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October 9, 2014
I created this HOWTO while building a new development environment. The intention is to take a single Apache2/Varnish/MySQL environment and scale it to two servers, with one effectively a “hot-standby” – increase redundancy and continuity whilst maintaining current performance. This HOWTO is based on Debian Wheezy
Hadoop-as-a-service vendor Altiscale has added a cloud service that makes Big Data HDFS storage accessible via SQL user interfaces and APIs.
Fedora 21 Workstation (which is currently in alpha), contains a neat new application for quickly viewing and searching the logs of your system. It places all the system logs in a simple to use interface without having to dig through the filesystem or use a command line tool.
After making great gains in the education market, Google is pointing Chromebooks straight at business customers.
His article is about how he went from using Postgres to MongoDB, then finally to Neo4j. Postgres (or PostgreSQL) is a relational database, while MongoDB and Neo4j are NoSQL databases. MongoDB is, of course, the most popular NoSQL database, while Neo4j is the most popular NoSQL graph database. All three database applications are Free Software.
Short Stack: Pivotal grabs OpenStack co-founder McKenty, HP Enterprise and OpenStack, a cynical view of OpenStack vendor bandwagon
This week, we look at OpenStack co-founder Josh McKenty joining Pivotal, HP Enterprise's future could depend on OpenStack and a cynical view of the OpenStack vendor bandwagon.
Open Source Day at the Grace Hopper Celebration this year starts today! The program is committed to helping women grow their skills and interest in using open source technologies."Our program philosophy is about tackling disaster response challenges in partnership with other industry and technology experts," said Harmony Mabrey of Microsoft Disaster Response.For the first time this year, Open Source Day is providing opportunities for women of all skill levels to participate in this important mission.read more
Data Recovery Techniques on LinuxWhen one of my friends called telling me that he had accidentally deleted some important files from his drive, his exasperation was understandable. It happens to everyone at some point of their computer-using lives. Unfortunately, in his case, those were some extremely important documents that, had he not recovered them, could have proven very costly.
October 8, 2014
In total, Google is patching 159 security vulnerabilities in Chrome 38, which is one of the highest numbers of security-related fixes for any single browser ever released. Going a step further, Google noted that it also made "113 relatively minor fixes" that it found with its open-source Memory Sanitizer application. Other browser vendors likely might have also counted the 113 memory fixes in their security totals, so for argument's sake, let's say that Chrome 38 fixes 272 security related issues.
Sometimes, when the clock hits 3:00am, and you've been in the serverroom since 9 o'clock the previous day, you start to get a littlebatty. That's the only explanation I have for programs like cowsayin Linux. Still, I'm glad they're there, because life wouldn't be nearlyas fun without them. Here's a quick list of silly Linux programs off thetop of my head.
A mobile personal web server called “The Egg” runs Tizen on an Intel Atom and features a 12-hour battery, a 2.4-inch touchscreen, and up to 256GB of storage. Arizona-based startup Eggcyte has taken to Kickstarter to push a more private alternative to public cloud storage and social networking sites. The Egg is available in packages […]
Now that a working exploit of the USB vulnerability that’s baked-in to the USB standard has been released, it might be a prudent move to no longer employ any USB devices that aren’t already under your control until this situation has been fixed.
Europe Code Week is organized by Neelie Kroes' Young Advisors with the support from DG Connect at the European Commission and runs from October 11 - 17 this year. It's a program all about teaching kids and adults how to code and understand more about technology.read more
SUSE and MariaDB (the company formerly known as SkySQL!) officially teamed up today, joining forces with IBM Power Systems, in a partnership that promises to expand the Linux application ecosystem. According to sources at SUSE, customers will now be able to run a wider variety of applications on Power8, increasing both flexibility and choice while working within existing IT infrastructure.
The open source AllSeen Alliance, which is standardizing IoT built around Qualcomm’s AllJoyn platform, has launched a Connected Lighting Working Group. The Linux Foundation announced the AllSeen Alliance last December to promote Qualcomm’s cross-platform AllJoyn open source project for Internet of Things interoperability. Since then, the Allseen Alliance has launched a number of working groups, […]