Budgie 10.5.2 Desktop Environment Released with Support for the GNOME 3.38 Stack

December 3, 2020, 7:56 am CST

Solus maintainer Joshua Strobl announced today the release and general availability of the Budgie 10.5.2 desktop environment, a maintenance update brining lots of improvements and some new features.

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Christmas comes early for chameleons: SUSE feels jolly after closing Rancher deal

December 3, 2020, 6:42 am CST

Kubernetes, Kubernetes, how shalt I manage thou, Kubernetes? SUSE has finalised its purchase of Kubernetes management specialist Rancher Labs as industry talk of an impending IPO for the Linux veteran circulates.…

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BPF For Observability: Getting Started Quickly

December 3, 2020, 5:28 am CST

BPF is a powerful component in the Linux kernel and the tools that make use of it are vastly varied and numerous. In this article we examine the general usefulness of BPF and guide you on a path towards taking advantage of BPF’s utility and power. One aspect of BPF, like many technologies, is that at first blush it can appear overwhelming. We seek to remove that feeling and to get you started.

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How to Install Jitsi Meet on CentOS 8

December 3, 2020, 4:13 am CST

Jitsi Meet is an open-source video-conferencing application for web and mobile. It is simple, easy-to-use, secure, and works on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS. It is very similar to other video-conferencing applications including, Zoom, Skype, and Google Meet, and supports all common browsers and also mobile devices. With Jisti Meet, you can stream your desktop, video chat with the entire team, and allow other users for meeting using a custom URL.

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5 collaboration tips for using an open source alternative to Google Docs

December 3, 2020, 2:59 am CST

ONLYOFFICE Docs is a self-hosted open source alternative to Microsoft Office and Google Docs for collaborating on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in real time.

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Canonical Releases Major Ubuntu Kernel Updates to Address 14 Vulnerabilities

December 3, 2020, 1:45 am CST

Canonical released today major Linux kernel updates for all supported Ubuntu releases to address multiple security vulnerabilities discovered by various security researchers.

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Vagrant beyond the basics

December 3, 2020, 12:30 am CST

There are, like most things in the Unix/Linux world, many ways of doing things with Vagrant, but here are some examples of ways to grow your Vagrantfile portfolio and increase your knowledge and use. If you have not yet installed vagrant you can follow the first part of this series Some Vagrantfile basics All Vagrantfiles […]

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How To Use A Keyboard Shortcut To Toggle Always On Top On GNOME, KDE, MATE, Xfce and Cinnamon Desktops

December 2, 2020, 11:16 pm CST

This article shows how to use a keyboard shortcut to set a window to be always on top, on GNOME, MATE, Xfce, Cinnamon and KDE Plasma desktops, as well as a generic shortcut that works with any EWMH/NetWM compatible X Window Manager (so this generic solution doesn't work on Wayland).

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Verifying Linux Server Security: What Every Admin Needs to Know

December 2, 2020, 10:02 pm CST

Linux is a widespread OS known for its robust security . That being said, vulnerabilities are inevitable in any OS, and Linux system administrators must be vigilant about monitoring and verifying the security of their servers on an ongoing basis in order to protect sensitive data and prevent attacks. After all, the majority of attacks on Linux systems can be attributed to poor administration .

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How To Quickly Navigate Through Directory History In Fish Shell In Linux

December 2, 2020, 8:47 pm CST

This brief guide explains how to quickly navigate through directory history using cdh, nextd and prevd commands in Fish shell in Linux.

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Set up OpenStack on a Raspberry Pi cluster

December 2, 2020, 7:33 pm CST

In the year since the Raspberry Pi 4 was released, I've seen many tutorials (like this and this) and articles on how well the 4GB model works with container platforms such as Kubernetes (K8s), Lightweight Kubernetes (K3s), and Docker Swarm. As I was doing research, I read that Arm processors are "first-class citizens" in OpenStack.

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How to Install HTTP Git Server with Nginx on Ubuntu 20.04

December 2, 2020, 6:19 pm CST

Git is a free and open-source versioning system developed by Linus Torvalds. It is used by millions of developers around the world. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure Git HTTP server with Nginx on Ubuntu 20.04.

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How to enable SSH login notifications by email in CentOS 8

December 2, 2020, 5:04 pm CST

In this tutorial, we will learn how to enable email SSH login notifications in CentOS 8.

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Now and Then: The Fate of 15 More Linux Distributions

December 2, 2020, 3:50 pm CST

Due to Linux’s open source nature, there are many hundreds of actively maintained distributions or ‘distros’ of the OS. Linux distros are like Linux software in general. They come and (some) go.

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Linux Complex Bash One-Liner Examples

December 2, 2020, 1:34 pm CST

Bash one-liners can reduce workload, automate something quickly and put the power of ultimate system control in your hands. Over time, you will likely learn to write more complex one-liners and some of the things you end up writing as a seasoned professional will be nearly in-parsible by a beginner. That said, the Bash command and development language is highly structured - and relatively easy to understand - once you know about the in and outs. It really is like becoming proficient in a foreign language.

