LinuxInsider https://linuxinsider.com?rss=1 Linux News & Information From Around the World Mon, 01 Mar 2021 20:48:28 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6.2 The ‘Unix Way’ Has a Right Way That’s Almost a Lost Way https://linuxinsider.com/story/the-unix-way-has-a-right-way-thats-almost-a-lost-way-87037.html?rss=1 https://linuxinsider.com/story/the-unix-way-has-a-right-way-thats-almost-a-lost-way-87037.html#respond Mon, 01 Mar 2021 12:11:09 +0000 https://linuxinsider.com/?p=59181 As I study tech sector innovations, I see signs that the old traditions are fading. I'm not one to sanctify tradition for tradition's sake, but I see merit in maintaining a traditional approach to computing tasks that encourages shrewdness. To illustrate what I mean, these are some ways we are straying from the Unix way, and my view on why we should return to the path. The post The ‘Unix Way’ Has a Right Way That’s Almost a Lost Way appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> As I study tech sector innovations, I see signs that the old traditions are fading. I'm not one to sanctify tradition for tradition's sake, but I see merit in maintaining a traditional approach to computing tasks that encourages shrewdness. To illustrate what I mean, these are some ways we are straying from the Unix way, and my view on why we should return to the path. The post The ‘Unix Way’ Has a Right Way That’s Almost a Lost Way appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> https://linuxinsider.com/story/the-unix-way-has-a-right-way-thats-almost-a-lost-way-87037.html/feed?rss=1 0 Lessons Learned From the SolarWinds Supply Chain Hack https://linuxinsider.com/story/lessons-learned-from-the-solarwinds-supply-chain-hack-87029.html?rss=1 https://linuxinsider.com/story/lessons-learned-from-the-solarwinds-supply-chain-hack-87029.html#respond Tue, 23 Feb 2021 15:10:15 +0000 https://linuxinsider.com/?p=59176 In a recent Linux Foundation blog post titled "Preventing Supply Chain Attacks like SolarWinds," the foundation's Director of Open Source Supply Chain Security, David A. Wheeler, adamantly pushed the need for software developers to embrace the LF's security recommendations. Given the magnitude of the SolarWinds hack, LinuxInsider asked Wheeler to dive deeper into how supply chain security standards might benefit from the LF's latest advice. The post Lessons Learned From the SolarWinds Supply Chain Hack appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> In a recent Linux Foundation blog post titled "Preventing Supply Chain Attacks like SolarWinds," the foundation's Director of Open Source Supply Chain Security, David A. Wheeler, adamantly pushed the need for software developers to embrace the LF's security recommendations. Given the magnitude of the SolarWinds hack, LinuxInsider asked Wheeler to dive deeper into how supply chain security standards might benefit from the LF's latest advice. The post Lessons Learned From the SolarWinds Supply Chain Hack appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> https://linuxinsider.com/story/lessons-learned-from-the-solarwinds-supply-chain-hack-87029.html/feed?rss=1 0 A New Twist to Virtual Desktop Cloud Computing https://linuxinsider.com/story/a-new-twist-to-virtual-desktop-cloud-computing-87021.html?rss=1 https://linuxinsider.com/story/a-new-twist-to-virtual-desktop-cloud-computing-87021.html#respond Tue, 16 Feb 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://linuxinsider.com/?p=59168 cloud servicesDesktop as a Service provider Shells offers a new component to virtual cloud computing. It brings Linux distros and Windows 10 to any computer, mobile device, and some game consoles, via any Web browser. The U.S.-based startup went online in the first quarter of last year. Since then, CEO and founder Alex Lee has been drumming up favorable responses from businesses, casual users, and Linux developers. The post A New Twist to Virtual Desktop Cloud Computing appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> cloud servicesDesktop as a Service provider Shells offers a new component to virtual cloud computing. It brings Linux distros and Windows 10 to any computer, mobile device, and some game consoles, via any Web browser. The U.S.