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‘You are Not Expected to Understand This’: An Explainer on Unix’s Most Notorious Code Comment

The phrase “You are Not Expected to Understand This” is probably the most famous comment in the history of Unix. And last month, at the Systems We Love conference in San Francisco, systems researcher Arun Thomas explained to an audience exactly what it was that they weren’t supposed to understand....
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Jack Wallen considers which Linux distributions are best designed for new users coming from different environments.

Best Linux Distributions for New Users

Ah, the age-old question...one that holds far more importance than simply pointing out which Linux distribution is a fan-favorite. Why is that? Let me set the stage: You have a user—one who has, most likely, spent the majority of their time in front of either a Windows or Mac machine—and they’ve...
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The Hard Truths about Microservices and Software Delivery

Everybody’s talking about Microservices right now. But are you having trouble figuring out what it means for you?  At the recent LISA conference, I had the pleasure of giving a joint talk with Avan Mathur, Product Manager of ElectricFlow, on Microservices. With Microservices, what was once one...
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Effective Application Security Testing in DevOps Pipelines

Before considering what it means to have application security testing integrated into the DevOps Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline, it is worth asking why it is valuable to integrate application security testing into these pipelines in the first place.  A fundamental tenet...
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Ubuntu-Based Ultimate Edition 5.0 Gamers Distribution Is Out for Linux Gaming

It's been almost three months since we last heard something from TheeMahn, the developer of the Ultimate Edition (formerly Ubuntu Ultimate Edition) operating system, a fork of Ubuntu and Linux Mint, but we've been tipped by one of our readers about the availability of Ultimate Edition 5.0 Gamers....
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The Current State of Machine Intelligence 3.0

Almost a year ago, we published our now-annual landscape of machine intelligence companies, and goodness have we seen a lot of activity since then. This year’s landscape has a third more companiesthan our first one did two years ago, and it feels even more futile to try to be comprehensive, since...
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Valve Finally Makes Steam Work Out of the Box with Open-Source Graphics Drivers

The new Steam Client Beta update brings quite a lot of changes (see them all in the changelog attached at the end of the story), but we're very interested in the Linux ones, which appear to let Steam work out of the box with open-source graphics drivers on various modern GNU/Linux distributions,...
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Go paperless: How to install and use LogicalDOC for document management in Linux

Both large companies and small business tend to accumulate a large and ever-growing pile of documents in paper form. In time, this may make it somewhat difficult to locate and preserve a given record and cause continuing expenses in printing materials. To overcome these challenges (and all others...
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Top 50 Developer Tools of 2016

Want to know exactly which tools should be on your radar in 2017? Our 3rd annual StackShare Awards do just that! We’ve analyzed thousands of data points to bring you rankings for the hottest tools, including: Application & Data Tool of the Year Utility Tool of the Year DevOps Tool of the Year...
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Python client for Kubernetes
Sebastien Goasguen takes the new Python client for Kubernetes for a spin.

Enjoy Kubernetes with Python

Over the past few years it seems that every cool and trending project is using Golang, but I am a Python guy and I feel a bit left out! Kubernetes is no stranger to this, it is written in Go, and most clients that you will find are based on the Go client. Building a Kubernetes client has become...
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