Open Source Enthusiasts.

How to install Rukovoditel on CentOS 7. Jul 21 2016

Preamble:

Rukovoditel is a true Open Source Project Management Web Application that gives you flexibility in managing any type of project. Whether it is an IT Project, a Contruction Project, a Manufacturing Project, or else.

It is a LAMP Stack based Application that can run on any server (local or online) that supports PHP 7, MySQL (MariaDB, MySQL, PerconaDB), and Apache or any web server that supports PHP Applications.

If you are looking for a Project Management Software that is user friendly, flexible, extensible, powerful, and truly Open Source for your Small or Medium Enterprise, look no further, Rukovoditel would be a perfect choice.

How to install Rukovoditel on CentOS 7.
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LHMP Stack - Linux, Hiawatha, MariaDB, PHP! Jul 1 2015

Preamble:

After the era of the NSA Leaks, decentralized systems and self managed servers are gaining more attention. Many system administrators are looking for ways to implement systems that are safe, secure, and easy to use. The common goals shared by all of them resolve around privacy and protection of end-users data.

With this in mind, if you are trying to move away from Apache Web Server or looking for a lightweight Web Server such as Nginx, here is what we recommend: Hiawatha Web Server. Designed with security in mind, Hiawatha is a lightweight and highly secure Web Server, in both: code and features. It is capable of handling large number of requests while protecting your back-end servers against SQL injections, XSS, CSRF attacks and exploit attempts.

LHMP Stack - Linux, Hiawatha, MariaDB, PHP!
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Puppet - Linux Automation Tools! Jun 18 2015

Preamble:

Puppet is an open source configuration management utility. It runs on many Unix-like systems as well as on Microsoft Windows, and includes its own declarative language to describe system configuration. It is mainly written in Ruby and released under the Apache License. It is also important to note that there is Puppet Community Edition and Puppet Enterprise Edition. The Enterprise and the Community Edition have equally the same features except for the fact that the Enterprise Edition comes with personalized support and maintenance to help Enterprises successfully deploy, develop and maintain their IT infrastructure at scale.
In this article we will deploy a production type Puppet environment where we will set up the Puppet Master, and two Puppet Agents respectively running CentOS 6.5 and Ubuntu 14 LTS.

Puppet - Linux Automation Tools!
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Apache CloudStack - Open Source Cloud Computing! May 30 2015

Preamble:

Apache CloudStack is an open source Cloud Computing Management Software for creating, managing, and deploying Infrastructure Cloud services. It makes use of existing hypervisor technologies such as KVM, VMware, vSphere, and XenServer/XCP for its virtualization layer. In addition to its RESTful API, Apache CloudStack also supports the Amazon Web Services API and the Open Cloud Computing Interface.
In this article we will deploy Apache CloudStack in a Lab Environment where we can safely test the ins and outs of this software before deploying it into production.

Apache CloudStack - Open Source Cloud Computing!
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Open Source Alternative to proprietary software! Mar 24 2015

Preamble:

Free Libre Open Source Software solutions are changing global IT and the way IT professionals, research institutions, and businesses operate. In a typical open source project, researches are conducted within the community, and when the core product is build, an eco-system is created around it. The full benefit of an open source project is then share among those willing to use the final product either in test-dev environment or in production if the product is very mature. The beauty of Open Source Projects reside mainly on its open nature, but also its community driven efforts to build a secure and bleeding edge software solution. Start ups, Medium and Large Entreprises, as well as Schools, Universities, and Government Institutions are now considering or already using open source software as a viable solution for their IT Infrastructure. According to the Open Source Initiative an open source software must comply to the following:

Open Source Alternative to proprietary software!
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Swarm - The Docker Clustering Engine! Mar 3 2015

Preamble:

The Docker ecosystem is currently under heavy development, and new orchestration tools are being developped in order to make Docker, the main container based technology for cloud computing. At the time of writing, the Docker Development Team has released the following orchestration tools:

Swarm - The Docker Clustering Engine!
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NEW Raspberry Pi 2 Feb 2 2015

PREAMBLE:

ARM Platforms and Mini-PCs are gaining more and more recognition around the Open-Source and DIY (Do It Yourself) Community. Lately, many improvements are being made by the leading ARM Plaftform producers to satisfy the end user. To not follow behind, the RASPBERRY PI FOUNDATION has recently released its latest Raspberry Pi, The Raspberry Pi 2 (faster processor and more memory). Raspberry Pi 2 is now on sale for $35. In this short article, we will introduce the many new features that has been introduced in the Raspberry Pi 2, and its new support for Windows 10.

NEW Raspberry Pi 2
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Open Cloud Technologies to Watch Closely! Jan 31 2015

Preamble:

Open Source Cloud Technologies are evolving quickly and are fueling growth and innovation across industries. Open Cloud Projects have made great progress over the past few years, in an effort to build an Enterprise alternative to large proprietary public clouds that are most of the time closed system and expensive in licensing fees. In this article we will present a snapshot of some of the projects that have gained momentum and have contributed to the revolution of the Cloud Computing today.

Open Cloud Technologies to Watch Closely!
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Docker Containers! Jan 27 2015

Preamble:

It is very clear now that Virtualization Technologies are changing the way Developpers, Sys-Admins, and Dev-Ops, operate in their day to day activities. Lately Docker has emerged as a key cloud technology for deploying and porting applications into the cloud using a container-based framework. Compared to traditional Hardware virtualization (VMs, VMWare, Xen, KVM, VirtualBox, HyperV, …), Docker, an Operating-system-level virtualization (CTs, OpenVZ, VServer, Jail, …), lets you quickly assemble, manage, and deploy container based applications on any x86 Operating System, Virtual Machine, or Bare Metal host. In this tutorial, Docker Essentials, we will learn more about Docker, how to install and deploy a Docker Container in CentOS 6.5/CentOS 7.0.

Docker Containers!
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Cubieboard 4! Jan 21 2015

Preamble:

ARM Platforms are gaining more and more recognition around the Open-Source and DIY (Do It Yourself) Community. For years now, we are all familiar with the Raspberry PI, the computer that has the size of a credit card. Since it was first introduced to the world in 2008, its success and its Open-Source nature inspired many companies to follow the open-source single-board computer trend. From this inspiration many ARM boards and mini PCs were created such as Banana PI, Orange PI, Hummingboard, BeagleBone, ODROID, Optimus Board and Cubieboard. The latter, the Cubieboard, will be the focus of our short post.

Cubieboard 4!
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