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Mar
25th

Introduction to Docker Compose Tool for Multi-Container Applications

Author: Sebastien Goasguen | Files under syndicated

Docker Compose is a “tool for defining and running your multi-container Docker applications”. Your applications can be defined in a YAML file where all the options that you used in `docker run` are now defined. Compose also allows you to manage your application as a single entity rather than dealing with individual containers.  In this tutorial we give you a brief introduction to Docker Compose, by building, you may have guessed…a Blog site.


Mar
18th

How To Test Solid State Drive Health with GNOME Disks

Author: Jack Wallen | Files under syndicated

Solid State Drives (SSDs) are slowly becoming the norm, with good reason. They are faster, and the latest iterations are more reliable than traditional drives. With no moving parts to wear out, these drives can (effectively) enjoy a longer life than st…


Mar
4th

How to Easily Back Up and Restore Linux File Permissions

Author: Jack Wallen | Files under syndicated

You’ve done an outstanding job of setting up a backup for your files and folders. Your system is running like a champ, and all is smooth sailing. But truth be told, there’s this guy named Murphy…and he has a habit of wreaking havoc when you least expect it. One such instance of havoc can happen when you’re tweaking file system permissions (on that directory hierarchy you’ve worked so hard on). 


Feb
24th

Zorin OS: The Linux Distribution for Windows XP and 7 Fans

Author: Jack Wallen | Files under syndicated

Windows XP and Windows 7 are gone…at least as far as Microsoft is concerned. For many, many users across the globe, however, those platforms still live on. Both businesses and homes still use both desktop operating systems that have seen their End Of Life. These platforms are no longer supported by Microsoft, which means they are no longer getting security updates. What does that mean to end users? It means their computers and data are at risk.

Fear not, there is a solution—thanks to Linux.


Feb
19th

5 Live Linux Desktop Distributions You Should Know

Author: Jack Wallen | Files under syndicated

Linux is such a unique beast. The flagship open source platform does things no other operating system can do. Case in point…the live distribution. What is a live distribution? Simple. By running completely from RAM, a live Linux distribution allows y…


Feb
16th

Linux Foundation Scholarship Recipient: Kevin Barry

Author: Amber Ankerholz | Files under syndicated

The Linux Foundation has awarded more than $100,000 in the past five years through its Linux Training Scholarship Program. In conjunction with the program, we are featuring recent scholarship recipients in the hope that their stories will inspire other…


Feb
12th

​How to Run Windows Programs on Linux with CrossOver

Author: ZDNet | Files under syndicated

Want to move to Linux, but there’s this one application that’s keeping you stuck on Windows? CodeWeaver’s CrossOver Linux may be exactly what you need.


Feb
12th

Getting to Know Linux File Permissions

Author: Jack Wallen | Files under syndicated

One of the most basic tasks in Linux is setting file permissions. Understanding how this is done should be considered a must-know, first step in your travels through the Linux ecosystem. As you might expect, such a fundamental issue within the operating environment hasn’t changed much over the years. In fact, the Linux file permission system is taken directly from the UNIX file permission (and even uses many of the same tools).


Feb
11th

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Jorge Tudela Gonzalez de Riancho

Author: Jack Wallen | Files under syndicated

The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems, including its Linux Certification Program, which is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a competitive job market.
To illustrate …


Feb
10th

How to Build Your Own Custom Docker Images

Author: Carla Schroder | Files under syndicated

In Getting Started With Docker, I described the basics of downloading and running a Docker image. In this article, I’ll show how to build a LAMP server as an exercise for learning the basics of creating your own custom Docker spins.