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Linux is still the standard

Linux not only paved the way for open source success, but has shaped how open source communities operate

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The five best Kubernetes security practices

Everyone is moving to containers for their programs, and to manage them, almost everyone is using Kubernetes. That leads to one big problem: How do you secure Kubernetes itself?

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Review: AWS Bottlerocket vs. Google Container-Optimized OS

Container-Optimized OS offers tremendous advantages for container workloads on Google Cloud Platform, but Bottlerocket is a better choice everywhere else

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Linus Torvalds longs for Apple’s ARM-based Mac

Linux founder looks forward to a powerful ARM desktop system that will ease ARM software development

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Open source should learn from Linux, not MySQL

When a single vendor owns an open source project, expect the community to look for alternatives

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How to use the ls command: 2-Minute Linux Tips

In this Linux tip, learn how to use the ls command. The ls command is one of the most basic commands. It’s used to list files and it has some very useful options.

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How to use the ssh keygen command: 2-Minute Linux Tips

In this Linux tip, learn how to use the ssh-keygen command. It’s used to create a set of public/private keys that you can use in place of passwords to either log into a system or run commands remotely.

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How to background a process: 2-Minute Linux Tips

In this Linux tip, learn how you can move a running task into the background and what that means. Once you use the bg command, you have the ability to run other commands.

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How to use the lsof command: 2-Minute Linux Tips

In this Linux tip, learn how to use the lsof (list open files) command. To properly list all open files, you should use sudo. Otherwise you’re likely to run into a lot of Permission Denied warnings.

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How to use apparmor: 2-Minute Linux Tips

In this Linux tip, learn about apparmor. It’s a security module that runs by default on certain Linux systems – like newer Ubuntu and Debian. Apparmor enforces restrictions using file system paths while SELinux applies security labels...

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How to use the wget command: 2-Minute Linux Tips

In this Linux tip, learn the wget command. It makes downloading pages from web sites – even recursively – very easy. Keep in mind that this command downloads whatever html code defines the page.

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How to use the du command: 2-Minute Linux Tips

In this Linux tip, we’re going to look at the du command that reports on disk usage – whether individual files or directories.

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How to use the split command: 2-Minute Linux Tips

In this Linux tip, we’re going to look at the split command that breaks files into pieces --according to your instructions if you like -- and gives the pieces sequential names.

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How to use the date command: 2-Minute Linux Tips

In this Linux tip, learn how to use the date command. In its simplest form, it provides the date and time in a nice format, including the time zone.

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How to use the bmon command: 2-Minute Linux Tips

In this Linux tip, learn how to use the bmon command. It’s a graphical tool for looking at network bandwidth.

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How to use the uniq command: 2-Minute Linux Tips

In this Linux tip, learn how to use the uniq command. It’s a command that’s very useful when you want to reduce or summarize information.

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How to use the screen command: 2-Minute Linux Tips

In this Linux tip, learn how to use the screen command. It's a command that allows you to detach an SSH session and then reconnect to it.

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How to use the tee command: 2-Minute Linux Tips

In this Linux tip, learn how to use the tee command. It’s a very simple command that allows you to run some other command and send its output both to the screen and to a file at the same time.

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