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Creating Virtual Machines in KVM: Part 2 — Networking

Thursday 25th of May 2017 02:00:02 PM
Title: Creating Virtual Machines in KVM: Part 2 — Networking25 MayLearn more

Best Practices for 2-Factor Authentication and Password Creation on Linux

Wednesday 24th of May 2017 02:00:40 PM

As we mentioned in the previous article, web browsers present the largest and the most exposed attack surface on your Linux workstation. We’ve already discussed some best practices that Linux sysadmins can follow to reduce the impact of a compromised browser, such as upgrading to Wayland, using a different browser for work/high-security sites, and using Firejail to create a sandbox around Linux applications.

A Brief Look at the Roots of Linux Containers

Monday 22nd of May 2017 03:00:20 PM
Title: A Brief Look at the Roots of Linux Containers22 MayLearn more

Linux Foundation LFCS and LFCE Pratik Tolia Plans to Become Authorized Instructor

Monday 22nd of May 2017 02:07:46 PM
Title: Linux Foundation LFCS and LFCE Pratik Tolia Plans to Become Authorized Instructor22 MayLearn more

This Week in Open Source News: Google Fuchsia Pros & Cons, Microsoft's Steady Linux Embrace & More

Friday 19th of May 2017 04:00:27 PM
Title: This Week in Open Source News: Google Fuchsia Pros & Cons, Microsoft's Steady Linux Embrace & More19 MayLearn more

How to Kill a Process from the Command Line

Friday 19th of May 2017 02:00:36 PM
Title: How to Kill a Process from the Command Line19 MayLearn more

IBM’s OpenWhisk Stirs up Serverless IoT with Watson

Thursday 18th of May 2017 02:15:44 PM

With the Internet of Things, the realms of embedded Linux and enterprise computing are increasingly intertwined, and serverless computing is the latest enterprise development paradigm that device developers should tune into. This event-driven variation on Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS) can ease application development using ephemeral Docker containers, auto-scaling, and pay-per execution in the cloud.

Creating Virtual Machines in KVM: Part 1

Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:30:41 PM
Title: Creating Virtual Machines in KVM: Part 118 MayLearn more

Cloud Foundry Foundation CTO Chip Childers to Host Twitter Q&A

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 03:00:11 PM
Title: Cloud Foundry Foundation CTO Chip Childers to Host Twitter Q&A17 MayLearn more

Google’s New Home for All Things Open Source Runs Deep

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 02:00:27 PM
Title: Google’s New Home for All Things Open Source Runs Deep17 MayLearn more

Google's Networking Lead Talks SDN Challenges for the Next Decade

Tuesday 16th of May 2017 02:00:30 PM
Title: Google's Networking Lead Talks SDN Challenges for the Next Decade16 MayLearn more

Junior Python Developer Wins Hackathon, Lands Internship After Attending ApacheCon 2016 with Diversity Scholarship

Tuesday 16th of May 2017 01:47:04 PM
Title: Junior Python Developer Wins Hackathon, Lands Internship After Attending ApacheCon 2016 with Diversity Scholarship 16 MayLearn more

Containers Are Not Lightweight VMs

Monday 15th of May 2017 02:00:34 PM
Title: Containers Are Not Lightweight VMs15 MayLearn more

This Week in Open Source News: Edward Snowden Loves Open Source, New Linux Foundation Networking Project Formed & More

Friday 12th of May 2017 03:00:54 PM
Title: This Week in Open Source News: Edward Snowden Loves Open Source, New Linux Foundation Networking Project Formed & More12 MayLearn more

Which Official Ubuntu Flavor Is Best for You?

Friday 12th of May 2017 01:30:11 PM
Title: Which Official Ubuntu Flavor Is Best for You?12 MayLearn more

Starting an Open Source Project: A Free Webinar Highlights Best Practices

Thursday 11th of May 2017 05:00:33 PM

Have you launched an open source project or are you considering doing so? Making a success of your project can involve everything from evaluating licenses to community outreach. The good news is that there are many free resources that can help you advance and protect your project.

