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A fundamental design feature of Unix-like operating systems is that many of a system’s resources are accessible via the filesystem, as a file. For example the “procfs” pseudo-filesystem offers us access to all kinds of valuable treasures. In this series of articles, I’ll provide an overview of your system processes, explain how to use the “ps” command, and much more.
The impact of a data breach has more significant consequences than ever before, costing organizations between $400 to $500 billion a year, partly due to the expansion of the Internet of Things and the evolving creativity of cyber criminals in today's complex threat landscape.
This post follows up https://www.linux.com/blog/rdo-triple0-quickstart-ha-setup-intel-core-i7-4790-desktop In meantime undercloud-install,undercloud-post-install (openstack undercloud install, openstack overcloud image upload ) are supposed to be performed during original run `bash quickstart.sh --config ./ha.yml $VIRTHOST` . Neutron networks deployment on undercloud and HA Server's configuration has been significantly rebuilt during during the last weeks.
For those of you who aren't sure how to benchmark Dota 2 on Linux, here's a small guide. It frustrated me there wasn't one, so after getting help I'm sharing it with you all.
A recent article on Slashdot points out with some chagrin that the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Veterans Affairs in the United States still use COBOL, originally invented in 1959, based on work by the late Rear Admiral Grace Hopper. The implication is—and has been for some years in the IT community—that COBOL is a completely dead language. Not so!read more
Dockercon 16 kicks off with the opening of the show floor at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle today as those who love Docker, those who are curious about Docker, those looking to learn and those looking to profit from Docker, assemble.
We recently interviewed Arthur Boliva on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine in which we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done. If you are interested in being... Continue Reading →
In this week's edition, we take a look at a new headset from OSVR, Google's DeepMind playing Montezuma's Revenge for rewards, and two new games out for Linux.Open gaming roundup for June 12-18, 2016Razer announces HDK2 VR headset supporting OSVROSVR is an open source ecosystem supporting multiple hardware brands. HDK stands for Hacker Development Kit, but Razer claims the new headset is for developers and gamers alike.read more
You may have read some stuff this week about an application delivery mechanism called Snappy and how it’s going to unite all distributions and kill apt and rpm!This is, to put it diplomatically, a heaping pile of steaming bull####.
As of the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS release, the core program 'snapd' is included out of the box, allowing you to install 'Snaps' right away.Now, as one would expect, there is and will continue to be some controversy about the nature of a new software packaging system and it's potential uses in the future. I don't really wish to go too much into that, as there is plenty of discussions out there in the Linux side of the interwebs, other than the purpose of this article is to state that if nothing else, Snaps are a good way to test different versions (stable, bleeding edge etc) of software.
Title: This Week in Linux News: OSS Opportunity For New Grads, Why Cloud Foundry is Gaining Traction, & More17 JunLearn more
In this tutorial we will show you how to setup basic MySQL replication on two CentOS 7 servers, but the same steps should work on all RPM based systems.
This one was so easy to predict. For the past couple of decades, completely clueless US politicians and bureaucrats (and tech company execs) have been screaming about how China "doesn't respect" our intellectual property. They demanded that China "get more serious" about patents and respecting IP. And for nearly a decade we've been warning those people to be careful what you wish for.
Open source knowledge is very valuable in today’s job market. The 2016 Open Source Jobs Report from The Linux Foundation clearly showed that hiring managers are placing much value on open source cloud, networking, and security skills. It also showed that DevOps is emerging as a red hot job category.
The lawyers who successfully got "Happy Birthday" put into the public domain and then sued two months ago over "We Shall Overcome" have a new target: Woody Guthrie’s "This Land."
This is a guide to get started with the NitroKey HSM (or SmartCard-HSM). It covers what a HSM is and what it can be used for. It also goes over software installation and initializing the device including backups of the device and keys. Finally we do some actual crypto operatons via pkcs11, OpenSSH and OpenSSL.
The load mitigation and anti-spam solution in Postfix is highly sophisticated thanks to Postscreen.We examine its innards and look at how to deploy it to your advantages.
In this week's Top 5, we highlight tips for getting started with GitHub, alternatives to Adobe Acrobat for PDFs, how to secure your Linux system, thoughts on the Google v. Oracle case, and how to get started using IRC for chat.Top 5 articles of the week5.An IRC quickstart guideread more
KDE has announced the Beta of the forthcoming KDE Plasma 5.7 desktop environment is now available for public beta testing.
The availability of fairly affordable CNC machines and replacement controller boards with fast microcontrollers and network connectivity makes it a great time to get into CNC. Many options are available including basing your CNC on a 3040 from China or using open source software and open hardware to run the show...