This is the first in a weekey series I’m calling ‘weekly roundup’ in which I will highlight some of the hottest stories of the week from the world of Linux and open source. This week, I want to call your attention to some excciting Windows 10/openSUSE news and alert you to a backdoor vulnerability in WhatsApp that allows messages to be intercepted.
Replace Ubuntu with openSUSE in Bash on Windows 10
If you are a Windows 10 user who also dual boots with openSUSE, I have some good news for you. You don’t have to dual boot or increase system overload with a virtual machine. You can now run most, if not all, openSUSE tools within Windows 10.
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Finding a cloud provider you can trust has become a major responsibility. Cloud providers come in all shapes and sizes—from global organizations delivering a range of services to small shops specializing in a limited number of capabilities. To normalize the differences you need to ask consistent questions about key issues.
Security should be at or near the very top of your list, with their answers providing the transparency which will help build trust. An essential first step is to avoid making assumptions on what security is and isn’t with respect to a provider. Every provider is different, with different rules, service-level agreements (SLAs), and terms and conditions. Make sure you thoroughly understand what each service provider commits to you, the customer.
This week, the U.S. federal government’s most powerful IT steward bestowed unbridled praise upon the largest cloud providers, during a Google for Work webcast. Tony Scott, U.S. CIO, even suggested there is no safer place to store data than in the cloud.
“I see the big cloud providers in the same way I see a bank,” he says. “They have the incentive, they have skills and abilities, and they have the motivation to do a much better job of security than any one company or any one organization can probably do.”