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How fast are your disks? Find out the open source way, with fio

How fast are your disks? Find out the open source way, with fio

February 7, 2020 at 7:27 pm 0 comments

Storage benchmarking—much like Wi-Fi benchmarking—is a widely misunderstood black art. Admins and enthusiasts have for decades been tempted to just “get the big number” by reading or writing a large amount of data to a disk, getting a figure in MB/sec, and calling it aRead More

Open source takes on managing and securing the electrical grid

Open source takes on managing and securing the electrical grid

February 7, 2020 at 7:11 pm 0 comments

The first you may know about the next cyberwar might be when your power goes out. Just ask the citizens of Kiev, Ukraine — whose power was cut off for an hour by an attack from Russian hackers. Indeed, you probably don’t know it, butRead More

Intel’s Linux Distro Beats Windows 10 And Ubuntu — On AMD Hardware

Intel’s Linux Distro Beats Windows 10 And Ubuntu — On AMD Hardware

February 7, 2020 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

Looking for a Linux distribution that’s performance-optimized for your AMD processor? It may already exist, and it’s called Clear Linux. That’s right, Intel’s Clear Linux. In a recent battery of benchmarks performed on a $199 laptop from Walmart, Ubuntu proved 15-percent faster than the defaultRead More

How to Install RethinkDB Database System on Debian 10

How to Install RethinkDB Database System on Debian 10

February 7, 2020 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

RethinkDB is a free and open-source NoSQL database system that makes it easier for building realtime apps. It comes with a graphical user interface that can be accessible from the web browser and used to manage the database. It uses JSON to load the applications into and read the database.Read More

Major Japanese hardware vendor joins Open Invention Network

Major Japanese hardware vendor joins Open Invention Network

February 7, 2020 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

The Open Invention Network (OIN) is the largest patent non-aggression community in history. It’s chief job has been to protect Linux and open-source friendly companies from patent attacks. Now, Japanese hardware power Taiyo Yuden has joined the OIN as a community member. What does aRead More

How to Deploy Nginx on a Kubernetes Cluster

How to Deploy Nginx on a Kubernetes Cluster

February 7, 2020 at 5:28 am 0 comments

In our last article, we have discussed how to set up and run a Kubernetes Cluster, let’s discuss how we can deploy NGINX service on our cluster. I will run this deployment on a Virtual Machine Hosted by a public cloud provider. As it is with many public cloud services,Read More

Best Open Source eCommerce Platforms to Build Online Shopping Websites

Best Open Source eCommerce Platforms to Build Online Shopping Websites

February 6, 2020 at 10:10 pm 0 comments

Do you want to build your own online shopping websites? Thankfully, we have some good open source eCommerce solutions that you can deploy on your own Linux server. These eCommerce software are tailored for the sole purpose of giving you a shopping website. So theyRead More

The Linux Kernel Will Be Able To Detect Split-Locks To Then Warn Or Kill Offending Apps

The Linux Kernel Will Be Able To Detect Split-Locks To Then Warn Or Kill Offending Apps

February 6, 2020 at 9:57 pm 0 comments

Not yet mainlined in the Linux kernel but currently queued as part of the x86/cpu changes for next round is the ability for the kernel to detect split locks and either warn the offending applications or kill the processes. Split locks are when an atomicRead More

Aiven raises $40M to democratize access to open-source projects through managed cloud services

Aiven raises $40M to democratize access to open-source projects through managed cloud services

February 6, 2020 at 9:43 pm 0 comments

The growing ubiquity of open-source software has been a big theme in the evolution of enterprise IT. But behind that facade of popularity lies another kind of truth: Companies may be interested in using more open-source technology, but because there is a learning curve withRead More

How to Install Ruby on Rails on CentOS 8

How to Install Ruby on Rails on CentOS 8

February 6, 2020 at 9:38 pm 0 comments

Ruby on Rails is a free and open-source web application framework that helps you to create a website with Ruby. Rails is a model–view–controller framework that combines the Ruby programming language with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS to write web applications runs on the webserver and simplifies common repetitive tasks. RailsRead More

How to Install Mate Desktop in Arch Linux

How to Install Mate Desktop in Arch Linux

February 6, 2020 at 7:20 am 0 comments

MATE, pronounced as ‘matey’ is a lightweight, simple and intuitive desktop environment that can be installed on most Linux distributions to give that smooth and appealing look. It’s easily customizable and easy on resource consumption. In this brief article, you will learn how to install the MATE desktop on ArchRead More

How To Install Pandora FMS Monitoring Tool in Ubuntu 18.04

How To Install Pandora FMS Monitoring Tool in Ubuntu 18.04

February 6, 2020 at 7:07 am 0 comments

Pandora FMS (Flexible Monitoring System) is a free open-source, modern and highly scalable full-featured IT infrastructure monitoring tool designed for all types of environments. It is used to manage network equipment; Linux and other Unix-like servers and Windows servers; virtual infrastructures and all kinds of applications. Designed to be modular,Read More

The Top 10 Free and Open Source HR Technology Solutions

The Top 10 Free and Open Source HR Technology Solutions

February 5, 2020 at 9:02 pm 0 comments

Searching for HR technology solutions can be a daunting (and expensive) process, one that requires long hours of research and deep pockets. The most popular HR tech tools often provide more than what’s necessary for non-enterprise organizations, with advanced functionality relevant to only the mostRead More

