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Simos Xenitellis: How to create a snap for timg with snapcraft on Ubuntu

In this post we are going to see how to create a snap for a utility called timg. If this is the very first time you heard about snap installation packages, see How to create your first snap.…

Fabian Deutsch: Booting a VM of an iSCSI LUN – inside a Kubernetes cluster

Create some entities in Kubernetes:

# Create the pod, services, persistent volumes, and claims
$ kubectl create -f iscsi-demo-target-tgtd.yaml
persistentvolumeclaim "disk-custom" created
persistentvolumeclaim "disk-alpine" created
persistentvolumeclaim "disk-cirros" created
persistentvolume "iscsi-disk-custom" created
persistentvolume "iscsi-disk-alpine" created
persistentvolume "iscsi-disk-cirros" created
service "iscsi-demo-target" created

Fabian Deutsch: iSCSI Demo target for Kubernetes

If you want to boot a VM of a disk, then you obviously need a disk.

And as I’m currently playing with launching VMs of iSCSI target’s I took this as an excercise to come up with a nice setup …

SC 2016 DPM UR2: Protect Microsoft 2016 workloads to Cloud using Azure Backup

System Center Data Protection Manager (SC DPM) is an Enterprise backup solution, providing App Consistent backups to workloads as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange and File Servers, running in Physical or Virtualized Environments. In addition, you can also backup your Hyper-V and …

Leo Arias: Call for testing: MySQL

I promised that more interesting things were going to be available soon for
testing in Ubuntu. There’s plenty coming, but today here is one of the

$ sudo snap install mysql --channel=8.0/beta

screenshot of mysql snap running

Lars Tangvald and other

Azure Information Protection Documentation Update for February 2017

Hi everybody

Our technical writer, Carol Bailey, is letting you know whats new and hot in the docs for February.

Reminders: Follow us on Twitter (@TheRMSGuy) and join in our peer community atwww.yammer.com/AskIPTeam.

Demo Tuesday // How to avoid storage network overload with Storage QoS

Welcome to our new Demo Tuesday series. Each week we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform.

Every systems administrator who manages I/O intensive workloads is acutely aware of the problems that happen when storage …

The CIO of eBay Talks About Racing Carl Lewis & What He Looks for When Promoting Managers

Today I go for a ride with Dan Morales, the CIO of eBay.

We had a great chat, but I did start things off with a bit of a curveball: As a guy with a really common

pingou: Some stats about our dist-git and updates

I recently started looking at our dist-git usage but my data was a little limited.

Instead of querying datagrepper I managed to access directly the data in the database to get some stats:

Dist-git commits

Here is the output:


Ubuntu Insights: Canonical wins Orange Award for Converged Computing at MWC 17

BARCELONA, Spain – February 28, 2017 – Canonical announced today it was awarded the Orange Outstanding achievement for converged computing & digital openness at the Orange Device Partner Awards ceremony. With 25 awards over four categories, the Orange Device Partner …

Azure Data Sync update

With Azure SQL Data Sync users can easily synchronize data bi-directionally between multiple Azure SQL Databases and/or on-premises SQL Databases. This service is currently in public preview and available only in the old Azure portal. We are currently working to …

Announcing preview of Azure HDInsight 3.6 with Apache Spark 2.1

Today, we are pleased to announce a preview of Azure HDInsight 3.6. We are enabling this preview to get feedback on Apache Spark 2.1. You can try out all the features available in the open source release of Apache Spark …

Fedora Community Blog: Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2017: Mentors and ideas needed!

The Fedora Project has participated in Google Summer of Code (GSoC) as a mentoring organization for over a decade now. GSoC is a summer program aiming to bring more student developers into open source software development. It enables students to …

Azure IoT Suite adds device management capability updates

While the most successful enterprise IoT solutions include a strategy for operators to handle ongoing management of device collection in a simple and reliable manner, it can be a hurdle for companies getting started with IoT. To help with that …

Optimizing rolling feature engineering for time series data

In this blog post, I want to talk about how data scientists can efficiently perform certain types of feature engineering at scale. Before we dive into sample code, I will briefly set the context of how telemetry data gets generated …

Connect Tableau to an Azure Analysis Services server

With Azure Analysis Services, you can connect to your severs by using Power BI, Excel, and many third-party client tools. In this post, we’ll focus on how to connect to your server from Tableau Desktop.

