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What is Hostname in Linux and How Can You Change It?

1 hour 48 min ago
Hostnames are an important piece of the Linux networking puzzle. They let you easily access Linux systems across a network with a name instead of an IP.

Getting started with Etcher.io

3 hours 3 min ago
Bootable USB drives are a great way to try out a new Linux distribution to see if you like it before you install. While some Linux distributions, like Fedora, make it easy to create bootable media, most others provide the ISOs or image files and leave the media creation decisions up to the user. There's always the option to use dd to create media on the command line—but let's face it, even for the most experienced user, that's still a pain.read more

An Introduction to Cybersecurity: The First Five Steps

4 hours 17 min ago
If you’re just starting to take cybersecurity seriously, here are five steps you can take to secure your organization more effectively than 99 percent of your competitors.

Red Hat Looks Beyond Docker for Container Technology

5 hours 31 min ago
Red Hat has been busy leading multiple open-source efforts for managing, creating and deploying containers, including CRI-O, Buildah, Skopeo and Podman.

The oldest, active Linux distro, Slackware, turns 25

6 hours 46 min ago
Patrick Volkerding didn't set out to create a Linux distribution. He just wanted to simplify the process of installing and configuring Softlanding Linux System. But when SLS didn't pick up his improvements, Volkerding decided to release his work as Slackware. On July 17, 1993, he announced version 1.0. A quarter century and 30-plus versions later, Slackware is the oldest actively maintained Linux distribution.read more

Users, Groups and Other Linux Beasts: Part 2

8 hours 30 sec ago
In this ongoing tour of Linux, we’ve looked at how to manipulate folders/directories, and now we’re continuing our discussion of permissions, users and groups, which are necessary to establish who can manipulate which files and directories. Last time, we showed how to create new users, and now we’re going to dive right back in.

How to spot a DevOps faker

9 hours 14 min ago
The growth of DevOps careers – as illustrated in these eye-opening stats – is certainly good news for IT pros with relevant skills and experience. If you’re a DevOps pro, you’re popular in the job market right now and in a command position at the negotiating table. That popularity also means that some job hunters are probably getting a little, um, creative with their resumes and LinkedIn profiles in hopes of getting a foot in the door for a DevOps role.

Sysadmin guides, open source email clients, MacOS apps, SELinux, Firefox extensions, and more

10 hours 29 min ago
Reader favorites from last week included articles for sysadmins, Linux games, tool round ups, and more.

Chrome OS' Files App Redesigned to Support Viewing Android and Linux Files

11 hours 43 min ago
Chromium evangelist at Google François Beaufort announced today that the Files app of the Chrome OS operating system was recently redesigned to accommodate viewing of Android and Linux files.

IBMs new Nabla containers are designed for security first

14 hours 12 min ago
IBM claims its new container design is more secure than Docker or other containers by cutting operating system calls to the bare minimum and thereby reducing its attack surface as small as possible.

Compact, rugged box computer runs Ubuntu on Jetson TX2

Tuesday 17th of July 2018 06:07:02 AM
Axiomtek’s “eBOX560-900-FL” fanless AI computer runs Ubuntu 16.04 on Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 module, and adds 2x GbE ports and single USB, HDMI 2.0, mini-PCIe, and M.2 with optional NVM. The fanless system offers IP40 protection, vibration resistance, and -10 to 50°C support.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 18.04 (Nginx, MySQL, PHP, Postfix, BIND, Dovecot, Pure-FTPD and ISPConfig 3.1)

Tuesday 17th of July 2018 04:52:41 AM
This tutorial shows the steps to install an Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server with Nginx, PHP, MariaDB, Postfix, pure-ftpd, BIND, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3.1. ISPConfig is a web hosting control panel that allows you to configure the installed services through a web browser. This setup provides a full hosting server with web, email (inc. spam and antivirus filter), Database, FTP and DNS services.

Notes/Domino is alive! Second beta of version 10 is imminent

Tuesday 17th of July 2018 03:38:21 AM
Analytical email, modern web dev tools and more, for both of you who still careIBM’s effort to make its Notes/Domino platform relevant for the future kicks up a gear this week, as the company prepares a second beta of a new version 10.…

Is BDFL a death sentence?

Tuesday 17th of July 2018 02:24:01 AM
A few days ago, Guido van Rossum, creator of the Python programming language and Benevolent Dictator For Life (BDFL) of the project, announced his intention to step away.read more

Your Help Is Needed to Test VeraCrypt Support in the Tails Anonymous OS, GNOME

Tuesday 17th of July 2018 01:09:40 AM
The team behind the famous Tails operating system, also known as the Amnesic Incognito Live System or simply Anonymous OS, needs your help to test the integration of the VeraCrypt disk encryption software.

Where to start with Rsync command : 8 Rsync Examples

Monday 16th of July 2018 11:55:20 PM
Rsync command is used for transferring of files on Linux machines from one system to another. It uses method on incremental file transfer for copying the files & since the file transfer is incremental, only the difference among the two files is copied & not the complete file as is the case with other tools like scp. Rsync is very lightweight, it is fast as well as secure & also uses very low bandwidth for data copy.

Newsboat: A Snazzy Text-Based RSS Feed Reader

Monday 16th of July 2018 10:41:00 PM
Newsboat is a sleek, open source RSS/Atom feed reader for the text console. The software is extremely configurable and offers a great feature set without any bloat.

Confessions of a recovering Perl hacker

Monday 16th of July 2018 09:26:40 PM
My name's MikeCamel, and I'm a Perl hacker.There, I've said it. That's the first step.read more

openSUSE Tumbleweed: a Linux Distro review

Monday 16th of July 2018 08:12:20 PM
A Linux tyro reflects on a year with openSUSE's rolling distro Tumbleweed.