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Check Out the 2019 Linux Foundation Events and Expand Your Open Source Experience

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:57
Title: Check Out the 2019 Linux Foundation Events and Expand Your Open Source Experience17 JanLearn more

Protect Your Websites with Let's Encrypt

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:00
Title: Protect Your Websites with Let's Encrypt17 JanLearn more

New Deepin Linux Gets Even Better With Touchscreen Gesture Support

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 05:54
Title: New Deepin Linux Gets Even Better With Touchscreen Gesture Support17 JanLearn more

What Metrics Matter: A Guide for Open Source Projects

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 05:00

"Without data, you're just a person with an opinion."

Those are the words of W. Edwards Deming, the champion of statistical process control, who was credited as one of the inspirations for what became known as the Japanese post-war economic miracle of 1950 to 1960. Ironically, Japanese manufacturers like Toyota were far more receptive to Deming’s ideas than General Motors and Ford were.

Back to Basics: Sort and Uniq

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 04:04

Learn the fundamentals of sorting and de-duplicating text on the command line.

If you've been using the command line for a long time, it's easy to take the commands you use every day for granted. But, if you're new to the Linux command line, there are several commands that make your life easier that you may not stumble upon automatically. In this article, I cover the basics of two commands that are essential in anyone's arsenal: sort and uniq.

Bash Shell Utility Reaches 5.0 Milestone

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:34
Title: Bash Shell Utility Reaches 5.0 Milestone16 JanLearn more

Faucet: An Open Source SDN Controller for High-Speed Production Networks

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:24

Open standards such as OpenFlow and P4 promised to improve the landscape by opening access to these devices via a programmable API, but they still require someone to write a controller to re-implement normal switch functionality, such as forwarding and routing, in a multi-vendor, standards-compliant way. This led our group to write the Faucet software-defined network (SDN) controller, which allows anyone to fully realize the dream of programmable networks.

Ansible vs. Puppet: Declarative DevOps Tools Square Off

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 05:12

DevOps aims to drive collaboration between development and operations teams, but software quality drives DevOps adoption more than any other factor. As this comparison of Ansible vs. Puppet shows, software quality dramatically influences DevOps tools.

Software quality tends to be an organizational goal or a staff function, not the dominion of a dedicated group with broad responsibility to implement its decisions. Effective software quality efforts involve everyone from development to production users to ensure real value.

An Introduction to the Machine Learning Platform as a Service

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 05:09

Machine-Learning-Platform-as-a-Service (ML PaaS) is one of the fastest growing services in the public cloud. It delivers efficient lifecycle management of machine learning models.

At a high level, there are three phases involved in training and deploying a machine learning model. These phases remain the same from classic ML models to advanced models built using sophisticated neural network architecture.

Linux Tools: The Meaning of Dot

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:25
Title: Linux Tools: The Meaning of Dot15 JanLearn more

How to Use Netcat to Quickly Transfer Files Between Linux Computers

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 05:35
Title: How to Use Netcat to Quickly Transfer Files Between Linux Computers15 JanLearn more

How Enterprise IT Pros Can Contribute to Open Source Projects

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 05:28

Undoubtedly, your company uses open source software. But the powers that be might express reluctance when developers want to create or maintain projects on company time. Here is a roadmap to help you convince them otherwise—starting with an internal open source project office.

Open source innovation has a methodology all its own, and it doesn’t follow traditional business processes. The big difference is that open source development is collaborative rather than competitive. This attitude may come naturally to IT people, but not to managers and rarely to people in the C-suite....

Dell Opens Up About Its Linux Efforts And Project Sputnik

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 04:03

Dell's Barton George has been on a crusade to change how Linux is perceived by both consumers and developers. Six years ago Dell granted George and his team a $40K innovation fund and some freedom to launch a Linux-powered laptop aimed at developers, that would be developed in the open with feedback from the community.

Key Resources for Effective, Professional Open Source Management

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 13:20
Title: Key Resources for Effective, Professional Open Source Management14 JanLearn more

(Don't) Return to Sender: How to Protect Yourself From Email Tracking

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 05:35

There are a lot of different ways to track email, and different techniques can lie anywhere on the spectrum from marginally acceptable to atrocious. Responsible tracking should aggregate a minimal amount of anonymous data, similar to page hits: enough to let the sender get a sense of how well their campaign is doing without invading users’ privacy. Email tracking should always be disclosed up-front, and users should have a clear and easy way to opt out if they choose to.

Distributed Systems: A Quick and Simple Definition

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 05:10
Title: Distributed Systems: A Quick and Simple Definition14 JanLearn more

How ASLR Protects Linux Systems from Buffer Overflow Attacks

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 04:03

Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) is a memory-protection process for operating systems that guards against buffer-overflow attacks. It helps to ensure that the memory addresses associated with running processes on systems are not predictable, thus flaws or vulnerabilities associated with these processes will be more difficult to exploit.

Top 5 Linux Distributions for Productivity

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 10:35
Title: Top 5 Linux Distributions for Productivity11 JanLearn more

5 Open Source Tools to Upgrade your Next Kubernetes Project

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 05:55

Kubernetes is one of the most popular technologies around today. So, it’s no surprise that there are an awful lot of open source libraries, tools, and other assorted goodies out there on GitHub.

We like to keep an eye on what’s fresh for developers, so today we’re taking a look at five different Kubernetes tools for developers. From serverless functions to local development, GitHub has thousands of open source tools to enjoy. Here are five interesting ones we want to take a closer look at!

New Linux Systemd Security Holes Uncovered

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 05:20

Many Linux sysadmins and users dislike Systemd, but love it or hate it, the Systemd is the default system and service manager for most Linux distributions. So, security company Qualys's recent revelation of three new Systemd security vulnerabilities isn't going to win Systemd any friends.