Before getting started, …

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance



We are proud to announce our participation as a launch partner with the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance in addition to making the first reference implementations of Ethereum available in a public cloud.  Ethereum was the first blockchain supported in Azure and it …

Kees Cook: security things in Linux v4.10

Previously: v4.9.

Here’s a quick summary of some of the interesting security things in last week’s v4.10 release of the Linux kernel:

PAN emulation on arm64

Catalin Marinas introduced ARM64_SW_TTBR0_PAN, which is functionally the arm64 equivalent of arm’s …

PowerShell Server Inventory, Part 1: SQL Database Build

If you’re like me, you might not have SCOM or SCCM or some other 3rd party solution that you can leverage to track all of your systems in your environment that you can pull up at a glance to know …

Open Source Security Podcast: Episode 35 – Crazy Cosmic Accident

Josh and Kurt discuss SHA-1 and cloudbleed. Bug bounties come up, we compare security to the Higgs boson, and IPv6 comes up at the end.

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Show Notes

Denis Dupeyron: Gentoo is accepted to GSoC 2017

There was good news in my mailbox today. The Gentoo Foundation was accepted to be a mentor organization for Google Summer of Code 2017!

What this means is we need you as a mentor, backup mentor or expert mentor. Whether …

The Fridge: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 500

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #500 for the week February 20 – 26, 2017, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

Congratulations to the Inaugural Winner of the VMTN Community Warrior Badge

As nominations rolled into my inbox these past 2 weeks, I knew I was going to have a difficult time determining who to select as the first winner of the VMTN Community Warrior Badge. The nominations I’ve received have been …

Simon Raffeiner: Mir and graphics on Ubuntu Core

Part 1: Setting up an “All-Snap” Ubuntu Core image in a QEMU/KVM virtual machine Part 2: Basic management of an Ubuntu Core installation Part 3: Mir and graphics on Ubuntu Core Part 4: Unity8 on Mir on Ubuntu Core Part …

Ubuntu Insights: Mobile World Congress 2017, Day One Recap

It’s the last week of February and that can only mean one thing, Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain.  This event, unlike other mega shows, has stood the test of time and has maintained its title as the premier

Dave Airlie: radv + steamvr

If anyone wants to run SteamVR on top of radv, the code is all public now.


The external memory code will be going upstream to master once I clean it up a bit, the semaphore hack is waiting on …

Update 1702 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch – Available Now!

Hello everyone! We are happy to let you know that update 1702 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features …

Webinar: On-premises conditional access with EMS and NetScaler

The demand for a modern mobile user experience isnt just a matter of conveniencepeople do their best work when they have the freedom to access their corporate email and documents from anywhere, on any device. But increasing freedom and mobility …

Debarshi Ray: Custom terminal titles are back in Fedora

Almost four years ago, in GNOME 3.12, the ability to have custom terminal titles was removed from gnome-terminal. As is wont to happen, users who dealt with scores of similar looking terminal tabs and windows were quick to express their

Stéphane Graber: LXD 2.0: Debugging and contributing to LXD [12/12]

This is the twelfth and last blog post in this series about LXD 2.0.

LXD logo


This is finally it! The last blog post in this series of 12 that started almost a year ago.

If you followed the series …

#AzureAD Connect Health: Monitoring for Windows Server AD DS and Sync Error Reports are GA + simplified licensing

Howdy folks,

It’s a big day for Azure AD! I’m happy to let you know that:

  • Azure AD Connect Health for Windows Server AD DS is now GA!
  • Azure AD Connect Health Sync

Exchange 2007 reaches end of life on April 11th. What’s your plan to move?

On April 11, 2017, Exchange Server 2007 will reach End of Life. If you haven’t already begun your migration from Exchange 2007 to Office 365 or Exchange 2016, you need to start planning now.

End of life means that …

Ubuntu Insights: The no-nonsense way to accelerate your business with containers

Container technology has brought about a step-change in virtualisation technology. Organisations implementing containers see considerable opportunities to improve agility, efficiency, speed, and manageability within their IT environments. Containers promise to improve datacenter efficiency and performance without having to make additional …

Azure Command Line 2.0 now generally available

Back in September, we announced Azure CLI 2.0 Preview. Today, we’re announcing the general availability of the vm, acs, storage and network commands in Azure CLI 2.0. These commands provide a rich interface for a large array …

Azure brings 5 new services to Canada

Since the beginning of the year, we’ve deployed multiple new services in Canada. Please find below a brief summary of recently deployed services.

