PolarFire SoC board has GbE port and 40-pin GPIO

October 30, 2020, 8:19 am CDT

Sundance will soon launch an SBC-like, $995 “PolarBerry” module that runs Linux on Microchip’s FPGA-enabled, RISC-V based PolarFire SoC with 4GB DDR4 and eMMC, dual CAN, a GbE port, and RPi style 40-pin GPIO. Microchip’s PolarFire SoC, the world’s first SoC to combine a Linux-ready RISC-V architecture CPU with an FPGA, has so far appeared […]

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Creating a Linux-Windows hybrid system with Cygwin

October 30, 2020, 7:17 am CDT

When you need a consistent scripting platform in a heterogeneous data center, Cygwin delivers.

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Nvidia 455.38 Adds GeForce RTX 3070 Support, AMD Secure Memory Encryption Compatibility

October 30, 2020, 6:16 am CDT

Nvidia released today the short-lived Nvidia 455.38 proprietary graphics driver for Linux, BSD, and Solaris systems to add support for a new GPU, as well as a couple of new features and bug fixes.

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How to Install Pandora FMS Monitoring Tool in Ubuntu 20.04

October 30, 2020, 5:14 am CDT

Pandora FMS also know as "Pandora Flexible Monitoring System" is a monitoring tool used for servers, networks, applications, and virtual infrastructure. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure Pandora FMS on Ubuntu 20.04.

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Whiskey Lake embedded PC has dual hot-swap SATA

October 30, 2020, 4:13 am CDT

Axiomtek’s fanless, rugged “eBOX630-528-FL” runs Linux or Win 10 on Intel’s 8th Gen UE-series with up to 32GB DDR4, 2x hot-swap SATA bays, 3x GbE, 6x USB, 4x COM, 2x HDMI, and 2x mini-PCIe. The eBOX630-528-FL may be the quintessential, mid-range Intel-based embedded PC of 2020. With a 15W TDP 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-UE processor […]

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Eight ways to protect SSH access on your system

October 30, 2020, 3:11 am CDT

The Secure Shell is a critical tool in the administrator's arsenal. Here are eight ways you can better secure SSH, and some suggestions for basic SSH centralization.

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LibreOffice 7.0.3 Released with More Than 90 Bug Fixes, Update Now

October 30, 2020, 2:10 am CDT

The Document Foundation announced today the unexpected availability of the LibreOffice 7.0.3 update to the latest LibreOffice 7.0 office suite series, addressing some important bugs.

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Open Source Security Foundation launches a new certification program on edX

October 30, 2020, 1:08 am CDT

The Linux Foundation's OpenSSF is introducing a suite of security classes and a certification for open-source programmers.

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Stereoscopic cam board taps Raspberry Pi CM4

October 30, 2020, 12:06 am CDT

StereoPi is going to Crowd Supply to pitch an open-spec “StereoPi v2” stereoscopic camera board that works with the Raspberry Pi CM4. The v2 adds a Type-C port and advances to GbE and 802.11ac. In Dec. 2019, Russia-based Virt2real found Crowd Supply success with a StereoPi stereoscopic camera board that works with the Raspberry Pi […]

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How to Format a USB drive in Debian 10

October 29, 2020, 11:05 pm CDT

In this article, I will show you different methods to format a USB drive on the command-line and on Debian Desktop. You can use either of them based on your preferences.

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5 new sudo features you need to know in 2020

October 29, 2020, 10:03 pm CDT

When you want to perform an action on a POSIX system, one of the safest ways to do so is to use the sudo command. Unlike logging in as the root user and performing what could be a dangerous action, sudo grants any user designated as a "sudoer"  by the sysadmin temporary permission to perform a normally restricted activity.

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Program in Arm6 assembly language on a Raspberry Pi

October 29, 2020, 9:02 pm CDT

The Arm website touts the processor's underlying architecture as "the keystone of the world's largest compute ecosystem," which is plausible given the number of handheld and embedded devices with Arm processors. Arm processors are prevalent in the Internet of Things (IoT), but they are also used in desktop machines, servers, and even high-performance computers, such as the Fugaku HPC. But why look at Arm machines through the lens of assembly language?

