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Drag-and-Drop Cloud Orchestration with Ubuntu Juju

April 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

Canonical, the Ubuntu Linux and Juju Development/Operations (DevOps) program parent company, is turning Juju into a tool that makes setting clouds up  a drag-and-drop operation.

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Comments OffTags: Business · Canonical · Cloud Computing · Infrastructure · Linux · Operating System

The Spam Battle Report 2014

March 31st, 2014 · Comments Off

Let’s start with the good news: According to Kaspersky, in 2013, the proportion of spam in email flows was 70%, which is 2.5 percentage points lower than in 2012. The bad news is that spam that does get through is far more dangerous. According to John Levine, chairman of the Internet Research Task Force’s Anti-Spam Research Group (ASRG) and president of the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial E-mail, “The ongoing threat is that spam is now essentially 100% criminal, and it’s as likely to try to plant bank-account-stealing malware either directly or via links to compromised websites as to sell you something.” Ow!

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WebScaleSQL: MySQL for Facebook-sized databases

March 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

In a Facebook engineering blog, Steaphan Greene, a Facebook software engineer, announced the creation of a new MySQL branch: WebScaleSQL. This is a version of Oracle’s MySQL for gigantic database loads.

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Red Hat reveals CentOS plans

March 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

Napa Valley, CA: First things first. Here’s what Red Hat is not planning to do with CentOS: 1) Red Hat’s not going to charge you for CentOS;  2) CentOS will not be replacing Red Hat’s community distribution, Fedora; and 3) CentOS is not being put out to pasture to die. OK? OK! 

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Linux Kernel Panel: What’s what with Linux today

March 27th, 2014 · Comments Off

Napa Valley, CA: At an exclusive gathering at the Linux Collaboration Summit, some of the crème de la crème of Linux developers talked about what’s going on with the Linux kernel today.

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