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Updated 2018-06-25 03:16
Linus Torvalds tells kernel devs to fix their regressive fixing
And get their timing right so that fixes aren't featuresLinus Torvalds has given the Linux kernel development community a bit of a touch-up, after finding some contributions to Linux 4.18 complicated the kernel development process.…
Change brightness with the function keys on iMac running Debian
How to change brightness with the function keys on an iMac running Debian
How To Install Apache on Ubuntu 18.04
This tutorial explains how to install and manage the Apache web server on Ubuntu 18.04.
Debian 8.11 Has Been Released | The Last Maintenance Release For Debian 8 (Jessie)
The last maintenance for the long term support release Debian 8.11 (Jessie) has been released. Debian 8.11 brings several bug fixes and resolved various security issues. Check the release notes and update instructions.
Ubuntu Data Collection Report is Out! Read the Interesting Facts
Ubuntu started collecting some basic, not-personally-identifiable system data starting with Ubuntu 18.04. Two months after Ubuntu 18.04 release, Canonical has shared some interesting stats.
Oracle's new Java SE subs: Code and support for $25/processor/month
Prepare for audit after inevitable change, says Oracle licensing consultantPoll Oracle’s put a price on Java SE and support: $25 per processor per month, and $2.50 per user per month on the desktop, or less if you buy lots for a long time.…
10 Best Math Libraries for Python
The Mathematics module in the Python standard library has many features. For functions beyond that, below are some libraries specialized for certain needs. Here are the top best math libraries for Python.
Essential Free Python Maths Tools
I want to share some great libraries and tools that are useful for mathematicians working with Python. All of the 8 software receive my strongest recommendation. They expand immensely on the mathematics functionality provided by the Python Standard Library.
Canonical Releases AMD Microcode Update for All Ubuntu Users to Fix Spectre V2
Canonical released a microcode update for all Ubuntu users with AMD processors to address the well-known Spectre security vulnerability.
Oracle's new Java SE subs: code and support for $25/server/month
Big Red says this is how you buy Linux, is cheaper and the key to long-term support. POLL Oracle’s put a price on Java SE and support: US$25/server/month and $2.50/user/month on the desktop, or less if you buy lots for a long time.…
Qseven duo showcases i.MX8M and i.MX8Quad
Seco unveiled a pair Qseven modules that run Linux or Android and offer optional industrial temp support. The Q7-C25 uses NXP’s quad -A53 i.MX8M while the Q7-C26 features the i.MX8Quad, which adds up to 2x -A72 cores. Starter kits are also available.
LibreOffice 6.0 Is Now Ready for Mainstream Users and Enterprise Deployments
The Document Foundation informed Softpedia today about the general availability of the fifth point release of the LibreOffice 6.0 open-source and cross-platform office suite for all supported operating systems.
New releases from Facebook and Google, CPTPPs potential open source impact, and more news
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look new open source from Facebook and Google, the CPTPP[he]#039[/he]s potential to harm open source, open source traffic management, and more.
Weekend Reading: FOSS Projects
FOSS Project Spotlights provide an opportunity for free and open-source project team members to show Linux Journal readers what makes their project compelling.
Yaourt is Dead! Use These Alternatives for AUR in Arch Linux
Yaourt had been the most popular AUR helper, but it is not being developed anymore. In this article, we list out some of the best alternatives to Yaourt for Arch based Linux distributions.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Now Certified on Select Intel NUC Mini PCs and Boards for IoT Development, LibreOffice 6.0.5 Now Available, Git 2.8 Released and More
News briefs for June 22, 2018.
Fedora Atomic Host to Become Fedora CoreOS After Red Hat's Acquisition of CoreOS
The Fedora Project's leader Matthew Miller and Red Hat's Atomic OpenShift Engineer Dusty Mabe announced Fedora CoreOS, an upcoming operating system designed to replace Fedora Atomic Host.
How To Create a Sudo User on Debian
The sudo command (short for Super-user do) is program designed to allow users to execute commands with the security privileges of another user, by default the root user.