Building Linux Firewalls With Good Old Iptables: Part 2

Thursday 11th of May 2017 02:57:55 PM
Title: Building Linux Firewalls With Good Old Iptables: Part 211 MayLearn more

Optimizing Apps for Wearables With Enlightenment Foundation Libraries

Thursday 11th of May 2017 02:28:15 PM

Developers looking to add GUIs to their embedded devices have a variety of open source and commercial options, with Qt generally leading the list. If you’re operating in severely constrained environments, however, especially for battery powered devices like wearables, the open source Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) should be given close consideration.

SNAS.io, Formerly OpenBMP Project, Joins The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Networking Umbrella

Wednesday 10th of May 2017 02:00:56 PM
Title: SNAS.io, Formerly OpenBMP Project, Joins The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Networking Umbrella 10 MayLearn more

Enterprise Open Source Programs: From Concept to Reality

Wednesday 10th of May 2017 12:00:40 PM
Title: Enterprise Open Source Programs: From Concept to Reality 10 MayLearn more

More in Tux Machines

Debian and Derivatives

  • Glad to be a Mentor of Google Summer Code again!
    While, why I proposed this idea? Plinth is developed by Freedombox which is a Debian based project. The Freedombox is aiming for building a 100% free software self-hosting web server to deploy social applications on small machines. It provides online communication tools respecting user privacy and data ownership, replacing services provided by third-parties that under surveillance. Plinth is the front-end of Freedombox, written in Python.
  • The #newinstretch game: new forensic packages in Debian/stretch
    Debian/stretch AKA Debian 9.0 will include a bunch of packages for people interested in digital forensics. The packages maintained within the Debian Forensics team which are new in the Debian/stretch release as compared to Debian/jessie (and ignoring jessie-backports):
  • Getting ready for Stretch
    I run about 17 servers. Of those about six are very personal and the rest are a small cluster which are used for a single website. (Partly because the code is old and in some ways a bit badly designed, partly because "clustering!", "high availability!", "learning!", "fun!" - seriously I had a lot of fun putting together a fault-tolerant deployment with haproxy, ucarp, etc, etc. If I were paying for it the site would be both retired and static!)
  • Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 stable release (LTS)
    Once again the Veteran Unix Admins salute you! Many of you might remember November 2014 when we announced that we were going to fork Debian. Well, we have done exactly that. It has been a long process, but now over two years later, we proudly present Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 Stable.
  • Parsix GNU/Linux Is Closing Its Doors, All Users Will Be Migrated to Debian 9
    You know we hate to give you guys bad news, but it looks like the Parsix GNU/Linux project is closing its doors in about six months after the release of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system.

OSS Leftovers

Ubuntu-Based Alternatives and Snapcraft 2.30

  • ​How to install Linux Mint on your Windows PC
    I think Linux Mint isn't just a great desktop, it's a great replacement for Windows. With Windows security problems such as WannaCry, people are starting to explore alternatives to Windows. I got a number of requests about switching out from Windows to the latest and best Linux. For me and many other experienced Linux users that's Linux Mint 18.1. You don't need to be a Linux expert to install Mint on a Windows PC. Here's how to do it.
  • Distro watch for Ubuntu lovers: What's ahead in Linux land
    With the death of Unity, Canonical will focus more attention on Ubuntu servers, Ubuntu in the cloud and Ubuntu in the so-called Internet of Things. Even if you give Canonical the benefit of the doubt - that it will continue working on desktop Ubuntu - at the very least, desktop Ubuntu's future looks uncertain. Post Unity, how will the transition to GNOME work? Will existing Unity users be "upgraded" to GNOME with 17.10? Canonical is reportedly plotting out solutions to much of this uncertainty right now, but for users, the uncertainty rules the day.
  • Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.30 Snappy Packaging Tool for Ubuntu Linux OSes
    Canonical's Sergio Schvezov was proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Snapcraft 2.30, a major milestone of the open-source Snappy packaging tool used to package apps in the Snap universal binary format.

An introduction to Linux's EXT4 filesystem

Although written for Linux, the EXT filesystem has its roots in the Minix operating system and the Minix filesystem, which predate Linux by about five years, being first released in 1987. Understanding the EXT4 filesystem is much easier if we look at the history and technical evolution of the EXT filesystem family from its Minix roots. Read more