-based startup went online in the first quarter of last year. Since then, CEO and founder Alex Lee has been drumming up favorable responses from businesses, casual users, and Linux developers. The post A New Twist to Virtual Desktop Cloud Computing appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> https://linuxinsider.com/story/a-new-twist-to-virtual-desktop-cloud-computing-87021.html/feed?rss=1 0 Where Will the Penguin March From Here? https://linuxinsider.com/story/where-will-the-penguin-march-from-here-87011.html?rss=1 https://linuxinsider.com/story/where-will-the-penguin-march-from-here-87011.html#respond Mon, 08 Feb 2021 06:00:00 +0000 https://linuxinsider.com/?p=59161 Linux began its life as a humble experiment in Unix porting, but from there it quickly became a popular kernel for server OSes due to its low cost and customizability. From there it morphed to power network appliances and Android, proving it was lean enough for a whole gamut of embedded systems. It's easy to forget that Linux's proliferation to every class of computing device has not concluded its evolution. The post Where Will the Penguin March From Here? appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> Linux began its life as a humble experiment in Unix porting, but from there it quickly became a popular kernel for server OSes due to its low cost and customizability. From there it morphed to power network appliances and Android, proving it was lean enough for a whole gamut of embedded systems. It's easy to forget that Linux's proliferation to every class of computing device has not concluded its evolution. The post Where Will the Penguin March From Here? appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> https://linuxinsider.com/story/where-will-the-penguin-march-from-here-87011.html/feed?rss=1 0 Ubuntu Core 20 Brings Better Industrial IoT Control https://linuxinsider.com/story/ubuntu-core-20-brings-better-industrial-iot-control-87004.html?rss=1 https://linuxinsider.com/story/ubuntu-core-20-brings-better-industrial-iot-control-87004.html#respond Tue, 02 Feb 2021 05:15:00 +0000 https://linuxinsider.com/?p=59154 Canonical on Feb. 2 made available Ubuntu Core 20. This new Ubuntu Core version boasts notable new device security innovations. Given the increasing numbers and sophistication of attacks by individual and state-sponsored cybercriminals, Canonical's efforts should be welcomed by both IoT device makers and their customers, according to Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. The post Ubuntu Core 20 Brings Better Industrial IoT Control appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> Canonical on Feb. 2 made available Ubuntu Core 20. This new Ubuntu Core version boasts notable new device security innovations. Given the increasing numbers and sophistication of attacks by individual and state-sponsored cybercriminals, Canonical's efforts should be welcomed by both IoT device makers and their customers, according to Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. The post Ubuntu Core 20 Brings Better Industrial IoT Control appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> https://linuxinsider.com/story/ubuntu-core-20-brings-better-industrial-iot-control-87004.html/feed?rss=1 0 GeckoLinux Does OpenSuse Better https://linuxinsider.com/story/geckolinux-does-opensuse-better-86993.html?rss=1 https://linuxinsider.com/story/geckolinux-does-opensuse-better-86993.html#respond Mon, 25 Jan 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://linuxinsider.com/?p=59145 GeckoLinux is a unique distribution that goes a long way towards unifying the often-confusing array of workstation choices available to business and mainstream consumers looking for an alternative to other computing platforms. This distro is fully functional, offers some of the best Linux desktop environments available, and avoids the pitfalls of distros that make using Linux bothersome. The post GeckoLinux Does OpenSuse Better appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> GeckoLinux is a unique distribution that goes a long way towards unifying the often-confusing array of workstation choices available to business and mainstream consumers looking for an alternative to other computing platforms. This distro is fully functional, offers some of the best Linux desktop environments available, and avoids the pitfalls of distros that make using Linux bothersome. The post GeckoLinux Does OpenSuse Better appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> https://linuxinsider.com/story/geckolinux-does-opensuse-better-86993.html/feed?rss=1 0 3 Helpful Networking Projects for Your Raspberry Pi https://linuxinsider.com/story/3-helpful-networking-projects-for-your-raspberry-pi-86985.html?rss=1 https://linuxinsider.com/story/3-helpful-networking-projects-for-your-raspberry-pi-86985.html#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://linuxinsider.com/?p=59135 In spite of being a beloved companion to computer hobbyists the world over, the Raspberry Pi doesn't get enough credit. In fact, single-board computers of all stripes haven't gotten their due -- I just happen to have a Raspberry Pi. It was upon casting a stray glance into the corner of my room where my Pi is, churning away on the previous task I assigned it, that I pondered all the loftier