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Aug
20th

Home automation hub runs Linux, offers cloud services

Author: Eric Brown | Files under syndicated

Cloud Media launched a Kickstarter campaign for a Linux-based “Stack Box” home automation hub with cloud services and Raspberry Pi expansion compatibility. Do we really need yet another crowdfunded Linux-based home automation hub? Of course we do! …


Aug
20th

Munich Switching to Windows from Linux Is Proof That Microsoft Is Still an Evil Company

Author: Linuxtoday.com | Files under syndicated

 softpedia: Reports about the city of Munich authorities that are considering the replacement of Linux with Microsoft products mostly comes from one man, the Deputy Mayor of Munich, who is also a long-term self-declared Windows fan.


Aug
20th

Itus Networks Taps Kickstarter for Home Gateway Security

Author: Sean Michael Kerner | Files under syndicated

While Internet connectivity in the home is now mainstream, gateway security to protect users is not. It’s a gap that startup Itus Networks is aiming to address with a Linux-powered home gateway device called the iGuardian. Before Itus can deliver the i…


Aug
20th

EnterpriseDB chucks devs free tools for building NoSQL web apps with PostgreSQL

Author: Neil Mcallister | Files under syndicated

Prebuilt AWS image comes with all you need, preconfigured: Enterprise-class PostgreSQL database vendor EnterpriseDB has launched a free turnkey development environment designed to make it easier for coders to build web applications using PostgreSQL’s n…


Aug
20th

European Space Operations Centre Now Runs on SUSE Linux Enterprise Servers

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

The European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) is now powered by SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and it’s making a firm commitment towards open source and Linux software.


Aug
20th

Munich considers dumping Linux for … GULP … Windows!

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

The German city of Munich, which famously adopted Linux and open source across its operations, may be about to reverse that decision. German newspaper Süddeutsche reports deputy mayor Josef Schmid as saying the city is considering the move because users often complain about the functionality available in open-source applications.


Aug
20th

MongoDB tosses support lifeline to open source downloaders

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Open source NoSQL database vendor MongoDB has added a new support option for customers who want to run the Community Edition of its software in production environments. “Our Production Support offering is now available as a standalone service – separate from our MongoDB Enterprise software,” MongoDB marketing director Meghan Gill wrote in a blog post on Monday. “This means that Community Edition users now have access to our world-class team of support engineers.”


Aug
20th

Linux kernel devs made to finger their dongles before contributing code

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Two-factor auth enabled for Kernel.org repositories: Beginning on Monday, the security of the Linux kernel source code has become a little bit tighter with the addition of two-factor authentication for the kernel’s Git code repositories.


Aug
20th

Linux kernel devs made to finger their dongles before contributing code

Author: Neil Mcallister | Files under syndicated

Two-factor auth enabled for Kernel.org repositories: Beginning on Monday, the security of the Linux kernel source code has become a little bit tighter with the addition of two-factor authentication for the kernel’s Git code repositories.


Aug
20th

Proposed: A Tainted Performance State For The Linux Kernel

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

Similar to the kernel states of having a tainted kernel for using binary blob kernel modules or unsigned modules, a new tainting method has been proposed for warning the user about potentially adverse kernel performance…