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Linus Torvalds hails 'historic' Linux 5.10 for ditching defunct addressing artefact

  • The Register; By Simon Sharwood (Posted by bob on Oct 26, 2020 4:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel, Linux
Memory-handling oddity from the age of the 286 has been around since ‘pretty much the original release of Linux’. Linus Torvalds has given the world the first release candidate of version 5.10 of the Linux kernel and called out what he’s labelled an historic change – the removal of an addressing tool that appears to have been around for nearly 30 years, sparked a nasty bug a decade ago but has since been made redundant by chipmakers.…

10 Ansible modules for Linux system automation

  • Opensource.com; By Ricardo Geradi (Posted by bob on Oct 26, 2020 3:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Cloud, Linux
Ansible is a complete automation solution for your IT environment. You can use Ansible to automate Linux and Windows server configuration, orchestrate service provisioning, deploy cloud environments, and even configure your network devices.

7 Git tricks that changed my life

  • Opensource.com; By Rajeev Bera (Posted by bob on Oct 26, 2020 1:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Developer
Git is one of the most common version control systems available, and it's used on private systems and publicly hosted websites for all kinds of development work. Regardless of how proficient with Git I become, it seems there are always features left to discover. Here are seven tricks that have changed the way I work with Git.

Manage content using Pulp Debian

Pulp is an open source repository management tool that helps you fetch, mirror, upload, and publish content within your organization. It can be used to manage various types of content such as software packages (from RPM packages to Ruby gems), as well as Ansible collections, container images, and even arbitrary files.

3 ways to improve your open hardware documentation

  • Opensource.com; By Eric Carlson (Posted by bob on Oct 26, 2020 8:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Open Hardware Month is organized by the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) every October, and this year, we're putting the spotlight on ways to tell the world that your project is open source. Help support the open hardware ecosystem by bolstering your documentation in these three ways during this month.

How to influence people to join open source

  • Opensource.com; By Joshua Pearce (Posted by bob on Oct 26, 2020 6:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
If you are reading Opensource.com, you might be able to code, and you are probably reading this on an open source browser on some elusive Linux distro. You probably have not seen a browser ad in years because you are running an open source ad blocker. You feel warm and fuzzy when you think about penguins.

Seeed offers PCB assembly discounts for RPi CM4 boards and teases CM4 carrier

Seeed is offering $500 off its Seeed Fusion PCB Assembly Service for Raspberry Pi CM4-based commercial products and five free boards for open source developers. Seeed also teased its own upcoming CM4 carrier. Seeed has announced a sponsorship promotion for its Seeed Fusion PCB assembly service for customers developing boards built around the new Raspberry […]

Snyk to automatically check Docker Official Images for security problems

The lazy sysadmin's solution has been to grab container images for production without checking them for security holes. Synk and Docker are making sure those images are safe for use.

Why its important to keep the cloud open

  • Opensource.com; By Seth Kenlon (Posted by bob on Oct 25, 2020 2:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
There's a famous sticker featured on many laptop lids; it goes something like this: "the 'cloud' is just somebody else's computer." There's a lot of truth to that sentiment, but it's not exactly technically accurate. In fact, cloud computing isn't just somebody else's computer; it's somebody else's hundreds and thousands of computers.

Contribute at the Fedora Test Week for Kernel 5.9

Help test the kernel 5.9 on Fedora! There is a whole week to do some testing of the next kernel for Fedora.

Secure NTP with NTS

  • Fedora Magazine; By Miroslav Lichvar (Posted by bob on Oct 24, 2020 2:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora, Linux
Many computers use the Network Time Protocol (NTP) to synchronize their system clocks over the internet. NTP is one of the few unsecured internet protocols still in common use. Use Network Time Security (NTS) to secure NTP.

New open source project crowdsources internet security

CrowdSec is a new security project designed to protect servers, services, containers, or virtual machines exposed on the internet with a server-side agent. It was inspired by Fail2Ban and aims to be a modernized, collaborative version of that intrusion-prevention framework.

'This was bigger than GNOME and bigger than just this case.' GNOME Foundation exec director talks patent trolls and much, much more

Snaps vs Flatpaks, losing in mobile, Microsoft and Linux, and avoiding another GNOME 2 to 3 disaster. Interview Patent assertion entities: do not pick a fight with open source. It won't end well for you. This is the message from GNOME Foundation executive director Neil McGovern, who will speak on the subject at the Open Source Summit Europe next week.…

Ubuntu 20.10 release showcases Raspberry Pi support

Canonical released Ubuntu 20.10 with optimized Raspberry Pi images for all major Pi SBCs and modules, including a full Desktop version that runs on higher-end models. There is also improved micro cloud support, including the Pi-ready MicroK8s 1.19. With last October’s launch of Ubuntu 19.10, Canonical improved on the Linux distribution’s Raspberry Pi support by […]

Ubuntu 20.10 goes full Raspberry Pi, from desktop to micro clouds: Full fat desktop on a Pi is usable

But company also has its eye on Kubernetes at the edge. Ubuntu 20.10 is out, with Canonical highlighting its Raspberry Pi support, including not only desktop support but also micro clouds based on MicroK8s, the company's lightweight Kubernetes distribution.…

Role of Training and Certification at the Linux Foundation

Open source allows anyone to dip their toes in the code, read up on the documentation, and learn everything on their own. That’s how most of us did it, but that’s just the first step. Those who want to have successful careers in building, maintaining, and managing IT infrastructures of companies need more structured hands-on […]

Coffee Lake system can expand via M.2, mini-PCIe, PCIe, and Xpansion

  • LinuxGizmos.com; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Oct 23, 2020 6:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Embedded
MiTac’s fanless, rugged “MX1-10FEP” embedded computer has an 8th or 9th Gen Coffee Lake Core or Xeon CPU plus 3x SATA bays, 4x USB 3.1 Gen 2, 2x M.2, 2x mini-PCIe, and optional PCIe x16 and x1. MiTac recently introduced a Coffee Lake based MX1-10FEP computer that is also being distributed by ICP Germany. This […]

PineCube camera kit arrives for $30

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Oct 23, 2020 12:18 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Pine64’s $30 PineCube camera dev kit runs Linux on an Allwinner S3 and offers a 5MP, OmniVision OV5640 based M12 camera with IR night-vision plus audio I/O, WiFi, 10/100 LAN with PoE, USB, 26-pin GPIO, and optional battery and display. The open-spec PineCube was first revealed by Pine64 in early 2019 as a device called […]

OpenStack Foundation transforms into the Open Infrastructure Foundation

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Oct 23, 2020 7:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
In a move, which has been coming for a while, OpenStack widens its focus from the OpenStack IaaS cloud to a variety of open-source cloud technologies.

5 steps to learn any programming language

Some people love learning new programming languages. Other people can't imagine having to learn even one. In this article, I'm going to show you how to think like a coder so that you can confidently learn any programming language you want.

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