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2019 Predictions About Artificial Intelligence That Will Make Your Head Spin

Whether praised as a panacea for greater business efficiency or the feared as the demise of humanity,  Artificial Intelligence is upon us and will impact business and society at large in ways that we can only begin to imagine. Fasten your seatbelts. Here's what a few influencers in the arena say is...
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Linux Desktop Environments: Pantheon, Trinity, LXDE

Our article “Best Linux Desktop Environments: Strong and Stable” surveyed 9 strong and stable Linux desktop environments (DEs). Due to popular demand, this article extends that survey with 3 other desktops: Pantheon, Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE), and LXDE. We examine their features, user...
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How to Bring Good Fortune to Your Linux Terminal

It's December, and if you haven't found a tech advent calendar that sparks your fancy yet, well, maybe this one will do the trick. Every day, from now to the 24th, we're bringing you a different Linux command-line toy. What's a command-line toy, you ask? It could be a game or any simple diversion...
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Living Open Source in Zambia

In a previous article I've announced my sponsorship project, where I offered to help a motivated young Linux Professional getting certified. I found an ideal candidate, and he has taken the RHCSA exam, and now we're ready to take the next step. Santos Chibenga from Zambia is so engaged in the local...
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Critical Vulnerability Allows Kubernetes Node Hacking

Kubernetes has received fixes for one of the most serious vulnerabilities ever found in the project to date. If left unpatched, the flaw could allow attackers to take over entire compute nodes. “With a specially crafted request, users that are allowed to establish a connection through the...
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AI in 2019: 8 Trends to Watch

Forget the job-stealing robot predictions. Let's focus on artificial intelligence trends – around talent, security, data analytics, and more – that will matter to IT leaders. We decided to focus on the trends that matter most urgently to IT leaders – you don’t need another “AI is taking over the...
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STIBP, Collaborate, and Listen: Linus Floats Linux Kernel That 'Fixes' Intel CPUs' Spectre Slowdown

Linus Torvalds has stuck to his “no swearing” resolution with his regular Sunday night Linux kernel release candidate announcement. Probably the most important aspect of the weekend's release candidate is that it, in a way, improves the performance of STIBP, which is a mitigation that stops malware...
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How to do Basic Math in Linux Command Line

The Linux bash, or the command line, lets you perform both basic and complex arithmetic and boolean operations. The commands like expr, jot, bc and, factor etc, help you in finding optimal mathematical solutions to complex problems. In this article, we will describe these commands and present...
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What's New in Bash Parameter Expansion

The bash man page is close to 40K words. It's not quite War and Peace, but it could hold its own in a rack of cheap novels. Given the size of bash's documentation, missing a useful feature is easy to do when looking through the man page. For that reason, as well as to look for new features,...
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Add It Up: Serverless vs. Kubernetes vs. Containers

Has “serverless” surpassed containers? Will Kubernetes be the center of the universe for developers? Regardless of the technical benefits, your personal investment in the technologies impact your point of view. Containers have the edge according to a survey conducted for our ebook about serverless...
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