Linux Foundation creates research division to study open source impact

Venture Beast

The Linux Foundation is creating a new research unit to provide greater insight into open source technology and the people creating it. Cloud Dev Enterprise VB Home Page category-/Computers & Electronics/Software/Operating Systems category-/Science Linux Foundation Open source

Google wants you to help build its Fuchsia operating system

Venture Beast

Google today announced that Fuchsia, its open-source operating system is welcoming contributions from the public. The company is expanding Fuchsia’s open source model to make it easier for public engagement.

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1Password hires its first CTO to scale in the enterprise and beyond

Venture Beast

Cloud Dev Enterprise Entrepreneur Security technology VB Home Page 1Password category-/Computers & Electronics/Software/Operating Systems Jeff Shiner Open source Pedro Canahuati

what every open source project needs

SPF13

In the last few years open source has transformed the software industry. From Android to Wikipedia, open source is everywhere, but how does one succeed in it? While open source projects come in all shapes and sizes and all forms of governance, no matter what kind of project you’re a part of, there are a set of fundamentals that lead to success. What Every Successful Open Source Project Needs. spf13 Chief Operator @ Docker? ?

Getting stuck on OpenStack: Overcoming the open source cloud platform's upgrade barriers

Computer Weekly

Some members of the OpenStack community are finding it a struggle to upgrade to newer versions of the open source cloud operating system. Could customisation be to blame

The Oculus Go’s operating system is being unlocked, John Carmack announces

The Verge

Root access will be achieved by sideloading a future software update, opening the door for anyone to modify and improve Oculus’ original standalone all-in-one VR headset. The developer has long been a fan of opening his work on titles like Doom and Quake for hobbyist tinkering.

OpenStack Liberty Enhances Open Source Cloud Networking, Containers

Data Center Knowledge

Open source cloud operating system's newest release adds networking features, Big Tent governance, and more Read More. Shared

Red Hat touts safety in future Linux OS for cars

Venture Beast

Red Hat is set to launch a new Linux-based operating system for road vehicles, with a focus squarely on safety and certification. Cloud Enterprise Security Transportation VB Home Page category-/Computers & Electronics/Software/Operating Systems Exida linux Open source red hat

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New AR app helps engineers visualize data to improve robot design

Venture Beast

AI Big Data Business Dev Mobile ai app artificial intelligence augmented reality category-/Computers & Electronics category-/Science/Engineering & Technology/Robotics Iviz machine learning Open source research Robot Operating System ROS study visualization

1Password targets enterprise DevOps with Linux desktop app

Venture Beast

Cloud Consumer Dev Enterprise Security VB Home Page 1Password category-/Computers & Electronics/Software/Operating Systems linux Open source password management1Password has launched a desktop app for Linux.

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Mesosphere: Organizing the machines in your datacenter as if they are one large computer

CTOvision

The Mesosphere datacenter operating system helps you organize the machines in your datacenter as if they are one big computer. Mesosphere provides a new kind of operating system. The DCOS (Datacenter Operating System) spans all the servers in a physical or cloud-based datacenter, and run on top of any Linux distribution. From their website: The Mesosphere DCOS is a new kind of operating system that spans all of the machines in the datacenter or cloud.

You Should Run R On Your Computer: Not just for stats, but to know what all the excitement is about

CTOvision

R runs on a wide variety of systems, including Mac, Windows, Linux and Unix. Download and install the one for your system. Now you have R running on your system. Open it, and look around. Analysis Big Data CTO CRAN Linux Microsoft Windows Open Source Operating Systems R Unix Windows By Bob Gourley. “ R ” is a freely available language for interacting with your computer that is designed for a wide variety of functions.

5 open source security tools too good to ignore

Network World

Open source is a wonderful thing. A significant chunk of today’s enterprise IT and personal technology depends on open source software. But even while open source software is widely used in networking, operating systems, and virtualization, enterprise security platforms still tend to be proprietary and vendor-locked.

Is Your Raspberry Pi Phoning Home to Microsoft?

GizModo VR

A new update to Raspberry Pi OS, previously known as Raspbian, has put open-source fans on edge. The new OS is pinging Microsoft servers every time the user updates their apps or the OS itself. Read more.

Your car is about to go open source

Galido

Automakers want to standardize on a Linux-based OS that would make vehicle infotainment systems act more like smartphones. Automakers are working to standardize on a Linux-based operating system for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems that would make it easier for cars to act more like smartphones. An IVI is the “black box” that powers a car’s audio and entertainment systems, as well as hands-free phone service and satellite navigation systems.

