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Six years ago today, Steam was released for Linux - Happy Birthday
Happy official birthday to the Steam client for Linux, today marks six years since it released for everyone.
Governments Are Spending Billions on Software They Can Get with Freedom
It’s an issue, because it’s not going to end. Governments are claiming problems and issues in transferring to free software, and in doing that, they keep paying millions and millions of dollars each year, and continue to do so indefinitely; They have no plans to switch to free (as in freedom) locally-developed alternatives.
How to Install Pagekit CMS on Debian 9
Pagekit is modern, intuitive, modular, and flexible open source (MIT license) CMS built with Symfony components and Vue.js. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the Pagekit CMS installation process on a Debian 9 (stretch) operating system by using NGINX as a web server, MariaDB as a database server, and optionally you can secure transport layer by using acme.sh client and Let's Encrypt certificate.
How To Downgrade Packages To A Specific Version With Apt In Debian, Ubuntu Or Linux Mint
This article explains how to downgrade a package to a specific version using apt, in Debian, Ubuntu or Linux Mint (from the command line).
Linspire CE 8.0 Office 365 Released
today the Linspire team is pleased to announce the release of Cloud Edition 8.0 Office 365. This is an update to our CE Office - by far one of our most popular business releases for 2018. We have worked diligently to thoroughly integrate Microsoft’s web services into this product. Who was this designed for? For our business and education users who rely on Microsoft’s web services in their offices and classrooms. CE Office 365 offers the standard Microsoft Office online platform married to the stability and security of the Linux desktop.
Modeling the Entire Universe
For this article, I want to look at the largest thing possible, the wholeuniverse. At least, that's the claim made by Celestia, the softwarepackage I'm introducing here. In all seriousness though,Celestia is a very well done astronomical simulator, similar to othersoftware packages like Stellarium. Celestia is completely open source and islicensed under the GPL.
Latte – Excellent KDE Dock based on Plasma Frameworks
Latte is a dock based on plasma frameworks that aims to offer an elegant and intuitive experience for your tasks and KDE Plasma widgets. It animates its contents by using parabolic zoom effect and tries to be as unobtrusive is possible.
4 Methods To Change The HostName In Linux
2DayGeek: We can easily change the hostname on systemd system using the below four methods.
New Tabbed Layout Coming On LibreOffice v6.2
LibreOffice, the most popular open source office suite program is set to feature a new look and feel in the coming v6.2 release, called the tabbed layout. As of now, the current stable version is in v6.1.4 and its default look currently mimics the traditional menu-based GUI and some toolbars.
A Line in the Sand
Linux Journal was born in one fight and grew through a series of others. Our first fight was for freedom. That began in 1993, when Phil Hughes started work toward a free software magazine. The fight for free software was still there when that magazine was born as Linux Journal in April 1994. Then a second fight began. That one was against all forms of closed and proprietary software, including the commercial UNIX variants that Linux would eventually defeat. .........................
New Ports Bring Linux to Arm Laptops, Android to the Pi
The latest Linux-related ports include an AArch64-Laptops project that enables owners of Windows-equipped Arm laptops and tablets to load Ubuntu. There’s also a Kickstarter project to develop a Raspberry Pi friendly version of Google’s low-end Android 9 Pi Go stack. Even Windows is spreading its wings. A third-party project has released a WoA installer that enables a full Windows 10 image to run on the Pi.
How to Create a Swap File in Linux
In this article, we will talk about Swap files, and how to create swap space in Linux using a swap file. But before we begin, we need to clarify what swap actually is. Swap is reserved disk space that is used as a place where the OS can temporarily store data when the physical RAM memory is full or close to full. In other words, swap is reserved virtual memory on the disk. Usually, swap is used to improve and maintain system performance when we are dealing with some resource-heavy tasks.
How to List Installed Packages on CentOS
In this tutorial, we will show you how to list and filter installed packages on CentOS. Knowing how to list installed packages on your CentOS system can be helpful in situations where you need to install the same packages on another machine or if you want to re-install your system.
Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Released with Linux Kernel 4.18 from Ubuntu 18.10, More
After a one-week delay, Canonical released today the second point release of its latest LTS (Long Term Support) operating system series, Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver).
Python 3.8 alpha in Fedora
The Python developers have released the first alpha of Python 3.8.0 and you can already try it out in Fedora! Test your Python code with 3.8 early to avoid surprises once the final 3.8.0 is out in October. Install Python 3.8 on Fedora If you have Fedora 29 or newer, you can install Python 3.8 [[he]#8230[/he]]
Why I love free software
The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is a charity that supports and promote the use of free software. Their latest income and expense report for 2017, shows that much of their efforts focus on, beyond basic infrastructure costs, public awareness, legal work, and policy work.
How To Change HostName In Linux?
