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You GNOME it: Windows and Apple Devs Get a Compelling Reason to Turn to Linux

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 05:30

The biggest open source story of 2017 was unquestionably Canonical's decision to stop developing its Unity desktop and move Ubuntu to the GNOME Shell desktop.

Rethinking Your Open Source Use Policy

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 05:06

We don’t code the same way we used to.

What Is Machine Learning?

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 04:36

Machine learning is one of the hottest trends in technology today. In fact, Gartner put machine learning at the peak of its most recent Hype Cycle for Emerging Technology. And the firm has predicted that by 2020, artificial intelligence (AI)technologies, including machine learning "will be virtually pervasive in almost every new software product and service."

Linux Kernel 4.15 to Arrive in Two Weeks as Linus Torvalds Releases Seventh RC

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:36

Linux kernel 4.15 has been in development since the end of November 2017, and it's now time the development cycle to come to an end, and today's Release Candidate brings even more of the x86 page table isolation (PTI) patches to mitigate those nasty Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities that put billions of devices at risk of attacks.

The Best Linux Distributions for 2018

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:41
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This Week in Open Source News: Snow Science Benefits From Open Source, Linus Torvalds Weighs in on Linux-Intel Fix & More

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:30
Title: This Week in Open Source News: Snow Science Benefits From Open Source, Linus Torvalds Weighs in on Linux-Intel Fix & More5 JanLearn more

Intel Deploying Updates for Spectre and Meltdown Exploits

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:06

Intel reports that company has developed and is rapidly issuing updates for all types of Intel-based computer systems — including personal computers and servers — that render those systems immune from “Spectre” and “Meltdown” exploits reported by Google Project Zero. Intel and its partners have made significant progress in deploying updates as both software patches and firmware updates.

Enterprise Roles in Open Source Compliance

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:36

No individual, no matter how adept, can successfully implement open source compliance across an entire organization. Keeping track of where and how open source code is used, approved, and shipped must be a cross-functional team effort.

From core engineering and product teams, to legal counsel and upper management, compliance involves individuals in many roles from various departments throughout the company.

Get Started with Spinnaker on Kubernetes

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 04:36

In this tutorial, I will walk you through how to setup and configure Spinnaker on Minikube. Once it is up and running, we will deploy and scale a containerized application running in Kubernetes.

Spinnaker is usually installed in a VM running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Thanks to the Helm community, it is now available as a Chart to install with just one command.

Know When to Implement Serverless vs. Containers

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 04:30

Serverless computing is either the perfect answer to an application deployment problem or an expensive disaster waiting to happen.

VMs, containers and serverless architecture all have distinct pros and cons, but serverless might break everything if the applications aren't suited for that deployment architecture. To prevent an implosion in IT, give developers an educated assessment of serverless vs. containers for new deployments.

How to Change Your Linux Console Fonts

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:55
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Top 21 Conferences for DevOps and Sysadmins in 2018

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 07:36

Things move fast in the realm of DevOps and containers, and serious system administrators need to keep up. The best way to do so may be to attend a conference or other tech event. This list helps you decide which ones are worth your time and money.

Today's CPU Vulnerability: What You Need to Know

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:06


Last year, Google’s Project Zero team discovered serious security flaws caused by “speculative execution,” a technique used by most modern processors (CPUs) to optimize performance.

Splice Hooking for Unix-Like Systems

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:56
Title: Splice Hooking for Unix-Like Systems4 JanLearn more

The Future of DevOps Is Mastery of Multi-Cloud Environments

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:36

DevOps is a set of practices that automates the processes between software development and IT teams so they can build, test, and release software more quickly and reliably. The concept of DevOps is founded on building a culture of collaboration between IT and business teams, which have historically functioned in relative siloes. The promised benefits include increased trust, faster software releases, and the ability to solve critical issues quickly.

10 Open Source Technologies You'll Need to Know in 2018

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:03

For most enterprise IT departments, using and contributing to open source projects is now a part of everyday life.

​Major Linux Redesign in the Works to Deal with Intel Security Flaw

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:06

A serious security memory problem in all Intel chips has led to Linux's developers resetting how to deal with memory. The result will be a more secure, but -- as Linux creator Linus Torvalds says -- slower operating system.

Long ago, Intel made a design mistake in its 64-bit chips -- and now, all Intel-based operating systems and their users must pay the price.

Best of Linux.com: Top 20 Articles from 2017

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:30
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Speak at Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit NA: CFP Closes in 4 Days

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 09:57
Title: Speak at Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit NA: CFP Closes in 4 Days3 JanLearn more

Tipping the Scales on HTTPS: 2017 in Review

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 07:06

The movement to encrypt the web reached milestone after milestone in 2017. The web is in the middle of a massive change from non-secure HTTP to the more secure, encrypted HTTPS protocol. All web servers use one of these two protocols to get web pages from the server to your browser. HTTP has serious problems that make it vulnerable to eavesdropping and content hijacking. By adding Transport Layer Security (or TLS, a prior version of which was known as Secure Sockets Layer or SSL) HTTPS fixes most of these problems.

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