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Nginx vs Apache: Which Serves You Best in 2019?

Saturday 19th of January 2019 08:04:19 AM
Both Apache and Nginx power almost 85% of the websites today. We pitted them against each other to see which web server software will serve you best in 2019.

How to Install Microsoft PowerShell 6.1.1 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Saturday 19th of January 2019 06:09:57 AM
Microsoft has recently introduced a snap package for PowerShell. This major advancement allows Linux users/admins to install and run the latest version of PowerShell in fewer steps explained in this article.

How to Install Visual Studio Code on Debian 9

Saturday 19th of January 2019 04:15:35 AM
Visual Studio Code is a free and open source cross-platform code editor developed by Microsoft. It has a built-in debugging support, embedded Git control, syntax highlighting, code completion, integrated terminal, code refactoring and snippets. Visual Studio Code functionality can be extended using extensions.

The definitive guide to MongoDB security

Saturday 19th of January 2019 02:40:55 AM
Picture this: you are all ready to pack up and head home after a tiring day at work, but just as you are about to shut down, this pops up:read more

LF – A Nifty Terminal File Manager For Linux Systems

Saturday 19th of January 2019 01:06:15 AM
2DayGeek: LF stands for List File is a nifty terminal file manager for Linux systems which was written in Go Language.

How to Install the Official Slack Client on Linux

Friday 18th of January 2019 11:31:35 PM
Slack is an extremely popular way for teams to collaborate and communicate online. Learn how to install the offical Slack client on Linux.

Get started with WTF, a dashboard for the terminal

Friday 18th of January 2019 09:56:55 PM
There seems to be a mad rush at the beginning of every year to find ways to be more productive. New Year's resolutions, the itch to start the year off right, and of course, an "out with the old, in with the new" attitude all contribute to this. And the usual round of recommendations is heavily biased towards closed source and proprietary software. It doesn't have to be that way.Here's the sixth of my picks for 19 new (or new-to-you) open source tools to help you be more productive in 2019.read more

How to replace Windows 7 with Linux Mint

Friday 18th of January 2019 08:22:15 PM
VIDEO: Windows 7 has less than a year of supported life left. If you really, really don[he]#039[/he]t like Windows 10, it[he]#039[/he]s time to consider running Linux Mint instead.

CNC milling with open source software

Friday 18th of January 2019 06:00:15 PM
I'm always looking for new projects to create with my 3D printer. When I recently saw a new design for a computer numeric code (CNC) milling machine that mostly uses 3D printed parts, I was intrigued. When I saw that the machine works with open source software and the controller is an Arduino running open source software, I knew I had to make one.read more

MellowPlayer – multi-platform cloud music integration

Friday 18th of January 2019 04:49:15 PM
MellowPlayer offers a web view of various music streaming services with integration with your desktop. It was developed to provide a Qt alternative to Nuvola Player.

Kubernetes security: 4 tips to manage risks

Friday 18th of January 2019 01:16:54 PM
Use these strategies to avoid missteps in work with containers and orchestration

How to Install HandBrake Video Converter on Ubuntu

Friday 18th of January 2019 12:02:34 PM
The Handbrake trans-coder is a free, open source and cross-platform solution for you to convert common media files from one format to another. In this article, we will show two ways to install the Handbrake on a Ubuntu system.

Fedora Classroom: Getting started with L10N

Friday 18th of January 2019 10:48:14 AM
Fedora Classroom sessions continue with an introductory session on Fedora Localization (L10N). The general schedule for sessions is available on the wiki, along with resources and recordings from previous sessions.

GNOME Software Package Manager to Feature Better Flatpak Support for GNOME 3.32

Friday 18th of January 2019 09:33:53 AM
GNOME Software, the app used for installing, updating, and removing software from your GNOME-based GNU/Linux operating system, will get a major revamp in functionality for the upcoming GNOME 3.32 desktop environment.

How to Use Tail Command in Linux

Friday 18th of January 2019 08:19:33 AM
Tail command prints last N number of lines from the given file. Tail command is complimentary of head command. This command mostly used to monitor log files which are changing continuously in real time.

Bash shell utility turns 5.0

Friday 18th of January 2019 07:05:13 AM
A few months prior to celebrating the 30th birthday of the Bash command language interpreter, the GNU Project has released Bash 5.0, featuring bug fixes and new shell variables. As we look forward to the release of Linux Kernel 5.0 in the coming weeks, we can enjoy another venerable open source technology reaching the 5.0 […]

Oracle exec: Open-source vendors locking down licences proves 'they were never really open'

Friday 18th of January 2019 05:50:53 AM
'They used to be seen as the good guys, and Oracle was the bad guy'. So that means... everyone is the bad guy now?Open-source vendors that haven't already switched to less permissive licences will do so this year as the move to the cloud threatens their business models, a senior Oracle exec has said.…

How to Install Matomo Web Analytics on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Friday 18th of January 2019 04:36:32 AM
Matomo (formerly Piwik) is a free and open source web analytics application for web servers. This tutorial will show you how to install Matomo on a Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system using Nginx as the web server and we will secure the website with a Let's Encrypt SSL certificate.

Ditching Out-of-Date Documentation Infrastructure

Friday 18th of January 2019 03:22:12 AM
Long ago, the Linux kernel started using 00-Index files to list thecontents of each documentation directory. This was intended to explain whateach of those files documented. Henrik Austad recently pointed out thatthose files have been out of date for a very long time and were probablynot used by anyone anymore. This is nothing new. Henrik said in his postthat this had been discussed already for years, "and they have since thengrown further out of date, so perhaps it is time to just throw them out."

