Linux - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/2089 en Ubuntu 'Trusty Tahr' is a solid step forward, not a leap http://www.infoworld.com/t/linux/ubuntu-trusty-tahr-solid-step-forward-not-leap-240782?source=rss_linux <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Ubuntu_hp.jpg" alt="Ubuntu 'Trusty Tahr' is a solid step forward, not a leap" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p><a href="http://www.ubuntu.com/" target="_blank">Ubuntu</a>, Canonical's edition of Linux aimed mainly at end-users and desktops, published its <a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes" target="_blank">14.04 release</a> on Th Open Source Software Ubuntu Linux Open Source Software Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240782 at http://www.infoworld.com Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 moves closer to general release http://www.infoworld.com/t/linux/red-hat-enterprise-linux-7-moves-closer-general-release-240665?source=rss_linux <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/140.jpg" alt="Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 moves closer to general release" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Red Hat next week will offer a release candidate of RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) 7 with myriad improvements in areas ranging from containers to the kernel. Data Center Red Hat Linux Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240665 at http://www.infoworld.com Red Hat sets Docker as nucleus of 'Project Atomic' http://www.infoworld.com/t/linux/red-hat-sets-docker-nucleus-of-project-atomic-240669?source=rss_linux <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/docker.jpg" alt="Red Hat sets Docker as nucleus of 'Project Atomic'" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Cloud Computing Open Source Software Red Hat Application Virtualization Linux Open Source Software Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240669 at http://www.infoworld.com Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/red-hat-adds-muscle-docker-container-technology-240581?source=rss_linux <p>Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use.</p> <p>"Containers are all about streamlining the movement of the application to the cloud," said Paul Cormier, Red Hat president for products and technologies, during a press conference at the company's Red Hat Summit in San Francisco Tuesday.</p> Open Source Software Application Virtualization Linux Data Integration Open Source Software Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:21:07 +0000 admin 240581 at http://www.infoworld.com Ubuntu chases after Red Hat with OpenStack and Docker bundles http://www.infoworld.com/t/linux/ubuntu-chases-after-red-hat-openstack-and-docker-bundles-240568?source=rss_linux <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Ubuntu_hp.jpg" alt="Ubuntu chases after Red Hat with OpenStack and Docker bundles" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Even if Canonical hasn't remade the consumer desktop with Ubuntu or made much of a dent with Ubuntu as a phone or tablet OS -- at least, not compared to the way Google has with both Android and Chrome -- there's no denying the presence Cloud Computing Virtualization Linux OpenStack Open Source Software Virtualization Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:37:46 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240568 at http://www.infoworld.com Canonical to close Ubuntu One cloud-storage service http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/canonical-close-ubuntu-one-cloud-storage-service-239707?source=rss_linux <p>Canonical is shutting down its Ubuntu One cloud-storage service rather than continue to go up against competitors such as Dropbox, Google Drive and EMC Syncplicity.</p> Cloud Computing Open Source Software Linux Cloud Storage Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:47:51 +0000 admin 239707 at http://www.infoworld.com Linux 3.14 kernel revision beefs up ARM, VM support http://www.infoworld.com/t/linux/linux-314-kernel-revision-beefs-arm-vm-support-239506?source=rss_linux <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Linux_Desktop_hp.jpg" alt="Linux's 3.14 kernel beefs up ARM, VM support" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The latest Linux kernel's revision number may be 3.14, but don't expect any pi jokes in the release notes. Cloud Computing Open Source Software ARM Linux Processors Open Source Software Virtualization Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:43:24 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239506 at http://www.infoworld.com Suse open-sources live updater for Linux kernel http://www.infoworld.com/t/linux/suse-open-sources-live-updater-linux-kernel-239405?source=rss_linux <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/linux_screen_user_hp.jpg" alt="Suse open-sources live updater for Linux kernel" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Nobody loves downtime or reboots -- especially not Suse. But the Linux engineers at Suse didn't just sit there and grind their teeth over forced reboots after a kernel patch; they went out and did something about it.</p> Data Center Enterprise Architecture Open Source Software Linux Open Source Software Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239405 at http://www.infoworld.com Software developers, you're better when you work together http://www.infoworld.com/t/application-development/software-developers-youre-better-when-you-work-together-239276?source=rss_linux <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 172px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/2113scr.jpg" alt="Software developers, you're better when you work together" width="243" height="162" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Application Development Linux Application Development Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239276 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla unveils debugger that works like a VCR http://www.infoworld.com/t/development-tools/mozilla-unveils-debugger-works-vcr-239142?source=rss_linux <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Coding_hp.jpg" alt="Mozilla unveils debugger that works like a VCR" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Debugging is nobody's favorite part of programming, and the larger and more complex the app, the more difficult the debug job. Worse, some bugs can't seem to be reproduced in a predictable way, but buzz out often enough to be a disaster.</p> Application Development Mozilla Linux Application Testing Development Tools Open Source Software Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:21:21 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239142 at http://www.infoworld.com Docker's red-hot application portability solution http://www.infoworld.com/t/application-virtualization/dockers-red-hot-application-portability-solution-238918?source=rss_linux <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/open_sign_hp.jpg" alt="Docker's red-hot application portability solution" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Open source keeps shortening the path between innovation and adoption: Think Hadoop and big data, OpenStack and cloud, or MongoDB and NoSQL.