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Easy way 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...
Top Linux tools for writers
If you've read my article about how I switched to Linux, then you know that I’m a superuser. I also stated that I’m not an “expert” on anything. That’s still fair to say. But I have learned many helpful things over the last several years, and I'd like to pass these tips along to other new Linux users.Today, I’m going to discuss the tools I use when I write. I based my choices on three criteria:read more
5 Things to Look Forward to in Krita 4.0
That Krita has become one of the most popular applications for painting among digital artists is an understatement. The great thing is that, with every new version, Krita just gets better and better. The latest release is a perfect example of that. Check out what you can look forward to in the new 4.0 version.
How to Install Laravel on Debian 9
In this 7-step guide, we will show you how to install Laravel on Debian 9. We’ll install Laravel together with PHP-FPM and Nginx. Laravel is a next generation of PHP framework, and it’s the most popular open-source PHP framework lately. It is intended for the modern, rapid development of web applications, following the MVC model. Installing Laravel (The PHP Framework For Web Artisans, its how they called it) on Debian 9 is an easy task and it should take few minutes to finish it. This guide should work on other Linux operating systems, but was written and tested for Debian 9. Let’s get started!
Linux More Popular than Windows in Stack Overflow's 2018 Developer Survey
Stack Overflow, the largest and most trusted online community for developers, published the results of their annual developer survey, held throughout January 2018.
Linux mkfifo Command Tutorial for Beginners (with Examples)
If you're even a moderate Linux command line user, you must be aware of pipes, a fundamental command line feature that allows processes to communicate. Then there's a concept of named pipes (yeah, pipes with names, so that you can do more with pipes). The mkfifo command lets you create such named pipes.
Which Linux Distribution to Use After Ubuntu?
If you have gained some Linux skills after using Ubuntu for some time, you may try switching to these distributions to explore the world of Linux distributions further.
Digitizing VHS with Fedora
Just before Christmas, I decided it was time for my kids to see one of my favorite movies: The Muppet Christmas Carol. I grabbed the tape (yes, tape) off the shelf and put it in the VCR (yes, VCR) and... nothing happened. Oh no!read more
Mozilla Accepting Applications for Internet Fellowships, Node.js Now Available as a Snap, Krita 4.0.0 Released and More
News briefs for March 22, 2018.
GitHub: Our dependency scan has found four million security flaws in public repos
GitHub says its security scan for old vulnerabilities in JavaScript and Ruby libraries has turned up over four million bugs and sparked a major clean-up by project owners.
Mozilla stops Facebook advertising, demands privacy changes
It's probably not top of Mark Zuckerberg's worry list this week but Mozilla Corporation, developer of the Firefox browser, is officially unhappy with Facebook.
FOSS Project Spotlight: Sawmill, the Data Processing Project
Introducing Sawmill, an open-source Java library for enriching, transforming andfiltering JSON documents.
Hybrid cloud security: Emerging lessons
New and emerging security lessons becoming evident as hybrid cloud infrastructures grow up. As hybrid cloud infrastructures mature, so do the collective lessons learned from these implementations.
Best Open Source Content Management System
Vote on the following management systems: Concrete5, Durpal, Grav, Joomla, ModX and Wordpress. You can also suggest: "Other" but please write in a comment.
Modular PLC platform runs Linux on Allwinner H5
UniPi’s “Axon” line of 13 DIN-rail PLC systems for smart home and building automation run Linux on an Allwinner H5, and offer GbE, WiFi, BT, and varying configurations of DIDO, analog I/O, relays, and serial I/O.
Node.js Is Now Available as a Snap on Ubuntu, Other GNU/Linux Distributions
Node.js, the widely-used open-source and cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment for executing server-side JavaScript code, is now officially available as a Snap package for the Linux platform.
Block Web traffic in Apache server using .htaccess
htaccess file is a very important & useful file used to alter the configuration of Apache web server. .htaccess files can be used to change the configuration of the Apache Web Server to enable/disable...
How to install XMB forum on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
XMB forum also known as eXtreme Message Board is a free and open source forum software written in PHP and uses MySQL database backend. XMB is a simple, lightweight, easy to use, Powerful and highly customizable. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install XMB forum on Ubuntu 16.04.
