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Wrap it before you tap it? No, say Linux developers: 'GPL condom' for Nvidia driver is laughed out of the kernel

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 08:28:45 AM
Facebook's man told: 'OK, now you are just trolling us'. Linux devs have dismissed a proposed patch to the kernel that would only work with a Nvidia driver, motivating a second patch that will prevent disguised use of proprietary code in GPL modules.…

Ubuntu 20.10 “Groovy Gorilla” Artwork by Sylvia Ritter Looks Astonishing, Made with Krita

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 07:14:25 AM
Talented concept artist Sylvia Ritter continues the Ubuntu codename inspired artwork series and published today an astonishing artwork inspired by the upcoming Ubuntu 20.10 “Groovy Gorilla” operating system.

Install Blender 3D on Debian 10 (Buster)

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 06:00:05 AM
Blender is an integrated 3d suite for modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback (games). This article describes adding/removing and launching the Blender application on Debian.

LunarG releases new Vulkan SDK with DirectX Shader Compiler for Linux and more

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 04:45:44 AM
LunarG have today, August 4 2020, released a new and enhanced version of their Vulkan SDK (software development kit).

Red Hat changes certification rules in response to the coronavirus pandemic

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 03:31:24 AM
Unfortunately, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, it's harder than ever to take the tests you need to get or keep a certification. Red Hat, the Linux and cloud power, has an answer. Red Hat is extending your soon to expire certifications and has launched a new online certification testing program for its top four certifications.

Creating and debugging Linux dump files

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 02:17:04 AM
Crash dump, memory dump, core dump, system dump … all produce the same outcome: a file containing the state of an application's memory at a specific time—usually when the application crashes.Knowing how to deal with these files can help you find the root cause(s) of a failure. Even if you are not a developer, dump files created on your system can be very helpful (as well as approachable) in understanding software.This is a hands-on article, and can you follow along with the example by cloning the sample application repository with:read more

Collabora Office 6.4 Brings Outstanding MS Office Interoperability, LTS Support

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 01:02:43 AM
Collabora Productivity launched today the Collabora Office 6.4 office suite, a major release of their enterprise-ready, LibreOffice-based office and productivity suite for desktop, mobile and the cloud.

Add a repo and install a package the Ansible way

Tuesday 4th of August 2020 11:48:23 PM
How to add package repositories and install packages on many hosts by using Ansible.

Linux Kernel 5.8 is Here. This is What's New

Tuesday 4th of August 2020 10:34:03 PM
A brand new Linux Kernel 5.8 is announced by Linus Torvalds. This kernel release is mostly a big release in terms of hardware, graphics, and other updates.

How to Install Apache Solr on Ubuntu 20.04

Tuesday 4th of August 2020 09:19:43 PM
Apache Solr is a scalable, reliable, and fault-tolerant NoSQL search tool written in Java and released under an OpenSource license. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Apache Solr 8.6 on Ubuntu 20.04.

How to Display Specific Lines of a File in Linux Command Line

Tuesday 4th of August 2020 07:59:01 PM
Here are several ways to display specific lines of a file in Linux command line.

How To Access Linux Partitions From Windows 10

Tuesday 4th of August 2020 06:44:41 PM
This guide explains how to access Linux partitions from Windows 10 and transfer the data from Linux partitions to Windows using Linux reader.

Use your favorite programming language to provision Infrastructure as Code

Tuesday 4th of August 2020 05:30:20 PM
As you navigate the world of IT and technology, there are some terms you come across repeatedly. Some of them are hard to quantify and may take on different meanings as time goes on. "DevOps" is an example of a word that seems (to me) to change depending on the person using it; the original DevOps pioneers might not even recognize what we call DevOps today.read more

Meet Super Container OS, a Debian-Based Live Distro with a Built-In Container Engine

Tuesday 4th of August 2020 04:16:00 PM
I told you I love new projects, right? Well, today I have a brand-new distro that I’d like to introduce you to, called Super Container OS, and targeted at developers who want to run containerized apps.