Available now

HDInsight is the only fully-managed cloud Hadoop offering that provides optimized open source analytic clusters …

Fabian Deutsch: Power of love containers – by acknowledging and respecting their boundaries

So – It’s about guarantees. In this post at least.
Containers are so useful – in some cases – because of a few reasons.
One reason tho is that containers are pretty much “independent” of the host and
the host …

Azure Search now available in UK

We’re pleased to announce Azure Search is now available in the UK.

Azure Search is a search-as-a-service that helps customers build sophisticated search experiences into web and mobile applications. It is now generally available in UK and deployed only to …

Microsoft MPI v8.0 release

We are happy to announce the release of the newest version of Microsoft MPI (MS-MPI). MS-MPI v8 is the successor to the Microsoft MPI v7.1 redistributable package (released in June 2016). You can download a copy of MS-MPI v8 from …

Ubuntu Insights: The Dell Edge Gateway 3000 launches with Ubuntu Core 16

See the small Dell Edge Gateway 3000 with Ubuntu Core at the Ubuntu booth at MWC 2017 – Hall P3 3K1

Dell Technologies is today announcing the new Dell Edge Gateway 3000 series, at Mobile World Congress 2017.

The latest …

Jorge Castro: Canonical Distribution of Kubernetes – Release 1.5.3

We’re proud to announce support for Kubernetes 1.5.3 in the Canonical Distribution of Kubernetes. This is a pure upstream distribution of Kubernetes, designed to be easily deployable to public clouds, on-premise (ie vsphere, openstack), bare metal, and developer laptops. Kubernetes …

[Script Of Feb. 27] How to break the locked lease of blob storage in Microsoft Azure (PowerShell)


Script Download:
The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/How-to-break-the-locked-c2cd6492.

The sample code demonstrates how to break the locked lease of blob storage in Windows Azure.
You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at http://aka.ms/onescriptingallery

Fedora Magazine: Automate building Fedora Atomic Host

Atomic Host from Project Atomic is a lightweight, container-based OS built upon the principle of immutable infrastructure using the LDK (Linux, Docker, Kubernetes) stack. Atomic Hosts are built from standard RPM packages composed into filesystem trees using rpm-ostree.

Atomic …

Monty Montgomery: OPPP: I’m way too proud of myself over this one

TD (@enginetankard) will concur— I wouldn’t shut up about it when he was here.

Chinese laser cutters often come with a little air pump; it’s used to blow smoke away from the optics while cutting. You’re supposed to set it …

Simplifying Office 365 License Control with Azure AD Group-Based License Management

Managing the allocation of Office 365 licenses has been a pain point for many customers. For smaller tenants with simple requirements, the allocation of licensing can either be handled manually on an as-needed basis using the Office 365 admin portal, …

Simos Xenitellis: How to make a snap package for lolcat with snapcraft on Ubuntu

In this post we are going to see how to make snap installation packages for a program called lolcat.

What you need for this tutorial? This tutorial is similar to Snap a python application. If you first follow …

Microsoft is Changing the Groups Behavior to Stop Senders Receiving a Copy of Their Own Message

A new notification appeared in my Message Center email digest to let me know that Microsoft is rolling out a change to the behavior of Office 365 Groups.

We have recently fixed the email sending behavior to a group, where

Matthew Garrett: The Fantasyland Code of Professionalism is an abuser’s fantasy

The Fantasyland Institute of Learning is the organisation behind Lambdaconf, a functional programming conference perhaps best known for standing behind a racist they had invited as a speaker. The fallout of that has resulted in them trying to band

Nathan Haines: UbuCon Summit Comes to Pasadena this Week!

UbuCon SCALE 14x group photo

Once again, UbuCon Summit will be hosted by the Southern California Linux Expo in Pasadena, California on March 2nd and 3rd. UbuCon Summit is two days that celebrate Ubuntu and the community, and this year has some excitement in store.…

James Just James: Faster golang builds

I’ve been hacking in golang since before version 1.4, and the speed at which my builds finished has been mostly trending downwards. Let’s look into the reasons and some fixes. TL;DR click-bait title: “Get 4x faster golang builds with this …

vSAN 6.x customer? vSphere 6.0 Update 3 is out

Advertise here with BSA

Are you a vSAN 6.x customer? vSphere 6.0 Update 3 is out! There are a bunch of important fixes and improvements (checksumming performance for instance) in Update 3, so I would highly recommend looking in to …

