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3 plain text note-taking tools

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 17, 2021 6:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In prior years, this annual series covered individual apps. This year, we are looking at all-in-one solutions in addition to strategies to help in 2021. Welcome to day 5 of 21 Days of Productivity in 2021. Plain text is the most resilient format for documents. Plain text documents are small, transfer quickly between machines, and can be read on any device. Therefore, it makes a lot of sense to take notes in a plain text document. read more

4 DevOps books to read this year

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 17, 2021 1:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We have just entered 2021, and DevOps will become much more relevant. It is smack dab in the spotlight given that the world is experiencing a pandemic and businesses are fighting to stay digitally relevant and competitive. read more

New, Free Training Course Covering Basics of the WebAssembly Now Available

Introduction to WebAssembly is the newest training course from The Linux Foundation! This course, offered on the non-profit edX learning platform, can be audited by anyone at no cost. The course is designed for web developers, Dweb, cloud, and blockchain developers, architects, and CTOs interested in learning about the strengths and limitations of WebAssembly, the […]

Wine pops cork on version 6.0 of the Windows compatibility layer for *nix systems

We'll drink to that. The compatibility layer for Windows applications, Wine, has celebrated the start of 2021 in the traditional manner – with a substantial update.…

Comet Lake-S appears on COM Express

  •; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Jan 16, 2021 10:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel, Linux
Portwell’s Linux-ready “PCOM-B655VGL” Basic Type 6 module features Intel’s up to 10-core, 10th Gen Comet Lake-S plus up to 32GB DDR4, 3x DDI, 4x SATA III, 4x USB 3.2 Gen2, and PCIe x16 and 8x PCIe x8 Gen3. In a switch from the usual response to new Intel Core designs, we have seen plenty of […]

Open Source Management & Strategy Training Program Launched by The Linux Foundation

  •; By Dan Brown (Posted by bob on Jan 16, 2021 3:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Linux
Program consists of seven modular courses, and can be tailored to suit the needs of different audiences within an organization  SAN FRANCISCO, January 12, 2021 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the availability of a new training program designed to introduce open source best practices to […]

Instructor-Led Kubernetes Security Fundamentals Course Now Available

Kubernetes Security Fundamentals (LFS460) is the newest instructor-led training course from Linux Foundation Training & Certification and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Those taking the course will gain the skills and knowledge on a broad range of best practices for securing their clouds, container-based applications and Kubernetes platforms during build, deployment and runtime, and upon […]

How to Install Discourse Forum with Docker on CentOS 8

Discourse is a free and open-source platform built for the next decade of the Internet. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Discourse forum using Docker on CentOS 8 server.

20 years of Drupal: Founder Dries Buytaert on API first, the end of breaking compatibility, and JavaScript bloat

  • The Register; By Tim Anderson (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2021 7:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Commercial involvement in open source is essential, says CMS boss. Interview Content management system Drupal is 20 years old, prompting its founder to talk to about its evolving role, why it shifted from a policy of breaking compatibility with each release, and concerns about JavaScript bloat causing issues for those with poor connectivity.…

DIN-rail net appliances supply four GbE ports

  •; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2021 6:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel, Linux
Axiomtek unveiled two Linux-ready DIN-rail network PCs with 4x GbE ports: the compact, rugged “iNA100” runs on Apollo Lake while the Coffee Lake based “iNA600” adds a 16-GbE port L2 managed switch and an optional PCIe x8 MXM slot. On Dec. 30, Axiomtek announced an iNA600 networking appliance based on Intel’s 8th Gen Coffee Lake […]

Apollo Lake maker board with dual GbE and dual SATA starts at $70

  •; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2021 3:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel, Linux
Icewhale has Kickstartered a $70-and-up “ZimaBoard” micro-server SBC that runs pre-installed Linux on Apollo Lake with up to 8GB LPDDR4 and 32GB eMMC, 2x SATA III, 2x GbE, 2x USB, mini-DP, PCIe x4, and a case. Icewhale Technology has blasted past its Kickstarter goal for its Intel Apollo Lake based ZimaBoard “Single Board Server for […]

Learn awk by coding a game

  •; By Chris Hermansen (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2021 2:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Developer
When you learn a new programming language, it's good to focus on the things most programming languages have in common: Variables – places where information is stored; Expressions – ways to calculate things; Statements – the means by which state changes are expressed in a program. These concepts are the basis of most programming languages.

Tough little Apollo Lake mini-PCs offer up to triple displays

  •; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2021 9:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Avalue’s rugged “NUC-APL” and smaller “NUC-APL-Slim” mini-PCs run Linux or Win 10 on Apollo Lake with 8GB RAM, 2x GbE, 2x HDMI, 4x USB 4.0, and 2x M.2. The NUC-APL adds DP, SATA, and a second COM port. Avalue announced a pair of fanless, NUC-style mini-PCs that follow earlier Apollo Lake mini-PCs such as its […]

5 things we learned about Java in 2020

  •; By Bruno Muniz (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2021 8:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Developer
In 2020, Java marked its 25th anniversary and, despite its age, remains strong and active. Its seven to 10 million developers make it one of the top three languages in use today, according to the TIOBE Index.

Discover Fedora Kinoite: a Silverblue variant with the KDE Plasma desktop

Learn about Fedora Kinoite, an in-development rpm-ostree-based operating system featuring the KDE Plasma desktop.

Another Rust-y OS: Theseus joins Redox in pursuit of safer, more resilient systems

  • The Register; By Tim Anderson (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2021 4:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Developer
This one is not just written in Rust – its design is based on Rust features. Rust, a modern system programming language focused on performance, safety and concurrency, seems an ideal choice for creating a new operating system, and several such projects already exist. Now there is a new one, Theseus, described by creator Kevin Boos as "an Experiment in Operating System Structure and State Management."…

Javascript survey: React everywhere, Jest, Webpack on the up... if only it had static typing, sigh developers

  • The Register; By Tim Anderson (Posted by bob on Jan 14, 2021 11:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
The world's favourite language has complex ecosystem in which build tools are now fundamental. The 2020 State of JavaScript report, a survey of over 23,000 developers globally, has revealed growing use of WebPack and Jest, continuing high use of React, Express and TypeScript, and that top of the wishlist is no longer better browser compatibility, but rather static typing.…

Debian 'Bullseye' enters final phase before release as team debates whether it will be last to work on i386 architecture

  • The Register; By Tim Anderson (Posted by bob on Jan 14, 2021 10:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Debian
Security, lack of suitable hardware for testing makes full 32-bit support hard. Debian 11, codenamed "Bullseye", has entered the first freeze stage, meaning no large or disruptive changes, or new package transitions (merging, splitting, renaming or removing) are allowed. The 32-bit i386 architecture is part of the release but may not be in Debian 12, codenamed "Bookworm".…

Virtual Machine Startup Shells Closes the Digital Divide One Cloud Computer at a Time

Shells (, a new entrant in the virtual machine and cloud computing space, is excited to launch their new product which gives new users the freedom to code and create on nearly any device with an internet connection.  Flexibility, ease, and competitive pricing are a focus for Shells which makes it easy for a user to start-up their own virtual cloud computer in minutes.  

How to use Cloudformation to create an EC2 instance

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 14, 2021 7:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Cloud, Linux
In this article, we will create an EC2 instance with the latest Linux AMI using Cloudformation hence knowing the basics of cloud formation is required.

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