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Ensono M.O.

Linux Journal - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 09:22

Application performance in hybrid IT environments typically has been a function of simple infrastructure provisioning. This limited approach cannot manage complex resources in real time nor ensure optimal, dynamic application performance, asserts hybrid IT services provider Ensono. more>>

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Understanding OpenStack's Success

Linux Journal - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 06:51

At the time I got into the data storage industry, I was working with and developing RAID and JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) controllers for 2 Gbit Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN). This was a time before "The Cloud". Things were different—so were our users. There was comfort in buying from a single source or single vendor. more>>

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Natalie Rusk's Scratch Coding Cards (No Starch Press)

Linux Journal - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:02

The phrase "Learn to Program One Card at a Time" plays the role of subtitle and friendly invitation from Scratch Coding Cards, a colorful collection of activities that introduce children to creative coding. more>>

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Own Your DNS Data

Linux Journal - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 09:56

I honestly think most people simply are unaware of how much personal data they leak on a daily basis as they use their computers. Even if they have some inkling along those lines, I still imagine many think of the data they leak only in terms of individual facts, such as their name or where they ate lunch. more>>

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IGEL Universal Desktop Converter

Linux Journal - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:17

IGEL Technology's next-generation Universal Desktop Converter 3 (UDC3) is a powerful and universally deployable managed thin-client solution, a low-cost alternative to desktop hardware solutions. more>>

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Simple Server Hardening

Linux Journal - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 08:12

These days, it's more important than ever to tighten up the security on your servers, yet if you were to look at several official hardening guides, they read as though they were written for Red Hat from 2005. That's because they were written for Red Hat in 2005 and updated here and there through the years. more>>

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Server Technology's HDOT Alt-Phase Switched POPS PDU

Linux Journal - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 04:59

Server Technology says that although the engineering challenge was significant—adding per outlet power measurement into its popular High-Density Outlet Technology (HDOT) power distribution unit (PDU) family—product quality and manufacturability were not sacrificed. more>>

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Bash Shell Script: Building a Better March Madness Bracket

Linux Journal - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 09:46

Last year, I wrote an article for Linux Journal titled "Building Your March Madness Bracket" My article was timely, arriving just in time for the "March Madness" college basketball series. more>>

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Nventify's Imagizer Cloud Engine

Linux Journal - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 10:11

Organizations that rely on compelling imagery to help clients make informed decisions face challenges presenting it appropriately across devices. To assist, Nventify launched Imagizer Cloud Engine, a new cloud-based image manipulation platform that removes the complexities of dynamically delivering best-sized images to end users. more>>

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From vs. to + for Microsoft and Linux

Linux Journal - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 05:51

In November 2016, Microsoft became a platinum member of the Linux Foundation, the primary sponsor of top-drawer Linux talent (including Linus), as well as a leading organizer of Linux conferences and source of Linux news. more>>

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Teradici's Cloud Access Platform: "Plug & Play" Cloud for the Enterprise

Linux Journal - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 12:51

Teradici's Cloud Access Software and Cloud Access Platform enables enterprises and solution providers to migrate desktops, workstations, workloads, workflows, and graphics-intensive applications to any cloud, public or private – including, for the first time, Linux instances. more>>

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The Weather Outside Is Frightful (Or Is It?)

Linux Journal - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 10:03

Blistery cold weather is sinking in, which ought to ignite an instinctual desire to get your house in order and monitor it so the water pipes don't freeze and burst. So, let's take a timely look at a project setting up some temperature probes in various areas, reading them and reporting in a custom dashboard. more>>

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Understanding Firewalld in Multi-Zone Configurations

Linux Journal - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 07:27

Stories of compromised servers and data theft fill today's news. It isn't difficult for someone who has read an informative blog post to access a system via a misconfigured service, take advantage of a recently exposed vulnerability or gain control using a stolen password. more>>

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Linux Journal February 2017

Linux Journal - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 14:53
Everything Is Data, Data Is Everything

It doesn't take more than a glance at the current headlines to see data security is a vital part of almost everything we do. more>>

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Non-Linux FOSS: Control Web-Based Music!

Linux Journal - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 08:26

I like Pandora. I like it because it doesn't require me to know anything other than whether I like the current song. I'm sure other music services offer more features or a larger catalog, but Pandora is simple. So am I. more>>

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SoftMaker's FlexiPDF

Linux Journal - Mon, 01/30/2017 - 09:21

Editing PDFs is now as easy as word processing. This is SoftMaker's promise thanks to its new FlexiPDF 2017, a new PDF editor that "masters the creation of new PDF files as well as the editing of text, graphics and drawings in existing ones". more>>

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Buddy Platform Limited's Parse on Buddy Service

Linux Journal - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 12:53

With Facebook's Parse mobile back end as a service shutting down, developers are in a bind. The vise is squeezing tighter since the open-source Parse Server product released by Facebook, asserts Buddy Platform Limited, was not designed to support high volume, commercial-grade apps from organizations seeking the breadth of the original platform. more>>

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A Switch for Your RPi

Linux Journal - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 07:51

In a previous article, I talked about an add-on card for the Raspberry Pi called the ControlBlock. It allows game controllers to be connected as regular joystick devices, but it also has a really incredible power switch feature. more>>

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Gordon H. Williams' Making Things Smart (Maker Media, Inc.)

Linux Journal - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 10:48

Pretty much anything in the O'Reilly spin-off Make: series is like catnip to us Linux cats, and the new book Making Things Smart is no exception. The book is subtitled Easy Embedded ARM Programming For Transforming Everyday Objects Into Intelligent Machines and is authored by Gordon H. Williams. more>>

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SNMP

Linux Journal - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 09:28

How would you find out how much RAM is free on your Linux desktop? That's a really easy question with a lot of answers—free, any of the implementations of top and Glances all are valid responses. more>>

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