Copy file contents into Clipboard without displaying its contents, using Xclip and Xsel programs in Linux

February 28, 2021, 1:11 am CST

This guide explains how to copy file contents into clipboard in Linux using Xclip and Xsel programs, without actually displaying the contents of the files.

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Happy birthday, Python, you're 30 years old this week: Easy to learn, and the right tool at the right time

February 27, 2021, 11:57 pm CST

Popular programming language, at the top of its game, still struggles to please everyone. Feature The 30th anniversary of Python this week finds the programming language at the top of its game, but not without challenges.…

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Linux Mint users in hot water for being slow with security updates, running old versions

February 27, 2021, 10:42 pm CST

Automatic updates? 'We have ideas on how to improve this,' says founder. Linux Mint founder Clem Lefebvre has complained that too many users are slow to apply updates or run unsupported versions of the operating system.…

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Firefox 86 Brings Total Cookie Protection and Multi-PIP Feature

February 27, 2021, 9:28 pm CST

Mozilla announced the latest release of Firefox 86 and it brings important features that make you more secure on the web.

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Fanless Coffee Lake computer targets testing and analysis

February 27, 2021, 8:14 pm CST

Nexcom’s semi-rugged “Neu-X302” embedded PC offers an 8th or 9th Gen Core CPU plus 4x USB 3.0, 2x GbE, 6x COM, and 2x M.2, plus SATA, VGA, and HDMI. Nexcom announced a variation on its 8th Gen Coffee Lake based Neu-X300 embedded computer that adds support for 9th Gen Coffee Lake Refresh and more serial […]

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Linux as root partition on Hyper-V: Microsoft submits patches for kernel 5.12

February 27, 2021, 6:59 pm CST

Next step in Redmond's 'complete virtualization stack with Linux'. Patches submitted by Microsoft for the next version of the Linux kernel, 5.12, add the ability to boot the OS as the root partition on its Hyper-V hypervisor.…

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Red Hat opens the door for both VMs and containers in its latest OpenShift release

February 27, 2021, 5:45 pm CST

Red Hat's OpenShift 4.7 can help you manage your entire cloud application stack.

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Red Hat returns with another peace offering in the wake of the CentOS Stream affair: More free stuff

February 27, 2021, 4:31 pm CST

Approved open-source projects to get no-cost subscriptions (if they haven't already got one). Red Hat today further extended its olive branch to open-source groups with another freebie of sorts: this time, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for Open Source Infrastructure.…

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Tor-Based OnionShare 2.3 File Sharing Tool Gets Tabs, Anonymous Chat, and Dedicated CLI Version

February 27, 2021, 3:16 pm CST

OnionShare, the open-source and cross-platform tool for securely and anonymously sharing files, hosting websites over the Tor network, has been updated to version 2.3, a major release with new features and improvements.

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Arm-based IoT gateway reaches out with WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE, and NB-IoT

February 27, 2021, 2:02 pm CST

Aaeon’s compact “SRG-3352C” IoT gateway is equipped with a TI AM3352, 3x USB, 2x RS-485, 2x GbE, WiFi/BT, mini-PCIe with micro-SIM, and an NB-IoT connector. It’s always a bit troubling when vendors omit the name of an embedded system’s processor. However, Aaeon’s fanless SRG-3352C Compact Edge IoT Gateway System, which is said to be based […]

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Getting started with COBOL development on Fedora Linux 33

February 27, 2021, 12:48 pm CST

COBOL is still powering business critical operations and Fedora 33 is an excellent platfrom for COBOL development. Learn how to install and configure COBOL as well as compile and run a program.

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Build your own technology on Linux

February 27, 2021, 11:33 am CST

In 2021, there are more reasons why people love Linux than ever before. In this series, I'll share 21 different reasons to use Linux. Linux empowers its users to build their own tools.

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Telegram Desktop 2.6 Released with Disappearing Messages in Chats, Groups, and Channels

February 27, 2021, 10:19 am CST

Telegram Desktop 2.6 has been released today two months after the 2.5 series with various new features and improvements, including the ability to auto-delete messages for everyone.

