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Client-Side Performance

Friday 1st of July 2016 04:30:04 AM
In past articles, I've covered different ways tounderstand, analyze and improve the performance of your webapplications. I've shown that between your network connections, serverhardware, database design and HTTP server configuration, you canchange and improve the performance of your web application—well, sortof.

Tough Mini-PC with up to four GbE ports runs Linux Mint on AMD SoC

Friday 1st of July 2016 03:21:27 AM
CompuLab’s Fitlet-RM is a rugged mini-PC that runs Linux Mint on an AMD A10 Micro-6700T, and offers -40 to 70°C operation, WiFi, and up to four GbE ports. Enclosed in an all-metal, 108 x 83 x 24mm housing, the fanless fitlet-RM mini-PC “provides excellent durability at extreme temperatures and conditions of shock, vibration and dust,” […]

Can you imagine a world without open source?

Friday 1st of July 2016 02:12:50 AM
Preeti Upendra Murthy is the academic winner of the 2016 Red Hat Women in Open Source Award.She is currently a software engineer with the VMKernel team at VMware, and prior to her role there was a Linux kernel developer for the Linux Technology Center at IBM where she focused on energy management.read more

Install Avactis Shopping Cart on a CentOS 7 VPS

Friday 1st of July 2016 01:04:13 AM
Avactis is a free and powerful PHP based shopping cart platform that allows users to easily create online stores. In this tutorial we will install Avactis shopping cart on a CentOS 7 VPS with Apache, PHP and MariaDB.

Atom-based gateway taps new open source IoT cloud platform

Thursday 30th of June 2016 11:55:36 PM
Eurotech’s rugged, IP40 protected “ReliaGate 20-26” IoT gateway runs Red Hat Linux on a Bay Trail Atom, and has cellular, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth options. Eurotech’s ReliaGate 20-26 is the latest in a line of Internet of Things gateways, such as the ReliaGate 10-11, based on a TI AM3352 Sitara SoC, and the Intel Atom […]

Install Nagios core 4.1.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Server

Thursday 30th of June 2016 10:46:59 PM
Install Nagios core 4.1.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Server

DuckDuckGo: The Little Search Engine That Gives Back Big

Thursday 30th of June 2016 09:38:22 PM
DuckDuckGo's proprietor, Gabriel Weinberg, says his once-personal project isn't making anyone wealthy, but he and his workers live decently. He says they're doing well enough that giving money to open source projects doesn't hurt their budget.

Linux Mint 18 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 30th of June 2016 08:29:45 PM
A new project called X-Apps was started and its goal is to produce generic applications for traditional GTK desktop environments. The idea behind this project is to replace applications which no longer integrate properly outside of a particular environment (this is the case for a growing number of GNOME applications) and to give our desktop environments the same set of core applications, so that each change, each new feature being developed, each little improvement made in one of them will benefit not just one environment, but all of them.

Using ATA Over Ethernet (AoE) on CentOS 7 (Initiator and Target)

Thursday 30th of June 2016 07:21:07 PM
This guide explains how you can set up an AoE target and an AoE initiator (client), both running CentOS 7. AoE stands for "ATA over Ethernet" and is a storage area network (SAN) protocol which allows AoE initiators to use storage devices on the (remote) AoE target using normal ethernet cabling. "Remote" in this case means "inside the same LAN" because AoE is not routable outside a LAN (this is a major difference compared to iSCSI). To the AoE initiator, the remote storage looks like a normal, locally-attached hard drive.

Does your company have a plan for adopting containers?

Thursday 30th of June 2016 06:12:30 PM
Linux containers are definitely attracting a lot of attention as cloud-native alternative to virtual machines for application isolation and deployment, but where does your company sit on the adoption spectrum?read more

New LibreOffice Vulnerability Patched in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Debian and Arch Linux

Thursday 30th of June 2016 05:03:53 PM
Canonical published a new security notice to inform users of the Ubuntu Linux operating system that the latest LibreOffice builds have landed in the repositories.

Oh, Red Hat. Contain yourself and your 'new innovations' talk

Thursday 30th of June 2016 03:55:16 PM
Open-source biz extends Linux sandbox offerings with storage and moreRed Hat Summit Red Hat is going full tilt after bringing containers and traditional Linux apps together under its management with a raft of announcements.…

What makes up the Fedora kernel?

Thursday 30th of June 2016 02:46:39 PM
Every Fedora system runs a kernel. Many pieces of code come together to make this a reality. Each release of the Fedora kernel starts with a baseline release from the upstream community. This is often called a ‘vanilla’ kernel. The... Continue Reading →

Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" Cinnamon and MATE Editions Officially Released

Thursday 30th of June 2016 01:38:02 PM
The Linux Mint project, through Clement Lefebvre, has had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of the Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" operating system.

