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A Linux Noob Reviews: The openSUSE Leap 15.0 Installer

Welcome to a regular series here at Forbes that zeroes in on your very first experience with a desktop Linux operating system: the installer. This time around I'm escaping my comfort zone and leaving Ubuntu-based distributions behind with openSUSE Leap 15.0. Linux installers can be many things....
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The Calico Cloud

You know what’s one of the real pains of cloud and container based computing? Networking. Workloads on a cloud come and go faster than you can read this story. Connecting those workloads, especially when they become even more ephemeral containers, is not easy. That’s where the open-source Software...
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Do Linux Distributions Still Matter with Containers?

There are two major trends in container builds: using a base image and building from scratch. Each has engineering tradeoffs. Some people say Linux distributions no longer matter with containers. Alternative approaches, like distroless and scratch containers, seem to be all the rage. It appears we...
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Intro to Python
Start learning Python now with this introduction from Carla Schroder.

Today is a Good Day to Learn Python

Get started learning Python with this tutorial from our archives. The cool thing about Linux and FOSS is also an aggravating thing, which is that sometimes there's too much of a good thing. There is such an abundance of goodies that it can be overwhelming. So I am here to help you decide which...
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ampersand
In Bash, you use the ampersand (&) as the AND operator; learn more in this tutorial.

Logical & in Bash

One would think you could dispatch & in two articles. Turns out you can't. While the first article dealt with using & at the end of commands to push them into the background and then diverged into explaining process management, the second article saw & being used as a way to refer to...
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4 Management Tools for Git Encryption

See how Git-crypt, BlackBox, SOPS, and Transcrypt stack up for storing secrets in Git. There are a lot of great open source tools out there for storing secrets in Git. It can be hard to determine the right one for you and your organization—it depends on your use cases and requirements. To help you...
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Linux audiophile
If excellent clarity and playback of digital music appeal to you, give Audiophile Linux a spin.

Audiophile Linux Promises Aural Nirvana

Linux isn’t just for developers. I know that might come as a surprise for you, but the types of users that work with the open source platform are as varied as the available distributions. Take yours truly for example. Although I once studied programming, I am not a developer. The creating I do...
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SQL is No Excuse to Avoid DevOps

A friend recently said to me, "We can't do DevOps, we use a SQL database." I nearly fell off my chair. Such a statement is wrong on many levels. "But you don't understand our situation!" he rebuffed. "DevOps means we'll be deploying new releases of our software more frequently! We can barely handle...
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Why Data Scientists Love Kubernetes

Let's start with an uncontroversial point: Software developers and system operators love Kubernetes as a way to deploy and manage applications in Linux containers. Linux containers provide the foundation for reproducible builds and deployments, but Kubernetes and its ecosystem provide essential...
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A. Joshipura
LF Networking became a catalyst for the telecom industry by creating an umbrella project under which various players can contribute and enrich the technologies involved.

The Telecom Industry Has Moved to Open Source

The telecom industry is at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution. Whether it’s connected IoT devices or mobile entertainment, the modern economy runs on the Internet. However, the backbone of networking has been running on legacy technologies. Some telecom companies are centuries old, and...
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