Huawei unveils new operating system HarmonyOS, will it replace Google’s Android?

CTOvision

took the wraps off its “HarmonyOS” operating system Friday, offering the first glimpses of in-house software that may someday replace Google’s Android and reduce its reliance on American technology. To begin with, the open-source software will skip smartphones and instead find its way into everything from cars and watches to personal computers by […]. Huawei Technologies Co.

Google and Canonical bring Flutter apps to Linux and the Snap Store

Venture Beast

Google is partnering with the Ubuntu Desktop team at Canonical to bring Linux support to its open source UI framework Flutter. Read More.

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Four Attributes of Openness in Modern Communications

CTOvision

By Prayson Pate Openness is one of the most-cited advantages of cloud-based applications, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). In this context, what does open really mean? I posit that there are four key attributes that define openness in this context: documented, standardized, open sourced and inclusive. A Beginning of Openness – Documented and Supported. Moving Forward – Standardized Openness.

Open Source Security Podcast EP. 151 - The DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge With David Brumley

ForAllSecure

Open Source Security Podcast helps listeners better understand security topics of the day. Hosted by Kurt Seifried and Josh Bressers, the pair covers a wide range of topics including IoT, application security, operational security, cloud, devops, and security news of the day.

Why I'm not concerned about the rise in Linux attacks

Tech Republic Security

Jack Wallen explains why he's not worried that the rise in popularity of the Linux operating system will mean your open source platforms will be vulnerable to attacks

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How Linux has influenced modern IT

Computer Weekly

We look at how the open source operating system has evolved in the last quarter of a centuryOn 25 August 1991, Linus Torvalds released the Linux kernel.

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Linux attacks are rising: Why I'm not concerned

Tech Republic Security

Jack Wallen explains why he's not worried that the rise in popularity of the Linux operating system will mean your open source platforms will be vulnerable to attacks

Open Source Security Podcast EP. 151 - The DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge With David Brumley

ForAllSecure

Open Source Security Podcast helps listeners better understand security topics of the day. Hosted by Kurt Seifried and Josh Bressers, the pair covers a wide range of topics including IoT, application security, operational security, cloud, devops, and security news of the day. Kurt Seifried : 00:06 Hello and welcome to the Open Source Security Podcast episode 151 with myself, Kurt Seifried, and my partner in thoughtcrime, Josh Bressers.

OPEN SOURCE SECURITY PODCAST EP. 151-- THE DARPA CYBER GRAND CHALLENGE WITH DAVID BRUMLEY

ForAllSecure

Open Source Security Podcast helps listeners better understand security topics of the day. Hosted by Kurt Seifried and Josh Bressers, the pair covers a wide range of topics including IoT, application security, operational security, cloud, devops, and security news of the day. Kurt Seifried : 00:06 Hello and welcome to the Open Source Security Podcast episode 151 with myself, Kurt Seifried, and my partner in thoughtcrime, Josh Bressers.

Truly Useful Artificial Intelligence Tools You Can Use Today

CTOvision

This part of the market is very likely going to take off, since open source platforms and open cloud API's and services like Prediction.io Soar is a general cognitive architecture for developing systems that exhibit intelligent behavior. is a service with easy to use, open templates for a variety of advanced AI workloads. Simplifies multi-agent system development. Skycatch : Software for fully autonomous aerial systems.

Heck yeah! Facebook's Open Compute Project is making an open source switch

Virtualized Greek

Reblogged from GigaOM: The Open Compute Project, which Facebook launched a little more than two years ago, has decided that utterly disrupting the server and storage market isn''t enough. On Wednesday, it said it would solicit input on an open source top-of-rack switch. As the interface into the hardware layer is open and standard. My reservation is the ability to innovate at the hardware layer at the same pace you can now with proprietary operating systems.

You can build a working PC inside Minecraft that plays games, including Doom and Minecraft

TechSpot

It uses the open source VirtualBox to run operating systems, including Windows 95, Linux, and more The feat is possible thanks to the VM Computers mod that comes from delta2force.

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Why is Linux technically so good?

IT Toolbox

You may think this is going to be another rant on Linux being so good because it is open source and free and Linus Torvalds is god and this and that but it is not going to be like that. Instead of focusing on the philosophical side of things I am going to focus on the operating system itself. As you may know, Linux is modelled after the Unix operating system.