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How JavaScript became a serious programming language

October 29, 2020, 8:00 pm CDT

JavaScript's humble start began in 1995, when it was created in just 10 days by Brendan Eich, then an employee with Netscape Communications Corporation. JavaScript has come a long way since then, from a tool to make websites pretty to a serious programming language.

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Now and Then: What happened to 5 promising file managers?

October 29, 2020, 6:59 pm CDT

Back in 2012, we carried a feature looking at 5 file managers that received little media coverage but which carried bountiful promise. The five programs are SpaceFM, gentoo, Marlin, Eagle Mode, and Beesoft Commander.

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Do You Need a Boot Partition in Linux?

October 29, 2020, 5:57 pm CDT

You might have come across a boot partition in your Linux installation and wondered if you need it. Here are the answers.

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Privacy-focused smartphone runs LineageOS or Ubuntu Touch

October 29, 2020, 4:56 pm CDT

F(x)tec has launched a second-gen “Pro1 X” smartphone that runs the privacy-oriented LineageOS or Ubuntu Touch on a Snapdragon 835. The 6-inch screen slides up to reveal a keyboard. UK-based F(x)tec has joined with the XDA community to launch a reboot of its Pro1 phone on Indiegogo, this time replacing the mostly stock Android stack […]

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Linux 5.10 will be the next long-term support Linux kernel

October 29, 2020, 3:54 pm CDT

Developers take note. The next version of Linux you should target for your hardware will be the Linux 5.10 kernel.

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How to update CentOS

October 29, 2020, 2:40 pm CDT

Like all Linux distros, it's important to keep your CentOS system up to date in order to make sure that you have the latest security updates and newest features. Updating the system usually involves simply upgrading all installed packages to their latest versions. Every few years, there's a new version of CentOS released, which requires a more involved update process to install.

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Node.js 15: What's new, what's coming, and keeping pace with Deno. 'We're not going to reinvent' module ecosystem

October 29, 2020, 1:26 pm CDT

Michael Dawson, chair of Node.js Technical Steering Committee, talks to The Reg. Interview Popular open-source JavaScript runtime Node.js hit version 15 last week, and to bring us up to date we spoke to Michael Dawson, Red Hat Node.js lead, who is also chair of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee and Community Director of the OpenJS Foundation.…

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Vdx - An Intuitive Commandline Wrapper To FFmpeg

October 29, 2020, 12:11 pm CDT

Vdx is an intuitive commandline wrapper to FFmpeg. Using Vdx, we can do most common audio and video encoding and transcoding operations.

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Understanding YAML for Ansible

October 29, 2020, 10:57 am CDT

Ansible playbooks are written in YAML, YAML Ain't Markup Language. Understanding YAML syntax is a key to success with Ansible.

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How to Create EC2 Duplicate Instance with Ansible

October 29, 2020, 9:43 am CDT

Many companies like mine use AWS infrastructure as a service (IaaS) heavily. Sometimes we want to perform a potentially risky operation on an EC2 instance. As long as we do not work with immutable infrastructure it is imperative to be prepared for instant revert.

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Customizable Apollo Lake mini-PC runs Linux

October 29, 2020, 8:28 am CDT

ADL’s Linux-ready “ADLEPC-1700” industrial mini-PC offers an Apollo Lake SoC, 8GB soldered LPDDR4, SATA, 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, DP, mini-PCIe, and a customizable I/O that defaults to 2x COM. ADL Embedded Solutions has announced an Intel Apollo Lake based ADLEPC-1700 successor to its Intel Bay Trail ADLEPC-1500 from 2017. The system has the same […]

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How to Use apt-cache Command in Debian, Ubuntu and Other Linux Distributions

October 29, 2020, 7:27 am CDT

With apt-cache command, you can search for package details in the local APT cache. Learn to use apt-cache command in this tutorial.

