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19 Mar 2017 Summary of Upcoming South Florida IT Events [61434]
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19 Mar 2017 Virtualbox 5.1.16 Released With Initial Linux Kernel 4.11 Support, Bug Fixes [61451]
softpedia, March 9th, 2017

"VirtualBox 5.1.16 is now the most advanced version of the application, and it comes approximately seven weeks after the VirtualBox 5.1.14 maintenance update," notes Marius Nestor in softpedia.

"The most important change implemented for Linux users is initial support for the upcoming Linux 4.11 kernel, whose development just started a few days ago with the first Release Candidate.

'Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 16. This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1,' said Simon Coter, Product Management Director, Oracle VM & VirtualBox at Oracle, in the release announcement..."
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17 Mar 2017 Red Hat Adds New NIST Certification for OpenSCAP, Expands Footprint for Open IT Security Standards [61566]
Red Hat, March 17th, 2017

Community-driven security compliance scanner certified for mission-critical deployments on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 by National Institute of Standards and Technology

Red Hat, Inc. announced that OpenSCAP 1.2, an open source Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) scanner, has been certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology as a U.S. government evaluated configuration and vulnerability scanner for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7-based systems. This certification shows that OpenSCAP can analyze and evaluate security automation content correctly and has the functionality and documentation required by NIST to run in sensitive, security-conscious environments.
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17 Mar 2017 Friday Spotlight: Using Oracle KSplice to update Oracle VM Server without rebooting [61620]
By Simon Coter

Simon writes, "Oracle Ksplice is an exciting new addition to the Premier Support subscription for Oracle VM 3. Oracle Ksplice technology allows you to update systems with new kernel security errata (CVE) without the need to reboot. This enables you to remain current with OS vulnerability patches while minimizing downtime. Oracle Ksplice actively applies updates to the running kernel image, instead of making on-disk changes that would take effect only after a subsequent reboot.

Ksplice was originally introduced for Oracle Linux systems. It has proven to be very valuable to customers and as a result, it has been extended to provide similar capabilities for Oracle VM Server dom0..."
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16 Mar 2017 The Orange Pi community gets a snap store [61568]
Ubuntu, March 16th, 2017

Orange Pi maker Shenzhen Xunlong Software Co. Ltd is launching an app store in partnership with Canonical to foster an active community of developers and users. Through this app store, developers gain a simple mechanism to share their applications, projects and scripts between themselves and with the wider Orange Pi community.

Applications in the store are formatted as snaps, the universal Linux application packaging format. With snaps developers can distribute their application in a secure, confined package bundled with all its dependencies, so users can install applications that could take half an hour to install in just a few seconds.
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