Linux provides career transition after military service
I got out of the Army mid-2003 and started my IT career. I worked my way through the ranks from help desk to Admin, and later to Engineer and Architect. As my career progressed, I took positions as a Linux Engineer for companies like Dell and Sprint. I maintained Linux infrastructures that processed life-saving information for a private company in conjunction with the National Weather Service headquarters.
LibreOffice 5.0: A Unique Release
LibreOffice 5.0 is planned for release in early August and today Charles H. Schulz said this is "an unique release." When it comes to features and styles Schulz said the broad range of changes and improvements will be easily visible to the user. With things like the Breeze iconset, enhancements to the sidebar, and improved menus "this is a very special and exciting release."
Exploring Alpine Linux 3.2.0
Alpine Linux has become one of the most frequently requested distributions on my list of projects to review. Alpine is an independent distribution which, as the project's front page tells us, is "a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox." The project's About page goes into more detail: "Alpine Linux is a very simple distribution that will try to stay out of your way. It uses its own package manager, called apk, the OpenRC init system, script driven set-ups and that's it! This provides you with a simple, crystal-clear Linux environment without all the noise. You can then add on top of that just the packages you need for your project, so whether it's building a home PVR, or an iSCSI storage controller, a wafer-thin mail server container, or a rock-solid embedded switch, nothing else will get in the way."
How I Discovered Linux & Changed the World
When Rick migrated us over to Linux, I had no idea what Linux was or why it would be any better than the Windows systems we had been using. I had seriously considered changing the whole operation to Macs, until the sticker shock set in. The fact that Rick assured me the hack would have not occurred on Linux was surely one of the reasons I went along. With some online guidance from Rick, I installed Linux on my personal/work computer at home under a dual boot. Prior to that, I had been looking at a lot of screen shots of Linux systems. A lot of them.