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Chromium on Fedora finally gets VAAPI support!

Tuesday 8th of January 2019 10:18:54 AM
Do you like playing videos in your web browser? Well, good news, the Chromium web browser available in Fedora gets a Video Acceleration API support. That makes video playback much smoother while using significantly less resources. A little bit of history Chromium with a VAAPI patch was already available on other distributions. But this was […]

Linux-driven i.MX ULL board drives $99 touch-panel kit

Tuesday 8th of January 2019 09:04:34 AM
MYIR’s new “MYD-Y6ULX-HMI” dev board, built on a previous iMX6 ULL module, also drives a new $99 “MYD-Y6ULX-CHMI” 7-inch touch-panel display kit with a pre-installed Linux HMI stack and optional wireless add-on. MYIR has launched a $59 and up development board built around its MYC-Y6ULX computer-on-module, which runs Linux on NXP’s power-sipping i.MX6 ULL SoC. [[he]#8230[/he]]

Linux 5 is on the way

Tuesday 8th of January 2019 07:50:14 AM
But even Linus Torvalds says it[he]#039[/he]s not that big of a deal.

Aliases: To Protect and Serve

Tuesday 8th of January 2019 06:35:53 AM
Here in the new year, we’re continuing our series on aliases. By now, you’ve probably read our first article on aliases, and it should be quite clear how they are the easiest way to save yourself a lot of trouble.

This is the last straw, evil Microsoft. Making private GitHub repos free? You've gone too far

Tuesday 8th of January 2019 05:21:33 AM
Redmond hits back: You (won't) pay for this. GitHub, the code storage and developer data gold mine acquired by Microsoft last year, has lowered the price it charges for private repositories from $7 per month to zero.…

December top 10: Linux command-line tricks, CI/CD tools, Ansible how-tos, Kubeflow, and more

Tuesday 8th of January 2019 02:52:53 AM brought in 943,071 unique visitors who made 1,505,694 page views in December, a 40% year-over-year increase from December 2017. We published 93 articles last month, and welcomed 16 new authors.

How To Install VirtualBox on Debian Linux 9

Tuesday 8th of January 2019 01:38:32 AM
VirtualBox is an open source cross-platform virtualization software which allows you to run multiple guest operating systems (virtual machines) simultaneously.

IBM Began Buying Red Hat 20 Years Ago

Tuesday 8th of January 2019 12:24:12 AM
Many interesting analyses have been and will be written about whyIBM bought Red Hat, and what it means for open source, Red Hat,Ubuntu, cloud computing, IBM, Microsoft and Amazon, amongst otherthings. But one aspect of the deal people may have missed isthat in an important sense, IBM actually began buying Red Hat 20years ago...

Getting started with Pelican: A Python-based static site generator

Monday 7th of January 2019 11:09:52 PM
If you want to create a custom website or blog, you have a lot of options. Many providers will host your website and do much of the work for you. (WordPress is an extremely popular option.) But you lose some flexibility by using a hosted solution. As a software developer, I prefer to manage my own server and keep more freedom in how my website more

Ten Years After

Monday 7th of January 2019 09:55:32 PM
When I first gathered the initial volunteers for HeliOS, there were many people, even some who have read this blog for years; that questioned the decision to put Linux on every computer that left our shop. I mean, let's face it. It's a Windows World out there. Business, for the most part, use Windows almost exclusively. Or at least they did when this was getting started. Some said that we'd be wasting our resources by putting a little-known and difficult operating system on our machines

How to Ping a Specific Port Number in Linux

Monday 7th of January 2019 08:41:12 PM
Quick tutorial shows you how to ping a specific port of a remote server.

How to manage your media with Kodi

Monday 7th of January 2019 07:26:52 PM
If you, like me, like to own your own data, chances are you also like to purchase movies and TV shows on Blu-Ray or DVD discs. And you may also like to make ISOs of the videos to keep exact digital copies, as I more

Strawberry – audio player and music collection organizer

Monday 7th of January 2019 06:12:32 PM
Strawberry is an audio player and music collection organizer. It was originally forked from Clementine. The main goal was to create a player for playing local music files that looked a bit more like Amarok with advanced soundcard options. The music player is designed for music collectors, audio enthusiasts and audiophiles. The name is inspired by the band Strawbs.

