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What You Need to Know about the Sysrv-K Cryptomining Botnet in Less than a Minute

Wednesday 18th of May 2022 03:31:10 PM
Last Friday, Microsoft announced that they have discovered a new botnet that exposes both Windows and Linux computers and web servers to new threats. The botnet, known as Sysrv-K, takes advantage of unpatched computers by installing cryptocurrency miners.

How to Use YUM/DNF Command with a Proxy Server

Wednesday 18th of May 2022 02:16:49 PM
Direct internet access is not permitted in the majority of corporate networks. So, if we need to get something from the internet, we must go through some proxy servers. This guide will show you how to set a proxy for the YUM/DNF package manager so that you may be able to install and update packages from remote repositories.

How to Install ONLYOFFICE Docs on Ubuntu for ARM

Wednesday 18th of May 2022 01:02:29 PM
ONLYOFFICE Docs is an open-source office suite distributed under GNU AGPL v3.0. It comprises web-based viewers and collaborative editors for text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms compatible with OOXML formats.

Percona launches management system aimed at open-source databases

Wednesday 18th of May 2022 11:48:09 AM
Open-source database services biz Percona has confirmed general availability of a database management platform initially targeted at PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MongoDB. Dubbed Percona Platform, the company's first product will be available as a subscription service aiming to bring together the management of three open-source databases under a single system.

How to use Screen Command on Linux

Wednesday 18th of May 2022 10:33:48 AM
Screen is a very useful command which gives us the ability to use multiple Shell(SSH) Sessions from a single SSH session. It means you do not need to explicitly open different SSH sessions to perform multiple operations parallelly.

Inkscape adds multi-page support with v1.2 update

Wednesday 18th of May 2022 09:19:28 AM
"This is one of the features that Inkscapers have been clamoring for over the past few years," the team acknowledged, and the functionality works well. It's possible to create standard or custom-sized pages in the same document, give them names, arrange them, and export them.

Top 10 Best GNOME Extensions in 2022 With a Bonus List

Wednesday 18th of May 2022 08:05:08 AM
A list of 10 finest GNOME Extensions in 2022 which you can try in Ubuntu, Fedora and other Linux distributions. Take a look.

Linux Administration: Ubuntu Linux Tutorial for Beginners

Wednesday 18th of May 2022 06:50:48 AM
Linux is a multi-user system that serves as a reliable open-source system for desktops, and servers. Linux is the most widely used open-source Operating System (OS). In this article, we will be using Ubuntu Server Version to learn to use Linux using Commands.

Rocky Linux 8.6 Is Now Available for Download, Based on RHEL 8.6

Wednesday 18th of May 2022 05:41:51 AM
The Rocky Linux developers announced today the release and general availability of Rocky Linux 8.6 as the latest stable version of this enterprise-ready, CentOS Linux 8 alternative based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Hardening in the enterprise: SUSE releases Rancher 2.6.5 and NeuVector 5.0

Wednesday 18th of May 2022 04:27:31 AM
SUSE acquisition Rancher is growing up, with a decidedly enterprise-friendly 2.6.5 release and version 5.0 of NeuVector. SUSE appears to be increasingly becoming the container company, and used this year's EU Kubecon event to make its first release of NeuVector since it open-sourced the container security platform earlier this year.

Software Freedom Conservancy wins big step forward for open-source rights

Wednesday 18th of May 2022 03:13:11 AM
The Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC), a non-profit organization that promotes open-source software and defends the free software General Public License (GPL), recently sued major TV vendor Vizio for abusing the GPL with its Linux-based SmartCast OS. Vizio replied that the SFC had no right to ask for the source code. On May 13, however, the SFC succeeded in federal court with its motion to have its lawsuit against Vizio remanded back to Superior Court in Orange County, CA.

Umount Command in Linux

Wednesday 18th of May 2022 01:58:51 AM
Learn about umount command in Linux to unmount Filesystem. It detaches a filesystem from the file system hierarchy of Linux.

Travel off the grid and still send emails with putmail

Wednesday 18th of May 2022 12:44:30 AM
In "normal times" my wife and I travel a lot. And as anyone who similarly travels a lot knows, connectivity can be very expensive. We were recently on a cruise and the "Premium" ship-board internet cost upwards of $200 for the full 7 days, and even then it had all the drawbacks of satellite internet in terms of speed and congestion. So to make my life easier, I set up offlineimap to download my mail, dovecot to let me use an IMAP client to read my mail, and msmtp to send mail from my various accounts. I covered much of this setup in 2020, and the rest is documented in many places online.

Nordic Semiconductors offers low cost nRF5340 optimized for Bluetooth LE Audio products

Tuesday 17th of May 2022 11:30:10 PM
Last week, Nordic Semiconductors introduced an Audio Development Kit (DK) equipped with their own nRF5340 System on Chip (SoC) and nPM1100 Power Management IC. Additionally, the nRF4340 Audio DK implements the Cirrus Logic’s CS47L63 high performance DAC and differential output driver enhanced for external loads (headphones w/ mono-only and direct speaker output).

4 ways you can preserve the Earth's livability with open source

Tuesday 17th of May 2022 10:15:50 PM
Earth's uniqueness in creating a stable environment for life in a completely hostile space is a miracle. Various life forms have taken billions of years to build up the natural resources humans depend on, such as a protective atmosphere, fertile soil, stable weather, and clean drinking water.

GPL legal battle: Vizio told by judge it will have to answer breach-of-contract claims

Tuesday 17th of May 2022 09:01:30 PM
The Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) has won a significant legal victory in its ongoing effort to force Vizio to publish the source code of its SmartCast TV software, which is said to contain GPLv2 and LGPLv2.1 copyleft-licensed components.

How to Build and Install a Custom Kernel on Ubuntu

Tuesday 17th of May 2022 08:06:43 PM
Compiling your own custom Linux kernel allows you to extract the most of your hardware and software. Learn how to install one in Ubuntu today.

The sad state of Linux desktop diversity: 21 environments, just 2 designs

Tuesday 17th of May 2022 07:05:11 PM
As a mainstream desktop OS, Linux is doing better than ever. The Year of Linux on the Desktop came some time ago, and it is ChromeOS (Chromebooks were outselling Macs until recently). But there's a problem – there is almost no diversity of design.

The Linux Foundation Initiates “World of Open Source” Research Series

Tuesday 17th of May 2022 06:42:06 PM
The Linux Foundation, a global nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today launches the World of Open Source research series with its initial focus on the European community. The initiative will be championed by LF Research in collaboration with several European distribution and research partners. Furthermore, key executives of the Linux Foundation and partners will be speaking at KubeCon in Valencia, Spain this week as they kickstart the research series and meet with the extended open source and cloud native communities.

Inkscape 1.2 Released with Support for Multi-Page Documents, Numerous Enhancements

Tuesday 17th of May 2022 05:40:34 PM
Inkscape 1.2 has been released today as the latest update to this open-source, free, and cross-platform SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) editor for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows systems bringing numerous enhancements and new features.