Simple Load Balancing with DNS on Linux
When you have server back ends built of multiple servers, such as clustered or mirrored web or file servers, a load balancer provides a single point of entry
How to install pip on Debian 9
We will show you, how to install pip on Debian 9. pip is a package management system which you can use to install and manage packages written in Python. Python is a programming language that allows you to perform web development, software development, system administration, scientific and numeric data analysis and much more. The Python Package Index (PyPI) hosts thousands of third-party modules for Python and you can install any of these modules using the pip package manager. Installing Pip on Debian is really an easy task, just follow the steps bellow carefully and you should have pip installed on a Debian 9 VPS in few minutes.
chkservice – A Tool For Managing Systemd Units From Linux Terminal
2DayGeek: chkservice is an ncurses-based tool for managing systemd units from the terminal.
Raspberry Pi 3B+ Speeds Up Three Ways
Although the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ may not be the huge breakthrough that we expect to see with next year’s Raspberry Pi 4, it’s certainly a welcome improvement that should help the platform continue to dominate.
Krita 4.0 Open-Source Digital Painting App Is One of the Biggest Releases Ever
We've just been informed today by Krita Foundation's Scott Petrovic about the release and immediate availability of the Krita 4.0 open-source and cross-platform digital painting software for Linux, Windows, and Mac systems.
How to create a Bash completion script
I recently worked on creating a Bash completion script for a project, and I enjoyed it very much. In this post, I will try to familiarize you with the process of creating a Bash completion script.What is Bash completion?Bash completion is a functionality through which Bash helps users type their commands more quickly and easily. It does this by presenting possible options when users press the Tab key while typing a command.read more
Aggressive New Activities of Microsoft-Connected Patent Trolls: Finjan, Intellectual Ventures, and Dominion Harbor
The extensive group of Microsoft-connected patent trolls is still very much active; Microsoft funds them, arms them, and gives them instructions while offering people 'protection' from them (if and only if they choose Azure)
Learn to install Eclipse on Linux (RHEL/CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu/Debian)
Eclipse is well known Integrated Development Environment or in short an IDE, that is used for the programming. Though it is mainly used as JAVA IDE but it provides IDE (with the help of...
How to Switch to Xorg from Wayland in Ubuntu 17.10
The default display server in Ubuntu 17.10 is Wayland instead of the usual Xorg. If you are still using apps that only run in X11, here’s how you can easily switch to Xorg from Wayland in Ubuntu 17.10
How To Install/Upgrade Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) In Oracle Linux
Oracle Linux is the only recommended Linux distribution for Oracle applications, which provide the most secure, scalable, and reliable solution for your mission critical workloads; it provides the best performance and the latest features from Oracle and the mainline kernel community.
Seeking Fellows for a Better Internet: Apply
More than ever, we need a movement to ensure the internet remains a force for good. We need people who stop the spread of misinformation, who put individuals in control of their data, and who keep artificial intelligence accountable. We need people who ensure smart cities and next-generation voice technology are diverse and equitable, and who conduct open research. Mozilla Fellows do just this. And today, we’re opening applications for our 2018-2019 cohort of Mozilla Fellows, with $1.2 million in support.
Protecting Code Integrity with PGP -- Part 6: Using PGP with Git
In this tutorial series, we're providing practical guidelines for using PGP, including basic concepts and generating and protecting your keys. If you missed the previous articles, you can catch up below. In this article, we look at Git's integration with PGP, starting with signed tags, then introducing signed commits, and finally adding support for signed pushes.
New Security Features for Google Cloud Platform, U-Boot Now Includes iSCSI Support and More
News briefs for March 21, 2018.
Make sweet music with digital audio workstation Rosegarden
Sometimes it surprises me just how many music applications there are for GNU/Linux. There are the obvious ones, like the amazing Ardour digital audio workstation (DAW) and Audacity, the ubiquitous waveform editor and all-around Swiss Army knife. And then there are those lesser-known applications that hum away happily, developed by a team of dedicated programmers and powering all manner of creative output.read more
Top 7 Remote Access Apps For Linux
A common misconception among Linux users is that it is near impossible to remote into your Linux PC over the Internet. In truth, there are a number of remote apps available for Linux. In this article, I'll share my most recommended remote apps for Linux.
Do I Have to Use a Free/Open Source License?
A few weeks ago I ran into a neighbor, whom I'll call Leo, while he was out taking his dogs to the park. Leo stopped me to ask about some software he's developing. The thing is, Leo was not the first person I've spoken to who assumed that software had to be released under an open source license. I've had multiple conversations with different people, all of whom had mentally equated "software license" with "open source license."