Costales: Papirus & Folder Color

I was impressed several times these last years because of the Folder Color‘s community :)) Today I had a new mail with great news, Papirus icon theme supports Folder Color too |o/

Papirus colors for your file browser

How …

Josef Strzibny: Running wkhtmltopdf in Vagrant (without X server)

Chances are you might need to run wkhtmltopdf on your server or in Vagrant environment (e.g. to overcome compatibility issue such as Cannot mix incompatible Qt library (version 0x50700) with this library (version 0x50701)). That way you need to …

Julita Inca Chiroque: FEDORA and GNOME at UNSAAC

Today I did a talk to introduce students of UNSAAC to the Fedora and GNOME world as it was announced by the GDG Cusco group. We started at 8:30 am and it was a free event:


I started by arranging …

Monty Montgomery: OPPP: the Laser Fist of Heaven

The radiator juuust sneaks in. And a big rad needs nice beefy fans, which double as smoke exhaust.

Also, it’s nice of the vendor to use flimsy tack welds that snap right off with a little prying. I’m actually serious …

Monty Montgomery: Old Project Progress Pictures: The Laser Fist of Heaven

I’ve built up quite a pile of project pics I took meaning to post, then never got around to it.

OK, so, laser cutter.

China sells a lot of cheap cheap cheap “It’s so cheap I can’t believe that price …

mythcat: Install Adobe Flash Player 24 on Fedora 25

Is very simple , I use this commands today:

[root@localhost mythcat]
# rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
Retrieving http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
warning: /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.yTBgjV: Header V3 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID xxxxxxx: NOKEY
Preparing... ################################# [100%]
Updating / installing...
1:adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1 ################################# [100%]
[root@localhost mythcat]# rpm --import

Martin Pitt: systemd 233 about to be released, please help testing

systemd 233 is scheduled to be released next week, and there is only
a handful of small issues left.
As usual there are tons of improvements and fixes,
but the most intrusive one probably is another attempt to …

Stuart Langridge: Let’s Encrypt and TSOHost

This site used Cloudflare, because SSL is hard and my host wanted to charge me money for a certificate. However, that host, TSOHost, have now integrated Let’s Encrypt, and you can turn it on with two clicks. So, especially …

Stuart Langridge: Fruit machine hacking

From a Wired article (warning: adblocker-blocker, in-browser popups) via LWN:

[T]he operatives use their phones to record about two dozen spins on a [slot machine] they aim to cheat. They upload that footage to a technical staff in St.

Ubuntu Insights: HOWTO: Automatically import your public SSH keys into LXD Instances

Just another reason why LXD is so awesome…

You can easily configure your own cloud-init configuration into your LXD instance profile.

In my case, I want cloud-init to automatically ssh-import-id kirkland, to fetch my keys from Launchpad.  Alternatively, I …

Elizabeth K. Joseph: Moving on from the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter

Somewhere around 2010 I started getting involved with the Ubuntu News Team. My early involvement was limited to the Ubuntu Fridge team, where I would help post announcements from various teams, including the Ubuntu Community Council that I was …

Stephen Gallagher: I am a Cranky, White, Male Feminist

Today, I was re-reading an linux.com article from 2014 by Leslie Hawthorne which had been reshared by the Linux Foundation Facebook account yesterday in honor of #GirlDay2017 (which I was regrettably unaware of until it was over). It wasn’t so …

Luc de Louw: Secure your system with SELinux

Introduction to SELinux SELinux is well known as the most sophisticated Linux Mandatory Access Control (MAC) System. If you install any Fedora or Redhat operating System it is enabled by default and running in enforcing mode. So far so good. …

Monty Montgomery: George makes it his own

Last summer I bought a house in New Hampshire for living as well as greatly expanded workshop space. The kids are up here about half the time, and it’s a holiday getaway for Camilla as well. I’ve been moving in …

Leverage Containers to test and debug Native applications on Nano Server

Today we’d like to share improvements in the test and debug workflow while developing native applications for Nano Server. The new workflow leverages Nano Server Containers and enhancements in the Visual Studio 2017 Remote Debugger to run in a Container.

