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nslookup Command: 7 Practical Examples

Monday 3rd of June 2019 12:53:14 AM
nslookup is one of the popular networking commands in Linux used for querying the Domain Name System (DNS) records. Unsurprisingly, nslookup stands for name server lookup.

How to Install Git on Ubuntu

Sunday 2nd of June 2019 10:01:41 PM
A simple tutorial on how to install Git on Ubuntu.

Linux Date Command

Sunday 2nd of June 2019 07:10:08 PM
The date command displays or sets the system date. It is most commonly used to print the date and time in different formats and calculate future and past dates.

Comparison Between Ubuntu Native packages(APT) and Appimage

Sunday 2nd of June 2019 04:18:35 PM
This time I want to discuss the results of monitoring software that I run from the appimage package and from installation by default using apt.

Zombie Panic! Source continuing work on their big update, Linux testers requested

Sunday 2nd of June 2019 01:27:02 PM
Zombie Panic! Source, the free cooperative survival-horror first-person-shooter has another beta out for the big 3.1 revamp that brings in Linux support.

Why translation platforms matter

Sunday 2nd of June 2019 10:35:29 AM
Language translation enables open source software to be used by people all over the world, and it[he]#039[/he]s a great way for non-developers to get involved in their favorite projects. There are many translation tools available that you can evaluate according to how well they handle the main functional areas involved in translations: technical interaction capabilities, teamwork support capabilities, and translation support capabilities.

Refactoring whizz: Good software shouldn't cost the earth - it's actually cheaper to build

Sunday 2nd of June 2019 07:43:56 AM
Repeat after me, better software costs less... Interview ThoughtWorks chief scientist Martin Fowler has written about the curious inverse relationship between quality and cost in the field of software development.…

Monitoring Linux Processes using Prometheus and Grafana

Sunday 2nd of June 2019 04:52:23 AM
Whether you are a Linux system administrator or a DevOps engineer, you spend a lot of time tracking performance metrics on your servers.The goal of this tutorial is to create a complete monitoring dashboard for Linux sysadmins. This dashboard will showcase different panels that are entirely customizable and scalable to multiple instances for distributed architectures.

Settlement building game The Colonists has officially released for Linux

Sunday 2nd of June 2019 02:00:50 AM
Love building up a city and watching it all come to life? Good news for you then, as The Colonists has now been released for Linux.

Latest Tinker boards tap RK3399Pro and Google's i.MX8M and Edge TPU equipped Coral SOM

Sunday 2nd of June 2019 12:06:28 AM
Asus is prepping a “Tinker Edge R” SBC with an RK3399Pro, along with “Tinker Edge T” and “CR1S-CM-A” variants of Google’s i.MX8M and Edge TPU equipped Coral Dev Board. There’s also a 8th Gen Core based “PN60T” mini-PC with an Edge TPU. At Computex this week, Asus showed off two new open-spec Tinker boards, including […]

How to Install CouchDB on Debian 9

Saturday 1st of June 2019 10:12:06 PM
CouchDB is an open-source fault-tolerant and schema-free NoSQL database maintained by the Apache Software Foundation. CouchDB server stores its data in named databases which contains documents with JSON structure. Each document consists of a number of fields and attachments. Fields can include text, numbers, lists, booleans, more. It is accessible via a RESTful HTTP/JSON API that allows you to read, create, edit and delete database documents. In this tutorial, we will explain how to install the latest version of CouchDB on Debian 9.

Not wanting to share Facebook's fate Google puts devs on data diet, tightens lid on cookie jar

Saturday 1st of June 2019 08:17:44 PM
Chrome extension creators and Drive app makers face pending API and policy limitations. Google on Thursday announced plans to tighten its requirements for developers of Chrome extensions and apps that utilize the Drive API as part of a previously announced re-evaluation of third-party access to Google user data.…

Unity have now properly announced Linux support for the Unity Editor

Saturday 1st of June 2019 06:23:22 PM
After releasing Unity 2019.1 back in April, it was mentioned that the Unity Editor for Linux was moving on from experimental status and now it's very much official.

openSUSE Leap 42.3 Linux OS to Reach End of Life on June 30th, 2019

Saturday 1st of June 2019 04:29:00 PM
The openSUSE Project announced that the openSUSE Leap 42.3 operating system will reach end of life next month on June 30th, 2019, urging users to prepare to upgrade to openSUSE Leap 15.1.

Install WordPress with Nginx Reverse Proxy to Apache on Ubuntu 18.04

Saturday 1st of June 2019 02:34:38 PM
Install WordPress with Nginx Reverse Proxy to Apache with Ubuntu 18.04 on Google Cloud Platform with PHP 7.3, Nginx, Apache, Let’s Encrypt SSL, Remote MySQL 5.7

Tiny Apollo Lake mini-PC offers M.2 and optional PoE

Saturday 1st of June 2019 12:40:16 PM
Shuttle will soon launch a compact, Linux-friendly “EN01” mini-PC series starting with an EN01J model with an Apollo Lake SoC, up to 8GB LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC, GbE with optional PoE, and M.2 expansion. A future model will tap the Jetson TX2. Although Linux-ready mini-PCs have been around for well over a decade, the market […]

Dell releases more high-end Ubuntu Linux laptops

Saturday 1st of June 2019 10:45:54 AM
Linux PCs are growing in popularity for professional programmers and Dell continues to back them.

