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This Week in Open Source News: OSS is the Enterprise's New Norm, Bulgaria's Government Mandates Open Source, & More

1) Splice Machine's decision to go open source reminds us that OSS is the new normal.  Has Open Source Become the Default Business Model for Enterprise Software?- ZDNet coat_of_arms_of_bulgaria.png The Bulgarian government kicks off a new open source software "experiment." Used...
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Learn how to encrypt your flash drives with two simple tools and these easy steps from Jack Wallen.

Easily Encrypt your Flash Drives with Linux

If you travel with sensitive data, you know there are always risks that your information could be lost or stolen. Depending on the nature of your data, that could be a disaster. To that end, you might want to consider encrypting those flash drives. Once encrypted, a passphrase will be required to...
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Dustin Kirkland
Canonical developer Dustin Kirkland is a space cowboy on the great Ubuntu-on-Windows frontier.

Howdy, Ubuntu on Windows! An Intro From Canonical's Dustin Kirkland

Hi there!  My name is Dustin Kirkland, a Linux user for nearly 20 years, and an open source developer for almost as long.  I worked on Linux at IBM for most of a decade, on site at Red Hat for a bit, and now at Canonical for nearly another decade.  I started at Canonical as an engineer on the...
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OpenVPN - Secure your Server Administration with Multiplatform VPN Connection

OpenVPN is a full-featured SSL VPN which implements the OSI layer 2 or 3 secure network extension by using the industry standard SSL/TLS protocol. For this tutorial, we are going to use a Debian or Ubuntu server. You can use any server you already have in production. Read the full article
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How to Encrypt Directories with eCryptfs on Ubuntu 16.04

This tutorial shows how to use eCryptfs to encrypt a directory on Ubuntu 16.04. eCryptfs is a POSIX-compliant enterprise-class stacked cryptographic filesystem for Linux. You can use it to encrypt partitions and also directories that don't use a partition of their own, no matter the underlying...
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Canonical-Pivotal Partnership Makes Ubuntu Preferred Linux Distro for Cloud Foundry

Pivotal, developers of the Cloud Foundry open source cloud development platform and Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, announced a partnership today where Ubuntu becomes the preferred operating system for Cloud Foundry. In fact, the two companies have been BFFs...
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End of an Era: Linux Distributions Will Soon Stop Supporting 32-Bit PCs

AMD and Intel released the first 64-bit CPUs for consumers back in 2003 and 2004. Now, more than a decade later, Linux distributions are looking at winding down support for 32-bit hardware. Google already took this leap back in 2015, dumping 32-bit versions of Chrome for Linux. Ubuntu is just the...
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Linux’s RPM/deb Split Could Be Replaced By Flatpak vs. Snap

Linux developers are going to have more than one choice for building secure, cross-distribution applications. Ubuntu's "snap" applications recently went cross-platform, having been ported to other Linux distros including Debian, Arch, Fedora, and Gentoo. The goal is to simplify packaging of...
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Mark Shuttleworth delivers a keynote at Apache Big Data in Vancouver in May.

Removing Operational Friction Will Free Big Data To Do Big Things, Says Mark Shuttleworth

Good code is cheap; it’s operational knowledge that’s holding back big data from solving the great problems of our time. Solving those operational difficulties with a modular, easy-to-use system was the solution Mark Shuttleworth laid out in his keynote entitled “More Fun, Less Friction” at Apache...
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5 Reasons to Install Linux on Your Laptop

You can choose something other than MacOS or Windows 10 when it comes to an operating system for your computer. If you’re prepared to be a little more adventurous, Linux has plenty of great features that will save you time and make working a little less dull. The best part is that Live...
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