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Deploying Microservices to a Cluster with gRPC and Kubernetes

Monday 3rd of April 2017 03:17:27 PM

Although it is true that microservices follow the UNIX philosophy of writing short compact programs that do one thing and do it well, and that they bring a lot of advantages to a framework (e.g., continuous deployment, decentralization, scalability, polyglot development, maintainability, robustness, security, etc.), getting thousands of microservices up and running on a cluster and correctly communicating with each other and the outside world is challenging.

Why Choose Kubernetes to Manage Containerized Applications?

Monday 3rd of April 2017 02:00:59 PM

We're learning about Kubernetes in this series, and why it is a good choice for managing your containerized applications. In part 1, we talked about what Kubernetes does, and its architecture. Now we'll compare Kubernetes to competing container managers.

This Week in Open Source News: Cloud Foundry Launches Certification Program, Google Creates Home For Open Source & More

Friday 31st of March 2017 03:00:18 PM
Title: This Week in Open Source News: Cloud Foundry Launches Certification Program, Google Creates Home For Open Source & More31 MarLearn more

How to Install Packages from Source on Linux

Friday 31st of March 2017 02:00:10 PM

Most modern Linux distributions enjoy standard repositories that include most of the software you’ll need to successfully run your Linux server or desktop. Should a package come up missing, more than likely you’ll find a repository you can add, so that the installation can be managed with the built-in package manager. This should be considered a best practice. Why? Because it’s important for the integrity of the platform to ensure the package manager is aware of installed software. When that is the case, packages can easily be updated (to fix vulnerabilities and the like).

Huawei: Openness Key to Building an All-Cloud Network

Friday 31st of March 2017 01:00:22 PM
Title: Huawei: Openness Key to Building an All-Cloud Network31 MarLearn more

Global Enterprises Join The Linux Foundation to Accelerate Open Source Development Across Diverse Industries

Thursday 30th of March 2017 04:00:56 PM
Title: Global Enterprises Join The Linux Foundation to Accelerate Open Source Development Across Diverse Industries30 MarLearn more

Security Tips for Installing Linux on Your SysAdmin Workstation

Thursday 30th of March 2017 02:40:10 PM

Once you’ve chosen a Linux distro that meets all the security guidelines set out in our last article, you’ll need to install the distro on your workstation.

Linux installation security best practices vary, depending on the distribution. But, in general, there are some essential steps to take:

  • Use full disk encryption (LUKS) with a robust passphrase

  • Make sure swap is also encrypted

Deep Hardware Discovery With lshw and lsusb on Linux

Thursday 30th of March 2017 02:00:35 PM
Title: Deep Hardware Discovery With lshw and lsusb on Linux30 MarLearn more

Fixing the Linux Graphics Kernel for True DisplayPort Compliance, Or: How to Upstream a Patch

Thursday 30th of March 2017 01:30:54 PM

If you’ve ever hooked up a Linux computer to a DisplayPort monitor and encountered only a flickering or blank screen, we’ve got good news for you. A graphics kernel developer at Intel's Open Source Technology Center has solved the problem with a patch that will go into Linux 4.12. Manasi Navare’s patch modifies Atomic Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) technology to gracefully drop down to a lower resolution to display the image.

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Radeon RX 580: AMDGPU-PRO vs. DRM-Next + Mesa 17.2-dev

Last week I posted initial Radeon RX 580 Linux benchmarks and even AMDGPU overclocking results. That initial testing of this "Polaris Evolved" hardware was done with the fully-open Radeon driver stack that most Linux enthusiasts/gamers use these days. The AMDGPU-PRO driver wasn't tested for those initial articles as it seems to have a diminishing user-base and largely focused for workstation users. But for those wondering how AMDGPU-PRO runs with the Radeon RX 580, here are some comparison results to DRM-Next code for Linux 4.12 and Mesa 17.2-dev. Read more

Void GNU/Linux Operating System Adopts Flatpak for All Supported Architectures

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Top 4 CDN services for hosting open source libraries

A CDN, or content delivery network, is a network of strategically placed servers located around the world used for the purpose of delivering files faster to users. A traditional CDN will allow you to accelerate your website's images, CSS files, JS files, and any other piece of static content. This allows website owners to accelerate all of their own content as well as provide them with additional features and configuration options. These premium services typically require payment based on the amount of bandwidth a project uses. Read more

Bash Bunny: Big hacks come in tiny packages

Bash Bunny is a Debian Linux computer with a USB interface designed specifically to execute payloads when plugged into a target computer. It can be used against Windows, MacOS, Linux, Unix, and Android computing devices. It features a multicolor RGB LED that indicates various statuses and a three-position selector switch: Two of the positions are used to launch payloads, while the third makes Bash Bunny appear to be a regular USB storage device for copying and modifying files. Read more