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John  Traenkenschuh

Windows 10: All That & A Bag of Chips

By John TraenkenschuhYesterday

Wow, who abducted our Windows 10 assumptions and left this smooth running and easy-to-use Operating System in their place?

Brad Yale

Why Open Source Matters: Musings from All Things Open 2014

By Brad YaleOct 23, 2014

A few months back I wrote a post titled "Why Open Source Matters: Musings from OSCON 2014". The post covered five reasons why Open Source matters. Those reasons were/are:

  1. Code, Glitches and Open Source Security
  2. Open Source Software
  3. GitHub
  4. The Stringent Control of Proprietary Software
  5. The Endless Ability to Test, Play and Alter

While those reasons still ring true, I want to use this space to center in on another topic speaking to why Open Source and OSS matters more than ever: project management and time constraints.

Brad Yale

The 10 Most Important Linux Commands

By Brad YaleSep 22, 2014

I get it. 

You're new to the Linux Command Line and truth be told, you might be a little intimidated. Coming from the comfort of a PC or Mac desktop, the Linux Command Line (CLI) looks nothing like what you normally use. The Linux CLI is dark, it's secretive, it's bare bones minimal and it's anything but friendly to newcomers. And yet, the Linux CLI is highly useful, essential to using your Linux box or virtual machine and can, if done right, provide you with more insight and practical use than the Windows or Mac desktop ever could.

For those reasons, from someone who was also once a Linux newb, I present the top ten Linux CLI commands you need to master for basic Linux CLI comprehension.

This list will not make your a Linux System Admin however it will get you on your way with your foot in the ocean.

Brad Yale

Why Open Source Matters: Musings from OSCON

By Brad YaleJul 22, 2014

With OSCON taking place in Oregon from 7/20/2014 – 7/24/2014, the Open Source community will come together to discuss everything new in the Open Source world. From OSS to Java, Python to PHP, Cloud Computing to Perl and emerging programming languages to mobile platforms, the Open Source community has a lot to chat about.

This said, I wanted to take the time to discuss why the Open Source initiative matters by highlighting a few key elements of the protocol which help to make it so powerful.

John  Traenkenschuh

OpenSSL: More Problems. Again.

By John TraenkenschuhJun 6, 2014

Traenk wonders what's missing in the OpenSSL message.

John  Traenkenschuh

Heartbleed? You're too late.

By John TraenkenschuhApr 11, 2014

Traenk offers a friendly reminder that this is shape of things to come...

Heather Fox

NYCBSDCon 2014 Heats Up a Cold Winter Weekend

By Heather FoxFeb 19, 2014

On a Saturday in early February I was fortunate to attend NYCBSDCon, an event organized by the New York City BSD User Group (NYC*BUG), and the 5th such event it's produced since 2005.