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Vim plugins, automating deployment strategies with Ansible, getting started with Pelican, plus Linux, Joplin, Python, and more fresh reads

Top 10 bowling pinsLast week articles on Vim, Ansible, Python, Joplin, and retro gaming with RetroPie were reader favorites, plus we rounded up a few of our most popular Linux and open source cheat sheets.

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Monday, January 14, 2019 - 10:55

Introduction to Ubuntu’s LXD Containers

Containers are useful for many reasons. They isolate apps from the rest of the system. They are portable and easy to clone and/or move to other operating systems. And, in the case of Linux, they work the same way under any distribution, with no adaptations necessary. If you need to move a container from RedHat to Ubuntu, it should be just a simple copy operation. Docker is a popular solution designed to contain a single application: for example, an MySQL database server.

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Monday, January 14, 2019 - 11:25

Get started with Wekan, an open source kanban board

There seems to be a mad rush at the beginning of every year to find ways to be more productive. New Year's resolutions, the itch to start the year off right, and of course, an "out with the old, in with the new" attitude all contribute to this. And the usual round of recommendations is heavily biased towards closed source and proprietary software. It doesn't have to be that way.

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Monday, January 14, 2019 - 03:02

Turn a Raspberry Pi 3B+ into a PriTunl VPN

PriTunl is a fantastic VPN terminator solution that's perfect for small businesses and individuals who want a quick and simple way to access their network privately. It's open source, and the basic free version is more than enough to get you started and cover most simple use cases. There is also a paid enterprise version with advanced features like Active Directory integration.

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Monday, January 14, 2019 - 03:02

CLA proliferation and the Island of Dr. Moreau

When I started my career as an open source attorney, a significant concern was the proliferation of new forms of open source licenses, each requiring time-consuming analysis. As my colleague Scott Peterson points out in his article, "Open source licenses are shared resources": read more

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Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 03:00

Get started with Joplin, a note-taking app

hands programmingThere seems to be a mad rush at the beginning of every year to find ways to be more productive. New Year's resolutions, the itch to start the year off right, and of course, an "out with the old, in with the new" attitude all contribute to this. And the usual round of recommendations is heavily biased towards closed source and proprietary software. It doesn't have to be that way.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 03:03

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