NGINX: The secret heart of the modern web

Sarah Novotny is a technology evangelist and community leader for NGINX. I first met her at OSCON, where she’s one of the program chairs. She makes it look easy on stage, but it’s a tough job to help organize one of the largest open source events held each more

From: LXer

OCZ ARC 100 Linux SSD Benchmarks

For those looking for a very economically priced SSD that’s still reliable and from a well known vendor, the OCZ ARC 100 series might be the most tempting drive line-up yet. With the OCZ ARC 100 series, a 256GB SSD costs only $90 USD or a 480GB SSD for $197. Though in this article the OCZ ARC 100 120GB SSD is being tested and it retails for less than $70 USD.

From: Phoronix

Security advisories for Wednesday

By ris

Fedora has updated file (F21:
multiple vulnerabilities).

Gentoo has updated chromium (multiple vulnerabilities).

Mageia has updated dbus (denial of service), glibc (two vulnerabilities), kernel (multiple vulnerabilities), patch (multiple vulnerabilities), postgresql (multiple vulnerabilities), and x11-server (information leak/denial of service).

openSUSE has updated mdadm (13.2:
command injection).

Ubuntu has updated php5 (14.10,
14.04, 12.04: multiple vulnerabilities) and unzip (14.10, 14.04, 12.04: code execution).

From: LWN

11 ways to get involved with Humanitarian FOSS

Humanitarian FOSSThis article is part of the HFOSS column coordinated by Jen Wike Huger. To share your projects and stories about how free and open source software is making the world a better place, contact us at a digital hand for humanitarian projects is just a click away. Whether you have five minutes or a few hours, you can make a difference with a variety of HFOSS projects. The level of skills required vary from web search, verification, mapping, translation, training, and open source software development. Along the journey of changing the world, you can meet like minds and hone your skills. The key is to ask yourself: What do I want to do? How can I get started? How can I find the right project and community?read more

From: LXer