GitHub's Arctic Vault Makes Sure Open Source Code Survives the Apocalypse

August 3, 2020, 5:32 pm CDT

In early July, GitHub deposited 186 kilometers of photographic film, containing 21TB of digitized snapshots of all the public-facing code in its repository, to its underground Arctic Code Vault, located on a Norwegan island in the Arctic Ocean.

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Backup and restore Toolboxes

August 3, 2020, 3:29 pm CDT

Create a backup of your Pet toolbox container. If you have ever spent time setting up a toolbox container and would like to back it up, this article is for you.

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Stretchly – reminder to take breaks

August 3, 2020, 2:14 pm CDT

There are lots of simple steps you can take to reduce eye strain and fatigue. These include adjusting the brightness, contrast settings, and text size displayed, as well as minimizing glare, and ensuring your room has proper lighting. Taking regular breaks is also very important. This is where Stretchly is designed to help.

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IBM is Already Gutting Red Hat and Firing Employees Without Warning, Jim Whitehurst Isn't Even Using GNU/Linux

August 3, 2020, 1:00 pm CDT

The situation at Red Hat isn’t good, employee morale is very low, and yet — perhaps unsurprisingly — nobody seems to be talking about it (at least not in the mainstream media)

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IBM is Already Gutting Red Hat and Firing Employees Without Warning, Jim Whitehurst Isn't Even Using GNU/Linux

August 3, 2020, 1:00 pm CDT

The situation at Red Hat isn’t good, employee morale is very low, and yet — perhaps unsurprisingly — nobody seems to be talking about it (at least not in the mainstream media)

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How to run Python Scripts with Apache and mod_wsgi on Ubuntu 20.04

August 3, 2020, 11:46 am CDT

mod_wsgi is an Apache module that provides an interface for hosting Python based web applications under Apache. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install and set up of mod_wsgi with the Apache server on Ubuntu 20.04 server.

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openSUSE 15.2 Is The Mercedes-Benz of Linux Distributions

August 2, 2020, 9:01 pm CDT

openSUSE 15.2 is an excellent Linux distribution for power users who want to enjoy the ability of fully controlling their systems using a complete tool like YaST2. Version 15.2 of the distribution was released few weeks ago. And as usual, we’ve put our hands on it and tried it to see what’s new and what a user can expect of it. This is a full review of openSUSE 15.2.

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Linux Distros Used BootHole Vulnerability Patches.. To Destroy the Boot

August 2, 2020, 6:50 pm CDT

BootHole is a newly discovered security vulnerability that affects Linux systems using UEFI Secure Boot feature. But Linux distributions patched it in the worse way possible.

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Why making mistakes makes me a better sysadmin

August 2, 2020, 2:27 pm CDT

I've been a Fedora Linux contributor for a little over a decade now. Fedora has a large community of developers and users, each with a unique set of skills ranging from being a particularly discerning user to being an amazing programmer. I like this because it inspires and motivates me to develop new skills of my own.

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Nitrux 1.3.1 Released with Latest Plasma Desktop, Improved Installer, and Faster Installation

August 2, 2020, 12:15 pm CDT

Uri Herrera announced the release of Nitrux 1.3.1, the first point release to the Nitrux 1.3 series of this gorgeous Linux distro based on the latest KDE technologies and Ubuntu.

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Venerable text editor GNU Nano reaches version 5.0 and adds the modern frippery that is scrollbars

August 2, 2020, 7:52 am CDT

Three big upgrades since 2018 suggests it's far from terminal

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How to Install Thunderbird Email Client on Debian and Setup your GMail account in Thunderbird

August 2, 2020, 5:41 am CDT

In this article, we will explain installing Thunderbird both through the Debian UI and the command line. We will then explain how to launch the application and use it to set up Thunderbird to access and use your already existing Email account (GMail) on your Debian.

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Quickly Build Virtual Machine Images With Virt-builder

August 2, 2020, 3:29 am CDT

Virt-builder is a command line tool for building variety of virtual machine images for local or cloud use, easily as well as quickly.

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8 tips for running a virtual hackathon

August 2, 2020, 1:18 am CDT

Hackathons are events where developers, product managers, designers, and others come together to tackle problems over a short time period. They have become increasingly popular over the last 15 years after OpenBSD ran the first hackathon in June 1999.

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Defining cloud native, expanding the ecosystem, and more industry trends

August 1, 2020, 8:55 pm CDT

As part of my role as a principal communication strategist at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are three of my and their favorite articles from that update.

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How to Install Nagios on Ubuntu 20.04

August 1, 2020, 6:43 pm CDT

Nagios keeps an inventory of your entire IT infrastructure and ensures your networks, servers, applications, services, and processes are up and running. In case of failure or suboptimal performance, Nagios will send notification alerts via various methods. This article explains how to install Nagios on Ubuntu 20.04.

