Monthly Archives: Dezember 2016

Dez 22

Happy Holidays: Linux Mint get a major upgrade

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

The best Linux desktop just got even better.

If you’ve been a good Linux user this year, Santa has a great new present for you in his bag: Linux Mint 18.1 „Serena.“ With this long-term support Linux desktop, which is based on Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint is better than ever. Since I’ve already found Linux Mint 18 to be the best desktop out there of any sort, that’s saying something.

Why? For starters, at long last you can automatically update Linux Mint. In the past, you had to manually replace Mint while keeping your personal files in a home directory located on another partition. Most other Linux distributions enabled you to avoid this problem. Now, Mint has jumped on the the easy upgrade bandwagon as well.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/happy-holidays-linux-mint-get-a-major-upgrade/

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Dez 21

Nextcloud adds security and scalability to its private cloud offering

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

The latest version of Nextcloud adds business security and scalability improvements to its small business cloud.

Nextcloud, the ownCloud fork, is continuing to establish itself as a great private cloud. In the past, Nextcloud’s target audience was individuals and small business owners who wanted an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud to call their own. In its latest update, Nextcloud 11, the company has added significant security and scalability improvements. These will make Nextcloud more attractive to enterprise customers.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/nextcloud-adds-security-and-scalability-to-its-private-cloud-offering/

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Dez 20

Serious Ubuntu Linux desktop bugs found and fixed

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Remote code execution bugs in Apport, an Ubuntu Linux default file handler, has opened a door to attacks and crashes.

If you, like me, use Ubuntu desktop, or one of its relatives such as Linux Mint, you have a bug to patch. Donncha O’Cearbhaill, an Irish security researcher, found a remote execution bug in Ubuntu. This security hole, which first appeared in Ubuntu 12.10, makes it possible for malicious code to be injected into your system when you open a booby-trapped file. This can be used to crash your system or run malware. It does not — a small blessing — enable attackers to become the root user.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/serious-ubuntu-linux-desktop-bugs-found-and-fixed/

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Dez 15

Popular CentOS Linux server gets a major refresh

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

The new CentOS 7 release, based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3, has arrived.

CentOS doesn’t get many headlines. But it’s still the server Linux of choice for many hosting companies, datacenters, and businesses with in-house Linux experts. That’s because CentOS, which is controlled by Red Hat, is aRed Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) clone. As such, it reaps the benefits of RHEL’s business Linux development efforts without RHEL’s costs.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/popular-centos-linux-server-gets-a-major-refresh/

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Dez 14

Nextcloud adds security and scalability to its private cloud offering

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

The latest version of Nextcloud adds business security and scalability improvements to its small business cloud.

Nextcloud, the ownCloud fork, is continuing to establish itself as a great private cloud. In the past, Nextcloud’s target audience was individuals and small business owners who wanted an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud to call their own. In its latest update, Nextcloud 11, the company has added significant security and scalability improvements. These will make Nextcloud more attractive to enterprise customers.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/nextcloud-adds-security-and-scalability-to-its-private-cloud-offering/

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Dez 12

Linux 4.9 Roars as Largest Linux Release Ever

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

On December 11, Linus Torvalds officially announced the release of the Linux 4.9 kernel, codenamed ‚Roaring Lionus‘, marking the debut of the sixth and final Linux kernel release of 2016.The new release follow the Linux 4.8 milestone that debuted on October 2

According to Torvalds, the Linux 4.9 kernel release is noteworthy for a number of reasons. „I’m pretty sure this is the biggest release we’ve ever had, at least in number of commits,“ Torvalds wrote in in his announcement message for the new kernel. „If you look at the number of lines changed, we’ve had bigger releases in the past, but they have tended to be due to specific issues (v4.2 got a lot of lines from the AMD GPU register definition files, for example, and we’ve had big re-organizations that caused a lot of lines in the past: v3.2 was big due to staging, v3.7 had the automated uapi header file disintegration, etc).“

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Source of this information:
http://www.linuxplanet.com/news/linux-4.9-roars-as-largest-linux-release-ever.html

Author: Sean Michael Kerner

Dez 08

Korora 25 Linux Released, Based on Fedora 25 Ships with Cinnamon 3.2, MATE 1.16

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

On December 7, 2016, the development team behind the Fedora-based Korora Linux operating system proudly announced the release and general availability of Korora 25.

