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Tor onion router
Learn how to put your old Raspberry Pi to good use by turning it into a perfectly functioning Tor relay node in this tutorial.

Turn Your Raspberry Pi into a Tor Relay Node

If you’re anything like me, you probably got yourself a first- or second-generation Raspberry Pi board when they first came out, played with it for a...
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Get going with Git
Get trained and get going with Git and open source development with this new course from Linux Foundation training.

Get Essential Git, Linux, and Open Source Skills with New Training Course

Git, the version control system originally created by Linus Torvalds, has become the standard for collaborative software development and is used by...
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SBC survey
Complete the survey of hacker-friendly SBCs that run Linux or Android and be entered to win a free board.

Vote for Your Favorite Linux SBC and Be Entered to Win a Free Board

Vote for your favorite open-spec, Linux- or Android-ready single board computers priced under $200. It’s time again for LinuxGizmos’ annual reader...
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linux
Check out this month's popular content on Linux.com.

Free Resources for Open Source Leadership, AI, Networking, and More

May was the month for learning at Linux.com and The Linux Foundation, and we covered a range of topics and offered an array of free resources to help...
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disaster relief
The Linux Foundation, IBM, the United Nations, and others band together to use code to better anticipate natural disasters and help with humanitarian efforts.

This Week in Open Source News: The Linux Foundation Joins IBM In Pledging to Help Combat Natural Disasters

This week in open source and Linux news, The Linux Foundation joins IBM, the United Nations, and others in supporting an effort to use technology to...
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Cloud Foundry
Our recent Cloud Foundry tutorial series provided an overview of Cloud Foundry and how to get started using it to develop applications. Catch up on the whole series here.

Catch Up on the Cloud Foundry Training Series

We’ve been talking a lot about the cloud on Linux.com lately, with a look at the recent KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe in Copenhagen and new Linux...
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Linux Foundation Networking
LFN's membership continues to grow as Sprint comes aboard.

This Week in Open Source News: Sprint Joins LF Networking Fund, Blockchain Consolidation Predictions & More

This week in open source and Linux news, Hyperledger's Brian Behlendorf predicts blockchain consolidation, Sprint joins LFN and ORAN Alliance, AGL is...
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open governance
Join us Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 10:00 am Pacific for "Governance Models of Community-Driven Open Source Projects," a free webinar hosted by The Linux Foundation.

Free Webinar on Community-Driven Governance for Open Source Projects

Topics such as licensing and governance are complex but nonetheless critical considerations for open source projects. And, understanding and...
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KubeCon
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon was held last week in Copenhagen, Denmark; get details in this week's open source news. (Image courtesy of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.)

This Week in Open Source News: Microsoft Proves Linux Love, KubeCon Shows Impressive Growth & Influence & More

This week in our news roundup, Microsoft demonstrates its "open source love" with a Linux-friendly update to the Windows Notepad feature, KubeCon...
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VPN
Konstantin Ryabitsev shows how to use VPNs and Firejail to protect your Internet traffic and how to test whether your setup is sufficiently secure.

How and Why to Secure Your Linux System with VPN and Firejail

We have previously discussed VPNs and Firejail here on Linux.com, but here’s a quick refresher to help you remember why you would want to use these...
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