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

what every open source project needs


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? ?

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

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


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. Events Debian KDE Linux Linux distribution Open Source operating system

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


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. By Bob Gourley.

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.

Four Attributes of Openness in Modern Communications


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? A Beginning of Openness – Documented and Supported.

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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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.

Truly Useful Artificial Intelligence Tools You Can Use Today


This part of the market is very likely going to take off, since open source platforms and open cloud API's and services like 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.

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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What You Need to Know about iOS 9


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 (

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How and Where to Find and Download R


The first choice you must make is to determine what operating system your computer is running. If anyone is interested in using a more enhanced version of R, Revolution Analytics has their own version called Revolution R Open, which can be downloaded from their site at [link].

(Lack of) Patch Management Highlighted in US Congress

Cloud Musings

According to the former Equifax CEO’s testimony to Congress , one of the primary causes of this now infamous data breach was the company’s failure to patch a critical vulnerability in the open source Apache Struts Web application framework.

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

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.

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.

Mirantis: Emphasizes Truly Open OpenStack


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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American Airlines Adopts Public Cloud Computing

Cloud Musings

Did you know that the reservations systems of the biggest carriers mostly run on a specialized IBM operating system known as Transaction Processing Facility (TPF). Buzzfeed reports that flight staff were left stranded and unable to log in to internal systems.

Citrix Acquires Sanbolic

Scott Lowe

Early this year, Sanbolic announced their storage virtualization product, completing a pivot from offering a Windows-only solution (file system and volume manager) to a multi-platform solution that encompasses multiple storage tiers, multiple operating systems, and multiple hypervisors. KVM seems to be the open source hypervisor of choice while VMware’s vSphere continues to dominate (for now) the commercial market—leaving XenServer with leftovers.

Severe flaws in widely used archive library put many projects at risk

Network World

In a world where any new software project is built in large part on existing third-party code, finding and patching vulnerabilities in popular open-source libraries is vital to creating reliable and secure applications. For example, three severe flaws in libarchive, recently found by researchers from Cisco Systems' Talos group, could affect a large number of software products.

The Internet of (Secure) Things – Embedding Security in the IoT


Homes/Offices : Companies and utilities are building sensors into major appliances and HVAC systems. Security alarm systems have communicated with operations centers and police for a long time, but now allow monitoring and control from your smartphone. By George Romas.

What’s Free at Linux Academy — March 2019

Linux Academy

March Study Group Course: Linux Operating System Fundamentals – Have you heard of Linux, but don’t really know anything about it? Courses Free in March: Source Control with Git — This is an introductory course that will help get someone new to Git up and running with it quickly.

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Paypal (to) drop VMware for OpenStack

Virtualized Greek

Mirantis, a large OpenStack consulting organization, announced that PayPal will be rolling 10,000 nodes running some variant of OpenStack “Cloud Operating System” They look to have a total of 80,000 nodes managed by OpenStack at the end of the Cloud deployment.

Top 8 Highly Paid and in-demand Programming Languages in 2018


Mastering any programming language opens up a whole new world of possibilities. When programming applications for the operating system of Apple, iOS, and therefore to create apps for iPhone and iPad, you must use the Objective-C language. Kotlin is an open source language.

Malware and Antivirus Systems for Linux


Each computer system may have a malware or viruses, including Linux. It is recommended that users install these antivirus softwares on the Linux operating system that can be downloaded via Internet. There are many ways to prevent malware on the Linux operating systems.

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Linux Training Courses | New January Releases

Linux Academy

Learn about the nature of hacking and how to find vulnerabilities by going over the source code and reverse engineering existing binaries. How to set up and operate your own anonymizing services. Linux Operating System Fundamentals. System Tooling with Go.

Is Sovrin Decentralized?

Phil Windley

Of course, the question is raised in an attempt to determine whether or not an identity system based on a permissioned ledger can make a legitimate claim that it's self-sovereign. But whether or not a specific system is decentralized is just shorthand for the real questions.

Technology Short Take 111

Scott Lowe

VyOS is an open source Linux-based network operating system.). James Hamilton is back with a more in-depth look at the components of the AWS Nitro System. Stefan Büringer writes about how you can implement “advanced” RBAC functionality in Kubernetes using Open Policy Agent (OPA). Operating Systems/Applications. Welcome to Technology Short Take #111!

CRM Phone Integration


Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a communications server and powers IP PBX systems, VoIP gateways, conference servers and is in use today by small businesses, large businesses, call centers, carriers and governments worldwide.


What’s Free At Linux Academy February 2019

Linux Academy

Courses Free in February: Git Quick Start – In the increasingly DevOps culture, source control has become a foundational skill for any IT Professional. Git is a source control tool developed by none-other-than the guy who wrote the Linux Kernel himself. It is the source control program of choice for a vast number of IT professionals. Linux Operating System Fundamentals – Have you heard of Linux, but don’t really know anything about it?

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Windows: Protect Passwords, Folders, and Private Files


KeePass Password Safe is a free, Open Source, lightweight, and easy-to-use password manager for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Android mobile devices. Your data is protected by encrypting the entire Windows operating system volume.

Paul Maritz Explains Pivotal - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  Enter distributed systems, smart personal devices and all the rest. Finally, their consumer-grade user experiences demanded a highly automated cloud that operates at considerable scale.  Charlene Li: Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead.

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iPhone Vs Android — A Comparative Study 2018


Apple has shown great skill in designing an easy-to-use mobile operating system, while Android has been increasingly developing their product to be more intuitive and give you more control over it’s OS and applications.

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Why I Love The Oracle Cloud Strategy

Chuck's Blog - EMC

It's usually infrastructure only, it's still purchased and operated as plumbing, and there are few compatible public cloud offerings. Second, there is a full line of on-prem systems engineered for database, applications and analytics. They do things other systems can't do.

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