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Linux installation best practices for workstation security vary by distribution. But, in general, there are some essential steps to take. Some are pretty obvious (i.e., choose good passphrases), while others are more involved.

Security Tips for Installing Linux on Your SysAdmin Workstation

Once you’ve chosen a Linux distro that meets all the security guidelines set out in our last article, you’ll need to install the distro on your workstation. Linux installation security best practices vary, depending on the distribution. But, in general, there are some essential steps to take: ...
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Manasi Navare
Manasi Navare describes her journey of creating a patch to fix DisplayPort issues and offers some general tips for the Linux kernel upstreaming process.

Fixing the Linux Graphics Kernel for True DisplayPort Compliance, Or: How to Upstream a Patch

If you’ve ever hooked up a Linux computer to a DisplayPort monitor and encountered only a flickering or blank screen, we’ve got good news for you. A graphics kernel developer at Intel's Open Source Technology Center has solved the problem with a patch that will go into Linux 4.12. Manasi Navare’s...
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Chain of Command Example

The idea is that a cache is often first because it's so fast. We can, of course, write a giant master function with other functions.. One objective of the chain of command design pattern is to be able to write a bunch of functions that link together and form a chain of alternative implementations....
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Jim Zemlin
As the open source community continues to grow, Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation, says the Foundation’s goal remains the same: to create a sustainable ecosystem for open source technology through good governance and innovation.

Open Source State of the Union

The Linux Foundation is on track to break the 1,000 participating organizations mark some time in 2017 and has set its sights on bringing more new and diverse voices into open source technology through training and outreach efforts. Even as the open source community continues to grow, Executive...
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Cloud Foundry Launches Its Developer Certification Program

Cloud Foundry, a massive open source project that allows enterprises to host their own platform-as-a-service for running cloud applications in their own data center or in a public cloud, today announced the launch of its “Cloud Foundry Certified Developer” program. The Cloud Foundry Foundation...
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A New Home for Google Open Source

Free and open source software has been part of our technical and organizational foundation since Google’s early beginnings. From servers running the Linux kernel to an internal culture of being able to patch any other team's code, open source is part of everything we do. In return, we've released...
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Security Orchestration and Incident Response

Last month at the RSA Conference, I saw a lot of companies selling security incident response automation. Their promise was to replace people with computers ­-- sometimes with the addition of machine learning or other artificial intelligence techniques ­-- and to respond to attacks at computer...
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Containerization Leaders Explore Possible Standardized Data Storage Interface

A group of engineers from every leading container orchestrator maker have gathered together, virtually, around an initiative to explore a common lexicon for container-based data storage. Initially proposed by Mesosphere’s Benjamin Hindman, the Container Storage Interface initiative — which, for now...
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The Zephyr Project: An RTOS for IoT

How do you develop and sustain an operating system primed for the continuously evolving nature of the internet of things? You model it, in part, on the highly successful Linux platform, which is exactly the tactic of the Zephyr Project, an open, real-time operating system overseen by the nonprofit...
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Becoming an Agile Leader, Part 5: Learning to Learn

To summarize: your Agile transformation is stuck. You’ve thought about your why, as in Becoming an Agile Leader, Part 1: Define Your Why. You’ve started to measure possibilities. You have an idea of who you might talk with as in Becoming an Agile Leader, Part 2: Who to Approach. You’ve considered ...
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