Linux Hackers Rebuild Internet From Silicon Valley Garage

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/08/coreos-the-new-linux/
     
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    So this is like chrome OS but open source?
     
  3. J_L

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    More like a stripped-down Chromium OS (already open-source, how else would they mod it) for servers.
     
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    This strikes me as more than just a little creepy :eek:

    (As in "Internet off switch".)
     
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    Dude, has your paranoia blinded your ability to see or trust others who can? The source code is out in the open after all.
     
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    I get your point.

    But even open-source software can have bugs, and zero-day exploits.
     
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    Unless it was some Google joke, I don't see why you find it that creepy then. If serious, what kind of server isn't creepy?
     
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    What if all participating servers got an update that took them offline?

    Reverting that might be a pain, no?
     
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    Happens to all servers, unless Google deliberately tries something that gets past auditing. Highly unlikely either of them (CoreOS developers included) will risk tarnishing their reputation so visibly.

    I wouldn't know if it's harder than managing Linux servers being a concept and all.
     
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    I'm certainly no expert re servers, and enterprise IT generally. But I do recall that it's good practice to test all updates before applying them in production. I also recall reading that Mozilla's practice of frequently pushing updates is a pain for enterprise IT.

    Although I'm sure that CoreOS developers etc will test very carefully before pushing updates, it's hard to predict how customized systems will respond.

    I wonder what their plan for that is.
     
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