Linux Under the Hood: Silence of the RAM

Thursday 30th of June 2016 12:29:25 PM
The continuing adventures of a new open source tinkerer who finds his diagnostic acumen sorely lacking during what should have been a simple RAM installation -- thereby leaving the rest of us grateful he didn't pursue a career in the medical field.

Is Canonical the Victim of High Expectations?

Thursday 30th of June 2016 10:36:51 AM
From being the darling of open source, Canonical is closely and cynically scrutinized, its motives constantly questioned.

Can IBM Really Make a Business Out of Blockchain?

Thursday 30th of June 2016 08:53:56 AM
You can mark 2016 as the year “blockchain” became a buzzword. It’s not as hollow as “cloud,” which marketers have rendered almost meaningless. But “blockchain” is now at the point where everyone and their dogs want a piece of it.

AMDGPU-PRO Driver 16.30 Officially Released with Support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Thursday 30th of June 2016 07:11:00 AM
AMD released the final version of the AMDGPU-Pro 16.30 graphics driver for GNU/Linux operating systems, bringing support for new technologies like the Vulkan API.

Red Hat Summit Hosts a Wedding - for Real.

Thursday 30th of June 2016 05:28:04 AM
I've seen a lot of strange things at technology conferences. I've seen all manner of flying objects, cars, sports stars and crazy contests - but i've never seen what I saw today at Red Hat Summit 2016 - a real wedding.

Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.12 Snaps Creator with New Parts Ecosystem, More

Thursday 30th of June 2016 03:45:08 AM
Canonical has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of the highly anticipated Snapcraft 2.12 Snappy creator tool for the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

More in Tux Machines

Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.7.2, Qt 5.7 and KDE Applications 16.04.3

Chakra GNU/Linux developer Neofytos Kolokotronis today, July 25, 2016, announced the release of the latest KDE and Qt technologies, along with new software versions in the main repositories of the Linux kernel-based operating system. Read more

In a Quiet Market for PCs, Chromebooks are Marching Steadily Forward

It's no secret that Chrome OS has not been the same striking success for Google that the Android OS has been. And yet, Chromebooks--portable computers running the platform--have not only found their niche, but they are also introducing a new generation to cloud computing. Chromebooks are firmly entrenched in the education market, where many young users have become used to the convention of storing apps and data in the cloud. Now, according to new research from Gartner, Chromebooks are ready to hit new milestones. Analysts there report that Chromebook shipment growth will be in the double digits this year. At the same time, though, Chromebooks have not become fixtures in the enterprise, replacing Windows PCs. Read more

Server Administration

  • SysAdmins With Open Source Skills Are In Demand
    System administrators play a crucial role in businesses today. They are the individuals responsible for the configuration, support and maintenance of company computer systems and servers. For this reason, they are a popular hiring request, with defense and media companies alike looking for these professionals on Dice. Yet, despite the ongoing demand, finding and recruiting system administrators may be more of a challenge. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that the quarterly unemployment rate for system administrators was 0.6%, well below the national quarterly average (4.9%) and the quarterly average for all tech professionals (2.1%). Employers thus need to focus more of their recruitment strategies on poaching this talent from competitors.
  • One Phrase Sysadmins Hate to Hear (And How to Avoid It)
    A few years later, sysarmy, the local IT community, was born as the "Support for those who give support." And in that spirit, for this 8th AdminFest edition, we want to do exactly that: support those who help others in our Q&A platform, sysarmy.com/help. Each 500 points a participant earns, he/she gets a free drink in return!
  • DevOps'n the Operating System
    John Willis takes a brief look at the history of how Devops principles and operating systems have converged. He spends most of the time forward looking at what and how unikernels will converge with Devops tools, processes and culture. He ends with a demo of how containers, unikernels and Devops ideas can work together in the future.
  • 5 reasons system administrators should use revision control
    Whether you're still using Subversion (SVN), or have moved to a distributed system like Git, revision control has found its place in modern operations infrastructures. If you listen to talks at conferences and see what new companies are doing, it can be easy to assume that everyone is now using revision control, and using it effectively. Unfortunately that's not the case. I routinely interact with organizations who either don't track changes in their infrastructure at all, or are not doing so in an effective manner. If you're looking for a way to convince your boss to spend the time to set it up, or are simply looking for some tips to improve how use it, the following are five tips for using revision control in operations.

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