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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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16 Mar 2017 Training Thursdays: Oracle Linux is Engineered for Oracle Cloud [61621]
By Antoinette O'Sullivan

Antoinette writes, "Oracle Linux is engineered for Oracle Cloud. This operating system:

  • Is designed for business-critical workloads in the cloud
  • Uses latest technologies such as Docker
  • Is a major contributor to mainline Linux cloud features
  • Powers Oracle Engineered Systems and Oracle Cloud

To get the most out of Oracle Linux, take the Oracle Linux advanced administration training. If using Oracle Linux 7, take the Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration course in one of the following formats:.."
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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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15 Mar 2017 Desktop Linux The Best It'S Ever Been-And Keeps Getting Better [61528]
Network World, March 15th, 2017

"While users of proprietary operating systems suffer with new, slower, buggier, more spy-filled systems, Linux users are enjoying better performance and more support...

I can be a pretty pessimistic guy. I'm fairly convinced that the Internet of Things spells certain doom for mankind, and I've made a habit of standing in front of large rooms full of people simply to tell them how much I think 'Linux sucks.'

If you were to call me a Negative Nancy, you wouldn't be far off..."
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14 Mar 2017 Linux Academy Rolls Out New Cloud-Based Training Platform [61549]
LinuxInsider, March 14th, 2017

"Linux Academy, an online training platform for the Linux OS and cloud computing, on Tuesday announced a public beta rollout of its Cloud Assessments platform, which is designed to let large enterprise firms train and assess their IT workers and prospective job candidates.

The academy offers training on a variety of cloud-based platforms, including Amazon Web Services, Open Stack, DevOps, Azure and others.

The Cloud Assessments platform will focus initially on training and testing of AWS, due to the strong demand for that cloud-based computing platform and the large skills gap of existing knowledge among IT workers..."
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