Getting started with GitHub’s desktop and mobile tools

Getting started with GitHub’s desktop and mobile tools

February 5, 2020 at 8:48 pm 0 comments

Microsoft has taken a very hands-off approach with GitHub since its acquisition last year. It’s an approach that makes a lot of sense; Microsoft’s past relationship with the open source community hasn’t been the best, and there’s still not much trust there, despite significant movesRead More

Oreboot Continues Advancing For Open-Source, Rust-Based Booting On RISC-V

Oreboot Continues Advancing For Open-Source, Rust-Based Booting On RISC-V

February 5, 2020 at 5:06 pm 0 comments

Oreboot is the effort that has been taking shape over the past year as an open-source focused, Rustlang-based downstream of Coreboot. Oreboot continues advancing in its own right concurrent to the wonderful Coreboot advancements. Oreboot continues to pride itself on being as open-source as possibleRead More

How to Install and Use AIDE Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment on CentOS 8

How to Install and Use AIDE Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment on CentOS 8

February 5, 2020 at 12:34 pm 0 comments

AIDE stands for “Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment” is one of the most popular tools for monitoring changes to Linux-based operating systems. It is used to protect your system against malware, viruses and detect unauthorized activities. It works by creating a database of the file system and checks this database againstRead More

Tecmint’s Guide to RedHat Ansible Automation Exam Preparation Guide

Tecmint’s Guide to RedHat Ansible Automation Exam Preparation Guide

February 5, 2020 at 5:39 am 0 comments

Tecmint is proud to announce the release of the much-awaited RedHat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation exam guide (EX407). This is a new certification program by RedHat that aims at testing your skills in using the Ansible automation tool to deploy, configure and automate systems and services. This book isRead More

WireGuard comes to Linux – Linux.com

WireGuard comes to Linux – Linux.com

February 5, 2020 at 2:28 am 0 comments

After years of development WireGuard, a revolutionary approach to Virtual Private Networks (VPN) was finally fast-tracked to the Linux kernel. Now, at long last, WireGuard is in Linus Torvald’s code tree. That means WireGuard should appear in the Linux kernel 5.6 release. This may beRead More

Amazon Linux Users Win a Major Migration Reprieve

Amazon Linux Users Win a Major Migration Reprieve

February 5, 2020 at 2:16 am 0 comments

Are you running AWS on the original Amazon Linux AMI? Good news, you’ve won a major reprieve from plans to end support for the operating system this summer, with the cloud provider bowing to “customer feedback” and agreeing to extend end-of-life to December 31, 2020.Read More

UBank releases open source accessibility kit on Github

UBank releases open source accessibility kit on Github

February 5, 2020 at 2:03 am 0 comments

UBank has released an open source accessibility kit on Github in a move to help iOS app developers and contributors improve the accessibility for users that experience issues such as low vision, cognitive impairment, or neurological impairment. UBank digital banking chief product officer Peter O’MalleyRead More

Nasty Linux, macOS sudo bug found and fixed

Nasty Linux, macOS sudo bug found and fixed

February 5, 2020 at 1:49 am 0 comments

A vulnerability has been discovered in ‘Sudo,’ a powerful utility used in the Linux and macOS Terminal, one that could allow for users with restrictive privileges or malicious software to be able to run commands with administrative-level privileges, which could result in the loss orRead More

How to Install DokuWiki with Nginx and Let’s encrypt SSL on CentOS 8

How to Install DokuWiki with Nginx and Let’s encrypt SSL on CentOS 8

February 4, 2020 at 8:55 pm 0 comments

DokuWiki is a simple to use and highly versatile Open Source wiki software that doesn’t require a database. It is loved by users for its clean and readable syntax. The ease of maintenance, backup, and integration makes it an administrator’s favorite. Built-in access controls and authentication connectors make DokuWiki especiallyRead More

Learn Python List Data Structure

Learn Python List Data Structure

February 4, 2020 at 10:14 am 0 comments

In this Python series of articles, we will be looking at what is a data structure and python built-in data structure. Part 2: Python Data Structure – Dictionary Part 3: Python Data Structure – Tuples Part 4: Python Data Structure – Sets What is Data Structure? Data Structure is aRead More

How to Use Nginx as an HTTP Load Balancer in Linux

How to Use Nginx as an HTTP Load Balancer in Linux

February 4, 2020 at 8:09 am 0 comments

When it comes to setting up multiple application servers for redundancy, load balancing is a commonly used mechanism for efficiently distributing incoming service requests or network traffic across a group of back-end servers. Load balancing has several advantages including increased application availability through redundancy, increased reliability and scalability (more serversRead More

CERN dumps Facebook Workplace for open source

CERN dumps Facebook Workplace for open source

February 3, 2020 at 7:35 pm 0 comments

In what appears to be part of its ongoing campaign to “take back control” of its computing activities, CERN, the Geneva, Switzerland-based European Organisation for Nuclear Research, has announced that it is dumping Facebook Workplace and replacing it with open source alternatives. This followed itsRead More

IBM’s big bet on cloud computing, AI and open source needs to pay off soon

IBM’s big bet on cloud computing, AI and open source needs to pay off soon

February 3, 2020 at 7:21 pm 0 comments

And so, after eight years spent leading one of the world’s oldest and most famous technology businesses, IBM’s CEO Ginni Rometty will step down in April. Stepping up to the CEO role is Arvind Krishna, who currently serves as the senior VP for the company’sRead More