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GNOME 3.38.6 Desktop Environment Released with Various Bug Fixes

Thursday 6th of May 2021 03:36:00 PM
The GNOME Project release today GNOME 3.38.6 as the sixth maintenance update to the GNOME 3.38 desktop environment series, addressing various bugs and updating translations.

Nitrux 1.4 Is One of the First Distros to Support Linux Kernel 5.12

Thursday 6th of May 2021 02:21:40 PM
Uri Herrera from the Nitrux project announced the release of Nitrux 1.4 as the latest ISO release of this Debian-based and KDE oriented GNU/Linux distribution for the masses.

How to Manipulate Filenames Having Spaces and Special Characters in Linux

Thursday 6th of May 2021 01:07:19 PM
We come across files and folders name very regularly. In most of the cases file/folder name are related to the content of the file/folder and starts with number and characters. Alpha-Numeric file name are pretty common and very widely used, but this is not the case when we have to deal with file/folder name that has special characters in them.

Multisite WordPress Cluster Auto Installation

Thursday 6th of May 2021 11:52:59 AM
If you have multiple standalone WordPress websites, then it’s a good idea to go with WordPress multisite network. Multisite WordPress installation allows you to create and manage multiple WordPress websites from a single dashboard. This way, you can edit and update all of your websites from a single place. You can also install and activate plugins and themes for multiple sites at once. RoseHosting Cloud platform provides an easier way to deploy an auto-scalable WordPress Multisite cluster in a single click.

What Google v. Oracle means for open source

Thursday 6th of May 2021 10:38:39 AM
Google v. Oracle has finally concluded in a sweeping 6-2 decision by the US Supreme Court favoring Google and adding further clarity on the freedom to use application programming interfaces (APIs). Software developers can benefit from this decision.

How to Install Latest LibreOffice in Linux Desktop

Thursday 6th of May 2021 09:24:19 AM
LibreOffice is an open-source and much powerful personal productivity office suite for Linux, Windows & Mac, that provides feature-rich functions for word documents, data processing, spreadsheets, presentation, drawing, Calc, Math, and much more.

Trying out Phosh shell on PinePhone and openSUSE Tumbleweed

Thursday 6th of May 2021 08:22:47 AM
During my time with Phosh on PinePhone and openSUSE Tumbleweed, I have stumbled on a couple of issues that made clear that the experience still needed some polish. The parts that are developed for Phosh are designed well. You can see that the experience is optimized for those parts. Scrolling is relatively smooth. The general design direction is clean and functional.

How to hide a backdoor in AI software – such as a bank app depositing checks or a security cam checking faces

Thursday 6th of May 2021 07:21:15 AM
Neural networks can be aimed to misbehave when squeezed. Boffins in China and the US have developed a technique to hide a backdoor in a machine-learning model so it only appears when the model is compressed for deployment on a mobile device.…

StarBook Mk V Linux Laptop Is Now Available for Pre-Order

Thursday 6th of May 2021 06:19:43 AM
StarLabs’ StarBook Mk V Linux laptop is now available for pre-order with 11th Gen Intel CPUs, up to 64GB RAM, Thunderbolt 4 support, and up to 11 hours battery life.

Debian 11 Bullseye - New Features, Changes, and Release Update

Thursday 6th of May 2021 05:18:11 AM
We summarize the changes, updates, and new features of the Debian 11 Bullseye operating system, which is under development.

Microsoft's Edge browser for Linux hits the Beta Channel... if you're into that kind of thing

Thursday 6th of May 2021 04:16:39 AM
Add yet another Chromium browser to your collectionMicrosoft's Edge browser has taken another step to stability on Linux with the addition of the operating system to its Beta Channel.…

Static and dynamic IP address configurations for DHCP

Thursday 6th of May 2021 03:15:07 AM
IP address configurations are critical, but what is the difference between static and dynamic addressing, and how does DHCP come into play?

Linux patches

Thursday 6th of May 2021 02:13:35 AM
The Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board, which is made up of top Linux kernel developers, reports on what was found in its complete examination of University of Minnesota patches.

