Data Science Innovators Conference 2023 (April 12th-13th)

Linux is a very popular Operating System used in server, desktop, and mobile computing. Linux platform is the first choice to host Databases, Emails, Applications, and the Web.

Most of the world-class companies are running on Linux be it Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, Yahoo, or Amazon, and the list never ends. The popularity of Linux among individual as well as company guarantee a promising career. The fun of hands-on Linux further adds to it.

But in order to attain the needed skills, one has to walk through the necessary training and also be exposed to quality content plus instruction from experienced instructors.

Therefore, if are you a beginner or simply have intentions of upgrading your Linux System Administration skills, then below is an assortment of some great offers for you to take advantage of on Udemy Courses to attain the required Linux System Administration skills.

A help desk ticketing system is essential to manage support tickets, whether they are submitted by customers or employees. But what happens if you don't use it?

There are chances that your service requests might be lost somewhere in the shuffle.

This can lead to frustrating your customers, impacting employee productivity, and damaging the organization's reputation in the market.

But if you use a good ticketing system, you can witness better customer satisfaction, improved agent productivity, and more time and cost savings.

Let's understand how useful ticketing systems are for businesses and then look at the best open-source or free ticketing systems available in the market.

Adopting Zero Trust: Open Source
Adopting Zero Trust, March 9th, 2023
Zero Trust is a fuzzy term with more than a dozen different definitions. Any initial search for Zero Trust leads people to stumble upon technology associated with the concept, but this gives people the wrong impression and sets them off on the wrong foot in their adoption journey.

Zero Trust is a concept and framework, not technology. We are on a mission to give a stronger voice to practitioners and others who have been in these shoes, have begun adopting or implementing a Zero Trust strategy, and to share their experience and insight with peers while not influenced by vendor hype

A bugfix update to the LibreOffice 7.4 office suite series, which will be supported until June 12th, 2023.

The Document Foundation announced today the general availability of LibreOffice 7.4.6 as the sixth maintenance update to the LibreOffice 7.4 open-source, free, and cross-platform office suite series.

LibreOffice 7.4.6 is here one and a half months after LibreOffice 7.4.5, which only fixed a critical crash affecting a large number of users, and brings even more bug fixes to make the LibreOffice 7.4 office suite series more stable and reliable for everyday use either in offices or at home.

Endor Labs, a provider of a platform for managing open source software, published a report that classifies the top 10 open source software risks of 2023.

The company published the list as part of an effort to better educate application development teams about issues that can lead to software supply chain compromises. That list includes:

Known Vulnerabilities: A version of a software component may contain vulnerable code that is accidentally introduced by its developers. When vulnerability details are publicly disclosed, there may not be a patch readily available.

Endor Labs has outlined 10 risks of open source software, with the use of components with known vulnerabilities being the No. 1 risk.

The benefits of open source software are many. IT professionals can use already developed code while also hopefully contributing their work to others, saving time and money through collaboration. It is also widely known that open source software is often more secure than proprietary software.

However, open source software creates security risks that must be addressed by organizations. According to a new study from Endor Labs, 80% of code used in modern applications is code generated through open source packages.

See all Archived IT - FOSS articles See all articles from this issue