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Photo by London Scout on Unsplash

Automatic data encryption and decryption with Clevis and Tang

Encrypting hard disk partitions during the installation of an operating system is standard procedure. When booting the computer, you then need to enter a matching passphrase to unlock the hard drive. We show you how to automate this process and link it to a policy.
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Lead Image © Sebastian Duda, 123RF.com

Infrastructure as Code with Terraform

Application releases can take place several times a day. Terraform helps you roll out virtual machines automatically in your data center or in the cloud, and you adapt the manual only when it changes.
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Lead Image © it Ilka Burckhardt, Fotolia.com

Aggregating information with Huginn

Huginn collects information and data from websites and processes and mails it to a user. Huginn also executes predefined actions automatically for certain events; however, setting up the small IFTTT alternative requires some work.
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Lead Image © mipan, 123RF.com

LibreOffice in the workplace

How can LibreOffice be used in a corporate environment and what difficulties have to be considered? In particular, you cannot underestimate acceptance by your employees.
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Lead Image by Timothy Ah Koy on Unsplash

Identity Management from the cloud

Offers for identity management as a service (IDaaS) are entering the market and promising simplicity. However, many lack functionality, adaptability, and in-depth integration with existing systems. We look at how IT managers should consider IDaaS in their strategy.
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Photo by JJ Ying on Unsplash.com

Regular expressions and metacharacters in PowerShell

Almost all programming and scripting languages allow the use of regular expressions, but many professionals still believe regex is a relic from ancient times. With specific examples, we show how useful and meaningful regex can be in PowerShell.
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Lead Image © Sergiy Serdyuk, 123RF.com

Optimizing Windows 10 for SSDs

Not all PC settings – traditionally optimized for magnetic hard disks – are suitable for solid state drives. We show you how to configure Windows 10 for optimal operation with SSDs.
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Photos Courtesy of Swapnil Bhartiya

An interview with SUSE CEO Nils Brauckmann

This month we talk with SUSE CEO Nils Brauckmann.
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Lead Image by Daniela Cuevas on Unsplash.com

Proxmox virtualization manager

Proxmox has been working for years on their virtualization manager that does not require a cloud. We look at the improved reliability and new features in version 5.0.

Better compression of web pages

Google develops a software tool that is a genuine alternative to Gzip, with improved website compression rates that save bandwidth for server operators.