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  • Why you should read Section 8 of the Unix User's Manual • The Register

    If, like me, you were a computer-science graduate student who cut your teeth on Berkeley Unix – complete with the first open-source implementation of TCP/IP – you know Section 8 as the cryptic System Maintenance Commands section of the Unix User's Manual.

    It was obvious, to me, that this concluding section warranted a closer look because the introduction warned: "Information in this section is not of great interest to most users." Judging by my taste in research problems over the years, reading Section 8 turned out to be a pretty good investment.

    But before getting to Section 8, you first learned about the rest of Unix, where you discovered how empowering it is to be able to build new internet applications. Anyone interested in how targeted investments in open-source software, coupled with affordable hardware, can spur innovation should study the role of the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) in the success of the internet.

  • Ubuntu Blog: Canonical and CoreSpace Announce Partnership To Offer Organizations ‘One-Stop Shopping’ for Private Clouds

    Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, and CoreSpace, a leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider, announced a partnership today that makes it easier and more economical for organizations to set up, customize, and manage private clouds.

    Hybrid or multi-cloud environments that allow organizations to run workloads where it makes the most sense have become common in the modern enterprise. Because private workloads remain essential for most companies, high-performing private clouds are playing a critical role in their containerisation, cloud, and digital transformation strategies.

    The Canonical-CoreSpace alliance enables organizations to adopt and get the most out of private clouds. It does this through an end-to-end solution that combines Canonical’s leadership in designing, building, operating, and supporting private clouds with CoreSpace’s infrastructure technology and expertise. With the announcement, CoreSpace becomes Canonical’s first cloud delivery partner in the United States.

  • Writing Debian New Contributor Guide - ひとりしずかに。

    Recently, I've wrote Debian New Cotributor Guide in Japanese.

    Here is the photo of on-demand printed version.

    This book (JIS-B5 128p) was published for online event - Techbookfest 12th. It covers how to package a new software in Debian.

  • Is this a fork or what? -

    I mentioned in the previous post that I would like to focus on syslog-ng and put it more into the spotlight. I also mentioned that Balabit, the company I was a founder of and the commercial sponsor behind syslog-ng, was acquired by One Identity ~4 years ago. How does this add up? Who owns the Intellectual Property (IP) for syslog-ng? Who am I or this blog affiliated with?

    I felt this post was important to set things straight and make it easier to understand my motivation. If you are not much into Free Software and Open Source licenses or not interested too much in administrative nuisances of FLOSS projects, feel free to skip this post.

  • This Week in Glean: Migrating Legacy Telemetry Collections to Glean

    One of the things I’ve spent a fair amount of time helping with on the Glean Team are the migrations from legacy telemetry to Glean being performed by different Mozilla products. This includes everything from internal tools and libraries to the mobile browsers and even desktop Firefox. As it turns out, there were quite a few projects and products that needed to be migrated. While we have started migrating all of our active products, each of them are at different stages and have different timelines for completion. I thought it might be helpful to take a little narrative look through what the migration process looks like, and so here we go!

  • AMD looking for more Linux help to reach client-stages on the open-source platform
  • Intel's Open-Source Linux Driver now offers Vulkan "ANV" ray-tracing support

    With the impending launch of Intel Arc GPUs with new ray-tracing technology approaching soon, the company has introduced further open-source "ANV" Vulkan support for the Linux operating system. In the latest driver update, this new support is filed under "VK_KHR_ray_query."

  • From Prototype to Post Deployment: Linux Decision Points

    There were four options given:

    1) Choose roll-your-own based on Yocto Project Linux, Debian, or something similar: 27 %

    2) Choose Linux provided through a semiconductor or board vendor: 17 %

    3) Choose Linux from a commercial open source provider: 10 %

    4) Continue evaluating whether you want to use Linux: 45 %

    It is interesting that the number of respondents choosing Linux from a commercial OS provider is not higher than 10%. Additionally, given recent trends around the migration to Linux for embedded development, it is surprising that 45% of the audience was still evaluating whether to use Linux at all.

  • Chrome OS 98 Stable Channel arrives: What you need to know

    According to the official Chrome Release blog, the Chrome OS 98 Stable Channel was released on Monday night. All supported Chromebooks, Chromeboxes and Chrome OS tablets should see the update now, or in the coming days.

    As of Tuesday morning, the main Google site did not have any information as to what’s in this update. So here’s a rundown on the new features and functions found so far in the Chrome OS 98 Stable Channel. Many are experimental features.

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  • How to install go1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04 – NextGenTips

    In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to install go on Ubuntu 22.04 Golang is an open-source programming language that is easy to learn and use. It is built-in concurrency and has a robust standard library. It is reliable, builds fast, and efficient software that scales fast. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel-type systems enable flexible and modular program constructions. Go compiles quickly to machine code and has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. In this guide, we are going to learn how to install golang 1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04. Go 1.19beta1 is not yet released. There is so much work in progress with all the documentation.

  • molecule test: failed to connect to bus in systemd container - openQA bites

    Ansible Molecule is a project to help you test your ansible roles. I’m using molecule for automatically testing the ansible roles of geekoops.

  • How To Install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a high-performance, highly scalable document-oriented NoSQL database. Unlike in SQL databases where data is stored in rows and columns inside tables, in MongoDB, data is structured in JSON-like format inside records which are referred to as documents. The open-source attribute of MongoDB as a database software makes it an ideal candidate for almost any database-related project. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MongoDB NoSQL database on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

  • An introduction (and how-to) to Plugin Loader for the Steam Deck. - Invidious
  • Self-host a Ghost Blog With Traefik

    Ghost is a very popular open-source content management system. Started as an alternative to WordPress and it went on to become an alternative to Substack by focusing on membership and newsletter. The creators of Ghost offer managed Pro hosting but it may not fit everyone's budget. Alternatively, you can self-host it on your own cloud servers. On Linux handbook, we already have a guide on deploying Ghost with Docker in a reverse proxy setup. Instead of Ngnix reverse proxy, you can also use another software called Traefik with Docker. It is a popular open-source cloud-native application proxy, API Gateway, Edge-router, and more. I use Traefik to secure my websites using an SSL certificate obtained from Let's Encrypt. Once deployed, Traefik can automatically manage your certificates and their renewals. In this tutorial, I'll share the necessary steps for deploying a Ghost blog with Docker and Traefik.

Red Hat Hires a Blind Software Engineer to Improve Accessibility on Linux Desktop

Accessibility on a Linux desktop is not one of the strongest points to highlight. However, GNOME, one of the best desktop environments, has managed to do better comparatively (I think). In a blog post by Christian Fredrik Schaller (Director for Desktop/Graphics, Red Hat), he mentions that they are making serious efforts to improve accessibility. Starting with Red Hat hiring Lukas Tyrychtr, who is a blind software engineer to lead the effort in improving Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Fedora Workstation in terms of accessibility. Read more

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