7 tips for promoting your project and community on Twitter
Communicating in open source is about sharing information, engaging, and building community. Here I'll share techniques and best practices for using Twitter to reach your target audience. Whether you are just starting to use Twitter or have been playing around with it and need some new ideas, this article's got you covered.read more
How to Enable GZIP Compression in WordPress
One of the first solutions to achieve faster load times of your WordPress CMS is to decrease the size of your page. The simplest method to reduce the size of your website, and improve the time to first render of your web pages, is to enable GZIP compression. Enabling GZIP compression on your server can significantly reduce the amount of time to download the requested resource. Today we will show you how to enable GZIP compression on WordPress.
Ubuntu Is Used All over the World, Reveal Initial Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop Metrics
Canonical revealed today the initial desktop metrics that it gathered from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS users since the release of the operating system in April 2018.
Linux Mint 19 Review of New Features Video
VIDEO: Linux Mint 19 is going to be released with several new features. Here's a video review of what's new in this release.
Linux Networking Efforts Advances with New DPDK and OpenSwitch Releases
The OpenSwitch (OPX) project released version 2.3 of its open source network operating system providing users with new management and automation features. The DPDK project released its 18.05 "Venky" update providing improved compression and packet processing capabilities.
Peppermint 9 Officially Released Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Here's What's New
Mark Greaves of Team Peppermint announced today the release and general availability of the Peppermint 9 Linux operating system, a release that adds numerous new features and improvements.
Take your computer on the go with Portable Apps
Portable Apps lets you access all your go-to apps anywhere, anytime—regardless of whether you are using your own computer or not.With more than 400 apps, 980 million downloads, and available in 55 languages, Portable Apps allows you to access your favorites via a USB flash drive, a cloud folder, or just about any portable storage device. Portable Apps is like having your computer without having your computer.read more
Drawing Feynman Diagrams for Fun and Profit with JaxoDraw
In physics, there's a powerful techniquefor visualizing particle interactions at the quantum level. Thistechnique uses something called Feynman diagrams, invented by physicistRichard Feynman. These diagrams help visualize...
How to Check Disk Space on Linux from the Command Line
Quick question: How much space do you have left on your drives? A little or a lot? Follow up question: Do you know how to find out? If you happen to use a GUI desktop (e.g., GNOME, KDE, Mate, Pantheon, etc.), the task is probably pretty simple. But what if you’re looking at a headless server, with no GUI? Do you need to install tools for the task? The answer is a resounding no. All the necessary bits are already in place to help you find out exactly how much space remains on your drives
Linux Mint 19 Tara Improves Updates with Timeshift
Popular Linux desktop distribution set to provide users with integrated snapshotting capabilities.
Play Hearthstone On Linux With Lutris
Hearthstone is a simple card game, but it's a huge deal in the PC gaming world. Aside from being plain old fun, Hearthstone is a highly competitive esports title with mega prizes and entire competitive leagues built around it. Even though it's just a card game, Hearthstone is also one of the most watched games on Twitch.
Getting Started with Awk Command
If you need to process text based on certain conditions, awk will almost always get the job done quickly. Here’s how to get started.
Cheaper textbooks and better access for higher ed students
Recently at the Texas Linux Fest, Ross Reedstrom introduced me to OpenStax. I've heard of a lot of open educational resources (OER) but not this particular one. It's certainly a project I'm going to follow now.read more
How to Install Nginx with Let's encrypt and get A+ from SSLLabs Test
In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to install and configure the Nginx web server with Let's encrypt certificate and how to obtain an A+ rating from SSL Labs for the SSL setup.
Use LVM to Upgrade Fedora
Most users find it simple to upgrade from one Fedora release to the next with the standard process. However, there are inevitably many special cases that Fedora can also handle. This article shows one way to upgrade using DNF along with Logical Volume Management (LVM) to keep a bootable backup in case of problems. This example […]
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Is Now Certified on Intel's NUC Mini PCs and IoT Boards
Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system used by millions of computer users worldwide, announced today that Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is now certified on Intel's NUCs for IoT device development.
The EU Parliament Legal Affairs Committee Vote on Directive on Copyright, David Clark Cause and IBM's Call for Code, Equus' New WHITEBOX OPEN Server Platform and More
News briefs for June 21, 2018.
