Top 5 articles for the week of January 19, 2018

Top 5: Securing Linux filesystems, a closer look at Pop!_OS, and more

Take a look back at a few of the week's top articles.

Top 5 articles for the week of January 19, 2018
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In this week's top 5, we take a look at a tool for securing Linux filesystems, an interview with the UX designer of System76's new Pop!_OS, and more. Let's get started!

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5. How debuggers really work

Ever wonder what's going on under the hood when you use a debugger? Systems software engineer Levente Kurusa previews his talk, Let's write a debugger, in this insightful article.

4. Analyzing the Linux boot process

As software developer Alison Chaiken points out, understanding systems that are functioning well is great preparation for dealing with inevitable failures. She does just that in this article detailing the steps of the Linux boot process.

3. Google's Kelsey Hightower talks Kubernetes and community

Well-known developer advocate Kelsey Hightower shared his thoughts on the growing popularity of Kubernetes and the important role community plays in the open source project's continued success.

2. Behind the scenes with Pop!_OS Linux

Community moderator Don Watkins chats with Cassidy James Blaede, UX designer of System76's new Linux distro and a co-founder of Elementary OS, in this interesting interview.

1. Securing the Linux filesystem with Tripwire

Though Linux is considered to be more secure than Windows and MacOS, it's still vulnerable to rootkits and other variants of malware. In this article, Michael Kwaku Aboagye takes a quick look at Tripwire, a GPLv2-licensed tool that can beef up the security of Linux filesystems.

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Alex Sanchez - Outside the office, you'll find me running, trying out new recipes, dominating in Sid Meier's Civilization, or catching up on my favorite movies, TV shows, and podcasts.