Dubbed Gurgle and based on the recently released Fedora 25 Linux distribution, Korora 25 arrives today approximately five months after the release of Korora 24 „Sheldon“ and ships with up-to-date GNU/Linux technologies and Open Source software projects, including the Linux 4.8 kernel.

Due to popular demand, it looks like Korora 25 ships with a KDE edition, which is built around the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment and designed to offer users an out-of-the-box, vanilla look and feel, but includes the usual Korora extras. Korora 25 also features GNOME 3.22, Xfce 4.12, Cinnamon 3.2, and MATE 1.16 editions.

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Source of this information:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/korora-25-linux-released-based-on-fedora-25-ships-with-cinnamon-3-2-mate-1-16-510807.shtml

Author: Marius Nestor

Dez 07

Embedded Linux at sweet 16: adapting to the IoT

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

At ELC Europe, embedded Linux guru Tim Bird examined the “Status of Embedded Linux” and discussed challenges that it faces in the brave new world of IoT.

As Chair of the Architecture Group of The Linux Foundation’s CE Working Group, Tim Bird has long been the amiable public face of the Embedded Linux Conferences, which he has run for over a decade. At the recent ELC Europe event in Berlin, Bird gave a “Status of Embedded Linux” keynote in which he discussed the good news in areas like GPU support and virtually mapped kernel stacks, as well as the slow progress in boot time, system size, and other areas that might help Linux compete with RTOSes in IoT leaf nodes.

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Source of this information:
http://hackerboards.com/embedded-linux-at-sweet-16-adapting-to-the-iot/

Author: Eric Brown

Dez 06

Canonical partners with Docker for cloud container management

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Linux power Canonical will support Docker Engine, as well as Kubernetes, for cloud container management.

Ubuntu’s parent company, Canonical, is strongly backing Kubernetes for cloud container management. Bu that doesn’t mean it’s putting all its DevOps eggs into the Kubernetes basket. Canonical has just announced it has partnered with Docker to provide an integrated commercially supported Docker Engine offering. Docker, the company that took containers into IT’s mainstream, created Docker Engine to be its commercial lightweight container runtime with built-in orchestration.

Its orchestration capabilities enable administrators to define a declarative state for the distributed applications running across a cluster of nodes. This is based on a decentralized model that allows each Engine to be a uniform building block in a self-organizing, self-healing distributed system.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/canonical-partners-with-docker-for-cloud-container-management/

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Dez 05

Eight great Linux gifts for the holiday season

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Here are some holiday present suggestions for the open-source or Linux fan on your gift list.

1) Tux
Do you want to give your techie friend a very Linux holiday season? Sure you do! Here are some suggestion to brighten your favorite Tux fan’s day. Every Linux fan should have at least one stuffed Tux, Linux’s mascot, in their home or office. Tux stuffies aren’t as common as they once were, but Linux PC vendor ZaReason still has a very nice snuggling Tux.

2) Linux hats and t-shirts
I have a drawer full of Linux trade-show t-shirts. But, if your friends didn’t score an invite to Linux Plumbers or couldn’t make it to LinuxCon, you can still dress them in penguin splendor with a hat or t-shirt from CafePress or Zazzle. You used to be able to get this kind of gear from ThinkGeek, but they’re much more about Game of Thrones, Pokémon, and Harry Potter than they are about Debian, Ruby, or Apache.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/eight-great-linux-gifts-for-the-holiday-season/

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