How to keep files and directories synchronized across different devices using syncthing on Linux

Thursday 6th of May 2021 01:12:03 AM
Syncthing is defined as a continuous file synchronization program: it can be used to keep files and directories synchronized across different devices or “nodes”. The application uses TLS as encryption method, and it is, together with its protocol, free and open source software.

How to Export and Import VirtualBox Virtual Machines

Thursday 6th of May 2021 12:10:31 AM
Exporting and Importing feature is available in all the virtualization software you use. This feature will be very useful when you want to copy and launch a configured VM from one machine to another machine.

Drop telnet for OpenSSL

Wednesday 5th of May 2021 11:08:59 PM
The telnet command is one of the most popular network troubleshooting tools for anyone from systems administrators to networking hobbyists. In the early years of networked computing, telnet was used to connect to a remote system. You could use telnet to access a port on a remote system, log in, and run commands on that host.read more

HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini Desktop PC – Multiple Operating Systems – Week 5

Wednesday 5th of May 2021 10:07:27 PM
This week’s blog looks at some of the ways you can run programs from different operating systems on the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini Desktop PC. We examine hardware virtualization, dual booting, as well as using a compatibility layer.

Introducing the Fedora i3 Spin

Wednesday 5th of May 2021 09:05:55 PM
Fedora 34 features the brand new i3 Spin created by the Fedora i3 S.I.G. This new spin features the popular i3wm tiling window manager. This will appeal to both novices and advanced users who prefer not to use a mouse, touchpad, or other pointing device to interact with their environment. The Fedora i3 spin offers […]

Real Linux on a Smartphone: PinePhone and openSUSE Tumbleweed

Wednesday 5th of May 2021 07:51:35 PM
Why is that phone so special? My wife asked me. I was exited like a child with my shiny new toy: the PinePhone KDE Community Edition. For me this was a very exiting event. I was very curious how the PinePhone would feel in real life. I expected it to be very plastic feeling. It did feel that way, but it didn’t feel cheap. It was well constructed.

First Look: elementary OS 6 Enters Beta with New Installer, Dark Theme, and More

Wednesday 5th of May 2021 06:37:15 PM
The elementary OS developers announced the beta version of the upcoming elementary OS 6 “Odin” operating system, which has been in development for the past nine months.

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  • Hans de Goede: Changing hidden/locked BIOS settings under Linux

    This all started with a Mele PCG09 before testing Linux on this I took a quick look under Windows and the device-manager there showed an exclamation mark next to a Realtek 8723BS bluetooth device, so BT did not work. Under Linux I quickly found out why, the device actually uses a Broadcom Wifi/BT chipset attached over SDIO/an UART for the Wifi resp. BT parts. The UART connected BT part was described in the ACPI tables with a HID (Hardware-ID) of "OBDA8723", not good. Now I could have easily fixed this with an extra initrd with DSDT-overrride but that did not feel right. There was an option in the BIOS which actually controls what HID gets advertised for the Wifi/BT named "WIFI" which was set to "RTL8723" which obviously is wrong, but that option was grayed out. So instead of going for the DSDT-override I really want to be able to change that BIOS option and set it to the right value. Some duckduckgo-ing found this blogpost on changing locked BIOS settings.

  • Test Day:2021-05-09 Kernel 5.12.2 on Fedora 34

    All logs report PASSED for each test done and uploaded as prompted at instruction page.

  • James Hunt: Can you handle an argument?

    This post explores some of the darker corners of command-line parsing that some may be unaware of. [...] No, I’m not questioning your debating skills, I’m referring to parsing command-lines! Parsing command-line option is something most programmers need to deal with at some point. Every language of note provides some sort of facility for handling command-line options. All a programmer needs to do is skim read the docs or grab the sample code, tweak to taste, et voila! But is it that simple? Do you really understand what is going on? I would suggest that most programmers really don’t think that much about it. Handling the parsing of command-line options is just something you bolt on to your codebase. And then you move onto the more interesting stuff. Yes, it really does tend to be that easy and everything just works… most of the time. Most? I hit an interesting issue recently which expanded in scope somewhat. It might raise an eyebrow for some or be a minor bomb-shell for others.