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4 ways I contribute to open source as a Linux systems administrator

August 1, 2020, 4:32 pm CDT

I recently participated in The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit North America, held virtually June 29-July 2, 2020. In the course of that event, I had the opportunity to speak with a fellow attendee about my career in Linux systems administration and how it had led me to a career focused on open source. Specifically, he asked, how does a systems administrator who doesn't do a lot of coding participate in open source projects?

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15-inch touch panel PC builds on Raspberry Pi CM3

August 1, 2020, 2:20 pm CDT

Comfile’s 15-inch “ComfilePi CPi-A150WR” touch-panel computer is built around a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 and offers an IP65 protected, 1024 x 768 resistive touchscreen pus USB, LAN, serial, and 22x GPIO. Comfile Technology has added to its line of ComfilePi touch panel computers built around the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3). The new […]

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RHEL and CentOS 7 Receive Important Kernel Security Update, Patch Now

August 1, 2020, 12:31 pm CDT

RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) 7 and CentOS 7 operating system series received an important Linux kernel security and bug fix update that addressees four vulnerabilities and several other issues.

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Automate virtual machine deployment with Ansible: Design

August 1, 2020, 10:42 am CDT

The first of three articles to help you automate VM creation on Red Hat Virtualization by using Ansible. This article focuses on goals, design, and assumptions.

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How to Install MATE Desktop on Debian 10

August 1, 2020, 8:53 am CDT

This article will show you how to quickly install the Mate Desktop Environment on the Debian 10 buster using the command line.

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Beginner-friendly Terminal-based Text Editor GNU Nano Version 5.0 Released

August 1, 2020, 7:05 am CDT

Open source text editor GNU nano has reached the milestone of version 5.0. Take a look at what features this new release brings.

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Access And Modify Virtual Machine Disk Images With Libguestfs

August 1, 2020, 5:16 am CDT

The libguestfs is a C library and a collection of tools on this library to create, view, access and modify virtual machine disk images in Linux.

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Real-time noise suppression for video conferencing

August 1, 2020, 3:27 am CDT

With people doing video conferencing all day, good audio has recently become much more important. The best option is obviously a proper audio studio. Unfortunately, this is not something you will always have and you might need to make do with a much simpler setup. In such situations, a noise reduction filter that keeps your […]

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Meet Karmbian, an ARM Linux Distro for Ethical Hackers Based on Kali Linux and Armbian

August 1, 2020, 1:38 am CDT

I love new projects, and today I would like to introduce you guys to Karmbian, a very promising ARM Linux distro for ethical hacking and penetration testing based on Kali Linux and using the Armbian toolchain.

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Apollo Lake industrial mini-PC supports Linux

July 31, 2020, 11:49 pm CDT

Vecow’s Linux-ready, -40 to 75°C tolerant “SPC-4010C” industrial mini-PC is built around a dual-core Apollo Lake SoC with up to 8GB RAM, 2x GbE, SATA, HDMI, 4x USB, and 2x mini-PCIe with SIM card and mSATA. Vecow announced a minor revision to its Apollo Lake based SPC-4010 mini-PC called the SPC-4010C. If you already know […]

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How to integrate ONLYOFFICE editors with Nuxeo Platform

July 31, 2020, 10:00 pm CDT

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to integrate ONLYOFFICE online editors with Nuxeo Platform to edit and collaborate on docs stored there with no need to leave the application.

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Linux Candy: Buoh – online strips comics reader

July 31, 2020, 8:11 pm CDT

Buoh is a reader for online strips comics. It’s free and open source software.

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CrowPi2 Raspberry Pi Laptop and STEM Education Platform Ships This Month

July 31, 2020, 6:22 pm CDT

If you’re into open-source computing and would like to buy a Raspberry Pi-based laptop that also doubles as a STEM education platform, you might want to take a look at CrowPi2 device that will ship this month.

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Qalculate! Desktop Calculator Brings Latest Version with Improvements

July 31, 2020, 4:34 pm CDT

Those who are not aware, Qalculate is a versatile desktop calculator that is cross-platform and used by educational institutions, research labs, students due to its power to aid complicated math packages. Although it is perfectly fine for general desktop user and day to day uses. Qalculate has released the latest version 3.12 with major features and improvements.

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How to install NodeBB Forum with Nginx and Let's Encrypt SSL on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

July 31, 2020, 3:19 pm CDT

NodeBB is a modern forum software powered by Node.js which uses MongoDB/Redis as database platforms. It uses web sockets for instant interactions and real-time notifications.

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Why we open sourced our Python platform

July 31, 2020, 2:05 pm CDT

The team at Anvil recently open sourced the Anvil App Server, a runtime engine for hosting web apps built entirely in Python.

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How to Play Android Games on Linux

July 31, 2020, 12:51 pm CDT

Fancy playing Android games on your desktop? If you want to play Android games on Linux, here is one method to help you do that.

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Data Manipulation Using Python Pandas On Bash Command Line

July 31, 2020, 11:52 am CDT

Check out this post to learn about a Python utility Pandashells to run Pandas data manipulation commands on Bash command line.

