A sysadmin's guide to Ansible: How to simplify tasks

In my previous article, I discussed how to use Ansible to patch systems and install applications. In this article, I'll show you how to do other things with Ansible that will make your life as a sysadmin easier. First, though, I want to share why I came to Ansible. Learn More

Python's founder steps down, India's new net neutrality regulations, and more open source news

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look Python's founder stepping down, India's new net neutrality regulations, O'Reilly's thoughts about tech giants, and more. Learn More

Convert video using Handbrake

Recently, when my son asked me to digitally convert some old DVDs of his high school basketball games, I immediately knew I would use Handbrake. It is an open source package that has all the tools necessary to easily convert video into formats that can be played on MacOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, and other platforms. Learn More

Get rich with Firefox or *(int *)NULL = 0 trying: Automated bug-bounty hunter build touted

Do you love Firefox, Linux, and the internet? Are you interested in earning money from the comfort of your own home? Are you OK with a special flavor of Firefox quietly gobbling up memory in a hunt for exploitable security bugs?

If so, Mozilla has a deal for you. Learn More

How Linux Makes Your Life Easier

There is a popular myth that Linux is complicated and hard to use by a non-techie. While there are distros and advanced Linux functionality that do require tech skills, this doesn’t mean Linux is hard to use. On the contrary, there are lots of things in the philosophy and functionality of Linux that make a user’s life easier. Learn More

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How to Install MongoDB on Debian 9

In today’s article we are going to show you how to install MongoDB on Debian 9. MongoDB is a free and open-source NoSQL document-oriented database which is platform oriented. It stores all data in documents using JSON format (BSON) which makes the data to be highly flexible. MongoDB comes in Community and Enterprise editions. The Enterprise edition provides additional administration, authentication, and monitoring features. Community edition is the free and open source release of MongoDB and we will install it in this tutorial on a Debiab 9 VPS.

You Can Now Install Android 8.1 Oreo on Your Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Computer

Just two weeks after releasing the first build of his RaspAnd operating system based on Google's Android 8.1 Oreo mobile OS, Arne Exton today announced a new version with support for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ computer. Learn More

An Introduction to Cybersecurity: The First Five Steps

If you’re just starting to take cybersecurity seriously, here are five steps you can take to secure your organization more effectively than 99 percent of your competitors. Learn More

Sysadmin guides, open source email clients, MacOS apps, SELinux, Firefox extensions, and more

Reader favorites from last week included articles for sysadmins, Linux games, tool round ups, and more. Learn More

A sysadmin's guide to SELinux: 42 answers to the big questions

Faced with this dilemma, some sysadmins decide to take the blue pill because they think they will never know the answer to the big question of life, the universe, and everything else. And, as we all know, that answer is ... Learn More

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