We set the hostname while installing the operating system. Beginners don’t know the hostname is important and they give any name as a hostname. Say for example, they might give CentOS as a hostname while installing the CentOS in the system. If so, don’t worry, we can change the hostname at any point of time in Linux.
Top 5 podcasts for Linux news and tips
Like many Linux enthusiasts, I listen to a lot of podcasts. I find my daily commute is the best time to get some time to myself and catch up on the latest tech news. Over the years, I have subscribed and unsubscribed to more show feeds than I care to think about and have distilled them down to the best of the best.Here are my top five Linux podcasts I think you should be listening to in 2019, plus a couple of bonus picks.read more
Convert your Fedora Silverblue to HTPC with Kodi
Ever wanted to create a HTPC from old computer laying around. Or just have some spare time and want to try something new. This article could be just for you. It will show you the step by step process to convert a Fedora Silverblue to a fully fledged HTPC. What is Fedora Silverblue, Kodi and […]
2018 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners
The polls are closed and the results for the 2018 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards are in. Kubernetes, Firefox, Ardour, and System76 are among the winners. The Members Choice Awards allow members of the Linux community to choose their favorite products/projects in a variety of categories including Orchestrator of the Year, Browser of the Year, and Linux Desktop Vendor of the Year.
Artificial intelligence: Examples of how to start successfully
CIOs have moved from talking about AI to trying to jumpstart projects.
9 Best Linux-Based Security Tools
Information security specialists and sysadmins need to be sure their networks are sealed against malicious attacks. This is why the practice of penetration testing is commonly employed, to sniff out security vulnerabilities before malicious hackers. Home Linux users should also be wary about the security of their systems. There are a huge variety of tools for accomplishing this, but some stand out in the industry more than others.
Drinking coffee with AWK
The following is based on a true story, although some names and details have been changed.A long time ago, in a place far away, there was an office. The office did not, for various reasons, buy instant coffee. Some workers in that office got together and decided to institute the "Coffee Corner."read more
RPi pseudo-clone features M.2 and PoE HAT support
SinoVoip unvealed a mid-range “Banana Pi BPI-M4” SBC that runs Android 8.1 or Linux or a quad -A53 Realtek RTD1395 SoC plus HDMI, M.2, WiFi/BT, 40-pin GPIO, PoE support, and 5x USB ports. SinoVoip is known for its Allwinner based SBCs, but last year it tried out a Realtek RTD1296 for its Banana Pi BPI-W2 […]
What is Server Virtualization: Is It Right For Your Business?
In the modern world of IT application deployment, server virtualization is a commonly used term. But what exactly is server virtualization and is it right for your business?
Getting started with the cat command
Cat is a fairly simple tool designed to concatenate and write file(s) to your screen, which is known as standard output (stdout). It is part of the GNU Core Utils released under the GPLv3+ license. You can expect to find it in just about any Linux distribution or other Unix operating environment, such as FreeBSD or Solaris. The simplest use of cat is to show the contents of a file. Here is an example with a file named hello.world:read more
How to Install vTiger CRM on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
vTiger CRM is an Open Source Customer Relationship Management software for your business. It is specially designed for ease of use to allow business owners to collaborate and automate engaging experiences with customers throughout the entire process. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install vTiger CRM on Ubuntu 18.04 server.
Ways To Contribute Back To Linux Community
So you've been a part of the huge collaborative Linux community and have learned or benefited a lot from them. And now you hear about contributing back some love to the community through various means: developing software, maintaining, documenting, sharing, etc Maybe you are stuck figuring out at which to choose right now. Or have no idea at all where to start.
How to build a WiFi picture frame with a Raspberry Pi
Digital picture frames are really nice because they let you enjoy your photos without having to print them out. Plus, adding and removing digital files is a lot easier than opening a traditional frame and swapping the picture inside when you want to display a new photo. Even so, it's still a bit of overhead to remove your SD card, USB stick, or other storage from a digital picture frame, plug it into your computer, and copy new pictures onto it.read more
Odroid-N2 SBC has hexa-core Amlogic S922X and $63 to $79 price
Hardkernel announced an “Odroid-N2” SBC with a Cortex-A73 and -A53 based Amlogic S922X SoC plus 2-4GB DDR4, 4x USB 3.0, HDMI 2.1, an audio DAC, and a 40-pin header. Hardkernel unveiled its open-spec, Ubuntu-ready Odroid-N1 SBC a year ago with a Rockchip RK3399 SoC. Since it was scheduled for June shipment, we included it our […]
How to Password Protect and Encrypt a File on Linux Command Line
In this Linux quick tip we will discuss password protecting a file using GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG). This tool provides digital encryption and signing services using the OpenPGP standard. We will cover the basics of the gpg command in respects to encryption and decryption files using a passphrase, how to confirm encryption and specifying which cipher to use.