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Netrunner 21.0 Released Based on Debian Stable 10.7 With Modern Hardware Support and Updated Packages

February 27, 2021, 9:05 am CST

The Debian-based distribution "Netrunner" comes up with a new release that includes an updated base along with package upgrades.

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Free And Open Source RTS Game 0 A.D. Alpha 24 Xšay?rš? Released

February 27, 2021, 7:50 am CST

0 A.D. Alpha 24 Alpha 24 Xšay?rš? has been released over the weekend, after almost 3 years since the previous release.

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How to install TeamViewer in Linux

February 27, 2021, 6:36 am CST

TeamViewer is a cross-platform application that enables an user to control remote computers over the internet or network. This quick article shows how to install the latest TeamViewer on various Linux distributions.

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Cortex-A7 module debuts with optional Pico-ITX carrier

February 27, 2021, 5:21 am CST

DH unveiled a “DHCOM STM32MP1” module that runs Linux on ST’s Cortex-A7/M4 SoC with up to 1GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, and WiFi/BT. “DH PicoITX2” and “DH PDK” carriers are also available. DH Electronics, which built the Avenger96 96Boards SBC for Arrow, has returned with a module based on the same STM32MP1 SoC. The SODIMM-style, 67.6 […]

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How to embed a binary file in a bash shell script

February 27, 2021, 4:07 am CST

You may have been in a situation where you want to embed a binary file in your shell script before sharing it with others. For example, you are working on an installation script that includes a tarball. Or you are writing a portable shell script that includes any external dependency. Find out find out how you can include a binary file in a bash script and how to retrieve it from the script.

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Framework Laptop Brings Hardware Upgrade to a New Level

February 27, 2021, 3:06 am CST

Think about this. What if, you buy a laptop today and can simply swap and upgrade hardware components when needed and use that device for decades. Sounds interesting, isn't it? Introducing Framework Laptop.

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Open-spec Raspberry Pi CM4 carrier has M.2 and GbE with PoE

February 27, 2021, 2:04 am CST

Oratek’s $110 “Tofu” carrier for the RPi CM4 is equipped with GbE with PoE, HDMI, 3x USB, Type-C, MIPI DSI- and CSI, 7.5-28VDC input, and M.2 with micro-SIM and NVMe support. The Oct. 2020 launch of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, which lacks pin compatibility with the RPi CM3, has attracted a new wave […]

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3 Linux terminals you need to try

February 27, 2021, 1:03 am CST

In 2021, there are more reasons why people love Linux than ever before. In this series, I'll share 21 different reasons to use Linux. The ability to choose your own terminal is a big reason to use Linux. Many people think once you've used one terminal interface, you've used them all. But users who love the terminal know there are minor but important differences between them. This article looks at three of my favorites.

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Mageia 8 Released with Linux 5.10 LTS, Better Support for NVIDIA Optimus Laptops

February 27, 2021, 12:01 am CST

After being in development for more than a year and a half, the Mageia 8 operating system is now officially released as a major update to this distro forked from Mandriva Linux.

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How I became a Kubernetes maintainer in 4 hours a week

February 26, 2021, 10:59 pm CST

"I want to contribute to Kubernetes, but I don't know where to start." I have heard (and even said) versions of this sentiment many times since Kubernetes started gaining influence. So, over the last year, I've spent time contributing to the project, and I've found it worth every minute. I've discovered that Kubernetes is a project with the right scale for anyone to make an impact in whatever time they have available in their schedule. For me, that was just four hours a week. No more, no less.

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Best Free Android Apps: OpenWeather – weather forecast tool

February 26, 2021, 9:58 pm CST

OpenWeather is an app that offers a simple way to access the latest weather forecast from your Android device. The software aggregates meteorological data from tens of thousands of weather stations, on-ground radars and satellites.

