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Hands-On with First Lubuntu 18.10 Build Featuring the LXQt Desktop by Default

The Lubuntu development team promised to finally switch from LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) to the more modern and actively maintained LXQt (Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment), and the switch is now official. Lubuntu developer Simon Quigley approached us earlier today to inform that...
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Want to Debug Latency?

Measuring latency and being able to react to latency issues are getting equally complex as our systems got more complex. This article will help you how to navigate yourself at a latency problem and what you need to put in place to effectively do so. Latency So, what is latency? Latency is how long...
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What Is a Blockchain?

So, what is a blockchain? It's a complicated question because the inventor of Bitcoin, the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, didn't use the term in the original Bitcoin paper. For many, “the blockchain” is nothing more than a shorthand for "how Bitcoin works." But more usefully, the blockchain is a...
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Making Kubernetes Easier with Cloud Foundry Platform

Cloud-native technologies and architectures are the means by which more traditional businesses — like insurance, financial services or even heavy machinery — can transition from simply consuming cloud resources into operating like the cloud providers themselves. This is shifting the way they run...
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6 Key Data Strategy Considerations for Your Cloud-Native Transformation

Many organizations are making the move to cloud-native platforms as their strategy for digital transformation. cloud-native allows companies to deliver fast-responding, user-friendly applications with greater agility. However, the architecture of the data in support of cloud-native transformation...
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Addressing the Complexity of Big Data with Open Source

Just like a zoo with hundreds of different species and exhibits, the big data stack is created from more than 20 different projects developed by committers and contributors of the Apache Software Foundation. Each project has its own complex dependencies structure, which, in turn, build on one...
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A Guide to Git Branching

In this third article on getting started with Git, learn how to add and delete Git branches. In my two previous articles in this series, we started using Git and learned how to clone, modify, add, and delete Git files. In this third installment, we'll explore Git branching and why and how it is...
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How to Speak Linux

I didn’t even stop to imagine that people pronounced Linux commands differently until many years ago when I heard a co-worker use the word “vie” (as in "The teams will vie for the title") for what I’d always pronounced “vee I.” It was a moment I’ll never forget. ... Unix commands evolved with a...
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Containers and Microservices and Serverless, Oh My!

A new round of buzzword-heavy technologies are becoming relevant to—or at least discussed among—developers, operations professionals, and the tech staff who lead them. Need to come up to speed on the changing cloud and container trends and technologies? If you feel out of the loop, this tech-...
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Purism Partners with Nitrokey to Reinforce the Security of Their Linux Laptops

Purism, the maker of Linux-powered laptops, announced today that it partners with Nitrokey, a maker of Free Software and Open Hardware USB GPG SmartCards and Hardware Security Modules (HSMs), to create a GPG-based SmartCard called Purekey. Purism has always tried to offer its customers some of the...
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