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I am back! I think…

Saturday 10th of August 2019 05:38:43 AM
This comes at a bittersweet moment in my career. For a couple of years now, I was moonlighting as an editor for Linux Journal. And literally, this week. Without warning or explanation, our parent company decided to cease all Linux Journal operations. The staff was immediately let go. And so, I am back! With yet another blog, and soon-to-be coming vlog. I will use this as an opportunity to continue sharing my passions for various technologies with the world.

Intel Invests $6.5M in Enterprise Linux Security Startup Capsule8

Saturday 10th of August 2019 04:08:47 AM
Used by Lyft, among others, Capsule8's platform automates a lot of tedious manual work involved in securing enterprise infrastructure.

Kubernetes reports the results of its open-source security audit

Saturday 10th of August 2019 02:38:51 AM
All programs need security audits, but the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) took a new open-source approach and revealed all to its users.

Working with pipes on the Linux command line

Saturday 10th of August 2019 01:08:55 AM
5 ways pipes can make you faster on the Linux command line

Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS Is Out with Linux Kernel 5.0 from Ubuntu 19.04

Friday 9th of August 2019 11:38:59 PM
Canonical released today the third maintenance update to their latest long-term supported Ubuntu operating system series, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver).

How to Upgrade Debian 9 (Stretch) to Debian 10 (Buster)?

Friday 9th of August 2019 10:09:03 PM
Debian 10 “Buster” was released on July 06th 2019, after 25 months of development with lot of new features and updated packages. This article will help you to upgrade from Debian 9 (Stretch) to Debian 10 (Buster).

The Zemlins Are Closer to Apple and Microsoft Than to Linux

Friday 9th of August 2019 08:39:07 PM
Lack of loyalty to GNU/Linux means that the Linux Foundation is run and managed by people who would gleefully sell out for cash

The lat/lon floating point delusion

Friday 9th of August 2019 07:09:11 PM
The city of Sydney says the Redfern Community Centre is at latitude/longitude -33.8903169365705 151.198409720645. And this morning for breakfast I had 189.41576911 ml of fruit juice, followed by 75.24902503 g of muesli topped with 36.55668786 ml of milk and 15.44171338 g of yogurt.

GitHub Actions moves GitHub into DevOps

Friday 9th of August 2019 05:54:51 PM
Git has always been an essential part of DevOps, now GitHub is adding DevOps[he]#039[/he] CI/CD features to its Git services.

How to Set up SSH Tunneling (Port Forwarding)

Friday 9th of August 2019 04:40:31 PM
SSH tunneling or SSH port forwarding is a method of creating an encrypted SSH connection between a client and a server machine through which services ports can be relayed. SSH forwarding is useful for transporting network data of services that uses an unencrypted protocol, such as VNC or FTP, accessing geo-restricted content or bypassing intermediate firewalls. Basically, you can forward any TCP port and tunnel the traffic over a secure SSH connection.

Here are 4 Nice Firefox +68 Themes That You Can Try Out

Friday 9th of August 2019 03:26:10 PM
It's still possible to customize Firefox's user interface, thanks to the userChrome.css file. In today’s article, we’ll show you 4 ready, already-built Firefox themes that work with Firefox +68 browser.

Excellent Utilities: peco – interactive filtering tool

Friday 9th of August 2019 02:11:50 PM
peco (pronounced peh-koh) is a CLI utility that filters text interactively. The tool is written in the Go programming language. This utility is designed to view and filter finite amounts of data, such as file content or small sets of streaming data.

LibreOffice 6.3 Open-Source Office Suite Officially Released, Here's What's New

Friday 9th of August 2019 12:57:30 PM
The Document Foundation released today the LibreOffice 6.3 open-source and cross-platform office suite for Linux, Mac, and Windows platforms.

After a mishap losing code, the dev of Exodemon has recovered some making a Linux build possible

Friday 9th of August 2019 11:43:10 AM
Exodemon, a fast paced first person shooter that recently released on Steam has an unfortunate history with some code being lost. The good news is some has been recovered and work continues, with a Linux version possible again.

Introduction To Video Editing With Blender 2.80 On Linux! Cut, Overlay, Interface Nav & More

Friday 9th of August 2019 10:28:49 AM
In this video we take a look at video editing capabilities of Blender 2.80. We go through all the basics you will need to edit a video including: transitions, cuts, audio enhancements, interface, picture in picture, gaps, closing gaps, text overlays, moving and dragging clips.

How To Change Linux Console Font Type And Size

Friday 9th of August 2019 09:14:29 AM
This brief guide describes how to change Linux console font type and size.

Mark Text Markdown Editor 0.15.0 Adds GUI Settings, New Find In Files Backend

Friday 9th of August 2019 08:00:09 AM
A new version of Mark Text, a popular Markdown editor, is out. Mark Text 0.15.0 includes a new find in files backend, new GUI settings, and a rewritten image component.