BunsenLabs Linux Lithium Release Hits Stable, Based on Debian Buster

Tuesday 4th of August 2020 03:01:40 PM
After more than two years in development, BunsenLabs Linux Lithium release has finally hit the stable channel today for this OpenBox-based and lightweight Debian GNU/Linux derivative, a continuation of the acclaimed CrunchBang Linux.

Do math in the Linux shell with GNU bc

Tuesday 4th of August 2020 01:47:20 PM
Most POSIX systems come with GNU bc, an arbitrary precision numeric processing language. Its syntax is similar to C, but it also supports interactive execution of statements and processing data from standard in (stdin). For that reason, it's often the answer to the question, "How do I do math in the Linux shell?" This style of response is common online:read more

How to Install CouchDB on Ubuntu 20.04

Tuesday 4th of August 2020 12:33:00 PM
Apache CouchDB is a free and open-source NoSQL database developed by the Apache Software Foundation. It can be used as a single-node or clustered database. CouchDB server stores its data in named databases, which contains documents with JSON structure. Each document consists of a number of fields and attachments. Fields can include text, numbers, lists, booleans, more. This article covers the steps of installing the latest version of CouchDB on Ubuntu 20.04.

Vesta Control Panel – Simple Yet Powerful Control Panel For Linux

Tuesday 4th of August 2020 11:18:40 AM
cPanel web hosting is easier to set up and manage. Users who are not familiar with Linux servers can easily maintain servers using cPanel, a GUI control panel for web servers.

Why I use Ingress Controllers to expose Kubernetes services

Tuesday 4th of August 2020 10:04:19 AM
The meteoric rise of containerization and microservices has been necessary to meet the growing demand for applications, but getting it right means overcoming some critical network orchestration challenges. Out of the complexities that developers of cloud-native applications face, strategically utilizing Kubernetes ingress controllers is among the most difficult components to understand—and among the most important.

GNU Linux-Libre 5.8 Kernel Arrives for Those Seeking 100% Freedom for Their PCs

Tuesday 4th of August 2020 08:49:59 AM
Alexandre Oliva announced today the general availability of the GNU Linux-libre 5.8 kernel for those seeking 100% freedom for their personal computers.

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Stable Kernels: 5.7.14, 5.4.57, 4.19.138, and 4.14.193

  • Linux 5.7.14
    I'm announcing the release of the 5.7.14 kernel. All users of the 5.7 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 5.7.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-5.7.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: https://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-s...

  • Linux 5.4.57
  • Linux 4.19.138
  • Linux 4.14.193

Ubuntu Kylin Point Release Boosts Desktop Performance by 46%

More than 418 updates, tweaks, and other improvements have been made to the uniquely styled desktop environment and distro since the release of Ubuntu Kylin 20.04 back in April. And as with the Ubuntu 20.04 point release Ubuntu Kylin’s refreshed installer image comes with all of those enhancements wrapped up, ready to go, out of the box — no lengthy post-install upgrades required. Read more

Open source is more than code: Developing Red Hat Satellite documentation upstream

The code base for Satellite begins upstream and moves downstream. Until recently, the Satellite documentation did not follow the same journey. In this post, I will outline what has been happening with Satellite documentation over the last year and how this benefits both the Foreman community and Red Hat Satellite users. The Foreman and Katello projects are the upstreams of Red Hat Satellite. The discussions and contributions that take place in the vibrant upstream community help shape the Red Hat Satellite code base. Red Hat’s open source and community strategy has made Red Hat Satellite a robust and flexible product that can manage complex management workflows. Read more

Android Mirroring App ‘Scrcpy’ Improves Shortcuts, Clipboard Support

Scrcpy v1.15 picks up the ability to forward ctrl and shift keys to your handset. Why is that useful? Because it means you can now use familiar keyboard shortcuts on your device in apps that support them, e.g., ctrl + t to open a new browser tab in a browser. This nifty addition is also able to pass ctrl + c and ctrl + v to Termux, if you use it. It also supports text selection easier using shift + → and similar. With the ctrl key now in use for shortcuts Scrcpy now uses the left alt or left super key as its shortcut modifier. Don’t like this? It can be changed. Read more