If You’re Ready for Arch, ArchMerge Eases the Way

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84986.html?rss=1 Newcomer ArchMerge Linux offers a big change for the better to those switching from the Debian Linux lineage to the Arch Linux infrastructure. ArchMerge Linux is a recent spinoff of ArchLabs Linux, which is a step up from most Arch Linux offerings in terms … Read more

Microsoft Goes All In With Kubernetes

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84997.html?rss=1 Microsoft announced a raft of new Kubernetes-related projects this week, demonstrating its growing commitment to the technology. It launched a new version of its experimental Azure Container Instances for Kubernetes, the Virtual Kubelet. Microsoft also entered a collaboration with Heptio on a new disaster … Read more

New Open Platform Helps Enterprises Manage Their Own Cloud Services

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84989.html?rss=1 CoreOS on Tuesday announced the release of Tectonic 1.8, a Kubernetes container management platform. Tectonic enables enterprises to deploy key automation infrastructure components that function like managed cloud services without cloud vendor lock-in. The CoreOS Open Cloud Services Catalog offers an alternative to cloud … Read more

Major Players Roll Up Sleeves to Solve Open Source Licensing Problems

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84980.html?rss=1 Four big tech players this week moved to improve their handling of open source software licensing violations. Red Hat, Google, Facebook and IBM said they would apply error standards in the most recent GNU GPLv3 to all of their open source licensing, even licenses … Read more

AWS to Help Build ONNX Open Source AI Platform

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84971.html?rss=1 Amazon Web Services has become the latest tech firm to join the deep learning community’s collaboration on the Open Neural Network Exchange, recently launched to advance artificial intelligence in a frictionless and interoperable environment. Facebook and Microsoft led the effort. As part of that … Read more

MX 17 Linux: The Best of 2 Linux Worlds

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84956.html?rss=1 MX Linux-17 Beta 1, released last week, is a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Debian’s “stable” branch. It is a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS Linux communities — hence its breakaway name. Normally, taking a first look at an early phase … Read more

Fixes MIA for Many Linux Kernel Flaws

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84949.html?rss=1 A Google code security researcher’s recent discovery of 14 flaws in Linux kernel USB drivers led to last-minute fixes in the Linux 4.14 release candidate code set for distribution on Sunday. The flaws, which Google researcher Andrey Konovalov disclosed earlier this week, affect the … Read more

GeckoLinux Beta Does openSuse Better

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84937.html?rss=1 The latest developmental beta release of GeckoLinux brings this custom spinoff distro of openSuse to new levels of performance and convenience. When I first looked at GeckoLinux in late 2015, I was impressed with the developer’s efforts to smooth over what I did not … Read more

Marcher Malware Poses Triple Threat to Android Users

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84936.html?rss=1 A three-pronged banking malware campaign has been infecting Android phones since the beginning of this year, according to security researchers. Attackers have been stealing credentials, planting the Marcher banking Trojan on phones, and nicking credit card information. So far, they have targeted customers of … Read more

Nvidia Containerizes GPU-Accelerated Deep Learning

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84928.html?rss=1 We often talk about hybrid cloud business models, but virtually always in the context of traditional processor-bound applications. What if deep learning developers and service operators could run their GPU-accelerated model training or inference delivery service anywhere they wanted? What if they could do … Read more

New Collaborative Platform to Spur Open Source AI Development

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84926.html?rss=1 The Linux Foundation has announced an agreement with AT&T and Tech Mahindra to launch the Acumos Project, a new platform for open source development of artificial intelligence. The new platform is part of a broader effort to open up opportunities for AI collaboration in … Read more

Neural Nets Give Low-End Phone Pics DSLR Look

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84919.html?rss=1 Researchers have found a way to use neural networks to create DSLR-quality photos from snapshots taken with low-end smartphones. A team of scientists at the ETH Zurich Computer Vision Lab recently published a paper describing a deep learning approach that uses neural networks to … Read more