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OpenSUSE/SUSE: SLES for SAP and Christian Boltz Introduced

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications support update
    SUSE has announced effective December 1, 2018, two changes to its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for SAP Applications product. SLES for SAP Applications now includes support for a given service pack for 4.5 years with the regular subscription while the basic codestream is general available and itself fully maintained. This change reflects the request from clients to align OS upgrades with hardware life cycles. To explain this a bit further, this change affects SLES for SAP Applications 12 and 15 code streams. SLES for SAP Applications 11 is at the end of the general availability already, therefore SLES for SAP Applications 11 SP4 is the last service pack. If clients choose to stay on SLES for SAP Applications 11, then they will need to purchase LTSS to ensure ongoing support. This is especially true for clients that run SAP HANA 1 workloads on IBM Power Systems servers in Big Endian mode.
  • 2018-2019 openSUSE Board Elections: Meet incumbent Christian Boltz
    With two weeks to go until the ballots open on Monday, February 4, 2019, openSUSE News and the Elections Committee are running a “meet your candidates” series. Questions were sent out to the seven Candidates. The questions and answers will appear in the News, one Candidate each day, in alphabetical order.

ArchLabs Refresh Release, 2019.01.20

Gidday ArchLabbers, Happy New Year. With the new year comes an ISO refresh. All changes are listed at the change-log. If you encounter any issues, please post them at the forum. Also, ArchLabs related bugs need to be raised at BitBucket. Read more

Programming: Homebrew 1.9, JBoss EAP, Python, Qt and Inclusion

  • Homebrew 1.9 Adds Linux Support, Auto-Cleanup, and More
    The latest release of popular macOS package manager Homebrew includes support for Linux, optional automatic package cleanup, and extended binary package support. Linux support, merged from the Linuxbrew project, is still in beta and will become stable in version 2.0. It also enables the use of Homebrew on Windows 10 systems with the Windows Subsystem for Linux installed. Auto-cleanup is meant to optimize disk space occupation by removing all intermediate data that Homebrew generates when installing packages. This can be a significant amount when Homebrew actually builds the packages from sources instead of just installing binaries. Auto-cleanup is opt-in by setting the HOMEBREW_INSTALL_CLEANUP. This behaviour will become opt-out in version 2.0, where you will be able to set the HOMEBREW_NO_INSTALL_CLEANUP environment variable to disable auto-cleanup.
  • Streamline your JBoss EAP dev environment with Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces: Part 1
  • Counteracting Code Complexity With Wily - Episode 195
    As we build software projects, complexity and technical debt are bound to creep into our code. To counteract these tendencies it is necessary to calculate and track metrics that highlight areas of improvement so that they can be acted on. To aid in identifying areas of your application that are breeding grounds for incidental complexity Anthony Shaw created Wily. In this episode he explains how Wily traverses the history of your repository and computes code complexity metrics over time and how you can use that information to guide your refactoring efforts.
  • Qt Visual Studio Tools 2.3.1 Released
    The Qt VS Tools version 2.3.1 has now been released to the Visual Studio Marketplace.
  • Ben Cotton: Inclusion is a necessary part of good coding
    Too often I see comments like “some people would rather focus on inclusion than write good code.” Not only is that a false dichotomy, but it completely misrepresents the relationship between the two. Inclusion doesn’t come at the cost of good code, it’s a necessary part of good code. We don’t write code for the sake of writing code. We write code for people to use it in some way. This means that the code needs to work for the people. In order to do that, the people designing and implementing the technology need to consider different experiences. The best way to do that is to have people with different experiences be on the team. As my 7th grade algebra teacher was fond of reminding us: garbage in, garbage out.

Graphics: Vega, Radeon, Wayland on BSD

  • Vega 10 & Newer Getting More Fine-Grained PowerPlay Controls On Linux
    With the upcoming Linux 5.1 kernel cycle, discrete Radeon graphics cards based on Vega 10 and newer will have fine-grained controls over what PowerPlay power management features are enabled and the ability to toggle them at run-time. Queued into the work-in-progress AMDGPU code for the eventual Linux 5.1 kernel cycle is now a ppfeatures for sysfs. This new "ppfeatures" file on sysfs will allow for querying the PowerPlay features state and toggling them individually. This includes features like GFXOFF (the ability to turn off the graphics engine when idling), automatic fan control, LED display for GPU activity, the dynamic power management state for the various blocks, and other features. Up to now the PowerPlay features couldn't be toggled individually but just a blanket enable/disable.
  • AMD Radeon 7 Will Have Day One Linux Support
    Linux gamers shouldn't see a repeat performance of the Radeon RX 590 situation.
  • Wayland Support On The BSDs Continuing To Improve
    While Wayland was designed on and for Linux systems, the BSD support for Wayland and the various compositors has continued improving particularly over the past year or so but it's still a lengthy journey. In a little more than one year, the FreeBSD Wayland support has been on a steady rise. It's looking like this year could even mark the KDE Wayland session for FreeBSD potentially getting squared away. Besides KDE, the GNOME Wayland work for FreeBSD has advanced a bit and is available in some FreeBSD Ports but there has been some complications around libinput and its Linux'isms. Details on the current state of Wayland-related components in FreeBSD is drafted at the FreeBSD Wiki.