Jan 232016
 

If you were to ask the average person about Linux, it’s likely you would get either a blank stare or a reply about an operating system that a bunch of anti-Microsoft geeks like to use. Both responses are unfortunate misconceptions. Linux has never been more in the mainstream than it is today, and it plays a very important role in advanced computing technology.

The Internet of Things

The Internet of the future will be dominated not by human users, but by billions of inanimate objects, otherwise known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Cisco has predicted for a long time that about 50 billion objects will be connected by 2020.

Although skeptics feel such a prediction is overly optimistic, even their predictions expect the number of connected devices by 2020 to be in the tens of billions. Ericsson puts the number at 26 billion; Gartner Research places it at 20 billion.

So even if Cisco’s prediction of 50 billion devices doesn’t happen by 2020, it’s still hard to imagine that the number of connected devices would not reach that level eventually. Grand View Research predicted in 2014 that the global embedded systems market will reach $214 billion by 2020, and be a major contributing factor in future IoT growth. These systems will include computer module boards, and many of these boards will run on Linux.

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Nov 172015
 

Article By Cassie Philips.

Linuxaria has been one of my go-to sources for Linux tips and information ever since I discovered it a couple of months ago. I would strongly suggest reading this post on managing processes with cgroup, as it is an example of the quality of their content.

Linux being one of the quickest rising operating systems available to computers (especially with the privacy debacle that is Windows 10), we are finding that more tools are becoming available to Linux users for their convenience, entertainment and security. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is one of those services.

What is a VPN, and how does it relate to you? Those are the questions this article is here to answer for you.

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Oct 012015
 

Post By Ravinder

CIS students earn a skill set that applies to a range of lucrative careers in IT. Data architects, software development managers and program managers are among dozens of CIS positions with a mid-career salary that is greater than $120,000.

Compared to other disciplines, job prospects are healthy for CIS majors – especially when they combine real-world experience with formal studies. The former is particularly important for graduates who want a competitive position in programming or software development.

Linux gives CIS students the opportunity to “look under the hood” and see how the operating system works. In fact, many graduates claim that Linux is what sparked their interest in programming in the first place.

In particular, Linux gives users the chance to learn about open-source software. The operating system makes it easy to explore different programming languages, distribution systems and other topics that give CIS students a valuable skillset for employers.

Windows vs. Linux for Computer Science Majors

Although it’s certainly valuable to be proficient in Windows programming, there are certain educational advantages to working with Linux. This is largely because most programming tools and languages are designed for Linux operating systems first. Many of them are never even ported to Windows.

According to Quora, other reasons why Linux trumps Windows for CIS majors include:

·  *nix operating systems make it easy for users to practice scripting.

·  Linux is free, which is great for college students on a budget.

·  Upgrades and updates are free, as well.

·  You can start learning and contributing open-source software.

·  Windows is mainly a client operating system. It is less programmer friendly than Linux.

·  Hackers tend to target Windows users due to the OS’s popularity.

Is a Computer Science Degree Worth the Investment for Programmers?

Many information technology companies complain that computer science curriculums aren’t preparing students for real-world jobs in the industry. This is why more colleges and universities are reforming their internship programs to give CIS majors firsthand experience in the field.

Like most other career paths, success in IT requires a genuine passion about the subject matter. The most prosperous programmers are those who explore Linux and other tools during their free time, and who seek the guidance of experienced mentors through internships.

If prospective students want to get the most out of their CIS degree, then they have to find a program that has a positive reputation among companies within the industry. For example, hiring managers know that graduates who earn a computer information science degree at www.gmercyu.edu have a skill set that few other applicants can match.

Ultimately, the two most critical factors when it comes to landing a dream job in computer science are hands-on programming experience and a CIS degree from a reputable college or university. Students should use Linux to explore open-source software and find an internship opportunity that will prepare them for a career in information technology.

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Popcorntime alternatives: watch free movies on Linux.

Popcorntime alternatives: watch free movies on Linux.

Article by David Loth. Have you heard of the latest movie streaming client on linux? The torrent community is buzz with latest open source movie streaming software born after that popcorntime has been closed. Popcorntime was a client based app for streaming movies for free. Applications similar to it allows users to stream movies (with subtitles) and TV […]

The ultime guide of linux logging

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This is a re-post of the original article byJason Skowronski, Amy Echeverri and Sadequl Hussain first posted on http://www.loggly.com Linux Logging Basics First we’ll describe the basics of what Linux logs are, where to find them, and how they get created. If you already know this stuff, feel free to skip to the next section. Linux System Logs Many […]