Debian-driven DragonBoard expands to 96Boards Extended spec
Arrow has launched its $199 DragonBoard 820c, an open-spec, Snapdragon 820E based 96Boards CE Extended SBC with an audio header and a second 60-pin connector in addition to the usual 40- and 60-pin headers.
How to use Ansible to patch systems and install applications
Have you ever wondered how to patch your systems, reboot, and continue working?If so, you'll be interested in Ansible, a simple configuration management tool that can make some of the hardest work easy. For example, system administration tasks that can be complicated, take hours to complete, or have complex requirements for security.read more
Valve's Latest Steam Client Adds 2X-Scaling Mode on Linux, HiDPI on Windows 10
Valve released today a new Steam Client stable update for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows, bringing long-anticipated features and improvements, along with numerous bug fixes.
Linux OD Command Tutorial for Beginners (6 Examples)
There may be times when while working on the Linux command line, you might want to display/convert content in a file in/to a form other than its original form, like decimal or octal. Gladly, there's an inbuilt command line tool that you can use in situations like these.
Programming languages can be hard to grasp for non-English speakers. Step forward, Bato: A Ruby port for Filipinos
Project hopes to bring dev skills to developing nationA Filipino developer is hoping his handmade Ruby port will help bring coding skills to some of the Philippines's poorest communities.…
8 tips for better agile retrospective meetings
I’ve often thought that retrospectives should be called prospectives, as that term concerns the future rather than focusing on the past. The retro itself is truly future-looking: It’s the space where we can ask the question, “With what we know now, what’s the next experiment we need to try for improving our lives, and the lives of our customers?”read more
Microsoft Promises Not to Sue Over GPLv2 Compliance Issues
Microsoft and other tech giants agree to offer open source users and developers the chance to remedy GPLv2 compliance issues rather than pursue legal action.
Microsoft joins group working to 'cure' open-source licensing issues
Microsoft is one of 10 companies now committed to work through open-source software licensing problems involving the GPL with customers before resorting to legal action.
How to Install Apache Maven on CentOS 7
Apache Maven is a software project management tool based on the POM (Project, Object, Model) concept. Maven is a build automation tool used primarily for Java-based projects, but can also be used to build and manage projects written in C#, Ruby, Scala, and other languages. In this tutorial, we will show you step-by-step how to install and configure Apache Maven on a CentOS 7 system.
Python 3.7 now available in Fedora
On February 28th 2018, the second beta of Python 3.7 was released. This new version contains lots of fixes and, notably, several new features available for everyone to test. The pre-release of Python 3.7 is available not only in Fedora Rawhide... Continue Reading →
Using a Raspberry Pi to Monitor Internet Speeds
When diagnosing internet and network connectivity, having a way to monitor issues over time is important. Here we will look at how to periodically log up and down speeds of the network.
5 Useful Terminal Tools to Better Manage Processes in Linux
Linux offers a number of tools for examining your running processes. Here are some of the best terminal tools for you to better manage processes in Linux.
Configure an amateur radio gateway with a Raspberry Pi
The APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System) is a worldwide digital communications network for amateur radio, providing a single national channel where people can monitor what is happening in the surrounding area.APRS uses packet radio (AX.25), which Tom Karpiniec described in his excellent Opensource.com article "Packet radio lives on through open source software," as the transport layer.read more
Raspberry Pi CM3 carrier has an Artik MCU for offline Bluetooth
Resin.io’s fleet-oriented “Fin” carrier runs its Docker-friendly ResinOS and Resin.io IoT framework on a Raspberry Pi Compute Module. It offers RPi 3 like ports, plus a mini-PCIe slot and an Artik 020 MCU for offline Bluetooth links. Resin.io, the company behind the Linux/Javascript-based Resin.io IoT framework for deploying applications as Docker containers, as well as […]
Ubuntu 18.10 Will Boot Faster, Thanks to LZ4 Initramfs Compression
If you plan on upgrading to the forthcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system this spring, chances are your computer will boot a little faster thanks to the implementation of a stronger compression algorithm for the initial ramdisk.
Docker Turns 5
In March 2013, Solomon Hykes first introduced the world to a new generation of LInux containers that he dubbed - Docker. Over the last five years, Docker as a technology and as a company has remade both itself and the software industry.