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[#] Thu Feb 01 2018 08:58:51 EST from rss

Subject: How I coined the term 'open source'

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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 in popularity and powers some of the most robust and important innovations of our time, we reflect on its rise to prominence.read more

https://opensource.com/article/18/2/coining-term-open-source-software

[#] Thu Feb 01 2018 10:15:40 EST from rss

Subject: Tuned daemon profiles in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.x and CentOS 7.x

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This article describes the working of tuned daemon profiles on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system version 7.x and CentOS version 7.x. It also describes the differences in the performance of tuned daemon profiles in the two operating systems.

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-tuned-daemon-profiles/index.html?ca=drs-

[#] Thu Feb 01 2018 14:04:49 EST from rss

Subject: Linux seq Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

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Sometimes, you come across a command line tool that offers limited functionality on its own, but when used with other tools, you realize its actual potential. Once such tool is seq, which prints a sequence of numbers.

https://www.howtoforge.com/linux-seq-command/

[#] Thu Feb 01 2018 15:21:40 EST from rss

Subject: Why you should use named pipes on Linux

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Named pipes aren't used all that often, but they provide some interesting options for inter-process communications.

https://www.networkworld.com/article/3251853/linux/why-use-named-pipes-on-linux.html

[#] Thu Feb 01 2018 16:38:28 EST from rss

Subject: How to Run Your Own Public Time Server on Linux

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One of the most important public services is timekeeping, but it doesn't get a lot of attention. Most public time servers are run by volunteers to help meet always-increasing demands. Learn how to run your own public time server and contribute to an essential public good...

https://www.linux.com/learn/intro-to-linux/2018/2/how-run-your-own-public-time-server-linux

[#] Thu Feb 01 2018 17:54:43 EST from rss

Subject: 6 pivotal moments in open source history

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Open source has taken a prominent role in the IT industry today. It is everywhere from the smallest embedded systems to the biggest supercomputer, from the phone in your pocket to the software running the websites and infrastructure of the companies we engage with every day. Let's explore how we got here and discuss key moments from the past 40 years that have paved a path to the current day.read more

https://opensource.com/article/18/2/pivotal-moments-history-open-source

[#] Thu Feb 01 2018 18:56:43 EST from rss

Subject: Custom Embedded Linux Distributions

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The proliferation of inexpensive IoT boards means the time has come togain control not only of applications but also the entire software platform.So, how do you build a custom distribution with cross-compiled applicationstargeted for a specific purpose? As Michael J. Hammel explains here, it's not as hard as you might think.

http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/custom-embedded-linux-distributions

[#] Thu Feb 01 2018 20:13:29 EST from rss

Subject: Use Ubuntus snap to install Skype on any Linux desktop

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Skype snap widens the popular communications[he]#039[/he] program availability on Linux desktops, with easy installation and automatic updates.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/use-ubuntus-snap-to-install-skype-on-any-linux-desktop/

[#] Thu Feb 01 2018 21:29:49 EST from rss

Subject: Excellent No-Charge Linux Books

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Many no-charge e-books are, frankly, little more than spam bait, often published only to entice you to purchase a book from the same publisher. Poorly written, and with very little original content. Whereas the recommended texts below are definitely worth downloading. They’ll teach you the basics about Linux and so much more. They’re the ideal starting point for your Linux adventures. And you don’t have to divulge any personal information to get your hands on them.

https://www.linuxlinks.com/excellent-no-charge-books-learn-about-linux/

[#] Thu Feb 01 2018 22:47:33 EST from rss

Subject: Call for Proposals Now Open - Speak at Open Source Summit Japan, North America, Europe

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Open Source Summit Japan, North America and Europe are the leading conferences for developers, architects and other technologists – as well as open source community and industry leaders – to collaborate, share information, learn about the the latest technologies and gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions.

https://www.linux.com/blog/event/os-summit/2018/2/call-proposals-now-open-speak-open-source-summit-japan-north-america-europe

[#] Fri Feb 02 2018 00:03:47 EST from rss

Subject: Kernel 4.16-rc1, Qubes OS 4.0, OpenSUSE's Tumbleweed and More

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[#] Fri Feb 02 2018 01:06:12 EST from rss

Subject: Red Hat Buys CoreOS for $250M to Expand Its Kubernetes and Containers Leadership

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Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced that it would acquire CoreOS, Inc., a company known for providing the Container Linux operating system (formerly CoreOS Linux), Tectonic for Kubernetes, and Quay Enterprise container registry, for the price of $250 million USD.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/red-hat-buys-coreos-for-250m-to-expand-its-kubernetes-and-containers-leadership-519641.shtml

[#] Fri Feb 02 2018 02:23:01 EST from rss

Subject: How to eliminate the default route for greater security

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If portions of enterprise data-center networks have no need to communicate directly with the internet, then why do we configure routers so every system on the network winds up with internet access by default?

https://www.networkworld.com/article/3252090/lan-wan/how-to-eliminate-the-default-route-for-greater-security.html

[#] Fri Feb 02 2018 03:39:48 EST from rss

Subject: Top 7 open source project management tools for agile teams

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Opensource.com has surveyed the landscape of popular open source project management tools. We've done this before—but this year we've added a twist. This time, we're looking specifically at tools that support agile methodology, including related practices such as Scrum, Lean, and Kanban.read more

https://opensource.com/article/18/2/agile-project-management-tools

[#] Fri Feb 02 2018 04:56:27 EST from rss

Subject: Meltdown-Spectre: Malware is already being tested by attackers

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German antivirus testing firm AV-Test has identified 139 samples of malware that seem to be early attempts at exploiting the Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/meltdown-spectre-malware-is-already-being-tested-by-attackers/

[#] Fri Feb 02 2018 06:12:42 EST from rss

Subject: Compact, low-power serial device gateway runs FreeRTOS on Cortex-M3

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Artila’s “Aport-213” is a low-power, industrial strength, single port serial-to-WiFi gateway that offers WiFi-based remote access to devices such as meters, sensors, and switches without requiring the development of wireless LAN drivers and security supplicants.

http://linuxgizmos.com/compact-low-power-serial-device-gateway-runs-freertos-on-cortex-m3/

[#] Fri Feb 02 2018 07:30:47 EST from rss

Subject: How to Check Your Linux PC for Meltdown or Spectre Vulnerability

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One of the scariest realities of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities is just how widespread they are. Use these simple tools to see how your Linux PC is affected and what you can do.

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-linux-meltdown-spectre-vulnerability/

[#] Fri Feb 02 2018 08:31:53 EST from rss

Subject: Linux performance before and after Meltdown and Spectre fixes

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The patches, as expected, brought Linux[he]#039[/he]s performance down, but their impact has not been as bad as feared.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-performance-before-and-after-meltdown-and-spectre-fixes/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

[#] Fri Feb 02 2018 14:03:46 EST from rss

Subject: Shell Scripting: Dungeons, Dragons and Dice

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Dungeons, Dragons and Dice[he]mdash[/he]a script that lets you roll those 3d6 and 2d20that a surprising number of games require.

http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/shell-scripting-dungeons-dragons-and-dice

[#] Fri Feb 02 2018 15:05:29 EST from rss

Subject: Little Backup Box: Now with Geocorrelating Powers

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Although the current version of Little Backup Box does the job, I still keep tweaking and improving it. And the latest version of the script brings a few minor but useful improvements.

https://scribblesandsnaps.com/2018/02/02/little-backup-box-now-with-geocorrelating-powers/

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