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5 laws every aspiring DevOps engineer should know

  • (Posted by bob on May 25, 2017 9:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"A good engineer is a lazy engineer," some will say. And to a certain extent, it's true: Laziness is a great quality if you're automating repetitive tasks. But laziness flies in the face of learning new technologies and getting new work done. Somewhere between Junior Systems Administrator and Senior DevOps Engineer, laziness no longer becomes an advantage. Let's discuss the five laws aspiring DevOps engineers should follow if they want to become great DevOps engineers. read more

Skylake industrial PC offers DDR4 and front facing I/O

  • (Posted by bob on May 25, 2017 8:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Adlink launched a rugged, Linux-ready “MVP-5000” industrial PV with 6th Gen Core processors, up to 32GB DDR4 RAM, and mini-PCIe based wireless options. The MVP-5000 is a close cousin to last year’s MVP-6000, the first in Adlink’s “value line” series of rugged, fanless MVP computers, which offer much of the functionality of its MXE line […]

FreeFileSync The Best Backup And File Synchronization Tool For All Platforms

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on May 25, 2017 6:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?We all have our precious data stored on our PC that we love very much, such as pics, office documents, important files and other stuff. We all try to make a backup of this in mostly one of our external hard disks as the Internet isn’t that fast all the time. But haven’t you felt tired to create exact same folders with same permissions, icons, date and time and many other things to maintain while copying files from one disk to another? Especially copying permissions is not an easy task for us. ??This is why today we are going to discuss an awesome file syncing software called FreeFileSync.

Which tools do you depend on for your DevOps workflow?

  • (Posted by bob on May 25, 2017 5:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
DevOps is mostly about culture change. Being successful is all about finding ways to bridge the gap between the builders and the maintainers, bringing projects to fruition and updating them in shorter cycles to maintain a competitive advantage. But at the end of the day, you need the right tooling to make it all work. read more

Distro watch for Ubuntu lovers: What's ahead in Linux land

Elementary OS, my dear penguin? With the death of Unity, Canonical will focus more attention on Ubuntu servers, Ubuntu in the cloud and Ubuntu in the so-called Internet of Things.…

How to Install Spotify On Fedora Linux

Spotify is probably the most popular streaming music service in the world right now, and it does have a native Linux client. Unfortunately, that client isn't available in the official Fedora repositories or the Spotify Linux repositories. The community has come to the rescue, though, and it is available from a popular third party Fedora repository that is even recommended by the Fedora Project.

How to Build a Custom Kernel on Ubuntu

Building a custom Linux kernel sounds terrifyingly difficult, but it’s really not that hard. Learn how to build and package your own kernels on Ubuntu.

Samba Patches Critical Remote Code Execution Flaw

  • eSecurityPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 25, 2017 8:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Widely deployed open-source file and folder project sharing fixes a dangerous vulnerability that could still be leaving consumer NAS users at risk.

Microsoft uses open-source software to create Windows

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 25, 2017 7:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Windows will almost certainly never be open source, but virtually all Microsoft Windows engineers are now using the open-source program Git to build Windows on.

Quad-core x86 MinnowBoard and UP Squared SBCs begin shipping’s “MinnowBoard Turbot Quad” and Aaeon’s UP Squared SBCs began shipping, featuring community sites and Intel SoCs running Linux and Android. On May 23, Intel-backed and ADI Engineering began shipping the first quad-core MinnowBoard, selling for $190.

Cinnamon 3.4 Desktop Environment Gets First Point Release for Linux Mint 18.2

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 25, 2017 5:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mint
Linux Mint project leader and Cinnamon developer Clement Lefebvre published the first point release of the recently unveiled Cinnamon 3.4 desktop environment, which will be included in the upcoming Linux Mint 18.2 operating system.

30 best practices for software development and testing

  • (Posted by bob on May 25, 2017 3:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Joining any new company—with an established culture and programming practices—can be a daunting experience. When I joined the Ansible team, I decided to write up the software engineering practices and principles I’ve learned over the years and to which I strive to work. This is a non-definitive, non-exhaustive list of principles that should be applied with wisdom and flexibility. read more

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Set to Improve Security Features

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 25, 2017 2:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
Beta release of Red Hat's flagship Linux platform adds support for Network Bound Disk Encryption and the USBGuard software framework, providing improved security.

Mastering ATA over Ethernet

At one point in time, when you wanted to attach an external block storage device to a server, you mapped it as a Logical Unit (LU) across a Storage Area Network (SAN). In the early days, you would do this over the Fibre Channel (FC) protocol. More recently, iSCSI (SCSI over IP) has usurped FC in most data centers.

Best Practices for 2-Factor Authentication and Password Creation on Linux

  •; By Konstantin Ryabitsev (Posted by bob on May 25, 2017 12:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
As we mentioned in the previous article, web browsers present the largest and the most exposed attack surface on your Linux workstation. We’ve already discussed some best practices that Linux sysadmins can follow to reduce the impact of a compromised browser, such as upgrading to Wayland, using a different browser for work/high-security sites, and using Firejail to create a sandbox around Linux applications.

How I used open source tools to build a theater lighting system

  • (Posted by bob on May 24, 2017 10:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The things we do for family, eh? Sometimes I wonder why I do it to myself, this not being the first time my perfectionism has led me to do far more work than a task originally required. read more

How to Install Oracle Database 12c on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 24, 2017 9:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Oracle, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to install Oracle 12c on a CentOS 7 x86-64 machine. This includes the preparation and configuration of the CentOS 7 machine for the Oracle 12c installation, the Oracle 12c installation and testing the database with the Oracle Database command line utility sqlplus and the web-based Oracle Enterprise Manager.

The Road to GTK+ 4 Continues, New Milestone Adds Initial OS X and Meson Support

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 24, 2017 8:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
While the GNOME Project tries to bring new features and functionality to the GNOME desktop environment, work on the massive GTK+ 4 open-source GUI toolkit, which is used for building GTK+ apps for GNOME, continues in the background.

Looks like Micro Machines World Series from Codemasters is heading to Linux

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on May 24, 2017 7:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
It seems the new Micro Machines World Series racing game from Codemasters will be heading to Linux. Pretty exciting!

Which technologies are poised to take over in open source?

  • (Posted by bob on May 24, 2017 5:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When you think of open source technologies, you probably think of the stalwarts, the technologies that have been around for years and years. It makes sense: According to a survey conducted in Q4 of 2016 by my company, Greythorn, 30%+ of participants said established technologies are among the top ten they primarily use. read more

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