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A Guide to Monitoring Servers with Nagios

Monitoring is an essential part of managing infrastructure. It helps you to ensure that your business keeps running smoothly, by alerting you to …

Linux

How I coined the term 'open source'

In a few days, on February 3, the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the term "open source software" is upon us. As open source software grows …

Time I

Meet India’s women Open Source warriors

“Siddhesh wouldn’t even allow my mother in law to use anything but open source software. That’s how deep the influence was at home,” she says.<p>While …

RAID levels 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10 explained

As businesses grow, demand arises for more reliable infrastructure that can handle critical systems. An important component in stable and scalable …

Vault setup as a system service

Setup Hashicorp Vault as a system service<p>Vault is one of those tools that can’t be automated easily. By design it really shouldn’t be automated. It’s …

How to Install Offical Nvidia Driver on Ubuntu Optimus Laptop

Hello Everyone!<p>In this tutorial I will be showing you how to install Nvidia Graphics Card into an Ubuntu running Optimus Laptop.<p>How to verify that …

A Methodology for Fontconfig Editing

One of the hardest parts about building beautiful Linux systems is fonts. Fonts on Linux are generally handled with fontconfig. Unfortunately, …

Supporting virtual reality displays in Linux

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Final days for the upstream Linux Allwinner VPU support crowdfunding campaign

A crowdfunding campaign was launched over a month ago by Bootlin in order to fund the development of an upstream Linux kernel driver for the …

Virtual private networks with WireGuard

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Khronos Group Releases Vulkan 1.1

BEAVERTON, Ore., March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- <b></b>The Khronos™ Group, an open consortium of leading hardware and software companies creating advanced …

Bruce Perens Seeks Mandatory Award of Legal Fees For His Defense in Open Source Security, Inc. and Bradley Spengler v. Bruce Perens – Bruce Perens

In August, Open Source Security, Inc. brought a lawsuit against me in federal court, seeking over $3 million, and later added Bradley Spengler as a …

KDE neon 5.12 review - Living on the edge

Green Wednesday: Here's a fairly chipper review of KDE neon 5.12, an Ubuntu-based distribution with the latest Plasma desktop environment build, …

Linux

IBM Targets Installed Base With Second Phase Of POWER9 Systems

Back in December, IBM announced the first phase of its POWER9 products—its first POWER9 chip and its first POWER9-based server (read my full write-up of the announcement here). Now IBM has officially launched the second phase of its POWER9 server products. While the first phase centered around …

Customers

Signal Foundation

Long before we knew that it would be called Signal, we knew what we wanted it to be. Instead of teaching the rest of the world cryptography, we …

Love

Mageia Identity Security Breach

A user was able to gain access to our LDAP database and has published the email addresses and names, as well as apparent password hashes, of anyone …

Survey finds Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the preferred commercial Linux in the public cloud

It’s no secret that Linux has grown over the past decade to become a de facto standard for running reliable, highly-available, and mission-critical …

Linux

How Linux became my job

I've been using open source since what seems like prehistoric times. Back then, there was nothing called social media. There was no Firefox, no …

Linux

BPF comes to firewalls

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Why OpenStreetMap is in Serious Trouble — Emacsen's Blog

I was a contributor for OpenStreetMap for a long time, and I advocated for OpenStreetMap for a long time, but the project has stalled while the …

LibreOffice 6.0: The stats so far

<b>On January 31, we released LibreOffice 6.0 (shortly followed up by 6.0.1). So what has happened in the last two weeks? Let’s look at some …

Release Management

Call for testing ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors

Description ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors are free open-source document editors for text documents, spreadsheets and presentations working offline. With …

Researchers discover new ways to abuse Meltdown and Spectre flaws

Intel has already started looking for other Spectre-like flaws, but it won't be able to move on from the Spectre/Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities anytime soon. A team of security researchers from NVIDIA and Princeton University have discovered new ways to exploit Meltdown and Spectre outside of those …

AppCenter Spotlight: Artem Anufrij

Meet the one developer behind ten AppCenter apps<p>Artem Anufrij has become a sort of legend of AppCenter: he’s published ten apps (more than any other …

Listen to the new Fedora podcast

The Fedora Marketing Team is proud to announce the Fedora Podcast. This ongoing series will feature interviews and talks with people who make the …

Linux

Copyleft compliance misconception #1: Companies check their source builds before publishing

<i>A blog post from Software Freedom Conservancy.</i><i>Blog post by Denver Gingerich. Please email any comments on this entry to <denver@sfconservancy.org>.</i>We …

Routers

On Xfce’s translation status in early 2018

As you might know I’m quite active translating Xfce to German. Furthermore I’m stepped up to take care for Xfce’s translations in general a while …

The Wine development release 3.2 is now available.

Understanding Awk – Practical Guide – Developers Area

After covering sed in details , its also good to know awk (gawk) – a programmable stream editor<p>Awk helps with manipulating of structured data and …

How to setup Full Disk Encryption on a secondary HDD in Linux · lobo_tuerto's notes

Let’s say that you get a brand new <i>2TB/4TB/8TB/XXTB</i> HDD, and you want to use it as a safe backup device.<br>That means you want to encrypt everything you …