Seven (more) things I wish I’d known before becoming a sysadmin




These seven things are given to you on a need-to-know basis, and you need to know.Read More at Enable Sysadmin





[…] Continue Reading…

LE9, Canonical’s Profits, Steam Deck, & Loongson 3A5000 Made For An Exciting July

July was a pretty damn exciting summer month amid the pandemic thanks to many interesting Linux software and hardware announcements.
During the course of the past month on Phoronix were 232 original news articles and 19 featured multi-page articles / Linux hardware reviews. While normally the summer months tend to be quite light on exciting announcements, July 2021 was certainly an exception with a lot of great Linux kernel progress, Valve announcing the Steam Deck, and more. If you enjoy […] Continue Reading…

How The New Workplace Model Challenges Cybersecurity


Accessibility and security. Two words that keep most technology officers awake at night. Perhaps now more than ever before, businesses are forced to find new approaches to cybersecurity to keep data safe. As employees no longer report to an in-house network, keeping data safe across geographies and network lines has become the newest challenge.
Quick solutions brought to light many “good enough” answers that are now causing security nightmares. While companies tried to deal with certain issues caused […] Continue Reading…

Interested in a Cloud Computing Career? This Roadmap Can Point the Way

Like many people, you might be thinking about a career in the fast growing field of cloud computing. It’s a smart move, with the Open Source Jobs Report finding that possessing cloud computing skills has the biggest impact on hiring decisions amongst technical hiring managers surveyed. And recent data have shown that job openings for cloud computing professionals have skyrocketed the last few years. 
The problem for […] Continue Reading…

Linux Changes Pipe Behavior After Breaking Problematic Android Apps On Recent Kernels

At the end of 2019 a rework to the Linux kernel’s pipe code saw some of its logic reworked to only wake up readers if needed and avoid a possible thundering herd problem. But it turns out some Android libraries abused the functionality and this has led to broken Android applications when moving to recent kernels. While the user-space software is in the wrong, the kernel is sticking to its policy of not breaking user-space and as such […] Continue Reading…