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SUSE Continues Working On Linux Core Scheduling For Better Security

Phoronix - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 20:55
SUSE and other companies like DigitalOcean have been working on Linux core scheduling to make virtualization safer particularly in light of security vulnerabilities like L1TF and MDS. The core scheduling work is about ensuring different VMs don't share a HT sibling but rather only the same VM / trusted applications run on siblings of a core...

Pre-Loaded Linux PCs Continue Increasing - TUXEDO Computers Sets Up New Offices

Phoronix - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 20:27
From System76 setting up their own manufacturing facility for Linux desktops to Dell offering more Linux laptop options, the demand for pre-loaded Linux PCs continues to increase. One of the smaller Linux PC vendors also now expanding is German-based TUXEDO Computers...

Shortwave Enters Beta As New GNOME Internet Radio Player

Phoronix - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 20:09
Shortwave is a new Internet radio player built for GNOME with GTK3 and has been in development the past year...

Cheat sheet for common Linux commands - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 16:02

The terminal is one of the most efficient ways to interact with a Linux computer. When you type a command into the shell, you tell your computer exactly what you want it to do, specifying both the source and destination of what you need done, and then there's no further interaction required. Every time you type a valid command into a shell, you're essentially programming, even though your program may only run for a millisecond.

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3 approaches to secrets management for Flatpak applications - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 16:01

Flatpak enables desktop applications to run in isolated sandboxes, which significantly improves security as it prevents applications from affecting one another and impacting the host system. In practice, however, typical applications still need to access services and user data that are shared among other applications and the host.

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A guide to intermediate awk scripting - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 16:00

This article explores awk's capabilities, which are easier to use now that you know how to structure your command into an executable script.

Logical operators and conditionals

You can use the logical operators and (written &&) and or (written ||) to add specificity to your conditionals.

For example, to select and print only records with the string "purple" in the second column and an amount less than five in the third column:

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How to Upgrade CentOS 7 to CentOS 8

Tecmint - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 15:01
In this article, you will learn how to upgrade CentOS 7 to CentOS 8. The steps described herein do not depict the official upgrade and this should not be applied to a production server...

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Continuing To Work On Python 2 Removal

Phoronix - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 14:40
The goal for Ubuntu 20.04 is to ship with Python 2 removed since Py2 will be end-of-life after the after the start of the year and this next Ubuntu Linux release is a Long-Term Support release, but there still are many Python 2 depending packages left currently in Debian unstable and Ubuntu's "Focal Fossa" archive...