Sonar Could Help Devs Build a Better Website

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84923.html?rss=1 Microsoft’s Sonar, released under an open source license, could help developers build more effective and secure websites. Sonar, a linting tool and site scanner, is the next evolution of the static scan tool, according to Microsoft. The team that developed Microsoft’s Edge browser created … Read more

AWS Offers Aurora Cloud DB Service Compatible With PostgreSQL

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84914.html?rss=1 AWS on Tuesday announced the general availability of Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility. The service is now fully compatible with both MySQL and PostgreSQL, the company said. AWS also announced that customers migrating to Amazon Aurora from another database can use the AWS Database … Read more

Linux Foundation Launches Open Data Licensing Agreements

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84903.html?rss=1 The Linux Foundation on Monday introduced the Community Data License Agreement, a new framework for sharing large sets of data required for research, collaborative learning and other purposes. CDLAs will allow both individuals and groups to share data sets in the same way they … Read more

Anarchy Linux Dispels Fear of Arch

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84901.html?rss=1 Anarchy Linux, the distro formerly known as “Arch-Anywhere Linux” has changed my tune about the terrors of Arch-based Linux as a suitable operating system. In general, however, Arch-anything presents a challenge that may not be worth the effort for typical desktop needs. A potential … Read more

Samsung to Give Linux Desktop Experience to Smartphone Users

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84896.html?rss=1 Samsung on Thursday announced a new app, Linux on Galaxy, designed to work with its DeX docking station to bring a full Linux desktop experience to Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphone users. Samsung earlier this year introduced DeX, a docking station that … Read more

New Tools Offer Wholesale Distributors Fast Track to E-Commerce

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84892.html?rss=1 Epicor this week released Epicor Commerce Connect, a cloud-based application designed to help wholesale distributors quickly deploy e-commerce sites that will automate many of the steps required to move product to their customers. The Commerce Connect software is now available for Epicor Eclipse, a … Read more

Companies Turn Blind Eye to Open Source Security Risks

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84890.html?rss=1 Many software developers and enterprise users have been lax or oblivious to the need to properly manage open source software, suggest survey results released Tuesday. The report highlights the consequences of failure to establish open source acquisition and usage policies, and to follow best … Read more

Google’s Pixel 2 Earns High Marks in Spite of Dull Design

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84889.html?rss=1 As Google’s new Pixel 2 smartphones get ready to hit the shelves, reviews of the models have begun mushrooming online. While the new phones generally have received positive grades, many reviewers found the their design boring. “The Pixel 2 hardware is ho-hum,” observed Patrick … Read more

AWS, Microsoft Offer New Open Source AI Framework

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84881.html?rss=1 AWS and Microsoft have announced the availability of Gluon, an open source deep learning library for building AI neural networks. Gluon will make it easier for researchers to define machine learning models using a collection of prebuilt, optimized neural network components. The interface will … Read more

Container Runtime Brings Greater Flexibility to Kubernetes and BOSH

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84874.html?rss=1 The Cloud Foundry Foundation has launched Container Runtime as the default deployment and management platform for containers using Kubernetes and BOSH. The foundation announced Container Runtime at its annual European user conference. Cloud Foundry is an open source Platform as a Service offering used … Read more

GNOME and Budgie: 2 Comfy Ubuntu 17.10 Environments

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84866.html?rss=1 Ubuntu 17.10, otherwise known as “Artful Aardvark,” is a paradigm shift for Canonical. The company is set to release the official version of the much anticipated Ubuntu 17.10 desktop, server and cloud distro on Oct. 19 — it released the final beta version late … Read more

Android Devs May Follow Apple’s Face ID Lead

Full Article : LinuxInsider – http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84868.html?rss=1 Apple’s use of facial recognition to unlock its iPhone X may open the gates for developers champing at the bit to bring the technology to the Android world. Face ID, which will replace fingerprint scanning in Apple’s new $1,000 iPhone X, uses Apple’s TrueDepth … Read more