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Dell Opens Up About Its Linux Efforts And Project Sputnik

Dell's Barton George has been on a crusade to change how Linux is perceived by both consumers and developers. Six years ago Dell granted George and his team a $40K innovation fund and some freedom to launch a Linux-powered laptop aimed at developers, that would be developed in the open with...
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How ASLR Protects Linux Systems from Buffer Overflow Attacks

Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) is a memory-protection process for operating systems that guards against buffer-overflow attacks. It helps to ensure that the memory addresses associated with running processes on systems are not predictable, thus flaws or vulnerabilities associated with...
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New Linux Systemd Security Holes Uncovered

Many Linux sysadmins and users dislike Systemd, but love it or hate it, the Systemd is the default system and service manager for most Linux distributions. So, security company Qualys's recent revelation of three new Systemd security vulnerabilities isn't going to win Systemd any friends. How bad...
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9 Cheat Sheets for Linux and Open Source

There are a ton of tasks you do every single day. Make it a little easier on yourself by downloading our cheat sheets. 9 Linux and open source cheat sheets Python 3.7 Beginner’s Cheat Sheet The Python programming language is known for its large community and diverse extension menu. Get acquainted...
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AGL at CES
At CES, AGL is showing off a 2019 Toyota RAV4 equipped with AGL systems, and AGL members are offering demonstrations of AGL-based connected car services, audio innovations, instrument cluster, and security solutions.

Hyundai Joins AGL and Other Automotive News from CES

This week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has been even more dominated by automotive news than last year, with scores of announcements of new in-vehicle development platforms, automotive 5G services, self-driving concept cars, automotive cockpit UIs, assisted driving systems, and a...
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Unit Testing in the Linux Kernel

Brendan Higgins recently proposed adding unit tests to the Linux kernel, supplementing other development infrastructure such as perf, autotest and kselftest. The whole issue of testing is very dear to kernel developers' hearts, because Linux sits at the core of the system and often has a very...
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This series provides an overview of fundamentals to help you make the move to Linux; here we cover some common settings you’ll use on your desktop Linux system.

Migrating to Linux: Network and System Settings

Learn how to transition to Linux in this tutorial series from our archives. In this series, we provide an overview of fundamentals to help you successfully make the transition to Linux from another operating system. If you missed the earlier articles in the series, you can find them here: Part 1 -...
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Linux Commands for Measuring Disk Activity

Linux systems provide a handy suite of commands for helping you see how busy your disks are, not just how full. In this post, we examine five very useful commands for looking into disk activity. Two of the commands (iostat and ioping) may have to be added to your system, and these same two commands...
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Entroware Launches Ubuntu Linux All-In-One PC With 6-Core Intel CPU

Entroware, a UK-based PC manufacturer specializing in custom Linux systems, just rolled out their new Ares PC. It's a stylish-looking AIO that ships with Ubuntu or Ubuntu MATE and should be a great fit for classrooms, home office and business use. I have a review system on the way, but until it...
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Linux shells let you chain commands together to carry out sophisticated operations in one fell swoop and create aliases to act as shortcuts.

Aliases: To Protect and Serve

Happy 2019! Here in the new year, we’re continuing our series on aliases. By now, you’ve probably read our first article on aliases, and it should be quite clear how they are the easiest way to save yourself a lot of trouble. You already saw, for example, that they helped with muscle-memory, but...
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