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How to Select the Best Hosting Service

October 29, 2020, 6:25 am CDT

Knowing how to select the best hosting service depends on quite a few factors. Whether you’re an individual looking to get your feet off the ground by starting a new idea or business, or a small/medium sized business that needs a more durable and long-term plan for the technical side of their corporation, choosing the right service and plan is important.

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Improve your database knowledge with this MariaDB and MySQL cheat sheet

October 29, 2020, 5:24 am CDT

When you're writing an application or configuring one for a server, eventually, you will need to store persistent information. Sometimes, a configuration file, such as an INI or YAML file will do. Other times, a custom file format designed in XML or JSON or similar is better.

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Managing resources with cgroups in systemd

October 29, 2020, 4:22 am CDT

There is little more frustrating to me as a sysadmin than unexpectedly running out of a computing resource. On more than one occasion, I have filled all available disk space in a partition, run out of RAM, and not had enough CPU time to perform my tasks in a reasonable amount of time. Resource management is one of the most important tasks that sysadmins do.

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4 morning rituals for working in tech

October 29, 2020, 3:21 am CDT

Participating in a morning ritual may be something you've been doing for a while, but there's an even greater emphasis this year on taking the time to do something for yourself that brings you joy, calm, and balance to start your day.

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Collabora expect their Linux Kernel work for Windows game emulation in Kernel 5.11

October 29, 2020, 2:06 am CDT

Collabora have been doing presentations during the Open Source Summit, with one particular talk from Gabriel Krisman Bertazi on the "State of Linux Gaming" being quite interesting. Plus Collabora are hiring.

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10 Things to Do After Installing Fedora 33

October 29, 2020, 12:52 am CDT

Fedora 33 is released with many new features and updates. Here is a list of 10 things to do after installing Fedora 33.

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Xavier NX driven AI box has five GbE ports

October 28, 2020, 11:38 pm CDT

Aaeon’s -10 to 60°C tolerant “Boxer-8250AI” AI edge computer runs Linux on a Jetson Xavier NX along with 5x GbE ports for IP cameras plus 4x USB 3.0, 2x COM, and an HDMI port. Aaeon has launched a $1,116 computer for embedded AI processing that combines the Nvidia Jetson Xavier NX module of its more […]

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Using TRIM and DISCARD with SSDs attached to RAID controllers

October 28, 2020, 10:23 pm CDT

Learn to groom your SSDs to maintain the best performance.

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How to use the history command on CentOS 8

October 28, 2020, 9:09 pm CDT

The ‘history’ command is used to display the terminal history. It keeps the history of all terminal commands executed on your system and allows users to replay or reuse previously executed commands on the terminal without having to type them all again.

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Need to build a Big Data app but can't be bothered to learn Python or Scala? Good news: .NET for Apache Spark is here

October 28, 2020, 7:55 pm CDT

Stay safe and warm in your C# cocoon. Good news landed today for data dabblers with a taste for .NET - Version 1.0 of .NET for Apache Spark has been released into the wild.…

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Raspberry Pi based audio streamer features 5-inch touchscreen

October 28, 2020, 6:40 pm CDT

Orchard Audio has launched an $800 “PecanPi Streamer Ultra” that adds a 5-inch touchscreen to the Raspberry Pi 3-based audio streamer. Orchard is also prepping a “PecanPi USB/SPDIF” DAC and amp that overrides your computer or phone audio. Last year, Orchard Audio found success with a well-reviewed PecanPi DAC Raspberry Pi add-on and PecanPi Streamer […]

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What’s new in Fedora 33 Workstation

October 28, 2020, 5:26 pm CDT

Get up to date with what's new in Fedora 33! Read about some of the latest changes and improvements.

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EndeavourOS is a Wholesome Arch-Based Distribution

October 28, 2020, 4:12 pm CDT

We’ll go today in a review of EndeavourOS 2020.09.20 and what to expect of it. TL;DR: It is a good distribution for anyone who wants an easy, minimal Arch installation.

