UK Government declares Linux the most secure option…

While only achieving a 9 out of twelve score in the study of the following areas:

  • VPN
  • Disk Encryption
  • Authentication
  • Secure Boot
  • Platform Integrity and Sandboxing
  • Application Whitelisting
  • Malicious Code Detection and Prevention
  • Security Policy Enforcement
  • External Interface Protection
  • Device Update Policy
  • Event Collection for Enterprise Analysis
  • Incident Response

Linux still beat Windows 7 of 12 and Mac OSX’s 8 of 12.  A full synopsis can be found here from TechRepublic.  Remember though no OS scored a perfect score and 9 out of 12 is still only a C.  So there is plenty of room for everyone to improve.

Episode 74 – We are live check it out…

Running Time: 0:48:00

1) Introduction

What have we been doing?

 

2) News

 

Canonical integrate Amazon suggestions into Unity Dash

http://www.zdnet.com/shuttleworth-defends-ubuntu-linux-integrating-amazon-7000004674/
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/09/ubuntu-bakes-amazon-search-results-into-os-to-raise-cash/

How to handle a 65Gbps DDOS Attack

Cool podcast from Jupitre Broadcasting about Burnout from a developer and Ops perspective

Crashplan rocks for Small to Mid-size businesses

A series of unfortunate problems cut this one a little short.  You just missed, like Brian did, Joes awesome closing to the show.  Brian recorded a new one.

3) Conclusion

Recommendations for People to interview
E-Mail us at podcast@linuxinstall.net
Facebook Fan Page
Follow us on Twitter and Identica as @linuxinstall
Google +
Look for us and comment on iTunes, odeo

Watch the Video on Youtube….

Listen to the Audio Version…

Microsoft’s Azure now supports Linux…Sort of..

Microsoft has announced that it wil now support Linux.  Well if you are running a few distros they will.  Those would be:

Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2

OpenSuse 12.01

CentOS 6.2

Ubuntu 12.04

If you didn’t notice there is one very large distorbution missing from that list.  Red Hat and Fedora are not there but CentOS is.  CentOS is a dirivitive work off of Red Hat.  So it’s not likely a driver issue.  It’s more likely that it’s a licensing and support contract thing.  We have another story about a contract they just signed so we know it’s also unlikely that they aren’t happy about working with each other.  Check out the podcast to hear us go into more detail about our thoughts on the whole situation.

Episode 70 – What linux should you choose?

** Check out the video version of the podcast at the link below **

Running Time: 56:08

1) Introduction

Google vs oracle (We talk a little bit about this)
New Open Source version of Elders Scrolls Morrwind…Looks awesome…Who says linux can’t do gaming?
Joe starts the discussion of whether or when it makes sense for a business to switch or jump from one distro to another?

2) News

Ubuntu is going to revolutionize the UI
Ubuntu to ship on 5% of PC’s ???

Skypes Supernodes are being replaced with Linux Machines
Did you know that RedHat would let you host your apps on their cloud servers for Free?
Open Office UPDATED!!!!  After 469 DAYS!!!

 

3) Conclusion

Recommendations for People to interview
E-Mail us at podcast@linuxinstall.net
Facebook Fan Page
Follow us on Twitter and Identica as @linuxinstall
Google +
Look for us and comment on iTunes, odeo,stitcher

http://player.wizzard.tv/player/o/j/x/133705655264/config/k-73b443e966a1409d/uuid/root/height/325/width/325/episode/k-6d8bade34c4956be.m4v Check it out we recorded this live via Google Hangout On-Air. Watch for updates on how you can watch us record live. We will also be adding a chat room too. More details to come.

Ubuntu wants to revolutionize the UI

It would seem that Ubuntu is in a race with Microsoft and Apple to make a massive change to the way we use desktop.  With the HUD and Unity they are trying to moving things in a new way and change the way we all work.  While I am still on the fence on Unity the HUD is something I hope Apple and Microsoft embrace and extend.  This is a nice article from the man himself, Mark Shuttleworth, about his plans for the future of User Interfaces.