Hybrid RK3399 COM/SBC hacker board can plug into feature-rich carrier

Saturday 1st of June 2019 08:51:32 AM
FriendlyElec’s $75, RK3399-based “SOM-RK3399” COM/SBC hybrid can stand alone or expand with a $120 “SOM-RK3399 Dev Kit” with -20 to 70? support and M.2 and mini-PCIe expansion. Last year, FriendlyElec released two open-spec SBCs that ran Linux and Android on the hexa-core Rockchip RK3399: the $65 and up NanoPi M4 and the smaller, $50 NanoPi […]

Use Firefox Send with ffsend in Fedora

Saturday 1st of June 2019 06:57:10 AM
ffsend is the command line client of Firefox Send. This article will show how Firefox Send and ffsend work. It’ll also detail how it can be installed and used in Fedora. What are Firefox Send and ffsend ? Firefox Send is a file sharing tool from Mozilla that allows sending encrypted files to other users. […]

How to Verify a Download in Ubuntu with SHA256 Hash or GPG Key

Saturday 1st of June 2019 05:02:48 AM
In this article, we will walk through the steps that will help you to verify any download in Ubuntu operating system using SHA256 checksums and GPG Keys.

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Audiocasts/Shows: Linux in the Ham Shack and Linux Headlines

  • LHS Episode #302: The End of Kenwood

    Welcome to Episode 302 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this short topic episode, the hosts discuss the potential end of Kenwood in the amateur radio market, emcom in Montucky, Storm Area 51, HF on satellites, a huge update for PulseAudio, the Linux 5.3 kernel and much more. Thank you for listening and have a fantastic week.

  • 09/19/2019 | Linux Headlines

    Fresh init system controversy at the Debian project, a more scalable Samba, and a big release for LLVM. Plus GitHub's latest security steps and a new version of OBS Studio.

Android Leftovers

When Diverse Network ASICs Meet A Unifying Operating System

And it has also been a decade since switch upstart Arista Networks launched its Extensible Operating System, or EOS, which is derived from Linux. [...] The cross-platform nature of ArcOS, coupled with its ability to run in any function on the network, could turn out to be the key differentiator. A lot of these other NOSes were point solutions that could only be deployed in certain parts of the network, and that just creates animosity with the incumbent vendors that dominate the rest of the networking stack. Given the mission-critical nature of networking in the modern datacenter, it costs a great deal to qualify a new network operating system, and it can take a lot of time. If ArcOS can run across more platforms, qualify faster, and do more jobs in the network, then, says Garg, it has a good chance of shaking up switching and routing. “That totally changes the business conversation and the TCO advantages that we can bring to a customer across the entirety of their network.” Read more

Server: Kubernetes/OpenShift, OpenStack, and Red Hat's Ansible

  • 9 steps to awesome with Kubernetes/OpenShift presented by Burr Sutter

    Burr Sutter gave a terrific talk in India in July, where he laid out the terms, systems and processes needed to setup Kubernetes for developers. This is an introductory presentation, which may be useful for your larger community of Kubernetes users once you’ve already setup User Provisioned Infrastructure (UPI) in Red Hat OpenShift for them, though it does go into the deeper details of actually running the a cluster. To follow along, Burr created an accompanying GitHub repository, so you too can learn how to setup an awesome Kubernetes cluster in just 9 steps.

  • Weaveworks Named a Top Kubernetes Contributor

    But anyone who knows the history of Weaveworks might not be too surprised by this. Weaveworks has been a major champion of Kubernetes since the very beginning. It might not be too much of a coincidence that Weaveworks was incorporated only a few weeks after Kubernetes was open sourced, five years ago. In addition to this, the very first elected chair of the CNCF’s Technical Oversight Committee, responsible for technical leadership to the Cloud Native Foundation was also headed up by our CEO, Alexis Richardson(@monadic) (soon to be replaced by the awesome Liz Rice (@lizrice) of Aqua Security).

  • Improving trust in the cloud with OpenStack and AMD SEV

    This post contains an exciting announcement, but first I need to provide some context! Ever heard that joke “the cloud is just someone else’s computer”? Of course it’s a gross over-simplification, but there’s more than a grain of truth in it. And that raises the question: if your applications are running in someone else’s data-centre, how can you trust that they’re not being snooped upon, or worse, invasively tampered with?

  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15 Enhances Infrastructure Security and Cloud-Native Integration Across the Open Hybrid Cloud

    Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15, the latest version of its highly scalable and agile cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution. Based on the OpenStack community’s "Stein" release, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15 adds performance and cloud security enhancements and expands the platform’s ecosystem of supported hardware, helping IT organizations to more quickly and more securely support demanding production workloads. Given the role of Linux as the foundation for hybrid cloud, customers can also benefit from a more secure, flexible and intelligent Linux operating system underpinning their private cloud deployments with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

  • Red Hat Ansible Automation Accelerates Past Major Adoption Milestone, Now Manages More Than Four Million Customer Systems Worldwide

    Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that more than four million customer systems worldwide are now automated by Red Hat Ansible Automation. Customers, including Energy Market Company, Microsoft, Reserve Bank of New Zealand and Surescripts all use Red Hat Ansible Automation to automate and orchestrate their IT operations, helping to expand automation across IT stacks. According to a blog post by Chris Gardner with Forrester Research, who was the author of The Forrester Wave™: Infrastructure Automation Platforms, Q3 2019, "Infrastructure automation isn’t just on-premises or the cloud. It’s at the edge and everywhere in between."1 Since its launch in 2013, Red Hat Ansible Automation has provided a single tool to help organizations automate across IT operations and development, including infrastructure, networks, cloud, security and beyond.