GNOME and KDE team up on the Linux desktop, docs for Nvidia GPUs open up, a powerful new way to scan for firmware vulnerabilities, and more news
Aug17

GNOME and KDE team up on the Linux desktop, docs for Nvidia GPUs open up, a powerful new way to scan for firmware vulnerabilities, and more news

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look two new powerful data visualization tools, Nvidia open sourcing GPU documentation, exciting new tooling to secure firmware for self-driving cars, and more! read...

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Writing Kubernetes controllers the wrong way is still useful
Aug17

Writing Kubernetes controllers the wrong way is still useful

When you try to shoehorn an idea, approach, or code into a situation that’s not expecting it, you get surprising and fun results. In his Lightning Talk at the 17th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE 17x), “Writing Kubernetes controllers ‘the wrong way’ is still useful,” sysadmin Chris McEniry shares his experience with an out-of-cluster etcd-controller. read...

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How to encrypt files with gocryptfs on Linux
Aug16

How to encrypt files with gocryptfs on Linux

Gocryptfs is a Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE)-mounted file-level encryption program. FUSE-mounted means that the encrypted files are stored in a single directory tree that is mounted, like a USB key, using the FUSE interface. This allows any user to do the mount—you don’t need to be root. Because gocryptfs encrypts at the file level, synchronization operations that copy your files can work efficiently on each file. read...

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How to plan your next IT career move
Aug16

How to plan your next IT career move

Being part of technology-oriented communities has been an essential part of my career development. The first community that made a difference for me was focused on virtualization. Less than a year into my first career-related job, I met a group of friends who were significant contributors to this “vCommunity,” and I found their enthusiasm to be contagious. That began our daily “nerd herd,” where a...

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Designing open audio hardware as DIY kits
Aug16

Designing open audio hardware as DIY kits

Previously in this series about people who are developing audio technology in the open, I interviewed Juan Rios, developer and maintainer of Guayadeque and Sander Jansen, developer and maintainer of Goggles Music Manager. These conversations have broadened my thinking and helped me enjoy their software even more than before. read...

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Happy anniversary GNOME: What's your favorite version?
Aug15

Happy anniversary GNOME: What's your favorite version?

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the first GNOME release. To celebrate, we want to hear from you. What’s your favorite GNOME version? And what does your favorite version say about you? Are you change-averse or are you a pioneer of new releases? Take our poll! read...

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