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Raspberry Pi Introduces a New $4 Board, and It's Own Silicon

GizModo VR

It has an HDMI port, USB ports, and runs Ubuntu or other open-source operating systems like a champ. The Raspberry Pi is one of the smallest and cheapest mini computers you can buy.

Huawei announces HarmonyOS update for its smartphones

The Verge

Huawei has announced that its HarmonyOS operating system is coming to its smartphones via a forthcoming update. The operating system is also said to be better at returning to previously opened apps without losing your place. Image: Huawei.

You can now boot a Windows 95 PC inside Minecraft and play Doom on it

The Verge

A new VM Computers mod has been created for Minecraft that allows players to order computer parts from a satellite orbiting around a Minecraft world and build a computer that actually boots Windows 95 and a variety of other operating systems. uDrunkMate on Reddit.

Linux has made it to Mars

The Verge

The software framework that we’re using is one that we developed at JPL for cubesats and instruments, and we open-sourced it a few years ago.” The fact that it’s open source means if you want to fly with Linux here on Earth using the same software JPL does, you absolutely can. “It’s

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Google’s new Fuchsia OS arrives first on old Nest Hub

The Verge

Google’s work on Fuchsia OS first emerged in 2016 , and the open-source operating system is notable for not being based on a Linux kernel, instead using a microkernel called Zircon. You don't ship a new operating system every day, but today is that day.

7 Cybersecurity Testing Tools and Apps for Network Security in 2021

Doctor Chaos

Some solutions come at a price, but some, like NMAP , are free and open-source. It also runs on all major operating systems, as well as some more obscure ones too. One of the most popular penetration testing tools is Metasploit , another open-source solution.

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What You Need to Know about iOS 9

CTOvision

Craig Federighi, Apple's senior VP of software engineering, has just demoed the new in OS X and iOS 9 operating systems. There are many more updates with the new OS X and iOS 9 operating systems. As open source code, Apple's Swift language could take flight (pcworld.com). Siri got a complete make-over and the search tool, Spotlight, has become a tool that you will actually use.

Hackers Find New Life from ‘End of Life‘ Technologies

SecureWorld News

When technology companies close the support door on their old systems and software, it opens the gates for cybercriminals. Microsoft and other industry professionals strongly recommend upgrading computer systems to an actively supported operating system.".

Google found guilty of restricting Android forks in South Korea, fined $177 million

The Verge

Specifically, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) is taking issue with the anti-fragmentation agreements (AFA) Google has manufacturers like Samsung sign, which prevents it from making changes to the operating system. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

Free tool protects PCs from master boot record attacks

Network World

Cisco Systems' Talos team has developed an open-source tool that can protect the master boot record of Windows computers from modification by ransomware and other malicious attacks. The tool, called MBRFilter , functions as a signed system driver and puts the disk's sector 0 into a read-only state. It is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions and its source code has been published on GitHub.

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Security researcher blasts Tizen: 'May be the worst code I've ever seen'

Network World

Samsung has had enough struggles with Tizen , the open-source operating system it is positioning as an alternative to Android. But now Tizen is being blasted by a security expert for being full of egregious security flaws and sloppy programming. Israeli researcher Amihai Neiderman, who heads the research department for Equus Software, spoke at Kaspersky Lab's Security Analyst Summit and later to Motherboard, the tech site run by Vice.com.

Critical Xen hypervisor flaw endangers virtualized environments

Network World

A critical vulnerability in the widely used Xen hypervisor allows attackers to break out of a guest operating system running inside a virtual machine and access the host system's entire memory. The open-source Xen hypervisor is used by cloud computing providers and virtual private server hosting companies, as well as by security-oriented operating systems like Qubes OS.

Android 12 may be released on October 4th

The Verge

The next version of Google’s mobile operating system features the new Material You visual design and has been in public beta since May. October 4th is the date Google lists as the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) release of Android 12 in the document.

Mirantis: Emphasizes Truly Open OpenStack

CTOvision

By Bob Gourley Mirantis OpenStack is a flexible and commercially-supported OpenStack distribution that gives enterprises the widest selection in choice of supported operating systems, hypervisors and storage back-ends. Where Is Mirantis Finding Talent to Build the Open-Source OpenStack Cloud?

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New jailbreak tool works on Apple?s just-released iOS 13.5

The Verge

the just-released version of Apple’s mobile operating system, Wired reported. The jailbreak tool is not open source, and the group didn’t say which vulnerability in iOS it exploited to build the tool. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.