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The latest Linux-related ports include an AArch64-Laptops project that enables owners of Windows-equipped Arm laptops and tablets to load Ubuntu.

New Ports Bring Linux to Arm Laptops, Android to the Pi

Like life itself, software wants to be free. In our increasingly open source era, software can more easily disperse into new ecosystems. From open source hackers fearlessly planting the Linux flag on the Sony Playstation back in the aughts to standard Linux apps appearing on Chromebooks and on...
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How Much Memory Is Installed and Being Used on Your Linux Systems?

There are numerous ways to get information on the memory installed on Linux systems and view how much of that memory is being used. Some commands provide an overwhelming amount of detail, while others provide succinct, though not necessarily easy-to-digest, answers. In this post, we'll look at some...
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Linux Kernel Maintainer Summit

The Linux Kernel Maintainer Summit brings together the world’s leading core kernel developers to discuss the state of the existing kernel and plan the next development cycle. This is an invite-only event. Linux Kernel Summit technical tracks are offered at Linux Plumbers Conference 2019 and are...
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Learn how to use ampersands in combination with angle brackets and get more out of the command line.

Ampersands and File Descriptors in Bash

In our quest to examine all the clutter (&, |, ;, >, <, {, [, (, ), ], }, etc.) that is peppered throughout most chained Bash commands, we have been taking a closer look at the ampersand symbol (&). Last time, we saw how you can use & to push processes that may take a long time to...
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Runc and CVE-2019-5736

This morning a container escape vulnerability in runc was announced. We wanted to provide some guidance to Kubernetes users to ensure everyone is safe and secure. What Is Runc? Very briefly, runc is the low-level tool which does the heavy lifting of spawning a Linux container. Other tools like...
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How to Use SSH to Proxy Through a Linux Jump Host

Secure Shell (SSH) includes a number of tricks up its sleeve. One particular trick you may not know about is the ability to use a jump host. A jump host is used as an intermediate hop between your source machine and your target destination. In other words, you can access X from Y using a gateway....
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Assess USB Performance While Exploring Storage Caching

The team here at the Dragon Propulsion Laboratory has kept busy building multiple Linux clusters as of late [1]. Some of the designs rely on spinning disks or SSD drives, whereas others use low-cost USB storage or even SD cards as boot media. In the process, I was hastily reminded of the limits of...
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Disk Encryption for Low-End Hardware

Eric Biggers and Paul Crowley were unhappy with the disk encryption options available for Android on low-end phones and watches. For them, it was an ethical issue. Eric said: We believe encryption is for everyone, not just those who can afford it. And while it's unknown how long CPUs without AES...
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VLC has for a long time been dubbed the best media playback tool for Linux; learn more about it and other music streaming options in this roundup from Jack Wallen.

5 Streaming Audio Players for Linux

As I work, throughout the day, music is always playing in the background. Most often, that music is in the form of vinyl spinning on a turntable. But when I’m not in purist mode, I’ll opt to listen to audio by way of a streaming app. Naturally, I’m on the Linux platform, so the only tools I have at...
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Tutorial: Plasma - Pretty (Inter)face

If you want features, bells and whistles, and configurability in spades, your best choice of desktop is probably KDE's Plasma desktop. Navigating and discovering all that's on offer can be a challenge, though. While many user interface designers advocate simplicity and simplified decision-making...
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