmware also in Rust...

Chrome 77 for Mac, Windows rolling out: ‘Send this page’ sharing, new favicon animation, more - 9to5Google

Google News - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 03:41
Chrome 77 for Mac, Windows rolling out: ‘Send this page’ sharing, new favicon animation, more  9to5Google

Google is rolling out the latest version of Chrome for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Chrome 77 more widely introduces the “Send this page” cross-device sharing ...

The Reactive Foundation Launches To Support Next Phase of Software Architecture -

Google News - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 03:14
The Reactive Foundation Launches To Support Next Phase of Software Architecture

Architecture. Recent Posts By Deborah Schalm. InfluxData launches InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 – the first serverless time series platform-as-a-*service* · Exadel ...

Microsoft Brings IBM Power Iron To Azure Cloud - The Next Platform

Google News - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 02:41
Microsoft Brings IBM Power Iron To Azure Cloud  The Next Platform

Under most circumstances, the major public cloud builders would like to use their own iron in their datacenters. But sometimes that is not possible without a lot of ...

Linux ransomware Archives - Cyber Security News

Google News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 23:45
Linux ransomware Archives  Cyber Security News

Another ransomware has made it to the news that is actively exploiting servers. Dubbed as Lilocked (or Lilu), the ransomware. Read more · Facebook 2.1MFans.

How to properly automount a drive in Ubuntu Linux - TechRepublic

Google News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 23:42
How to properly automount a drive in Ubuntu Linux  TechRepublic

Need to create a proper fstab entry to automatically mount a drive in Linux? Find out how here.

Kubernetes literally everywhere, smoking hot Java, and more industry trends - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 22:45

As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update.

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AMD Linux Improvements Pending Around FreeSync Low Frame Rate Compensation

Phoronix - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 22:09
Sadly too late for the upcoming Linux 5.4 merge window, but for Linux 5.5 it looks like there will be a FreeSync improvement around low-frame-rate compensation...

The Intel SVT-VP9 Performance Boost Across 10 Intel/AMD Systems

Phoronix - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 21:42
As a follow-up from this weekend's article about Intel's SVT-VP9 video encoder running much faster on AVX2 CPUs from both Intel and AMD, here are the results now before/after for ten different systems with this open-source CPU-based VP9 video encoder...

The Reactive Foundation Launches To Support Next Phase of Software Architecture

The Linux Foundation - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 21:00

Alibaba, Lightbend, Netifi and Pivotal establish a new, neutral open source foundation to accelerate the availability of reactive programming specifications and software

SAN FRANCISCO, September 10, 2019 — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the launch of the Reactive Foundation, a community of leaders established to accelerate technologies for building the next generation of networked applications. The foundation is made up of Alibaba, Lightbend, Netifi and Pivotal as initial members and includes the successful open source RSocket specification, along with programming language implementations.

The aim of reactive programming is to build applications that maintain a consistent user experience regardless of traffic on the network, infrastructure performance and different end user devices (computers, tablets, smartphones). Reactive programming uses a message-driven approach to achieve the resiliency, scalability and responsiveness that is required for today’s networked cloud-native applications, independent of their underlying infrastructure.

The Reactive Foundation establishes a formal open governance model and neutral ecosystem for supporting open source reactive programming projects.

“From the beginning of our work on RSocket during my time at Netflix, our intent was to have an open system that encouraged broad adoption, which is essential for networking technology. We’re thrilled to be hosted at the Linux Foundation with commitment from leaders and disruptors in the industry, and are excited to make progress enabling reactive programming,” said Ryland Degnan, Co-Founder and CTO at Netifi and Foundation community chair.

“With the rise of cloud-native computing and modern application development practices, reactive programming addresses challenges with message streams and will be critical to adoption,” said Michael Dolan, VP of Strategic Programs at the Linux Foundation. “With the Reactive Foundation, the industry now has a neutral home for supporting the open source projects enabling reactive programming.”

RSocket is an open source protocol that builds upon reactive streams to provide application flow control over the network to prevent outages and increase resiliency of applications. It is designed to support reactive programming and today’s modern microservices-based and cloud-native applications as a high-performance replacement of traditional HTTP. RSocket allows the use of a single connection, through which messages are passed as streams of data. It enables long-lived streams across different transport connections, which is particularly useful for mobile to server communication where network connections drop, switch, and reconnect frequently.

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“RSocket is designed to shine in the era of microservice and IoT devices,“ said Andy Shi, Developer Advocate at Alibaba. “We believe the projects built on top of RSocket protocol and reactive streams in general will disrupt the landscape of microservices architecture. The Reactive Foundation is the hub of these exciting projects.”

“The RSocket application protocol is an essential replacement for HTTP, delivering resilience and high performance for networked cloud-native applications and microservices communication,” said Arsalan Farooq, CEO of Netifi. “The Reactive Foundation will extend efforts to build a broader open source community around RSocket and reactive programming.”

“Many observers, from industry analysts to decision makers and developers are recognizing the positive impact of designing reactive software,” said Stephane Maldini, Project Reactor Lead at Pivotal. “After more than a decade of innovations, the reactive ecosystem is making it into mainstream adoption with Project Reactor, Spring Boot and the Spring Framework accelerating its adoption. The Reactive Foundation could not come at a better time for consolidating this position with defining projects like RSocket. Together, we can build hyper efficient, scalable distributed systems by rethinking the way we design them and by using the right protocol to coordinate them. The Reactive Foundation is an invitation for everyone ready to embark on this transformative journey.”

“When I co-wrote the Reactive Manifesto in 2013, we anticipated a major industry shift in building systems that react to modern demands on services and since then more than 26,000 people have signed on,” said Jonas Bonér, CTO and Co-Founder of Lightbend. “The Reactive Foundation is a critical milestone in bringing together technology industry leaders to embrace a message-driven architecture to support cloud-native applications built to be robust, resilient, flexible and written with modern hardware, virtualization, rich web clients and mobile clients in mind.”

To find more information on the Reactive Foundation or get involved in the project, please visit:

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The Reactive Foundation Launches To Support Next Phase of Software Architecture - PRNewswire

Google News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 21:00
The Reactive Foundation Launches To Support Next Phase of Software Architecture  PRNewswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today ...

Librem 5 & Pinephone Linux Smartphones to Launch This Fall - CNX Software

Google News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 20:45
Librem 5 & Pinephone Linux Smartphones to Launch This Fall  CNX Software

There are too highly anticipated Linux smartphones currently in development namely Purism Librem 5 and Pine64 Pinephone. The first one, based on NXP i.MX.

The New Features Of LLVM 9.0 & Clang 9.0 - Includes Building The Linux x86_64 Kernel

Phoronix - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 19:49
The LLVM 9.0 release is running a few weeks behind schedule but should be out in the days ahead along with other LLVM sub-project releases like Clang 9.0. Here's a look at what's on tap for this half-year update to the LLVM compiler infrastructure...