Linux reaches the big five (point) oh

Monday 7th of January 2019 04:58:12 PM
Torvalds has run out of fingers and toes, so version 5.0 RC1 is herePenguinistas, take heed. The kernel of your beloved OS has rung in the new year with a brand spanking new version number because... Linus felt like it.…

9 cheat sheets for Linux and open source

Monday 7th of January 2019 03:43:52 PM
There are a ton of tasks you do every single day. Make it a little easier on yourself by downloading our cheat sheets.See this list of all of them. Nine of our favorites are listed below.Find the ones that speak to you and get started. Or, maybe you need to send a few virtual gifts to friends this year? Our cheat sheets make nice more

How to Compile Brotli from Source on CentOS 7

Monday 7th of January 2019 01:57:44 PM
Brotli is a generic-purpose lossless compression algorithm that compresses data using a combination of a modern variant of the LZ77 algorithm. This tutorial shows how to compile Brotli compression library from source on CentOS 7 system.

How to install XAMPP on Ubuntu 18.04

Monday 7th of January 2019 12:02:03 PM
Apache Friends has developed XAMPP which stands for Cross-Platform, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl. By using this software you can test your web applications on your local system.

How To Customize Your GTK Desktop With Oomox and Pywal

Monday 7th of January 2019 10:13:24 AM
Sometimes, it’s not easy to find the exact desktop theme to match your wallpaper or the aesthetic you want for you Linux desktop. It’s not exactly easy to make your own themes, and maintain them, unless you have the right tools.

Using the SSH Config File

Monday 7th of January 2019 08:24:45 AM
If you are regularly connecting to multiple remote systems over SSH on a daily basis, you'll find that remembering all of the remote IP addresses, different usernames, non standard ports and various command line options is difficult, if not impossible.

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Best Audio Editors For Linux

You’ve got a lot of choices when it comes to audio editors for Linux. No matter whether you are a professional music producer or just learning to create awesome music, the audio editors will always come in handy. Well, for professional-grade usage, a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) is always recommended. However, not everyone needs all the functionalities, so you should know about some of the most simple audio editors as well. In this article, we will talk about a couple of DAWs and basic audio editors which are available as free and open source solutions for Linux and (probably) for other operating systems. Read more

600 days of postmarketOS

postmarketOS is aiming for a ten year life-cycle for smartphones, see the all new front page for a short introduction if you are new around here. Today we'll cover what happened during the second half of 2018. Many have been wondering where we've been and why it took us so long to write a real update post. Is the project dead already? Weren't phone calls almost working? What happened? Development has been going on continuously, so we are not dead. Maybe a little undead though, like some of the old and forgotten phones we are trying to revive, because we have not really gotten any closer to the goal of getting telephony working or turning a phone into a daily driver. The Nexus 5, while booting mainline with accelerated graphics and connecting to the cellular modem all with a free software userspace, still does not have working audio. That is one example, other devices have different problems. However, we have not been sitting idle and doing nothing these past few months! Read more Also: Google hands out roses to preferred Android MDM vendors

Essential System Tools: Krusader – KDE file manager

This is the latest in our series of articles highlighting essential system tools. These are small, indispensable utilities, useful for system administrators as well as regular users of Linux based systems. The series examines both graphical and text based open source utilities. For this article, we’ll look at Krusader, a free and open source graphical file manager. For details of all tools in this series, please check the table at the summary page of this article. Krusader is an advanced, twin-panel (commander-style) file manager designed for KDE Plasma. Krusader also runs on other popular Linux desktop environments such as GNOME. Besides comprehensive file management features, Krusader is almost completely customizable, fast, seamlessly handles archives, and offers a huge feature set. Read more

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