projects I have in mind for it. The post 3 Helpful Networking Projects for Your Raspberry Pi appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> In spite of being a beloved companion to computer hobbyists the world over, the Raspberry Pi doesn't get enough credit. In fact, single-board computers of all stripes haven't gotten their due -- I just happen to have a Raspberry Pi. It was upon casting a stray glance into the corner of my room where my Pi is, churning away on the previous task I assigned it, that I pondered all the loftier projects I have in mind for it. The post 3 Helpful Networking Projects for Your Raspberry Pi appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> https://linuxinsider.com/story/3-helpful-networking-projects-for-your-raspberry-pi-86985.html/feed?rss=1 0 How to Buy a Linux-Powered Laptop https://linuxinsider.com/story/how-to-buy-a-linux-powered-laptop-86971.html?rss=1 https://linuxinsider.com/story/how-to-buy-a-linux-powered-laptop-86971.html#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2021 14:15:52 +0000 https://linuxinsider.com/?p=59128 Buying Linux-powered laptops should be easy, especially on big-name manufacturers' websites. But it isn't. You must employ workarounds to succeed or spend caches of money! Some computer makers sell Linux-only hardware. Only a few of the major computer manufacturers cater to providing Linux Inside. The challenge is finding both those that do and being willing to pay a higher buy-in price. The post How to Buy a Linux-Powered Laptop appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> Buying Linux-powered laptops should be easy, especially on big-name manufacturers' websites. But it isn't. You must employ workarounds to succeed or spend caches of money! Some computer makers sell Linux-only hardware. Only a few of the major computer manufacturers cater to providing Linux Inside. The challenge is finding both those that do and being willing to pay a higher buy-in price. The post How to Buy a Linux-Powered Laptop appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> https://linuxinsider.com/story/how-to-buy-a-linux-powered-laptop-86971.html/feed?rss=1 1 Get No-Fuss File-Level Crypto With Fscrypt https://linuxinsider.com/story/get-no-fuss-file-level-crypto-with-fscrypt-86953.html?rss=1 https://linuxinsider.com/story/get-no-fuss-file-level-crypto-with-fscrypt-86953.html#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2020 14:00:00 +0000 https://linuxinsider.com/?p=59119 This piece is a demonstration of one means of setting up file-level encryption which is widely available for Linux desktop users. To offer a similar encryption scheme to as many users as possible, we'll walk through how to use fscrypt to create an encrypted filesystem. While simple, fscrypt offers multiple configuration modes. The post Get No-Fuss File-Level Crypto With Fscrypt appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> This piece is a demonstration of one means of setting up file-level encryption which is widely available for Linux desktop users. To offer a similar encryption scheme to as many users as possible, we'll walk through how to use fscrypt to create an encrypted filesystem. While simple, fscrypt offers multiple configuration modes. The post Get No-Fuss File-Level Crypto With Fscrypt appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> https://linuxinsider.com/story/get-no-fuss-file-level-crypto-with-fscrypt-86953.html/feed?rss=1 1 A Mini Browser War in Linux https://linuxinsider.com/story/a-mini-browser-war-in-linux-86950.html?rss=1 https://linuxinsider.com/story/a-mini-browser-war-in-linux-86950.html#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2020 05:00:00 +0000 https://linuxinsider.com/?p=59107 Two new Web browsing alternatives widen the field of browser choices for Linux users. The recent introduction of Microsoft Edge for Linux, and the Dec. 8 release of Vivaldi version 3.5 offer the freedom to experience a Google-free vehicle to navigate the Internet. Edge on Linux has the potential for widespread adoption. Proprietary Vivaldi is already well established on Linux and other platforms. The post A Mini Browser War in Linux appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> Two new Web browsing alternatives widen the field of browser choices for Linux users. The recent introduction of Microsoft Edge for Linux, and the Dec. 8 release of Vivaldi version 3.5 offer the freedom to experience a Google-free vehicle to navigate the Internet. Edge on Linux has the potential for widespread adoption. Proprietary Vivaldi is already well established on Linux and other platforms. The post A Mini Browser War in Linux appeared first on LinuxInsider.]]> https://linuxinsider.com/story/a-mini-browser-war-in-linux-86950.html/feed?rss=1 3