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How GNOME uses Git

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 01:22:53 PM
“What’s your GitLab?” is one of the first questions I was asked on my first day working for the GNOME Foundation—the nonprofit that supports GNOME projects, including the desktop environment, GTK, and GStreamer. The person was referring to my username on GNOME’s GitLab instance.

PostgreSQL 12 boosts open source database performance

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 12:08:33 PM
Widely used open source PostgreSQL database platform gets a major update providing users with new SQL query capabilities for JSON and improved performance.

Dmesg Command in Linux

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 10:54:13 AM
The dmesg command allows you to view and control the kernel ring buffer. It can be very useful when troubleshooting kernel or hardware issues.

Linux wget command Help and Examples

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 09:39:53 AM
Wget has lots of features and capabilities to make it easy to retrieve large files from the internet, recursive downloads, or mirroring entire website or FTP sites.

The OpenStack Train keeps chugging on

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 08:25:33 AM
SUSE may be leaving OpenStack, but the project has lots of customers and it[he]#039[/he]s getting ready to release its 20th version: Train.

Akademy 2019 Talks Videos

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 07:11:13 AM
We now have the Akademy 2019 videos ready for you to enjoy, see the previous summary of talks on the dot for some inspiration on what to watch. The talk schedule has the full list.

How To Create Custom Ubuntu Live CD Image Using Cubic

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 05:56:52 AM
Cubic, stands for Custom Ubuntu ISO Creator, is a GUI application to create a customized bootable Ubuntu Live CD (ISO) image.

Three ways to Send Email from Ubuntu Command Line

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 04:42:32 AM
In this article, we will describe three ways through which you can send email on the Ubuntu command line. We have run the commands and procedures mentioned in this article on a Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system.

How to use the APT command on Ubuntu/Debian Linux systems ?

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 03:28:12 AM
APT is one of the most frequently used commands in Ubuntu ( and Debian family hereafter ) . APT stands for Advanced Package Tool and is used as a package management (i.e. updating, adding or removing) utility. APT allows you to upgrade an entire set of softwares, applications and packages with a single command ( oftentimes, this will require root level permissions to execute it ).

How to install Ntopng Network Monitor on Debian 10

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 02:13:51 AM
Ntopng is a free, open-source and very useful network monitoring tool that can be used to monitor network traffic in real-time. It is a high-performance, low-resource and next generation version of the original ntop based on libpcap.

3 Ways Of Installing Tor Browser On Linux

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 12:59:31 AM
Tor Browser, previously known as Tor Browser Bundle, is a web browser that protects your privacy while you are surfing the Internet. It's a modified version of Mozilla Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release) that includes TorButton, TorLauncher, NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere Firefox extensions, and the Tor proxy.

13 Methods to Find the File System Type on Linux (Ext3, Ext4 or XFS)

Monday 14th of October 2019 11:45:11 PM
2DayGeek: This tutorial allows you to determine file system type on Linux.

Introducing Regular Expressions

Monday 14th of October 2019 10:30:51 PM
Regular expressions don't have to invoke anxiety and fear, although they do for many of us. This part one of four articles takes you from basic globbing to using basic regular expressions. #EnableSysadmin by @LinuxGeek46

A Guide to running a Reverse proxy for HTTP(S), SSH and MySQL/MariaDB using NGINX

Monday 14th of October 2019 09:16:31 PM
This guide will walk you through the installation and configuration of NGINX to allow for the running of multiple physical servers, virtual machines or a combination of both behind a single public-facing IP Address.

Microsoft Teams: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Monday 14th of October 2019 08:02:11 PM
Why Teams is a key product despite its frustrations - and yes, a Linux client is on the way. Analysis Microsoft continues to plug Teams as the "fastest growing application" in the company's history, though it is not sold separately, only as a feature of Office 365 (there is also a free version). At the same time, there are major feature gaps that are only now being plugged, and it is not easy to manage. What is the attraction?…

starship – elegant cross-shell prompt at your fingertips

Monday 14th of October 2019 06:47:51 PM
By default, the configuration for Bash on popular distributions identifies the user name, hostname, and the current working directory. I recently reviewed Liquid Prompt, an intelligent and non-intrusive prompt for Bash and zsh. starship is an alternative to Liquid Prompt. The software aims to show information you need while you’re working, yet being unobtrusive as possible.

Valve will bring out 'Remote Play Together' to give online support to local multiplayer games

Monday 14th of October 2019 05:33:30 PM
The Steam pipes are leaking over at Valve again, as an upcoming feature called Remote Play Together is coming during the week of October 21.

How to make a Halloween lantern with Inkscape

Monday 14th of October 2019 04:19:10 PM
The spooky season is almost here! This year, decorate your haunt with a unique Halloween lantern made with open source! Typically, a portion of a lantern[he]#039[/he]s structure is opaque to block the light from within. What makes a lantern a lantern are the parts that are missing: windows cut from the structure so that light can escape. While it[he]#039[/he]s impractical for lighting, a lantern with windows in spooky shapes and lurking silhouettes can be atmospheric and a lot of fun to create.

My Linux story: I grew up on PC Magazine not candy

Monday 14th of October 2019 03:04:50 PM
This Linux story begins with a kid reading about Linux in issues of PC Magazine from his childhood home in Costa Rica. Today, he's a passionate member of the global Linux community.

Pros and cons of event-driven security

Monday 14th of October 2019 01:50:30 PM
Great news, everyone! Forrester Research says that 95% of all recorded breaches in 2016 came from only three industries: government, technology, and retail. Everyone else is safe... ish, right?

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Aaeon launches M.2 and mini-PCIe based AI accelerators using low-power Kneron NPU

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