Mirantis to Help Build AT&T's Edge Computing Network for 5G On Open Source
The two companies hope other telcos will follow AT&T's lead in building their 5G networks on open source software.
How to use Linux Cockpit to manage system performance
Linux Cockpit is a web-based interface that provides graphical administrative access to a system. Here's a look at what it allows you to control.
3 new ways to contribute code to Ansible
Ansible is the most active community in the configuration management space; according to GitHub[he]#039[/he]s State of the Octoverse report, it was the seventh most contributed project of 2018.
How to Write a Shell Script in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
A shell script is a Linux based script that has commands written into it and when the user executes the script, all those commands that are in the script are then executed one by one. This tutorial shows you how to get started with writing shell scripts in Ubuntu Linux.
Announcing the 2018 Open Source Yearbook: Download now
The fourth annual Open Source Yearbook looks back at 20 years of open source and rounds up hot new technologies and trends. Get your free PDF download of the 2018 Open Source Yearbook.
How To Check CPU, Memory And Swap Utilization Percentage In Linux?
Do you know how to check overall CPU, Memory and Swap percentage in Linux? If no, check the article for more details.
SMARC module taps high-end i.MX8 SoC with Linux BSP
The MSC SM2S-IMX8 is a Linux-supported SMARC module with a hexa-core i.MX8 SoC, up to 8GB LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC, optional WiFi/BT, a dual GbE controller, plus 4K video, SATA III, PCIe, and optional -40 to 85°C. Avnet-owned MSC Technologies offers a variety of SMARC modules including the Intel Apollo Lake based SM2F-AL, the i.MX6 [[he]#8230[/he]]
OpenMandriva 4.0 Enters Beta with Linux 4.20, KDE Plasma 5.15, and LibreOffice 6.2
The OpenMandriva project finally kicked of 2019 with the beta release of their upcoming and long-anticipated OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 operating system.
Linux Ping Command
The ping command is one of the most used utilities for troubleshooting, testing and diagnosing network connectivity issues. Ping works by sending one or more ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) Echo Request packages to a specified destination IP on the network and waits for a reply. When the destination receives the package, it will respond back with an ICMP echo reply.
Deploy a Django REST service on Openshift
In a previous article we have seen how to build a [he]#8220[/he]To Do[he]#8221[/he] application using the Django REST Framework. In this article we will look on how we can use Minishift to deploy this application on a local Openshift cluster. Prerequisites This article is the second part of a series, you should make sure that [[he]#8230[/he]]
How to Use SFTP to Transfer Files to/from Linux Servers
SFTP makes it easier to transfer files securely to a remote server. Filezilla and WinSCP also come with support for SFTP. Learn how you can use SFTP to transfer files.
What's new in KDE Plasma 5.15
KDE Plasma 5.15 has been released on the 12th of February and I am looking at 6 of its features that stood out for me. In the video, I used KDE Neon 5.15 which has already been updated to the latest of Plasma Goodness and I also attached links to the official release notes and change log. Enjoy!
How To Install, Configure And Use Fish Shell In Linux?
2DayGeek: Did you ever tried the fish shell? It's worth to give a try.
Essential System Tools: QJournalctl – Graphical User Interface for systemd’s journalctl
This is the latest in our series of articles highlighting essential system tools. These are small, indispensable utilities, useful for system administrators as well as regular users of Linux based systems. The series examines both graphical and text based open source utilities. For this article, we’ll look at QJournalctl, a Qt-based Graphical User Interface for systemd’s journalctl command.
KDE releases a new version of the Plasma desktop environment
Say hello to Plasma 5.15, the newest version of KDE[he]#039[/he]s acclaimed desktop environment.This February release of KDE Plasma comes with a wide range of new features and improvements.
Nautilus Exif, PDF And Audio Metadata Tag Columns Extension For Ubuntu
Nautilus Columns is a Nautilus file manager Python extension that adds metadata tags in the Nautilus list view, for audio (mp3, flac and wav), image and PDF files.
How to Install Bolt CMS on Fedora 29
Bolt is a sophisticated, lightweight and simple CMS. In this tutorial, we will go through the Bolt CMS installation on Fedora 29 system by using Nginx as a web server, MariaDB as a database server, and optionally you can secure transport layer by using acme.sh client and Let's Encrypt certificate authority to add SSL support.
KDE Plasma 5.15 Desktop Environment Officially Released, Here's What's New
The KDE Project released today KDE Plasma 5.15, a major new series that introduces numerous new features and improvements to the popular GNU/Linux graphical desktop environment.
Two graphical tools for manipulating PDFs on the Linux desktop
With the way I talk and write about PDFs and tools for working with them, some people think I'm in love with the format. I'm not, for a variety of reasons I won't go into here.I won't go so far as saying PDFs are a necessary evil in my personal and professional life—rather they're a necessary not-so-good. Often I have to use PDFs, even though there are better alternatives for delivering documents.read more