Fanless Skylake embedded PC loads up on PCIe
Teguar’s fanless, Linux-friendly “TB-5045” embedded PC features a 6th Gen Core CPU, up to 32GB DDR4, triple display support, 4x GbE, 6x USB, 4x serial, 2x external SATA bays, 3x mini-PCIe, and optional dual PCIe slots. Charlotte, North Carolina based Teguar Computers, which is new to the pages of LinuxGizmos, makes a variety of medical PCs, touch-panel computers, and other embedded gear, including a line of Waterproof PCs.
How to install Pip on Debian 9
Pip is a package management system that simplifies installation and management of software packages written in Python such as those found in the Python Package Index (PyPI). This tutorial will walk you through installing Python Pip on Debian 9 and teach you how to install and manage Python packages with pip.
PulseAudio 12 Open-Source Sound System Released with AirPlay, A2DP Improvements
PulseAudio 12.0, a major version of its open-source sound server program designed to work on a wide-range of POSIX operating systems like Linux, BSD, macOS, and others, was released with numerous improvements and new features.
6 Open Source AI Tools to Know
In open source, no matter how original your own idea seems, it is always wise to see if someone else has already executed the concept. For organizations and individuals interested in leveraging the growing power of artificial intelligence (AI), many of the best tools are not only free and open source, but, in many cases, have already been hardened and tested.
The LJ Password Generator Tool
In the password generating tool from my last article,at its most simple, you specify the number of characters you want in thepassword, and each is then chosen randomly from a pool of acceptable values.With the built-in RANDOM in the Linux shell, that's super easy to do:
Automotive Grade Linux joins the Van Life with Mercedes-Benz Vans deal
Mercedes-Benz Vans has tapped the Linux-based AGL infotainment stack for next-gen vehicles equipped with cutting-edge connectivity and robotics technology. The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project announced that Mercedes-Benz Vans is using the open source AGL platform as a foundation for a new onboard OS for its commercial vehicles. The Daimler business unit will […]
How to Easily Install Windows Games on Linux with Winepak
Installing Windows games on Linux has always been a tricky endeavor. Winepak changes all that.
Troubleshooting a Buildah script
As both a father of teenagers and a software engineer, I spend most of my time dealing with problems. Whether the problem is large or small, many times you can't find the cause of an issue by looking directly at it. Instead, you need to step back and investigate the environment where the situation exists.read more
GNOME 3.30 Desktop Environment Gets New Milestone, Beta Expected on August 1
The GNOME Project announced the release and availability of the third development milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.30 "Almería" desktop environment for Linux-based operating systems.
Skylake module aces OSADL’s real-time Linux tests
Congatec has joined the Open Source Automation Development Lab, which has certified that the real-time Linux stack for the Skylake Xeon-E3 based Conga-TS170 COM Express module offers “excellent response times.” The Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) has certified Congatec’s implementation of real-time Linux (RTL), and has accepted Congatec as a member. Congatec will continued […]
How to Install Pimcore CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Pimcore is a free and open-source enterprise content management system written in PHP language and uses MySQL/MariaDB for databases. It is fast, flexible, and designer and developer-friendly that allow us to manage and share all of our digital assets across any channel.
Easy guide on how to install Java on Ubuntu systems
Java is a high level programming language that is being used for a large number of applications & is installed on large number of servers/systems. We have already covered how we can install java...
Five Common Chromebook Myths Debunked
Some prior facts about Chromebook and Chrome OS are no longer true today.
How To Download & Install XAMPP On Linux
XAMPP is a development tool for web developers specially targetted towards back-end web development i.e., server-side scripting, managing databases, etc. XAMPP is easy to install (and get to work), unlike other methods where one has to download all the individual programs manually and set them up on their choice of platform which is tedious and time consuming for newbies.
Let’s discuss some examples of SED command
Sed command or Stream Editor is one of the most utilised utility for Linux systems. It is mainly used for text substitution, find/replace operations & also other text manipulations like search, insertions deletion. We...