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April 14, 2017
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Big Linux bug, low security concerns

Big Linux bug, low security concerns

This Linux/Android bug sure sounded bad. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Symantec announced a LinuxKernel ipv4/udp.c bug that made the LinuxKernel 4.4 and earlier vulnerable to remote code-execution. In turn, an attacker could exploit this issue … Continue reading

April 12, 2017
by sjvn01
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Where does the Ubuntu Linux desktop go from here?

Seven years ago, Canonical moved the Ubuntu Linux desktop from the Gnome 3.x interface to its own Unity front-end. By the release of Ubuntu 11.10, Unity had become Ubuntu’s default desktop. Even in these early days, Unity was meant to … Continue reading

April 6, 2017
by sjvn01
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PAX: Android patent protection consortium formed

Linux and open-source software have had to content with intellectual property (IP) legal challenges for years. Now, Google has started a new effort to bring peace to potential Android IP sore points: PAX. PAX: Android patent protection consortium formed. More>

April 5, 2017
by sjvn01
Comments Off on What is Chef? A primer for DevOps newbies

What is Chef? A primer for DevOps newbies

Chef is an open source cloud configuration management and deployment application. It’s meant to help anyone orchestrate servers in a cloud or just in a departmental data center. Instead of system administrators sweating over management programs that were designed for … Continue reading