  • 10 Very Stupid Linux Commands [ Some Of Them Deadly ]

    If you are reading this page then you are like all of us a Linux fan, also you are using the command line every day and absolutely love Linux. But even in love and marriage there are things that make you just a little bit annoyed. Here in this article we are going to show you some of the most stupid Linux commands that a person can find.

China Is Launching A New Alternative To Google Summer of Code, Outreachy

The Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS) in cooperation with the Chinese openEuler Linux distribution have been working on their own project akin to Google Summer of Code and Outreachy for paying university-aged students to become involved in open-source software development. "Summer 2021" as the initiative is simply called or "Summer 2021 of Open Source Promotion Plan" is providing university-aged students around the world funding by the Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences to work on community open-source projects. It's just like Google Summer of Code but with offering different funding levels based upon the complexity of the project -- funding options are 12000 RMB, 9000 RMB, or 6000 RMB. That's roughly $932 to $1,865 USD for students to devote their summer to working on open-source. There are not any gender/nationality restrictions with this initative but students must be at least eighteen years old. Read more

Kernel: Linux 5.10 and Linux 5.13

  • Linux 5.10 LTS Will Be Maintained Through End Of Year 2026 - Phoronix

    Linux 5.10 as the latest Long Term Support release when announced was only going to be maintained until the end of 2022 but following enough companies stepping up to help with testing, Linux 5.10 LTS will now be maintained until the end of year 2026. Linux 5.10 LTS was originally just going to be maintained until the end of next year while prior kernels like Linux 5.4 LTS are being maintained until 2024 or even Linux 4.19 LTS and 4.14 LTS going into 2024. Linux 5.10 LTS was short to begin with due to the limited number of developers/organizations helping to test new point release candidates and/or committing resources to using this kernel LTS series. But now there are enough participants committing to it that Greg Kroah-Hartman confirmed he along with Sasha Levin will maintain the kernel through December 2026.

  • Oracle Continues Working On The Maple Tree For The Linux Kernel

    Oracle engineers have continued working on the "Maple Tree" data structure for the Linux kernel as an RCU-safe, range-based B-tree designed to make efficient use of modern processor caches. Sent out last year was the RFC patch series of Maple Tree for the Linux kernel to introduce this new data structure and make initial use of it. Sent out last week was the latest 94 patches in a post-RFC state for introducing this data structure.

  • Linux 5.13 Brings Simplified Retpolines Handling - Phoronix

    In addition to work like Linux 5.13 addressing some network overhead caused by Retpolines, this next kernel's return trampoline implementation itself is seeing a simplification. Merged as part of x86/core last week for the Linux 5.13 kernel were enabling PPIN support for Xeon Sapphire Rapids, KProbes improvements, and other minor changes plus simplifying the Retpolines implementation used by some CPUs as part of the Spectre V2 mitigations. The x86/core pull request for Linux 5.13 also re-sorts and better documents Intel's increasingly long list of different CPU cores/models.

  • Linux 5.13 Adds Support For SPI NOR One-Time Programmable Memory Regions - Phoronix

    The Linux 5.13 kernel has initial support for dealing with SPI one-time programmable (OTP) flash memory regions. Linux 5.13 adds the new MTD OTP functions for accessing SPI one-time programmable data. The OTP are memory regions intended to be programmed once and can be used for permanent secure identification, immutable properties, and similar purposes. In addition to adding the core infrastructure support for OTP to the MTD SPI-NOR code in Linux 5.13, the functionality is wired up for Winbond and similar flash memory chips. The MTD subsystem has already supported OTP areas but not for SPI-NOR flash memory.

Why I Think Flutter Doesn’t Deserve a Place on the Linux Desktop

When Google announced that they were bringing their Flutter UI Toolkit to Linux, there were a lot of mixed reactions. Some thought this would revolutionize desktop Linux, others thought it would increase reliance on Google. But with the amount of fragmentation between different Linux projects (especially when it comes to the UI), do we really want or need another UI Toolkit? Read more