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Fedora 33 is now available for download, This is What's New

October 28, 2020, 7:39 am CDT

Coming after 6 months from the earlier Fedora 32, the latest Fedora 33 distribution is supported until December 2021 with bug fixes and security updates. With this release, Fedora brings all of its desktop spins to their respective latest versions. Fedora releases two versions in a year and Fedora 33 is the last version of 2020.

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Getting started with systemctl

October 28, 2020, 6:24 am CDT

Managing services is a key responsibility for sysadmins. How about a brief but thorough introduction to mastering systemctl? Enable yourself to use it today.

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Fedora 33 Released with GNOME 3.38.1 and Linux Kernel 5.8, Btrfs as Default Filesystem

October 28, 2020, 5:10 am CDT

The Fedora Project released today the Fedora 33 operating system as the latest and greatest release of their RPM-based, community maintained GNU/Linux distribution for the masses.

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How to Upgrade to Fedora 33 Workstation from Fedora 32 (GUI and CLI Method)

October 28, 2020, 3:56 am CDT

Fedora 33 is available now. You might be thinking to upgrade to the latest version and wondering how to take advantage of new features. Here are the steps to upgrade to Fedora 33 Workstation from Fedora 32.

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Linux command basics: printf

October 28, 2020, 2:41 am CDT

The printf command traces its roots back to the development world but offers practical utility to the sysadmin, as well. Derived from the print function in C programming languages, it provides the user with the ability to print a formatted string of output. Use printf to format text or numbers.

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Upcoming Linux 5.10 release will love you longterm, pushing support out to 2026

October 28, 2020, 1:27 am CDT

PSA: Maintaining the open-source OS can turn your beard grey. Open Source Summit Europe It's official. The upcoming Linux 5.10 kernel is destined to become the next "longterm maintenance" release for the open-source operating system.…

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Pro1 X Smartphone to Ship with Android, Lineage OS, or Ubuntu Touch

October 28, 2020, 12:13 am CDT

UK-based FX Technology company launched today the Pro1 X Linux-powered smartphone on Indiegogo with the option to choose between Android, Lineage OS, or Ubuntu Touch mobile operating systems.

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Configuring Ubuntu Linux to authenticate to an LDAP server

October 27, 2020, 10:58 pm CDT

In this tutorial, we will set up an Ubuntu Linux system to authenticate to an OpenLDAP server. OpenLDAP is an open-source account management and authentication solution.

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Fedora 33 is officially here!

October 27, 2020, 9:44 pm CDT

Today, I’m excited to share the results of the hard work of thousands of contributors to the Fedora Project: our latest release, Fedora 33, is here! This is a big release with a lot of change, but I believe all that work will also make it a comfortable one, fulfilling our goal of bringing you […]

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KDE Plasma 5.20.2 Desktop Released with More Than 25 Bug Fixes

October 27, 2020, 8:30 pm CDT

The KDE Project released today KDE Plasma 5.20.2 as the second maintenance update to the latest KDE Plasma 5.20 desktop environment series to address more bugs.

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Five-port Arm networking SBC offers LVDS link

October 27, 2020, 7:15 pm CDT

Forlinx has a new “OK1028A-C” networking board based on a “FET1028A-C” module that runs Linux on a dual -A72 NXP LS1028A. The SBC features 5x GbE ports with TSN plus an LVDS link for HMI. Last year, Forlinx launched the headless OK1043A-C and OK1046A networking SBCs, which run Linux on NXP’s quad-core, Cortex-A53 LS1043A and […]

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TCP Analysis with Wireshark

October 27, 2020, 6:01 pm CDT

Transmission Control is an essential aspect of network activity and governs the behavior of many services we take for granted. When sending your emails or just browsing the web you are relying on TCP to send and receive your packets in a reliable fashion. Thanks to two DARPA scientists, Vinton Cerf and Bob Kahn who developed TCP/IP in 1970, we have a specific set of rules that define how we communicate over a network.

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Linus Torvalds Announces First Linux Kernel 5.10 Release Candidate

October 27, 2020, 4:47 pm CDT

Two week have passed since the release of Linux kernel 5.9 and the merge window for the next major release, Linux kernel 5.10, is now officially closed, which means it’s time for the Release Candidates.

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