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Using Git
Jack Wallen walks you through the basics of getting Git up and running and using it with GitHub.

An Introduction to Using Git

If you’re a developer, then you know your way around development tools. You’ve spent years studying one or more programming languages and have perfected your skills. You can develop with GUI tools or from the command line. On your own, nothing can stop you. You code as if your mind and your fingers...
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Linux Apps on Chrome OS Coming to 18 More Chromebooks

Eighteen more Chromebooks are getting support for Linux apps on Chrome OS, with laptops based in Intel’s Apollo Lake architecture now able to run the applications, via XDA Developers. That list includes computers from Lenovo (Thinkpad 11e Chromebook), Acer (Chromebook Spin 11 and Chromebook 15),...
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Fuchsia
Google has added a Guest app to its Fuchsia OS to enable Linux apps to run within Fuchsia as a virtual machine.

Google’s Fuchsia Adds Emulator for Running Linux Apps

Google has added a Guest app to its emergent and currently open source Fuchsia OS to enable Linux apps to run within Fuchsia as a virtual machine (VM). The Guest app makes use of a library called Machina that permits closer integration with the OS than is available with typical emulators, according...
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Namib Linux
Namib Linux makes installing and using Arch Linux as simple as can be.

Namib Linux Makes Arch Linux a Dream for New Users

Let’s not mince words here. Arch Linux is a challenge to install. If it weren’t, we wouldn’t have so many distributions, such as Anarchy, which we covered previously, claiming to make Arch accessible for any user. Some of those distributions succeed and some fall flat. But few do as remarkable (...
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Android Oreo
Google has announced new requirements in Android 8.0 (Oreo) to build on Linux kernels no older than kernel 4.4. (Image source: Android.com)

Android Oreo Adds Linux Kernel Requirements and New Hardening Features

The Linux kernel continues to add security protections so developers don’t have to build them on their own. As a result, one of the first steps security experts recommend for protecting against embedded Linux malware threats is to work with the latest possible kernel release and then regularly...
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DIGIT games
Speedy application deployment, rollbacks, and scaling are important to DIGIT Game Studios.

How DIGIT Created High Availability on the Public Cloud to Keep Its Games Running

The mobile gaming company must deliver a seamless experience for its gamers and allow for spikes in player activity on its Massively Multiplayer Online gaming platform. That’s why the company built a high-availability infrastructure that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and allows them to launch a...
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How To Check Pokémon Go Server Status on Ubuntu

Playing Pokemon Go? This indicator applet for Ubuntu tells you when the game's servers are up and running so you can head out and catch em all.  Pokémon GO is ripping up the world right now, but trying to catch ’em all isn’t made easy thanks to continual server outages. Any wannabe trainers among...
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