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Secure Nginx with Let's Encrypt on Debian 9

Let’s Encrypt is a free and open certificate authority developed by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). Certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt are trusted by almost all browsers today. In this tutorial, we will explain how to use the Certbot tool to obtain a free SSL certificate for Nginx on...
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Pop!_OS
If you're looking for an environment that's perfected suited for development work, Jack says you won’t find a better option than Pop!_OS.

Top 5 Linux Distributions for Productivity

I have to confess, this particular topic is a tough one to address. Why? First off, Linux is a productive operating system by design. Thanks to an incredibly reliable and stable platform, getting work done is easy. Second, to gauge effectiveness, you have to consider what type of work you need a...
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Prototyping IoT Applications using Beaglebone and Debian

The recent emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and associated applications into the mainstream means more developers will be required to develop these systems in the coming years. Developers without traditional embedded systems backgrounds are being asked to build applications to meet...
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Debian 9.5 Released: “Rock Solid” GNU/Linux Distro Arrives With Spectre v2 Fix

Following the fourth point release of Debian 9 “stretch” in March, the developers of the popular GNU/Linux distro have shipped the latest update to its stable distribution. For those who don’t know, Debian 9 is an LTS version that’ll remain supported for 5 years. As one would expect, this point...
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Devuan 2.0 Is a Debian Fork for Linux Users Who Want to Avoid systemd

Devuan is a fork of Debian that eschews the Red Hat-developed systemd init system in favor of alternatives such as sysvinit, among others. Unlike the Mir vs. Wayland controversy, the use of systemd has impacted enterprise servers, which have highly customized init scripts that are challenging to...
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Tiny, Rugged IoT Gateways Offer 10-Year Linux Support

Moxa announced a line of rugged, compact “UC 2100” IoT gateways that run 10-year available Moxa Industrial Linux and optional ThingsPro Gateway middleware on a Cortex-A8 SoC.Moxa announced the UC-2100 Series industrial IoT gateways along with its new UC 3100 and UC 5100 Series, but it offered...
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Hands-On: Installing Five Different Linux Distributions on my New HP Laptop

I've just picked up a new laptop, and I have to say at first glance, it looks like a real beauty. It's an HP 15-bs166nz, which I got at one of the large electronic chains here in Switzerland for CHF 649.- (approximately £500 / €560 / $685). That's supposedly half-price, if you believe their list...
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Linux distros for devs
Jack Wallen looks at some of the best LInux distributions for development efforts.

The 5 Best Linux Distributions for Development

When considering Linux, there are so many variables to take into account. What package manager do you wish to use? Do you prefer a modern or old-standard desktop interface? Is ease of use your priority? How flexible do you want your distribution? What task will the distribution serve? It is that...
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First Impressions: Asus Tinkerboard and Docker

I've spent many hours playing with both 32-bit and 64-bit ARM System-on-Chip (SoC) boards, so you may be wondering why I ordered another - the Asus Tinkerboard. Well here are my first impressions with the board as I try to get Docker and Kubernetes up and running. Highlights The Asus Tinkerboard...
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Linux distros 2018
Jack Wallen shares his picks for the best Linux distributions for 2018.

The Best Linux Distributions for 2018

It’s a new year and the landscape of possibility is limitless for Linux. Whereas 2017 brought about some big changes to a number of Linux distributions, I believe 2018 will bring serious stability and market share growth—for both the server and the desktop. For those who might be looking to migrate...
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