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AsmREPL: Wing your way through x86-64 assembly language

Ruby developer and internet japester Aaron Patterson has published a REPL for 64-bit x86 assembly language, enabling interactive coding in the lowest-level language of all. REPL stands for "read-evaluate-print loop", and REPLs were first seen in Lisp development environments such as Lisp Machines.

Collaborate on a file using Linux diff and patch

If you've ever tried to collaborate on files over email or chat, and you've found yourself trying to describe where you need a change made, then you'll love diff and patch.

You loved running JavaScript in your web browser. Now, get ready for Python scripting

Python, one of the world's most popular programming languages, may soon become even more ubiquitous as it finds a home within web browsers. Ethan Smith, a Berkeley-based software developer, recently revealed a project that allows CPython, the default implementation of the Python programming language, to run within web browsers via WebAssembly, or WASM.

3 ways to optimize Ansible Automation Platform for scale and performance

The new features in Ansible Automation Platform 2 bring exciting changes that support running Ansible on a large scale, including separating the control and execution planes. This ensures that job execution does not impact the web user interface (UI) or user experience. In addition, it allows for scaling each plane independently.

Can Rust save the planet? Why, and why not

Here at a depleted AWS Re:invent in Las Vegas, Rust Foundation chairwoman Shane Miller and Tokio project lead Carl Lerche made the case for using Rust to minimize environmental impact, though said its steep learning curve made the task challenging.

Laptop Dual Boot Project Part 2

LXer Feature: 30-Nov-2021

Here continues my journey to boot different versions of Linux onto my laptop and see how things go.

New Side-Channel Vulnerability in the Linux Kernel Enabling DNS Cache Poisoning

A recent research paper by a team at University of California, Riverside, shows the existence of previously overlooked side channels in the Linux kernels that can be exploited to attack DNS servers. According to the researchers, the issue with DNS roots in its design, that never really took security as a key concern and that made it extremely hard to retrofit strong security features into it.

RedHat: RHSA-2021-4848:07 Moderate: Migration Toolkit for Containers (MTC)

The Migration Toolkit for Containers (MTC) enables you to migrate Kubernetes resources, persistent volume data, and internal container images between OpenShift Container Platform clusters, using the MTC web console or the Kubernetes API.

Virtual Machine Secure Boot Database Updates Made Easy with Oracle Linux

New utilities from Oracle provide a straightforward way to update the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) Secure Boot database for VMs running Oracle Linux. This blog provides a brief overview of Secure Boot and discusses how the new utilities can be used to keep a VM up-to-date with the latest known vulnerabilities and to update the signing certificates stored in a Secure Boot database in a VM.

Anyone can compile open source code in these three simple steps

There are many ways to install software, but you get an option not available elsewhere with open source: You can compile the code yourself. The classic three-step process to compile source code:..

How to Install Apache Cassandra on Ubuntu and Other Linux

Apache Cassandra is a free and open-source NoSQL database management system drawn to manipulate large amounts of information across many servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure. I am not going into the details of NoSQL database. I am going to so you how you can install Apache Cassandra on Ubuntu based Linux distributions.

Distribution Release: EuroLinux 8.5

EuroLinux is a clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The project's latest release is EuroLinux 8.5. The distribution's release announcement offers highlights on the latest version

How Kubernetes simplifies the operation of fintech apps

By 2024, the global revenue of fintech will reach €175 billion. 5000 new startups appear in the sphere every year. Because of this competition, modern technologies are widely utilized in fintech. One of these technologies, app containerization, allows to quickly test and launch new opportunities, grow and modernize services and platforms. But it has a disadvantage as well: the divided structure is harder to manage, which is critical for fintech apps. Luckily, there’s a solution, and it’s called Kubernetes.

The rocky road to better Linux software installation: Containers, containers, containers

Linux cross-platform packaging format Flatpak has come under the spotlight this week, with the "fundamental problems inherent in [its] design" criticised in a withering post by Canadian software dev Nicholas Fraser.

13 Best Dark GTK Themes for Your Linux Desktop

With the near infinite customization options you have on any given Linux distribution, the most visually noticeable difference is customizing the theme. Let’s take a look at some of the GTK themes with dark mode.

Where Can You Buy a Preinstalled Linux Laptop?

Linux has become a perfectly capable and easy-to-use operating system, but where can you actually buy a Linux laptop? You won’t find them in big box stores, aside from Chromebooks. Fortunately, that’s less of an issue as more of us do our shopping online. Now it's only a matter of knowing where to look and what to look for.

Steam Adds Linux Support for DLSS, 24 More Games

Valve has updated its Proton solution - the piece of software that's meant to bridge the divide between Windows and Linux gaming -- to version 6.3-8. Following the company's announcement of the Steam Deck handheld gaming device, Valve has been doubling down on its Proton efforts, because the Linux-powered gaming device is going to need a robust game library to compete.

How to Set up Pritunl VPN Server on Rocky Linux 8

Pritunl is an open-source VPN and IPsec server with user management and horizontal scaling for small and large organizations. It gives the user a choice to use OpenVPN and Wireguard protocols. This tutorial will teach you about how to install the Pritunl VPN server on Rocky Linux 8.

Alpine Linux 3.15 bids a fond farewell to MIPS64 support

The compact Linux distribution Alpine has gained the latest LTS Linux kernel with the update to version 3.15, but fans must say goodbye to support for the MIPS64 architecture. The release is the first in the 3.15 stable series and, as well as the 5.15 LTS Linux kernel, received a raft of updated tools and components, including the 16.13 LTS version of Node.js (version 17 is also included) and GNOME 41.

Google’s Generic Kernel Image is the next step towards solving Android’s fragmentation problem

Google has been working on reducing fragmentation on Android for years, though part of the cause of that is the inherent nature of Android and the dual-edged sword of choice and freedom. There are countless OEMs active in the space, and all of them want to make their own modifications for their own devices.

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