Stuart Langridge: A standard password change API

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were some sort of standard password-change API that websites all implemented? Then when there’s some sort of breach and you have to change a bunch of passwords1 you could just download a list …

Full Circle Magazine: Full Circle Magazine #118

This month:
* Command & Conquer
* How-To : Python (Arduino), Keep Your Linux Trim, and Program For Ubuntu Touch
* Graphics : Inkscape & Kdenlive
* ChromeCult: CryptUP
* Linux Labs: Digital Video & Rclone
* Book Review: Wicked …

Using PowerShell Modules in Azure Functions

Previously, I blogged about how I created PowerShell GitHub Dashboard using Azure Functions to run a PowerShell script and didn’t use PowerShell Modules as I didn’t find an easy way to do it with Azure Functions.  Stefan informed me that …

Red Hat Security: Debugging a kernel in QEMU/libvirt – Part II

This blog has previously shown how to configure a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system for kernel debugging, it expects that the system has been configured, have the source code matching the installed kernel version handy, and the reader is

Cockpit Project: Cockpit 130, 131 and 132

Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release
regularly. Here are the release notes from version 130, 131 and 132.

Kernel dump configuration support added

Kernel crash dump configuration is now possible in Cockpit: view and toggle the …

[Script Of Feb. 24] How to break the locked lease of blob storage in Microsoft Azure (PowerShell)


Script Download:
The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/How-to-break-the-locked-c2cd6492.

The sample code demonstrates how to break the locked lease of blob storage in Windows Azure.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at http://aka.ms/onescriptingallery

Ubuntu Insights: Dustin Kirkland: The Questions that You’re Afraid to Ask about Containers


Yesterday, I delivered a talk to a lively audience at ContainerWorld in Santa Clara, California.

If I measured “the most interesting slides” by counting “the number of people who took a picture of the slide”, then by far “the most …

Julita Inca Chiroque: LinuXatUSIL – Previas 2 for #LinuxPlaya

Yesterday, we did a workshop to start in GTK and Python in charge of Damian Nohales. We first check the libraries go and sqlite since the original idea was to do a simple form.


To draw widgets that are already …

Lubuntu Blog: Lubuntu Zesty Zapus Beta 1 has been released!

Lubuntu Zesty Zapus Beta 1 (soon to be 17.04) has been released! We have a couple papercuts listed in the release notes, so please take a look. A big thanks to the whole Lubuntu team and contributors for helping pull …

The Fridge: Zesty Zapus Beta 1 Released

The first beta of the Zesty Zapus (to become 17.04) has now been released!

This milestone features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu.

Pre-releases of the Zesty Zapus are not encouraged for …

Josh Bressers: SHA-1 is dead, long live SHA-1!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you heard that some researchers managed to create a SHA-1 collision. The short story as to why this matters is the whole purpose of a hashing algorithm is to make it impossible to

Kubuntu General News: Kubuntu 17.04 Beta 1 released for testers

Today the Kubuntu team is happy to announce that Kubuntu Zesty Zapus (17.04) Beta 1 is released . With this Beta 1 pre-release, you can see and test what we are preparing for 17.04, which we will be releasing in …

Dustin Kirkland: The Questions that You’re Afraid to Ask about Containers

Yesterday, I delivered a talk to a lively audience at ContainerWorld in Santa Clara, California.

If I measured “the most interesting slides” by counting “the number of people who took a picture of the slide”, then by far “the most …

Adding Metadata to the Arista vEOS Vagrant Box

This post addresses a (mostly) cosmetic issue with the current way that Arista distributes its Vagrant box for vEOS. I say “mostly cosmetic” because while the Vagrant box for vEOS is perfectly functional if you use it via Arista’s instructions

Suzanne Hillman (Outreachy): I have not disappeared!

I promise. Got a nasty cold, so wasn’t making as much progress, but still here.

Brief catchup, since I’m in the middle of trying to get a bunch of wrap-up stuff done.

Usability tests with mockups

As I said a …

Fedora-Blog.de: xchat fliegt aus Fedora und wird von hexchat ersetzt

Debarshi Rey hat heute auf der Desktop-Mailingliste vorgeschlagen, xchat aus Fedora zu entfernen und durch xchat zu ersetzen.

Als Gründe für diesen Schritt führt er unter anderem an, dass das xchat-Projekt offensichtlich tot sei, da das letzte Release 7 …

pingou: Some stats about our dist-git usage

You may have heard that there are some thoughts going on around integrating some continuous integration for our packaging work in Fedora.