</p> Cloud Computing Open Source Software Virtualization Application Virtualization Linux Cloud Computing Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 238918 at http://www.infoworld.com Speedy attack targets Web servers with outdated Linux kernels http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/speedy-attack-targets-web-servers-outdated-linux-kernels-238853?source=rss_linux <p>Web servers running a long-outdated version of the Linux kernel were attacked with dramatic speed over two days last week, Cisco Systems said on Thursday.</p> <p>All the affected servers were running the 2.6 version, first released in December 2003, of the Linux kernel, which is the core of the operating system. Most were running a 2.6 Linux kernel version released in 2007 or earlier, <a href="http://blogs.cisco.com/security/mass-compromise-of-the-obsolete/" target="_blank">wrote</a> Martin Lee, technical lead of Threat Intelligence for Cisco.</p> Open Source Software Security Linux Cyber Crime Malware Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:44:01 +0000 admin 238853 at http://www.infoworld.com Researchers discover credential-stealing Unix-based server botnet http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/researchers-discover-credential-stealing-unix-based-server-botnet-238687?source=rss_linux <p>Cyber criminals are using sophisticated malware in compromising thousands of Unix-based servers to spew spam and redirect a half million Web users to malicious content per day, a security firm reported.</p> <p>Dubbed Operation Windigo, the attack has been ongoing for more than two and a half years and has compromised as many as 25,000 servers at one time, anti-virus vendor ESET said Tuesday. Systems infected with the backdoor Trojan are used in stealing credentials, redirecting Web traffic to malicious content and sending as many as 35 million spam messages a day.</p> Open Source Software Security Linux Cyber Crime Hacking Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:59:37 +0000 admin 238687 at http://www.infoworld.com Docker does a GitHub and starts charging for extra features http://www.infoworld.com/t/linux/docker-does-github-and-starts-charging-extra-features-238727?source=rss_linux <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/docker.jpg" alt="Docker does a GitHub and starts charging for extra features" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Applications Cloud Computing Open Source Software Linux Open Source Software Virtualization Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238727 at http://www.infoworld.com 3 easy Linux alternatives for Windows XP refugees who don't want a new PC http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/3-easy-linux-alternatives-windows-xp-refugees-who-dont-want-new-pc-238412?source=rss_linux <p>Windows XP's refugees have two choices on April 8, when Microsoft stops supporting the decade-old operating system (<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2047768/microsoft-will-still-patch-windows-xp-for-a-select-group.html" target="_blank">for consumers</a>, anyway). This is assuming a new PC with a new operating system (even <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2105765/3-ways-to-get-a-new-windows-7-pc-in-the-windows-8-era.html" target="_blank">Windows 7</a>) is, for whatever reason, out of the question.</p> Microsoft Windows Open Source Software Windows XP Linux Microsoft Windows Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:19:13 +0000 admin 238412 at http://www.infoworld.com 2014 is the year of the Linux desktop http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/2014-the-year-of-the-linux-desktop-238358?source=rss_linux <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/linux_screen_user_hp.jpg" alt="2014 is the year of the Linux desktop" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Wait, isn't the Linux desktop dead? As I <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/the-linux-desktop-already-the-new-normal-217818">observed last year</a>, it all depends on how you define it.</p> Open Source Software Android Linux Open Source Software Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Simon Phipps 238358 at http://www.infoworld.com Red Hat's Fedora 21 brimming with security, crypto upgrades http://www.infoworld.com/t/linux/red-hats-fedora-21-brimming-security-crypto-upgrades-238333?source=rss_linux <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/140.jpg" alt="Red Hat's Fedora 21 brimming with security, crypto upgrades" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Fedora 21, the next version of Red Hat's Fedora distribution of Linux, just received a slew of new feature approvals courtesy of the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee.</p> Open Source Software Security Red Hat Linux Open Source Software Security Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:17:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238333 at http://www.infoworld.com Red Hat CEO: PaaS is the new application server http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/red-hat-ceo-paas-the-new-application-server-238132?source=rss_linux <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Corporations_in_Cloud_hp.jpg" alt="Red Hat CEO: PaaS is the new application server" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Red Hat is best known for its RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) distribution, but the company has been making a big push into cloud computing with its <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/red-hats-openshift-paas-goes-live-</p> Cloud Computing Open Source Software Red Hat Linux PaaS Open Source Software IDG Insider Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 uphan 238132 at http://www.infoworld.com Ubuntu 14.04 beta 1 offers a sneak peek at 'Trusty Tahr' http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/ubuntu-1404-beta-1-offers-sneak-peek-trusty-tahr-238044?source=rss_linux <p><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2099920/ubuntu-phones-on-track-for-2014-after-all.html">Ubuntu</a> 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" isn't scheduled for final release until April 17, but because it's a Long-Term Support version, its arrival is the focus of considerable anticipation, particularly among business users.</p> Open Source Software Ubuntu Linux Open Source Software Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:23:28 +0000 uphan 238044 at http://www.infoworld.com What you need to know about the GnuTLS Linux bug http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/what-you-need-know-about-the-gnutls-linux-bug-237940?source=rss_linux <p>A critical <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/tag/linux/" target="_blank">Linux</a> bug that many are comparing to the<a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/2099987/what-you-need-to-know-about-apples-ssl-bug.html" target="_blank"> "goto fail" problem</a> that afflicted Apple last month was recently discovered, prompting <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2021273/another-year-another-totally-different-top-10-linux-distros.html" target="_blank">Linux distribution</a> and application developers to scramble to incorporate a new patch into their code.</p> Open Source Software Security Linux Encryption Open Source Software Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:27:15 +0000 ccraig 237940 at http://www.infoworld.com