Linux Journal runs <code>shutdown -h now</code> for a second time: Mag editor fires parting shot at proprietary software

Friday 9th of August 2019 06:45:49 AM
We are letting the tech giants win, says Kyle RankinLinux Journal has closed with "no operating funds to continue in any capacity", according to a notice on its site.…

Linux Journal runs <code>shutdown -h now</code> for a second time: Mag editor fires parting shot at proprietary software

Friday 9th of August 2019 05:44:17 AM
We are letting the tech giants win, says Kyle RankinLinux Journal has closed with "no operating funds to continue in any capacity", according to a notice on its site.…

How to Manage Symlinks in Linux

Friday 9th of August 2019 04:42:45 AM
Symlinks are files that link to other files. In Linux, symlinks serve as shortcuts. Here is how to manage symlinks and fix broken symlinks in Linux.

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IBM: OpenPOWER Foundation, Savings and the OpenStack Platform

  • OpenPOWER Foundation | The Next Step in the OpenPOWER Foundation Journey

    Today marks one of the most important days in the life of the OpenPOWER Foundation. With IBM announcing new contributions to the open source community including the POWER Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) and key hardware reference designs at OpenPOWER Summit North America 2019, the future has never looked brighter for the POWER architecture. OpenPOWER Foundation Aligns with Linux Foundation The OpenPOWER Foundation will now join projects and organizations like OpenBMC, CHIPS Alliance, OpenHPC and so many others within the Linux Foundation. The Linux Foundation is the premier open source group, and we’re excited to be working more closely with them. Since our founding in 2013, IEEE-ISTO has been our home, and we owe so much to its team. It’s as a result of IEEE-ISTO’s support and guidance that we’ve been able to expand to more than 350 members and that we’re ready to take the next step in our evolution. On behalf of our membership, our board of directors and myself, we place on record our thanks to the IEEE-ISTO team. By moving the POWER ISA under an open model – guided by the OpenPOWER Foundation within the Linux Foundation – and making it available to the growing open technical commons, we’ll enable innovation in the open hardware and software space to grow at an accelerated pace. The possibilities for what organizations and individuals will be able to develop on POWER through its mature ISA and software ecosystem will be nearly limitless.

  • How Red Hat delivers $7B in customer savings

    This spring, Red Hat commissioned IDC to conduct a new study to analyze the contributions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux to the global business economy. While many of the findings were impressive, including immense opportunities for partners, we were especially excited to learn more about how our customers benefit from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. According to the study, the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform "touches" more than $10 trillion of business revenues worldwide each year and provides economic benefits of more than $1 trillion each year to customers. Nearly $7 billion of that number comes in the form of IT savings. Even more exciting? As hybrid cloud adoption grows, we expect customers to continue to benefit given the importance of a common, flexible and open operating system to IT deployments that span the many footprints of enterprise computing.

  • The road ahead for the Red Hat OpenStack Platform

    If you didn't have a chance to attend our Road Ahead session at Red Hat Summit 2019 (or you did, but want a refresher) you'll want to read on for a quick update. We'll cover where Red Hat OpenStack Platform is today, where we're planning to go tomorrow, and the longer-term plan for Red Hat OpenStack Platform support all the way to 2025. A strategic part of our portfolio Red Hat OpenStack Platform is a strategic part of Red Hat's vision for open hybrid cloud. It's the on-prem foundation that can help organizations bridge the gap between today's existing workloads and emerging workloads. In fact, it just earned the 2019 CODiE award for "Best Software Defined Infrastructure." One of those emerging workloads, and more on the rest in a moment, is Red Hat OpenShift.

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Is Fedora Linux a Good Distro? The 15 Best Reasons to Use Fedora Linux

It goes without saying that Fedora Linux is one of the best Linux distributions and significantly distinct with its properties. There is no denying that it is an enticing version of Linux and there are enough reasons to be lured with the Fedora. It offers far ranges of features that have made it an undeniable choice for the users. There is a close and intimate collaboration between Fedora and “Redhat” what has given a new dimension of this Linux version. It is more comfortable to use, user-friendly and latest technology oriented; thus, there are many obvious reasons for loving in it. [...] The various distribution of Linux system is recognized for easy-going properties, albeit Fedora is the easiest one in this context. Having an easier interface, users are capable of dealing with it very easily since the boot phase. When the boot is done, users will be guided with simple features to run it the way they desire. Read more

Dualboot Ubuntu 19.04 and Debian 10 on a 32GB USB Stick

Ubuntu 19.04, or Disco Dingo, and Debian 10, or Buster, are two latest versions in 2019 of two most popular GNU/Linux distros I already wrote about here and here. This tutorial explains dualboot installation procedures in simple way for Ubuntu Disco Dingo and Debian Buster computer operating systems onto a portable USB Flash Drive. There are 2 advantages of this kind of portable dualbooting; first, it's safer for your data in internal HDD and second, you can bring both OSes with you everywhere you go. You will prepare the partitions first, then install Ubuntu, and then install Debian, and finally finish up the GRUB bootloader, and enjoy. Go ahead! Read more