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IBM-Red Hat deal: What the companies say

IBM says Red Hat will continue to be a contributor to the open-source community and that Red Hat will continue its commitments with current partners even after IBM buys the company for 34 billion in the second half of 2019.

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Ubuntu's Cosmic Cuttlefish brings performance improvements and more

The latest and greatest release of Canonical's Ubuntu, nicknamed "Cosmic Cuttlefish" became available just recently. Images are available for all major public clouds. In addition, it provides improved gaming performance, a huge array...


Using nmap on your home network

While nmap is generally used to probe business networks and perform security reviews, the tool can also provide interesting details on your systems and devices at home.

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Red Hat underpins the growing importance of Linux and open source

Red Hat's new vice president and general manager of its RHEL Business Unit, Stefanie Chiras, enthusiastically embraces the growing importance of Linux.

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Making better use of your Linux logs

Log files on Linux can provide a lot of useful information on what's happening on your system. These commands can help you sort through the data and pinpoint problems.

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The future of networking: Open source networking is the 'new norm'

Open source networking has become the "new norm," and many at the recent Open Networking Summit Europe said they’re seeing it play out in the industry.

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Cisco unearths 13 'High Impact' IOS vulnerabilities you need to patch now

Cisco has exposed 13 vulnerabilities in its IOS and IOS XE switch and router operating software that the company said should be patched as soon as possible. The vulnerabilities were detailed in Cisco’s twice-yearly dump of IOS...

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Fedora Project announces availability of Fedora 29 beta

The Fedora 29 beta release is ready for downloading and testing, including new support for containers and better performance on Arm machines.

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Why Linux users should try Rust

Installing the Rust programming language on your Linux systems could turn out to be one of the more rewarding things you've done in years.

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Linux community acts after years of complaints like Sarah Sharp's

Years after Sarah Sharp stepped down from her direct work in the Linux kernel community because of abusive behavior, Linus Torvalds has stepped away and the community adopted a Code of Conduct.


How to list repositories on Linux

Use these commands to get insights on repositories that contain OS updates and applications and how that information is stored on your system.

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Linux tricks that can save you time and trouble

Some command line tricks can make you even more productive on the Linux command line.

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How to pin a pile of addresses onto a Google map

How to take a list of names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses and turn it into a Google map.


Linux kernel 4.18: Better security, leaner code

The latest version of the Linux kernel cleans out nearly 100K lines of code, adds file encryption and the Berkeley Packet Filter, plus makes a nod to gamers and mobile devices.

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Is the Linux 4.18 kernel heading your way?

The recently released 4.18 Linux kernel has already moved up to 4.18.5. How soon it lands on your system or network depends a lot on which Linux distributions you use.


How the L1 Terminal Fault vulnerability affects Linux systems

The L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) affects Intel processors and thereby Linux systems. Learn what this vulnerability is all about and what Linux users should do about it.

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Examining partitions on Linux systems

Linux systems provide many ways to look at disk partitions. Here's a look at commands you can use to display useful information -- each providing a different format and with a different focus.

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How to display data in a human-friendly way on Linux

Many Linux commands now have options to make their output a little easier to digest. Here's a look at some that bring out the friendliness of our favorite operating system.

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How to query your Linux system kernel

What can your Linux system tell you about the Linux kernel it's using? Let's do a little probing and see.

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How to use the gpg command to encrypt Linux files

Encryption commands such as gpg can be used to secure your most sensitive files on Linux systems.

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