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How To Install ERPNext on CentOS 8

February 26, 2021, 8:56 pm CST

ERPNext is a completely robust ERP framework intended for small and medium-sized businesses. It covers an extensive variety of features, including accounting, CRM, inventory, selling, purchasing, manufacturing, projects, HR and payroll, website, e-commerce, and more – all of which make it profoundly adaptable and extendable.

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Navigate your FreeDOS system

February 26, 2021, 7:55 pm CST

FreeDOS is an open source implementation of DOS. It's not a remix of Linux, and it is compatible with the operating system that introduced many people to personal computing. This makes it an important resource for running legacy applications, playing retro games, updating firmware on motherboards, and experiencing a little bit of living computer history. In this article, I'll look at some of the essential commands used to navigate a FreeDOS system.

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How to change the MAC Address on CentOS 8

February 26, 2021, 6:53 pm CST

In this tutorial, you will learn how to change the MAC address of a network card using two different methods and how to verify that new MAC address.

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How to Install and Use PowerShell on Ubuntu 20.04

February 26, 2021, 5:52 pm CST

PowerShell is a task-based configuration tool of the Windows operating system which is also available for Linux. It is a very powerful tool used to automate system administrator tasks.

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How To List The Members Of A Group In Linux

February 26, 2021, 4:50 pm CST

This tutorial explains different ways to find and list all groups and list the members of a group in Linux and Unix-like operating systems.

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EDB tries to crowbar graph, JSON, and time-series data models into PostgreSQL -- but can they pull it off?

February 26, 2021, 3:49 pm CST

Specialist databases will still be necessary, analyst says. EDB, a prominant backer of the PostgreSQL open-source database, expects to focus on graph, JSON, and time-series data in the upcoming autumn release. Analysts, however, are sceptical about its ability to optimise for different data models ahead of built for purpose databases.…

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EDB tries to crowbar graph, JSON, and time-series data models into PostgreSQL – but can they pull it off?

February 26, 2021, 3:49 pm CST

Specialist databases will still be necessary, analyst says. EDB, a prominant backer of the PostgreSQL open-source database, expects to focus on graph, JSON, and time-series data in the upcoming autumn release. Analysts, however, are sceptical about its ability to optimise for different data models ahead of built for purpose databases.…

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Red Hat introduces free RHEL for open-source, non-profit organizations

February 26, 2021, 2:47 pm CST

Some CentOS users still aren't happy, but Red Hat is keeping its promise to open-source organizations that they'll have access to a free version of RHEL.

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How To Find Number Of CPU Cores From Commandline In Linux

February 26, 2021, 7:13 am CST

This brief guide describes how to find number CPU cores from command line in Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

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Xubuntu 21.04 to Ship with Xfce 4.16, Ayatana Indicators, and New Apps

February 26, 2021, 5:59 am CST

Xubuntu technical lead and Xfce core developer Sean Davis shares today a progress update for the upcoming Xubuntu 21.04 operating system, due for release in late April 2021.

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Khronos and EMVA collaborate on embedded camera standards

February 26, 2021, 4:44 am CST

The Khronos Group and the European Machine Vision Association have formed an Embedded Camera API Exploratory Group to explore open, royalty-free API standards for controlling embedded cameras and sensors. Beaverton, Oregon based The Khronos Group, known for graphic standards such as OpenGL and Vulkan, has announced a collaboration with the European Machine Vision Association to […]

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How to change the sudo password through command line on CentOS 8

February 26, 2021, 3:30 am CST

This tutorial shows step-by-step how a root user or user with sudo priveliges is able to change the sudo password on centOS 8.

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Install and Use Guacamole Remote Desktop on CentOS 8

February 26, 2021, 2:16 am CST

Apache Guacamole is a free, open-source, web-based and clientless remote desktop application that supports standard protocols like VNC, RDP, and SSH. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install the Guacamole server on CentOS 8.

