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Architecting the future with abstractions and metadata
Abstractions and metadata are the future of architecture in systems engineering, as they were before in software engineering. In many languages, there are abstractions and metadata; however, systems engineering has never adopted this view. Systems were always thought of as too unique for any standard abstractions. Now that we’ve standardized the lower-level abstractions, we’re ready to build new system-level abstractions.read more

A look at some great Linux & SteamOS racing games available in 2017
We’ve come a long way since SuperTuxKart, here’s my little listicle of interesting racing games available for Linux & SteamOS.

How to Install PHP 7.1 on Debian 8
I recently wrote a similar article for Ubuntu, but here is how to install on PHP 7.1 on Debian 8.

Linux Foundation LFCE Georgi Yadkov Shares His Certification Journey
The Linux Foundation is highlighting some of those who have recently passed the certification examinations. In this article, recently certified engineer Georgi Yadkov shares his experience.

Fanless Skylake computer offers four PCI and PCIe slots
Adlink’s MVP-6010 and MVP-6020 embedded computers run Linux or Windows on Intel 6th Gen CPUs, and offer 4x PCI/PCIe slots, 6x USB ports, and 4x COM ports. If Adlink’s new MVP-6010/6020 Series looks familiar, that’s because it’s a modified version of the recent MVP-5000 and last year’s MVP-6000 industrial PCs.

BlueBorne Vulnerability Is Patched in All Supported Ubuntu Releases, Update Now
Canonical released today new kernel updates for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux releases, patching recently discovered security vulnerabilities, including the infamous BlueBorne that exposes billions of Bluetooth devices.

Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Adobe Products for Linux
In this article, we list the best Adobe alternatives for Linux. These Adobe Creative Suite alternative for Linux are also free and open source.

Innersource: How to leverage open source in the enterprise
Companies of varying sizes across many industries are implementing innersource programs to drive greater levels of development collaboration and reuse. They ultimately seek to increase innovation; reduce time to market; grow, retain, and attract talent; and of course, delight their customers.In this article, I'll introduce innersource and some of its key facets and examine some of the problems that it can help solve. I'll also discuss some components of an innersource program, including metrics.read more

Using Redir to Alter Network Traffic: Part 1
There are times when, despite your best efforts, you have little choice but to put a quick workaround in place. Reconfiguring network-border firewalls or moving services between machines is simply not an option because the network’s topology is long established and definitely shouldn’t be messed about with.

3 Easy Ways To Check DNS (Domain Name Server) Records In Linux Terminal
DNS stands for Domain Name System or Domain Name Servers translates Internet domain and host names to IP addresses and vice versa.

The eye-opening power of cultural difference
Inclusivity is the quality of an open organization that allows and encourages people to join the organization and feel a connection to it. Practices aimed at enhancing inclusivity are typically those that welcome new participants to the organization and create an environment that makes them want to stay.read more

Portable Android SDR player supports DRM and DAB
Titus SDR’s Android-based “Titus II” Software Defined Radio receiver has a 7-inch touchscreen, a WiFi hotspot, and support for FM, AM, DRM, DAB, and DAB+. Titus SDR is prepping an Android-based wideband digital RF receiver with Software Defined Radio (SDR) capabilities and a hi-fi amplifier. Built around a 7-inch Android tablet, the portable, battery-powered Titus […]

4 ways to check size of physical memory (RAM) in Linux
Article explaining how to check physical memory (RAM) in Linux server. 4 different commands to get memory information from Linux server.

Open Source Summit: Day 1 in 5 minutes
As you can see in the video below, the first day of the Open Source Summit was quite educational. My day was filled with clouds, containers, community building, flavors of Linux, and Linus Torvalds. Here are the links that go with the video above:read more

What's New In Linux Lite 3.6
I have reviewed this Ubuntu based distro, Linux Lite before and concluded that it could be a great distro to start off with Linux and stay forever. In this article, I'm going to take a look at the latest version of Linux lite 3.6 which team recently released.

How to Setup Automatic Security Updates on CentOS 7
Security updates, as most of you'd agree, are very important. On Linux, it's always advisable to keep the installed packages up to date, especially when it comes to security. In general, users should apply security updates to their Linux systems within 30 days of being released. In this tutorial, we will discuss how you can configure a CentOS 7 server for automatic security updates.

A quick tour of MySQL 8.0 roles
This year at the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference in Dublin, I'll be discussing a new feature introduced in MySQL 8.0: roles. This is a new security and administrative feature that allows database administrators to simplify user management and increases the security of multi-user environments.read more

Black screen of death after Win10 update? Microsoft blames HP
OEM factory images create 'incorrect registry keys'Microsoft is pointing the finger of blame at HP's factory image for black screens of death appearing after a Windows Update.…

Things You Need To Know About Bitcoins
Bitcoin is a digital currency or electronic cash the relies on peer to peer technology for completing transactions. Since peer to peer technology is used as the major network, bitcoins provide a community like managed economy. This is to mean, bitcoins eliminate the centralized authority way of managing currency and promotes community management of currency. Most Also of the software related to bitcoin mining and managing of bitcoin digital cash is open source.

How a town uses an open source tool for collaboration and managing large files
Like many organizations, governments and townships are confronting challenges that involve collaboration and sharing of large files. In today's age of widespread cloud adoption, public institutions may be tempted to view public cloud storage as a simple, low-cost solution to managing data; however, significant concerns persist around security, data protection liability, control, and platform/vendor lock-in.read more