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Microsoft and IBM Are the Patent Trolls, They Won’t Protect Us From Trolls

2 hours 35 min ago
IBM has long cross-licensed with Microsoft. This means they won’t sue one another over patents. Good for them, eh? Shared monopoly. No wonder Red Hat nowadays promotes Microsoft things almost every day. Now that IBM owns Red Hat (and all of its patents) IBM won’t care about Microsoft’s ongoing — even in 2019 — blackmail of OEMs that ship GNU/Linux.

Linux Kernel Security in a Nutshell: How to Secure Your Linux Systemhegt/he

3 hours 37 min ago
The Linux kernel is the core component of the Linux operating system, maintaining complete control over everything in the system. It is the interface between applications and data processing at the hardware level, connecting the system hardware to the application software. The kernel manages input/output requests from software, memory, processes, peripherals and security, among other hefty responsibilities. Needless to say, the Linux kernel is pretty important. 

What is a community of practice in an open organization?

4 hours 51 min ago
Community is a fundamental component of open organizations. The Open Organization Definition notes that: Shared values and purpose guide participation in open organizations, and these values—more so than arbitrary geographical locations or hierarchical positions—help determine the organization[he]#039[/he]s boundaries and conditions of participation.

How to Install PostgreSQL on CentOS 8

6 hours 5 min ago
In this guide, we will discuss how to install the PostgreSQL database server on CentOS 8.

GRID Autosport Racing Video Game Is Coming to Android on November 26th

7 hours 20 min ago
UK-based video games publisher Feral Interactive announced today that it plans to release the GRID Autosport racing video game on the Android platform next week on November 26th.

Container reality checks and more industry trends

8 hours 34 min ago
As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update.

Open Invention Network teams up with IBM, Linux Foundation, and Microsoft to protect open-source software from patent trolls

9 hours 36 min ago
Together, they[he]#039[/he]ll support Unified Patents[he]#039[/he] Open Source Zone. This move will deter patent trolls from suing for fear they[he]#039[/he]ll find their patents annulled.

How to Setup MariaDB Galera Multi-Master Synchronous Replication using Debian 10

10 hours 37 min ago
This guide will walk you through the installation of MariaDB and its configuration in a Galera cluster. We will be using three Debian 10 nodes for demonstration.

Who signed my cert?

11 hours 39 min ago
A popular mantra in information security is, "Trust, but verify." Learn how to inspect a web server’s TLS certificate before trusting the site.

Linux Kernel 5.4 to Arrive on November 24th as Linus Torvalds Releases Last RC

Wednesday 20th of November 2019 07:39:15 AM
The highly anticipated Linux 5.4 kernel finally has a release date as Linus Torvalds announced over the weekend the last Release Candidate (RC).

Servers Running Linux May Get Riskier for Enterprises Next Yearhegt/he

Wednesday 20th of November 2019 06:37:43 AM
Enterprises using Linux for their cloud or data center servers may be faced with a larger threat from advanced security attackers in the near future. Based on the Linux Foundation’s estimates back in 2014, 75% of enterprises reported using Linux for the cloud and 79% for application deployments.

Migrate WordPress Blog To New Hosting – Easy Ways

Wednesday 20th of November 2019 05:36:11 AM
WordPress is the easiest to use & most feature-rich CMS for building an awesome website. For doing such complex tasks easily, WordPress uses a bit higher system resources than other CMS available in the market.

Top 10 Vim plugins for programming in multiple languages

Wednesday 20th of November 2019 04:34:39 AM
I've been a user of the Vim text editor for about two decades. For a little while, I have been customizing my Vim configuration, only using plugins for the last couple of years.Recently, when I was redoing my setup (as I do every so often), I decided it was a good opportunity to identify the best Vim plugins for programming in multiple languages and a way to combine those plugins for each language I program in.read more

How to setup Cron Job in Linux Part1

Wednesday 20th of November 2019 03:33:07 AM
This post is a tutorial about setting a Cron Job In Linux. I have broken down this tutorial in 3 parts. Current post talks about the basics of Cron job and Cron tab.

Factorio is leaving Early Access in September next year with Linux support

Wednesday 20th of November 2019 02:31:35 AM
With a Linux version that already works very well, the engrossing building game Factorio is going to fully released next year.

Configuring Ansible

Wednesday 20th of November 2019 01:30:03 AM
In a previous article, I covered Red Hat Ansible basics and installed Ansible, creating one control node named RHEL8 and four managed nodes (node1, node2, node3, and node4), all running Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Now, for Ansible to communicate with a managed node, you need to configure the control node and the managed nodes with a user account, and give that user account privilege escalation to run commands without having to enter a password.

Generate random passwords with this Bash script

Wednesday 20th of November 2019 12:28:31 AM
Periodically, I need to come up with new passwords, some of which need to be more secure than others. My mind often seems to draw a blank when I have to create a new login, and this short Bash script fills that void. Full disclosure: I found most of this script posted somewhere and made a minor modification to it.read more

Linux device mapper writecache

Tuesday 19th of November 2019 11:26:59 PM
Solid State Drives (SSDs) brought performance to the forefront of computing technologies, and their adoption is increasing not only in the data center but also in consumer-grade products. Unlike its traditional spinning hard disk drive (HDD) counterpart, SSDs comprise a collection of computer chips (non-volatile NAND memory) with no movable parts. Therefore SSDs are not kept busy seeking to new drive locations and, in turn, introducing latency. As great as this sounds, SSDs are still more expensive than HDDs. HDD prices have settled to around $0.03/GB; SSD prices vary but sit at around $0.13-$0.15/GB. At scale, that price gap makes a world of difference.

How to comment out lines in configuration files on Linux

Tuesday 19th of November 2019 10:25:27 PM
This tutorial focuses on commenting lines in a configuration file on Linux, the examples used here are from Debian 10. However they will work on any other linux distribution too.

Orange Pi 4 has an RK3399 and an optional NPU

Tuesday 19th of November 2019 09:23:55 PM
Shenzhen Xunlong has posted preliminary specs for a Rockchip RK3399 based “Orange Pi 4” SBC that is smaller and more affordable than the Orange Pi RK3399 and faster and more feature rich than the Orange Pi 3. A 4B variant adds a Lightspeeur 2801S AI chip.

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