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Ubuntu Unity 20.10 Launches Officially for the Raspberry Pi

December 2, 2020, 12:32 pm CST

Ubuntu Unity maintainer Rudra Saraswat officially released today the Ubuntu Unity 20.10 distribution for the Raspberry Pi single-board computers.

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Linux Foundation's entry-level IT administrator certification is open for enrollment

December 2, 2020, 9:28 am CST

The Linux Foundation's first certification for entry-level system classes is ready to help you get started on your modern-day IT job hunt.

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A sysadmin's guide to basic Kubernetes components

December 2, 2020, 8:14 am CST

Kubernetes control plane nodes and worker nodes, their features, and how they interact.

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Linux is Coming to Apple M1 macs Devices

December 2, 2020, 6:59 am CST

Eventually, this was supposed to happen anyway. An experienced reverse engineering professional launched a Patreon project to bring Linux to the Apple M1 macs ARM devices.

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KDE Plasma 5.20.4 Is Out with More Than 40 Bug Fixes and Improvements

December 2, 2020, 5:58 am CST

The KDE Project released today KDE Plasma 5.20.4 as the fourth maintenance update to the latest KDE Plasma 5.20 desktop environment series with another batch of bug fixes and improvements.

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OpenZFS v2.0.0 targets Linux and FreeBSD -- shame about the Oracle licensing worries

December 2, 2020, 4:56 am CST

Various enhancements but merging still a big no-no

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Try Jed as your Linux terminal text editor

December 2, 2020, 3:55 am CST

You may have heard about Emacs and Vim and Nano, the quintessential Linux text editors, but Linux has an abundance of open source text editors, and it's my goal to spend December giving 31 of them a fair go.

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Is 2020 the Year of the Linux Malware Pandemic?

December 2, 2020, 1:52 am CST

Linux computers used to be safe from most forms of malware - but this is unfortunately no longer the case, as cyber criminals have come to recognize Linux as a valuable target.

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BlackArch Linux Is Now Powered by Linux 5.9, Latest ISO Adds over 100 New Hacking Tools

December 2, 2020, 12:50 am CST

A new BlackArch Linux ISO snapshot is now available for download for those who want to install an Arch Linux-based operating system for ethical hacking and penetration testing.

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How to Install and Configure Samba on CentOS 8

December 1, 2020, 11:48 pm CST

Samba is a free and open-source implementation of the Windows SMB (CIVFS) protocol that allows us to share files, folders, and printers between Linux and Windows Operating System simply and seamlessly. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure Samba on CentOS 8.

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Install Debian Testing ( the most recent bullseye weekly build ) with KDE Plasma on bare metal

December 1, 2020, 10:47 pm CST

It appears that straight forward install Debian Testing via official ISO image at least in meantime hangs . Looks like "sddm" hangs attempting to pop up logging screen prompt . . .

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How To Launch Fish Shell In Private Mode In Linux

December 1, 2020, 9:45 pm CST

In this brief guide, we will see how to launch Fish shell in private mode in Linux to avoid storing commands in history file.

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PHP 8 Keeps Open-Source Programming Language Moving Forward

December 1, 2020, 8:49 pm CST

The first major update of the widely deployed PHP web programming language in years brings new features that could help expand its adoption and usage.

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Nitrux 1.3.5 Released with Latest KDE Plasma and Applications

December 1, 2020, 8:07 pm CST

The KDE Plasma and Ubuntu-based distribution Nitrux 1.3.5 released with its latest version. Here we take a look at what's new, download links, features and more.

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OpenZFS 2.0 Released with ZStandard Compression, Persistent L2ARC, and More

December 1, 2020, 7:06 pm CST

The OpenZFS project reached 2.0 milestone today, a major release that renames the open-source ZFS implementation for Linux and BSD platforms and introduces numerous new features and improvements.

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Tiger Lake module supports industrial models

December 1, 2020, 6:04 pm CST

Portwell’s “PCOM-B656VGL” Compact Type 6 module runs on 11th Gen Core CPUs including embedded “E” and industrial “GRE” models with up to 64GB DDR4-3200, 4x displays, 4x USB 3.2 Gen2, and 9x PCIe lanes, including 4x Gen4. Portwell has launched an 11th Gen Tiger Lake ULP3 based COM Express Compact Type 6 module. The PCOM-B656VGL […]

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How to take and restore a snapshot on AWS RDS MySQL Instance

December 1, 2020, 5:03 pm CST

In this article, we will see the steps to create a snapshot of the existing RDS MySql Instance. Then we will see the steps to restore the snapshot which creates a new RDS Instance. At last, we will clean up the instances and snapshots.

