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Subgraph OS
Jack Wallen says Subgraph is a seriously promising security-focused distro. (Image: courtesy Subgraph OS)

Subgraph: This Security-Focused Distro Is Malware’s Worst Nightmare

By design, Linux is a very secure operating system. In fact, after 20 years of usage, I have personally experienced only one instance where a Linux machine was compromised. That instance was a server hit with a rootkit. On the desktop side, I’ve yet to experience an attack of any kind.That doesn’t...
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Kali Linux 2017.3 Hands-On: The Best Alternative to Raspbian for Your Raspberry Pi

The latest release of this excellent security, forensic, and penetration testing Linux distribution is everything I have come to expect from the software and more, with both PC (32 and 64 bit) and Raspberry Pi images. The new release, 2017.3, is primarily a roll-up, incorporating all patches and...
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Find the Perfect Kubernetes Distribution

There are many different types of Kubernetes distributions in the container orchestration realm. They range from fully community produced to fully commercial and vary according to the tools and features they offer, as well as the levels of abstraction and control the provide. So which Kubernetes ...
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Migrating to LInux
Installing and using Linux on your main desktop will help you quickly become familiar with the methods and tools you need.

Migrating to Linux: Disks, Files, and Filesystems

This is the second article in our series on migrating to Linux. If you missed the first one, you can find it here. As mentioned previously, there are several reasons why you might want to migrate to Linux. You might be using or developing code for Linux in your job, or you might just want to try...
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Photon OS
Jack Wallen says Photon OS is an outstanding platform, geared specifically for containers.

Photon Could Be Your New Favorite Container OS

Containers are all the rage, and with good reason. As discussed previously, containers allow you to quickly and easily deploy new services and applications onto your network, without requiring too much in the way of added system resources. Containers are more cost-effective than using dedicated...
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Ubuntu Desktops Compared

The Ubuntu desktop has evolved a lot over the years. Ubuntu started off with GNOME 2, then moved onto Unity. From there, it came home to its roots with the GNOME 3 desktop. In this article, we'll look at the Ubuntu desktops and compare them. Ubuntu official – now with GNOME 3 Ubuntu moving on from...
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Linux maestro Linus Torvalds announced Linux 4.14 and explains that fuzzing will help developers catch bugs before sharing software.

This Week in Open Source News: Linux 4.14 Means Tighter Security, Hyperledger Adds Quilt Project & More

This week in open source and Linux news, Linus Torvalds reveals that fuzzing is improving security in Linux, Hyperledger announces a new sub-project and member, and more! Read on to stay in the open source know.  1) Linux 4.14 release candidate five is out and with it comes a steady stream of...
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NixOS
Configuration is key to a successful installation of NixOS.

NixOS Linux Lets You Configure Your OS Before Installing

I’ve been using Linux for a very long time. Over the years, I’ve been incredibly happy with how the open source landscape has evolved. One particular area that has come quite a long way is the installation of various distributions. Once upon a time, installing Linux was a task best left to those...
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​Serious Linux Kernel Security Bug Fixed

Linux server administrators will want to patch their systems as soon as possible. Sometimes old fixed bugs come back to bite us. That's the case with CVE-2017-1000253, a Local Privilege Escalation Linux kernel bug. ... The problem is that the bug lived on in long-term support (LTS) versions of...
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​SUSE Introduces New Container Management Service for IaaS and PaaS clouds

Like many other companies, SUSE has decided Kubernetes is the future of container orchestration. At SUSECon in Prague, the oldest Linux company announced the release of SUSE CaaS [Container-as-a-Service] Platform 2, its Kubernetes-based CaaS container management program for Infrastructure-as-a-...
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