Author Archives: Admin

Innersource: How to leverage open source in the enterprise

Companies of varying sizes across many industries are implementing innersource programs to drive greater levels of development collaboration and reuse. They ultimately seek to increase innovation; reduce time to market; grow, retain, and attract talent; and of course, delight their customers.In this article, I'll introduce innersource and some of its key facets and examine some […]

Using Redir to Alter Network Traffic: Part 1

There are times when, despite your best efforts, you have little choice but to put a quick workaround in place. Reconfiguring network-border firewalls or moving services between machines is simply not an option because the network’s topology is long established and definitely shouldn’t be messed about with.

What's New In Linux Lite 3.6

I have reviewed this Ubuntu based distro, Linux Lite before and concluded that it could be a great distro to start off with Linux and stay forever. In this article, I’m going to take a look at the latest version of Linux lite 3.6 which team recently released.

How to Setup Automatic Security Updates on CentOS 7

Security updates, as most of you’d agree, are very important. On Linux, it’s always advisable to keep the installed packages up to date, especially when it comes to security. In general, users should apply security updates to their Linux systems within 30 days of being released. In this tutorial, we will discuss how you can […]

A quick tour of MySQL 8.0 roles

This year at the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference in Dublin, I'll be discussing a new feature introduced in MySQL 8.0: roles. This is a new security and administrative feature that allows database administrators to simplify user management and increases the security of multi-user environments.read more

Linux friendly IoT gateway runs on 3.5-inch Bay Trail SBC

Win Enterprises’ rugged “Win IoT-380 Gateway” is built on a 3.5-inch – MB-80580 – SBC with an Atom E3826 SoC, dual GbE ports, mSATA, and optional WiFi and 3G. The Win IoT-380 Gateway is the first Internet of Things gateway we’ve seen from Win Enterprises, which says it’s built upon a 3.5-inch SBC.

Linux fmt command – usage and examples

Sometimes you may find yourself in a situation where-in the requirement is to format the contents of a text file. Gladly, there exists a command that can cater to at-least some of the text formatting requirements. The tool in question is dubbed fmt. In this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of fmt, as well […]

7 tips for Linux cluster admins to help keep auditors happy

The beauty of building extra-large Linux clusters is it's easy. Hadoop, OpenStack, hypervisor, and high-performance computing (HPC) installers enable you to build on commodity hardware and deal with node failure reasonably simply. Learning and managing Linux administration on a small scale involves basic day-to-day tasks; however, when planning and scaling production to several thousand node […]