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Bring your Mycroft AI voice assistant skill to life with Python

July 31, 2020, 11:36 am CDT

In the first two articles of this series on Mycroft, an open source, privacy-focused digital voice assistant, I covered the background behind voice assistants and some of Mycroft's core tenets.

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The Future of Linux Security: Securing Linux-Based Systems in 4 Steps

July 31, 2020, 10:22 am CDT

(Circuit Cellar article)The intricacies of maintaining today’s Linux-based platforms make it very challenging for developers to cover every potential entry point. In 2019 there was an average of more than 45 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) logged per day. How does a development organization keep up with that?

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New GeckoLinux Rolling Editions Are Out Now, Based on openSUSE Tumbleweed

July 31, 2020, 9:08 am CDT

The developer of the GeckoLinux distribution released today new GeckoLinux Rolling editions based on the latest openSUSE Tumbleweed repositories and shipping with cutting-edge technologies.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux runs into Boothole patch trouble

July 31, 2020, 8:06 am CDT

Red Hat's fix for the Boothole security hole has stopped some users' systems from booting.

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Cheat Sheet for Kubernetes Commands

July 31, 2020, 7:05 am CDT

While working on Kubernetes it is very important that you know at least the basic commands. In this article, you will find the commands which are needed most of the time while working on the cluster.

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Opera 70 is Here with Major Improvements to its Existing Features

July 31, 2020, 5:01 am CDT

The Opera desktop web browser released its latest version 70 with usability improvements to its existing feature set. Coming up after a month of previous release Opera 69, this release focusing on improving your browsing experience.

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Ubuntu-driven Coffee Lake AI system features Myriad X, FPGA, and PoE add-ons

July 31, 2020, 4:00 am CDT

IEI’s “FLEX AIoT Dev. Kit” runs Ubuntu on a 8th or 9th Gen Coffee Lake with 2x GbE, 2x HDMI, 4x SATA, 3x M.2, PCIe x4, and 2x PCIe x8 slots with optional Mustang cards with Myriad X VPUs and more. IEI Integration has launched high-end edge AI computer that runs a “pre-validated” Ubuntu 18.04 […]

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Mozilla Thunderbird 78.1 Released with Full OpenPGP Support, Search in Preferences Tab

July 31, 2020, 2:58 am CDT

Mozilla Thunderbird 78.1 is now rolling out today to all supported platforms as the first point release to the latest major Mozilla Thunderbird 78 release with a bunch of exciting new features.

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Linux distros fix new Boothole bug

July 31, 2020, 1:57 am CDT

The recently revealed Boothole bug in Grub2, a bootloader used by almost all Linux distributions, has been fixed. But while it's getting headlines, it can only successfully attack a handful of already vulnerable systems. Given the need for root access to the bootloader, the described attack appears to have limited relevance for most cloud computing, data center, and personal device scenarios, unless these systems are already compromised by another known attack.

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Monitor systemd journals via email

July 31, 2020, 12:55 am CDT

Modern Linux systems often use systemd as their init system and manager for jobs and many other functions. Services managed by systemd generally send their output (of all forms: warnings, errors, informational messages, and more) to the systemd journal, not to traditional logging systems like syslog.

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Tips & Tricks with Netcat command on Linux

July 30, 2020, 11:54 pm CDT

Netcat is a versatile networking utility which can be used for reading from and writing to TCP and UDP connections on arbitrary ports (as with other utilities used on Linux, ports below 1024 require root/sudo privileges). By default netcat uses TCP connections, but UDP can be specified with the -u flag.

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Destination Linux 184: Let's Squash Some Bugs (plus an Interview with Manjaro ARM)

July 30, 2020, 10:52 pm CDT

on DL184: We talk about Bug Reporting and let's face it, bug reporting needs to squash its own bugs. We also talk AMD Ryzen Linux Laptops, Manjaro ARM, SuperTuxKart & Much More!

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10 cheat sheets for Linux sysadmins

July 30, 2020, 9:51 pm CDT

When you're a systems administrator, you don't just have one job; you have ALL the jobs, and often each one is on-demand with little to no warning. Unless you do a task every day, you may not always have all the commands and options you need in mind when you need them. And that's why I love cheat sheets.

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How to enable Firefox WebRender for faster page rendering

July 30, 2020, 8:49 pm CDT

WebRender has been in the works for some time now. Built as a GPU-based 2D rendering engine written in Rust, the purpose of WebRender is to make the rendering of pages both faster and smoother. Although that feature has been in the planning for a while, it has yet to be rolled out full scale

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Mastering Pacman for Arch Linux

July 30, 2020, 7:48 pm CDT

Arch Linux's Pacman provides users with a simple way of managing packages. Make use of this guide to master Pacman for Arch Linux.

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Getting started as an open source builder and more industry trends

July 30, 2020, 6:46 pm CDT

As part of my role as a principal communication strategist at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are three of my and their favorite articles from that update.

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