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3 best practices for continuous integration and deployment

3 hours 57 min ago
The article covers three key topics: automating CI/CD configuration, using a Git repository for common CI/CD artifacts, and parameterizing Jenkins pipelines.

OpenStack Expands Focus to Enable Open Infrastructure

6 hours 48 min ago
The executive management team from the OpenStack Foundation outlines the open-source cloud effort's new approach to helping to enable the cloud ecosystem.

More Than Memory Sticks: Sharing Data Between Systems Without The Internet

Sunday 18th of November 2018 07:35:03 AM
In fact, for some, moving data without the help of the internet sounds like witchcraft, especially when there isn't a memory stick involved. To show you just how easy this is, this post will be exploring the three main operating systems, Linux, Mac OS, and Windows, giving you an idea of what to expect from their peer-to-peer data transfer systems.

5 Easy Tips for Linux Web Browser Security

Sunday 18th of November 2018 04:43:30 AM
In this article, I’ll offer a few basic tips, for users of all sorts, to help decrease the chances that your data will end up in the hands of the wrong people. I will be demonstrating on the Firefox web browser, but many of these tips cross the application threshold and can be applied to any flavor of web browser.

How To Install and Configure Nagios on Ubuntu 18.04

Sunday 18th of November 2018 01:51:57 AM
Nagios is one of the most popular open source monitoring system. 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.

Microsoft slips ads into Windows 10 Mail client - then U-turns so hard, it warps fabric of reality

Saturday 17th of November 2018 11:00:24 PM
We never meant to make that widely public which is why we made a public FAQ for it.. Microsoft was, and maybe still is, considering injecting targeted adverts into the Windows 10 Mail app.…

5 of the Best File Managers for Linux

Saturday 17th of November 2018 09:06:02 PM
A good file manager is essential to your work. These are some of the best Linux file managers you will find that you can use on your system.

Kodak’s new 3D printer has a Raspberry Pi inside

Saturday 17th of November 2018 06:13:26 PM
Kodak has launched a Raspberry Pi 3 based Kodak Portrait 3D Printer with a dual-extrusion system, multiple filament types, a 5-inch touchscreen, and WiFi and Ethernet connections to a Kodak 3D Cloud service. Kodak and Smart Int’l. have collaborated on a professional, dual extrusion Kodak Portrait 3D Printer that runs a Linux-based 3DprinterOS on a […]

Setting up an NFS Server and Client on Debian 9 (Stretch)

Saturday 17th of November 2018 04:19:04 PM
This guide explains how to set up an NFS server and an NFS client on Debian 9 (Stretch). NFS stands for Network File System; through NFS, a client can access (read, write) a remote share on an NFS server as if it was on the local hard disk. In this Tutorial I will show you two different NFS exports, the export of a client directory that stores files as user nobody / nogroup without preserving filesystem permissions and a export of the /var/www directory which preserves permissions and ownerships of files, as required on a hosting server setup.

Toradex and Digi launch i.MX8X-based Colibri and ConnectCore COMs

Saturday 17th of November 2018 02:24:42 PM
Toradex and Digi have released Linux-friendly i.MX8X-based modules via early access programs. The Colibri iMX8X and Digi ConnectCore 8X each provide WiFi-ac and Bluetooth 4.2. NXP’s i.MX8X SoC has made quite a splash this week. Eight months after Phytec announced an i.MX8X-based phyCORE-i.MX 8X module, Variscite unveiled a VAR-SOM-MX8X module and then Congatec followed up [[he]#8230[/he]]

Total War: WARHAMMER II will release for Linux on November 20th

Saturday 17th of November 2018 12:30:20 PM
Feral Interactive have announced that Total War: WARHAMMER II for Linux is officially releasing on November 20th.

Mozilla Fights On For Net Neutrality

Saturday 17th of November 2018 10:35:58 AM
Mozilla took the next step today in the fight to defend the web and consumers from the FCC’s attack on an open internet.

macOS vs.Windows: Which OS Really Is the Best?

Saturday 17th of November 2018 08:41:36 AM
And then there’s the issue of stability. Macs win on this count, too, mostly because Apple controls the hardware ecosystem (third-party drivers are a major cause of instability on Windows PCs). We’ve even seen blue screens on Microsoft’s own Surface computers. Those looking for the ultimate in stability, though, should check out Linux.

Microsoft menaced with mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office apps

Saturday 17th of November 2018 06:47:14 AM
You've broken the GDPR, baby, Dutch govt's eggheads claim. Microsoft broke Euro privacy rules by carrying out a "large scale and covert" gathering of private data through its Office apps.…

FOSS Project Spotlight: BlueK8s

Saturday 17th of November 2018 04:52:52 AM
Kubernetes (aka K8s) is now the de facto container orchestrationframework. Like other popular open-source technologies, Kubernetes hasamassed a considerable ecosystem of complementary tools to addresseverything from storage to security. And although it was first created forrunning statelessapplications, more and more organizations areinterested in using Kubernetes for statefulapplications.

Plata Is A New Gtk Theme Based On The Latest Material Design Refresh

Saturday 17th of November 2018 02:58:30 AM
Plata is a new Gtk+ theme based on the latest Material Design refresh. The theme comes in 3 variants, regular (mixed), Lumiere (light) and Noir (dark), each with regular and compact versions.

Linux zip Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

Saturday 17th of November 2018 01:04:08 AM
As the name suggests, the zip command lets you create archives. In this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of zip using some easy to understand examples.

