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Items related to the Linux kernel and Linux distributions.
23 Mar

Useful walkthrough of the Linux boot sequence

in Fedora, Programming, Sysadmin, Ubuntu, Linux

This article is a good overview and dip into the Linux boot sequence:

24 Feb

What's going on with open source job opportunities?

in Drupal, Education, Job, Java, Python, Ruby, Code repositories, Databases, Eclipse, Linux

About this time last year, I made time to sit down and blog about trends I was seeing in the job market pertaining to open source skills. This is an update after 1 year. What are the trends in the job industry pertaining to open source? Evidence indicates there are good jobs out there if you know where to look.

Ottawa Open Source Business Breakfast - November 10, 2009

in Database, Event, Ingres, Java, Red Hat, FOSSLC, Linux, Web Programming
IngresJavaRed HatLinux

This event is the monthly open source business breakfast for the Ottawa area. The intention is to bring industry, government, academia, and community together once a month for an enjoyable breakfast of networking, good food, and a couple of short (15 minute) presentations. This event will run Monthly.


8:30am – 8:45am Networking Breakfast

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2009


246 Queen Street
Ottawa, ON
45° 25' 12.5292" N, 75° 42' 6.0084" W

look ma, no password - logging in without a password prompt using ssh keys

in How To, Sysadmin, Linux

secure shell (ssh) is a telnet replacement and allows remote terminal access to a computer running an ssh service/daemon. ssh provides encryption and compression of data over the network and other useful features. ssh can be built upon for transfering files and even mounting filesystems. By default, ssh will prompt you for your password. This video shows you how to set up PKI keys to avoid being prompted for a password.

Andrew Ross