Video: CentOS 8 XFCE / zram swap screencast

Submitted by Scott Dowdle on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 16:50

CentOS 8 only provides the GNOME Desktop.  What if you want XFCE?  EPEL has it.  What if you want to access it remotely?  x2goserver is your friend.  What if you are on a Digital Ocean Droplet and don't have any swap?  Use zram swap.  Enjoy.

BTW, the same recipe works with Fedora... just using stock repos. zram-swap is going to be on by default in Fedora 33... but probably not in the Digital Ocean Droplet image.

Video: State of Container Security

Submitted by Scott Dowdle on Sat, 04/25/2020 - 14:39

According to wikipedia, DevConf.CZ is...

an annual, free, Red Hat sponsored community conference for developers, admins, DevOps engineers, testers, documentation writers and other contributors to open source technologies. The conference includes topics on Linux, Middleware, Virtualization, Storage and Cloud. At, FLOSS communities sync, share, and hack on upstream projects together in the beautiful city of Brno, Czech Republic.

There were a lot of fantastic presentations at the 2020 conference held back in January... and 212 of have been posted to YouTube.

As a sample, here's Dan Walsh updating us on the State of Container Security.  Enjoy!

New Linux Distro: Windows 10 2004?

Submitted by Scott Dowdle on Fri, 04/17/2020 - 11:18

You may have heard about WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) that has been available in Microsoft Windows 10 for a few releases now.  When Windows 10 2004 (that's yymm) goes GA, one of the new included features, although it isn't installed by default, is WSL2.  WSL2 actually uses a Linux kernel.  Windows having the ability to run the Linux kernel, to me, in a way at least, makes it a Linux distro. :)

If you are stuck on a Windows machine somewhere, WSL2 is a bit quicker to setup and use than a full virtual machine.  Here's a nice video that shows the differences between WSL and WSL2.