If at first or second you don't succeed, you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update

Friday 16th of November 2018 11:09:46 PM
Six weeks after first release f build 1809, and Redmond still can't get it rightThe 1809 build of Windows 10 and Windows Server is fast becoming infamous, after Redmond pulled it shortly after release when it started deleting people's files and stumbling in other ways. Redmond reissued the software on Tuesday, and today it's clear you shouldn't rush into deploying it, if installing it at all, in its present state.…

How old were you when you first started using Linux?

Friday 16th of November 2018 09:27:17 PM
Some folks grew up on Linux. But for most of us, we started using it later in life. Whether you switched from another operating system, or are one of the lucky few who knew no OS before it, all of us were beginners at some point. How old were you when you started using Linux? Do you remember that time clearly, or is it so far in the past that it[he]#039[/he]s but a faint memory? Regardless of the answer, let us know when it was, and maybe, a bit about what that experience has meant to you.

How to Sort Files in Linux (GUI and Shell)

Friday 16th of November 2018 07:32:55 PM
In this article, we will explain how to view sorted files and folders in the Ubuntu Nautilus file manager and also learn how to print the output of the ls command in the command line according to our sorting preferences.

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KDE: This week in Usability & Productivity and KBibTeX's Latest

  • This week in Usability & Productivity, part 45
    Let’s have a bit more Usability & Productivity, shall we? The KDE Applications 18.12 release is right around the corner, and we got a lot of great improvements to some core KDE apps–some for that upcoming release, and some for the next one. And lots of other things too, of course!
  • Running KBibTeX from Git repository has become easier
    A common problem with bug reports received for KBibTeX is that the issue may already be fixed in the latest master in Git or that I can provide a fix which gets submitted to Git but then needs to be tested by the original bug reporter to verify that the issue has been indeed fixed for good. For many distributions, no ‘Git builds’ are available (or the bug reporter does not know if they exist or how to get them installed) or the bug reporter does not know how to fetch the source code, compile it, and run KBibTeX, despite the (somewhat too technical) documentation. Therefore, I wrote a Bash script called run-kbibtex.sh which performs all the necessary (well, most) steps to get from zero to a running KBibTeX. The nicest thing is that all files (cloned Git repo, compiled and installed KBibTeX) are placed inside /tmp which means no root or sudo are required, nor are any permanent modifications made to the user&aposs system.

FreeBSD 12.0-RC1 Released, Fixes Ryzen 2 Temperature Reporting

Arguably most user-facing with this week's FreeBSD 12.0-RC1 release is updating the amdsmn/amdtemp drivers for attaching to Ryzen 2 host bridges. Additionally, the amdtemp driver has been fixed for correctly reporting the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX core temperature. The 2990WX temperature reporting is the same fix Linux initially needed to for a 27 degree offset to report the correct temperature. It's just taken FreeBSD longer to add Ryzen 2 / Threadripper 2 temperature bits even though they had beat the Linux kernel crew with the initial Zen CPU temperature reporting last year. Read more Also: MeetBSD 2018: Michael W Lucas Why BSD?

GPU/Graphics: DRM/KMS and CUDA

  • Google's Pixel 3 Is Using The MSM DRM Driver, More Android Phones Moving To DRM/KMS Code
    It turns out Google's recently announced Pixel 3 smartphone is making use of the MSM Direct Rendering Manager driver associated with the Freedreno open-source Qualcomm graphics project. Google is also getting more Android vendors moving over to using DRM/KMS drivers to power their graphics/display. Alistair Strachan of Google presented at this week's Linux Plumbers Conference and the growing adoption of Direct Rendering Manager / Kernel Mode-Setting drivers by Android devices.
  • Red Hat Developers Working Towards A Vendor-Neutral Compute Stack To Take On NVIDIA's CUDA
    At this week's Linux Plumbers Conference, David Airlie began talking about the possibility of a vendor-neutral compute stack across Intel, Radeon, and NVIDIA GPU platforms that could potentially take on NVIDIA's CUDA dominance. There has been the work on open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) SPIR-V compute support all year and that's ongoing with not yet having reached mainline Mesa. That effort has been largely worked on by Karol Herbst and Rob Clark, both open-source GPU driver developers at Red Hat. There has also been other compute-motivated open-source driver/infrastructure work out of Red Hat like Jerome Glisse's ongoing kernel work around Heterogeneous Memory Management (HMM). There's also been the Radeon RADV driver that Red Hat's David Airlie co-founded and continues contributing significantly to its advancement. And then there has been other graphics/compute contributions too with Red Hat remaining one of the largest upstream contributors to the ecosystem.

Endless OS Switching To The BFQ I/O Scheduler For More Responsive Linux Desktop

While Con Kolivas' kernel patch series decided to do away with BFQ support, the GNOME-aligned Endless OS Linux distribution has decided to do the opposite in move from CFQ as the default I/O scheduler over to BFQ. Endless OS has decided to switch to the BFQ (Budget Fair Queuing) I/O scheduler since it prioritizes interactive workloads and should make for a better experience for its users particularly when applications may be upgrading in the background. During heavy background I/O, Endless found that their launch time of LibreOffice went from taking 16 seconds with CFQ to just three seconds when using BFQ. Other tests were also positive for improving the interactivity/responsiveness of the system particularly during heavy background I/O. Read more