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The state of Linux graphic design tools in 2019

Before I begin this test of Linux graphic design tools, I should admit two things up front. First, I am a designer, not a software developer. Second, although I try to incorporate open source methodologies and principles wherever I can, my field pretty much demands that I use Adobe software on a...
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We continue our tour of square brackets in Bash with a look at how they can act as a command.

Using Square Brackets in Bash: Part 2

Welcome back to our mini-series on square brackets. In the previous article, we looked at various ways square brackets are used at the command line, including globbing. If you've not read that article, you might want to start there. Square brackets can also be used as a command. Yep, for example,...
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Kubernetes
Get details on the new features of Kubernetes 1.14.

Kubernetes 1.14: Production-level support for Windows Nodes, Kubectl Updates, Persistent Local Volumes GA

We’re pleased to announce the delivery of Kubernetes 1.14, our first release of 2019! Kubernetes 1.14 consists of 31 enhancements: 10 moving to stable, 12 in beta, and 7 net new. The main themes of this release are extensibility and supporting more workloads on Kubernetes with three major features...
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Can Better Task Stealing Make Linux Faster?

Oracle Linux kernel developer Steve Sistare contributes this discussion on kernel scheduler improvements. Load balancing via scalable task stealing The Linux task scheduler balances load across a system by pushing waking tasks to idle CPUs, and by pulling tasks from busy CPUs when a CPU becomes...
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How to Install NTP Server and Client(s) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

NTP or Network Time Protocol is a protocol that is used to synchronize all system clocks in a network to use the same time. When we use the term NTP, we are referring to the protocol itself and also the client and server programs running on the networked computers. NTP belongs to the traditional...
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Node+JS Interactive

Node.js Interactive is the marquee event for Javascript developers, companies that rely on Node.js and the vendors that support both of these constituents with tools, training and other services. Learn more
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LVFS
LVFS is a secure website that allows hardware vendors to upload firmware updates. It’s used by all major Linux distributions to provide metadata for clients, such as fwupdmgr, GNOME Software and KDE Discover.

Linux Foundation Welcomes LVFS Project

The Linux Foundation welcomes the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) as a new project. LVFS is a secure website that allows hardware vendors to upload firmware updates. It’s used by all major Linux distributions to provide metadata for clients, such as fwupdmgr, GNOME Software and KDE Discover....
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An Introduction to Linux Virtual Interfaces: Tunnels

Linux has supported many kinds of tunnels, but new users may be confused by their differences and unsure which one is best suited for a given use case. In this article, I will give a brief introduction for commonly used tunnel interfaces in the Linux kernel. There is no code analysis, only a brief...
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The Central Security Project: Vulnerability Reporting for Open Source Java

When a security researcher finds a security bug, what do they do? Unfortunately, the answer sometimes is they search for the appropriate people to notify and, when they can’t be found, end up posting the vulnerability to public email lists, the GitHub project, or even Twitter. This is the problem...
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Kubernetes 1.14 Enhances Cloud-Native Platform With Windows Nodes

The first major update of the open-source Kubernetes cloud-native platform in 2019 was released on March 25, with the general availability of Kubernetes 1.14. Kubernetes is a broadly deployed container orchestration system project that is hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and...
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