Month: December 2021

Design and Web team summary – 3 December 2021

The Web and design team at Canonical run two-week iterations building and maintaining all of the Canonical websites and product web interfaces. Here are some of the highlights of our completed work from this iteration. Meet the team Hi! My name is Peter and I’m a Senior Web Engineer on the Web Team. I worked …

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Controlling Elgato Key Light under Ubuntu with Ruby

Recently I’ve acquired Elgato Key Light. It is a WiFi controllable LED lighting panel. The panel uses 160 LEDs to provide up to 2800 lumens of brightness and a color range of 2900-7000K. While you can control it from a mobile device, doing it directly from the shell makes the whole experience way more convenient. …

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Kubernetes infographic: usage of cloud native technology in 2021

2021 has been an interesting year for the Kubernetes and cloud native ecosystem.  Due to the pandemic, cloud adoption saw a big spike in adoption. As the year wraps up soon, we wanted to reflect on the top findings from the Kubernetes and cloud native operations report and we have a cool infographic for you. …

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PCLinuxOS Review: This classic independent Linux distribution is definitely worth a look

Most of the Linux distributions that we cover on It’s FOSS are based on either Ubuntu or Arch. No, we have no affinity with Ubuntu or Arch, although personally I really enjoy using Manjaro. It’s just that most of the new Linux distributions are based on these two. During discussions in the team we thought, …

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7 reasons I use Pop! _OS Linux Distro as my daily driver 19

7 reasons I use Pop! _OS Linux Distro as my daily driver

Pop! _OS is a popular recommendation for Linux beginners and gamers alike. But what are some of the reasons why Pop! _OS stands out from other Ubuntu-based distributions available? Why should you consider it a daily driver for your computer? I switched from Ubuntu to Pop OS three years ago and it has been my …

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How-To: Docker on Windows and Mac with Multipass

If you’re looking for an alternative to Docker Desktop or to integrate Docker into your Multipass workflow, this how-to is for you.  Multipass can host a docker engine inside an Ubuntu VM in a manner similar to Docker Desktop. That Docker instance can be controlled either directly from the VM, or remotely from the host …

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KDE Neon: KDE’s own Linux distribution brings the latest and greatest of KDE with the simplicity of Ubuntu

Recently, KDE neon‘s latest version based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS officially Approved. Visually it will still be the same if you had KDE Neon installed, but with the latest Ubuntu LTS base. Even if I’m not an experienced one WHERE As a user, I can say that KDE Neon has a lot of things to …

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A look forward to storage in 2022

It’s that time of year, where we start to look ahead, and think about the ongoing trends in our various industries. One thing is for certain in the storage industry: capacity demand remains high, with the industry observing continued exponential growth. Growth, growth, growth More and more data is being created every day. It truly …

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How to Install PHP Opcache Module on Ubuntu 20.04 27

How to Install PHP Opcache Module on Ubuntu 20.04

OPcache is a PHP interpreter module for Apache. It boosts performance by storing precompiled scripts in a shared memory pool. The module is typically used to speed up and enhance the performance of PHP web applications such as WordPress, Drupal, and custom PHP sites. With OPcache, there is no need to load and parse PHP …

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How to Install GoAccess Web Log Analyzer on Ubuntu 20.04 32

How to Install GoAccess Web Log Analyzer on Ubuntu 20.04

GoAccess is an open-source Terminal and browser-based web log analyzer with a pretty dashboard. It can read and analyze log files of nearly all web formats including Apache, NGINX, CloudFront, Amazon S3, etc. It displays real-time web server statistics by displaying summaries of different reports in a dashboard. It can also create reports in HTML, …

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