Has anyone ever sent you a document in a format that just isn't quite right for you? Maybe you don't have access to the application used to create the document, or maybe you don't need the document so much as you need what's in it, or maybe you just flat out don't like the format. There's no wrong reason for disliking a file format. If it's not your preferred format, whether you find it cumbersome to use or you just don't like how its metadata is organized, then that's enough of a reason for you to convert it.
It’s 64-bit or nothing for PC-makers from now on. And face it, this isn't the year of Linux on the desktop. Microsoft has revealed that it’s no longer allowing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to pre-install 32-bit Windows 10.…
If there's one thing you can say about open source software (OSS), it's that it quietly yet inarguably runs our world. Most of the internet is built on open source software, and, these days, millions of developers build and maintain hundreds of thousands of open source packages in more than 250 programming languages. If that's not enough, enterprise companies continue to grow their investments in open source in 2020.
There's a new release of the open-source Linux command sudo, and it comes with improved auditing, logging, and security.
The Compex CP01 router board — also called the DR6018 — runs OpenWrt on a quad -A53 Qualcomm IPQ6018 and offers a 2.5GbE port, 5x GbE ports with PoE, an M.2 E-key slot, and dual-band 802.11ax (WiFi 6). A Compex CP01 router board has begun sampling with 802.11a/n/ac/ax (WiFi 6) built around a Qualcomm Atheros […]
Seeed has launched a $59.90 “Seeed Studio BeagleBone Green Gateway” SBC that runs Linux on TI’s Sitara AM3358 and combines the Ethernet port of the BeagleBone Green with the WiFi/BLE function of the BB Green Wireless. Seeed has launched a new model in its line of BeagleBone compatibles that balances the feature sets of the […]
As a systems engineer, I spend a lot of time in data centers configuring servers and other computer equipment. Two of the items I keep in my toolkit are an RS-232 serial-to-USB converter and a standard DB-9 serial cable. These can be indispensable when you have no other way to access a device. You may need to deploy a new router that has not yet been configured for your network. You might need to troubleshoot a firewall appliance that has become inaccessible via SSH. read more
In a recent article, I mentioned my 2020 New Year's resolution: no more loops in Java. In that article, I chose a common (and simplified) forest management calculation—determining whether an area is forested, based on a legal definition, by calculating the proportion of ground shaded by tree canopies. read more
How many iterations does it take to get a container configuration just right? And how long does each iteration take? Well, if you answered "too many times and too long," then my experiences are similar to yours. On the surface, creating a configuration file seems like a straightforward exercise: implement the same steps in a configuration file that you would perform if you were installing the system by hand. Unfortunately, I've found that it usually doesn't quite work that way, and a few "tricks" are handy for such DevOps exercises. read more
A good amount of my day-to-day involves creating, modifying, and deploying Helm charts to manage the deployment of applications. Helm is an application package manager for Kubernetes, which coordinates the download, installation, and deployment of apps. Helm charts are the way we can define an application as a collection of related Kubernetes resources. read more
If you are Linux system administrator and responsible for managing servers then you may often need to know how many ssh connections are active on your server and where the connections come from. This tutorial shows you different ways to identify the connections.
Cincoze’s rugged “GM-1000” embedded PC combines an 8th or 9th Gen Coffee Lake CPU with an MXM 3.1 socket plus 2x SATA trays, triple display support, 4x USB 3.2 Gen2, multiple M.2 and mini-PCIe, and CMI/CFM I/O expansion. Cincoze announced a GM-1000 “GPU computer” that adopts the MXM 3.1 Type A/B expansion slot to support […]
Synopsys has found that 99% of commercial software programs include at least one open-source component. But 91% of those included out of date or abandoned open-source code.
Free-as-in-speech software is wildly popular – keeping libraries, components up to date is not. Ninety-one per cent of commercial applications include outdated or abandoned open source components, underscoring the potential vulnerability of organizations using untended code, according to a software review.…
When you deal with a lot of documents every day, whatever you write—whitepapers, manuals, presentations, different marketing materials, contracts, etc.—at a certain point (most commonly, at the final stage) you have to interact with different people, specifying and discussing details, proofreading and approving them.
If you are following the tech news, you might have seen the announcement that ICANN withheld consent for the change of control of the Public Interest Registry and that this …
Have you ever thought about how secure your Linux machine really is? There are numerous Linux distros, each with its own default settings, on which you run dozens of software packages with different version numbers, and numerous services running in the background, which we hardly know or care about. To find the security posture—the overall security status of the software, network, and services running on your Linux machine—you could run a few commands and get bits and pieces of relevant information, but the amount of data you need to parse is huge.
Stuck indoors like most of the rest of the world, a group of Opensource.com editors and correspondents—Seth Kenlon, Matt Broberg, Alan Formy-Duval, Jessica Cherry, and Chris Hermansen—decided to use their far-flung locations and variable-quality internet connections to try out several open source video-conferencing solutions.
We like finding non-Remond alternatives, but the free options make it tough for commercial operations. SoftMaker's Office 2021 – a cross-platform office suite that runs on Windows, Mac and Linux – has hit public beta.…
Bye-bye US, bonjour Brussels. The Eclipse Foundation today unveiled plans to make itself a little more European with a jump into Brussels.…