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Writing SELinux Modules

SELinux struggles to cast off its image as difficult to maintain and the cause of potential application problems. Yet in recent years, much has changed for the better, especially with regard to usability. For example, modules have replaced its monolithic set of rules. If you want to develop a new...
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Linux desktops 2017
Jack Wallen looks at top desktop environments with the following characteristics in mind: evolution, usability, and modernity.

5 Linux Desktop Environments on the Rise for 2017

With each passing year, the Linux desktop ecosystem shifts and morphs from one darling to the next. Although it’s sometimes challenging to tell, from month to month, which desktop will reign as the fan favorite, there are always signs that a particular desktop is going to rise in market share....
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Learn more about your open source support options, including: self-support, community support, and commercial support.

Options for Open Source Software Support

If you’ve been following the work we’re doing around open source at Rogue Wave Software, you’ve probably heard us say that open source software (OSS) has “crossed the chasm” or is “eating the enterprise.”  Although the open source enterprise landscape is still truly nascent, there is no question...
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Pengutronix kernel hacker Jan Lübbe summarized growing security threats in embedded Linux and outlined a plan to keep long-life devices secure and fully functional in this talk from Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier

The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded...
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Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Munzali Garba

The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems. One of the most important offerings is its Linux Certification Program. The program is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that's hungry for your skills. How well...
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Who Contributes to the Linux Kernel?

While many people tend to think of open source projects as being developed by passionate volunteers, the Linux kernel is mostly developed by people who are paid by their employers to contribute. According to The Linux Foundation, since 2005, “some 14,000 individual developers from over 1,300...
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Writing SELinux Modules

SELinux struggles to cast off its image as difficult to maintain and the cause of potential application problems. Yet in recent years, much has changed for the better, especially with regard to usability. For example, modules have replaced its monolithic set of rules. If you want to develop a new...
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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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Linux can take some credit in Windows upping its gaming game.

This Week in Open Source News: Linux Forces Improved Windows Gaming, Blockchain's Importance Surges in 2017 & More

This week in Linux and OSS news, Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols explains why Linux is forcing Windows to up its gaming game, blockchain is especially important in the current sociopolitical climate, and more! Read on to keep on top of the most important tech stories. 1)  Linux can take some credit for...
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Dockerfile Security Tuneup

I recently watched 2 great talks on container security by Justin Cormack from Docker at Devoxx Belgium and Adrian Mouat from Container Solutions at GOTO Stockholm. We were following many of the suggestions but there was still room for improvement. So we decided it was good time to do a security...
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