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Basename Command in Linux

December 1, 2020, 4:01 pm CST

basename is a command-line utility that strips directory and trailing suffix from given file names.

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Internet Explorer fails to make the cut, banished from Microsoft Teams for good

December 1, 2020, 3:00 pm CST

As of today, the Microsoft Teams web app no longer supports Internet Explorer 11, as the Windows giant foretold in August. Microsoft says that customers using IE 11 with Teams can expect either degraded capabilities or the inability to connect at all. Redmond noted earlier this year that Teams usage had surged with so many people working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How to create and use a CodeCommit GIT Repository on AWS

December 1, 2020, 1:58 pm CST

CodeCommit hosts Git-based repositories and is a fully managed service by AWS. Teams can use it to collaborate on code in a secure and highly scalable way. It helps us to eliminate the need of having our own self-hosted Source Code Management (SCM) system and manage it on our own.

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How to use bash if -z and if -n for testing strings in Linux

December 1, 2020, 12:57 pm CST

There are different string operators available in bash scripting language which can be used to test strings. In this guide, we will test these string operators using the if statement in Centos 8.

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Cinnamon 4.8 Desktop Environment Released, This Is What's New

December 1, 2020, 11:55 am CST

The Linux Mint project has released the Cinnamon 4.8 desktop environment, a major version that brings several new features and usability improvements for the next major Linux Mint release.

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i.MX8M based SMARC module adds crypto chip and optional TSN

December 1, 2020, 10:54 am CST

Adlink’s rugged, Linux-ready “LEC-iMX8M” SMARC module combines a quad -A53 i.MX8M with a crypto chip plus up to 4GB DDR3L, up to 64GB eMMC, and support for HDMI 2.0a with 4K, 2x MIPI-CSI2, and up to 2x GbE with optional TSN.

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How to Deploy a Clojure Web Application with Nginx on Ubuntu 20.04

December 1, 2020, 9:52 am CST

Clojure is a modern, dynamic and powerful programming language on the Java platform. In this tutorial, we will explain how to deploy a Clojure Web Application on Ubuntu 20.04.

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9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: November 29th, 2020

December 1, 2020, 6:37 am CST

The ninth installment of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup is here, for the week ending on November 29th, keeping you guys up to date with the most important things that have happened in the Linux world.

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Getting started with Stratis – up and running

December 1, 2020, 4:25 am CST

Use Stratis to quickly and easily perform advanced storage and filesystem management tasks from the command line.

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How to install Mattermost Chat on Ubuntu 20.04

December 1, 2020, 2:36 am CST

Mattermost is a free, open-source, and self-hosted online chat service written in Golang and React. It an alternative to Slack and provides a chat service with file sharing, search, and integrations.

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Nitrux 1.3.5 Brings More Portable Apps, Latest KDE Plasma Desktop

December 1, 2020, 12:47 am CST

Uri Herrera announced today the release and general availability of the Nitrux 1.3.5 update to this KDE Plasma-based GNU/Linux distribution for the masses.

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Collabora Office 6.4 Arrives on Mobile and Chromebooks with New Look and Dark Mode

November 30, 2020, 9:10 pm CST

Collabora Productivity informs 9to5Linux today about the general availability of the Collabora Office 6.4 office suite for mobile platforms, including Android, iOS, and Chrome OS.

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How To Enable Timestamp For History Command In Fish Shell In Linux

November 30, 2020, 7:21 pm CST

Today we will see how to enable timestamp for history command in Fish shell in Linux. In addition, we will also learn how to create a simple function to show the date and time stamps in history command output in fish shell.

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Unboxing the Raspberry Pi 400

November 30, 2020, 5:32 pm CST

Since early 2020, when I wrote about some fun Raspberry Pi projects and our Raspberry Pi eBook, I (like almost everyone) have been living and working from home.

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GDB debugging tutorial for beginners

November 30, 2020, 3:26 pm CST

You may already be versed in debugging Bash scripts (see How to Debug Bash Scripts if you are not familiar with debugging Bash yet), yet how to debug C or C++? Let’s explore. GDB is a long-standing and comprehensive Linux debugging utility, which would take many years to learn if you wanted to know the tool well. However, even for beginners, the tool can be very powerful and useful when it comes to debugging C or C++.

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Laptop Dual Boot Project

November 30, 2020, 11:03 am CST



LXer Feature: 30-Nov-2020

I got a new laptop and I want to use a jump-drive to run different versions of Linux on it. These are my adventures..

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Minder – mind-mapping tool

November 30, 2020, 8:04 am CST

Minder is a tool that lets you create, develop and visualize your ideas. It’s written in Vala and published under an open source license.

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Bloomberg Embraces TypeScript Language to Improve JavaScript Code

November 29, 2020, 6:19 pm CST

The TypeScript open source project can help make JavaScript code more robust, which is why Bloomberg has embraced it across millions of lines of code.

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