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This Week in Open Source: Linux Demonstrates Superpowers With Supercomputer Domination & More

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:01
Title: This Week in Open Source: Linux Demonstrates Superpowers With Supercomputer Domination & More17 NovLearn more

How to Install and Use Docker on Linux

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:00
Title: How to Install and Use Docker on Linux17 NovLearn more

Open Source Threat Modeling

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:50

What is threat modeling?

Application threat modeling is a structured approach to identifying ways that an adversary might try to attack an application and then designing mitigations to prevent, detect or reduce the impact of those attacks. The description of an application’s threat model is identified as one of the criteria for the Linux CII Best Practises Silver badge.

Open Source Networking Days: Think Globally, Collaborate Locally

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 05:30

Something that we’ve learned at The Linux Foundation over the years is that there is just no substitute for periodic, in-person, face-to-face collaboration around the open source technologies that are rapidly changing our world. 

The Open-Source Driving Simulator That Trains Autonomous Vehicles

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 05:30
Self-driving cars are set to revolutionize transport systems the world over. If the hype is to be believed, entirely autonomous vehicles are about to hit the open road.

What Can The Philosophy of Unix Teach Us About Security?

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 04:30

In some sense, I see security philosophy gradually going the way of the Unix philosophy. More specifically, within the areas of security operations and incident response, I believe that this transition has been underway for quite some time. What do I mean by this?  Allow me to elaborate.

5 New & Powerful Dell Linux Machines You Can Buy Right Now

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 04:30

The land of powerful PCs and workstations isn’t barren anymore when we talk about Linux-powered machines; even all of the world’s top 500 supercomputers now run Linux.

5 Coolest Linux Terminal Emulators

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:00
Title: 5 Coolest Linux Terminal Emulators16 NovLearn more

Cloud Native Storage: A Primer

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 06:50

We recently debated at a technical forum what cloud native storage is, which led me to believe that this topic deserves a deeper discussion and more clarity.

First though, I first want to define what cloud native applications are, as some may think that containerizing an application is enough to make it “cloud-native.” This is misleading and falls short of enabling the true benefits of cloud native applications, which have to do with elastic services and agile development. The following three attributes are the main benefits, without which we’re all missing the point:

IT Disaster Recovery: Sysadmins vs. Natural Disasters

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 06:30

Businesses need to keep going even when faced with torrential flooding or earthquakes. Sysadmins who lived through Katrina, Sandy, and other disasters share real-world advice for anyone responsible for IT during an emergency.

When the lights flicker and the wind howls like a locomotive, it's time to put your business continuity and disaster recovery plans into operation.

Top 10 Linux Tools

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 05:30

One of the benefits to using Linux on the desktop is that there’s no shortage of tools available for it. To further illustrate this point, I’m going to share what I consider to be the top 10 Linux tools.

Moving API Security Testing into Dev/QA

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 05:13
Title: Moving API Security Testing into Dev/QA16 NovLearn more

From Consumers to Contributors: The Evolution of Open Source in the Enterprise

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 03:33

Open source technologies are now an increasingly common sight in enterprise software stacks, with organisations using them to stand up their customer-facing and line-of-business applications, and power their infrastructure. Despite the best efforts of commercial software suppliers to position open source software as insecure, unreliable and ill-suited for enterprise use, large companies are using it avoid lock-in, drive down costs and speed up their software

Security Jobs Are Hot: Get Trained and Get Noticed

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:00
Title: Security Jobs Are Hot: Get Trained and Get Noticed15 NovLearn more

Why and How to Set an Open Source Strategy

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 07:30

Open source projects are generally started as a way to scratch one’s itch — and frankly that’s one of its greatest attributes. Getting code down provides a tangible method to express an idea, showcase a need, and solve a problem. It avoids over thinking and getting a project stuck in analysis-paralysis, letting the project pragmatically solve the problem at hand.

​Linux Totally Dominates Supercomputers

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 06:30

Linux rules supercomputing. This day has been coming since 1998, when Linux first appeared on the TOP500 Supercomputer list. Today it finally happened: All 500 of the world's fastest supercomputers are running Linux.

The last two non-Linux systems, a pair of Chinese IBM POWER computers running AIX, dropped off the November 2017 TOP500 Supercomputer list. ...

How to Monitor the SRE Golden Signals

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 05:33

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and related concepts are very popular lately, in part due to the famous Google SRE book and others talking about the “Golden Signals” that you should be monitoring to keep your systems fast and reliable as they scale.

Everyone seems to agree these signals are important, but how do you actually monitor them? No one seems to talk much about this.

Three Steps to Blend Cloud and Edge Computing on IoT

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 04:30

For years, companies have relied on systems that compute and control from a relatively central location. Even cloud-based systems rely on a single set of software components that churn through data, gather results and serve them back.

The internet of things changes that dynamic. Suddenly, thousands of devices are sharing data, talking to other systems and offering control to thousands of endpoints.

How to Install Firefox Quantum in Linux

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 03:05
Title: How to Install Firefox Quantum in Linux15 NovLearn more

3 Open Source Alternatives to ArcGIS Desktop

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 02:00

Looking to create a great looking map or perform analysis on geospatial data? Look no further than these open source desktop GIS tools.