Having in mind the question about how much resources we would need to offer CI in Fedora, I …

Ralph Bean: Factory 2, Sprint 10

The Factory 2.0 team is back from Brno and DevConf. We had two talks to look
for, one on Factory 2.0 current work
and another done in conjunction with the Modularity team on Modularity
. Since returning, we’ve
been …

Ralph Bean: Factory 2, Sprint

The Factory 2.0 team is back from Brno and DevConf. We had two talks to look
for, one on Factory 2.0 current work
and another done in conjunction with the Modularity team on Modularity
. Since returning, we’ve
been …

Get ready for the 4 big trends in hybrid cloud

Over 90 percent of companies surveyed in this report say they are using cloud in a meaningful way, including 42 percent reporting a cloud-first or cloud-only strategy. The cloud is now mainstream, but that doesnt mean it isnt still growing …

#AzureAD now supports Federated SSO and Provisioning with Slack

Howdy folks,

We have a very cool integration to announce today: Azure AD now supports both automated user provisioning and federated single sign-on to Slack!

With this integration, businesses can now use Azure AD to

How to simulate and detect attacks with the Advanced Threat Analytics Playbook

One of the biggest pieces of feedback the Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA)team has received is a request for a clear, easy way to simulate attacks and see how ATA detects them.

So thats exactly what we did.

Weve …

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S10E00 – Cool Skillful Title – Ubuntu Podcast

It’s Season Ten Episode Zero of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

In your face, we’re back for season 10!

In this pre-season teaser:

  • We discuss what we’ve

Q1 2017 SkypeUG Meetings

The next round of quarterly Skype for Business Users Group meetings has been announced and scheduled starting this month.


Latest News

Please welcome our renewed sponsors for the new year who will be attending various local events.

Event Details

This …

Ubuntu Insights: Technologic Systems Inc. brings Ubuntu Core to the i.MX6 based TS-4900

  • Ubuntu Core and the TS-4900 makes for one the most secure, easy to manage, and flexible i.MX6 powered boards on the market
  • The TS-4900 with Ubuntu Core will be on the Ubuntu Booth in Hall P3 – 3K31 at Mobile

Remi Collet: Additional PHP packages for RHSCL

Current situation about official repositories providing PHP Software Collections for  RHEL and CentOS users.

Since RHSCL 2.3 was released, RHEL users can install PHP 5.6 or PHP 7.0 without base système alteration, using the appropriate channel.

These packages are also …

Ubuntu Insights: MWC17: The future of industrial IoT

The internet of things, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, big data, robots/drones, blockchain, industry 4.0 and other hype terms are popping up everywhere. Our partners will be showcasing real industrial solutions that go far beyond the hype and are based on

Announcing new Azure Functions capabilities to accelerate development of serverless applications

Ever since the introduction of Azure Functions, we have seen customers build interesting and impactful solutions using it.  The serverless architecture, ability to easily integrate with other solutions, streamlined development experience and on-demand scaling enabled by Azure Functions continue …

Fedora Magazine: 3 mind mapping tools in Fedora

In a previous Magazine article, we covered tracking your time and tasks. In that article we mentioned some mind mapping tools. Now we’ll cover three mind mapping apps you can use in Fedora. You can use these tools …

Multi-Factor Authentication Adoption: Are You One of the 55%?

Last week I ran a survey asking about multi-factor authentication (MFA) adoption. Of the hundreds of responses I had actually thought that we would see a clear majority adopting MFA. After all, we all know how important MFA (or 2FA …

Using CompleteAfter to Manage Automatic Completion of Mailbox Move Requests

When Exchange Server 2010 brought us the miracle of online mailbox moves there was much rejoicing, for it meant no longer burdening our users with lengthy outages while their mailboxes were moved. However, the online mailbox move process was not …

nonamedotc: gparted 0.28.1

A new version of gparted was released recently and I have updated the Fedora package to the latest version – 0.28.1.

This version brings a rather exciting (at least, to me) update – ability to copy and resize already open …

Kevin Fenzi: Rawhide notes from the trail, 2017-02-22

Some recent gotchas in rawhide:

  • firefox doesn’t seem to compile correctly with gcc7 (and the optimization levels Fedora uses by default). The current rawhide version will install and run fine, but looks horrible. As a work around you can install

Code Coverage – Part 2

In my last post on code coverage, I shared the process for you to collect coverage for your environment. This week, I’ll be describing a way to use our tools to create new tests and show how you can measure …

MSRT February 2017: Chuckenit detection completes MSRT solution for one malware suite

In September 2016, we started adding to Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) a malware suite of browser modifiers and other Trojans installed by software bundlers. We documented how the malware in this group install other malware or applications silently, …