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Blender 2.92 Adds a Brand-New Workflow for Editing Meshes, New Physics Simulation Methods

February 26, 2021, 1:01 am CST

The Blender Foundation released today Blender 2.92 as a major release to this open-source and cross-platform 3D computer graphics software used for creating 3D and printed models, visual effects, animated films, motion graphics, and computer games.

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Google kit uses RPi Zero and Coral Accelerator for machine learning

February 25, 2021, 9:18 pm CST

Google Creative Lab’s Alto project tasks the Coral USB Accelerator and Raspberry Pi Zero SBC to implement easy-to-understand machine learning using an open-source mini robot that you build yourself. Google Creative Lab has unveiled a project called Alto. Alto by Google Creative Lab is a “teachable object using the Coral USB Accelerator.” “ALTO” stands for […]

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Why Linux is critical to edge computing

February 25, 2021, 8:04 pm CST

In 2021, there are more reasons why people love Linux than ever before. In this series, I'll share 21 different reasons to use Linux. Linux is the ideal operating system for experimenting with edge computing. 

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How to read column data from a text file in a bash shell script

February 25, 2021, 6:50 pm CST

One common task in day-to-day shell scripting jobs is to read data line by line from a file, parse the data, and process it. The input file can be either a regular text file (e.g., logs or config files) where each line contains multiple fields separated by space, or a CSV file that is formatted with delimiter-separated values in each row. This bash tutorial describes how to read columns from a file and store them into separate variables for further processing.

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Losslessly Compress JPG Images via Linux Command Line

February 25, 2021, 5:35 pm CST

A step by step guide for optimizing JPG images on the Linux command line without any quality loss.

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Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Gmail

February 25, 2021, 4:21 pm CST

What if you are looking to move away from Google and embark on a new world of online freedom, where you are not constantly tracked, monetised and attached to Google’s ecosystem. In this series, we explore how you can migrate from Google without missing out on anything. We’ll recommend open source solutions.

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Ward server monitoring tool

February 25, 2021, 3:07 pm CST

Hi folks, Ward is a free and open-source tool for Linux to monitor system resources and usage remotely. Ward comes with a modern UI design with a dark theme and runs perfectly with all Linux distribution.

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Ward server monitoring tool

February 25, 2021, 3:07 pm CST

Hi folks, Ward is a free and open-source tool for Linux to monitor system resources and usage remotely. Ward comes with a modern UI design with a dark theme and runs perfectly with all Linux distribution.

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Raspberry Pi relaunches four IQAudio HATs

February 25, 2021, 11:24 am CST

Raspberry Pi Ltd has relaunched four IQaudio HATs as official Pi audio add-ons with lower prices ranging from $20 to $30: the IQaudio DAC+, DAC Pro, DigiAMP+ and Codec Zero. In December, Raspberry Pi Trading announced it had acquired IQAudio and would be relaunching their Raspberry Pi audio HATs at lower prices. As reported by […]

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How to use the Linux anacron command

February 25, 2021, 10:09 am CST

In 2021, there are more reasons why people love Linux than ever before. In this series, I'll share 21 different reasons to use Linux. Automation is one of the best reasons to use Linux.

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A friendly guide to the syntax of C++ method pointers

February 25, 2021, 7:01 am CST

If you're looking for performance, complexity, or many possible solutions to solve a problem, C ++ is always a good candidate when it comes to extremes. Of course, functionality usually comes with complexity, but some C++ peculiarities are almost illegible. From my point of view, C++ method pointers may be the most complex expressions I've ever come across, but I'll start with something simpler.

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NoiseTorch Is A Real-Time Microphone Noise Suppression Application For Linux

February 25, 2021, 6:00 am CST

NoiseTorch is a real-time microphone noise suppression application for Linux that can filter out unwanted background noise like the sound of your mechanical keyboard, computer fans, trains and so on.

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Firefox 86 Released with AVIF and Multiple Picture-in-Picture Support by Default

February 25, 2021, 4:58 am CST

Mozilla’s Firefox 86 web browser is now available for download ahead of tomorrow’s official release, for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows.

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