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“I Am A Mainframer” Interview Series: IBM

In our second conversation of our “I Am A Mainframer” interview series, Jeffrey Frey talks with Emily K. Hugenbruch, OpenStack Cloud Enablement Engineer, z/VM and Software Engineer at IBM about the OpenStack Newton release and her overall career experience as a woman working in the mainframe space...
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Maciej Maciejewski
Maciej Maciejewski talks about Persistent Memory Usage at LinuxCon Europe.

Persistent Memory Usage in Linux

In most cases, when a machine crashes or fails, we lose whatever we had loaded into memory, which for some applications can result in quite a bit of time and effort to recover when the system comes back online. At LinuxCon Europe, Maciej Maciejewski, Senior Software Engineer at Intel, talked about...
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OpenStack Sets its Sights on the Next Generation of Private Clouds

Today, the OpenStack Foundation is launching the latest version of its platform that allows enterprises to run an AWS-like cloud computing platform in their data centers. Ocata, as the 15th release of OpenStack is called, arrives after only a four-month release cycle, which is a bit faster than its...
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5 Essential Skills for Becoming a Mobile Application Developer on Linux

As more and more people rely on their cellphones for conducting all kinds of business, mobile app development will only continue to increase in importance. Although they share quite a few similarities with desktop applications, mobile apps present their own set of challenges and particularities....
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Memory Error Detection Using GCC

GCC has a rich set of features designed to help detect many kinds of programming errors. Of particular interest are those that corrupt the memory of a running program and, in some cases, makes it vulnerable to security threats. Since 2006, GCC has provided a solution to detect and prevent a subset...
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Workstation Security Checklist
In this new blog series, we’ll lay out a set of baseline recommendations for Linux workstation security to help systems administrators avoid the most glaring security errors without too much inconvenience.

3 Security Features to Consider When Choosing a Linux Workstation

Learn how to work from anywhere and keep your data, identity, and sanity. DOWNLOAD NOW If your systems administrators are remote workers, you may wish to establish a set of guidelines to help ensure that their workstations pass core security requirements. This will help reduce the risk that they...
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Open source cloud
Here are some of the very best free guides to popular, open cloud-centric tools, ranging from OpenStack to ownCloud:

Master the Open Cloud with Free, Community-Driven Guides

One of the common criticisms of open source in general, especially when it comes to open cloud platforms such as OpenStack and ownCloud, is lack of truly top-notch documentation and training resources. The criticism is partly deserved, but there are some free documentation resources that benefit...
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Vim is so flexible you can make it do just about anything with a minimum number of keystrokes.

An Introduction to Vim for Sysadmins

Why, you ask, should anyone care about Vim? It's complex, it's so old it's a fossil, and you like Kate/Leafpad/Geany/Gedit/Nano/Jed/Lime/Emacs/what-have-you, and the Linux world is cram-full of great text editors, so why bother with Vim? The main reason it is included in nearly all Linux...
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10 Most Common Reasons Kubernetes Deployments Fail (Part 1)

I've catalogued the most common reasons Kubernetes Deployments fail, and I'm sharing my troubleshooting playbook with you! Without further ado, here are the 10 most common reasons Kubernetes Deployments fail: 1. Wrong Container Image / Invalid Registry Permissions Two of the most common problems...
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How to Contribute to Open Source

Want to contribute to open source? Here's a guide to making open source contributions, for first-timers and for veterans, including: Why contribute to open source? What it means to contribute How to orient yourself to a new project Finding a project to contribute to And more... Read more at GitHub
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